June 19th, 2013

BU leads way with 32 COP honorees

Staff Report

BU leads way with 32 COP honorees
photo from bellarmine.edu/athletics

INDIANAPOLIS – The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) identified a league-record 228 student-athletes who have earned the GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award, it was announced on Wednesday. The number of recipients for the award, which was first inaugurated in the spring of 2010, increased 35 honorees from a year ago.

Bellarmine University led the conference with 32 selections, followed closely behind by Missouri S&T (25), Lewis University (23), the University of Indianapolis (22), and Maryville University (18) in the top five.  The University of Southern Indiana (16) and Saint Joseph's College (15) followed with the sixth- and seventh-highest totals, respectively, while Rockhurst University (14) and William Jewell College (14) rounded out the top half of the conference tied for eighth.

The recipients of the GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award exemplify the outstanding student-athletes in the GLVC.  Each honoree has exhausted his or her eligibility in the intercollegiate sport in which they participated and maintained at a least a 3.5 grade point average throughout their academic career.

In addition, to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must have competed in the GLVC for a minimum of two years and completed 96 credit hours. A student-athlete can only earn the distinguished honor one time in his or her career.

The list of 2012-13 GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award recipients follows and is ordered by institution.

Phil Forbis, Baseball, Bellarmine
Michael Morrissette, Baseball, Bellarmine
Jason Sterrett, Baseball, Bellarmine
Betsy Goodin, Women's Basketball, Bellarmine
Lauren Jones, Women's Basketball, Bellarmine
Allison Osen, Women's Basketball, Bellarmine
Molly Culbertson, Women's Cross Country, Bellarmine
Megan Kaiser, Women's Cross Country, Bellarmine
Jenna Lee, Women's Cross Country, Bellarmine
Carissa Martin, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Bellarmine
Sarah Turi, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Bellarmine
Brad Black, Men's Golf, Bellarmine
Maggie Schad, Women's Golf, Bellarmine
Paul Althoff, Men's Soccer, Bellarmine
Kaylee Gabhart, Women's Soccer, Bellarmine
Chole Grammer, Women's Soccer, Bellarmine
Allyson Palmer, Women's Soccer, Bellarmine
Casey Cleary, Softball, Bellarmine
Megan Murdoch, Softball, Bellarmine
Madi Ratliff, Softball, Bellarmine
Chris Cotton, Men's Tennis, Bellarmine
Jacob Knagenhielm, Men's Tennis, Bellarmine
Jared Findlater, Men's Track & Field, Bellarmine
James Greenlee, Men's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Nora Bowe, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Molly Culbertson, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Kristin Hamrick, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Megan Kaiser, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Remsing King, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Elaine Kuntz, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Jenna Lee, Women's Track & Field, Bellarmine
Whitney Tormoehlen, Volleyball, Bellarmine


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