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Student-athletes make Fall Academic All-Conference Team

Thirty-six Elon University students received Southern Conference recognition for their superior academic performance and participation in at least half of their squads' fall competitions.

Elon University placed 36 student-athletes from six sports on the Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team, the conference announced Monday. Over the 2013 calendar year, Elon has tallied 83 academic all-conference honorees.

Three hundred and twenty-nine student-athletes from across the conference earned academic all-league accolades this fall, the second-highest number of honorees in SoCon history. This fall, there were at least 22 representatives from each of the 11 SoCon schools participating in men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball.

To be eligible, student-athletes must have carried at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA entering the fall season and were required to compete in at least half of their teams' competitions. In addition, student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.

The league's women's soccer programs provided the most academic all-conference members with 93, followed by football with 62 and women's cross country with 55.

Elon's 2013 Fall Academic All-Conference Honorees:

Football
Jacob Ingle
John Loughery
Thomas McGuire
Austin Sowell
Dennis Wagner

Men's Cross Country
Ben Perron
Ari Rothschild

Men's Soccer
Mark Berlin
James Brace
Nathan Dean
Miguel Salazar
Jason Waterman
Matt Wescoe

Volleyball
Megan Gravely
Kris Harris
Ana Nicksic
Maggie Reichard

Women's Cross Country
Sabina Bains
Elyse Bierut
Haylee Dawe
Jenny Gallagher
Erin Macbeth
Brennan McDavid
Amanda Parker
Kaitlin Snapp
Kaitlin Stober
Ellie Taff

Women's Soccer
Samantha Burch
Nicole Dennion
Raychel Diver
Kim Gardner
Taylor Glenn
Julie Hibberd
Bethany Houpt
Kate Murphy
Chelsey Stark

Eric Townsend,
Staff
12/17/2013 9:30 AM