Poole Named Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

Poole Named Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

Mount Olive, N.C. – University of Mount Olive men's volleyball junior Robert Poole has been named the 2017 Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's volleyball, as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee. The award is presented annually to a student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.

A native of Enfield, England, Poole was named first-team all-Conference Carolinas after amassing 317 kills, 3.48 per set, and a program-record 54 service aces as the Trojans advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game. Nationally, Poole finished the season ranked fourth in aces per set, 14th in attacks per set and points per set, and 15th in kills per set. A double-major in biology and chemistry, he was also named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll and Academic All-Conference Carolinas teams, as well as being named CoSIDA Academic All-District.

Candidates are submitted by each member institution from each of the conference's twenty sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one year and have reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on the four-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's first, second, or third all-conference team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.