Jan. 30, 2007
Clemson, SC — One-hundred and twenty-two Clemson student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List according to data released by Clemson University on Tuesday. The total number of Dean’s List students was the second highest total on record, the highest ever for a fall semester.
Clemson student-athletes had a 2.80 GPA overall, the second highest fall semester on record. Only a 2.82 overall GPA in the fall of 2003 is higher. Two-hundred-and-twenty-eight student-athletes were named to the academic honor roll (3.0 or better), the fourth highest total on record, and the second highest on record for a fall semester. There were 39 student-athletes named to the President’s List (perfect 4.0), the fourth highest total on record.
“Overall we are proud of the academic performance of our sports programs,” said Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips. “Our coaches work very well with our academic staff. Becky Bowman and the Vickery Hall staff do a wonderful job with our academic support. Also, we are very grateful to IPTAY for not only funding student-athlete scholarships, but also for the funding of Vickery Hall.”
Six programs had a 3.0 or better, led by the women’s swimming team who had a 3.38 team GPA for the semester. A record 34 Clemson women’s swimmers made the academic honor roll, including nine who had a perfect 4.0. It marked the 15th consecutive semester that Matt Balderston both made the Dean’s List.
The women’s soccer program, who reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on the field in the fall semester, had a 3.32 team GPA under Head Coach Todd Bramble, the second best team GPA among Clemson’s 13 programs. It was the 13th consecutive semester of a 3.0 or better for that program.
Both Clemson basketball program’s had strong semesters. Oliver Purnell’s men’s team had a 2.55 team GPA, the highest on record for a fall semester. That performance came after a 2.66 team GPA in the spring semester of 2006 that was the best for the program since the spring semester of 1983. Five Tigers were named to the academic honor roll in the fall, including starter Cliff Hammonds, who is on track to become the first Clemson basketball scholarship athlete to earn a degree in architecture.
Cristy McKinney’s Lady Tigers had a 2.77 team GAP, its best performance in the classroom in 13 semesters and the best for a fall semester since 1997. Five Lady Tigers were named to the Dean’s List, including the team’s only senior Carrie Whitehurst.
The Lady Tigers improved their team GPA by 0.70 over the Spring semester, the biggest improvement for one semester by any Clemson program since the women’s tennis program improved by 0.70 in 1994, and just 0.04 off the improvement record set by the Clemson men’s tennis program in 1992.
Speaking of men’s tennis, Chuck Kriese’s team had a 3.04 team GPA, best among Clemson men’s programs and the highest GPA in the program’s history. It was an improvement of 0.44 points over the spring semester. Seven of Kriese’s student-athletes were named to the academic honor roll.
Other programs who had over a 3.0 team GPA were the rowing (3.12), women’s track (3.06), and volleyball (3.03) programs The rowing program under Susie Lueck had 46 student-athletes on the academic honor roll, the program’s second highest total in history.
Prominent male athletes who were named to the academic honor roll include starting football tight end Thomas Hunter, who had a perfect 4.0 in the classroom, punter Cole Chason and defensive tackle Rashaad Jackson, All-ACC men’s soccer player Frederico Moojen, starting baseball players Taylor Harbin and Brad Chalk and men’s tennis All-ACC player Ryan Young.
Female student-athletes of note on the academic honor roll include soccer players Molly Johnson and Elizabeth Jobe, three-time All-ACC women’s track athlete Della Clark, All-ACC rower Jeannette Abbott.
