This year marks the 30th celebration of National STUDENT-Athlete Day. National STUDENT-Athlete Day honors student-athletes who find the balance between academic and athletic achievement. This day recognizes the positive aspects of athletics and student-athlete contributions in society.
National STUDENT-Athlete Day is generally recognized April 6 nationwide but can be celebrated throughout the months of March and April at NCAA colleges and universities. The day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and who give back to their community through service projects.
National STUDENT-Athlete Day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) with partnership from the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations. NCAA involvement began in 1994.
"We are happy to showcase our student-athletes who are excelling in their sports, community, and in the classroom," said Associate Director of Athletics LaToya Lindsey.
There were 19 National STUDENT-Athlete Day Scholar-Athletes honored for each Mount Olive sport. Each sport has a student-athlete with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be a starter and/or a significant contributor on the team and must also be at least a sophomore. The group holds an average GPA of 3.646.
Cheerleading - Kayla Fisher
Baseball - Ricky Surum
Softball - Anna Ingram
Women's Volleyball - Casey Fiechter
Men's Volleyball - Robert Poole
Men's Cross Country - Adam Craig
Women's Cross Country - Amanda Tanner
Men's Track & Field - Nick Greyno
Women's Track & Field -Alexis McNeil
Men's Golf - Harry Bayley
Women's Golf - Julia Kaeding
Women's Soccer - Jocelyn Yurchak
Men's Soccer - Erik Anton Lund
Men's Lacrosse - Nick Correra
Women's Lacrosse - Nichole Galletti
Men's Tennis - Jacob Clarke
Women's Tennis - Nicole La Chappelle
Women's Basketball - Kiara Jones
Men's Basketball - Emmanuel Patton