BMCU’s Porter named SSAC Barnes & Noble Scholar-Athlete

The Southern States Athletic Conference announced the 2022 Barnes & Noble College Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team and Scholar-Athlete of the Year Friday.

Blue Mountain Christian’s Will Porter (JR/Pontotoc, Miss.) earned a spot on the prestigious list with a 3.38 GPA, adding to his growing list of achievements.

William Carey’s Carson Barlow was named the SSAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, posting a 3.63 GPA as a business administration major.

To be eligible, student-athletes must be a sophomore or above in both academic and athletic standing, must be starters or important reserves, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and have competed in 50 percent of competitions.

BMCU head coach Kristi Robbins said, “Will is a champion in the classroom, as well as athletics.  He is the epitome of a student-athlete and the kind of guy you need to lead your team.  I’m so happy he has been recognized.”

2022 Barnes & Noble College Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team

  • Patrick Faust, Life (Ga.)
  • Will Porter, Blue Mountain (Miss.)
  • Preston Webb, Mobile (Ala.)
  • Jacob Harned, Mobile (Ala.)
  • Elvis Chebogel, Stillman (Ala.)
  • Carson Barlow, William Carey (Miss.)
  • Seth Kramlich, William Carey (Miss.)

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