Bearcats land three on PBC Team of Academic Distinction

Bearcats land three on PBC Team of Academic Distinction

GREENWOOD – The Lander men's soccer team landed three players on the Peach Belt Conference Team of Academic Distinction, the league office announced on Thursday afternoon.

Oakley HangerLuke Narker, and Kyle Ferguson were honored as standout performers on the pitch and in the classroom for the Bearcats. 

To be eligible for the Team of Academic Distinction, a student-athlete must: 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor, 2) achieve a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), and 3) have completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.

Hanger, a senior mass communication major from Southhampton, England, has been a vital part of Lander's defense this season, appearing in all 16 matches while tallying three assists. 

Narker, a junior business major from Decatur, Ga., has made 13 starts this season with two assists while serving on a Bearcat defense that has limited opponents to 0.85 goals per match. 

Ferguson, a junior exercise science major from Hamilton, Scotland, started 11 matches for the Bearcats. 


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