115 Named to AD's Spring Honor Roll

URBANA, Ohio (May 15, 2013) - In the fall, Urbana University student-athletes posted the most successful academic semester since records were kept. A school-record 121 student-athletes made the Athletic Director’s Fall Honor Roll. Never before had more than 100 Blue Knights landed on the Honor Roll. Now, after the spring semester, the Blue Knights can boast back-to-back triple digit numbers on the AD's Honor Roll.

A total of 115 student-athletes maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the spring to earn this distinction.

The top academic squads in the fall were the men’s swimming team (3.2 GPA) and women’s cross country team (3.67). Both teams repeated their feat in the spring, and both squads improved upon their cumulative GPA.  The men's swim team posted an impressive 3.33 team GPA, while the women's cross country team nearly pulled off perfection at 3.85.  

The Blue Knight football team had the most representatives on the Honor Roll with 24. The women’s soccer team had the most representatives on the women’s side with 13 for the second straight semester. The 115 total members were made up of 60 men and 55 women.

In overall cumulative GPA, the Blue Knight women topped the Blue Knight men 3.12 to 2.75. As a whole, the student-athlete populous posted a 2.87 GPA, which is a new Athletic Department record, but still shy of the goal of attaining an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Jim Judge Jr. is a big reason for the recent upward trend in student-athlete GPA’s at Urbana University. Dr. Judge is the link between the UU faculty and coaches. He helped devise a system that allows for consistent communication between these two parties. His relentless pursuit of feedback provides coaches with a constant stream of information about their student-athletes’ performance in the classroom. Coaches are using this information to ensure their student-athletes are attending class and keeping their grades up.

As a result of all of the hard work by Dr. Judge, the Blue Knight coaches and the student-athletes, an incredible 22 Blue Knights posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages this past fall (10 men, 12 women). That’s just 6 shy of the school record set in the fall. The football team and women's soccer team tied with 3 student-athletes apiece with perfect 4.0 GPA's in the spring.

A complete list of the 115 student-athletes on the AD's 2013 Spring Honor Roll are below. 

FOOTBALL (24)
Kyle Wallace
Jake Krupko
Taylor Cayot
John Krabill
Drew Underwood
Shane Cahill
Alphonzo Berry
David Webb
Caleb Mauer
Patrick Hudepohl
Scott Porter
Kevin Smith
David McComas
Clay Lust
Lavelle Spivey
Alvin Busby
Nick Lipcheck
Blaine Hafner
Matt Nowak
Alex Fox
Kyle Ferguson
Isaiah Irons
Donte Washington
Deontea Rudasill

BASEBALL (16)
Aaron Bingham
Steven Brown
Josh Gratsch
Brad Hall
William Kosachook
Greg Liming
Tyler Mecham
Taylor Nehls
Tom Piatt
Andrew Richardson
Cody Ridinger
Drew Ryan
Robert Tavone, Jr.
Jose Vargas
Tyquan Wakefield
Matt Watson

MENS BASKETBALL (7)
Josh Brown
Mike Dorceus
Daniel Goins
Rendjis Gzibovskis
Dusan Komljenovic
Ognjen Rebic
Andrej Tomic

MENS SWIMMING (4)
Alex Parks
Eric Eaton
Kim Helander
Matt Stover

MENS GOLF (2)
Steve England
RJ Oberle

MENS SOCCER (7)
Aaron Atherton
Aaron Burt
Dustin Daugherty
Michael McFarlane
Darragh McGinley
Chase Newman
Joseph Thouvenot

VOLLEYBALL (6)
Kaci Eurez
Mary Hendricks
Amy Hickman
Kayli Lucius
Karla Vogel
Chelsea Winderl

WOMENS BASKETBALL (6)
Kathryn Barkley
Ciara Geiger
DeVonyea Johnson
Christina Nagle
Morgan Plummer
Andrea Vogel

WOMENS SWIMMING (4)
Breanne Schroeder
Rachel Kelly
Shelby Snell
Siara Chupp

WOMENS GOLF (5)
Shelby Link
Lindsey Phillips
Amanda Rockhold
Courtney Tierney
Kristen Waryck

WOMENS CROSS COUNTRY (4)
Kaylen Diemer
Melissa Bell
Jade Roark
Jackie Smith

WOMENS SOCCER (13)
Hanna Abdalla
McKensey Cross
Bailey Domer
Brooke Kidd
Brittany Mazzu
Adriana Sayers
Roniqua Scott
Brooke Smith
Megan Taucher
Mikela Tolbert
Samantha Trick
Cheyenne Sweigart
Taylor Gianangeli

WOMENS LACROSSE (8)
Heather Abdalla
Alyssa Ashcroft
Emily Boerger
Nora Boerger
Chiara Corsmeier
Ashley Gerken
Shannon Meyer
Tabitha Stein

SOFTBALL (9)
Kara Atwell
Amber Beeman
Alisha Crosier
Katelyn Edwards
Morgan Haer
Heather Hakola
Haley Kolmerten
Heather Martin
Brooke Shultz
 

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