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SEC Names 51 Commodores to Academic Honor Rolls 4/30/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive announced today that 51 Vanderbilt student-athletes, representing six teams, have been named to their respective SEC Academic Honor Rolls. Vanderbilt had the highest number recognized for the sports of women's golf
(9) and women's tennis (8).

Among Vanderbilt's teams, the women's track & field team led the way with 15 student-athletes being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Florida was tops in the league with 25 student-athletes on the honor roll.

The Commodore baseball squad followed with 10 of its student-athletes making the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Arkansas led the way in the SEC with 22 of its student-athletes being selected.

Women's golf had a team-record and a league-best nine student-athletes named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Following the Commodores in the league were Alabama (8) and South Carolina (6).

Also leading the conference was Vanderbilt's women's tennis team, which had eight student-athletes honored on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Next up behind the Commodores with seven honorees were Kentucky and South Carolina.

Vanderbilt's men's golf team had five of its student-athletes selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. The five honorees were three behind the eight that South Carolina had and tied the Commodores with four other schools for second place.

Rounding out the Vanderbilt contingent was the men's tennis team, which had four student-athletes named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. South Carolina led all men's tennis squads with seven honorees.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must: 1) have a 3.0 grade point average for either the past year (two semesters or three quarters) or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for their career; 2) be a sophomore or higher in terms of academic classification; and 3) have 24 semester or 36 quarter hours toward a degree. The 2003 SEC Academic Honor Rolls are based on grades from the 2001-2002 academic calendar.

Women's Track (15)
Name Class Major
Amanda Burcham - Sophomore - Arts&Sciences
Lena Babaeva - Junior - Anthropology/Psychology
Mary Baldwin - Junior - Neuroscience
Vensherrie Campbell - Junior - Human & Organizational Development
Angeline Cione - Sophomore - Mechanical Engineering
Rachel Roberts Dixon - Sophomore - Arts&Sciences
Kyshia Ewing - Grad - Engineering Science/Economics
Marlena Justak - Junior - Biomedical Engineering
Farrah Kohorst - Junior - Human & Organizational Development
Kylene Kownurko - Grad - Biomedical Engineering
Vanessa Lagios - Junior - Human & Organizational Development
Anne Machalinski - Grad - English
Cyndy Merse - Senior - Chemical Engineering
Paige Roberts - Sophomore - Human & Organizational Development
Jocelyn Theriault - Junior - Communications/Spanish

Baseball (10)
Name Class Major
Dean Bennett - Grad - Political Science
John Kaye - Senior - History
Sean Leullwitz - Grad - Human & Organizational Development
Jeffrey Little - Grad - Molecular Biology
Chris Maultsby - Senior - Human & Organizational Development
Karl Nonemaker - Senior - Human & Organizational Development
John Prothro - Grad - Interdisciplinary Communication
Jay Smith - Senior - Economics
Paul Stempel - Junior - Math/Political Science
Scott Vanderhoff - Grad - Human & Organizational Development

Women's Golf (9)
Name Class Major
Nicki Cutler - Senior - Human & Organizational Development
Joni Gossett - Sophomore - Human & Organizational Development
Sarah Jacobs - Junior - Elementary Education/Human &
Organizational Development
Kim Kindig - Junior - Political Science/Spanish
Annie Kirkland - Grad - Interdisciplinary Communication
Leticia Lanham - Grad - Communication Studies
Meredith Ward - Grad - Engineering Science/Economics
Courtney Wood - Sophomore - Human & Organizational Development
Veronica Yatco - Sophomore - Arts & Sciences

Women's Tennis (8)
Name Class Major
Katherine Blaszak - Sophomore - Arts & Sciences
Kate Burson - Grad - History
Anne Menees - Sophomore - Child Development
Jennifer Miller - Grad - Psychology
Sarah Riske - Senior - Psychology
Kelly Schmandt - Junior - Public Policy Studies
Korrin Scott - Junior - Neuroscience
Aleke Tsoubanos - Junior - Human & Organizational Development

Men's Golf (5)
Name Class Major
Mark Donnell - Sophomore - Human & Organizational Development
Craig Dunlap - Senior - Economics
Lance Goodson - Sophomore - Chemical Engineering
Ben McClung - Sophomore - Human & Organizational Development
Jeff Yeckes - Grad - Economics

Men's Tennis (4)
Name Class Major
Scott Brown - Sophomore - Cognitive Studies
Zachary Dailey - Junior - Political Science
Chad Harris - Junior - Engineering Science
Joshua Tarkoff - Senior - Chemistry/Economics


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