The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Basketball team is in its final stages of preparation for the 2014 Mid-South Conference Basketball Championship Tournament. As they look ahead to competition, the conference office announced on Wednesday that 43 student athletes from the conference earned Academic All-Conference honors.
The Patriots had the 2nd most members of this stellar group of student-athletes with 7. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.
The members of the Patriot ladies basketball team earning this honor were seniors Jackie Alexander (Brodhead, KY), Julie Haye (Polo, IL), Jill Herman (Powell, TN), Thali Rodrigues (Malmo, Sweden), Jessica Upchurch (Stanford, KY), and juniors Victoria Cecil (Clearwater, FL) and Brooke Forsythe (Brunswick, OH).
The Patriots will carry the #3 seed into the 2014 Mid-South Conference tournament this Friday as they will take on #6 seeded University of Pikeville (13-17, 7-11 MSC). This game will tip at 9:00 pm eastern time from Lebanon, TN at Cumberland University.
For more information on the Patriot Women's Basketball program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.