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David Scearce/Record File Photo: Marcos Enriquez (6) was one of 195 Lenoir-Rhyne University athletes named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.

From Staff Reports

Lenoir-Rhyne placed 195 out of a record 1,736 student-athletes on the 2018-19 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, according to a press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University. This marks the third straight year Lenoir-Rhyne placed at least 188 members on the Honor Roll.

To be eligible for the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, student-athletes must have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the academic year, the release said.

“We are really proud of our athletic excellence and all the hard work our student-athletes put in to their studies," Kim Pate, director of intercollegiate athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne, said. "We strive to develop our student-athletes not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. These 195 individuals are terrific examples of what it means to be a Lenoir-Rhyne Bear.”

Among the 195 Lenoir-Rhyne athletes named were Matthew Raybould, SAC Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year, and Marcos Enriquez, SAC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, according to the release.

"We are honored to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of our student-athletes," Patrick Britz, South Atlantic Conference commissioner, said. "Along with the help of our coaches and administrators, they continue to strive for excellence on the playing field and court, as well as in the classroom, and we are extremely proud of their hard work and dedication.”

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