107 Trine student-athletes named to MIAA Honor Roll

July 10, 2013

ANGOLA, Ind. - Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner David Neilson has announced the Academic Honor Roll for the 2012-13 academic year. The list includes 107 Trine University student-athletes from all 18 MIAA teams. In addition, eight teams, including the women's cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball teams along with the men's tennis squad, were 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 2012-13 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 107 Trine student-athletes named, five have earned the distinction all four years while at Trine. They are Sannie Anderson (cross country and track/Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia High School), Lauren Burns (golf/Wooster, Ohio/Cloverleaf), Annalisa Krug (cross country and track/Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), Sarah Radekin (volleyball/Chillicothe, Ohio/Alexander) and Samantha Willmann (tennis/Anderson, Ind./Frankton).

The Team GPA award is presented to conference teams that achieve a combined 3.300 or better grade point average for the academic year. The eight teams for the Thunder to earn the award are the most in school history after six teams earned the honor a season ago. The Thunder also placed three squads in the top-10, second most by any school. Lead by first-year coach Ryan Gould, the men's tennis team was tops among all men's sports and eighth overall with a combined 3.543 GPA. Gould's women's tennis team also placed near the top of the conference with a 3.662 GPA, third highest among all teams. Also under a first-year head coach in Tom Knudson, the women's track team earned the highest GPA among the three schools to be honored with a 3.530, which was 10th overall.

For the first time since 2006, the volleyball team earned the award posting a 3.524 under head coach Jamie Wozniak. The softball team, coached by Donnie Danklefsen, was honored in consecutive years for its 3.401 GPA which was the highest among the three Trine softball teams to receive the award. Coach Terry Stefankiewicz's women's soccer team tallied a GPA of 3.338 to earn the honor for the third straight season. The women's cross country team combined for a 3.352 GPA under coach Charlie Massi, giving it the award for the fifth straight year and the seventh time in nine years. In the first season as a conference sport, the women's lacrosse team, led by first-year coach Jeannine Ravellette, was one of just two to earn the school's honor with a 3.328 GPA.

Of the 107 student-athletes honored, 40 have earned the distinction at least twice. The honorees include 34 freshmen, 30 sophomores, 18 juniors and 25 seniors. The football team led the Thunder with 13 student-athletes represented while the women's track, softball and volleyball teams each had nine honorees.

Football: Michael Chernoff (Sophomore/Carmel, Ind./Carmel High School), Sean Collins (Senior/Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop), Andrew Dee (Sophomore/McComb, Ohio/McComb), Charles Dreessen (Freshman/Walkerton, Ind./John Glenn), Zachary Hess (Sophomore/Eagle, Mich./Grand Ledge), Levi Lawson (Freshman/Huntington, Ind./Huntington North), Caleb Nitz (Junior/Baroda, Mich./Lakeshore), Derek Posey (Junior/Newark, Ohio/Utica), Christian Roberson (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Central), Austin J. Shoemaker (Sophomore/Huntington, Ind./Huntington North), James West (Junior/Berne, Ind./South Adams), Aaron Wolf (Sophomore/Huntington, Ind./Huntington North) and Anthony Yoder (Sophomore/Goshen, Ind./Concord).

Softball: Jillian Craig (Junior/Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard High School), Haleigh Daniels (Junior/Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton), Alicia Eavey (Freshman/Avon, Ind./Covenant Christian), Brianna Fuller (Sophomore/Hubbardston, Mich./Fulton), Lauren Harris (Senior/Uniontown, Ohio/Hoover), Alison Lang (Freshman/Rome City, Ind./East Noble), Jamie Lydick (Junior/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Ashton Morgan (Senior/Berne, Ind./South Adams) and Amy Newell (Sophomore/Three Rivers, Mich./Three Rivers).

Volleyball: Haley Born (Junior/Athens, Ohio/Alexander High School), Darcy Crabtree (Junior/Gaston, Ind./Wes-Del), Carlee Felber (Junior/Newman, Calif./Orestimba), Betsy Irwin (Senior/Athens, Ohio/Alexander), Erin Lewis (Sophomore/Farmland, Ind./Winchester Community), Bridget Marlow (Freshman/Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek), Taylor Rabel (Freshman/Muncie, Ind./Muncie Central), Sarah Radekin (Senior/Chillicothe, Ohio/Alexander) and Megan Verkamp (Freshman/Franklin, Ind./Franklin Community).

Women's Track and Field: Sannie Anderson (Senior/Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia High School), Isabel DiFranco (Freshman/Cooksville, Md./Glenelg), Courtney Forsythe (Freshman/West Mansfield, Ohio/Benjamin Logan), Kelli Hogenkamp (Sophomore/Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater), Trisha King (Sophomore/Archbold, Ohio/Archbold), Annalisa Krug (Senior/Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), Abigail Samuels (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Central), Kelly Scholer (Sophomore/Anderson, Ind./Yorktown) and Courtney Stahl (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Lowell).

Baseball: Jason Blair (Freshman/Toledo, Ohio/Maumeem High School), Randal Flowers (Sophomore/Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton), Kyle Lidster (Senior/Griffith, Ind./Griffith), Jeffrey Phillips (Junior/Prospect, Ohio/Pleasant), Ethan Prebynski (Sophomore/Auburn, Ind./DeKalb), Kory Shackle (Freshman/Butler, Ohio/Mount Vernon), Adam Sullivan (Junior/Fort Wayne, Ind./Elmhurst) and Thomas Wilder (Senior/Petersburg, Mich./Summerfield School).

