April 11, 2014
IRVING, Texas - A total of 670 student-athletes have earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal during the 2013-14 academic year, Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced today. Medals are given to those C-USA student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.
Southern Miss had 36 student-athletes honored including seven from the sport of softball, five from women's soccer and volleyball, four from women's cross country, three from baseball, football and men's track and field, two from men's golf and women's tennis and one each from women's basketball and women's track and field.
Below is a list of all 36 Southern Miss student-athletes to earn the honor:
Women's Basketball (1) - Alex Coyne (Lake Placid, Fla.)
Softball (7) - Danielle Block (Phoenix, Ariz.), Peyton Garner (Gilbert, Ariz.), Arielle Pollock (Windemere, Fla.), Samantha Robles (Texas City, Texas), Mackenzie Sher (Bellaire, Texas), Kaitlin Wilson (Sierra Vista, Ariz.), Emily Wood (Suwanee, Ga.)
Women's Tennis (2) - Carolin Descher (Erfstadt, Germany), Lisa Noderer (Hilpolstein, Germany)
Men's Track and Field (3) - Preston Bell (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Richard Collingwood (Port of Spain, Trinidad), Robert Collingwood (Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Women's Track and Field (1) - Ashley Grillot (Mandeville, La.)