ATLANTA– It is the Conference’s day to celebrate the student-athletes’ work in the classrooms. Zaquan Baldwin and Brelan Holston earned Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, while Fort Valley State placed 71 Wildcats on the record-high 1,355 SIAC honorees on the 2019-20 SIAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team.
Baldwin and Holston garnered places on the All-Academic Teams for football and men’s basketball. Baldwin, a sophomore, registered 13 tackles and four tackles for loss last fall, while Holston took a redshirt freshman season.
The Wildcats put 71 of their student-athletes onto the SIAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, which honors all student-athletes for maintaining at least a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average throughout the 2019-20 academic year. The football team led the FVSU men’s teams with 18 members, while men’s basketball had nine and men’s track & field six. For the Wildcats women, both the women’s basketball and softball squads accounted for 12 members with nine from women’s track & field.
Student-athletes with a 3.2 or higher were considered for all-academic team honors. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions usually involved in that sport.
Forty-seven students from eight institutions recorded a 4.0 grade point average.
Spring Hill College led all institutions in this year’s All-Academic Honors by capturing seven all-academic team awards in women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, men’s golf, women’s tennis, men’s tennis, women’s track and field, and softball.
Miles College, Morehouse College, and Kentucky State University each captured two team awards.