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SPORTS BAYLOR NAMED A-SUN SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR USC Upstate junior forward Rachel Baylor was named by the Atlantic Sun Conference as Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognizing her performance both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Baylor becomes the first Upstate women's soccer player in program history to be named the A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year and second to be placed on the A-Sun All-Academic Team, joining former Spartan goalkeeper Sarah Plantz who earned the distinction in 2011. "I could not be prouder of Rachel," said Upstate women's soccer coach Abby Minihan. "She has put so much time and care into the person she is becoming, and this is the fruit of that commitment she has made to herself." A unanimous selection to this year's All-Academic Team, the junior from Greensboro, N.C., finished the regular season tied for 10th in the A-Sun in goals and 13th in points. Baylor also tied for the team-lead in goals and game-winning goals, and was second in points. She tallied a career-high four goals and nine points this year for Upstate. Baylor currently holds a 3.90 grade-point average and is Rachel Baylor majoring in Spanish. The A-Sun All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom and exemplify the A-Sun's mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or better and participated in at least half of their team's games. GETHIN, WINEGARNER RECEIVE A-SUN POSTSEASON RECOGNITION Senior midfielder Haley Gethin and freshman forward Kate Winegarner also garnered postseason recognition from the league. Gethin was named Second Team All-Conference for the second straight season, and Winegarner was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman Team. Playing in all 18 games this season for Upstate with 15 starts, Gethin, from Cocoa Beach, Florida, ranked third on the team with three goals, two assists and eight points. She compiled her first career hat trick in the Spartans 5-0 victory over The Citadel and became just the fourth Upstate player in school history to score three goals in a game. Winegarner, from Bethlehem, Georgia, started in all 18 games during her freshman campaign. She tied for ninth in the A-Sun this season in assists, tied for 10th in goals and was 11th in points. Winegarner led the team in points with 11, and tied for the teamlead with four goals and three assists. Gethin is the first Upstate player in school history to earn multiple A-Sun All-Conference honors. Winegarner is the fourth Spartan to be voted to the All-Freshman Team. Haley Gethin Kate Winegarner 21  Fall 2015 Upstate Magazine 21 Magazine


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