Newest Honor for Rhodes Student-Athletes Boasts Academic Achievement
Publication Date: 8/22/2006
Rhodes College ranks third (out of 10 institutions) for the total number of student-athletes named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Academic Honor Roll over a nine-year period. “This is a credit to our faculty and coaches in their support of student-athletes achieving academically while participating in a varsity sport,” says Rhodes Director of Athletics Mike Clary. “Per capita student-athlete, Rhodes ranks first in the number of student-athletes named to the SCAC Honor Roll.”
SCAC began recognizing the academic accomplishments of its athletes in the fall of 1997. To qualify, an athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the term and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a sport sponsored by the conference. In nine years, Rhodes has 1,245 student-athletes making the SCAC All-Academic Honor Roll.
SCAC is comprised of Austin College of Sherman, Texas; Centre College of Danville, Kentucky; Colorado College of Colorado Springs, Colorado; DePauw University of Greencastle, Indiana; Hendrix College of Conway, Arkansas; Millsaps College of Jackson, Mississippi; Oglethorpe University of Atlanta, Georgia; Rhodes College of Memphis, Tennessee; The University of the South of Sewanee, Tennessee; Southwestern University of Georgetown, Texas; and Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas.