Conference Carolinas Announces 2019 All-Conference Student Support Team

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Eight students from eight member institutions have been named to the 2019 Conference Carolinas All-Conference Student Support Team; the Conference office announced on Wednesday (May. 15) afternoon.

The eight students honored were Carie Valentine of Belmont Abbey CollegeDeja King of Chowan UniversitySara Dooley of Erskine College, Mattie Brown of King University, Caleb Barnes of Limestone College, Matthew Snyder of University of Mount Olive, Megan Miller of North Greenville University and Holly Richardson of Southern Wesleyan University.

The All-Conference Student Support Team was created in 2016-17 to recognize one student from each member institution who supports an athletic team and/or athletic department through service. Examples of service include, but are not limited to: team managers, statistical support, video service, and/or game day operations support.

To be eligible for the Conference Carolinas All-Conference Student Support Team a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Junior or senior academic status as determined by the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on all work completed at the member institution.
  3. GPA is to be based on the previous fall semester’s grades (e.g. cumulative GPA through Fall 2018).
  4. Must have completed at least two full-time semesters at the member institution (currently in their third semester or beyond)
  5. A student-athlete who has exhausted their eligibility is eligible to win this award if they are assisting their former team and/or athletic department in such a manner as described above.

The 2019 Conference Carolinas All-Conference Student Support Team members are:
Caleb Barnes (Limestone): Barnes is a senior professional communications major with a 3.16 grade point average. Over the last three years Caleb has served as a member of Limestone's webcast production team.

Mattie Brown (King): Brown is a junior athletic training major with a 3.53 grade point average. For three years Mattie has served as a student athletic trainer for the King acrobatics & tumbling team.

Sara Dooley (Erskine): Dooley is a senior business major with a 3.50 grade point average. During the last three years Sara has served the Erskine athletic department as a member of its game management staff.

Deja King (Chowan): King is a junior sport studies and exercise science major with a 3.40 grade point average. During the last two years Deja has served the Chowan athletic department as a member of its game day and event staff. 

Megan Miller (North Greenville): Miller is a senior sport management major with a 3.51 grade point average. Megan has worked in the NGU athletic department as the marketing and fundraising intern and has served a major role in the rollout of the Pepsi Ambassador program.

Holly Richardson (Southern Wesleyan): Richardson is a senior sports management major with a 3.76 grade point average. Holly has been a game day operations crew member for SWU for the last two years, working in every aspect of support for athletic events.

Matthew Synder (Mount Olive): Snyder is a senior recreation and leisure studies/exercise science major with a 3.07 grade point average. Matthew has been an integral part of the UMO men's basketball team serving as the team's manager.

Carie Valentine (Belmont Abbey): Valentine is a junior accounting and motorsports management major with a 3.62 grade point average. For three years, Carie has served as game day and statistical support for game operations and sport information, while also being the work study team leader.


Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletics conference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount Olive, North Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University.