Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes Continue to Enjoy Classroom Success

Of the 453 Coastal Carolina student-athletes, 256 posted a GPA of 3.0 or better for the fall 2012 semester


Senior Courtney Boe graduated this past December and posted a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester.

Jan. 10, 2013

CONWAY - Of the 453 Coastal Carolina student-athletes, including the cheer squad, a total of 256 posted a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the fall 2012 semester, including 20 President's List honorees (4.0) and 130 Dean's List honorees (3.25 PGA or better for freshman, 3.5 for sophomores, juniors and seniors). In addition 15 of the 18 Chanticleer sports programs earned team GPAs of 3.0 or better.

Not counted in the honorees above were six Chanticleers who exhausted their eligibility after the spring 2012 semester. Chris Floyd (football) and Kaitlin Higginbotham (women's golf), who were part of 20 CCU student-athletes to graduate this past December, each posted a perfect 4.0 in their final semester. Ty Wengel (men's golf), Daniel Bowman (baseball) and Kelsie Mauck (volleyball) earned Dean's List recognition as they graduated in this past December. Also, Jason Flanagan, former Chant All-American in the javelin, was a Dean's List honoree this past semester.

Overall, Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted a 3.021 GPA for the fall 2012 semester and own a 3.054 cumulative GPA, an improvement over the student-athlete's cumulative 2.985 GPA prior to the fall semester. The women's programs combined for a 3.244 GPA this past semester with all but one earning a team GPA of 3.0 or better. (Softball just missed with a 2.998 GPA.) The men's programs combined for a 2.941 GPA with baseball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis earning over 3.0.

The football program led the way with 46 (of its 108) student-athletes posting a 3.0 GPA or better. However, in relations to squad sizes, women's golf had all 11 student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better while women's cross country had 11 of its 12 squad member accomplish the feat, lacrosse had 25 of its 26 and women's tennis had seven of its nine. For the men, the soccer team had 18 of its 22 squad members post at least a 3.0 GPA while cross country and tennis each had six of its nine do so.

