Chanticleers Lead Sun Belt 1A FAR Academic Excellence Awards with 12


Nov. 30, 2017

CONWAY - The Sun Belt Conference released its list of 1A FAR Academic Excellence Awards Thursday, a group of 52 student-athletes, and Coastal Carolina led the way with 12 honorees.

Recipients must have graduated in the past academic year with at least a 3.80 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at an FBS institution in a sport sponsored by an FBS conference.

The 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives Association Awards recognized more than 600 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) student-athletes that received the honor, including the 52 Sun Belt student-athletes. The award was established by the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives to recognize student-athlete academic achievement.

“On behalf of the Sun Belt Conference and its 12 outstanding universities, I would like to congratulate these student-athletes on their academic achievements and accomplishments – both on the fields and courts of competition and more importantly in the classroom. These student-athletes exemplify the wide majority of all the student-athletes who participate in sports and under the Sun Belt umbrella,” said Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson.

“Please join me in congratulating these outstanding student-athletes at our member institutions, who have excelled not only in their sport but also in the classroom. They set a strong example for the many student-athletes in the Sun Belt Conference who study and compete at our member institutions, and are a model for what higher education is all about,” said Alan Hauser, Sun Belt Conference 1A FAR liaison from Appalachian State.

The award was given to 644 student-athletes nationally: 161 men and 483 women.

Coastal Carolina 1A FAR Academic Excellence Award Recipients

Rebecca Austin Early Childhood Education Women's Soccer
Marie Babayan Communications Women's Tennis
Barbora Bakova Business Marketing Women's Golf
Tahleia Bishop Interdisciplinary Studies Volleyball
Olivia Carlton Accounting Women's Basketball
Romane Dlay Communications Women's Tennis
Melanie Flatter Early Childhood Education Women's Soccer
Emma Kroger Exercise & Sport Science Women's Track and Field
Francesco Migliano Economics Men's Tennis
Sebastian Schneider Business Management Men's Tennis
Brittany Temple Political Science Women's Soccer
Kyla van Graan Business Management Women's Track and Field



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