A-State Recognizes Record-Breaking AD’s Honor Roll
JONESBORO, Ark. (3/5/15) – A school-record 208 student-athletes were recognized as part of Arkansas State’s fall 2014 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during halftime of the Red Wolves’ men’s basketball game at the Convocation Center Thursday night.
A-State Athletics and its student-athletes enjoyed their best semester ever in the classroom last fall, posting a 3.047 all-department GPA that was the highest in school history. The previous record was 3.029, which was set in fall 2013 when a then school-record 197 student-athletes found a spot on the AD’s Honor Roll.
“Our student-athletes are just that – true students with athletic talent who are dedicated to both academics and winning championships,” said A-State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir. “I am very proud of them for collectively putting together the best academic semester this program has ever seen. We are committed to seeing that these young people earn their degrees and are then placed in jobs where they will have career success. Our administration will continue to stress the importance of high academic achievement on a daily basis.”
The Red Wolves continued to show their commitment to academics by posting at least gvva 3.0 all-department GPA for the fourth time in school history, and all four have come over the last six semesters dating back to spring 2012.
Not only did 61 percent of all A-State student-athletes earn a place on the most recent AD’s Honor Roll, 39 of them held a perfect 4.0 GPA and over 80 were also members of the Chancellor’s or Dean’s List. Every member of the women’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s tennis squads made the AD’s Honor Roll.
Twelve of A-State’s 16 sports posted at least a 3.0 team GPA, led by the women’s tennis squad with a 3.68. The other sports that hit a 3.0 included volleyball (3.61), women’s cross country (3.58), women’s golf (3.56), women’s indoor/outdoor track and field (3.51), women’s soccer (3.43), women’s bowling (3.36), women’s basketball (3.29), men’s baseball (3.22), men’s golf (3.06) and men’s cross country (3.01).
The most recent (2013-14) Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll featured a combined 178 Arkansas State student-athletes, the second most in the league. The league’s 2014-15 lists will be announced at the conclusion of the academic year.
FALL 2014 A-STATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR’S HONOR ROLL
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD (23): Joshua Wojciechowski, Andre Walker, Wilton Norris, Rhett Raibley, Kenneth Lopez, Jesse Duvall, Brennan Koester, Mark Talarico, Henry Offiah, Rolef Pienaar, Richard Chavez, Billy Ellis, Quinten Nash, Travius Chambers, Ethan Sandusky, Elijah Ross, Jonah Wiley, Joseph Meyer, David Phillips, William Toler, Viorel Ravar, Seth Thompson, William Oliver
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD (25): Natasha Smallwood, Abbey Dixon, Brianne Murphy, Chelsey Roberson, Tilda Helgesson, Lindsey Mills, Erin Nunan, Heather Newberry, Bailey Eller, Rexi Parcells, Arnica Zitting, Kiarra Simpson, Calea Carr, Macey Rodely, Erika Christian, Shalynn Cyprien, Alexandra Pevtsova, Kristina Knott, Savannah Hutchinson, Raven Cowan-Trevene, Ane Fourie, Emenderlyn Iwuji, Catherine Mull, Keturah Smith, De’Airis Weakley
MEN’S GOLF (7): Drake Merritt, Albert Arribas, Alex Hewitt, Petter Salqvist, Matt Loiacano, Collin Napier, Christian Helmbold
WOMEN’S GOLF (10): Kirsten Garner, Maci Arrington, Megan Garland, Emma Miller, Olivia Loiacano, Abi Laker, Marie Couffignal, Sarah Childers, Endsley Evans, Sara Croom
WOMEN’S SOCCER (19): Jordan Adams, Samhia Pereira, Briana Williams, Jenna Vaught, Crystal Zeledon, Mykel Ward, Sutton Wester, Nina Simon, Tayler Carter, Katherine Padgett, Katelyn Carmichael, Jena Kelley, Alexis Riggs, Carmen Simon, Jenna Duerst, Katherine Hosea, Amanda Lee, Alexis Philippe, Michaela Supple
WOMEN’S TENNIS (8): Daria Iurchenko, Sofia Krsmanovic, Tamara Slijepcevic, Chiara Sefanov, Julie Gauguery, Jessie Heeps-Eriksen, Sabina Jeresic, Victoria Pisani
BASEBALL (31): Brett Andersen, Bryan Ayers, Austin Baker, Derek Birginske, Jeremy Brown, Matt Burgess, Lucas Feddersen, Jeffrey Garner, Zach George, Jonathan Glidewell, Adam Grantham, Tyler Hardie, Chandler Hawkins, Cody Jackson, Cole Jenkins, Daniel Jurney, Tanner Kirby, Stuart Levy, Daltan Lovell, Taylor Michelotti, Brett Nickle, Collin Nord, Charles Owen, Jonathan Rainwater, Tanner Ring, Bo Ritter, Joe Schrimpf, Tim Seldomridge, Ty White, Eric Wilcoxson, Tyler Zuber
WOMEN’S BOWLING (10): Carl Kalynn, Ashley Hostert, Jordan Kasza, Sarah Lokker, Nicole Mikaelian, Stephanie Mims, Shynia Oneal, Jadee Scott-Jones, Samantha Wallace, Brooke Wood
VOLLEYBALL (16): Lindsay Cline, Jessica Heuertz, Shelby Holmes, Drew Jones, Sarah Kemp, Nicole Knight, Marie Less, Anna Murphy, Krystal Puente, Kelsey Reis, Hannah Robey, Markie Schaedig, Kelsey Sullivan, Jessica Uke, Mallory Warrington, Brentlee Weaver
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (12): Lauren Bradshaw, Khadija Brown-Haywood, Aaliyah Dominick-Warren, Brittany Fowler, Aundrea Gamble, Christyal Holloway, Jasmine Hunt, Amanda Lawson, Ogochukwu Obinabo, Dominique Oliver, Hannah Qedan, Akasha Westrbook
MEN’S BASKETBALL (6): Joshua Bowling, Frederic Dure, Sean Gardner, P.J. Hardwick, Connor Kern, Josh Pierre
FOOTBALL (41): Darius Buckley, Brandon Byner, Charleston Girley, Riley Herrold, Khari Lain, J.D. McKissic, Stephen Shirley, Sterling Stowers, Sterling Wright, Darion Griswold, Jerry Moorehead, Luke Ferguson, Jamaris Hart, Chuks Ota, Chandler Rogers, Joseph Shantz, TeDarius Turner, Ryan Jacobs, Stephen Keith, Blake Mack, Logan Spry, Katon Hill, Christian Beard, James Tabary, Travis Bodenstein, Cameron Birse, Bryce Giddens, Corbin Richardson, Darius Rosser, Kenny Rains, Stephen Hogan, Alan Wright, Sterling Young, Andrew Tryon, Darius Inge, Alexx Lewis, Brock Barnhill, William Boyd, Tyler Greve, Mitchell Hardy, Blaise Taylor