ROME, Ga.--The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2018-2019 Academic All-Conference Team. This season found 1,441 student-athletes earning Academic All-Conference honors, including 32 from Decatur.
A student-athlete must have earned a 3.30 GPA in each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. This is an increase from a 3.0 GPA which had been the minimum requirement. Any student-athlete participating at any Conference institution is eligible thus the participant does not have to compete in a Conference-sponsored sport. Additionally, beginning with this academic year, any student-athlete earning a 3.9 GPA or above earned the All-Academic honor "With Distinction".
Six Scotties received honor with distinction, five of which graduated this past May. Jessica Costero (Miami, Fla.), Isabelle Eiden (Chicago, Ill.), Nicole Gilkeson (Atlanta, Ga.), Bella Kammerer (Mt. Sterling, Ky.), Emma Olson (Austin, Texas) and Aina Stratton (Lake Toxaway, N.C.) all reached the 3.90 plateau.
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