HIGH POINT, N.C. - Eleven student-athletes from Conference Carolinas have been selected as finalists for the 2018-19 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award, the highest academic award presented by the conference. Finalists are nominated by their institutions based on academic, athletic, leadership, service, and community involvement excellence during the year, and the award is bestowed upon the student-athlete determined to have the most outstanding accomplishments.
The finalists are as follows: Vanessa Sanoja of Barton College, Sarah Kenney of Belmont Abbey College, Sarah Russell of Converse College, Jack Fitzpatrick of Emmanuel College, Rachel Berkey of Erskine College, Lennard Neumann of King University, Alexis Feely of Lees-McRae College, Alyssa Voccia of Limestone College, Shona Blades of University of Mount Olive, Sky Dupree of North Greenville University, and Helen Schweiger of Southern Wesleyan University.
2018-19 Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Finalists
Vanessa Sanoja, Barton College Women's Tennis
Sarah Kenney, Belmont Abbey College Women's Volleyball
Sarah Russell, Converse College Women's Swimming
Jack Fitzpatrick, Emmanuel College Men's Basketball
Rachel Berkey, Erskine College Women's Tennis
Lennard Neumann, King University Men's Tennis
Alexis Feely, Lees-McRae College Women's Soccer
Alyssa Voccia of Limestone College, Women's Lacrosse
Shona Blades, University of Mount Olive Women's Track and Field
Sky Dupree, North Greenville University Men's Lacrosse
Helen Schweiger, Southern Wesleyan University Women's Soccer
Conference Carolinas is an NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.