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Conference Carolinas unveils 2020 Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year

 Conference Carolinas unveiled the winners of its 2020 Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

The Scholar-Athlete awards are presented annually to nominated individuals in each Conference Carolinas sponsored sport. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners are chosen by the Conference Carolinas Student-Athlete Affairs Committee. 

To be considered, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. In addition, the nominees for the award must have been named all-conference in their sport and chosen academic all-conference. 

Two Belmont Abbey students were named to the list.

The Abbey’s Liam Maxwell collected the honor in men’s volleyball after a stellar senior campaign. A senior outside hitter out of Manahawkin, N.J., Maxwell was named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Co-Offensive Player of the Year after leading all of men’s volleyball with 4.53 kills per set. Maxwell boasts a 3.85 grade-point average as a Mathematics major.

A senior from Kent, England, George Barfoot of Belmont Abbey picked up the prestigious honor in men’s tennis. Barfoot was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Tennis Player of the Week once this past season en route to five wins in the 2020 season overall. A four-time all-conference selection, Barfoot owns a 3.85 grade-point average as a Business Management major.