High Point, N.C. – Following the completion of the spring championships, eleven more student-athletes have been named as the 2017-18 Scholar Athletes of the Year in their respective sports, Conference Carolinas announced today. This prestigious award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each sponsored sport for recognition of their outstanding performance both on the field and in the classroom, as voted on by the Student-Athlete Affairs Committee.
Candidates are submitted by member institutions for each of the conference’s twenty sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have been named Academic All-Conference, which entails having attended their member institution for at least one full year and having reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4-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.
Amanda Coffrin finished her senior season for the Crusaders in style with one of the lowest earned run averages in Division II. Coffrin's ERA of 0.90 was the lowest in the conference and the fifth-best nationally among starting pitchers. On the season, she pitched 147 total strike outs for 21 wins. For her efforts, she was named to the All-Conference Carolinas First Team, as well as being named to the All-Championship Team. An Early Childhood Education major, Coffrin holds a 3.90 GPA.