High Point, N.C.-- North Greenville senior golfer Tucker MacDonald has earned the Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year award for his work in the classroom following the 2014-2015 academic school year.
Candidates are submitted by each member institution from each of the conference's twenty sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one year and have reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on the four-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport's first, second, or third all-conference team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.
The eleven student-athletes below have been selected as the Scholar Athletes of the Year in each of the spring sports sponsored by Conference Carolinas. They represent six different institutions, but all demonstrate the conference's principle of "Academics & Athletics Working Together."
Tucker MacDonald was NGU's leader not only on the course, but also in the classroom. The senior helped lead the Crusaders to a top 25 ranking this season, rising as high as 13th in all of NCAA Division II Golf. MacDonald also led his team to the NCAA Regional tournament this season and a third place finish at the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
In his four seasons at NGU MacDonald has amassed more than 20 top-10 finishes including nine top fives and three tournament wins. He is also a 2-time All-Conference Carolinas performer. "Tucker is the perfect example of what a student athlete represents," remarked head coach Brad Caldwell. "He is one of the hardest workers I have ever met, but his character is what makes him standout. He will without a doubt be missed."