Men's Track and Field: Dakota Bagwell (Sophomore/Kokomo, Ind./Western High School), Michael Becker (Sophomore/Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon), Andrew Bunting (Freshman/Medina, Ohio/Brunswick), Luke Fimreite (Freshman/McCordsville, Ind./Mount Vernon), Samuel Gilly (Freshman/St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden), Daniel Linder (Senior/DeWitt, Mich./Grand Ledge), David Molnar (Freshman/Avon, Ohio/Avon) and Matthew Smith (Sophomore/Troy, Mich./Avondale).

Women's Soccer: Eleni Agelopolous (Sophomore/Munster, Ind./Munster High School), Miranda Allen (Sophomore/Jackson, Mich./Grass Lake), Ruth Feliciano (Senior/Polk, Ohio/Ashland), Sarah Fowler (Freshman/Bowling Green, Ohio/Otsego), Kara Franks (Sophomore/Smithville, Ohio/Smithville), Trisha King (Sophomore/Archbold, Ohio/Archbold), Jaime McCarrell (Freshman/Jackson, Mich./Jackson) and Melissa Smiles (Sophomore/Davisburg, Mich./Holly).

Men's Soccer: Luke Fimreite (Freshman/McCordsville, Ind./Mount Vernon High School), Curtis Holcom (Senior/Converse, Ind./Oak Hill), Zachary Hopper (Freshman/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Ryan Schreiner (Junior/Bryan, Ohio/Bryan), Karston Shephard (Sophomore/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Zachary Taranto (Sophomore/Avon, Ohio/Avon) and Kyle Yeakle (Sophomore/Angola, Ind./Angola).

Men's Tennis: Trevor Derby (Senior/Corunna, Ind./East Noble High School), Daniel Desper (Senior/Kendallville, Ind./East Noble), Joseph Dunbar (Junior/Carmel, Ind./Blessed Theodore Guerin), Caleb Knust (Freshman/Plainfield, Ind./Plainfield), Derek Miller (Sophomore/Dayton, Ohio/West Carrollton), Zachary Richardson (Sophomore/Muncie, Ind./Delta) and Ryan Richman (Junior/Wabash, Ind./Wabash).

Women's Tennis:

Kaylynne Goeglein (Senior/Fremont, Ind./Fremont High School), Jessica Huhnke (Junior/Newburgh, Ind./Castle), Erin Kwaske (Sophomore/Jackson, Mich./Western), Alexis Mack (Freshman/Temperance, Mich./Bedford), Taylor Rabel (Freshman/Muncie, Ind./Muncie Central), Christina Uphaus (Junior/Centerville, Ind./Centerville) and Samantha Willmann (Senior/Anderson, Ind./Frankton).

Women's Lacrosse: Emily Canepa (Senior/West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West High School), Taylor Gast (Sophomore/Akron, Ind./Tippecanoe Valley), Lauren Hood (Junior/Austintown, Ohio/Mineral Ridge), Hunter Johnson (Freshman/Millbury, Ohio/Lake), Anne Mammel (Freshman/Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh), Danielle Rueter (Junior/Harrison, Ohio/William Henry Harrison) and Megan Russ (Freshman/Perrysburg, Ohio/Perrysburg).

Women's Cross Country: Sannie Anderson (Senior/Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia High School), Isabel DiFranco (Freshman/Cooksville, Md./Glenelg), Courtney Forsythe (Freshman/West Mansfield, Ohio/Benjamin Logan), Kelli Hogenkamp (Sophomore/Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater), Annalisa Krug (Senior/Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), Abigail Samuels (Senior/Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Central) and Kelly Scholer (Sophomore/Anderson, Ind./Yorktown).

Men's Cross Country: Michael Becker (Sophomore/Wauseon, Ohio/Wauseon High School), Collin DeBrabander (Sophomore/Marshall, Mich./Marshall), Lucas Krupp (Freshman/Hecker, Ill./Waterloo), Steven Olson (Freshman/Negaunee, Mich./Negaunee) and Joshua Weslock (Freshman/Howell, Mich./Howell).

Men's Lacrosse: Zachary Bigger (Senior/Georgetown, Texas/Leander High School), Paul Carlquist (Freshman/Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South), Alexander DePoy (Freshman/Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids) and Colin O'Keefe (Freshman/Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township).

Women's Golf: Lauren Burns (Senior/Wooster, Ohio/Cloverleaf High School), Allie Buttery (Senior/Clarkston, Mich./Walled Lake Northern), Laura Carey (Sophomore/Jonesboro, Ind./Madison Grant) and Mikala Freeland (Freshman/Danville, Ind./Danville Community).

Women's Basketball: Samantha Bortner (Freshman/Kendallville, Ind./Central Noble High School), Haley Killingbeck (Senior/Poneto, Ind./Southern Wells) and Sydney Spragg (Senior/Camden, Mich./Reading).

Men's Basketball: Jared Holmquist (Freshman/Chase, Mich./Reed City High School) and Benjamin Schroeder (Freshman/Columbus Grove, Ohio/Kalida).

Men's Golf: Kevin Berry (Freshman/Holly, Mich./Fenton High School).

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