Record Number of Teams Reach 3.0 Mark

A record eight Clemson athletic teams earned over a 3.0 GPA for the spring semester of 2003 according to an academic grade report released by the Clemson Athletic Department on Wednesday. A record 231 student athletes were named to the academic honor roll for the semester.

Student-athletes had a combined GPA of 2.84, second highest for a semester on record behind a 2.85 set in the spring of 2002. Thirty-six student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 for the semester, one short of the semester record of 37 set last spring. One-hundred one student-athletes were on the deans list, the fourth straight semester the 100 mark had been exceeded.

Leading the way was the Clemson womens soccer program, which had a team record 3.42 for the semester. It marked the sixth straight semester that program had exceeded the 3.0 mark. Eighteen of the 25 Lady Tiger soccer players had at least a 3.0, the second straight semester Todd Brambles team reached that team record total. Candice Hein, Paige Ledford, Sarah McClurg and Allison Mitchell all made the Presidents List for their perfect 4.0 semesters.

Also contributing to the record number of 3.0 teams was the golf team, who had a 3.02 team GPA. Eight of the 10 golfers on Larry Penleys number-one ranked team had a 3.0 or better, including starters D.J. Trahan, Gregg Jones and Matt Hendrix. Hendrix was named to the Verizon Academic All-District at large team on Monday.

Both Clemson swimming teams had over a 3.0, the second time in history both swimming programs had at least a 3.0 in the same semester. Christopher Ips womens team had a 3.27, while the men were at 3.02. A record-tying 26 Lady Tiger swimmers were on the honor roll.

Also reaching the 3.0 mark were the mens soccer team (3.09), the womens tennis team (3.20), the volleyball team (3.07) and the rowing team (3.35). Forty-three of the 56 Lady Tiger rowers were on the honor roll and it marked the 10th straight semester that Susie Luecks program had reached the 3.0 benchmark.

The Clemson mens basketball team had a 2.52 team GPA for the semester, second highest by that program since 1987. Six men were on the academic honor roll, including scholarship freshmen Julian Betko, Shawan Robinson and Akin Akingbala. Four Lady Tigers were named to the honor roll, including starting center Amanda White, who made the deans list.

The Clemson football team had 25 student-athletes on the honor roll, including Rodney Feaster, Jackie Robinson and Jeff Scott, who all had perfect 4.0 GPAs. Starting quarterback Charlie Whitehurst made the deans list.

Other Prominent Clemson student-athletes who were named to the honor roll include rower Emily Kuivila, starting baseball pitcher Steven Jackson, All-ACC mens soccer player Dimelon Westfield, All-ACC womens soccer player Heather Beem, womens swimmer Jenna Burtch, tennis player Sander Koning, All-ACC womens tennis player Laurence Jayet, cross country regional champion Jason Meany, womens track All-American Gisele Oliveira, All-Region volleyball player Lori Ashton, and All-ACC diver Craig Thomas.

Academic Honor Roll, 2002-03

Baseball (12)
Gene Pierce, Josh Cribb, Collin Mahoney, Steven Jackson, Herman Demmink, Brad McCann, John Ingram, Brock Thornburg, Jess Easterling, Paul Harrelson, Russell Triplett, Aaron Trolia

Mens Basketball (6)
Julian Betko, Shawan Robinson, Beau Shay, Steve Allen, Jermel Douglas, Akin Akingbala

Womens Basketball (4)
Amanda White, Kanetra Queen, Monica Blackmon, Tabitha Vasilas

Football (25)
Rodney Feaster, Jackie Robinson, Jeff Scott, Stephen Furr, Nick Black, Nick Deprimio, Nicholas Riddle, DeJuan Polk, Charlie Whitehurst, Cole Chason, Jones Hunter, William Henry, Brandon Holmes, Nathan Bennett, Wynn Kopp, Lionel Richardson, J.J. Howard, Chansi Stuckey, Fletcher Anderson, Tim Debeer, Chip Myrick, Gene Pate, Tommy Sharpe, Britt Sherman, Scott Wade

Golf (8)
Michael Sims, Matt Hendrix, Brian Duncan, Gregg Jones, Brent Delahoussaye, Stephen Poole, D.J. Trahan, Nick Biershenk

Rowing (43)
Sarah Canterbury, Corey Gledhill, Mary Green, Jaime Hart, Kate Niebauer, Jaclyn Rath, Megan Reed, Ann Sullivan, Diana Ulrey, Kristen Weinacker, Elizabeth Noll, Marianne Grant, Amanda Brandon, Emily Kuivila, Ashlee Brown, Candice Woodward, Diane Ulmer, Kara Adloff, Tina Hughes, Kara Nichols, Carole Dillon, Katie Bero, Kathryn Spinapolice, Jaime Seitz, Rachel Caslen, Robin Mescher, Lindsay Decken, Jen Wortman, Jenny Edwards, Sally Kukla, Nicollette Burgess, Kathy Sickinger, Chelsea Kautz, Andrea Martinelli, Elizabeth Weichel, Jenny Champa, Meagen Harriman, Elizabeth Yost, Joanna Church, Katie Tierman, Catriona Harris, Erika Knaebel, Liz Monteith

