Southern Illinois student-athletes honored by MVC Tuesday for academic excellence



    May 13, 2008

    By Kyle Herm
    www.SIUSalukis.com

    ST. LOUIS - Southern Illinois student-athletes were honored Tuesday by the Missouri Valley Conference for academic excellence. Erin Pauk (Women's Basketball), Krystal Stein (Softball) and Abby Blank (Women's Swimming & Diving) were three of 38 student-athletes in the MVC to earn the league's highest academic achievement by capturing the President's Council Academic Excellence Award.

    The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through fall 2007 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

    Also, 37 SIU student-athletes, representing 11 different sports, received the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 grade point average for the current term (Fall 2007), and participation in athletics.

    In addition, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2007-08 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2007), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall.

    Complete lists of the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, and Honor Roll are below.

    Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award:
    Louis Johanns (Baseball); Bryan Mullins (Men's Basketball); Todd Obergoenner (Men's Golf); Blake Driskell (Men's Golf); Hugo Vidal-Bernard (Men's Tennis); Tyler Bradford (Men's Track & Field); Jason Ordway (Men's Track & Field); Greg McBride (Men's Track & Field); Kaci Bailey (Women's Basketball); Jayme Sweere (Women's Basketball); Erin Pauk (Women's Basketball); Erica Smith (Women's Basketball); Christine Zoerlein (Women's Golf); Jenene Ebstein (Softball); Allie Hanson (Softball); Tiffanie Dismore (Softball); Kathleen McNamara (Softball); Katie Schmidt (Softball); Krystal Stein (Softball); Abby Blank (Women's Swimming & Diving); Emily Duerringer (Women's Swimming & Diving); Kelly Dvorak (Women's Swimming & Diving); Nicole Macvey (Women's Swimming & Diving); Isabel Madeira (Women's Swimming & Diving); Therese Mattsson (Women's Swimming & Diving); Natalie McLean (Women's Swimming & Diving); Karin Mullendore (Women's Swimming & Diving); Kristina Palacios (Women's Swimming & Diving); Stephanie Wooley (Women's Swimming & Diving); Brittani Christensen-Farn (Women's Track & Field); A'Seret Dokubo (Women's Track & Field); Amy Phegley (Women's Track & Field); Bianca Stuart (Women's Track & Field); Toni Whitfield (Women's Track & Field); Kari Buehlhorn (Volleyball); Jennifer Berwanger (Volleyball); Kristina Berwanger (Volleyball).

    2007-08 Honor Roll:
    Tyler Choate (Baseball); Adam Curynski (Baseball); Adam Dunn (Baseball); Daniel Etienne (Baseball); Michael Finigan (Baseball); Louis Johanns (Baseball); Mark Kelly (Baseball); Bret Maugeri (Baseball); Chase Sanford (Baseball); Dion Coopwood (Men's Basketball); Bryan Mullins (Men's Basketball); Brandon Wood (Men's Basketball); Blake Driskell (Men's Golf); Charles Ellis (Men's Golf); Todd Obergoenner (Men's Golf); Brandon Vagner (Men's Golf); Chase Miller (Men's Tennis); Hugo Vidal-Bernard (Men's Tennis); Stephen Arvanis (Men's Track & Field); Mark Bowman (Men's Track & Field); Jake Deiters (Men's Track & Field); Daniel Dunbar (Men's Track & Field); Brady Hammon (Men's Track & Field); Greg McBride (Men's Track & Field); Jason Ordway (Men's Track & Field); Collin Otto (Men's Track & Field); Joe Paradiso (Men's Track & Field); James Richards (Men's Track & Field); Timothy Robberstad (Men's Track & Field); Ryan Shumaker (Men's Track & Field); Brenton Siemons (Men's Track & Field); Stevie Warren (Men's Track & Field); Brad Wrage (Men's Track & Field); Kaci Bailey (Women's Basketball); Debbie Burris (Women's Basketball); Erin Pauk (Women's Basketball); Brenna Saline (Women's Basketball); Erica Smith (Women's Basketball); Katrina Swingler (Women's Basketball); Natalie Taylor (Women's Basketball); Ellen Young (Women's Basketball); Braidy Hood (Women's Golf); Lindsey Phillips (Women's Golf); Christine Zoerlein (Women's Golf); Tiffanie Dismore (Softball); Jenene Ebstein (Softball); Clare Ford (Softball); Alicia Garza (Softball); Danielle Glosson (Softball); Lauren Haas (Softball); Allie Hanson (Softball); Katie McNamara (Softball); Katie Schmidt (Softball); Krystal Stein (Softball); Cristina Trapani (Softball); Katie Wagner (Softball); Katie Wilson (Softball); Abby Blank (Women's Swimming & Diving); Emily Duerringer (Women's Swimming & Diving); Kelly Dvorak (Women's Swimming & Diving); Tovah Gasparovich (Women's Swimming & Diving); Lisa Jaquez (Women's Swimming & Diving); Nicolle Macvey (Women's Swimming & Diving); Isabel Madeira (Women's Swimming & Diving); Therese Mattson (Women's Swimming & Diving); Natalie McLean (Women's Swimming & Diving); Karin Mullendore (Women's Swimming & Diving); Kristina Palacios (Women's Swimming & Diving); Danielle Quarry (Women's Swimming & Diving); Rachael Slattery (Women's Swimming & Diving); Lindsey Smith (Women's Swimming & Diving); Stephanie Wooley (Women's Swimming & Diving); Martina Ce (Women's Tennis); Andrea Courtney (Women's Tennis); Michela Cruise (Women's Tennis); Jessica Flannery (Women's Tennis); Agata Skorupska (Women's Tennis); Judeka Adams (Women's Track & Field); Gwendolyn Berry (Women's Track & Field); Olga Ciura (Women's Track & Field); Tredene Davis (Women's Track & Field); Kendra Deck (Women's Track & Field); A'Seret Dokubo (Women's Track & Field); Ryan Eichelberger (Women's Track & Field); Brandi Fields (Women's Track & Field); Kaitlin Foglesong (Women's Track & Field); Connie Hicks (Women's Track & Field); Megan Hoelscher (Women's Track & Field); Merry Lanker (Women's Track & Field); Shanna MacLagan (Women's Track & Field); Abby May (Women's Track & Field); Jacqueline Menke (Women's Track & Field); Amy Petty (Women's Track & Field); Jaime Pfister (Women's Track & Field); Amy Phegley (Women's Track & Field); Maria Pretner (Women's Track & Field); Lakeisha Purchase (Women's Track & Field); Bianca Stuart (Women's Track & Field); Miracle Thompson (Women's Track & Field); Ashley Tjardes (Women's Track & Field); Emily Toennies (Women's Track & Field); Jessica Vermeulen (Women's Track & Field); Tracy Walker (Women's Track & Field); Toni Whitfield (Women's Track & Field); Nefeteri Williams (Women's Track & Field); Erika Bartruff (Volleyball); Jennifer Berwanger (Volleyball); Kristina Berwanger (Volleyball); Kari Buehlhorn (Volleyball); Sydney Clark (Volleyball); Kristy Elswick (Volleyball); Trisha Kamphuis (Volleyball); Kelsie Laughlin (Volleyball); Chandra Roberson (Volleyball).