Athletics Continues to Boast Record Academic Success


Jan. 16, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As the University of Louisville continues to excel and also maintain its standing as one of the most successful athletic departments in the country, the Cardinals' athletics teams are following suit academically.

On Thursday, UofL announced a record number 371 student-athletes earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the fall for posting at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Additionally, Louisville's spirit groups, pep band, managers, and trainers combined to place 168 on the honor roll for a combined total of 539.

Each of the teams and its members of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll will be honored during Thursday's men's basketball versus Houston.

"Our student-athletes continue to make us proud with their success in the classroom," Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Services & Diversity Marvin Mitchell said. "The University`s faculty, academic services staff, and coaches have a great working relationship that supports their overall academic success. We take pride in these relationships and, with more than 60 percent of our student-athletes obtaining a 3.0 grade point average this semester, I think it is working."

Notably, 19 of Louisville's 23 teams achieved at least a 3.0 grade-point average, with six - baseball, women's golf, rowing, softball, women's track and field, and women's lacrosse - setting a record for the number of student-athletes who made the honor roll in a single semester. The men's basketball team achieved the highest grade-point average of any Louisville men's team, while women's golf attained the highest average of any women's team.

The Cardinals' teams combined for a 3.104 fall grade-point average, marking the fifth-consecutive semester Louisville athletics teams have boasted above a 3.0 GPA.

Two-hundred-sixty-nine UofL student-athletes, along with 118 from the spirit groups, pep band, and student support staff members, earned Red and Black Scholar-Athlete distinction for achieving at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average. Both totals are record numbers.

Listing of AD Honor Roll recipients, grouped by sport:

Baseball
Brandon Alphin, Michael Bollmer, Zachary Burdi, Alex Chittenden, Shane Crain, Jakson Deyer, Joe Filomeno, Kyle Funkhouser, Aaron Gershenfeld, Drew Harrington, Anthony Kidston, Ryan Lauria, Zachary Lucas, Colin Lyman, Kyle McGrath, Jonah Philley, Mason Richardson, Matt Rowland, Jared Ruxer, Stephen Sears, Matthew Simons, Will Smith, Nick Solak, Jacob Sparger, Robert Strader, Jordan Striegel, Cole Sturgeon, Ryan Summers, Logan Taylor, Blake Tiberi, Mike White

Men's Basketball
Akoy Agau, Dillon Avare, Chane Behanan, Wayne Blackshear, Anton Gill, Luke Hancock, Tim Henderson, Chris Jones, David Levitch, Mangok Mathiang, Terry Rozier, Russ Smith, Stephan Van Treese, Kevin Ware

Women's Basketball
Shawnta' Dyer, Tia Gibbs, Jude Schimmel, Antonita Slaughter, Asia Taylor, Sheronne Vails

Field Hockey
Michelle Amon, Megan Anstotz, Stephanie Byrne, Elisa Garcia, Lotta Kahlert, Elizabeth Kuhl, Rebecca Maddock, Mallory Mason, Rachel McCarthy, Paige Monsen, Hailey Netherton, Victoria Nuccio, Jennifer Pels, Elina Pereira, Gianna Peronne, Kelsey Rosenmeier, Erin Schneidtmiller, Shannon Sloss, Victoria Stratton, Alyssa Voelmle

Football
Michael Addesa, Benjamin Ahner, Jerry Arlinghaus, Richard Benjamin, Chandler Bridges, Lucas Brohm, DeAngelo Brown, Jamon Brown, Grant Donovan, Anthony George, Colin Holba, Ethan Horton, Ryan Hubbell, Ryan Johnson, Brandon Joseph, Keith Kelsey, Thomas Klusman, Ryan Mack, Christopher Miele, Matthew Nakatani, Mitchell Nelson, Andrew Polston, Blake Ramsey, Andrew Risher, Stephan Robinson, Chad Schlotzhauer, Tyler Sharp, Jacob Smith, Josh Stearns, Jordan Streeter, Titus Teague, Alex Witcpalek

Men's Golf
Robert Geibel, Antoine Le Saux, Jeffrey Lehman, Gustav Lundquist, Ben Montgomery, Trevor Sluman, Max Walz

Women's Golf
Haley Andreas, Shannon Gramley, Emily Haas, Sara Karlsson, Maike Klein, Emily Kurey, Louise Oxner, Kathryn Petrino, Laura Restrepo, Meghan Theiss

Women's Lacrosse
Dana Almquist, Blair Bernhardt, Nikki Boltja, Courtney Boyd, Faye Brust, Hillary Bushway, Carissa Corbett, Cortnee Daley, Carolyn Dottino-Buenahora, Kelli Gerding, Cat Gordon, Kendall Gordon, Ashley Herbst, Emily Kolsevich, Anna Kopecka, Stephanie McNamara, Kaylin Morissette, Monica Negron, Colleen O'Malley, Laura Patterson, Amy Poteet, Jamie Redding, Kayla Sleece, Heidi Smith

