High Point, N.C. – Conference Carolinas announced the 2019 Spring Scholar Athletes of the Year, as voted on by the Student-Athlete Affairs Committee. This prestigious award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance both on the field and in the classroom. Southern Wesleyan had one winner for the 2018-19 year as Claire Page walked away with the title for the second straight year.
Candidates are submitted by member institutions for each of the conference's twenty-three sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have been named Academic All-Conference, which entails having attended their member institution for at least one year and having reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's First, Second, or Third All-Conference Team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season. This spring's class of honorees holds an impressive average GPA of 3.80.
Women's Golf Award Winner
Claire Page - Southern Wesleyan University
In her final season, Claire Page made a lasting mark in the Warriors' record books, shooting a new best single round score of 72 to be the best in school history. A native of Easley, S.C., Page maintains a 3.96 GPA in graduate school, while studying business administration. A strong team leader, Page earned Conference Carolinas All-Conference Second Team honors this spring, hitting a hole in one during the tournament. Excelling in both academics and athletics, Page was also named to the Academic All-Conference Team.