Leatherneck Student-Athletes to Receive Provost Awards for Academic Excellence
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 02/16/2013
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MACOMB, Ill. - Fifty Western Illinois student-athletes will be presented with the Provost Award at halftime of the men's basketball Bracket Buster contest against Cleveland State on Saturday (Feb. 23). Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Western Hall.

To qualify for the honor, Leatherneck junior and senior student-athletes must own a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled at Western for a minimum of two semesters.

Women's soccer had a school-most 13 make the list, followed by women's track and field and men's track and field with five apiece. Baseball, men's soccer, football, women's basketball and women's golf each had three. Five teams put two on the list including men's basketball, women's tennis, men's golf, softball and volleyball, while men's swimming and diving and men's tennis each had one.


Nick Bakeris, Junior, 3.917
Tanner Glore, Junior, 3.556
Sam Welvaert, Senior, 3.600

Men's Basketball
Jack Houpt, Grad, 3.666
Billy Molinari, Senior, 3.755

Men's Soccer
Charlie Bales, Junior, 3.521
Oscar Ortega, Junior, 3.500
Aaron Winkelmann, Senior, 3.866

Women's Tennis
Holly Conlin, Junior, 3.734
Megan Pazdernick, Senior, 3.600

Jimmy Holtschlag, Senior, 4.000
Wil Lunt, Senior, 3.915
Jamel Wilmore, Senior, 3.714

Men's Golf
Carson Baugher, Junior, 3.720
Dan Bidle, Junior, 3.766

Women's Basketball
Rachel Evans, Junior, 3.517
Rebecca Henricson, Junior, 3.936
Tori Niemann, Junior, 4.000

Women's Golf
Alexa Arent, Senior, 3.924
Emily Brink, Grad, 3.666
Kelsea Visalli, Senior, 3.907

Men's Swimming & Diving
Josh Davis, Senior, 3.969

Men's Tennis
Brett Furmanski, Senior, 3.759

Women's Soccer
Kristin Becker, Junior, 3.739
Sarah Blaase, Senior, 3.952
Abby Davis, Senior, 3.817
Amber Davis, Junior, 3.698
Miranda Graham, Senior, 3.873
Taylor Henning, Junior, 3.960
Kellie Julius, Senior, 3.555
Kristin Kuhar, Grad, 3.666
Jennika Myers, Junior, 3.755
Paula Prpich, Junior, 4.000
Jordan Spaciel, Junior, 3.911
Hannah Van Eendenburg, Junior, 3.848
Jordan Walgren, Junior, 3.785

Women's Track & Field
Danyelle Ehredt, Senior, 3.574
Mackenzie Gray, Junior, 4.000
Chelsea Lynes, Senior, 3.965
Alycia Thurston, Senior, 3.719
Megan Wyffels, Senior, 3.798

Kelsey Michelini, Senior, 3.647
Ryleigh Sears, Junior, 3.781

Men's Track & Field
Matthew Drendel, Senior, 3.639
Zach Glasebrook, Senior, 3.667
Matt Leal, Senior, 3.892
Jeffrey Liles, Grad, 4.000
Nathaniel Marshall, Junior, 3.563

Katie Hosteng, Senior, 3.537
Heather Smith, Junior, 3.879


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