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Lipscomb leads A-Sun in All-Academic honorees

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Atlantic Sun has released the names of student-athletes who earned All-Academic honors for the 2011-12 academic year, with Lipscomb’s 187 honorees the most among conference institutions.

More than 65 percent of conference student-athletes earned All-Academic status for the 2011-12 academic year, establishing a new record for conference academic excellence. Student-athletes earn All-Academic honors if they obtain a 3.0 or better grade-point average while maintaining status as a full-time student.

With 74 percent of student-athletes earning a place on the squad, Lipscomb had the second-highest percentage of student-athletes to earn the honor.

Eight student-athletes were placed on the President’s Scholar registry for completing their eligibility with a 3.8 GPA or better: Catherine Beals (women’s cross country/track), Brittany Duerk (women’s basketball/track), Kirsten Heikkinen (women’s soccer), Whitney Kiihnl (softball), Ashley Lehman (women’s cross country/track), Leah McAlister (women’s basketball), Evan McGee (men’s soccer) and Katie Rose (volleyball). Duerk, Heikkinen, Lehman and Rose were among eight conference student-athletes to graduate with 4.0 GPA’s.

Among 46 A-Sun student-athletes to earn Commissioner’s Scholar honors (3.6-3.79 GPA upon graduation), three were Lipscomb graduates: Anna Bowers (women’s basketball), Aaron Todd (men’s cross country/track) and Elizabeth Keevil (women’s tennis).

Fifty-one Lipscomb student-athletes earned Conference Scholar honors for maintaining a GPA of 3.4 or better for two consecutive years.

All told, the A-Sun recognized 1,416 as All-Academic selections for their work in the classroom. Additionally, 89 percent of the A-Sun’s conference champions had at least half of the athletes on their rosters earned All-Academic status.

Lipscomb All-Academic Honorees (* - Denotes Conference Scholar)

Baseball

Tyson Ashcraft
Will Blalock
Hunter Brothers
Joey Cecere
Noah Chandler
Josh Cotham*
Jonathan Craycraft*
Anthony Difelice
Tennyson Dodd*
Blake Fonfara*
David Hackett
Logan Hostettler
Jaesung Hwang
Jacob Knott
Zach Lowery
Diego Martinez
Shawn Mehring
Zak Messer*
Griffin Moore
Erik Natusch
Gil Rehwinkel
Austin Schubert
Connor Sinclair
Aaron Spragg
Taylor Stewart
Dan Strable
Lee Wilson*
Jordan Zelhart

Men’s Basketball

Jacob Arnett*
Zack Ellis
Justin Glenn
Stephen Hurt
Chad Johnson
Carter Sanderson
Zavion Williams

Women’s Basketball

Anna Bowers
Shanice Burnette
Brittany Duerk
Morgan Faulkner*
Leah McAlister
Chelsea McMeans*
Hannah Phillips*
Jess Reece
Sasha Robinson
O’Neisha Smith
Erika Thornsberry

Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field

Benjamin Ashley
Adam Austin
Dan Coleman
Matthew Deery
Ben Fennell*
Ashton Fisher
Kevin Floyd
Ryan Gadsey
Tyler Glenn
Isaiah Greer*
Tate Honaker
Andrew Jones
Bradford Lineberry
Cliff Long
Caleb Love
Alexander McMeen
Tim Muller*
Geoff Musick
Tucker Peabody*
Austin Ray
Logan Ray
Benton Reed*
Dillon Seigenthaler*
Kenny Smith
Aaron Todd
Zak Vruwink
Houston Ward
Andrew Wolf
Ben Wright*
Mike Yang

Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field

Catherine Beals
Anna Belner
Katie Bunker*
Kaitlyn Collier
Abigail Dodson
Missy Dowd*
Minna Fields
Reba Francisco
Tessa Hoefle*
Ali Keith*
Maggie Lawrence
Ashley Lehman
Kaitlyn Llewellyn
Kendra Lobley
Emily Longden*
Shelby Marvel
Taylor Mason*
Melissa Matis
Jaimie McFarland
Megan McClain
Renee Menzie
Alyssa Miller
Alex Newby*
Lacey Printz*
Julie Shrewsbury*
Sara Stephens
Natalie Stewart
April Terry
Brenna Thompson
Amanda Twigg*
Louisa Van Batavia
Dani Walker*
Valerie Winkler

Men’s Golf

Frank Combs
Alex Cox
Paul Kleine-Kracht
Zach Pursell
Ryan Terry

Women’s Golf

MacKenzy Carter*
Casey Edwards
Sabrina Ferreri
Danielle Grace
Samantha Khan
Sarah McFarlin
Savanna Schubert

Men’s Soccer

Deven Bahadoorsingh
Evan Beutler
Tyler Burkhart*
Matt Coffey
Omar Djabi
Zander El-Hindi
Kyle Erickson
Robbie Johnson
Matthew Kerridge
Drew Longinotti*
Evan McGee
Garret Pettis
Jeremy Reid*
Josh Robert
Lucas Salmen*
AJ Schlitt
Ethan Summers*

Women’s Soccer

Taylor Bearden
Danielle Bethke*
Allison Brown
Nicole Bryant*
Karli Crosby
Kirsten Heikkinen
Meghan McGuire
Jenna Price
Kelsey Reiman*
Stephanie Romero
Brittany Rupple
Kameron Stilwell*
Andrea Thornton*
Ariel Vinson
Courtney Williams*
Katie Wood*
Erin Zerio

Softball

Gracey Aguirre
Ashley Anderson*
Bridgette Begle*
Kelsey Cartwright
Shelby Cunningham*
Haley Elliott
Whitney Kiihnl
Mollie Mitchell
Kristen Sturdivant
Bree Thurman*
Brianne Welch

Men’s Tennis

Tanner Brown
Miguel Cortez
Chad Pierron
William Shaw*
Oliver Strecker*
Stuart Tierney

Women’s Tennis

Alyssa Bellini*
Jennifer Borck
Samantha Bowman*
Elizabeth Keevil
Deahna Welcher

Volleyball

Jewell Dobson
Caitlin Dotson*
Abby Fay
Lauren Ford
Kaycee Green
Jordan Huston
Sophie Kellerman
Claire Peterson*
Katie Rose
Megan Stout