Coker's Gardner Named Academic All-Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Coker College junior guard Jonathon Gardner (Florence, S.C.) has been named to the Conference Carolinas 2011-2012 Men's Basketball Academic All-Conference Team for his outstanding academic performance.

League 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 2011-2012 Conference Carolinas Basketball Academic All-Conference honors have been awarded to 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 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.

Each year the Academic All-Conference Team is released while closing out each regular season before starting the tournament championships. The men begin tournament play on Tuesday, February 28 with all games being played at the higher seeded team. The Conference Champions will be determined Sunday for the men.  Keep up with all the Conference Carolinas winter tournament action on the league tournament website here.