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Summit League Announces Winter-Spring Academic Honor Roll
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Sunday 06/14/2013
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MACOMB, Ill. - The Summit League announced that 130 Fighting Leathernecks earned 2013 Winter-Spring Academic All-League recognition on Thursday (June 14) with 55 receiving Distinguished Scholar honors.

Student-athletes who earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0 during the Spring 2013 semester made the list, and those posting a mark of 3.6 or higher were recognized as Distinguished Scholars.

Western Illinois saw an increase from 2012 in both Honor Roll recipients (107 to 130) and Distinguished Scholars (46 to 55).

"Our student-athletes continue to raise the bar academically and athletically. Having 130 total student-athletes make the Summit League Academic Honor Roll, which is an increase of 23 students from the previous year, is just fantastic," Interim Athletic Director Lisa Melz-Jennings said. "Let me not fail to mention that 55 of those students were honored as Distinguished Scholars for earning a 3.6 and above grade point average. Kudos to those students for earning a 3.6 after a semester filled with long days of classes, practice, weight lifting, conditioning followed by study hall and maybe even a part-time job."    

Track and field led the way for men's teams with 23 student-athletes awarded. They were followed by baseball (15), swimming and diving (14), golf (9), tennis (5) and basketball (3). Track and field set the tone for the women's teams as well with 18 honorees, followed by softball (14), golf (10), basketball (8), swimming and diving (6), and tennis (5).

"What makes Western Illinois University great, is that students have the ability to excel academically, athletically and socially, which prepares them in every way to be a successful contributor to society in life after graduation," Melz-Jennings added.

2013 Spring Academic All-League Honorees

*Distinguished Scholar

BASEBALL
*Nick Bakeris, Junior, Construction Management
Tom Constand, Sophomore, Engineering Physics
Neil DeCook, Junior, Marketing
Dan Dispensa, Senior, Law Enforcement
Nate Ewing, Sophomore, Economics
*Tyler Farrell, Sophomore, Law Enforcement
*Tanner Glore, Junior, Exercise Science
Jameson Henning, Redshirt-Freshman, Accounting
Payton Jeffers, Freshman, Medical Sciences
Brian Loconsole, Senior, Psychology
Erik Maki, Sophomore, Accounting
Travis Stafford, Junior, Exercise Science
Brent Turner, Sophomore, Medical Sciences
Sam Welvaert, Senior, Recreation, Park & Tourism
Joey White, Junior, Marketing

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Jordan Foster, Freshman, Broadcasting
Don McAvoy III, Senior, Communications
Remy Roberts-Burnett, Sophomore, Journalism

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Rachel Evans, Junior, Exercise Science
Paige Harmon, Freshman, Medical Sciences
*Rebecca Henricson, Junior, General Studies
Christina Jones, Senior, Psychology
*Ashley Luke, Redshirt-Freshman, Political Science
Michelle Maher, Freshman, Exercise Science
Michele Salvatori, Senior, Exercise Science
*Liz Skotowski, Freshman, Exercise Science

MEN'S GOLF
*Carson Baugher, Junior, Political Science
*Dan Bidle, Junior, Finance
Matt Calder, Junior, Marketing
Nate Davis, Sophomore, Finance
Ben Kilborn, Senior, Recreation, Park & Tourism
Peter McKinzie, Junior, Exercise Science
Alex Templin, Freshman, Recreation, Park & Tourism
Tyler Thorman, Sophomore, Undeclared
*Austin Von Alst, Freshman, Accounting

WOMEN'S GOLF
*Alexa Arent, Senior, Law Enforcement
*Abby Ball, Sophomore, Spanish
*Emily Brink, Senior, Kinesiology
*Allison Farrell, Freshman, Supply Chain Management
*Ashley Jeffers, Sophomore, Business
Marissa Juliana, Freshman, Marketing
Jessica Knepp, Sophomore, Management
Kristi Tschudin, Junior, Marketing
*Kelsea Visalli, Senior, Psychology
Julie Whalen, Freshman, Exercise Science

