Six Rock Hill-area natives were among 644 student-athletes recognized on the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Those receiving the honor, with college, sport, high school and major, are Michael Claypool (Newberry, football, Fort Mill, biology); Jareth Bailey (Newberry, football, Lancaster, mathematics); Dani Hroblak (Newberry, volleyball, Clover, communications); Christy Stegall (Newberry, volleyball, Fort Mill, biology); Caitlyn Tooley (Newberry, soccer, Fort Mill, mathematics and education) and Sam Sinclair (Mars Hill, baseball, Lancaster, physical education).
The SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll recognizes those student-athletes who had at least a 3.20 grade point average and completed at least one season in one of 14 sports.
Newberry had the most representatives with 105.
• HARVARD: Allison Feaster, a standout for the Crimson and at Chester High School, has returned to the professional basketball ranks after sitting out last year.
The 5-foot-11 Feaster plays for Indiana of the WNBA. Feaster did not play last year after her team, the Charlotte Sting, disbanded.
She has played in five games for the Fever, averaging 6.6 minutes and 1.2 points.
In six seasons with the Sting, Feaster etched her name in the franchise's record books. She holds Charlotte career records for 3-pointers made (304) and attempted (855). She's also among the Sting's top five with 1,801 points, 152 games started, 291 assists and 161 steals.
Feaster led the NCAA in scoring in 1997-98 with the Crimson, averaging 28.5 points a game.
Feaster and her husband, ex-Great Falls and N.C. State athlete Danny Strong, are the parents of a daughter, Sara, born in 2006.
• USC UPSTATE: Former Northwestern soccer standout Ben Brannan has signed a national letter of intent with the Spartans.
Brannan has spent the past two years at Spartanburg Methodist, where he was a strong defensive player.
Brannan was SMC's defensive player of the year in 2006 and 2007 and was the team's MVP this past season.
Although a top defender, Brannan finished his two-year SMC career as the Pioneers' fifth all-time scorer.
While at Northwestern, Brannan helped lead the Trojans to the 2006 Class AAAA state championship.
• WINTHROP: Ex-Eagles track and cross county standout Jeff Greene was one of five student-athletes inducted into the Big South Conference Hall of Fame last week at the league's annual spring meetings in Hilton Head.
Greene is the fourth representative from Winthrop to receive the induction. He joins softball pitcher Lisa Kemme, baseball pitcher Bryan Link and late baseball coach Horace Turbeville.
Greene was the first Winthrop student-ahlete to earn NCAA Division I All-America honors, gaining them in 1994 for the indoor 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Greene also captured the '94 Big South men's cross country championship and won the '94 BSC outdoor title in the 5,000. Greene was the conference's '94 cross country runner of the year.
Greene was the school's male athlete of the year in 1994 and was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame in January 2005.