Polo and Kreider Earn Academic Honors

Polo and Kreider Earn Academic Honors

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College’s Diego Polo and Matthew Kreider were named to the 2012 Conference Carolinas Golf Academic All-Conference team.

Polo (Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a senior majoring in business administration with a minor in communication. Kreider, a junior from Westlake, Ohio, is a criminology major.

"Diego and Matt are ultimate examples of true student-athletes,” said Tommy Baker, head golf coach. “I'm honored to coach these young men because they show the proper attention and commitment to both phases of being a student-athlete."

Conference Carolinas awards junior and senior 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 who 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 his or her member institution for at least one academic year.

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, Manager of Athletics Media Relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.