UMO Celebrates National STUDENT-Athlete Day

UMO Celebrates National STUDENT-Athlete Day

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