BANNER ELK, N.C. – 12 members of the Lees-McRae College cycling teams were named to USA Cycling's 2016 Academic All-Stars the organization announced recently. The honorees were separated into three disciplines: Track, Mountain and Cyclo-cross. Two Bobcats, Samuel Dobrozsi and Jack Perry, were named in both the Mountain and Cyclo-cross groups. A complete list of the LMC athletes that were honored are listed below.
Connor Simmons – Track
Evan Christenson – Mountain
Samantha Croft – Mountain
Samuel Dobrozsi – Mountain, Cyclo-cross
Stacey Hyslop – Mountain
Jake Kahn – Mountain
Emma Klingaman – Mountain
Jack Perry – Mountain, Cyclo-cross
Quinn Reeves – Mountain
Will Hardin – Cyclo-cross
Alec Hoover – Cyclo-cross
Ashlyn Woods – Cyclo-cross
In order to achieve Academic All-Star status, athletes must have attended a USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship in the specified term for that honor and have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the semester or term during which the national championship event falls (or the preceding term in the case of cyclocross). The names of these athletes will be published by USA Cycling in January and June of each year.
The Bobcats will open their road season this Sunday when it takes part in the Hincapie Series in Greenville, S.C.