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Florence, Ala. – The University of North Alabama had seven student-athletes selected for the 2013 Academic All-Gulf South Conference spring squads and placed 37 on the GSC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
UNA had two baseball players, two men’s tennis players, one golfer, one softball player and one women’s tennis player named to the all-academic teams.
To be eligible for consideration for Academic All-GSC honors, a student-athlete must have maintained a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or important contributor on their respective team. Freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for consideration. The GSC Academic Honor Roll includes all student-athletes, regardless of class or transfer status, who have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
Seniors Andrew Almon and Josh Cyr were named to the Academic All-GSC Baseball team. Almon, a Florence, Ala., native, earned the honor for the second straight year. He has maintained a 3.76 cumulative grade point average in Chemistry and is also a two-year starter at third base for the Lions. Cyr, from Huntsville, was also a first-team All-GSC selection in 2013. A four-year starter for the Lions at first base, Cyr has a 3.21 cumulative GPA in Exercise Science.
Sophomore Trent Alexander of Florence was named to the Academic All-GSC Men’s Golf team. Alexander was also a first-team All-GSC pick in 2013 in his first season with the Lions. He has a 3.33 GPA in Marketing.
Junior outfielder Shelby Goodman of Bolivar, Tenn., was selected for the Academic All-GSC women’s softball team with a 3.85 GPA in Exercise Science. Goodman hit .346 this season with 51 runs scored and 35 runs batted in.
UNA players named to the Academic All-GSC Men’s Tennis team are junior Aliaksei Kavalenka of Minsk, Belarus and senior Mirko Sommerfeld of Dormagen, Germany. Kavalenka has a 3.69 GPA in Management, while Sommerfeld has a 3.82 GOPA in Marketing. Kavalenka played No. 2 singles for the Lions in 2013, while Sommerfeld was No. 3.
UNA senior Mackenzie Bishop of Florence was named to the Academic All-GSC Women’s Tennis team for the second straight year. Also a first-team All-GSC selection in 2013, Bishop has a 3.69 GPA in Secondary Education.
Of UNA’s 37 players named to the GSC Academic Honor Roll, 15 were from the Lions’ softball team, 12 from the baseball team, four each from men and women’s tennis and two from the golf team.
Courtesy UNA Media Relations