SOFTBALL
Tierney Bottino, Freshman, Medical Sciences
*Kacyee Hart, Freshman, Medical Sciences
Emma Jarrell, Junior, Mathematics
Bria Jones, Junior, Marketing
Julia Katsaros, Senior, Law Enforcement
*Megg Kelly, Junior, English
*Karissa Kouchis, Freshman, Communications
*Sammy Marshall, Sophomore, Exercise Science
*Kelsey Michelini, Senior, Athletic Training
Alex Pflieger, Senior, Biology - Teacher Education
*Lia Romeo, Sophomore, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Monica
Rondón, Junior, Computer Science
*Ryleigh Sears, Junior, Communication Sciecnes & Disorders
Teagan Walsh, Sophomore, Recreation, Park & Tourism

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Matt Abercrombie, Freshman, Exercise Science
Chris Allen, Sophomore, Exercise Science
Kevin Arakaki, Sophomore, Psychology
*Josh Davis, Senior, Mathematics
*Shawn Farrar, Freshman, Chemistry
JD Furr, Freshman, Clinical Lab Science
Jared Johnstone, Freshman, Law Enforcement
Daniel Melnick, Freshman, Law Enforcement
Ryan Miller, Freshman, Law Enforcement
Tyler Neaveill, Sophomore, Business
Patrick Oliver, Sophomore, Music
Viktor Rusenas, Freshman, Special Education
Dylon Rykosky, Freshman, Emergency Management
*Jacob Shain, Sophomore, Construction Management

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Darcy Arendt, Freshman, Nursing
*Mary Betsworth, Sophomore, Special Education
*Lizzie Hollopeter, Freshman, Athletic Training
*Kelsey Kirchhoefer, Freshman, Nursing
*Sarah Rosenhauer, Freshman, Undeclared
Paige Wolfe, Junior, Exercise Science

MEN'S TENNIS
*Max Cederkall, Freshman, Marketing
*Brett Furmanski, Sophomore, Law Enforcement
*Mitch Granger, Redshirt-Freshman, Journalism
Andrew Yopp, Junior, Law Enforcement
Ben Yue, Junior, Finance

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Elana Berdichevsky, Junior, Dietetics
*Jessica Callahan, Sophomore, Law Enforcement
*Holly Conlin, Freshman, Social Work
*Megan Pazdernick, Senior, Management

Jessica Theobald, Senior, Management

MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
*Tariq Ahmad, Sophomore, Medical Sciences
Michael Castel, Junior, Law Enforcement
Cedric Cheeks, Sophomore, Law Enforcement
*Brandon Clabough, Freshman, Law Enforcement
*Matthew Drendel, Senior, Law Enforcement
Tyler Elston, Junior, Law Enforcement
Tevin Francis, Sophomore, Engineering
Zach Glasebrook, Senior, Construction Management
Tyler Hintz, Junior, Journalism
*Andrew Hood, Sophomore, Law Enforcement
*Matt Leal, Senior, Exercise Science
*Jeffrey Liles, Senior, Biology
*Tyler Lippert, Senior, Exercise Science
Chase Marlow, Senior, Accounting
*Nathaniel Marshall, Junior, Biological Sciences
Tynan Murray, Senior, General Studies
Glenn Powell, Sophomore, Construction Management
*Jared Rohn, Sophomore, Supply Chain Management
*Jeff Veal, Senior, Law Enforcement
Zach Wiedeman, Junior, Law Enforcement
*Vince Wilson, Senior, Sport Management
Ryan Wojdyla, Junior, Law Enforcement
*Tyler Younkin, Freshman, Management

WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Amy Bevins, Sophomore, Athletic Training
Angela Brown, Junior, Biological Sciences
*Haley Calvert, Freshman, Business
Kelsey Capovilla, Freshman, Medical Sciences
*Danyelle Ehredt, Senior, Elementary Education
*Mackenzie Gray, Junior, Chemistry
*Dana LaRue, Senior, Psychology
*Chelsea Lynes, Junior, Exercise Science
Breanna Moore, Junior, Biological Sciences
*Susan Parks, Freshman, Athletic Training
Jessica Przyby, Sophomore, Medical Sciences
Lydia Smith, Sophomore, Biological Sciences
*Ashley Thomas, Freshman, Accounting
*Alycia Thurston, Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies
Talisa Watson, Senior, Fashion Merchandising
Chanelle Williams, Junior, Political Science
Sierra Woods, Freshman, Communications
*Megan Wyffels, Senior, Supply Chain Management


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