The Southern Conference announced its 2008-09 Winter Academic All-Conference team today, and the Chattanooga Mocs scored 16 representatives on the squad. To be eligible, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season and must have competed in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded campaign.
Chattanooga junior distance runner David Moore, the eighth-place finisher in the 3,000-meter run at the 2009 SoCon Indoor Track and Field Championships, led the way with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Chris Berry, Kevin Huwe and Michael Danehy also represented the men’s indoor track & field team.
The women’s indoor track & field team had eight representatives - the most of any Mocs squad - including Jordyn Radke, Anneli Uys, Sabrina Lefort, Emily Stuart, Shelley Taylor, Meredith White, Tara Gietema and Monika Groppe.
Tagan Hatchett and LaCondra Mason from the Lady Mocs basketball team also earned recognition. Zach Ferrell represented the men’s basketball program while Tyler Roberson was selected from the wrestling squad.
A total of 160 student-athletes, representing all 12 Southern Conference institutions, were named to the team. The 160 student-athletes, which participated in men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and men’s and women’s indoor track and field, averaged a 3.54 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
The Mocs had the third highest total of Academic All-SoCon selections, following Western Carolina (23) and Appalachian State (21). A total of 103 indoor track and field athletes were honored (45 men, 58 women), in addition to 39 from women’s basketball.
This is the seventh year that the Southern Conference has named an Academic All-Conference Team by season. A complete list of honorees for the entire conference is attached to this story.