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Clemson Student-Athletes Set Records in the Classroom

Clemson Student-Athletes Set Records in the Classroom

May 15, 2002

Clemson, SC – Clemson student-athletes posted an overall GPA of 2.85, the highest on record, for the spring semester of 2002. A record 37 student-athletes earned selection to the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 for the semester, while 104 made the Dean’s List, just one off the all-time semester record.

Statistics were released Wednesday by Bill D’Andrea, director of Clemson’s student-athlete enrichment program. The grade point average of Clemson student-athletes has risen from 2.30 to 2.85 since Vickery Hall was opened in 1991. D’Andrea has been the director of the program since its inception.

Two-hundred-and-twenty-one Clemson student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 or better for the semester, meaning nearly 50 percent of all Clemson student-athletes were on the academic honor roll.

Seven of the 15 programs had a semester GPA of at least 3.0. The list included the Clemson rowing program, which has had a semester GPA of at least 3.0 for all eight of the semesters it has had a team. The women’s tennis team, who won an NCAA Tournament match for the first time in six years, had 3.22 GPA, the eighth straight semester it has been at 3.0 or better. Larry Penley’s second ranked Clemson golf program had at least a 3.0 GPA for the fifth straight semester and six of its 10 players were on the academic honor roll.

Four programs, baseball (2.82), women’s soccer (3.17), women’s swimming (3.42) and volleyball (3.22) had their highest semester GPA on record, contributing to the record breaking semester. The baseball team (20), women’s swimming (26) and volleyball (11) teams had their top semester on record in terms of academic honor roll recipients.

The Clemson football team had a 2.56 team GPA for the semester, second best on record behind the 2.58 achieved in the spring of 2001. Each of the top five semester GPAs achieved by the Clemson football program have taken place within the seven semesters Tommy Bowden has served as head coach. Nine Clemson football players graduated last week, meaning 18 of the 22 seniors who dressed for the Humanitarian Bowl now have degrees.

As noted above, the Clemson baseball team had a landmark semester in the classroom and on the field. The number-one ranked team in the nation had 20 student-athletes on the academic honor roll, including Jeff Baker and Khalil Greene, two of the five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award, the honor presented to the top player in college baseball. Eight of the 10 Clemson everyday players (including #1 pitcher Steve Reba) made the honor roll for the spring semester.

The Clemson women’s swimming and volleyball teams had standout numbers in the classroom. Eighteen of the women’s swimmers made the Dean’s List, while 11 of the 15 student-athletes on the volleyball roster made the academic honor roll.

Many prominent Clemson athletes were named to the academic honor roll. Kyle Young and Chad Carson, both first-team Academic All-Americans in 2001, concluded their Clemson academic careers with a perfect 4.0 semester in the classroom. D.J. Trahan, the winner of the Ben Hogan Award as the top college golfer in the nation, and men’s soccer All-American Oguchi Onyewu, also were on the academic honor roll. Women’s track All-American Jamine Moton, and two-time first-team All-ACC rowers Aimee Fox and Lucy Doolittle were also on the honor roll.

Academic Performance Chart for Clemson Student-Athletes by Sport for Spring Semester 2002

Sport (GPA) Baseball (2.82) Men’s Basketball (2.09) Women’s Basketball (2.38) Football (2.56) Golf (3.02) Rowing (3.23) Men’s Soccer (3.08) Women’s Soccer (3.17) Men’s Swimming (2.95) Women’s Swimming (3.42) Men’s Tennis (2.28) Women’s Tennis (3.22) Men’s Track (2.68) Women’s Track (2.72) Volleyball (3.22) Student-Athletes (2.85)

Managers (2.95) Trainers (2.85)

Academic Honor Roll by Sport

Baseball (20) Jeff Baker, Chad Coder, Josh Cribb, Jess Easterling, Kyle Frank, Zane Green, Khalil Greene, Paul Harrelson, Jeff Hourigan, Ryan Hub, Michael Johnson, Ryan Klosterman, B.J. Lamura, Collin Mahoney, Gene Pierce, Robert Pritchard, Steve Reba, Jarrod Schmidt, Jonathan Smith, Russell Triplett

Men’s Basketball (2) Dwon Clifton, Jermel Douglas

Women’s Basketball (4) April Brunson, Kenetra Queen, Krystal Scott, Tabitha Vasilas

Football (33) Toby Albergotti, Curtis Baham, Nick Black, Derrick Brantley, Chad Carson, Bo Charpia, Ronny Delusme, Nick DePrimio, Phillip Dieckmann, Tony Elliott, Rodney Feaster, Brandon Holmes, Terrance Huey, Stephen McKinney, Tif Miller, Brian Outlaw, Henry Owen, Jesse Pickens, DeJuan Polk, Lionel Richardson, Jackie Robinson, Jeff Scott, Thomas Sharpe, Britt Sherman, Russell Stuermann, Kyle Tucker, Brad Vaughan, Nigel Vaughn, Matt Watson, Tore White, Braxton K. Williams, Morgan Woodward, Kyle Young

