HIGH POINT, N.C. – Avery Wallis of Lees-McRae College has been named the 2016 Conference Carolinas Comeback Athlete of the Year. A junior member of the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team, Wallis is the first Bobcat to receive the award.
In its third year, the Comeback Athlete of the Year recognizes a Conference Carolinas student-athlete who participates in a conference-sponsored sport that has suffered a significant injury and comes back to make significant contributions to their team after recovering. Nominees were selected and then voted on by the head athletic trainers of Conference Carolinas’ 12 member institutions.
Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 12 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, Pfeiffer University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College and Southern Wesleyan University are currently completing the NCAA Membership Process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.