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