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SWU earns first-ever Allan Sharp Award for academic excellence

SWU earns first-ever Allan Sharp Award for academic excellence

    05.19.20 | Athletics by Grace Eckert

    Southern Wesleyan University has claimed its first-ever Allan Sharp Award in the 2019-20 academic year.

    Southern Wesleyan has an impressive Academic Success Rate of 89 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.

    "What an amazing accomplishment!" said Director of Athletics Julia Reininga.  "Congratulations to our student-athletes, coaches, support staff and faculty. This is truly an institutional honor it really shows hard work and commitment from every area of campus.  SWU athletics will continue to come alongside of our student athletes and push the warriors to be standouts in the classroom. Well done Team SWU!"

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