The Sun Conference announced its academic all-conference selections for the league's five fall sports on Friday, and five University of South Carolina Beaufort student-athletes were honored.
USCB's John Stanas (men's cross country), Meleah Powers (women's soccer and cross country), Krystan "Fred" Gallman (women's soccer), Blair Kent (women's soccer) and Becca Kent (women's soccer) were among the 146 athletes honored by the league.
To be eligible for academic all-conference consideration, athletes must have attended their respective institutions for at least two semesters and have achieved a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average.
In addition to earning academic all-conference recognition, Powers (Business) was among 14 Sun Conference athletes to have the distinction of carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA.
MUMMERT HONORABLE MENTION IN SOCCER
USCB sophomore goalkeeper Chelsie Mummert earned honorable mention All-Sun Conference honors this week. She played a major role in helping the Sand Sharks go 9-10 and qualify for the Sun Conference tournament just one year after winning only one game in their inaugural season. The sophomore from Summerville posted five shutouts and a 2.94 goals against average, and she led the conference in saves (140) and saves per game (7.37).
Coach of the Year honors went to Embry-Riddle's Samantha Bohon, and for the third consecutive year, Northwood's Helen Lynskey was selected as the league's Player of the Year. The junior from the United Kingdom led the league in goals (29) and assists (11).
WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-SUN CONFERENCE TEAMS
Defenders: Rebekka Gisladottir, Embry-Riddle (1a, 1 pt); Helena Hansson, Embry-Riddle (2g, 2a, 6 pts); Tova Torstensson, Embry-Riddle (4a, 4 pts); Courtney Trujillo, St. Thomas (5g, 1a, 11 pts)
Midfielders: Louise Anderson, Northwood (4g, 9a, 17 pts); Katherine Ebbs, Embry-Riddle (3g, 8a, 14 pts); Hanna Lindstrom, Northwood (3g, 3a, 9 pts); Melony Poviones, St. Thomas (7g, 5a, 19 pts)
Forwards: Helen Lynskey, Northwood (28g, 11a, 67 pts); Krizzy Menez, Embry-Riddle (12g, 6a, 30 pts); Sara Mira, St. Thomas (14g, 3a, 31 pts); Valerie Obita, Embry-Riddle (13g, 5a, 31 pts)
Goalkeeper: Lauren Gallant, Embry-Riddle (1,325 Min, 1.02 GAA, 43 SV, 3 SHO)
Defenders: Stinne Laursen, Northwood (1a, 1 pt); Anna Hall, Southeastern (3g, 4a, 11 pts); Sofia Bonilla, SCAD Savannah
Midfielders: Katelyn LeRoux, SCAD Savannah (4g, 5a, 13 pts); Ashley Palmer, Webber International (12g, 3a, 27 pts); Allison Schultz, Embry-Riddle (4g, 1a, 9 pts)
Forwards: Martine Olsen, Embry-Riddle (13g, 3a, 29 pts); Taryn Pardoe, Northwood (14g, 8a, 36 pts); Shelbry Dieckamp, SCAD Savannah (8g, 7a, 23 pts)
Goalkeeper: Mathilda Ojaniemi, Northwood (1290 Min, 1.19 GAA, 40 SV, 3 SHO)
Defenders: Hannah Claessen, Thomas (3g, 4a, 10 pts); Emilie Johansson, St. Thomas; Ashley Forgit, Northwood (2g, 2a, 6 pts)
Midfielders: Maria Tornqvist, Northwood (1g, 1a, 3 pts); Carina Spengler, Thomas (3g, 5a, 11 pts); Danelle Nguyen, St. Thomas (2g, 3a, 7 pts)
Forwards: Nicole Wittak, SCAD Savannah (10g, 3a, 23 pts); Jessica Crowe, Southeastern (10g, 6a, 26 pts); Jodi Wright, Thomas (9g, 7a, 25 pts)
Goalkeeper: Chelsie Mummert, USCB (1527 Min, 2.77 GAA, 126 SV, 5 SHO)