University honors student-athletes with 3.0 GPA or better

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Southeast Missouri State honored 137 athletes Wednesday during the university's annual Scholar Athlete Luncheon at the University Center.

Southeast athletes with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher were recognized.

The 137 honorees represent 48 percent of the student-athletes at Southeast, including 71 percent of the female student-athletes. The group includes a record 20 athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Southeast athletes with a 4.0 GPA include seven members of the women's gymnastics team that was recognized for winning the academic national championship during the 2006-07 school year with a collective 3.741 GPA.

Gymnasts with a perfect GPA are Sandra Blake, Lauren Dinan, Maureen Grimaldi, Jacqueline Heath, Kelley Krengiel, Erica Moore and Christina Sundgren.

Five women's soccer players have a 4.0 GPA: Courtney Alexander, Kristi Frick, Amber Garner, Vanessa Hart and Ellen Rehfus.

Also with a 4.0 are four members of the women's track/cross country program: Brandi Gervais, Cara Harbstreet, Lauren McNamara and Amy Warren.

Others who have attained perfect marks are Andrew Wiese (baseball), Molly Davis (volleyball), Rachel Blunt (women's basketball) and Whitney Dupuis (softball).

Also honored were 14 cheerleaders, 11 Sundancers and 13 student trainers.

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Baseball -- Zachary Blemker (3.333), Kieran Bradford (3.091), Greg Dambach (3.920), Rynn Eskew (3.167), Matt Hester (3.400), Jim Klocke (3.875), Brett Kolons (3.387), Trenton Moses (3.350), Blake Slattery (3.321), Josh Syberg (3.667), Justin Wheeler (3.225), Andrew Wiese (4.000), Matt Wulfers (3.396), Sean Zollner (3.727).

Football -- Marvin Anderson (3.000), Robert Anderson (3.043), Vincent Anderson (3.043), Nick Baer (3.744), Bryan Blanfort (3.500), Stephen Callanan (3.824), Adam Casper (3.419), Patrick Christian (3.271), Bryan Curry (3.000), Nathan Grass (3.750), Kyle Hubert (3.714), Kendall Magana (3.720), Patrick Maloney (3.000), Kevin Novacich (3.250), Francisco Perez (3.433), Salim Powell (3.000), Colin Schermann (3.486), Johnathon Schuller (3.600), Matt Stahlberg (3.408), Ryan Taloa (3.412), Joseph Tuineau (3.254), Jim Vechiarella (3.692).

Volleyball -- Alyssa Aston (3.648), Sarah Barth (3.432), Kelly Benacka (3.000), Molly Davis (4.000), Karleigh DeLong (3.385), Emily Hughes (3.400), Claire Keaton (3.571), Sirma Ozenir (3.072), Brenna Schlader (3.135), Kim Unnerstall (3.520).

Men's Track/Cross Country -- Dustin Davis (3.929), Bradley DeMattei (3.613), Ryan Doty (3.304), Bilal Hameed (3.182), Brandon Karcher (3.343), Chris Loseman (3.237), Lucas Luckett (3.492), Cody Martin (3.000), Mark McNamara (3.808), Paul Stemmerman (3.250), Ben Stricklin (3.056), Daniel Stults (3.444), Tyler Terry (3.250), Joshua Uchtman (3.000).

Men's Basketball -- David Johnson (3.066), Roderick Pearson (3.143), Brad Roderick (3.059).

Gymnastics -- Sandra Blake (4.000), Jennifer Dinan (3.829), Lauren Dinan (4.000), Alison Ezell (3.356), Brianna Gaddie (3.857), Amber Garlotte (3.565), Kara Gibbons (3.800), Maureen Grimaldi (4.000), Jacqueline Heath (4.000), Kelley Krengiel (4.000), Erica Moore (4.000), Jena Nguyen (3.745), Amanda Schoenbaum (3.682), Starlyn Schwartz (3.679), Christina Sundgren (4.000), Rikara Turner (3.733), Bryann Wong (3.652).

Tennis -- Bryce Kristal (3.389), Drew Kristal (3.270), Julia Masotti (3.357), Elise Nattier (3.784).

