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University of Pikeville sophomore Kirklin Newsome has been named Academic All-Mid-South Conference. Newsome is a Betsy Layne High School graduate from Mud Creek.

COLUMBIA  — Thirty Mid-South Conference archery student-athletes, including one from Floyd County, earned Academic All-MSC honors, conference officials announced on Monday.

Betsy Layne High School graduate Kirklin Newsome (Basic Bow) was one of four archers from the University of Pikeville to earn academic all-conference honors. Brown hails from Mud Creek.

Along with Brown, sophomores Mason Hess and Tori Gayheart as well as junior Lauren Burgess represented UPIKE on the All-MSC list.

This is the second year that Burgess has been an Academic All-MSC honoree.

Cumberlands led the MSC with nine honorees while Kentucky Christian and Lindsey Wilson had the second-most award winners with five each.

In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must appear on the team eligibility sheet, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.

Community Trust Bank is the sponsor of the Mid-South Conference Academic Award program. Founded in 1903 in Pikeville, Community Trust Bank currently serves communities in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee with 79 banking locations.

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