- The Christenberry award is given to the male and female student-athlete who attain the highest GPA in the conference during their undergraduate careers.
- The award is named for George A. Christenberry, the former president of Augusta College, now Augusta University, and one of the founders and first president of the Big South.
Winthrop University, "Two Winthrop Student-Athletes Given Top Academic Awards from the Big South" (2019). Winthrop News 2019. 68.