HIGH POINT, N.C. – Conference Carolinas is proud to announce the Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year, as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee. This prestigious award is presented annually to a student-athlete in each sport for recognition of their outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.
Candidates are submitted by each member institution from each of the conference’s twenty sponsored sports. To be considered for the honor, the student-athlete must have attended their member institution for at least one year and have reached junior or senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on the four-point scale. Scholar Athletes of the Year must also be represented on their sport’s first, second, or third all-conference team, the rosters of which are chosen by coaches at the end of each playing season.
Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Mekayla Boswell from Lees-McRae
Mekayla Boswell was one of six Bobcats to be named to the All-Southeast Region teams the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). In addition to her All-Region nod, Boswell was also named the Conference Carolinas Field Athlete of the Week on Feb. 7. At the conference championships last month, Boswell won the high jump event with a leap of 1.65m, which was also a new career-high for her. Academically, Boswell boasts a 3.63 GPA during her time at Lees-McRae and was named Academic All-Conference team following the indoor season.
Men’s Indoor Track & Field
Nick Greyno from University of Mount Olive
Nick Greyno earned All-Conference honors in shot put and weight throw, after placing first in both events at the 2016-2017 Conference Championships. He was a two time USTFCCCA All-Region selection for both shot put and weight throw. He also broke Mount Olive’s school record in weight throw. Academically, Greyno was named Academic All-Conference after earning a 3.922 cumulative GPA in Exercise Science with a Coaching minor.
Meg Pritchard from Pfeiffer University
Meg Pritchard earned Second Team All-Conference honors this season. She was the 17th player in Pfeiffer program history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for her career. Pritchard finishes her career as the 8th leading scorer in Pfeiffer history, despite only playing three years. Academically, she earned Academic-All Conference honors with a 3.86 GPA in Business.
Miguel Cartagena from North Greenville Univeristy
Miguel Cartagena was named Third TeamAll-Conference for the 2016-2017 season. He averaged 14.8 points per game, shooting 40% from the floor, 40% from distance, and 78% from the line. On the season, Cartagena totaled 73 assists and 21 steals. Academically, the senior Biology/PreMed major earned Academic All-Conference Honors with his 3.48 GPA.