Impressive number of local Piedmont College athletes score academic honors

press release from merit pages

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

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