ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference recognized its 2019-20 Fall Winners for Life team Tuesday. The team is comprised of one student-athlete from each of the nine institutions and honors those who display excellence on and off the playing surface.
2019-20 ASUN Conference Fall Winners for Life Team
Amanda Carroll, FGCU - Volleyball
Alex Turnock, Jacksonville - Cross Country
Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State - Cross Country
Calli Parlier, Liberty - Cross Country
Brent Leber, Lipscomb - Cross Country
Rene White, NJIT - Soccer
Kara Nix, North Alabama - Cross Country
Anderson Bobo, North Florida - Cross Country
Arye Beck, Stetson - Cross Country
Amanda Carroll is a graduate student majoring in Educational Leadership. She is a four-time President's List and Dean's List recipient and serves as one of FGCU's representatives to the ASUN SAAC and serves as the league's Division I Representative to NCAA SAAC while accumulating over 80 hours of community service for programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Project Life Movement and the Naples Humane Society. On the volleyball court, Carroll collected 1,483 career kills (9th in ASUN history) and 1,247 digs (26th in ASUN history) while leading the Eagles to the 2018 ASUN Championship title. The outside hitter wrapped up her illustrious career as a three-time All-ASUN selection and the 2017 ASUN Player and Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A senior Kinesiology major at Jacksonville, Alex Turnock has a 3.93 grade-point average (GPA). He is a two-time President's List and Dean's List selection and is a member of numerous Honor Societies including Phi Kappa Pi and the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. At the UCF Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 27, Turnock posted his top 8K time of 26:22.0 and had his top 10K time of 34:56.6 at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships, his final collegiate meet. Turnock is a three-time All-Academic Team recipient and is the Founder/Director of the JAX Track Club and is a volunteer coach at Jacksonville's Bolles High School.
Katie Meyer was Kennesaw State's top finisher in four races this season. She recorded the top 4K time in program history (14:16.0) at the Bulldog Invitational before placing 15th at the ASUN Women's Cross Country Championship in November with a time of 18:03.43. A native of Roswell, Ga., Meyer volunteered her time at the Atlanta Track Club's Wingfoot XC Meet and at the KSU Veteran's Day Football Game. The junior is an ASUN All-Academic Team selection with a perfect 4.00 GPA majoring in Environmental Engineering.
Calli Parlier, a sophomore from Apex, N.C., placed second in the 2019 ASUN Women's Cross Country Championships crossing the finish line in 17:10.72 and helping Liberty to a second-place team finish. She was named First Team All-Conference for the second time in her career after placing fifth and earning the Freshman of the Year honor a year ago. An ASUN Academic Honor Roll recipient, Parlier is majoring in Therapeutic, Allied and Health Professions at Liberty and has volunteered her time at numerous different events including Spooktacular, The Virginia 10 Miler, Flames Club Thankathon and Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat during her two years in Lynchburg.
Brent Leber, the ASUN Runner and Scholar-Athlete of the Year, participated at the NCAA Championships after placing seventh with a 10K time of 30:26.4 at the NCAA South Regional to earn an at-large individual selection. His 2019 season featured two top-10 finishes and an individual victory in the ASUN Championship to lead Lipscomb to the conference title. His seventh-place finish at the NCAA Regional was the highest-ever ranking for a Bison in a region race. A senior Exercise Science major, Leber, a member of Lipscomb's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and SAAC, volunteers his time at FiftyForward Senior Day Care.