Charlotte, N.C. – Presbyterian College had 183 student-athletes, or 63.54 percent, named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, as announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon.
PC had 12 student athletes finish the academic year with a 4.0 grade point average, with women’s soccer, softball and men’s and women’s tennis each having two such student athletes. Women’s soccer players Abby Jones and Kelsey Yeager, softball’s Jenna Harris and Kelsie Sanchez, women’s tennis players Brittany Nuttall and Katie Thompson and men’s tennis players Ben Kelley and Diego Manzanas. Women’s basketball (Janie Miles), football (Ryan Brown), lacrosse (Amanda Lindsey), and men’s soccer’s (Jonathan Turnley) also finished with 4.0 GPA’s. Miles and Turnley made the 4.0 list in 2015-16 as well.
PC and Winthrop finished as the top softball teams as each finished with 16 members on the Presidential Honor Roll.
The Blue Hose raised their numbers in 2016-17 from the 2015-16 school year in both categories. In the 2015-16 school year 172 athletes made the Honor Roll, 2016-17 they had 183. PC had eight student athletes finish with 4.0’s in 2015-16, they increased that number to 12 this year.
Presbyterian College also finished the year as one of seven Big South schools to have 60 percent or better make the Presidential Honor Roll list. The conference as a whole had 59.69 percent of its student-athletes make the list.
To be named to the Presidential Honor Roll, student-athletes must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better for the recently-completed academic year.