Sun Belt Conference Announces Academic Awards

July 19, 2002

Bowling Green, Ky. - The Sun Belt Conference released its list of academic award winners, with a record 979 student-athletes being named to either the league's Commissioner's List or Academic Honor Roll. Of those honored, 112 came from Western Kentucky, the second highest total of any school. New Mexico State led the way with 115.

Along with the individual honorees, the WKU volleyball team was awarded for having the highest team grade point average in the sport. All 11 members of coach Travis Hudson's 2001 Sun Belt East Division Champion team appeared on the lists. The women's soccer team and women's swimming team were also well represented, each having 16 student-athletes honored.

To be named to the Commissioner's List, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA for the previous two semesters. To be selected to the Honor Roll, a GPA of 3.00 to 3.49 must be maintained for the same time period. Here is a complete list of WKU student-athletes that appeared on the list:

Baseball (11)
Commissioner's List
Andy Baldwin, So., Campbellsville, Ky.
J.C. Faircloth, Fr., Jacksonville, Fla.
David Lower, Jr., Alexandria, Ind.
Brian Polson, Sr., Louisville, Ky.
Adam Prida, So., Tampa, Fla.
Igor Roiberg, So., Toronto, Canada
Brooks Sketo, Fr., Sheperdsville, Ky.
Academic Honor Roll
Kenny Hughes, Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.
Brandon Miller, Sr., Muncie, Ind.
Tanner Townsend, Sr., London, Ky.
Matt Wilhite, Jr., Franklin, Ky.

Men's Basketball (2) Academic Honor Roll Tremain Rowles, Sr., Landover, Md. Patrick Sparks, Fr., Central City, Ky.

Women's Basketball (3) Academic Honor Roll Elisha Ford, So., Lebanon, Tenn. LaVonda Johnson, Sr., Bowling Green, Ky. Jennifer Slaughter, Jr., Brownsville, Ky.

Men's Golf (2) Academic Honor Roll Peyton Cook, Fr., Dallas, Texas Sam Smith, Fr., Bedfordshire, England

Women's Golf (7) Commissioner's List Leslie Adams, Fr., Greenville, Ky. Marilyn Bungo, Jr., Warren, Ohio Sarah Lilly, So., Owensboro, Ky. Angela Mantlo, Fr., Franklin, Ky. Jennifer McGill, Jr., Bowling Green, Ky. Jennifer Taylor, Fr., Indian Springs, Ohio Academic Honor Roll Emily Wallin, Fr., Franklin, Ky.

Women's Soccer (16) Commissioner's List Leslie Anderson, Fr., Brentwood, Tenn. Erica Baker, Fr., Lisle, Ill. Jackie Krieger, Fr., Park City, Utah Melissa Robinson, Fr., Maumelle, Ark. Amy Uhlman, Fr., Louisville, Ky. Lori Willard, Fr., Skiatook, Okla. Academic Honor Roll Christi Banas, Fr., Louisville, Ky. Jeannine Bennett, Fr., Sapulpa, Okla. Kathy Brannen, Fr., Goshen, Ky. Crystal Chapon, Fr., North Potomac, Md. Andrea Doogs, Fr., Elizabethtown, Ky. Betsy Duncan, Fr., West Des Moines, Iowa Kelly Frericks, Fr., Bowling Green, Ky. Jenni Klingenberg, Jr., Florence, Ky. Allison Nellis, Fr., Louisville, Ky. Kelly Tinius, Fr., Bowling Green, Ky.

Softball (9) Commissioner's List Angie Head, Sr., Bowling Green, Ky. Kristalyn Smith, Jr., Portage, Mich. Amy Tudor, Sr., Petersburg, Tenn. Academic Honor Roll Beth Enk, Fr., Phoenix, Ariz. Riley Garcia, So., Oak Creek, Wis. Melissa Gomes, Sr., Modesto, Calif. Renita Pennington, Fr., Junction City, Ky. Jessie Richardson, Jr., Clinton, Mich. Allison Silver, So., Citrus Heights, Calif.

