Wednesday, December 18, 2013
High Point, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to announce the Fall Scholar Athletes of the Year as recently voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee. This prestigious award is presented annually to a student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding academic and athletic achievements.

Each school submits candidates that are the best of the best for the conference from their sport while meeting certain qualifications for nomination. The qualifications include being a junior or senior student-athlete with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work completed at their member institution that have played in a conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athletes cumulative average through the previous semester and each student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one academic year. Additionally, in order to qualify for the award the student-athlete must be a current member of the All-Conference Carolinas First, Second, or Third Team that were recently selected by head coaches from conference member institutions that nominate and then vote upon award winners.

Men’s Cross Country-
Brett Morley from North Greenville

Brett Morley returned to the North Greenville cross country squad in 2013 as one of the team's top runners, and he didn't disappoint. As a junior, Morley continued his solid career at NGU, finishing in the top ten of every race during the 2013 campaign, including a first place finish and two second place finishes. Morley helped lead the Crusaders to two first place finishes in 2013, as well as two third place finishes. An impressive fifth place finish at the Conference Carolinas Championships secured him a place in the NCAA Regionals for the first time in his three year career. Morley finished 7th in the Southeast Regional race, helping the Crusaders to a top 15 finish.  Morley was the recipient of the Team Academic Award at North Greenville with a GPA of 3.98.