De Souza, Cakarevic Tabbed to Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
Feb 27, 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae seniors Layana
De Souza and Natalija Cakarevic were named to the Conference
Carolinas 2013-2014 Academic Women’s Basketball
All-Conference team, the conference office announced Thursday
The league qualified sixteen male and twenty-six female athletes
for the basketball academic team. Conference member institutions
stress the role of "Academics and Athletics Working Together" and
each sport’s Academic All-Conference award winners exemplify
this continued league-wide commitment.
The 2013-2014 Conference Carolinas Basketball Academic
All-Conference representatives have been awarded to the following
junior, senior, and 5-year student-athletes with a cumulative grade
point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale in all work
completed at their member institution that have played in a
conference sponsored sport. The GPA is calculated based on the
student-athletes cumulative average through the previous semester
and each student-athlete must have attended their member
institution for at least one academic year.
De Souza (Rio de Janerio, Brazil) sports a 3.85 GPA while
majoring in business administration. Cakarevic (Belgrade, Serbia)
maintains a 3.70 grade-point average while majoring in business
with a concentration in finance marketing in international
business. The senior has a minor in math.
“Both kids work hard in class,” praised head coach
Michele Williams. “They are both great students and I’m
proud of them.”
Each year the Academic All-Conference Team is released while
closing out each regular season before starting the tournament
championships. The men and women will begin tournament play
Saturday, March 1st with quarterfinal games being played at the
higher seeded team. The top four men’s and women’s
teams will then travel to the Cabarrus County Arena and Events
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