Fall 2012 Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes on President's List Justin Creel (Baseball) Storm Baker (Football) Chris Floyd (Football) * Trevor Herak (Football) Uros Ljeskovic (Men's Basketball) Shannon Brahn (Cheer) Caitlin Carroll (Cheer) Katie Reddington (Cheer) Lauren Alejo (Volleyball) Monica Hall (Volleyball) Erika Lightsey (Volleyball) Samantha Palka (Volleyball) Ressa Borkovich (Women's Basketball) Courtney Boe (Women's Golf) % Eugenia Guerra (Women's Golf) % Kaitlin Higginbotham (Women's Golf) Lily Yednock (Lacrosse) Faith Farley (Women's Soccer) Megan Wagner (Women's Soccer) Dominique De Wit (Women's Tennis) Briana Cristiano (Women's Track & Field) Darriale Henley (Women's Track & Field) % Fall 2012 Coastal Carolina Student-Athletes on Dean's List Daniel Bowman (Baseball) * Tyler Chadwick (Baseball) Troy Lewis (Baseball) Mike Morrison (Baseball) Zach Remillard (Baseball) Samson Baldwin (Football) Michael Battle (Football) Cody Craig (Football) Jamel Davis (Football) * Stephen Denuel (Football) David Duran (Football) * Ryan Granger (Football) Kevin Hart (Football) Aramis Hillary (Football) * Brett Johnson (Football) Bucky Kennedy (Football) Niccolo Mastromatteo (Football) Tyler McCarthy (Football) Mike McClure (Football) Jake Mooney (Football) Alex Ross (Football) Richie Sampson (Football) Tyler Watkins (Football) Dominique Whiteside (Football) * Tristian Curtis (Men's Basketball) Badou Diagne (Men's Basketball) Michel Enanga (Men's Basketball) Ron Trapps (Men's Basketball) Josh Pisarri (Men's Golf) Ty Wengel (Men's Golf) * Ben Wheeler (Men's Golf) Robby Joe Daniels (Men's Soccer) Jhamie Hyde (Men's Soccer) Taylor Lemmon (Men's Soccer) Mikey Lightbourne (Men's Soccer) Justin Portillo (Men's Soccer) Matt Risher (Men's Soccer) Kjartan Sigurdsson (Men's Soccer) Jakub Stourac (Men's Soccer) Uchenna Uzo (Men's Soccer) Sam Barr (Men's Tennis) Ted Nilsson (Men's Tennis) Brinson Corn (Men's Track & Field) Jason Flanagan (Men's Track & Field) * Cameron Griggs (Men's Track & Field) Corey Hackett-Greene (Men's Track & Field) Kyle Kling (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field) Graham Larson (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field) Ryan Minor (Men's Track & Field) Evan Niciphor (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field) Taylor Bittle (Cheer) Ashley Branda (Cheer) Mary McAleavy (Cheer) Lora Moffett (Cheer) Tamara Panek (Cheer) Kelsey Peterson (Cheer) Alex Quill (Cheer) Kaitlyn Rydzewski (Cheer) Autumn Weller (Cheer) Ariel Wiest (Cheer) Alex Wilson (Cheer) Kory Hayden (Softball) Beth Kassuhn (Softball) Morgan Noad (Softball) Cacia Pierre (Softball) Kiana Quolas (Softball) Michelle Fowle (Volleyball) Meghan Laffin (Volleyball) Kelsie Mauck (Volleyball) * Melissa McGwin (Volleyball) Jenna Orner (Volleyball) Jena Hamrick (Women's Basketball) Megan Pittman (Women's Basketball) Jessica Alexander (Women's Golf) Frida Castillo (Women's Golf) Brittany Henderson (Women's Golf) Marissa Hinchman (Women's Golf) Brooke Kochevar (Women's Golf) Lena Schaeffner (Women's Golf) Maddy Ciardi (Lacrosse) Nyra Constant (Lacrosse) Kimmy DeLonge (Lacrosse) Mckynsey Douglas (Lacrosse) Rachel Ferrara (Lacrosse) Morgan Gott (Lacrosse) Kasey Griese (Lacrosse) Kirsten Haines (Lacrosse) Jen Koss (Lacrosse) Caitlin Kratzer (Lacrosse) Sara Nolan (Lacrosse) Charlotte O'Leary (Lacrosse) Kyra Pruitt (Lacrosse) Elizabeth Reed (Lacrosse) Kelsey Thurston (Lacrosse) Kaitlyn Trodden (Lacrosse) Rachel Waldron (Lacrosse) Keri White (Lacrosse) Kayla Wynne (Lacrosse) Miki Antzoulatos (Women's Soccer) Camille Christie (Women's Soccer) Ashley Day (Women's Soccer) Olivia Fear (Women's Soccer) Fia Jonsson (Women's Soccer) Darbie Kelley (Women's Soccer) Anna Lowe (Women's Soccer) Ali Morin (Women's Soccer) Maddie Phillips (Women's Soccer) Jacqueline Rigali (Women's Soccer) Morgan Smith (Women's Soccer) Megan Spencer (Women's Soccer) Morgan Thomas (Women's Soccer) Nicole Boyle (Women's Tennis) Mikaela Davies (Women's Tennis) Kourtney Kowal (Women's Tennis) Vanessa Ortiz (Women's Tennis) Alicia Robinson (Women's Tennis) Libby Scott (Women's Tennis) Jackie Brengel (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) Jessica Dennison (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) Jalacy Green (Women's Track & Field) Hannah Hetzel (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) Seanna Kautz (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) Mary Lawrence (Women's Track & Field) Shelby Nicosia (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) Stephanie Pollock (Women's Track & Field) Vanita Pulliam (Women's Track & Field) Wisdom Shelton (Women's Track & Field) Hailey Shingler (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) Samantha Stady (Women's Track & Field) Stephanie Taylor (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field) LaChelsie Thomas (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field)

* - graduated or eligibility expired % - graduated but still competing



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