ASHLAND, Va. - Six student-athletes from Emory & Henry College have been named to the 2017-18 VaSID Academic All-State Team, VaSID officials announced Monday. VaSID is the professional organization of the Virginia Sports Information Directors. This year, the team honors 217 student-athletes from 37 institutions for their academic performance during the 2017-18 academic year.
E&H's selections were seniors Derrick Boardwine (Chilhowie, Va.) of cheerleading, Bri Chessock (Winston-Salem, N.C.) from women's swimming, softball's Leah Elswick (Honaker, Va.), Daulton Horne (Bristol, Va.) of baseball, Buck Kirtland (Richmond, Va.) of men's cross country and track & field and women's soccer's Madison Vaughn (Gate City, Va.).
"These six student-athletes have set themselves apart with their commitment to excellence both athletically and in the classroom," said Joe Matthews, E&H's Director of Sports Information & Game Day Operations. "I am proud to be a member of an organization like VaSID which is devoted to recognizing the hard work and dedication of student-athletes across the Commonwealth. It is fitting as members of the higher education community to also honor our student-athletes for their academic success in addition to their athletic accomplishments."
Each school is given six spots on the team for deserving student-athletes. Team members must be at least a sophomore and carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average to receive the honor. All four-year colleges in Virginia are eligible to be included.
The VaSID All-State teams are selected by sports information directors of member institutions of the Virginia Sports Information Directors across the Commonwealth of Virginia. VaSID, founded in 1983, selects Academic All-State teams across all sports in addition to All-State teams in two divisions (University and College) for 13 sports and three single-division teams.
Emory & Henry's 2017-18 VaSID Academic All-State Honorees
|Derrick Boardwine||Cheerleading||Sr.||Chilhowie, Va.||Accounting|
|Bri Chessock||Women's Swimming||Sr.||Winston-Salem, N.C.||English Education|
|Leah Elswick||Softball||Sr.||Honaker, Va.||Civic Innovation/Sociology|
|Daulton Horne||Baseball||Sr.||Bristol, Va.||Biology|
|Buck Kirtland||Men's Cross Country/Track & Field||Sr.||Richmond, Va.||Civic Innovation|
|Madison Vaughn||Women's Soccer||Sr.||Gate City, Va.||History Education|