➢ Athletic Directors Honor Roll: 3.0 GPA or higher
for the semester.
Fall 2012: 355 of 555 student-athletes (355 is an
Spring 2013: 350 of 526 student-athletes
➢ 231 student-athletes were named Red and Black
Scholar Athletes (3.25 cumulative GPA or better). This is a record
number. (Another 80 members of the spirit groups, managers and trainers
earned this honor as well).
➢ 16 of 19 teams had a 3.0 or higher in the Fall 2012
semester and 17 of 19 teams had a 3.0 or higher in the Spring 2013
semester. The fall semester GPA of 3.115 and the spring semester GPA of
3.133 set new records for semester GPA. The 2012-2013 GPA of 3.124 is
also a new annual high. This marks five straight semesters the total
semester GPA has been above a 3.0.
➢ 7 teams had record numbers on the AD Honor Roll for
a single semester including Men's Basketball (15), Baseball (29),
Women's Soccer (24), Men's Tennis (11), Rowing (45), Men's Soccer (23)
and Football (48).
➢ Women's Golf earned the highest GPA for both the
2012 Fall and 2013 Spring semesters. This is the fifth semester in a
row they have had the highest GPA.
➢ Peyton Siva has been named to the Capital One
District 2 Academic All-District 2 men's basketball first team and to
the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men's
Basketball second team. He was also selected as the 2013 American Eagle
Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year.
➢ Russ Smith (Men's Basketball), Adrian Bushell
(Football) and Lola Arslanbekova (Volleyball) have been honored with a
2013 Academic Momentum Award, as presented by the National Consortium
for Academics and Sports and the Scholar Baller program.
➢ Clayton Coleman, Men's Swimming, received a
Fulbright Scholarship. He is our second student-athlete to earn this
➢ Jude Schimmel won the women's basketball NCAA Elite
➢ Wayne Blackshear won the men's basketball NCAA
Elite 89 Award.
➢ Ben Ogle, Men's Swimming, was given the Joseph R.
Trabue Award from the College of Education for the Spring 2013
➢ Mike Stratton, Men's Swimming, was awarded the CIS
Department's Outstanding Senior Award.
➢ Women's golfer, Emily Haas, was named to the
Capital One Academic All-District II First Team.
➢ Sam Bombaugh, Men's Track and Field, was named to
the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Track
and Field Academic All-American second team. In addition, he was
earlier named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track
& Field/Cross Country Team.
➢ Will Stein and Alex Kupper were named to the
National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, which recognizes
college football student-athletes who maintain a 3.2 grade point
average or better.
➢ The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country
Coaches Association named both the Men's and Women's Cross Country
squads as all-academic teams for the fourth consecutive year.
➢ A record 30 student-athletes from the Louisville
Football team were named to the 2013 BIG EAST All-Academic Football
➢ Six teams posted a perfect score in the most recent
single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA
and Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country and Women's Golf teams
are among the top 10 percent in their respective sports.
➢ Russ Smith (Men's Basketball), Nikki Boltja
(Lacrosse), Erin Conrad (Field Hockey), and Alex Burtch (Men's Swimming
and Diving) were chosen to receive the BIG EAST Conference
Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award.
➢ 280 individual student-athletes were selected to
the Big East All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 academic year. The
Women's Golf and Men's Basketball teams also earned the 2012-13 Big
East Conference Team Academic Excellence Award.
➢ Peyton Siva, Stephan Van Treese and Mike Marra have
been named to the 2012-13 National Association of Basketball Coaches
(NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes college basketball
student-athletes who have excelled academically. The entire Cardinals
team also received a 2012-13 Team Academic Excellence Award.
➢ The Women's Swim and Dive team was selected as a
CSCAA Scholar All-America Team. In addition, seven individuals from
both the men's and women's teams were named first team Scholar
All-Americans An additional five members were named Honorable Mention
➢ Both the Men's and Women's Track and Field teams
earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
All-Academic honors. The women's team was tabbed a USTFCCCA
All-Academic Team for the ninth-straight year. Individually, each squad
placed three student-athletes on their respective men's and women's
USTFCCCA All-Academic teams.
➢ Natasha Leickly (Field Hockey) and Mandy Brown
(Women's Tennis) were names Outstanding Graduating Seniors at the Red
and Black Honors Banquet.
➢ Zachary Torp (Men's Soccer) and Candice Wiley
(Women's Golf) were named Cardinal Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.
➢ The Field Hockey team was named to the 2012
Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National
Academic Team Award list. Additionally, seven players were named to the
NFHCA National Academic Squad.
➢ Field Hockey players Natasha Leickly and Paige
Monsen were named 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division Scholars of
➢ Women's Golf had five players named Women's Golf
Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholars.
➢ Six members of the Rowing team were selected as
Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) scholar athletes.
➢ Women's Soccer received recognition as a NSCAA Team
Academic Award winner.
➢ Kevin Jackson (Men's Track and Field), Rachel
Melhado (Women's Soccer) and Carissa Corbett (Lacrosse) were selected
to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum.
➢ Kevin Bandy (Men's Swimming and Diving) was a
recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award.
➢ The Volleyball team earned the AVCA Team Academic
Award for the 2012-2013 season.
➢ The Men's Golf team was named an All-Academic Team
by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
➢ The Lacrosse team was named an Intercollegiate
Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Squad for the
➢ Four former student-athletes including Ronnie Ghent
(Football), Tony Williams and Herb Crook (Men's Basketball) and Nonie
Paulson (Women's Swimming) received NCAA DI Degree Completion Awards to
assist in graduation.
➢ Six student-athletes were named Arthur Ashe Jr.
Sports Scholars including: Abigail Chin (Women's Swimming and Diving),
Pedro Coutinho (Men's Swimming and Diving), Tia Gibbs (Women's
Basketball), Shawnta' Dyer (Women's Basketball), Jude Schimmel (Women's
Basketball) and Peyton Siva (Men's Basketball)
➢ Nine student-athletes earned the 1A FAR Academic
Excellence Award. These students graduated with a cumulative GPA of
3.80 or better. Honorees were Nikolas Sachs, Alex Burtch, Kevin Bandy,
Melissa Steele, and Raine Thompson (Swimming and Diving), Chelsea
Leonard (Softball), Lauren Proctor-Brown (Rowing), Jamie Redding
(Lacrosse) and Mandy Brown (Tennis).