SWU Claims Allan Sharp Award Second Consecutive Year
Greenville, SC – Southern Wesleyan University claimed the Allan Sharp Award in the 2020-21 academic year for the second consecutive year.
Southern Wesleyan has an impressive Academic Success Rate of 91 percent. The NCAA Academic Success Rate is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial enrollment in college.
"I am so proud of SWU Athletics for all the hard work this award represents," said Emily Germain, Southern Wesleyan's Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Success and Community Engagement. "Our student athletes are supported by a great athletics department and committed faculty, and their success is most definitely a team effort."The Allan Sharp Award is presented annually to the Conference Carolinas member institution having the highest graduation rate of student-athletes as determined by the Faculty Athletics Representatives.
The late Allan Sharp served for over 20 years as the Atlantic Christian/Barton Faculty Athletics Representative. Dr. Sharp championed the role of athletics as an educational activity and the importance of each student-athlete performing at the same level of excellence in the classroom.
"Wow, what an amazing accomplishment!" said Director of Athletics Julia Reininga. "#TeamSWU overcame so many obstacles this past year. To see our student athletes thrive and succeed in the classroom is truly an amazing blessing. Well done WARRIORS!"
Allan Sharp Award Winners
2019-20: Southern Wesleyan
2020-21: Southern Wesleyan