FRIDAY, JULY 07, 2000
24 Dolphin Soccer Players Named Academic All-TAAC

March 13, 2000

Jacksonville, Fla. - Led by senior Co-captain Tony Powell and freshmen John McGrady and Eric Smentowski, who earned perfect 4.0 G.P.A.'s, 24 Dolphin soccer players (men and women) were named to the TAAC Academic All-Conference Team this past fall.

The Dolphin men had 14 members of its 24-man roster earn a 3.0 G.P.A. or better. The women's team, led by five players who earned a 3.6 G.P.A. or better, landed 10 of its 17 players on the academic All-Conference team. The Following is a list of players receiving All-Academic honors:

Men Women
Gabe Beyl Brooke Ade
Michael Blackburn Kathy Ciriello
Steve Command Jennifer Hecht
Mladen Dikic Stine Kloster
Milorad Dordejic Caroline Owen
Brian Fish Marit Foss
Diego Gonzales Trine Riis Groven
Justin Lloyd Sara Robertson
John McGrady Yvonna Rowinski
Mike Moniz Dianne Scott
Tony Powell
Vladamir Rak
Steve Ramsey
Eric Smentowski

When asked to comment on the number of players earning All-Academic honors, JU Director of Soccer Aleks Mihailovic said the following, "I am very proud of these players...When we recruit a student-athlete to JU, we expect them to make the grade in the classroom and on the field. Our success on the field has been widely noted for both the men's and women's teams. That 24 players have earned academic recognition is equally rewarding to all the coaches and deserving of the same recognition."