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07/31/2013

More Than Half of Winthrop Student-Athletes on Big South Honor Roll

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 Winthrop – with 57.25 percent of student-athletes on the honor roll – was among eight conference schools with more than 50 percent of its student-athletes to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (based on a 4.0 scale) for the recently completed academic year.
 Winthrop President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock said she is pleased to see that Winthrop student-athletes continue to be conference role models in the classroom, as well as in the community service arena.

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President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Winthrop University placed 146 of its 255 student-athletes on the prestigious Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll to rank fourth of 12 member schools for the 2012-13 academic year, league officials said Tuesday.

Winthrop – with 57.25 percent of student-athletes on the honor roll – was among eight conference schools with more than 50 percent of its student-athletes to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better (based on a 4.0 scale) for the recently completed academic year. As a conference, 1,773 out of 3,560 student-athletes (49.80 percent) achieved honor roll recognition.

Winthrop President Jayne Marie (Jamie) Comstock said she is pleased to see that Winthrop student-athletes continue to be conference role models in the classroom, as well as in the community service arena. The Eagle athletes captured the league's Kallander Cup for outstanding community service last fall for a fourth consecutive year. “Our student-athletes learn important lessons about discipline, perseverance, teamwork and sportsmanship,” Comstock said. “Year in and out, student-athletes stand among our most successful graduates.”

Big South Conference officials said the league prides itself on the academic accomplishments of its student-athletes. “To have eight member institutions above 50 percent and nearly half of all student-athletes make the Presidential Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year is a reflection of the outstanding individuals in the conference and their priorities,” said Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander.

Winthrop typically places among the top schools in the conference with its honor roll listings. "My congratulations go out to our student-athletes for their exceptional performance in the classroom, and also to our coaches and academic staff for the support and encouragement they provide,” said Winthrop Athletics Director Tom Hickman.

Winthrop’s listing of student-athletes who earned the Big South Presidential Honor Roll distinction is available on the conference’s website, www.BigSouthSports.com.

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