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Clemson Student-Athlete Grade Report for Fall 2005

Feb. 17, 2006

Two-hundred and twenty-six Clemson student-athletes, including 39 with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, were named to the school’s academic honor roll for the first semester of the 2005-06 academic year. The data was released by Clemson University’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning on Friday.

Eight of the 15 Clemson athletic programs showed a team GPA increase over the fall of 2004, including the men’s basketball program, which posted its highest fall semester team GPA on record (since 1986). Five of Clemson’s seven women’s sports programs posted a team GPA of 3.0 or better, including the women’s soccer team, which had a department best 3.46 team GPA.

The 226 academic honor selections ranks as the second most ever in a fall semester (229 in Fall of 1999) and the 39 President’s List scholars (4.0) ranked as the second best total on record for any semester. There were 44 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 in the spring semester of 2004. Additionally, there were 109 student-athletes who made the Dean’s List (3.5 or better), the third highest figure on record and best ever for a fall semester.

The programs that had a team GPA of 3.0 or better were women’s soccer (3.46), women’s tennis (3.32), women’s swimming (3.21), rowing (3.20) and women’s track (3.03). The team GPA for the women’s soccer team was its second best on record, while the figure for the women’s track program was also second best on record.

The women’s tennis program continues to have a strong athletic and academic combination. Each of the last two years the Lady Tigers have advanced to the NCAA Final Four, a first ever for a women’s sports program at Clemson, and it had at least a 3.00 team GPA in all four of those semesters.

Clemson’s rowing program, coached by Susie Lueck, has had at least a 3.0 team GPA every semester the program has been in existence (15). The rowing team also had the most student-athletes named to the academic honor roll with 38, including 22 who were named to the Dean’s List.

Christopher Ip’s women’s swimming program was second in academic honor roll category with 29, while Todd Bramble’s women’s soccer team had 21 student-athletes with a 3.0 or better, second highest total in that program’s history.

The men’s swimming team had the highest team GPA among the male sports at Clemson with a 2.92, while the Tiger football team had the most student-athletes named to the academic honor roll with 19. That list included starting tight end Thomas Hunter, who was named to the Dean’s List, and starting wide receiver Aaron Kelly.

The Clemson men’s basketball team had a team GPA of 2.45, and had six of the 13 roster players named to the academic honor roll. That list included starting players Akin Akingbala, Cliff Hammonds, Sam Perry and Shawan Robinson. Robinson is attempting to become the first basketball player in Clemson history to be named to the All-ACC Academic team four times.

Jack Leggett’s baseball team had 16 student-athletes named to the academic honor roll, including five of the eight starting position players and two starting pitchers. Preseason All-American second baseman Taylor Harbin was among the student-athletes on the academic honor roll.

Other prominent student-athletes named to the ACC Academic Honor roll were Amanda Frist (women’s basketball), who had a perfect 4.0 GPA and was earlier named to the CoSIDA All-District team, All-ACC rower Liz Averyt, second-team All-ACC volleyball athlete Brittany Ross, ACC Champion Swimmer Kim Routh, All-American tennis player Jarmaine Jenkins, All-American soccer player Nathan Sturgis, and two-time All-ACC women’s tennis players Daniela Alvarez and Maria Brito.

Team GPAs for Fall 2005

          Sport           GPA          Baseball                  2.81          Football                  2.24          Men's Basketball          2.45          Women's Basketball        2.07          Golf                      2.71          Rowing                    3.20          Men's Soccer              2.80          Women's Soccer            3.46          Men's Swimming            2.92          Women's Swimming          3.21          Men's Tennis              2.77          Women's Tennis            3.32          Men's Track               2.39          Women's Track             3.03          Volleyball                2.88          Overall Student-Athletes  2.76

Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll – Fall 2005

Baseball (16) Chris Allen, William Bond, Brad Chalk, Sean Clark, Josh Cribb, Andy D’Alessio, Taylor Harbin, Doug Hogan, Chris Howard, David Kopp, Daniel Moskos, Travis Storrer, Matthew Vaughn

Football ( 19) Thomas Austin, Chris Carey, Zach Cerny, Cole Chason, Bradley Flowers, Thomas Hunter, Aaron Kelly, Colin Leonard, James Maners, Duncan McLaurin, Alex Pearson, Will Proctor, Tribble Reese, Brandon Speweik, Chris Stone, Preston Stone, Britton Whetsell

Golf (4) Ben Martin, Stephen Poole, Zack Siefert, Frank Wrenn

Men’s Basketball (6) Akin Akingbala, Cliff Hammonds, Sam Perry, Shawan Robinson, Jesse Yanutola

