|ATLANTA – Benedict College placed 142 student-athletes on the 2019-20 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Commissioner’s All-Academic Team for maintaining at least a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average throughout the 2019-20 academic year.|
Benedict had 19 football players, as well as 19 men’s track & field and 19 women’s track & field named to the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. Softball had 15 representatives, followed by women’s basketball with 13. Baseball had nine representatives, followed by men’s cross country with eight and women’s cross country and women’s tennis with seven each. Men’s tennis and men’s basketball rounded out the honors with six each.
The Tigers also had nine student-athletes selected to the All-Academic Team for their respective sport. Student-athletes with a 3.2 or higher were considered for All-Academic Team honors. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions usually involved in that sport.
Mario Trejo, a sophomore placekicker for the Tigers, represented Benedict on the All-Academic Team. Alia Gomez, a sophomore defensive specialist, was named to the volleyball All-Academic Team. Women’s track & field had three representatives in Johnelle Johnson, Eilika Lane, and Brittaney Orr. Men’s track & field placed two representatives in Ryusei Takahashi and Corey Witter. Softball also had a pair of representatives in Rainah Khan and Miyah Rogers.
The SIAC announced a record-high 1,355 student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. Forty-seven students from eight institutions recorded a 4.0 grade point average.
For a complete list of the 2019-20 SIAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, CLICK HERE.
For a complete list of the 2019-20 All-Academic Team, CLICK HERE.