April 17, 2009
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A total of 394 student-athletes have earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal during the 2008-09 academic year, Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced Friday. The medals are given to those C-USA student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.
The sport of volleyball led the way with seven recipients, followed by women's soccer with six and baseball with two.
The following is a complete list of the medal winners, listed by institution:
SOUTHERN MISS (26)
Baseball (2) - Derek Copley (Dyer, Tenn.), Wade Weathers (Quitman, Miss.)
Men's Basketball (1) - Bryson Brewer (Waynesboro, Miss.)
Women's Cross Country (1) - Cheris Fletcher (Albany, Ga.)
Men's Golf (1) - John Gregory Joseph (Valdosta, Ga.)
Women's Golf (1) - Ashley Joubert (Ponchatoula, La.)
Women's Soccer (6) - Amy Davis (Vestavia Hills, Ala.), Jordan Gauthier (Lafayette, La.), Liz Hamlin (Kenner, La.), Jana Mason (Tupelo, Miss.), Elisha Tarbell (Mandeville, La.), Hannah Vanderboegh (Pinson, Ala.)
Softball (2) - Brittney Jones (Rayne, La.), Leslie LeJune (Houston, Texas)
Men's Tennis (3) - Domagoj Anic (Zagreb, Croatia), Jan Burmeister (Kronberg, Germany), Marcus Wessinghage (Ingelheim, Germany)
Women's Tennis (1) - Elja van Berlo (Erp, The Netherlands)
Women's Track and Field (1) - Tandra Patterson (Pascagoula, Miss.)
Volleyball (7) - Caitlin Clarke (New Orleans, La.), Amelia Hendrickson (Belle Chase, La.), Lisa Knecht (Metairie, La.), Katie Matlock (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Ashley Petrinec (Bloomington, Ill.), Lauren Sears (Ashburn, Va.), Kelsea Seymour (Long Beach, Calif.)