SFA Places 63 on SLC's Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll
Jan. 22, 2007
FRISCO, Texas - Sixty-three of SFA's student-athletes have been named to the Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Fall Honor Roll, announced the league office Monday afternoon. Out of 12 conference schools, SFA placed the second most students on the honor roll. Presented by CapitalOne Bank, the honor roll recognizes student-athletes who competed in league championship sports during the fall semester and maintained a 3.0 semester grade point average while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
SFA football had 23 student athletes named to the honor roll. Academic all-conference honoree Cory Long was one of the 23 students along with first-team All-SLC quarterback Danny Southall and second-team center Taylor Cobb to earn a spot on the list.
Cross country placed 16 runners, including 10 seniors, on the commissioner's list. The honor roll included all-conference picks Julian Acuna, Chance Edwards and Marc Farris.
The SLC's Soccer Newcomer of the Year, Lauren Fricks, who also earned a second-team academic all-conference pick, led the list of 14 Ladyjacks. First-team academic all-conference Amanda Alders, who was also named first-team All-SLC, and senior first-team academic All-SLC Shahin Pabani also earned spots on the honor roll.
The 2006 SLC champion Ladyjack volleyball team placed nine players on the commissioner's honor roll, including student-athlete of the year and first-team All-SLC pick Traci Rohde. Setter of the year JJ Jones and all-conference picks Lauren Railey and Shelly Swendig were also named.
The 63 student-athletes who participate in fall sports and earned a spot on the commissioner's honor roll are just a fraction of SFA's 186 Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks who earned at least a 3.0 grade point average during the fall semester.
To add to SFA's success in the classroom, six former student-athletes walked across the stage in December to receive their diplomas. The list includes Kim Branch (women's basketball), Crystal Chang (track and field), Aaron Kinkade (football), Lee Lara (softball), Scott Reid (track and field), and Kendria Smith (women's basketball).