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Athletics Highlights

by Alumni Office Staff

July 29, 2021

in Campus News

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  • Covenant placed 99 athletes on the USA South All-Academic team (which requires athletes to have a 3.30 GPA or better in both fall and spring semesters). The department had a 3.19 average student-athlete GPA in the spring 2021 semester.
  • Noah Lee ’21 of Men’s Soccer was named the USA South Male Athlete of the Year. Lee became the first Scot to win the award, which recognizes the top male athlete in the conference for his athletic, academic, and community service involvement throughout a career. Lee concluded his playing career this spring and played in 72 career matches and had a 3.78 GPA in biology.
  • Nathan Walker ’21 of Men’s Cross Country and Men’s Track & Field was named a USA South Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. The award goes to one male and one female student-athlete in the conference annually. Walker is the first Scot to garner that award. Walker had a 3.72 GPA in mathematics and computer science. He is set to attend Georgia Tech this fall to begin a master’s degree in mathematics.
  • Women’s Soccer’s Kailey Burrell ’22 earned United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America honors, while Kendyll Freeman ’21 and Grace Herring ’21 collected Scholar All-Region honors. Burrell became the first All-American for the women’s soccer program in the NCAA era and has a 3.67 GPA in education studies.
  • Men’s Soccer’s Noah Lee ’21 and Austin Berry ’22 were voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Lee adds this award to his accomplishments this year, while Berry has a 3.63 GPA in community development. It marked the second straight year that men’s soccer has put two players on the Academic All-District team.
  • Men’s Tennis’ Ben Luke ’22 became the first player in program history to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Luke went 11-4 in singles play at the top flight for the Scots and has a 3.95 GPA in physics.
  • Women’s Track & Field’s Claire Mackes ’23 earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors, becoming the first athlete in program history to accomplish the feat. Mackes collected all-region in both the 800-meter and 1500-meter events as she produced top-five times regionally in both events this season.
  • Volleyball, both Cross Country teams, and both Track & Field teams earned team academic honors, as announced through each sports’ coaches’ associations.
  • Baseball alumnus Taylor Bloye ’18 signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. Bloye, who played for the Scots from 2014-18, is the first player in program history to sign a contract with an MLB team. Bloye reported to the Royals’ spring training complex in Surprise, AZ to play in the Arizona Complex League.