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The Mountaineers placed 33 student-athletes on the SoCon's fall academic all-conference team; second-most in the conference.
Courtesy: Appalachian State Athletics
Appalachian Places 33 on Academic All-SoCon Team
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Friday 01/04/2013 (ET)

SPARTANBURG, S.C.- Appalachian State University placed 33 student-athletes on the Southern Conference fall academic all-conference team, announced the league office. The team is comprised of 302 student-athletes, who represent the 12 Southern Conference institutions.

In order to qualify, student-athletes must hold a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average entering the fall season and are required to compete in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded fall campaign. Additionally, student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.

The Mountaineers were led by eight student-athletes from women's soccer. Football and men's soccer both posted seven to the team, while women's cross country followed with five. Men's cross country and volleyball each added three.

The league's women's soccer programs accounted for the greatest number of academic all-conference members with 79, followed by football, who added 58, and women’s cross country with 51.

Among member institutions, Wofford led the conference with 37 student-athletes named to the academic all-conference team. Appalachian State finished just behind with 33 members, edging just ahead of Elon's 32 honorees.

2012 Appalachian State Academic All-Conference Members


Yr. Hometown Sport GPA Major
Michael Washington Jr. High Point, N.C. Football 3.77 Architectural Design
Graham Fisher So. Waynesville, N.C. Football 3.72 Business
Logan Hallock  So. Ferguson, N.C. Football 3.59 Physical Education
Karl Anderson So. Clay, Ala. Football 3.50 Communications/Broadcasting
Troy Sander Sr. Chester, S.C. Football 3.47 Health Promotion
Adam Scott Jr. Greensboro, N.C. Football 3.36 Criminal Justice
Ian Barnard Jr. Norcross, Ga. Football 3.32 Management
Ashton Smith So. Huntington, W. Va Men's Cross Country 3.94 Music Industry Studies
Christopher Garrett So. Garner, N.C. Men's Cross Country 3.86 Chemistry
Kyle McFoy R-Fr. Newark, Del. Men's Cross Country 3.32 Chemistry
Kayla Schneider R-So. Charlotte, N.C. Women's Cross Country 3.85 Nursing
Amanda Hamilton Sr. Cary, N.C. Women's Cross Country 3.77 Healthcare Management
Allison Cook Jr. Raleigh, N.C. Women's Cross Country 3.61 Graphic Design
Shelby Williams R-Fr. Brandon, Fla. Women's Cross Country 3.56 Exercise Science
Sarah Williamson Sr.  Charlotte, N.C Women's Cross Country 3.37 Healthcare Management
Patrick Harrow So. Davidson, N.C. Men's Soccer 3.86 Undecided
Walker White Jr.  Frisco, TX Men's Soccer 3.78 Economics
Harrison Delbridge Jr. Raleigh, N.C. Men's Soccer 3.70 Communications
Stanley Broaden So. Wilmington, N.C. Men's Soccer 3.67 Exercise Science
Ryan Lavigne Sr. San Diego, Calif. Men's Soccer 3.58 Criminal Justice
Kristian Lee-Him So. Pickering, Ontario Men's Soccer 3.54 Management
Nathanael Latigue Sr. Apex, N.C. Men's Soccer 3.38 Building Science
Nicole Steyl So. Charlotte, N.C. Women's Soccer 3.93 Commuications Disorders
Meggie Graham Sr. Marietta, Ga. Women's Soccer 3.81 Accounting
Hannah Coad Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. Women's Soccer 3.80 Nursing
Amy Werdine Jr. Tampa, Fla. Women's Soccer 3.73 Communications
Samantha Neill Jr. New Lenox, Ill. Women's Soccer 3.57 Community & Regional Planning
Sonia Sanchez Jr. Houston, Tx. Women's Soccer 3.57 Geology
Taylor Dunlap Sr. Fenton, Mich. Women's Soccer 3.45 Health Promotion
Grace McCall So. Cary, N.C. Women's Soccer 3.37 Business
Lauren Gray So. Round Rock, Tx. Volleyball 3.90 Public Relations
Courtney Rhein Sr. York, Pa. Volleyball 3.37 Management
Lauren Brown Jr. Overland Park, Kan. Volleyball 3.32 Electronic Media Broadcasting


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