Golf (7) Ben Duncan, Jack Ferguson, Matt Hendrix, Gregg Jones, Michael Sims, D.J. Trahan, Brian Duncan

Rowing (33)Kara Adloff, Katie Bero, Ashlee Brown, Gail Cadorniga, Sara Canterbury, Katrina Cobb, Carole Dillon, Lucy Doolittle, Aimee Fox, Corey Gledhill, Kelly Gower, Marianne Grant, Mary Nell Green, Tina Hughes, Amanda Johnson, Jaimee Kamnik, Emily Kuivila, Sally Kukla, Jaime McAlister, Robin Mescher, Lisa Mischley, Kensey Morris, Kate Niebauer, Elizabeth Noll, Megan Reed, Heidi Robillard, Katherine Sloan, Krista Sonnefeld, Kali Spink, Diane Ulmer, Diana Ulrey, Candice Woodward, Jennifer Wortman

Men’s Soccer (13) Andre Borges, Kevin Conaway, Kenneth Cutler, Bradley Gibson, Hunter Gilstrap, Ross Goodacre, Chase Hilgenbrinck, Ricky Lewis, Oguchi Onyewu, Steven Rhyne, Paul Souders, Fabio Tambosi, Dimelon Westfield

Women’s Soccer (14) Jenny Anderson, Heather Beem, Louisa Boyle, Leigh Clark, Tatum Clowney, Rachel Gallegos, Leigh Ann Harrison, Sarah Heck, Paige Ledford, Allison Mitchell, Cindy Mullinix, Jenny Sanders, Clarice Seifert, Sarah Turner

Men’s Swimming (14) Jonathon Folds, Gregor Govse, Rob Kummer, Robert Liebers, David Mulder, Matt Norman, Thomas Rappold, Buddy Reed, Andrew Scheerhorn, Nathan Spice, James Stoffer, Craig Thomas, Joshua Williams, Matt Wilson.

Women’s Swimming (26) Jennifer Bires, Caitlin Bissell, Mary Brewer, Katie Brown, Bethany Bruzzi, Jenna Burtch, Erin Carne, Beverly Chin, Kimberly Cober, Mandy Commons, Nina Douglas, Elizabeth Dwors, Courtney Ellis, Aurelie Gresset, Emily Hustead, Maryellyn Jamieson, Ginny Kirouac, Lindsey Kroeger, Meaghan Murphy, Caroline Peterson, Anne Stanton, Erin Tokos, Amy Tolley, Kate Walker, Christine Woodruff, Tiffany Zimmerman

Men’s Tennis (3) Alexander Koning, Damiisa Robinson, Goran Sterijovski

Women’s Tennis (7) Ashlea Bowen, Anna Dolinska, Sunnie Harmon, Paun Ioana, Anna Savitskaya, Milena Stanoycheva, Ana Stiglic

Men’s Track (17) Doug Ameigh, Mike Barton, Ryan Fenton, Derek Gilson, Matt Gunn, Rick Hill, Marcus Hodge, Bryant Howe, Ryan Hunter, Adam Klotzbach, Eugene Lee, Jason Meany, Matt Pimentel, Ian Potter, Scott Shaw, David Smith, Brett Varner

Women’s Track (18)Kristin Balint, Tiffany Charles, Joana Costa, Shannon Day, Kyana Elder, Mary Gosselin, Renee Keydoszius, Elizabeth Lord, Jamine Moton, Gisele Oliveira, Katie Pickett, Christiana Reinhard, Laura Ann Rukat, Lauren Saulino, Christina Sever, Silja Ulfarsdottir, Kelly Watters, Jennifer Zawislak

Volleyball (11) Lindsey Abbott, Breezy Ambort, Anne Berki, Tami Bysura, Kiki Dallao, Sarah Gardner, Stephanie Haskell, Laura Jensen, Meredith Kirtland, Jody Steffes, Marija Zoric

Managers (23)Robert Conrad, Joseph Crosby, Angelo DiBiase, Gabriel DiBiase, Lloyd Gillespie, Richard Gregory, Kelly Hahne, Christopher Higgins, Charles Horton, Matthew Kennedy, Dustin Kerns, Daniel Lacher, Judson Long, Adam McFarlane, Bradley McGinity, Timothy O’Day, Joshua Runion, Dawn Salley, David Snyder, Blair Taylor, Kirk Thomas, Amanda Thompson, Frank Wade

Trainers (8)Amber Allen, Josef Clark, Christopher Groover, Andrew Hammond, Thomas Lampman, Paul Padgett, Franklin Pollock, Ashley Smith

Bold denotes Dean’s List, bold and underline denotes 4.0 semester

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