Fitzpatrick Selected as Finalist for 2018-19 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award

Fitzpatrick Selected as Finalist for 2018-19 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award

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 CollegeSarah Kenney of Belmont Abbey CollegeSarah Russell of Converse CollegeJack Fitzpatrick of Emmanuel CollegeRachel Berkey of Erskine CollegeLennard Neumann of King UniversityAlexis Feely of Lees-McRae CollegeAlyssa Voccia of Limestone CollegeShona Blades of University of Mount OliveSky Dupree of North Greenville University, and Helen Schweiger of Southern Wesleyan University.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must be a senior student-athlete with a minimum grade point average of 3.25. The candidate must have been a full-time student at the member school for at least two years, and must be a starter or important substitute in a conference sport. The 2018-19 Murphy Osborne Scholar-Athlete Award winner, selected from these finalists by the conference Faculty Athletic Representatives, will be announced April 12, 2019.

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

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