Mens Soccer (14)
Charlie Roberts, Chase Hilgenbrick, Paul Souders, John Cooper, Bradley Gibson, Hunter Gilstrap, Steven Rhyne, Dwayne Jones, Eric Riddleberger, Brett Branan, Dimelon Westfield, Oskar Bringsved, Kenneth Cutler, Grant Kevins

Womens Soccer (18)
Candice Hein, Paige Ledford, Sarah McClurg, Allison Mitchell, Sarah Heck, Lauren Heos, Leigh Ann Harrison, Tanya Peterson, Lindsey Wegrzyn, Robyn Shelby, Sarah Turner, Lydia Vandenbergh, Jenny Sanders, Kristen Procopio Allen, Lindsay Browne, Yaneash Donaldson, Heather Beem, Allison Graham

Mens Swimming (15)
Thomas Rappold, Eric Shulick, Matthew Norman, James Stoffer, Craig Thomas, Benjamin Kanoy, Nate Spice, Ryan Cassella, Derrick Mulder, Jeff Atteberry, Jonathon Folds, Gregor Govse, Greg Middleton, Buddy Reed, Adam Tepe

Womens Swimming (26)
Caitlin Bissell, Jenna Burtch, Sarah Deibler, Mary Ellyn Jamieson, Shelly Klaus, Ashley Shafer, Anne Stanton, Kate Walker, Janell Brodrick, Kim Cober, Sarah Keyes, Sarah Beth Wipperman, Erin Carne, Kelly Urso, Mary Brewer, Kensey Morris, Nichole Carlton, Jessica Watcke, Amy Tolley, Mandy Commons, Meghann Clifford, Alison Gjervold, Meaghan Murphy, Aurelie Gresset, Kim Routh, Lindsey Kroeger

Mens Tennis (5)
Ian Keeler, Ash Misquith, Sander Koning, Brett Twente, Goran Sterijovski

Womens Tennis (7)
Ana Stiglic, Anna Dolinska, Richele LeSaldo, Ashlea Bowen, Sunnie Harmon, Laurence Jayet, Daniela Alvarez

Mens Track (19)
Danny Alge, Derek Gilson, Jason Meany, Matt Morgan, Clay Pendleton, Mike Barton, Marcus Hodge, Scott Shaw, Adam Klotzbach, Rick Hill, Matt Lombardi, Itay Magidi, Ryan Fenton, Scott Kautz, Grafton Ifill, Greg Isaacs, Roy Cheney, Andrew Kessler, Ryan Lewis

Womens Track (20)
Jennifer Barton, Shannon Day, Renee Keydoszius, Gisele Oliveira, Casey Phillips, Kristin Thompson, Becky Adnot, Allison Bradshaw, Marquita Dortch, Jennifer Hooten, Katie Pickett, Mary Gosselin, Laura Ann Rukat, LaToya Woodberry, Joana Costa, Erica Jaros, Randi Hinton, Denise Cruse, Kim McGill, Angela Thomas

Volleyball (8)
Ryane Beasley, Kiki Dallao, Marija Zoric, Lindsey Abbott, Carly Hill, Sarah Gardner, Lori Ashton, Meghan Stanton

Student Managers (24)
Samuel Edwards, Darrien Harrison, Blair Taylor, Patrick Madigan, Stephanie Thurston, Curtis Turner, Joel Krzan, Dawn Salley, Lloyd Gillespie, Tiffany Charles, Ryan Smith, Tim ODay, Brandi Couch, Thomas Lampman, Laura Olsen, Meagan Beem, Charles Horton, Judson Long, David Snyder, James Bostic, Bobby Conrad, Gabriel Dibiase, Jeffrey Morris, Frank Wade

Student Trainers (5)
Ashley Smith, Andrew Hammond, James Way, Amber Allen, Paul Padgett

Clemson Grade Point Averages by Sport
Spring Semester 2003
Sport                  GPA
Baseball               2.59
Mens Basketball        2.52
Womens Basketball      2.42
Football               2.21
Golf                   3.02
Rowing                 3.35
Mens Soccer            3.09
Womens Soccer          3.42
Mens Swimming          3.02
Womens Swimming        3.27
Mens Tennis            2.71
Womens Tennis          3.20
Mens Track             2.78
Womens Track           2.94
Volleyball             3.07
Overall                2.84

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