17 Student-Athletes Named to SoCon Winter All-Academic Team
Women's Basketball senior Amy Mohr
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

Seventeen student-athletes were named to the 2007-08 Southern Conference Winter Academic All-Conference Team.


The list features a total of 137 student-athletes from five winter semester sports and all 11 Southern Conference schools.  It requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 to qualify.  Additionally, a student-athlete must have participated in at least one-half of their sport’s contests from the past season to gain eligibility.


Headlining Chattanooga’s qualifying student-athletes are five individuals with GPAs of 3.80 or greater, including a 4.0 by senior Amy Mohr of women’s basketball, a 3.93 by sophomore Michael Danehy of men’s indoor track and a 3.91 by senior Amanda Alexander of the women’s indoor track team.  Senior Michael Mentz of the men’s indoor track team finished with a 3.82 GPA, while men’s basketball junior Zach Ferrell placed with a 3.80.


As a group, UTC’s women’s indoor track team led the way, placing six members on the All-Academic team, while women’s basketball placed four and men’s indoor track qualified three.  Men’s basketball and wrestling each had two student-athletes make the team.


Individually, Mohr was one of only four SoCon student-athletes to post a perfect 4.0, joining fellow women’s basketball player Jessica Geiger of Georgia Southern and a pair of women’s indoor track athletes in The Citadel’s Jodi Whittle and UNC Greensboro’s Jess Weber.


The Southern Conference’s women’s indoor track teams placed the most student-athletes on the team with a total of 62 while 32 of the conference’s women’s basketball players were named.  As an institution, Chattanooga placed second with 17 student-athletes behind Western Carolina’s 22 qualifiers.



2007-08 Southern Conference Academic All-Conference Team


Women’s Indoor Track (6)

Student-Athlete                       Major                                          Hometown

Amanda Alexander                  Psychology                                Nashville, Tenn.

Nettie Halcomb                       Mechanical Engineering             Kelso, Tenn.

Sabrina LeFort                        Health & Human Performance  Timmons, Ontario, Canada

Kathleen Turchin                     Nursing                                       Sugar Hill, Ga.

Shelley Taylor                         Elementary Education               Cohutta, Ga.

Emmie Stuart                          Undeclared                                 Brentwood, Tenn.


Women’s Basketball (4)

Student-Athlete                       Major                                          Hometown

Amy Mohr                                Biology                                       Cumming, Ga.

Tagan Hatchett                       Health & Human Performance  Acworth, Ga.

LaCondra Mason                    Health & Human Performance  Chattanooga, Tenn.

Kristen Spann                         Business                                    Lawrenceburg, Tenn.


Men’s Indoor Track (3)

Student-Athlete                       Major                                          Hometown

Michael Danehy                      Undeclared                                 Morristown, Tenn.

Michael Mentz                         Biology                                       Bloemfontein, South Africa

Kevin Huwe                             Mechanical Engineering             Murfreesboro, Tenn.


Men’s Basketball (2)

Student-Athlete                       Major                                          Hometown

Zach Ferrell                             Business                                    Nashville, Tenn.

Stephen McDowell                  Finance (Graduated Dec.)         Indianapolis, Ind.


Wrestling (2)

Student-Athlete                       Major                                          Hometown

Javier Maldonado                    Pedagogy                                   Kissimmee, Fla.

Stephen Hromada                   Education (Masters)                  Wheatley Heights, N.Y.


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