June 22nd, 2015

Knights athletes earn 151 academic All-GLVC honors

Adam Pruiett

Bellarmine University Assistant S.I.D

Knights athletes earn 151 academic All-GLVC honors
Bellarmine athletes earned 151 Academic All-GLVC honors this year / image courtesy Bellarmine athletics

INDIANAPOLIS — Bellarmine University athletes combined to accumulate 151 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors, the league office announced Monday.

Twenty-two recipients of the award came from Bellarmine's women's track and field team, another 16 from women's soccer and 15 apiece were brought in by women's cross country and men's track and field. BU softball garnered 11 acknowledgements while women's swimming tallied nine and baseball and women's basketball had eight each.

The Knights' women's tennis, volleyball and men's cross country teams achieved seven Academic All-GLVC accolades apiece, while men's soccer and women's golf notched six each, men's golf and men's swimming both recorded five, men's tennis posted three and men's basketball added one.

The Academic All-GLVC honor is bestowed upon student-athletes who meet a cumulative GPA of 3.3 after two semesters at the institution.

The following is the list of Bellarmine athletes by sport who achieved Academic All-GLVC status for the most recent sports year. A star (*) denotes a 4.0 grade-point average.

BASEBALL: Anthony Baker, Michael Belliveau, Zach Haynes, Phillip Leopold, Nolan May, Evan McNair, Joe Patzelt, John Shea


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Nicole Bryant, Morgan Clemons, Mariah Gador, Sarah Galvin, Whitney Hartlage, Jennifer Smith, Alexandria Thompson, Rachel Young

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Nick Christensen, Joseph Drabot, Jacob Drescher, Aaron Graves, Michael Momper, Lovice Pollock, Joshua Rodenberg

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Caitlin Carroll, Rachel Clemons, Ally Conrad, Erin Crone, Shelbi Dishman, Emily Frith*, Lauren Hayden, Cindy Kiefer*, Flannery Musk*, Rachel Rawson, Olivia Reibel, Sarah Schuster, Emily Terry, Taylor Webb, Rachel Whitman

MEN'S GOLF: Lucas Jones, Ben Olliges, Joe Tharp, Mack Van Lenten, DJ Vogt

WOMEN'S GOLF: Lindsey Burklow, Ali Cheesman, Maria Farnsley, Katie Gathof, Ellen Hosking, Angela Pugliano

MEN'S SOCCER: Connor Bauer, Ryan Fagan, Joshua Hubert*, Jared Kemper, Connor Murphy, Joey Stoltz

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Mackenzie Barringhaus, Ashley Boyd, Darcy Egan*, Taylor Gamm, Mary Beth Gorham, Maura Gorman*, Lexy Hazle, Abby Janszen, Elizabeth Klem*, Sydney Kraus, Jordan Major, Josie Metzger, Emily Mintman, Erin Ottman, Hannah Poteet, Sam Tilton

SOFTBALL: Hannah Daunhauer, Kelly Ely, Amy Feie, Ally Foster, Rachel Fox, Meg Garl, Melissa Hammer, Kayla Padgett, Olivia Russell, Marlee Tevis, Tanner Tevis

MEN'S SWIMMING: Luke Dobson, Noah Peeps, Daniel Spitza, Christian Taylor, Maxwell Weidekamp

WOMEN'S SWIMMING: Nichole Alfano, Lauren Batliner, Abigail Bittel, Emma Bryan, Gretchen Cox, Catherine Hartman, Olivia Hoskins, Caroline Smith*, Hannah Warfel

MEN'S TENNIS: Alan Gardiner, Logan Knott, Anton Rabinov

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Mairin Cotter, Elizabeth Crush, Marissa Kovach, Mary Elaine Kuo*, Sydney Thompson, Madeline Tucker, Evann Waschuk

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD: George Fehrenbacher, Nick Christensen, Joseph Drabot, Jacob Drescher, Aaron Graves, Davis Hallberg, Tyler Hoffman, Ben Kolb, Tanner McConvey, Michael Momper, Lovice Pollock, Devin Richards, Joshua Rodenberg, Ben Turi, Brian Ullrich

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD: Chandler Cain, Caitlin Carroll, Rachel Clemons, Ally Conrad, Erin Crone, Shelbi Dishman, Emily Frith*, Abigail Harris, Lauren Hayden, Cindy Kiefer*, Bridgette Mangold, Flannery Musk*, Sydney Race, Rachel Rawson, Olivia Reibel, Meghan Roby, Amanda Schnabel, Sarah Schuster, Emily Terry, Taylor Webb, Rachel Whitman*, Leah Wolf

VOLLEYBALL: Sara Bean, Hayden Dailey, Phoenix Fowler, Bridget Guinane, Ashley Jefferson, Megan Kimbley, Allie Muha

The GLVC also announced that the 2014-15 season marked the first time in league history that more than 2,400 student-athletes garnered Academic All-GLVC distinction. A total of 2,427 honorees mark the fifth-straight record season for the conference as previous bests were set in 2010-11 (1,481), 2011-12 (1,681), 2012-13 (2,002), 2013-14 (2,360).

A surge in the record numbers over the past few years has been aided by the additions of football (2012-13) and men's and women's swimming and diving (2013-14), as well as newcomer Truman State University (2013-14).

Not counting the 19 honorees from football associate members Lincoln University and Southwest Baptist University, the 2,409 honorees from full-time GLVC members averaged out to 151 selections per school, which also broke last season's record average of 147. Prior to last year, the per-school averages had been 124 in 2012-13, 105 in 2011-12, 98.5 in 2010-11 and 82.8 in 2009-10.

A total of 118 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2014-15 academic year, four more than last season's mark. In addition, a conference-record 13 institutions had over 100 Academic All-GLVC selections for the second straight season.

In terms of total honorees by sport, women's soccer regained its crown with 251 honorees compared to baseball's runner-up total of 241. Last year baseball (251) beat out women's soccer (247), which had previously topped the conference in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Women's track and field came in third this season with 218 honorees, followed by men's soccer (184) and softball (178) in the top five.

Counting indoor and outdoor track and field as one sport for each gender, 11 of the 18 sports saw a spike in its total number of recipients from the previous season. Football (168) and women's swimming (88) posted a conference-best increase of 16 honorees from their respective 2014 totals.

Rounding out the sport totals were volleyball (156/+2 from 2014), men's track and field (153/+14), women's cross country (144/+7), women's basketball (133/+4), women's golf (93/+12), men's cross country (82/-6), women's tennis (79/-5), men's golf (71/-2), men's basketball (65/-7), men's swimming and diving (64/+4) and men's tennis (60/-6). 


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