Women's Swimming and Diving (16) Commissioner's List Carol Brown, Jr., Fortaleza-Ce, Brazil Brandi Carey, Sr., Lexington, Ky. Sara Eddie, Sr., Mt. Vernon, Ind. Lucy Faria, Fr., Madison, Wis. Lori Faulk, Sr., Madisonville, Ky. Nicole Fisher, Sr., Germantown, Md. Shannon Jones, Sr., Indianapolis, Ind. Marcie Kacsir, So., Indianapolis, Ind. Meredith McCauley, Jr., Cynthiana, Ky. Julia Van Antwerp, Sr., Springfield, Va. Academic Honor Roll Kelly Battermann, Fr., Wixom, Mich. Sydney Mountford, Sr., Lexington, Ky. Trisha Nailor, Fr., Ft. Wayne, Ind. Alexis Rieck, Fr., Kitchenor, Ontario Deanne Thomas, Jr., Bowling Green, Ky. Megan Zerhusen, Sr., Georgetown, Ky.

Men's Tennis (4) Commissioner's List Mikus Paipars, Fr., Liepaja, Latvia Academic Honor Roll Martins Jaunzems, Fr., Liepaja, Latvia Kevin Shields, Fr., Henderson, Ky. Anders Singdahlsen, So., Sandejford, Norway

Women's Tennis (6) Commissioner's List Olga Kosaka, So., Liepaja, Latvia Dana Underdonk, Fr., Radcliff, Ky. Academic Honor Roll Erin Colson, So., Lexington, Ky. Amanda Cummins, Jr., Bowling Green, Ky. Jennifer Granger, Jr., Newburgh, Ind. Liene Rozentale, Jr., Liepaja, Latvia

Men's Track and Field / Cross Country (12) Commissioner's List Nick Bacon, Fr., Murfreesboro, Tenn. John Campbell, Fr., Hendersonville, Tenn. Brian Kleeman, Sr., Tell City, Ind. Caleb McCain, Fr., Murfreesboro, Tenn. Daniel Roberts, Fr., Monticello, Ky. Jonas Wahler, Fr., Wurzburg, Germany Academic Honor Roll David Altmairer, So., Somerset, Ky. Brad Eickhoff, Fr., Evansville, Ind. Terry Goertz, So., Sarnia, Ontario Matt McClure, So., Louisville, Ky. Craig Morehead, Fr., Connersville, Ind. Tim Postlethwait, Jr., Louisville, Ky.

Women's Track and Field / Cross Country (13) Commissioner's List Jessica Buelow, Fr., Hampshire, Ill. Olga Cronin, Jr., Cork, Ireland Christy Green, Jr., Naperville, Ill. Madonna Huff, So., Franklin, Ky. Stacy Isaacs, Fr., Horse Cave, Ky. Kristen Meadows, Fr., Crestwood, Ky. Jill Shannon, Fr., Jordantown, Northern Ireland Shanda Sloan, Sr., Owensboro, Ky. Academic Honor Roll Cheyenne Carmack, Fr., Brodhead, Ky. Keisha Hamilton, Sr., Brampton, Ontario Cara Nichols, Fr., Bowling Green, Ky. Janette Pike, Sr., Vine Grove, Ky. Holly Wilder, Sr., London, Ky.

Volleyball (11) Commissioner's List Lyndsey Broerman, Fr., Evansville, Ind. Cynda Derbort, So., Maroa, Ill. Ashly Miller, Fr., Indianapolis, Ind. Erica Ringger, Fr., Ft. Wayne, Ind. Jessica Willard, Sr., Louisville, Ky. Academic Honor Roll Amanda Cecil, Fr., Louisville, Ky. Natalie Furry, Sr., Normal, Ill. Tracy May, So., Louisville, Ky. Sara Noe, Jr., Louisville, Ky. Amanda Schiff, Fr., Indianapolis, Ind. Tara Thomas, Sr., Louisville, Ky.

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