Rowing
Karina Baldwin, Gabriella Biedenharn, Jordan Borneman, Landon Brefeld, Saralyn Callahan, Tiffany Chea, Madeleine Chesney, Catherine Chivers, McKenzie Clifford, Paige Clippinger, Anna Davidson, Lizzie DeVries, Lauren DiTommaso, Cynthia Doyle, Morgan Dunham, Elizabeth Ehlman, Delana Gilkey, Paula Gollnick, Maleena Hackbarth, Kaitlyn Hawkins, Bridgette Hildreth, Ashleigh Hodge, Talia Imam, Sydney Ledwedge, Blythe Magnuson, Jenny Marler, Kelsey McQueen, Emma Melton, Jami Montesano, Kylie Noltemeyer, Kathlene Nord, Anna Ochs, Alicia Orozco-Jolitz, Anne Pape, Dixa Patel, Kylen Patterman, Chiara Ponko, Meredith Price, Hannah Ritter, Hannah Ruegsegger, Samantha Sinnett, Alexis Speliotis, Hanna Spittel, Sophie St. Martin, Shelby Stafford, Madelaine Staubitz, Josie Stoner, Marissa Thalen, Elise Valantine, Amy Van Syoc, Abigail Wade, Kelsey Webb, Katelyn White, Lucy Wilshier, Andrea Zorn

Men's Soccer
Adedoja Akinsanya, Joachim Ball, Daniel Brennan, Andrew Brody, Jonathan Brown, Shaquille Hamilton, Romilio Hernandez, Daniel Keller, Mitchell Lurie, Michael Mauro, Derek McCaffrey, Nolan Moore, Luis Ramirez, Santiago Velez, Will Vitalis

Women's Soccer
Rachele Armand, Megan Berberich, Paige Brown, Julie Casselman, Veronica Corral, Christine Exeter, Nicole Gerber, Caroline Kimble, Hannah Konermann, Rachel Melhado, Christine Monroy, Lauren Nash, Alexandra Niedoba, Kimberly Sharo, Taylor Smith, Angelika Uremovich, Kathleen Walz, Kari Weinland, Casey Whitfield, Erin Yenney, Irene Young

Softball
Whitney Arion, Maryssa Becker, Jordan Connell, Kristina Dillard, Brittany Duncan, Alexandria Fowler, Rachel Houck, Kelsi Jones, Katherine Keller, Hannah Kiyohara, Rachel LeCoq, Autumn McDuffie, Jordan McNary, Morgan Meyer, Nicole Pufahl, Brittany Sims, Kayla Soles

Men's Swimming and Diving
Estefan Albiero, Brennen Berger, Sam Blair, Nathanial Bond, Addison Bray, Trevor Carroll, Thomas Dahlia, Rudy Edelen, Aaron Greene, Nick Hasemann, Matthias Lindenbauer, Matt Ryan, William Schultz, Nolan Smith, Grigory Tarasevich, Dexter Thomas, Kevin Wilmoth, Aaron Young

Women's Swimming and Diving
Andrea Acquista, Erica Belcher, Devon Bibault, Kristina Brandenburg, Mackenzie Buss, Abigail Chin, Emma Coakley, Andrea Cottrell, Johanna Cowley, Nicole Glazer, Lauren Herich, Abigail Houck, Madalyn Ingmire, Andrea Kneppers, Tanja Kylliainen, Lindsey LaPorte, Rachael Lewis, Carly Munchel, Emily O'Neill, Samantha Ormand, Alex Sellers, Emily Stalmack, Kelsi Worrell

Men's Tennis
Eric Bonfre, Jeffery Brown, Van Damrongsri, Amaury Derognat, Luis Elizondo, Alexander Gornet, Michael Lippens, Chris Simich, Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, Albert Wagner

Women's Tennis
Rebecca Bodine, Olivia Boesing, Julia Fellerhoff, Cassie Pough, Alex Tachovsky, Manuela Velasquez, Stefanie Villajuan

Men's Track and Field/Cross Country
Sam Bombaugh, Isaac Bowling, Kevin Jackson, Nick Kennedy, Marcus Motill, Andrew Nelson, Connor Vanderhyde, Brad Vivace, Nils Westrich, Scott Anderson, Tyler Byrne, Ryan Eaton, Stacey Eden, Edwin Kibichiy, Japhet Kipkoech, Dominic Perronie, Nick Reader, Andrew Stewart, Mattias Wolter

