Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ouachita leads with 12 on GSC Winter All-Academic Honor Roll

Ouachita Baptist earned high academic honors with the release of the 2011 Gulf South Conference Winter All-Academic Team, officials announced on Thursday.

Landing a spot on the GSC All-Academic Team was senior Scott Day (Men's Basketball). Ouachita tied with Harding with the most selections on the GSC Honor Roll with 12.

Day earned his first appearance on the All-Academic Team, as the Highlands Ranch, Colo. native has produced a 3.55 grade point average as a Business major. The senior has been named to the Dean's List, while also serving as a Tiger Serve Day volunteer throughout his time on campus. While starting in all 26 games this season, Day averaged 10.9 points and 6.3 rebounds, as well as recording 49 assists, 20 steals and 17 blocks. Day finished his final collegiate season with a 43 percent overall shooting percentage, while hitting 39-of-93 three-pointers at a 41 percent mark.

Earning spots on the GSC Winter Academic Honor Roll for Men's Basketball, were: Day, junior Emmanuel Engulu (Kinesiology/Christian Studies; 3.76), sophomore Nigel Ramsey (Business; 3.8) and freshman Eric Braeuer (Undecided; 3.0), David Day (Business; 3.2) and Leith Hobbs (Undecided; 3.5).

The Winter All-Academic Team is selected by the GSC Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must meet all three of the following qualifications to appear on the ballot: 1) an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career, 2) a starter or significant contributor to the squad, and 3) leadership, academic curriculum and community service.

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