More Reasons to Cheer
Setting a program record, 281 student-athletes were named to the 2019-20 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. That means 64% of student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The past school year brought plenty of other reasons to celebrate the Paladins:
- Ryan Adams ’20, men’s cross-country, Savannah Carnahan ’20, women’s indoor track (Most Outstanding Indoor Track Performer) and Natalie Srinivasan ’20, women’s golf, were named Southern Conference Players of the Year.
- Men’s head soccer coach Doug Allison and Robert Gary, head coach of men’s and of women’s cross-country, were selected as Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Gary also served as head men’s coach for Team USA at the 2019 IAAF World Championship in the fall of 2019 in Doha, Qatar.
- 14 Furman sports topped the national average NCAA Academic Progress Rate, which measures eligibility, graduation and retention (997 athletics overall score out of 1,000). Five Furman sports earned NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards for perfect APR score of 1,000: men’s basketball, men’s cross-country, men’s track & field, men’s tennis and softball.
- Furman’s 408 student-athletes registered a grade-point average of 3.35. Half (204) of Furman’s student-athletes earned dean’s list honors, while 50 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPAs.
- Finished 1st in SoCon Men’s All Sports Competition (when season ended) and 2nd in SoCon Women’s All Sports Competition (when season ended).
- 4 Southern Conference Championships.
- 6 NCAA Tournament Post-Season Qualifiers.
- 9 All-Americans and 1 Mid-Major All American.