EMORY, Va. - The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the scholar-athletes for the 2019-20 academic year. These awards go to the junior or senior on each team with the highest cumulative grade point average (3.0 minimum) as of the fall semester of the academic year.
In all, 15 student-athletes across 18 of the College's intercollegiate sports were honored for their achievements in the classroom.
Traditionally, E&H has announced its scholar-athletes of the year at the Blue & Golden Globes Awards cermony, but with this year's event taking place via social media, the decision was made to split the academic awards into a separate opportunity for recognition.
2019-20 Emory & Henry Athletics
Scholar-Athletes of the Year
|Baseball||Joe Tolone||Concord, N.C.|
|Women's Basketball||Josie Salyer||Mount Carmel, Tenn.|
|Cheerleading||Allison Perkins||Wytheville, Va.|
|Men's Cross Country||Colt Pierce||Lockhart, Texas|
|Women's Cross Country||Erica Grupp||Crozet, Va.|
|Dance||Lauren Naff||Callaway, Va.|
|Equestrian||Cara Brooks||Suwanee, Ga.|
|Football||Staymon Johnson||Pilot Mountain, N.C.|
|Men's Golf||Luke Montalbano||Rumford, R.I.|
|Women's Golf||Chandler Thomas||Elizabethton, Tenn.|
|Men's Soccer||Peyton Williams||Christiansburg, Va.|
|Women's Soccer||Isabel Swafford||Cleveland, Tenn.|
|Softball||Kendall Varner||Bassett, Va.|
|Women's Swimming||Lauren Trotter||Bristol, Va.|
|Men's Tennis||Staymon Johnson||Pilot Mountain, N.C.|
|Men's Track & Field||Conor White||Warrenton, Va.|
Additionally, Emory & Henry has the tradition of further recognizing the highest GPA for men and women. This year's women's winner is women's soccer junior Isabel Swafford (Cleveland, Tenn.). This year's men's winner is football/men's tennis senior Staymon Johnson (Pilot Mountain, N.C.).
With the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year, there are several other academic awards which will be announced by Emory & Henry, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, the Virginia Sports Information Directors and the several national coaches' associations.