NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College men's golfer Jack Easterby (Columbia, S.C.) was named South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Scholar Athlete, league officials announced Friday afternoon.
This marks the second SAC Scholar Athlete Award bestowed on a Newberry College student-athlete this academic year. Amanda Van Pelt (Linville, N.C.) was the Indians' award-winner for the 2004 volleyball season.
Easterby, a senior from Columbia, S.C., has a 3.5384 grade point average as a physical education/sports management major. Easterby is a four-year letterwinner in golf and two-year captain. He holds two school records in golf – lowest nine holes (33) and 18 holes (70). He was also a two-year member of the men’s basketball team.
He has been on the Newberry College Dean’s List for five consecutive semesters and is a member of Newberry’s Blue Key honor fraternity.
In the community, Easterby serves as a tutor for children at Prosperity-Riker Elementary School, is president of the Newberry Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a speaker on the statewide FCA circuit.
He also serves as president of the Newberry Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Newberry Physical Education Majors Club. Easterby is also a member of the Newberry Christian Council and has worked as a director at an inner-city basketball camp for underprivileged children in Columbia.
Founded in 1856, Newberry College is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Newberry is a proud member institution of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, a league comprised of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.