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Bulldogs Honored 251 Times As 2013-14 MVC Academic Awards Unveiled

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: July 02, 2014
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Drake University student-athletes received tremendous recognition for their efforts in the classroom as the Bulldogs were honored a total of 251 times by the Missouri Valley Conference as part of its 2013-14 Academic Awards, the league office announced Wednesday.

Of those 251 honors, seven student-athletes received the prestigious Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award. Those seven included Andy Curtis (Men’s Track and Field), Allie Heifner (Women’s Cross Country), Hadley Jennings (Women’s Golf), Nick Marshall (Men’s Soccer), Erin Poss (Women’s Cross Country), Kiah Swanson (Women’s Soccer) and Celia Venezia (Women’s Cross Country). Just 62 of the more than 1,500 MVC student-athletes to be recognized by the MVC Wednesday garnered the President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.

The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2014 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

Also, 83 Bulldogs were recipients of the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics. Freshmen are not eligible.

Finally, 161 Drake student-athletes earned a spot on 2013-14 MVC Honor Roll. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2013/Spring 2014), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall.

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARD (7): MEN'S SOCCER - Nick Marshall; MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Andy Curtis; WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Allie Heifner, Celia Venezia, Erin Poss; WOMEN'S GOLF - Hadley Jennings; WOMEN'S SOCCER - Kiah Swanson

COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD (83): MEN'S BASKETBALL - Blake Danielak, Alex Rutter; MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Brogan Austin, Zachary Elkins, Ian Harkreader, Ali Jandal, Rob McCann, James Saxton, Conor Wells; MEN'S GOLF - Devin Leland, Matt Ohl, Dane Worley; MEN'S SOCCER - Alec Bartlett, Addison Eck, James Grunert, Ben LeMay, Darrin MacLeod, Nick Manzoni, Nick Marshall, Logan North, Thomas Schermoly, Mitch Smith, Alex Troester, Neal Usry, Eric Williams; MEN'S TENNIS - Robin Goodman, Ben Mullis, Alen Salibasic; MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Sean Buczek, Andy Curtis, Calvin Daack, Steven Jordan, David Silkman, Ethan Turner, Brett Wright; WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Liza Heap, Caitlin Ingle, Cara Lutes, Alyssa Marschner, Bryanna Mueller, Mary Pat Specht;; WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Cassie Aerts, Katie Filosa, Laura Gann, Cassandra Hardy, Allie Heifner, Emma Huston, Mariah Kauder, Krista Maguire, Stephanie Parks, Melissa Parks, Erin Poss, Angela Ufheil, Celia Venezia; WOMEN'S GOLF - Ashley Brooks, Katie Clausen, Hadley Jennings; ROWING - Ashley Beall, Mallory Bonstrom, Madeline Cohen, Emily Householter, Rachel Kiehne, Brittany Michael, Katie Serbin, Bri Varela; WOMEN'S SOCCER - Mariah Boncek, Alex Hanna, Ann Hoover, Charlie Maxwell, Kylynn Moyer, Rhian Pritchard, Brittany Schuling, Kiah Swanson, Spencer Vasey, Emma Winstead; SOFTBALL - Kaitlyn Finneran, Sarah Ryan; WOMEN'S TENNIS - Maddie Johnson; WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Kayla Bell, Jessica Mathes; VOLLEYBALL - Halli Meyer, Amanda Platte, Taylor Zant

MVC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL (161): MEN'S BASKETBALL - Blake Danielak, Karl Madison, Alex Rutter; MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Brogan Austin, Doug Brady, Zachary Elkins, Reed Fischer, Ian Harkreader, Ali Jandal, Rob McCann, Calvin Quarterman, James Saxton, Conor Wells; MEN'S GOLF - Blake Huser, Devin Leland, Matt Ohl, Will McDonald, Karter Smith, Dane Worley; MEN'S SOCCER - Alec Bartlett, Addison Eck, James Grunert, James Grunert, Jake Hunstiger, Bryan Jantsch, Ben LeMay, Darrin MacLeod, Nick Manzoni, Nick Marshall, Luke Mennen, Logan North, T.J. Poll, Austin Reutzel, Thomas Schermoly, Mitch Smith, Mueng Sunday, Alex Troester, Neal Usry, Kyle Whigham, Eric Williams; MEN'S TENNIS - Matt Frost, Robin Goodman, Euan McIntosh, Ben Mullis, Alen Salibasic, Grant Tesmer; MEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Kai Asberry, Phillip Beeler, Sean Buczek, Ryan Cook, Andy Curtis, Calvin Daack, Scott Goad, Steven Jordan, Johnathan Osifuye, David Silkman, Ethan Turner, Brett Wright; WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Kyndal Clark, Emma Donahue, Carly Grenfell, Liza Heap, Caitlin Ingle, Cara Lutes, Alyssa Marschner, Bryanna Mueller, Morgan Reid, Mary Pat Specht, Lizzy Wendell; WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - Cassie Aerts, Erica Bestul, Katie Filosa, Laura Gann, Cassandra Hardy, Allie Heifner, Emma Huston, Mariah Kauder, Shana Kelly, Krista Maguire, Amanda Marwitz, Sammy Nielsen, Stephanie Parks, Melissa Parks, Erin Poss, Taylor Scholl, Juli Smith, Angela Ufheil, Shelby Varney, Celia Venezia; WOMEN'S GOLF - Ashley Brooks, Danielle Brooks, Katie Clausen, Hadley Jennings; ROWING - Mackenzie Allison, Ashley Beall, Margaret Benhart, Mallory Bonstrom, Gabrielle Brodek, Justine Choe, Madeline Cohen, Kerstin Donat, Shelby Hill-Killerlain, Emily Householter, Rachel Kiehne, Brianna Leinon, Tristina Meister, Brittany Michael, Jessica Nightser, Katie Serbin, Bri Varela, Monica Worsley; WOMEN'S SOCCER - Mariah Boncek, Generve Charles, Kylie DeHaven, Paige Dusek, Tori Flynn, Alex Hanna, Ann Hoover, Charlie Maxwell, Kylynn Moyer, Rhian Pritchard, Brittany Schuling, Ashlie Stokes, Kiah Swanson, Spencer Vasey, Tricia White, Emma Winstead; SOFTBALL - Chelsea Blaylock, Laura Brewer, Liz Buck, Ashlie Chambers, Kaitlyn Finneran, Jordan Gronewold, Mariah McKinnon, Hayley Nybo, Zeah Peterson, Amy Pierce, Nicole Randel, Sarah Ryan, Rebekah Schmidt, Cortney Wood; WOMEN'S TENNIS - Nell Boyd, Maddie Johnson, Klavdija Rebol; WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD - Kathryn Ambrose, Jaclyn Aremka, Kayla Bell, Jessica Campbell, Danyelle Cole, Virginia Hill, Lisa Huska, Jessica Mathes, Sarah Yeager; VOLLEYBALL - Katie Allen, Shelby Daum, Halli Meyer, Meredith Moore, Amanda Platte, Capris Quaites, Makena Schoene, Taylor Zant

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