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75 Thunder student-athletes named to MIAA honor roll
ANGOLA, Ind. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Commissioner David Neilson has announced the Academic Honor Roll for the 2010-11 academic year. The list includes 75 Trine University student-athletes from all 16 MIAA teams. The women’s cross country, golf and soccer teams and men’s tennis were also announced as Team GPA award winners.
The MIAA Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who achieved a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the entire 2010-11 academic year while also winning a varsity letter in a sport. Initiated in 1990, the Academic Honor Roll recognizes students at MIAA member colleges who excel in athletics and academics. Of the 75 Trine student-athletes named, two have earned the distinction all four years while at Trine. They were: Jeremy Howard (Football/Elkhart, Ind.) and Katlyn Pero (Golf/Hubbard, Ohio).
The Team GPA award is presented to conference teams that achieve a 3.300 or better grade point average for an entire academic year. Lead by coach Bill Maddock, the men’s tennis team was fourth in the conference with a combine 3.617 GPA. Women’s golf team and Van Brandt earned the second highest GPA in women’s golf with a combine 3.427. Coach Terry Stefankiewicz’s women’s soccer team tallied a GPA of 3.403 while the women’s cross country team combined for a 3.346 GPA.
Of the 75 student-athletes honored, 35 have earned the distinction at least twice. The football and women’s soccer teams led the Thunder with 11 student-athletes represented each.
Women’s Soccer: Mackenzie Bird (Angola, Ind.), Ruth Feliciano (Polk, Ohio), Breann Gaugler (Elkhart, Ind.), Kelsey Haack (Toledo, Ohio), Mary Lang (Kokomo, Ind.), Tiffani Morrison (Dowling, Mich.), Rachelle Newberry (South Haven, Mich.), Michelle Raupp (Vernon Hills, Ill.), Julieanne Shaffer (Camden, Mich.), Jessica Walker (Garrett, Ind.) and Katherine Wegert (Elmore, Ohio).
Football: Howard, Benjamin Hendricks (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Tyson Kaase (Syracuse, Ind.), Nathan Miller (North Manchester, Ind.), Aaron Selking (Decatur, Ind.), Aaron Shoemaker (Onsted, Mich.), Tyler Terry (Stroh, Ind.), Jared Trimble (Gas City, Ind.), Thomas Wyman (Lake Station, Mich.), Carlos Zepeda (Goshen, Ind.) and Eric Watt (Kentland, Ind.).
Track and Field: Sannie Anderson (Hesperia, Mich.), Logan Brenneke (Woodburn, Ind.),
Corbin Buckler (Marion, Ind.), Michael Hammond (Columbia City, Ind.), Annalisa Krug (Battle Creek, Mich.), Daniel Linder (DeWitt, Mich.), Jamie Meegan (Worthington, Ohio), James Morris (Franklin, Ind.) and Steven Smith (Reading, Mich.).
Cross Country: Anderson, Brenneke, Buckler, Hammond, Natalie Hutchison (Kentwood, Mich.), Morris and Meagan Willis (Montpelier, Ohio).
Softball: Casey Baker (Grand Blanc, Mich.), Rudy Cantrell (Justin, Tex.), Jillian Craig (Indianapolis), Jessica Hutchison (Kentwood, Mich.), Jamie Lydick (Plainfield, Ind.), Kelly Tresick (Clinton Twp., Mich.) and Paxton Fleming (Boulder City, Nev.).
Baseball: Travis Case (Monroe, Ind.), Jeffrey Phillips (Prospect, Ohio), Ronald Rightnowar (Oregon, Ohio), Daniel Smith (Coldwater, Mich.), Adam Sullivan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Benjamin Witter (Naples, Fla.).
Men’s Tennis: Joseph Dunbar (Carmel, Ind.), Christopher Gin (Indianapolis), Ryan Richman (Wabash, Ind.), Adam Steele (Fairland, Ind.) and David Murray (Bolingbrook, Ill.).
Women’s Tennis: Susan Brienling (Fremont, Mich.), Lori Bush (Big Rapids, Mich.), Shandra Clawson (Bronson, Mich.), Samantha Willmann (Anderson, Ind.) and Christina Uphaus (Centerville, Ind.).
Volleyball: Kari Klever (Bailey, Mich.), Kori Klever (Bailey, Mich.), Julie Kooienga (Hamilton, Mich.), Julia Nell (Ada, Okla.) and Sarah Radekin (Athens, Ohio).
Men’s Soccer: Daniel Kuehn (Saline, Mich.), Murray, Cory Sarks (Maumee, Ohio) and Ryan Schreiner (Bryan, Ohio).
Men’s Golf: Terence Clingaman (Stryker, Ohio), Kyle Lynch (Whitehouse, Ohio) and Todd Wisler (Bryan, Ohio).
Women’s Basketball: Sophia Cullen (Fremont, Ohio), Danielle Senf (Blanchardville, Wis.) and
Sydney Spragg (Camden, Mich.).
Women’s Golf: Lauren Burns (Seville, Ohio), Pero and Jennifer Sir Louis (Fort Wayne, Ind.).
Men’s Basketball: Alexander Croll (Sand Creek, Mich.).
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