Men’s Soccer (15) Mark Buchholz, Greg Burana, Brad Gibson, Kevin Howell, Justin Moore, David Newton, Charlie Roberts, Parker Rogers, Scott Rosman, Ryan Roushandel, Jeffrey Routh, Adam Smith, Nathan Sturgis, Micah Usry, Edwin Wotortsi

Men’s Swimming (13) Matt Balderston, Andrew Bergren, Jay Crout, Sean Geary, Bryce Herrington, Joel Johnson, Ben Kanoy, Gregory Middleton, Thomas Niemeier, Brian Possee, Patrick Raisor, Brian Regone, Taylor Thompson

Men’s Track (15) Danny Alge, Roy Cheney, Joshua Elam, Michael Feathers, Brent Hobbs, Greg Isaacs, Andrew Kessler, Brian Knapp, James Lumpkins, Clay Pendleton, Andrew Porter, Lucas Shires, Ab Watkins

Men’s Tennis (5) Ike Belk, Ryan Cook, Jarmaine Jenkins, Paul Koenke, Brett Twente

Rowing (38) MacKenzie Bartz, Megan Bendik, Vernita Boone, Caroline Borgan, Barbi Breimann, Kimberly Brendle, Sarah Broeker, Brittney Gamble, Barbara Giannini, Christine Goetz, Krista Gregan, Amara Hall, Sarah Hayward, Katherine Heiner, Elizabeth Jennings, Anne Johnson, Kristin Karfgin, Katharine Lyon, Meghan McCleskey, Melanie McDaniel, Caitlin O’Neill, Nicole Rau, Mary Roenick, Suzanne Sawicki, Kimberly Smith, Megan Stuermann, Meagan Ucci, Suzanne Vanfleet, Kathryn Wait, Elizabeth Weichel, Kristen Weinacker, Julia Young, Anne Zeiler

Volleyball (9) Laura Boozer, Kathleen Bridges, Sue Eckman, Leslie Mansfield, Mary Kate Peer, Brittany Ross, Meghan Stanton, Meghan Steiner

Women’s Basketball (2) Amanda Frist, Susan Yenser

Women’s Soccer (21) Kimberly Faerber, Amber Funk, Fraser Gerth, Allison Graham, Sara Gulley, Candice Hein, Logan Hull, Elizabeth Jobe, Molly Johnson, Lauren Johnston, Paige Ledford, Rebecca Meyer, Avery Oldfield, Stephanie Permar, Ashley Phillips, Kristen Procopio Allen, Lia Schendel, Kelly Schneider, Jessica Shain, Jenifer Smith, Lydia Vandenbergh

Women’s Swimming (29) Katelyn Aggas, Jill Allen, Nichole Carlton, Peg Carter, Sarah Cefalu, Ashley Clay, Claire Cuda, Kallie Deters, Sara Foncannon, Jennifer Grove, Katherine Hicks, Danielle Kazilionis, Cassandra Larussa, Jennifer Miata, Michelle Parkhurst, Mary Paulsen, Amanda Pirovitz, Rachel Regone, Kimberly Routh, Carlyn Sander, Whitney Sandison, Jessica Scott, Ashley Shafer, Kelly Urso, Amanda Vaughan, Jessica Watcke, Emilie Wells, Sarah Wippermann, Ali Zacker

Women’s Track (28) Mary Armstrong, Jennifer Barton, Allison Bradshaw, Lauren Brewer, Lisa Brown, Thea Dix, Marquita Dortch, Jessica Earp, Elizabeth Embler, Kerry Foltz, Randi Hinton, Jennifer Hooten, Candice Johnson, Beth Jordan, Anna Kokayko, Lauren Marriott, Patrice McMillan, Tia Perry, Casey Phillips, Caroline Rash, Ashley Robinson, Jessica Rutter, Charmayne Smith, Sybil Sobanjo, Kristin Thompson, Margaret Zawaski

Women’s Tennis (6) Daniela Alvarez, Maria Brito, Rebecca Clarke, Kathryn Gerber, Gabrielle Solek-Tefft, Federica Vanadrichem

Trainers (9) Brandon Cox, West Cox, Adam Eargle, Caleb Gaston, Cam Golightly, Ryan Sanders, Dustin Vickery, Will Wantland, Justin Wingard

Managers (20) Matthew Alley, Meagan Beam, Seth Berry, Marilyn Boss, Matthew Bradshaw, Rachel Bridgeman, Gregory Burriss, Brandi Couch, Michael Coutsos, Thomas Dickson, Samuel Edwards, Tiffany Hurt, William Lamont, James McAlpine, Trey McCurry, Ford McDonald, Andrew Medvec, Meghan Mulholland, John Palumbo, Zachary Ramey

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