CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) -- The University of Central Arkansas athletic department had another outstanding spring in the classroom, placing 89 student-athletes on the Southland Conference Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll announced Tuesday.
To qualify for the Honor Roll, student-athletes must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the competing semester. The spring honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field.
UCA had 18 student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA led by women's basketball player Megan Herbert, who posted a perfect GPA in nutrition. Herbert, a senior from Rogers, Ark., became the fourth player in conference history to earn first-team all-conference honors all four seasons and was only one of two players in Southland history to win player of the year at least three times.
UCA sophomore men's golfer Pep Angles led the way for the men, earning a 3.63 in business administration. The Barcelona, Spain, native, led the Bears to a second-place finish in the conference tournament while earning SLC Golfer and Student-Athlete of the Year honors.
UCA's student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs for the spring semester include: Andy Couture (baseball); Courtney Duever, Megan Herbert (women's basketball); Wes Harris (men's golf); Kelsie Armstrong, Amy Gunnells, Stephanie Lasley (softball); Jacob Luckett, Albert Maeder, Grant Miller, Kenneth Stice (men's track); Brooke Cassar, Jordan Chadwick, Courtney Efurd, Mackenzie Johnson, Abbie Linna, April Martin, Erika Setzler (women's track).
The Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll acknowledges participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll is released within 30 days at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, recognizing student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA. Student-athletes, nominated by their respective academic advisors, must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs.
This year's list boasts 10 student-athletes of the year, nine players of the year and a total of 154 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the spring semester.