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Clemson Student-Athletes Establish Records in Classroom

Clemson Student-Athletes Establish Records in Classroom

May 27, 2004

Clemson student-athletes earned a record 2.90 overall GPA, and a record 44 student-athletes were named to the President’s List (4.0 GPA) according to data released Thursday by the Clemson Athletic Department’s Student Athlete Enrichment Program. A record 116 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List, the sixth straight semester at least 100 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List (3.5 or better).

The 2.90 overall GPA broke the record of 2.85 set by the student-athletes of the spring semester of 2002. Seven athletic programs eclipsed the 3.0 mark, tied for the second highest semester on Clemson, and three programs, women’s soccer, men’s swimming and volleyball, established single semester team GPA records.

“I am thrilled to no end about this record-setting report,” said Phil Grayson, Clemson’s associate athletic director for student-athlete enrichment. “Being able to sustain the effort necessary to perform so well, while continuing their practice and competition schedules, is a feat that cannot be overstated. It energizes those of us who work in Vickery Hall to know that our student-athletes make academic achievement a priority.”

Leading the way was the Clemson women’s soccer team. Coach Todd Bramble’s team, which reached the NCAA tournament last fall, had a 3.57 team GPA, the second highest semester GPA of any Clemson athletic team on record. It was just short of the all-time team record of 3.64 achieved by the women’s tennis program in the spring of 1995. Bramble’s team had a women’s soccer program record 23 Lady Tigers on the academic honor roll, including 17 who made the dean’s list, eight of whom had a perfect 4.0.

The men’s soccer program posted a 3.11 for the semester and had 15 student-athletes on the academic honor roll. It marked the fourth consecutive spring semester that both soccer teams had a 3.0 or better.

Clemson’s football program posted a 2.52 for the semester, the third highest semester on record. All three of the program’s 2.5 or better semesters on record have come under Tommy Bowden. Twenty-three Tiger football players earned a 3.0 or better, including starters Charlie Whitehurst, Tony Elliott, Cole Chason, William Henry, Justin Miller and Eric Sampson. Elliott was an Academic All-District selection this past year and was the recipient of a Weaver-James-Corrigan Scholarship from the ACC. Henry joined Miller and Elliott on the ACC’s Academic All-Conference team. Henry earned his masters degree in December, giving him two degrees in just four and a half years.

Both Clemson swimming programs earned at least a 3.0 for the third straight semester. Christopher Ip’s men’s team had a 3.26 for the semester, highest on record for that program and the second highest on record for any Clemson men’s sport. The record for a men’s program is a 3.29 by the men’s soccer team in the spring of 2001. Ip’s women’s team had a 3.29 for the semester, the 10th consecutive semester of at least 3.0 for that program.

Seven programs earned a 3.0 or better as a team. In addition to the aforementioned swimming and soccer programs, the rowing (3.28), volleyball (3.23) and women’s tennis (3.14) teams all exceeded the 3.0 mark. The rowing team has now had a 3.0 or better team GPA in all 12 of its semesters of existence. The volleyball team has had at least a 3.0 in four of its last five semesters and this spring’s 3.23 was its best semester on record.

Nancy Harris’s women’s tennis program showed the best combination of achievement in the classroom and on the court of competition. Six of her student-athletes had a 3.0or better, including All-American singles player Julie Coin. The team reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in Athens, the first Clemson women’s sports program to reach the Final Four of a team tournament.

Eighteen members of Clemson’s baseball team made the academic honor roll, including co-captain Patrick Hogan, who posted a 4.0 in the classroom. The team had a 2.83 team GPA, second highest on record. Top hitter Brad McCann and starting pitchers Jason Berken, Robert Rohrbaugh, and Tyler Lumsden were also on the academic honor roll.

Other prominent female athletes named to the honor roll were women’s track All-American Gisele Oliveira, women’s tennis starters Ioana Paun and Alix Lacelarie, women’s soccer player Allison Mitchell and All-ACC volleyball player Lori Ashton. Two women’s athletes named Amanda White were on the academic honor roll, one from the Clemson rowing team and one from the Lady Tiger basketball team. Carrie Whitehurst, brother of Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, was one of five Lady Tiger basketball players on the honor roll.

Baseball Jason Berken, Josh Cribb, Andy Dalessio, Herman Demmink, Stephen Faris, Patrick Hogan, Christopher Howard, Ryan Hub, John Ingram, Tanner Leggett, Tyler Lumsden, Colin Mahoney, Bradley McCann, Gene Pierce, Robert Rohrbaugh, Travis Storrer, Daniel West, Peter Zocchi

Football Kyle Browning, Gerren Carter, Chris Carey, Cole Chason, Nick Deprimio, Cole Downer, Tony Elliot, Toure Francis, Stephen Furr, Cliff Harrell, William Henry, Charlie Hilton, Steven Jackson, Gerald McCloud, Chris McDuffie, David McLaurin, Justin Miller, Nick Riddle, Eric Sampson, Brian Sorrells, Kyle Tucker, Nigel Vaughn, Charlie Whitehurst

