PNG grad Matt Geisel makes Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team

Published 12:08 am Saturday, June 20, 2020

Port Neches-Groves graduate Matt Geisel recently earned a spot on the American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete Team for tennis for 2020.


Geisel is a junior at Louisiana College and took part in nine matches during the spring season before it was shut down by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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He maintained a 3.22 grade point average in missions and ministry.


Geisel was joined as an Academic All-Conference member by Britton Patton, a junior from Pineville, La.


Seven other Wildcats from Louisiana College were also named to the ASC’s Distinguished Scholar-Athlete teams, along with 48 Wildcats honored on Academic-All Conference teams.


To be named Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must have been enrolled at LC for a full academic year, be at least a sophomore in academic standing during his or her competitive semester, and have at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of the semester upon which their sport championship is held.


One player from each team is chosen to represent LC on the Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team.


To be eligible to be named Distinguished Scholar-Athlete, a player must meet the above criteria, but must maintain a 3.2 GPA or greater while appearing in at least 50% of the team’s games.