MACON, Ga. â€“ The Atlantic Sun Conference honored Mercer's Jakob Gollon as the 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year to highlight the leagueâ€™s Academic All-Conference team.
Gollon owns a 3.91 cumulative GPA as he earned his Masters in Educational Leadership following completing his undergraduate degree with a 3.47 GPA. The senior is averaging 7.6 point per game as he has helped the Bears to their second-straight Atlantic Sun Regular-Season title. The Stevens Point, Wis. native has scored over 1,000 points in his career and has played in 149 games, which is tied for seventh-most in NCAA history.A two-time A-Sun All-Academic honoree, Gollon is also a two-time Capital One Academic All-District Team member and is one of 30 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.
The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams in the 2011-12 academic year to recognize student-athletes who embody the conferenceâ€™s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better and participated in at least half of their teamâ€™s games.MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE of the YEAR Jakob Gollon, Mercer University Senior | GPA: 3.91 | Major: Masters in Educational Leadership | Hometown: Stevens Point, Wis. • Completed undergraduate degree with 3.47 cumulative GPA • Scored a career-high and A-Sun season-best 37 points in win at Valparaiso • Two time Capital One Academic All-Conference Team Member • One of 30 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award • Registered his 1,000th career point on Jan. 10th MEN'S BASKETBALL ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Delbert Love, Kennesaw State (Junior | GPA: 3.4 | Business Administration) Demarcus Daniels, North Florida (Sophomore | GPA: 3.52 | Biology) Mario Blessing, USC Upstate (Junior | GPA: 3.71 | Business Administration) Hunter Miller, Stetson (Senior | GPA: 3.65 | Business Administration)
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, Northern Kentucky University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.