DEMOREST, GA (01/21/2020)– Nearly half of all Piedmont College varsity athletes earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall semester and have been named to the Director of Athletics Honor Roll.
In all, 185 student-athletes (49.5 percent) were named to the honor roll, the most in recent memory. Of those, 166 earned a 3.5 grade-point average or better and 70 attained a 4.0. They include:
Nathan Boyce of Loganville
Morgan Calhoun of Loganville
Dalton Meeler of Monroe
William Olson of Monroe
Kaylee King of Loganville
Rebecca Balon of Monroe
Abigail Arrington of Loganville
Kelly Ackerman of Loganville
“Balancing academics and athletics can be a challenge for any college student-athlete,” said Piedmont Athletic Director Jim Peeples. “The number of athletes on our honor roll is a reflection of our student-centered, personalized educational experience. Our small-college community of professors, advisors, and coaches work hard to help our students succeed in the classroom and beyond.”
Piedmont fields 19 varsity teams and competes in the NCAA Division III USA South Athletic Conference. Last fall, the athletic program was awarded the USA South Overall Presidents Cup for the third consecutive year and the USA South Women’s Presidents Cup for the fourth consecutive year. The overall cup recognizes the conference’s top-performing athletic program as a whole while the women’s cup is awarded to the institution that finishes highest overall within women’s sports.
About Piedmont College
One of the most dynamic small colleges in the Southeast, Piedmont is an independent liberal arts college of more than 2,584 students. The college’s four schools-Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing & Health Sciences-develop tomorrow’s leaders by engaging students in the classroom, in their community, and around the world. Founded in 1897, Piedmont offers bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degree programs at its Demorest residential campus in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains and at its Athens campus in the heart of Georgia’s Classic City