Sulek, Williams Make Academic All-Conference

Sulek, Williams Make Academic All-Conference

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College cross country runners Thad Sulek and Devan Williams have been named academic all-conference by Conference Carolinas.

"Thad and Devan put a tremendous amount of effort into their academics, and it's great to see them be rewarded," said cross country head coach Vic Finora. "Both of them are prime examples of what we expect out of our student-athletes in this program."

Sulek is a senior mathematics major from Hilton Head, S.C. Williams is a junior communications major from Seneca, S.C.

To qualify for academic all-conference, student-athletes must be a junior or senior with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher and played in a conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the student-athlete's cumulative GPA through the previous semester, and the student-athlete must have attended its member institution at least one academic year.

Conference Carolinas is an NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.