GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A total of 228 Furman student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll, which the league released today.
Furman's 228 selections represent the 20 intercollegiate sports offered by the university and approximately 54 percent of all team participants.
The academic honor roll originated in 1988-89, when SoCon athletic directors established the award as a way to recognize the league's outstanding student-athletes. The academic honor roll consists of student-athletes who participated in varsity sports at member institutions and posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher, were eligible the entire academic year, and were members of the final squad lists.
Seven Paladins garnered perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the 2016-17 school year: Matthew Quarles (baseball/mathematics), Terry Robinson (football/communication studies), Brock Baker (men's cross country/track and field/Spanish), Jacqueline Bendrick (women's golf/biology), Rose Hull (women's soccer/psychology), Lauren Pinion (women's soccer/physics), and Danni Vines (women's tennis/undeclared).
Forty one Paladins garnered SoCon Commissioner's Medals, which were accorded student-athletes sporting GPAs of 3.8 or better. This standard was raised from 3.5 beginning in 2015-16.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information