Women's Basketball -- Mikal Bencomo (3.402), Rachel Blunt (4.000), Tore Fite (3.000), Rochelle Ikeni (3.250), Tarina Nixon (3.311), Szandra Pal (3.600), Lauren Sharpe (3.600).

Softball -- Allie Borowiak (3.047), Stacia Dopudja (3.067), Whitney Dupuis (4.000), Carmen Fowler (3.647), Leigh Leonard (3.000), Megan McDonald (3.619), Katelyn Otterness (3.421), Lindsey Woodworth (3.802).

Women's Track/Cross Country -- Ashley Brewer (3.182), Lashonda Conley (3.100), Brianna Egbuka (3.400), Precious Elliott (3.476), Brandi Gervais (4.000), Kelley Good (3.357), Laura Gosen (3.400), Cara Harbstreet (4.000), Stephania Harres (3.475), Audrey Harwood (3.761), Lindsay Hearne (3.803), Orie Ibe (3.923), Rachel Kahle (3.444), Juli Koenegstein (3.603), Rebecca Martin (3.610), Lauren McNamara (4.000), Katherine Mueller (3.773), Kasey Owens (3.500), Taryn Phillips (3.361), Samantha Shaw (3.250), Amy Warren (4.000).

Soccer -- Courtney Alexander (4.000), Molli Beard (3.703), Nicole Bussman (3.476), Lauren Costello (3.400), Gabriella Eisenberg (3.500), Kristi Frick (4.000), Amber Garner (4.000), Rachel Harrington (3.214), Vanessa Hart (4.000), Casey Kraft (3.106), Shayna Kremer (3.000), Stephanie Kulavic (3.660), Alaina Lacopo (3.333), Lauren Lacopo (3.733), Megan Matter (3.553), Megan McGrath (3.238), Ellen Rehfus (4.000).

Athletic Trainers -- Jacob Brooks (3.431), Chris Crawford (3.018), Sonya Fuemmeler (4.000), David Green (3.476), Sam Jayaweera (3.811), Andrew Mohr (3.660), Taiga Nobuta (3.394), Carly Schafer (3.344), Jared Stockton (3.758), Kohei Takeuchi (3.84), Rachel Waddle (3.614), Matthew Watkins (3.780), Jessica Youngs (3.491).

Cheerleaders -- Lindsey Amick (3.160), Lauren Bodenschatz (4.000), Raymond Brownlee (3.300), Scott Burle (3.827), Kodie Edmonds (4.000), Nick Griggs (3.144), Chelcy Holland (3.797), Amanda Hondel (3.830), Kenna Moats (3.666), Roxanne Piche (3.253), Rachel Rife (3.556), Patrick Shelton (3.200), Kristen Smith (3.285), Ashlee Vaughn (3.630).

Sundancers -- Alysssa Anderson (3.600), Sarah Brinkmann (3.090), Nikki Eggleston (3.484), Megan LaTempt (3.750), Danielle Loss (3.312), Katie Manahan (3.461), Cassandra Mora (3.105), Sara Richter (3.125), Brook Rieger (3.091), Tara Wellen (3.052), Emily Williams (3.640).

Gymnasts in home finale

The Southeast gymnastics team will close out its home schedule today when Texas Women's University visits Houck Field House for a 7 p.m. meet.

Southeast is ranked 35th nationally with a regional qualifying score of 194.035. The top 36 squads in the final rankings qualify for an NCAA regional.

TWU is ranked 39th at 193.120, but the Pioneers beat the Redhawks on Feb. 8 in Denton, Texas, prevailing 194.150 to 193.375.

Alison Ezell, Southeast's lone senior, will be recognized tonight.

"It's a big meet for us, and it would be nice to have a really strong performance for Alison's final time competing at home," Southeast coach Tom Farden said.

Baseball rained out

Wednesday's scheduled baseball game between host Southeast and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville was rained out. It likely will not be made up.

The Redhawks (6-6) begin Ohio Valley Conference play Friday with a 1 p.m. home doubleheader against Tennessee Tech. The squads will also play a 1 p.m. single contest Saturday.

-- From staff reports

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