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Clemson Student-Athletes Set Records in Classroom

Clemson Student-Athletes Set Records in Classroom

May 29, 2007

Clemson, SC — Clemson student-athletes compiled a 2.93 GPA for the spring semester, the highest on record, according to data released Tuesday by Clemson University’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning . Two-hundred and twenty-nine student-athletes were named to the honor roll, 52.2 percent of the student-athlete population.

Since Vickery Hall opened in 1991, the overall GPA of the Clemson athletic programs has risen from 2.33 to this year’s record 2.93.

“We are proud of the performance of our student-athletes in the classroom,” said Clemson Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips. “I would like to compliment Becky Bowman and her staff at Vickery Hall. These results and our recently released APR data, show our coaches continue to make academics a priority.”

Eight programs had a GPA of 3.0 or better, tied for the most in one semester in school history (Springs of 2003 and 2005). The women’s swimming program had the top team GPA with a 3.39, while the men’s soccer team had a 3.25 to lead the men’s programs.

The 229 student-athletes on the academic honor roll (3.0 or better) tied for the second highest total in school history. Thirty-six of the academic honor roll selections were named to the President’s List (4.0) and 116 were named to the Dean’s List.

The Clemson football team had a 2.46 team GPA for the spring semester, tied for the fifth best team GPA on record. Each of the top six semesters on record have taken place during Head Coach Tommy Bowden’s tenure. Twenty-five members of the team made the academic honor roll, including quarterbacks Cullen Harper, Mike Wade and Willy Korn. Wade made a 4.0. In addition to Korn, January enrollee Brian Linthicum also made the academic honor roll as a Dean’s List student.

The Clemson men’s basketball team had a 2.63 team GPA and had a record seven student-athletes named to the academic honor roll. The team’s 2.63 GPA was the third highest for a semester in the last 24 years. Starters Cliff Hammonds and Sam Perry were named to the honor roll. Hammonds made the Dean’s List as a double major in architecture and psychology.

Chris Ip’s swimming programs both had over a 3.0 for the spring semester, the sixth time in the last nine semesters both programs have exceeded a 3.0 in the same semester. The women’s program had a 3.39, its 13th consecutive semester with at least a 3.20 team GPA.

The Clemson volleyball program had a 3.17 team GPA, its eighth semester of 3.0 or better in the last nine. Ten members of the team had at least a 3.0, tied for the second most academic honor roll members in the program’s history.

Both soccer programs had at least a 3.25 GPA, a first in school history. Trevor Adair’s men’s program had a 3.25, best since the Spring semester of 2001 and second best on record. The women’s soccer program had a 3.31 GPA, the 14th consecutive semester that program has had a 3.0 or better, the seventh in a row it has been at 3.25 or better under Head Coach Todd Bramble.

Cristy McKinney had a 2.81, best for that program since the Spring of 1997. Senior women’s basketball player Carrie Whitehurst earned a 4.0 in her final semester. The rowing program had a 3.30 team GPA, its best performance in eight semesters. A department high 38 rowing student-athletes had a 3.0 or better.

Many prominent student-athletes were named to the academic honor roll. The list included Daniel Moskos, Clemson’s number-one baseball pitcher, who had a 4.0. ACC Golfer of the Year Kyle Stanley joined classmates Ben Martin and Sam Saunders on the honor roll. Rowing All-Regional selection Ashley Phillips and honorable mention All-American volleyball player Jeannette Abbott also were named to the academic honor roll.

Team GPAs for Spring 2007
Team GPA
Baseball 2.76
Football 2.46
Men’s Basketball 2.63
Women’s Basketball 2.81
Golf 2.82
Rowing 3.30
Men’s Soccer 3.25
Women’s Soccer 3.31
Men’s Swimming & Diving 3.03
Women’s Swimming & Diving 3.39
Men’s Tennis 2.77
Women’s Tennis 3.20
Men’s Track & Field 2.51
Women’s Track & Field 3.10
Volleyball 3.17
Overall Student-Athletes 2.93

Baseball (13) William Bond, David Bunnell, Alex Burg, Chris Fidrych, Alex Lee, Alex Martin, D.J. Mitchell, Tim Morris, #Daniel Moskos, Justin Sarratt, Graham Stoneburner, Matt Vaughn, Adam Ward

