Mississippi University for Women’s Athletics had 30 of its fall sports student-athlete earn United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-Academic Team honors during the recently-completed fall championships last weekend. That brought to 34 – including men’s and women’s golf (which completed its championships in October) – the total number of Owls earning academic accolades from the USCAA for the fall season.

To earn the USCAA All-Academic award, student-athletes must have completed 24 credits prior to their season (i.e.- sophomore-seniors) and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better.

“I am very proud of all of our fall sports student-athletes,” The W Director of Athletics Jennifer Claybrook said. “And I salute our coaches and staff for instilling that academics are of the highest priority in the NCAA Division III philosophy, with a balance that includes athletics and outside activities, as well.

“These academic achievements are even more significant when you realize that equates to 37 percent of our fall-sport athletes carrying a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better. As a director of athletics, nothing makes me happier than that type of dedication to excellence in the classroom.”

Those honored this past weekend at the USCAA Championships included members of the Owls’ men’s and women’s soccer teams, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball. The list of honorees included:

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (1): Jacob Vickers.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (2): Lillian Ergle; Aziyah Mcghee.

MEN’S SOCCER (3): Jacob Vickers; Pedro Santana; Tres Ray.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (12): Layla Wilson; Lizzie Truelock; Mickie Palfreman; Adrianna Parsons; Millie Mask; Olivia Clark; Molly Moore; Lindsey Moyle; Liz Holland; Becca Gregory; Seline Decoteau; Kendry Crabtree.

VOLLEYBALL (12): Llayne Skinner; Karmen McCrory; Micaela Hudgins; Zoe Hansen; Olivia Eubanks; Amonie Silas; Jasmine Kelly; Camryn Johnson; Maddy Suggs; Hannah Duran; Abby Fields; Sydney Horel.

Nov. 16, 2022
Dave Beyer

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