Several University of Pikeville student-athletes were honored by the Mid-South Conference for their achievements on the court and in the classroom.
Two UPIKE cheerleaders were named to the all-conference team and six were honored academically. Junior Taylor Stone and sophomore Jerrica Lambert were named all-conference. Stone is from Pikeville while Lambert hails from Buckhorn.
Those named to the academic all-conference team, having achieved at least sophomore status with a 3.25 grade-point average, were Demitri Curry, a sophomore from Stockbridge, Ga., who has a double major in both psychology and criminal justice; Ali Goff, a junior from Grundy, Va., who majors in history/political science; Ashlee Looney, a junior from Grundy, Va., who majors in history/political science; Jocelyn McCown, a junior from Belfry majoring in history/political science; Taylor Stone, a junior from Pikeville who majors in elementary education; and Ashley Sturgill, a sophomore from Williamson, W.Va., majoring in psychology.
Four members of the UPIKE women's basketball team were honored for their prowess in the classroom. Those who received academic all-conference honors include Kendra Badgett, a senior from Grayson majoring in elementary education; Brogan Conley, a sophomore from Staffordsville majoring in business administration, emphasizing accounting; Jennifer Grant, a junior from Ponce de Leon, Fla., who majors in business administration with a triple emphasis of accounting, management and information systems; and Brittany Swindall, a sophomore from Pikeville who majors in biology.
Senior Chris McHenry and junior Trevor Setty of the UPIKE men's basketball team were named first-team All-Mid-South Conference.
McHenry is a 5-11 senior from Milwaukee who is being honored in his only season as a Bear. The transfer from Miami (Ohio) averaged 15.0 points and 3.7 assists per game this season. McHenry, whose assist total was fifth in the league, finished second in steals per game with an average of 2.28 per game.
One of the top shooters in the conference, McHenry was fifth in the league in field goal shooting (47.9 percent), seventh from the arc (38.4 percent) and ninth in free throw percentage (72.2 percent).
Setty, a 6-9 junior from Maysville, is also on the team for the first time after being named MVP of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament last March. His 16.4 points per game led the team and landed him fifth in the conference this season.
Setty, whose 5.3 rebounds per game was second on the squad, will enter the conference tournament 19th on the school's list of all-time scorers with 1,196 points. The Mason County product was sixth in both three-point shots made (2.02 per game) and steals (1.86 per game) and was 10th in free throw shooting at 71.1 percent.
The members of the academic all-conference squad were Chris Watson, a 6-7 junior from Daytona Beach who majors in business administration with an emphasis in computer science and Josh Whitaker, a 6-0 sophomore from Hazard, majoring in mathematics.
From left, UPIKE cheerleaders Goff, McCown, Sturgill, Curry, Stone and Looney