C-USA-High Number of WKU Student-Athletes Earn League Academic Medal

April 10, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A total of 56 WKU student-athletes earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, with a league-high 54 coming from C-USA-sponsored sports, for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better.

For the 2014-15 academic year, 567 C-USA student-athletes earned the league's highest academic medal. Charlotte had the second-most with 48, followed by Rice with 45.

"I am incredibly proud of our student-athletes being recognized for their high academic performance," WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. "To have over half of our student-athletes hold at least a 3.0 GPA and 56 have a 3.75 GPA is a very impressive accomplishment. We have made an all-around impact in Conference USA during our inaugural season, and these academic honors validate that WKU's athletes are literally student-athletes."

A total of 197 WKU student-athletes, nearly 54 percent of its total number, earned Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition yesterday from Conference USA for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during the 2014-15 academic year.

In the past calendar year 101 WKU student-athletes have graduated, with 76 earning their degrees in May 2014 and 25 in December 2014. The average cumulative GPA of the 101 was 3.12.

In the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) release in spring 2014, each of WKU's 19 teams exceeded the mandated 930 APR score by at least 16 points.

WKU STUDENT-ATHLETES EARNING C-USA COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC MEDALS (56)

Kaleb Duckworth Baseball
Steven Kraft Baseball
Ryan Messex Baseball
Benjamin Morrison Baseball
Wyatt Terrell Baseball
Micah Jones Women's Basketball
Kierra Muhammad Women's Basketball
Austin Black Football
Byron Carver Football
Chandler McPherson Football
Joseph Aguirre Men's Golf
Colin Frizzell Men's Golf
Michaela Bordeianu Women's Golf
April Butler Women's Golf
Elizabeth Cason Women's Golf
Ellinor Haag Women's Golf
Hannah Turner Women's Golf
Mallory Vaughn Women's Golf
Alexandria Auscherman Women's Soccer
Hannah Chua Women's Soccer
Makenzie Costner Women's Soccer
Olivia Fitzgerald Women's Soccer
Sarah Gorham Women's Soccer
Caitlin Hesse Women's Soccer
Andrea Larsen Women's Soccer
Allison Leone Women's Soccer
Alexandra Lonneman Women's Soccer
Abigail Schopper Women's Soccer
Kathryn Workman Women's Soccer
Kacie Freeman Softball
Michael McGee Men's Swimming & Diving
Davis Ranburger Men's Swimming & Diving
Ashley Forsyth Women's Swimming & Diving
Susan Marquess Women's Swimming & Diving
Mollie McNeel Women's Swimming & Diving
Erin Moe Women's Swimming & Diving
Kristen Nunnelly Women's Swimming & Diving
Andrea VanderMey Women's Swimming & Diving
Andreanna Christopoulou Women's Tennis
Emilia Granstrom Women's Tennis
Madeline Phillips Women's Tennis
Sean Hurd Men's Track & Field
Maxwell McGehee Men's Track & Field
Joshua Price Men's Track & Field
Sandra Akachukwu Women's Track & Field
Alexa Brainard Women's Track & Field
Lindsey Hinken Women's Track & Field
Theresa Krempel Women's Track & Field
Mary Lever Women's Track & Field
Olivia Little Women's Track & Field
Susan Pennington Women's Track & Field
Baylee Shofner Women's Track & Field
Tori Wigginton Women's Track & Field
Heather Boyan Volleyball
Rachel Engle Volleyball
Kaelin Grimes Volleyball