TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
JU student-athletes succeed in the classroom
With 32 conference or state championships in the last six years, the JU athletics department recently learned of its student-athletes’ success in the classroom as well with the release of academic all-conference honorees for the Fall of 2010.

“Our student-athletes have continued to not only represent us well on the playing field but also in the classroom,” said JU director of student-athlete services Chris Johnson. “These individuals, with the help of their coaches, have done an excellent job of balancing academics with athletics and it shows when looking at all of the results.”

Of JU’s 19 intercollegiate sports, 12 programs finished with a team GPA above 3.0 to finish with an overall GPA of 2.963 for the department. Also as a whole, 66 percent of Dolphin student-athletes who competed in the fall received academic all-conference recognition and 53 percent of student-athletes earned a GPA over 3.0 in the Fall 2010.

Individually, 89 JU student-athletes received Dean’s List recognition for earning at least a 3.5 GPA for the Fall 2010 semester.

In addition, 24 student-athletes received President’s Honor recognition for having a 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2010 semester. The list includes the following: Daniel Gulbransen (Baseball), Mathew Tomshaw (Baseball), Zachery Greenwald (Men’s Soccer), Tobias Hottner (Men’s Soccer), Barry Hillyer (Men’s Lacrosse), Matt Hansen (Men’s Tennis), Sarah Mecklenburg (Track & Field), Alicia Gard-Kamikov (Track & Field), Hillary Crook (Track & Field), Nicole Erdley (Women’s Lacrosse), Ali Hoffman (Women’s Lacrosse), Ellyn Spangenberg (Women’s Lacrosse), Mary Mosier (Women’s Rowing), Jenna Manis (Women’s Rowing), Kelly Burke (Women’s Rowing), Tamara Cormier (Women’s Soccer), Devon Dowell (Women’s Soccer), Becca Massip (Women’s Soccer), Reba Stott (Women’s Soccer), Kathryn Kane (Volleyball), Hannah Munneke (Volleyball), Nicole Teplitz (Volleyball), Aidan Yeager (Volleyball) and Morgan Kibler (Softball).