Centenary Student-Athlete Accomplishments

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While Centenary certainly had a successful year on the playing fields and on the court, the Ladies and Gents also made sure they emphasized the student part of student-athlete.
First and foremost, besides being one of the most feared hitters in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball, Michael Schimpf achieved many academic accomplishments for the College as well. In May, the recent Centenary graduate became the First College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic First Team AllAmerican in school history.
If that was not enough, he further made history when in July, he found out he received the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship. Schimpf is believed to be the first recipient in school history of this
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However, the academic accomplishments by the Ladies and Gents athletes do not end there. In lists released by both the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and Midwest Independent Conference, 95 Centenary Student-Athletes in 2016-17 Conference Academic Honor Roll.
For a student-athlete to be named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll for the winter or spring, they have to finish the spring 2017 term with a 3.25 GPA or higher (the fall semester for soccer and volleyball players). For gymnasts to be recognized by the MIC, they needed to complete the fall 2016 term with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Shane Edmondson (Gents soccer and tennis) received distinction from the SCAC in both semesters.
“This recognition by the Southern Collegiate Athletic and Midwest Independent Conferences of nearly half of our student-athletes is testimony to their dedication to their academic programs and the support of the coaching staff and faculty of the college,” said Centenary Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dr. Bob Bunnell. “We are very proud of the culture of academic excellence that is a part of our athletic
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