FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- A record 76 individuals representing 61 percent of Meredith College student-athletes were named to the 2017 USA South All-Academic team as announced Monday from the conference office. The field of honorees represent each of Meredith's eight varsity sports of basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
The 1,684 athletes across the 16-member league who earned recognition mark the most in USA South history.
A student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average in each of the two semesters of a given academic year to be eligible. Any student-athlete participating at any conference institution is eligible, thus the participant does not have to compete in a conference-sponsored sport.