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The Making of a "Student" Athlete

The Making of a "Student" Athlete

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As the 2017-18 season winds down the Converse College Athletic Department would like to show special recognition and appreciation to all Valkyries' student-athletes on a successful season, not only in competition, but in the classroom as well. A record eight teams boasted a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the academic year, led by the golf team, who turned in an impressive 3.4.

Converse Volleyball just missed the top spot, garnering a team GPA of 3.34, while swimming, fresh off being named to an unprecedented ninth straight CSCAA Scholar All-America Team, finished third overall with a 3.21. Tennis and soccer turned in an impressive 3.2 to capture a tie for fourth. Acro and Tumbling, XC/Track, and Lacrosse were separated by just two-hundredths of a point as each squad finished above the 3.0 mark with a 3.07, 3.06, and 3.05, respectively.

Overall, the Valkyries placed 217 members on the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018. In addition, 23 athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Academic All-Conference Team for their respective sports.