- McClanahan, who became the all-time scoring and assist leader in Big South Conference history and was just the second player in league history to be voted Big South Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons, has maintained a 3.34 grade point average while majoring in exercise science.
- Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study.
Winthrop University, "Basketball Standout Dequesha McClanahan Joins Athletics Directors Scholar-Athlete Team" (2014). Winthrop News 2014. 63.