Women's Track and Field/Cross Country
Hannah Baker, Kim Cardeiro, Hannah Cox, Rachel Dixon, Patrice Gates, Maggie Gilbertson, Allison Grewe, Alexis Murry, Dolly Nyemah, Brittany Owens, Liberty Slinden, Jenna Wargo, Chelsea Bingham, Taylor Bradley, Brianne Brown, Alex Bunch, Agnes Chepchumba, Benadate Cheruiyot, Kelsey Cramsey, Paige Dooley, Mackenzie Dummer, Maria Frigo, Adair Gennocro, Megan Klein, Michelle Molodynia, Claire Noser, Rachel Pease, Tori Schoettmer, Kelsi Wermuth

Volleyball
Brooke Betts, Randi Ewing, Javoni Faucette, Katie George, Jenelle Jenkins, Emily Juhl, Hannah Kvitle, Brooke Mattingly, Jaden McBride, Haley Pouliazos, Courtney Robison, Carly Sahagian, Caitlin Welch

Cheerleading
Demi Becton, Kalie Bodey, Ryan Bohn, Rachel Calvert, Tara Cannon, Calli Cantu, Katie Christian, Anjelica Cirone, Kelly Clifford, Dani Cogswell, Natalie Cunningham, Maria D'Addeo, Daria Daspin, Erica Fantry, Ronald Ford, Hope Gaddy, Chelsea Gettelfinger, Jennifer Grilliot, Bailey Hanle, Erran Huber, Morgan Hudgens, Cameron Hurst, Britt Jacobs, Alyssa Johnson, Meghan Jones, Tiffany Kasai, Sabrina Landgren, Ryan Long, Kelsey Loppatto, Chelsea Lucas, Alexis Mansperger, Carlee Masters, Alexa May, Alexis Meyer, Molly Michaluk, Haley Miozza, Morgan Montgomery, Jenee Neal, Sydney Newland, Katherine Patterson, Kristen Pernice, Kyle Pfaff, Kelsey Roney, Stephanie Saculles, Amy Sakalys, Genevieve Sell, Julie Sequiera, Maddie Shelton, Emily Slagle, Sharity Staser, Hayley Stevens, Sarah Strangfeld, Caroline Svenson, Nick Tibbs, Sara Wright

Dance
Chandler Antone, Laura Barringer, Amy Baumert, Chelsea Boles, Caroline Bowman, Mallory Clark, Meredith Clark, Danielle Crowe, Lauren Dale, Tia Gandy, Molly Goldstein, Skylar Hermann, Lauren Hooten, Samantha Hundley, Miranda Hunt, Logan Hutchison, Ashley Kattmann, Brooke Lentz, Audrey Perkins, Sarah Pierce, Kimberly Ramser, Lillian Simmons, Kelsea Sunderhaus, Krista Vogt, Jenna Wilbur, Jalyn Williams

Managers/Trainers
Michael Allman, Matthew Anderson, Amanda Austin, Matthew Barlow, Logan Baumann, Coreena Bernardino, Jamie Bradley, Ryan Clarke, Zachary Cooley, Meredith Cross, Austin Crowe, Drew Davis, Chad Deely, Robert DiRaimo, Christopher Gehring, Awab Habib, Travis Hackert, Ross Hofele, Shyanne King, Jeremy Kipness, Alexander Lott, Breonna McKee, Jessica McKenna, Bradley Menke, Alexandra Moore, David Moser, Tori Nelson, Jessi O'Daniel, Samantha Ormand, Simon Rankin, Patrick Reilingh, Amy Riordan, Brandon Scherling, Nicholas Schmetzer, Rachel Schmitt, Wayne Turner, Andrew Wagner, Evan Westendorf, Madeline Whitfield, Zachariah Wilson, Deondra Wynn, Meghan Ziobro

Pep Band
Sarah Akers, Jared Anderson, Matt Batteiger, Seth Berkenbosch, Richard Berry, Daniel Book, Keith Bowers, Alisha Bragg, Katherine Brodie, Kate Chawansky, Brandt Coleman, David Elliott, Kayla Evans, Josh Goodman, Carlie Haverly, Nick Hawkins, Chris Herde, Zach Herde, Drew Hilleary, Kourtney Howard, Angela Liebert, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Blake Manion, Adam McIntye, Kristen Mitchell, Lindsay Nason, Andrew Osborn, Pauline Ottaviano, Noah Peak, Megan Pennell, Vanessa Pfeffer, Amber Posey, Mary Priest, Matt Robeson, Phillip Rose, Megan Schilling, Andrew Skelton, Morgan Smallwood, Lindsay Stratton, Rachel Taylor, Caitlin Thompson, Natalie Thompson, Michael Tignor, Sebastian Van Horn, Cody Weatherford

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