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Men’s Basketball Seniors Named Academic All-Conference

Belmont men’s basketball seniors Drew Hanlen (St. Louis, Mo.), Mick Hedgepeth (Crossville, Ala.) and Scott Saunders (New Orleans, La.) have been named to the 2012 Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference team.

Hanlen, who was named First Team All-Atlantic Sun Monday, has received Academic All-Conference honors four straight years. The St. Louis, Mo. native is the Atlantic Sun Conference active career leader in assists. He holds a 3.45 GPA in his chosen major of entrepreneurship.

Hedgepeth, also honored by the league for academic achievement four straight years, was named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun Monday. Among Belmont’s career leaders in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage, Hedgepeth is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District selection. He is also one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s basketball. Hedgepeth holds a 3.70 GPA in his chosen major of accounting.

Saunders, also a four-time A-Sun All-Academic honoree, has received numerous awards during his career. Twice named Capital One Academic All-American and Capital One Academic All-District, the New Orleans, La. native ranks among the Atlantic Sun Conference active career leaders in scoring and rebounding. Saunders holds a 3.84 GPA in his chosen majors of finance and marketing.

Justin Glenn of Lipscomb, Chalmers Rogers of USC Upstate and Adam Sollazzo of ETSU were also named to the Academic All-Conference team for men’s basketball.

The A-Sun introduced the new sport-by-sport Academic All-Conference teams this fall to recognize student-athletes who embody the conference’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.