BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of North Alabama had eight student-athletes selected for Academic All-Gulf South Conference honors with at least one player from each of the five spring sports.
UNA's Andrew Almon and Drew Parker were selected Academic All-GSC in baseball, while Kathryn Young and Haley Barnette were chosen in softball, Jake Greer in men's golf, Mackenzie Bishop and Victoria Rees in women's tennis and Matt Feury in men's tennis.
The Spring All-Academic Team is selected by the Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominated student-athletes must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities. SIDs and FARs are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions normally involved in the playing of that sport. Ties are not broken.
UNA had 34 total student-athletes that qualified for the GSC honor roll with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The UNA softball team led the way with 12 players with a 3.0 or higher, followed by the baseball team with nine, men and women's tennis with five each and men's golf with two.
Almon, a junior from Florence, Ala., has a 3.76 cumulative GPA in Biology. He was previously also named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV Team.
Parker, a senior from Hiram, Ga., has a 3.90 GPA in Mass Communications.
Young, a senior from Florence, Ala., earned her third straight Academic All-GSC honor with a 3.98 GPA in Secondary Education. She was also chosen second-team All-GSC in 2011 and 2012.
Barnette, a sophomore from Decatur, Ala., has a 3.48 GPA in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Greer, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., earned his third straight Academic All-GSC honor with a 3.38 GPA in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He was previously named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Team and is a four-time All-GSC pick, earning second-team honors as a freshman and first-team honors in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Bishop, a junior from Florence, Ala., has a 3.63 GPA in Secondary Education and was also a first-team All-GSC selection in 2012.
Rees, a senior from Chettenham, England, is a three-time Academic All-GSC selection and has a 3.81 GPA in Psychology. Rees was also a first-team All-GSC pick in 2012.