Ten ETSU Student-Athletes Earn TIAA-CREF Academic All-Conference Team Honors

Friday, December 19, 2003

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (December 19, 2003) - The Southern Conference today announced its TIAA-CREF Academic All-Conference teams for the fall semester of 2003. East Tennessee State University had 10 student-athletes tabbed for the honor. A total of 241 student-athletes, representing all 12 Southern Conference institutions were named to the team. The 241 student-athletes averaged a 3.54 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have competed in at least one-half of their team's competitions during the fall. This is the second year that the Southern Conference has named an All-Academic Team by season. The program started with winter sports All-Academic teams in basketball, wrestling and indoor track. The All-Academic teams are made possible by a grant from the Southern Conference's Education Partner, TIAA-CREF. Women's soccer had the most individuals on the team with 76. There were 44 volleyball and 44 women's cross country student-athletes named to the All-Academic team followed by football with 29. TIAA-CREF, with approximately $259 billion in assets under management, is the premier retirement system for the education and research sector in the U.S., serving 2.5 million participants at 15,000 institutions. Additionally, the TIAA-CREF group of companies offers mutual funds, after-tax annuities, life insurance, and trust services to the general public. The TIAA-CREF group also manages 13 state-sponsored college savings programs, more than any other company. Athlete Sport Year GPA Major Hometown Marty Irvin Volleyball So. 3.90 Elementary Education Knoxville, Tenn. Christine Ward Women's Cross Country So. 3.87 Pre-Nursing Candler, N.C. Erin Ashton Women's Soccer So. 3.79 Biology New Bern, N.C. Jennifer Habbestad Women's Cross Country Jr. 3.65 Criminal Justice Tampa, Fla. Meghan Morris Women's Soccer So. 3.63 Mass Communication Bowie, Md. Kate Steidle Volleyball Sr. 3.53 Biology Waynesboro, Va. Jennifer Fields Women's Soccer Jr. 3.41 Sports Management Mount Airy, Md. Peter Dalton Men's Cross Country So. 3.34 Criminal Justice & Criminology Dublin, Ireland Travis Williams Football Sr. 3.29 Exercise Science Bluffton, S.C. Tiffany Collier Women's Cross Country Jr. 3.27 Early Childhood Development Atlanta, Ga.
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC ETSU Cookeville, Tenn.
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Morgan State University
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 4:00 p.m. Lehigh University
WSOC ETSU Florence, S.C.
Sep 7, 3:00 p.m. Francis Marion
WSOC ETSU Washington, D.C.
Sep 12, 3:00 p.m. George Washington
VB ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 12, 5:00 p.m. University of Utah
VB ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 13, 1:30 p.m. Lipscomb University