WKU Athletics Holds Academic Banquet

May 5, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU Athletics held its annual academic banquet Monday evening at the President's House on campus, where over 250 of WKU's 350-plus student-athletes were invited to attend based on their academic credentials.

A total of 36 student-athletes were inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society this year for having a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 3.4. In the last eight years, 251 WKU student-athletes have been honored by the society.

Forty-six more student-athletes were honored for achieving personal best GPAs in the Fall 2013 semester.

With a 3.17 team GPA, the baseball program was honored as the Men's Scholar Team of the Year, and the Women's Scholar Team of the Year is the golf program with a 3.68 team GPA.

The Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year is Patrick De Seroux from the tennis program with a 3.75 GPA, and with a perfect 4.0 GPA, the Women's Scholar Athlete of the Year is soccer's Kayla Steber.

Caden Dickerson from the men's basketball program was honored as the Graduate Student of the Year.

Taryn O'Shea from the soccer program received the Courage Award for excelling athletically and academically while overcoming personal hardship, and Katie Lever from the track and field and cross country program earned the Outreach-Service Award for exemplifying sportmanship and character and being actively involved in the community.

Maggie Woodward was named the Athletic Tutor of the Year.

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Chi Alpha Sigma Inductees:

Baseball: Blake Crabtree, Trevor Lowe, David Simmons, Ian Tompkins

Men's Basketball: Kevin Kaspar

Women's Basketball: Ileana Johnson, Micah Jones, Kendall Noble

Men's Golf: Trey Aguirre, Brandon Beckham, Connor Griffiths, Austin King

Women's Golf: McKenzie Smith

Soccer: Allie Auscherman, Alanna Clancey, Chandler Clark

Softball: Preslie Cruce, Amanda Thomas

Men's Swimming & Diving: Loui Little

Women's Swimming & Diving: Claire Conlon, Caitlin Dean, Ashley Forsyth, Susan Marquess, Hannah Runyon-Hass

Men's Tennis: John Bauerle, Alex Stewart

Women's Tennis: Madeline Phillips

Men's Track & Field/Cross Country: Lucas Atherton, Cyrus Johnson, Eric Marr

Women's Track & Field/Cross Country: Lindsey Hinken, Lynsey Milburn, Anna Schreiner, Baylee Shofner

Volleyball: Rachel Engle, Sarah Rogers

Fall 2013 Personal Best GPAs:

Baseball: Regan Flaherty, John Gastinger, Justin Hageman, Trevor Lowe, David Simmons

Men's Basketball: Caden Dickerson, Brandon Harris

Women's Basketball: Micah Jones

Football: Nick Baisch, Hendrix Brakefield, Mike Mugler, Marquez Pride, Garrett Schwettman, Marquis Sumler, Calvin Washington

Women's Golf: Michaela Bordeianu, April Butler, Ellinor Haag

Soccer: Kelsey Burnette, Haley Haffner, Kiersten Ottaway

Softball: Brooke Holloway, Kelsie Mattox, Jacqueline McGill, Emily Rousseau, Amanda Thomas

Men's Swimming & Diving: Russ Bryant, Harrison Griffin, Richard Russell, Jacob Schoeff

Women's Swimming & Diving: Michelle Craddock, Samantha Holmes, Rachel King, Mollie McNeel

Men's Tennis: John Bauerle, Alex Stewart

Women's Tennis: Monta Reinfelde

Men's Track & Field/Cross Country: Lucas Atherton, Cyrus Johnson, Eric Marr, David Mokone

Women's Track & Field/Cross Country: Courtney Waterbury

Volleyball: Janee Diggins, Rachel Engle, Noelle Langenkamp, Paige Wessel