Three Pirates Earn Academic All-District Honors
May 22, 2008
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Three East Carolina student-athletes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District at-large teams. Senior swimmer Geoff Handsfield was named to the District 3 University Division men's at-large first team, while junior golfer Markus Leandersson was named second team. Senior tennis player Hannah Priest was voted to the women's second at-large team.
Handsfield compiled a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.97 as a physics major. As a member of the all-district first team, his name will be on the All-America ballot. He earned second team Academic All-America honors in 2006-07.
Leandersson and Priest each earned all-district honors for the first time in their careers. Leandersson has a cumulative GPA of 4.0 as finance major, while Priest carried a 3.98 cumulative GPA as a physical education major. Both were named to their respective sports Conference USA All-Academic Team.
All three were awarded the 2008 Conference USA Academic Medal for their outstanding achievements in the classroom.