Golf Martin Catalioto, Stephen Poole

Men’s Basketball Akin Akingbala, Shawan Robinson

Men’s SoccerGreg Burana, John Cooper, Kenneth Cutler, Eric Forbes, Bradley Gibson, Hunter Gilstrap, Michael Herrington, Chase Hilgenbrinck, Justin Moore, Olatomiwa Ogunsola, John Peak, Stephen Rhyne, Nick Rivera, Charlie Roberts, Paul Souders

Men’s Swimming Ryan Cassella, Jay Crout, Will Dorris, Mark Henly, Joel Johnson, Ben Kanoy, Marsh Lindley, Brett MacLennon, Jonathon Mengering, Gregory Middleton, Derrick Mulder, Tommy Rappold, Ruddy Reed, Eric Shulick, James Stoffer

Men’s TennisAsh Misquith, Brett Twente

Men’s TrackDanny Alge, Jason Bell, Roy Cheney, Ryan Fenton, Mike Foley, Derek Gilson, Paul Hill, Brandon Holmes, Robert Ibeh, Scott Kautz, George Kitchens, Matt Lombardi, John Palumbo, Clay Pendleton, David Smith

RowingKara Adloff, Patsy Ashmore, Liz Averyt, Katharine Bero, Barbi Breimann, Sarah Broeker, Ashlee Brown, Alden Burley, Sarah Canterbury, Jenny Champa, Katrina Cobb, Megan Cobb, Sarah Cooper, Brittney Gamble, Margaret Gattis, Corey Gledhill, Marianne Grant, Mary Nell Green, Chelsea Kautz, Sally Kukla, Meghan McCleskey, Robin Mescher, Laura Nichols, Lizzie Noll, Jaclyn Rath, Katie Sovik, Allison Spiker, Ann Sullivan, Caitlyn Thompson, Diana Ulrey, Kathryn Wait, Elizabeth Weichel, Kristen Weinacker, Amanda White, Mary Wilson, Candice Woodward, Elizabeth Yost

VolleyballLindsay Abbott, Lori Ashton, Ryane Beasley, Kiki Dallao, Sarah Gardner, Carly Hill, Laura Jensen, Meghan Stanton

Women’s Basketball Julie Aderhold, Stephanie Permar, Maggie Slosser, Amanda White, Carrie Whitehurst

Women’s Soccer Jenny Anderson, Lindsay Beam, Lindsay Browne, Kate Clifton, Kim Faerber, Amanda Garcia, Allison Graham, Leigh Ann Harrison, Candice Hein, Elizabeth Jobe, Paige Ledford, Sarah McClurgh, Britten Meyer, Allison Mitchell, Tanya Peterson, Kristen Procopio-Allen, Kelly Schneider, Jessica Shain, Mary Jean Sullivan, Sarah Turner, Lydia Vandenbergh, Lauren Whitt, Stephanie Wolla

Women’s Swimming Christine Anseeuw, Caitlin Bissell, Caroline Boden, Janell Brodrick, Nichole Carleton, Erin Carne, Kimberly Cober, Sarah Deibler, Kristie Fancher, Allison Gjervold, Aurelie Gresset, Kate Hicks, Maryellyn Jamieson, Shelly Klaus, Lindsey Kroeger, Meaghan Murphy, Kensey Morris, Jessica Scott, Ashley Shafer, Anne Stanton, Kelly Urso, Amanda Vaughn, Kate Walker, Emilie Wells, Sarah Beth Wippermann

Women’s Tennis Daniela Alvarez, Julie Coin, Alix Lacelarie, Richele Lesaldo, Ioana Paun, Gabrielle Solek-Tefft

Women’s TrackBecky Adnot, Jennifer Barton, Katie Boehm, Allison Bradshaw, Lauren Brewer, Della Clark, Shannon Day, Felicia Hawthorne, Jennifer Hooten, Sara Jordan, Renee Keydoszius, Patrice McMillan, Christina Moore, Jamie Mussman, Gisele Oliveira, Casey Phillips, Katie Pickett, Ginger Pottorff, Laura Ann Rukat, Sybil Sobanjo, Kristin Thompson, Hannah Wright

Managers Meagan Beam, Marilyn Boss, Tiffany Charles, Elizabeth Cleavenger, Robert Conrad, Ryan Cook, Angelo Dibiase, Gabriel Dibiase, Samuel Edwards, Charles Horton, Brad Leopard, Judson Long, Benjamin Morris, Jami Oliver, Jeffrey Radabaugh, Joshua Runion, David Snyder, Eric Stukes, Blair Taylor, Stephanie Thurston, Frank Wade, Kevin Williams

Trainers Matthew Denny, Andrew Hammond, Franklin Pollock, Julie Rooy, Dustin Vickery, James Way

Names in bolded italics indicate named to the President List (4.0). Names in bold indicate name to the Dean’s List (3.5-4.0).

Clemson Grade Point Averages by Sport Spring Semester 2004 Sport – GPA Baseball – 2.83 Men’s Basketball – 2.24 Women’s Basketball – 2.34 Football – 2.52 Golf – 2.41 Rowing – 3.28 Men’s Soccer – 3.11 Women’s Soccer – 3.57 Men’s Swimming – 3.26 Women’s Swimming – 3.29 Men’s Tennis – 2.03 Women’s Tennis – 3.14 Men’s Track – 2.76 Women’s Track – 2.93 Volleyball – 3.23 Overall – 2.90

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