Team GPAs Fall Semester 2006Sport – GPABaseball – 2.78Basketball, Men – 2.55Basketball, Women – 2.77Football – 2.17Golf – 2.30Rowing – 3.12Soccer, Men – 2.87Soccer, Women – 3.32Swimming & Diving, Men – 2.87Swimming & Diving, Women – 3.38Tennis, Men – 3.04Tennis, Women – 2.82Track & Field, Men – 2.52Track & Field, Women – 3.06Volleyball – 3.03Overall – 2.80
Academic Honor Roll by Sport
Baseball (15): Taylor Harbin, Chris Howard, David Kopp, Alex Lee, Daniel Moskos, Ben Paulsen, Justin Sarratt, Graham Stoneburner, Matt Vaughn, William Ward
Football (20): William Baldwin, Thomas Hunter, Rashaad Jackson, Richard Jackson, Aaron Kelly, Jimmy Maners, Maurice Nelson, Alex Pearson, Chris Russell, Brent Smith, Brian Sorrells, Brandon Speweik, Joshua Stone, Preston Stone, Michael Wade
Golf (3): Tanner Ervin, Ben Martin, David May
Men’s Basketball (5): Cliff Hammonds, Matt Morris, Sam Perry, Chris Poole, A.J. Tyler
Men’s Soccer (13): Frederico Moojen, David Newton, Rene Onate, Parker Rogers, Scott Rosman, Jeff Routh, Nathan Thornton, Brad Usry
Men’s Swimming & Diving (16): Matt Balderston, Andy Bergren, Trey Charlton, Jay Crout, Andrew Cunningham, Will Dorris, Adam Farnham, Sean Geary, Bryce Herrington, Joel Johnson, Daniel Mengering, Brian Possee, Patrick Raisor, Brian Regone, Jamie Ryan, Taylor Thompson
Men’s Track & Field (11): Tyrone Gayle, Kenny Knox, Jay Lumpkins, Andy Porter
Men’s Tennis (7): Ryan Young
Rowing (46): Jenn Agee, Eileen Beebe, Megan Bendik, Caroline Borgan, Blair Brendle, Samantha Britt, Allison Colberg, Brittany Cummings, Erika Fadden, Sarah Hayward, Ford Heiner, Lindsay Hook, Jaime Horgan, Lizzy Jennings, Anne Johnson, Jessica Long, Marygrace Maggiano, Melanie McDaniel, Alexandra Means, Kathleen Morris, Meredith Myers, Caitlin O’Neill, Nicole Rau, Elyse Roenick, Savannah Spearman, Karen Stratman, Megan Stuermann, Eileen Sullivan, Elizabeth Sullivan, Rebecca Thomas, Mairi Trimboli, Meagan Ucci, Suzanne Van Fleet, Lauren Walters, Catherine Whitlock
, Madisson Wisher, Sarah Woodard, Julia Young
Volleyball (9): Jeannette Abbott, Laura Boozer, Katie Bridges, Hillary Douglas, Sue Eckman, Leslie Mansfield, Dawn Robertson, Brittany Ross, Meghan Steiner
Women’s Basketball (5): Carrie Whitehurst, Susan Yenser
Women’s Soccer (20): Molly Johnson, Britten Meyer, Avery Oldfield, Stephanie Permar, Lia Schendel, Danielle Schmitt, Meghan Smith, Nuria Zufia
Women’s Swimming & Diving (34): Kati Aggas, Jill Allen, Julie Balderston, Alexandra Barsanti, Peg Carter, Sarah Cefalu, Ashley Clay, Kallie Deters, Kelly Gillis, Carmen Groenewoud, Jen Grove, Kelly Hendershot, Rachel Hesler, Kate Hicks, Dani Kazilionis, Casey Kroll, Toni Kroll, Allison Lapp, Cassy LaRussa, Jen Miata, Amanda Moser, Katrina Obas, Summer O’Donnell, Michelle Parkhurst, Mary Paulsen, Amanda Pirovitz, Sarah Porri, Rachel Regone, Carlyn Sander, Jessica Scott, Catlin Seed, Lauren Sindall, Jayme Van Erden, Ali Zacker
Women’s Track & Field (21): Della Clark, Thea Dix, Elizabeth Embler, Katie Hester, Beth Jordan, Helen Kirkland, Lauren Marriott, Patrice McMillan, Ra’Sheena Parker, Tia Perry, Ope Sobanjo
Women’s Tennis (3): Samantha Eppelsheimer, Kathi Gerber, Federica van Adrichem
Managers: Matthew Alley, Sarah Barron, Seth Berry, Beth Boss, James Bradshaw, Matt Bradshaw, Greg Burris, Daniel Coker, John Courtsos, Riley Cummings, Jeff Davis, Meredith Flaherty, Tracie Gesel, Katherine Heos, Tiffany Hurt, Jeff Kallin, William Lamont, James McAlpine, Edd McCurry, Milford McDonald, Andrew Medvec, Ben Newport, James Palmer, Mark Smith
Trainers: Carla Addy, Jordan Ellenberg, Caleb Gaston, Cameron Golightly, Ryan Sanders, Joshua Vaughan, William Wantland, Justin Wingard
President’s List in Italics, Dean’s List in bold
September 19, 2020