Coker Softball Trio Honored For Academics

Coker Softball Trio Honored For Academics

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College softball players Becky Dillon (West Palm Beach, Fla), Jennifer Sanborn (Beaufort, S.C.) and Katie McElveen (Hartsville, S.C.) were named to the 2012 Conference Carolinas Softball Academic All-Conference team.

Dillon is a communication major with minors in business and Spanish; Sanborn is a communication major with a minor in art; McElveen is a communication major with a minor in physical education.

“It is an honor to have three members of the softball team named to the all-academic list,” said head coach David Hanna. “These ladies prove that you can be well-rounded and that academics and athletics go hand-in-hand. Successful students in the classroom are successful athletes on the field.  The attributes of hard work and dedication have served Jenny, Katie and Becky well at Coker.”

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


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.