Aug. 1, 2001
Nineteen Western Kentucky University student-athletes, representing 12 of the institutions athletic programs, completed their academic work for the 2001 spring semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
That group highlighted an outstanding semester for WKU athletes overall. In all, 128 of the University's 316 varsity athletes (41 percent) in 19 sports finished the spring semester with gpa's of 3.0-or-better.
And, the average gpa of all 316 Hilltopper athletes was a strong 2.71 for classwork in the spring. However, that figure is surpassed by Topper athletes' overall gpa of 2.78 for all academic work completed to date.
The following Western Kentucky student-athletes posted perfect 4.0 gpa's during the 2001 spring semester:
-- Baseball --
David Lower / Jr., undeclared, Alexandria, Ind.
-- Women's Basketball --
Natalie Powers / Sr., physical education, Owensboro, Ky.
-- Football --
Brian Lowder / So., government Bowling Green, Ky.
-- Softball --
Sara Heaton / Jr., biology, Princeton, Ky.
-- Men's Soccer --
Daniel Lopes / Jr., hotel, restaurant & tourism management, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Brandon Thompson / Jr., electrical engineering, Owensboro, Ky.
-- Men's Swimming --
Clayton Delaney / Fr., business economics, Cornwall, Ontario
Adam Richardson / Fr., finance, Somerset, Ky.
-- Women's Swimming --
Lori Faulk / Sr., dietetics, Madisonville, Ky.
Julia VanAntwerp / Jr., physical education, Springfield, Va.
-- Men's Tennis --
Michael Lindskog / Sr., marketing, Stjarnhov, Sweden
-- Women's Tennis --
Therese Johannson / Jr., psychology, Osthammer, Sweden
-- Men's Track & Field / Cross-Country --
Andy Bosak / graduate student, physical education, St. Catherine's, Ontario
Brandon McKinney / Sr., sociology, Oakland, Ky.
-- Women's Track & Field / Cross-Country --
Brittney Long / Jr., public relations, Bowling Green, Ky.
Laura Wesseling / graduate assistant, physical education, Delhi, Ontario
-- Volleyball --
Andria Humpert / Sr., computer information systems, Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
Melissa Starck / Sr., education, Louisville, Ky.
Tara Thomas / Sr., education, Louisville, Ky.