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14 Mocs Earn Winter Academic All-SoCon Honors
Senior Chris Berry
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga put 14 student-athletes on the 2011-12 Winter Academic All-Southern Conference team, the league office announced today.  The Winter Academic All-SoCon team is made up of representatives from men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, and wrestling.

Chris Berry (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), a senior on the track & field team, was one of 16 individuals in the league to have a 4.0 cumulative g.p.a.  He was joined on the Academic All-SoCon squad by teammates Mark Cole (McKenzie, Tenn.), Lucas Cotter (Collierville, Tenn.), John Gilpin (Nashville, Tenn.), Nathan Wanuch (Missiauga, Ontario), Drew Austell (Memphis, Tenn.), and Emmanuel Kirwa (Kapsabet, Kenya).   

To be eligible, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season and were required to compete in at least one-half of their team's competitions during the recently-concluded campaign. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.

Kayla Christopher (Oliver Springs, Tenn.)  and Taylor Hall (New Tazewell, Tenn.) represented the women's basketball team while Dean Pavlou (Cleveland, Tenn.) and Brandon Wright (Germantown, Tenn.) were named from the wrestling squad. 

The women's track & field team had three honored, including Morgan Buchanan (Johnson City, Tenn.), Kathryn Stuart (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Tara Gietema-Berry (Knoxville, Tenn.).

Name Year Hometown Sport GPA Major
Mark Cole Jr. McKenzie, Tenn.  Men's Indoor Track & Field  3.85  Biochemistry 
Lucas Cotter Jr,  Collierville, Tenn.  Men's Indoor Track & Field   3.84  Accounting 
John Gilpin So.  Nashville, Tenn.  Men's Indoor Track & Field   3.80  Undecided 
Nathan Wanuch So.  Missiauga, Ontario.  Men's Indoor Track & Field   3.66  Health & Human Performance 
Drew Austell So.  Memphis, Tenn.  Men's Indoor Track & Field   3.33  Health & Human Performance
Chris Berry Sr.  Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Men's Indoor Track & Field   4.00  M.B.A. 
Emmanuel Kirwa Sr.  Kapsabet, Kenya  Men's Indoor Track & Field   3.31  Psychology 
Kayla Christopher Jr.  Oliver Springs, Tenn.  Women's Basketball 3.47  Health & Human Performance  
Taylor Hall So.  New Tazewell, Tenn.  Women's Basketball 3.74  Undecided 

Morgan Buchanan

Jr.  Johnson City, Tenn.  Women's Indoor Track & Field 3.96  Education 
Kathryn Stuart Jr.  Brentwood, Tenn.  Women's Indoor Track & Field   3.87  English 
Tara Gietema-Berry Sr.  Knoxville, Tenn.  Women's Indoor Track & Field  3.71  Business 
Dean Pavlou Jr.  Cleveland, Tenn.  Wrestling  3.61  Exercise Science 
Brandon Wright Sr.  Germantown, Tenn.  Wrestling  3.33  Business 

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