182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC



    July 2, 2014

    MVC Release

    ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Valley Conference announced its annual academic awards on Wednesday, and 182 Southern Illinois student-athletes were honored. Brian Dixon (MTK), Jordyn Courier (WBB), Michelle Glenn (SB), Shailey Brumley (S&D), Eileen Schweiss (WTK) and Emily Less (VB) all earned the prestigious President's Council Academic Award, given to student-athlete holding a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2014 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

    Also, 79 SIU student-athletes 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 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics.

    In addition, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2013-14 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 2013/Spring 2014), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall or spring semesters.

    Southern Illinois student-athletes posted a 3.112 GPA in the spring 2014 semester, with 63 percent of Saluki student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or above. Sixty-six Salukis earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring 2014 semester. Women's tennis had the top team GPA at 3.624, with women's swimming and diving right behind with a team GPA of 3.580.

    PRESIDENTS COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARD
    MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Brian Dixon
    WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Jordyn Courier
    SOFTBALL - Michelle Glenn
    SWIMMING & DIVING - Shailey Brumley
    WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Eileen Schweiss
    VOLLEYBALL - Emily Less

    COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD BASEBALL - Derek Fogel, Tyler Rolland, Ryan Sabo, Aaron Snyder, Jacob Williams
    MEN'S BASKETBALL - Colby Long, Bronson Verhines
    MEN'S GOLF - Ryan Haxel, Andrew Novara, George Tate
    MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Brian Dixon, Evan Ehrenheim, Spencer Jackson, Kemar Jones, Kyle Landon, Nathan Shuck, Curtis Wideman
    WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Jordyn Courier, Kiley Gorski, Kim Nebo
    WOMEN'S GOLF - Brooke Cusumano, Mattie Lindner, Cassie Rushing, Kristie Yang
    SOFTBALL - Kelsea Ashton, Michelle Glenn, Kelsey Gonzalez, Kalyn Harker, Shaye Harre, Merri Anne Patterson, Jayna Spivey, Jessa Thomas, Alyssa Wunderlich SWIMMING & DIVING - Helena Amorim, Rachael Barry, Pamela Benitez, Shailey Brumley, Esther Chen, Kiley Handley, Kristy Hinkle, Holly Johnson, Kristina Ksarjian, Ella Otto, Hannah Pinion, Morgan Timms, Brittany Weigel, Sherry Zhang
    WOMEN'S TENNIS - Polina Dozortseva, Lauren Hoekstra, Anita Lee, Korey Love, Meagan Monaghan
    WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Alyssa Allison, Shaneice Bufford, Sadie Darnell, Molly Esling, Margaret Fitzgerald, Allison Gallo, Lacey Gibson, Allison Goldasich, Caselyn Harding, Jessica Jump, Kristen Levi, Melissa McDonald, Sarah McIntosh, Sarah Rautio, Amy Rzepczynski, Eileen Schweiss, Kaylyn Shaw, Autumn Shearer, Alexandra Walch
    VOLLEYBALL - Yael Benjamin, McKenzie Dorris, Leah Edgerton, Andrea Estrada Jaramillo, Sarah James, Emily Less, Allie Mueller, Taylor Pippen

    HONOR ROLL
    BASEBALL - Sam Coonrod, J.C. DeMuri, Tyler Dray, Brad Drust, Derek Fogel, Jake Hand, Drew Harper, Connor Kopach, Connor McFadden, Austin McPheron, Matt Murphy, Parker Osborne, Tyler Rolland, Nick Rybarczyk, Ryan Sabo, Anthony Shimkus, Aaron Snyder, Jake Welch, Lee Weld, Jacob Williams
    MEN'S BASKETBALL - Marcus Fillyaw, KC Goodwin, Chase Heins, Colby Long, Sean O'Brien, Josh Swan, Bronson Verhines
    MEN'S GOLF - Brady Brown, Ryan Haxel, Andrew Novara, Ben Patton, Steve Souchek, George Tate, Wade Thompson
    MEN'S TENNIS - Jorge Cavero, Rafael Cuadrillero, Michal Kianicka, Jonny Rigby
    MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - John Baughman, Matthew Benes, Andrew Carmin, William Davis, Brian Dixon, Evan Ehrenheim, Blake Green, Kulayifi Haji, Spencer Jackson, Luke James, Kemar Jones, Dean Jordan, Kyle Landon, Alex Lietz, Bradley Sauer, Nick Schrader, Nathan Schuck, Andrew Sledd, Jeff Stewart, Haeden Sweetin, Henry Uslabar, Kyle Walker, Chad Weaver, Curtis Wideman
    WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Carlie Corrigan, Jordyn Courier, Kiley Gorski, Ariel Haynes, Kim Nebo, Hannah Shores
    WOMEN'S GOLF - Brooke Cusumano, Alexis Gatton, Kris Grimes, Xianmei Jin, Mattie Lindner, Savannah Myers, Whitney Nugent, Morgan Reimler, Ashleigh Rushing, Cassie Rushing, Kristie Yang
    SOFTBALL - Kelsea Ashton, Katie Bertelsen, Caylee Cook, Michelle Glenn, Kelsey Gonzalez, Kalyn Harker, Shaye Harre, Taylor Harris, Kara Kimball, Lacey Newbold, Taylor Orsburn, Merri Anne Patterson, Jayna Spivey, Jessa Thomas, Brook Womack, Alyssa Wunderlich
    SWIMMING & DIVING - Helena Amorim, Rachael Barry, Pamela Benitez, Shailey Brumley, Esther Chen, Jordyn Dover, Kiley Handley, Kristy Hinkle, Sarah James, Holly Johnson, Kristina Ksarjian, Ella Otto, Katy Ovington, Hannah Pinion, Carly Schlupp, Riley Schroedter, Luisa Silveira, Lauren Stockton, Morgan Timms, Alyssa Walsh, Brittany Weigel, Sherry Zhang
    WOMEN'S TENNIS - Ariadna Cairo Baza, Gisela Cairo Baza, Polina Dozortseva, Lauren Hoekstra, Anita Lee, Korey Love, Meagan Monaghan, Natasha Tomishima
    WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Alyssa Allison, Victoria Archie, Freya Block, Shaneice Bufford, Lauren Cheadle, Paige Coddington, Kenya Culmer, Sadie Darnell, Cara Engel, Ellen Esling, Molly Esling, Meg Fitzgerald, Kelley Gallagher, Allison Gallo, Lacey Gibson, Allison Goldasich, Caselyn Harding, Jessica Jump, Kristen Levi, Sophia Lozano, Melissa McDonald, Sarah McIntosh, Alexandria Melton, Krista Menghini, Kacy Murphy, Tori Parry, Jalen Peet, Abigail Plecki, DeAnna Price, Sarah Rautio, Mobola Rotibi, Amy Rzepczynski, Eileen Schweiss, Erin Scott, Kaylyn Shaw, Autumn Shearer, Cetrena Simmons, Madeline Sopena, Katie Trupp, Alexandra Walch, Amiris Warren, Desiree White, McKenzie White, Tyra Wooten
    VOLLEYBALL - Katie Baki, Yael Benjamin, Chelsea Cunningham, McKenzie Dorris, Leah Edgerton, Andrea Estrada Jaramillo, Sarah James, Hannah Kaminsky, Emily Less, Allie Mueller, Taylor Pippen, Alexandra Rivera, Jessica Whitehead