Football (25) Jonathan Austin, Cullen Harper, #Brian Hill, Willy Korn, Brian Linthicum, Jimmy Maners, Michael Palmer, Alex Pearson, Ben Ramsey, Charles Roediger, Chris Russell, Brian Sorrells, #Joshua Stone, Preston Stone, #Mike Wade

Men’s Basketball (7) Cliff Hammonds, Sam Perry, Chris Poole, Travis Price, A.J. Tyler, Jesse Yanutola

Men’s Golf (3) Kyle Stanley

Men’s Soccer (16) David Bell, #Michael Brooks, Paulo Bonfim, Greg Burana, #Charles Dunn, Greg Eckhardt, Jarrett R. Lewis, Bryson Moore, Richard Nova, Luis Onate, Tate Parrish, Parker Rogers, Scott Rosman, Jeff Routh, Nathan Thornton, Micah Usry

Men’s Swimming (14) #Matt Balderston, #Trey Charlton, Will Dorris, Adam Farnham, Sean Geary, David Giambra, Joel Johnson, Brett MacLennan, Brian Possee, Patrick Raisor, Marco Raye, Brian Regone, Jamie Ryan, Taylor Thompson

Men’s Tennis (4) Rok Bizjak, Gera Boryachinski, Tino Elgner, Kevin Fleck

Men’s Track (12) Roy Cheney, Josh Elam, Kenny Knox, Miller Moss, Brian Soder

Women’s Basketball (7) Alexis Auffray, Adrianne Bradshaw, Moreemi Davis, Ashley Jenkins, Emily Spray, #Carrie Whitehurst, Susan Yenser

Women’s Rowing (38) Jenn Agee, Andrea Belbusti, #Megan Bendik, #Caroline Borgan, #Blair Brendle, #Sarah Broeker, #Allison Colberg, Catie Cornett, Erika Fadden, Toni Gomes, Ryan Greene, #Sarah Hayward, Ford Heiner, Lindsay Hook, Lizzy Jennings, Jessica Long, Melanie McDaniel, Alex Means, Meredith Myers, Caitlin Oneill, #Nicole Rau, Meredith Razzolini, Brittany Robinson, #Elyse Roenick, Kristin Shorey, Savannah Spearma, Jacqueline Spoon, Karen Stratman, #Megan Stuermann, Mairi Trimboli, Suzanne Vanfleet, #Kathryn Wait, #Kristen Weinacker, Catherine Whitlock, Sarah Woodard, Julia Young

Women’s Soccer (22) #Christy Barrow, Ashley Phillips, Lia Schendel, Danielle Schmitt, Meghan Smith, Nuria Zufia

Women’s Swimming (29) #Jill Allen, Julie Balderston, #Alexandra Barsanti, #Peg Carter, Sarah Cefalu, Ashley Clay, Stephanie Fura, Kelly Gillis, Carmen Groenewoud, Jen Grove, Kelly Hendershot, #Rachel Hesler, Kate Hicks, Danielle Kazilionis, Toni Kroll, Allison Lapp, Cassy LaRussa, Jennifer Miata, Amanda Moser, Katrina Obas, Summer Odonnell, Michelle Parkhurst, Mary Paulsen, Sarah Porri, #Rachel Regone, Carlyn Sander, Whitney Sandison, Caitlin Seed, Ali Zacker

Women’s Tennis (7) Estefania Balda , Maria Brito, Samantha Eppelsheimer, Kathryn Gerber, Ina Hadziselimovic, Carolina Salge, Federica van Adrichem

Women’s Track (22) Thea Dix, Beth Jordan, Helen Kirkland, #Lauren Klas, Patrice McMillan, Ope Sobanjo, Eileen Sullivan, Krystal Woods

Women’s Volleyball (10) Jeannette Abbott, #Laura Boozer, Katie Bridges, Hillary Douglas, #Sue Eckman, Didem Ege, #Leslie Mansfield, Lia Proctor, Dawn Robertson, Meghan Steiner

Bold Face – Named to Dean’s List# – President’s List (4.0)