ASHLAND, Va. - Six student-athletes from Emory & Henry College have been named to the 2018-19 VaSID Academic All-State Team, VaSID officials announced Friday. VaSID is the professional organization of the Virginia Sports Information Directors. This year, the team honors 197 student-athletes from 33 institutions for their academic performance during the 2018-19 academic year.
E&H's selections were seniors Taylor Blevins (Abingdon, Va.) of women's basketball, men's basketball's Andrew Davis (Wake Forest, N.C.), Andrew Francisco (Abingdon, Va.) of baseball, softball's Madison McClanahan (Abingdon, Va.), Katie Meade (Coeburn, Va.) from women's tennis and Intermont Equestrian's Cassandra Oliver (Charlotte, Vt.).
"These six student-athletes have set themselves apart with their commitment to excellence both athletically and in the classroom," said Joe Matthews, E&H's Director of Sports Information & Game Day Operations. "I am proud to be a member of an organization like VaSID which is devoted to recognizing the hard work and dedication of student-athletes across the Commonwealth. It is fitting as members of the higher education community to also honor our student-athletes for their academic success in addition to their athletic accomplishments."
Each school is given six spots on the team for deserving student-athletes. Team members must be at least a sophomore and carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average to receive the honor.
The VaSID All-State teams are selected by sports information directors of member institutions of the Virginia Sports Information Directors across the Commonwealth of Virginia. VaSID, founded in 1983, selects Academic All-State teams across all sports in addition to All-State teams in two divisions (University and College) for 13 sports and five single-division teams.
Emory & Henry's 2018-19 VaSID Academic All-State Honorees
|Taylor Blevins||Women's Basketball||Sr.||Abingdon, Va.||Biology|
|Andrew Davis||Men's Basketball||Sr.||Wake Forest, N.C.||Mass Communications|
|Andrew Francisco||Baseball||Sr.||Abingdon, Va.||Interdisc. Social Studies/Education|
|Madison McClanahan||Softball||Sr.||Abingdon, Va.||Interdisc. English/Education|
|Katie Meade||Women's Tennis||Sr.||Coeburn, Va.||Athletic Training|
|Cassandra Oliver||Intermont Equestrian||Sr.||Charlotte, Vt.||Psychology|