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Friday, July 26, 2013

UNCP tops in Peach Belt scholarship

UNC Pembroke set a school record with 159 student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll. The Braves also led the league with the most student-athletes on the honor roll, which released by league offices in Augusta, Ga., on July 11.

The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes of the 14 PBC member institutions who had a GPA (grade point average on a 4.0 scale) of 3.0 or higher for the academic year.

UNCP’s previous school record of 122 honor students was established at the conclusion of the 2009-10 athletic season when the Braves’ student-athletes also captured the first of two-straight PBC President’s Academic Awards. UNCP has sent a league-best number to the honor roll in four of the last five years.

It is the fourth-straight season that UNCP has been represented in the announcement by 100 or more student-athletes.

Nine of UNCP’s 16 varsity programs posted a 3.0 team GPA or better for the 2012-13 academic year, including a department-best 3.482 GPA by the tennis program.

Gold Scholars (3.75-4.0 GPA): Max Gagnon, Jack Slavin, Brandon Allen, Dan Atkins, Ben DeCelle, Eddie Wickline, Ben Jacobs, Pardon Ndhlovu, Aaron Abts, Lewis Adams, Michael Mullmann, Daniel Bougt, Paul Freeman, Sam Miles, Michael Smith, Matthew Thompson, Natalie Klemann, Monica Espitia, Beverly Vause, Mia Winterbottom, Marissa Baker, Sawyer Gray, Jennifer Grunden, Ashlyn Rebok, Jasmine Edwards, Carrie Blankenship, Megan Carney, Blair Long, Livia Mahaffie, Lizzie Bundy, Dana Watkins, Ashley Anctil, Andrea Collen, Fanny Forsman, Elke Groothuis, Michelle Hernandez, Stuart Nadeau.

Silver Scholars (3.5-3.74 GPA): Zade Denton, Chad Whitehead, Wes Carter, Matt Davis, Connor Haskins, Kevin Minogue, Mike Yerry, Marshall Eckert, Dylan McCoy, Matt MacDougall, Sid Peterson, Adam Smith, Martin Tomter, Nick Tamburo, Scott Tamburo, Sequoia Barrett, Kellie Van Dyke, Madeline DiNunzio, Leigh Anne McAfee, Jazmine Kemp, Kendra Dorn, Ashlee Doughty, Laura Bird, Britney Bennett, Frankie Berscak, Julie Fisher, Julia Nytorp, Hana Metzinger, Richard Kerekes.

Bronze Scholars (3.5-3.49 GPA): Drew Alford, Jack Machonis, Patrick McMahon, Jon Millsaps, Aaron Spano, Phillip Bowles, Jonathan Efird, Ricky Greene, Brandon Huckaby, Dillon Hunt, Kendall Jacobs, Tim Jordan, Elliott Powell, Lance Price, Scott Tyson, KJ Cooper, Quamain Rose, Trent Cloninger, Jay Ealley, Zack Sallinger, Beau Thompson, Payne Clark, Carter Creech, Rico Laitinen, Jeff MacDonald, D'Andre Weaver, Schanique Barrett, Holly Berry, Starr Gilley, Megan Hillard, Whitney Jackson, Kaytee Wilson, Shelby Bickel, Megan Gallimore, Shay Peterson, Chandrica Fuller, Meghan Moore, Rebecca Womack, Chris Giddens.

Presidential Scholars (3.0-3.24 GPA): Brandon Estrain, Daniel Fraga, Connor Pratt, Ben Schmucker, Jordan Champion, Luke Charles, Darcus Elliott, Brandon Fulton, Nick Harrison, Lashaude James, Rakeem Overby, Sean Rush, Justin Watts, George Blakeney, Blair Broom, Keysheen Hinton, Tyler Kordenbrock, James McGhee, Tyler Thayer, Jeremy Judd, Andrew Nguyen, Phillip Parrish, Sam Stephenson, James Casserly, Jose Hernandez, Tarnue Jallah, Reece Rooney, Cedric Wilson, Shelby Holland, Ashlyn Reagan, Hannah Herlocker, Allison Johnson, Sarah Bower, Danielle Brown, Heather Ciscel, Julie Larsen, Nicole Mathews, Courtney Bolton, Taylor Gallentine, Wayne Mack, Haley Magee, Amelia Partin, Jenn Crow, Kelly Sumner, Shauna Walor, Cassie DeQueiroz, Jasmine Jordan, Brittany Padilla, Taliqua Medley, Amanda Norris, Ryan Blackwell, James De La Riva, Jacob Fregia, Brian Thompson.

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