The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released its Scholastic Honor Roll for the 2011-12 academic year and the University of Wisconsin-Superior landed 156 student-athletes on the list, marking the third consecutive year that the number of Yellowjackets making the honor roll has increased.
To qualify for the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll, student-athletes must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Conference-wide, nearly 50 percent of the more than 5,000 student-athletes in the WIAC garnered academic honors.
“Our student-athletes have done a tremendous job of buying into our philosophy, which focuses on not just the sports but also academics and community,” athletics director Steve Nelson said. “They put a tremendous amount of time and effort into their academics and sports and this is a great honor for each of them. It says something about the character of people that our coaches are recruiting to be a part of our programs.”
The WIAC also presented an all-academic award to institutions that had a grade point average for its student-athletes that was equal to, or greater than, the grade point average of the overall student body.
Yellowjacket student-athletes received the honor for the sixth straight year and for the 10th time in the last 11 years by having a cumulative grade point average of 3.057. The overall student population at UWS earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.932.
UWS was one of five WIAC schools to receive the award, joining UW-Eau Claire, UW-Platteville, UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater.
“We truly believe that our student-athletes set the standard at UWS. These young people are tremendous at balancing time to play sports, work jobs and study,” said Nelson. “They set an example for other students and are people that our institution and the community of Superior as a whole can really look at and be proud of.”
Individuals who were named to the honor roll receive a certificate of achievement, while universities that receive the all-academic award will receive a plaque to mark the honor.
Following is a breakdown by sport of the UW-Superior recipients.
Joe Ahrens, Ethan Branum, Nick Bursik, Mike Doescher, Kyle Gauger, Sam Holden, Cody Johnson, Andrew Lange, Shawn Lanners, Shaun Marshall, Tony Remund, Weston Smith, Wyatt Soderquist, Mike Swanson, Robbie Veith
Men’s Basketball (7)
Ben Aalfs, Jordan Ackerman, Brendan Bauer, Bronson Byrne, Eric Effertz, Josh Kimmes, Dustin Ritchie
Men’s Cross Country (6)
Dillon Beesley, Brandon Haling, Aaron Jarecki, Andy Kast, James LaPine, Monte Stewart
Men’s Hockey (25)
Chad Blanleil, Mitch Bornemann, Evan Brownrigg, Tom Budziakowski, Kevin Clark, Pat Dalbec, Casey Dion, Tanner Dion, Alec Doig, Justin Faryna, Ryan Hill, Cody Hotchkin, Patrick Huard, Colton Kennedy, Josh Kesler, Tyler Klein, Kyle Leahy, Joey Massingham, Zack Maxwell, Brett Meyers, Brad Phenow, Andy Singerhouse, Derek Stauber, Drew Strandberg, Ben Waalkens
Men’s Soccer (14)
Mike Bodner, Matt Elder, Felipe Floriano, Trevor Funk, Logan George, Ben Kasper, Bryan McBride, Nick Osborn, Miguel Soler-Salem, Thomas Pazo-Tourinho, J.D. Wadsen, Dan Warnke, Mitch Wilkinson, Alex Young
Men’s Track and Field (10)
Dillon Beesley, Kevin Danielson, Joey Driscoll, Kevin Griepentrog, Brandon Haling, Aaron Jarecki, Andy Kast, James LaPine, Matt Reijo, Monte Stewart
Kayla Anderson, Britnee Blake, Kayla Blom, Whitney Brugman, Sally Linzmeier, Ashlee Olson, Sarah Stansfield
Erin Booth, Emily Cole, Keely Deadrick, Salann Gilbert, Nikki Gosson, Sarah Gruber, Emily Kadlec, Jennifer Kromrey, Rachel Langer, Britta Lundin, Kitty Tynen, Vikki Vinokur, Farrah Wirtz, Jessica Zimmerman
Women’s Basketball (14)
Katelyn Adams, Britnee Blake, Bri Davis, Keely Deadrick, Hailey Hart, Vanessa Lebens, Sally Linzmeier, Jayme Malnory, Kristen Nett, Hillary Peterson, Desirae Sarver, Connie Urmanski, Deandra Vavra, Farrah Wirtz
Women’s Cross Country (6)
Samantha Anderson, Alyssa Breu, Katelyn Huberty, Kristen Jasperson, Christina Micheletti, Nicole Olson
Women’s Hockey (12)
Teal Crosson, Kiara DeKezel, Kelsey Firkus, Bailey Lane, Ashley Martin, Kerry Mayhew, Ashlee Olson, Jenn Paul, Shanley Peters, Dani Schultz, Alison Shrift, Amy Togerson
Women’s Soccer (10)
Katelyn Adams, Mandee Akason, Jennifer Bucci, Nichole Casler, Chelsea Cossin, Mallory Engen, Kalea Hatlewick, Sarah Johnson, Andrea McKay, Whitney Zegarski
Women’s Track and Field (16)
Samantha Anderson, Katie Capriglione, Teal Crosson, Kiara DeKezel, Megan Dormedy, Kelsey Johnson, Jennifer Kromrey, Ashley Martin, Christina Micheletti, Lauren Nielsen, Nicole Olson, Ariel Pankonen, Sydney Thompson, Vikki Vinokur, Nicole Yadon, Whitney Zegarski