14 Keydets Earn Spring Academic All-SoCon Honors
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14 Keydets Earn Spring Academic All-SoCon Honors

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A total of 14 VMI Keydets were named to the Southern Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team, which was released by the league Tuesday afternoon. 

One Keydet, lacrosse’s John O’Donnell, carried a perfect 4.0 GPA.

To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the spring semester and were required to compete in at least one-half of their teams’ competitions. In addition, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least three semesters at their institutions, making true freshmen and first-year transfers ineligible for inclusion.

The complete list of Keydets:

Kelia Aardema, Rifle

Justin Adams, Men’s Track & Field

Anna Armfield, Women’s Track & Field

Max Gallahan, Wrestling

Corey Johnston, Baseball

Walter Kitson, Men’s Track & Field

Jake Mazziotta, Men’s Track & Field

Isabela Melendez, Women’s Track & Field

Chris Milliken, Rifle

John O’Donnell, Lacrosse

Sarju Patel, Basketball

Nick Reynolds, Rifle

John Schmank, Lacrosse

Daniel Usher, Men’s Track & Field

Four hundred and eighty-eight student-athletes earned a league-record 580 spots on the Spring 2019 Academic All-Southern Conference Team. The 580 selections are the most for any academic all-conference team in the history of the SoCon, which began selecting teams in the winter of 2002-03 and selected fall, winter and spring teams through 2014-15. Beginning in 2015-16, the winter and spring teams were combined, with those student-athletes honored after the spring semester. The previous record was 571 selections in the spring of 2018.