Clarksville, Ark.- Matt Arant and April Young each earned the title of Distinguished Scholar-Athletes in their respective American Southwest Conference 2010-2011 winter and spring sports, the ASC office announced on Monday.
The honor, in its fourth academic year, recognizes student-athletes that achieve a higher level of academic achievement (a 3.20 grade-point average or better) while competing as a starter or important reserve on their team. From that list – limited to one nominee per school in each ASC championship sport – the Sports Information Directors from the conference’s 15 member institutions vote on a Distinguished Scholar-Athlete from each sport.
A History/Literature/Sociology major and a junior tennis player, Arant was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District Team following the 2011 season. Arant, who owns a career 4-3 doubles record, posted two wins in doubles play this season. Arant, a native of Georgetown, Texas, is a two-time member of the ASC All-Academic Team and has been on the Dean’s List and President’s List.
A Biology major and member of the basketball team, Young was named All-Conference and earned a spot of the Capital One Academic All-District Team for the 2010-2011 season. Young, a native of Deer, Ark., is a two-time member of the ASC All-Academic Team and has been on the Dean’s List and President’s List.