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41 Southern Miss Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal




March 28, 2012

IRVING, Texas - A total of 538 student-athletes, including 41 from Southern Miss, have earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal during the 2011-12 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. Women's soccer led the Golden Eagle sports with eight honorees, followed by volleyball with seven and women's Track & field and Cross Country with five.

The following is a complete list of the medal winners at Southern Miss:

SOUTHERN MISS (41)

Baseball (2)
Ryan Ellis (Columbia, Miss.), Nick Johnson (Ridgeland, Miss.)

Women's Basketball (1)
Ewa Urbanowska (Warsaw, Poland)

Football (3)
Corey Acosta (Memphis, Tenn.), Jamil Murray (Jacksonville, Fla.), Adam Weathers (Quitman, Miss.)

Men's Golf (2)
Trent Hillis (Poplar Bluff, Mo.), Andrew Kirby (Baton Rouge, La.)

Women's Golf (1)
Sandra Sohlberg (Stockholm, Sweden)

Women's Soccer (8)
Casey Adkins (Mandeville, La.), Jessica Bartlett (Indialantic, Fla.), Brooke Hendrix (Sharpsburg, Ga.), Caitlin Leumas (Mandeville, La.), Harley Oliver (Petal, Miss.), Elisha Tarbell (Mandeville, La.), Mary Margaret Underwood (Homewood, Ala.), Macie Wallace (Laurel, Miss.)

Softball (1)
Mackenzie Sher (Bellaire, Texas)

Men's Tennis (4)
Max De Juan (Barcelona, Spain), Alex Doleac (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Matt Frost (Hertford, United Kingdom), Andrew Goodwin (Alpharetta, Ga.), Michael Sims (Hattiesburg, Miss.)

Women's Tennis (4)
Frances Askew (Auckland, New Zealand), Kate Lanier (Clarksville, Ga.), Mackenzie Oskin (Duluth, Ga.), Elja van Berlo (Erp, The Netherlands)

Men's Track & Field (3)
Richard Collingwood (Port of Spain, Trinidad), Dale Dunn (Kingston, Jamaica), John Caleb Grenn (Hattiesburg, Miss.)

Women's Track & Field/Cross Country (5)
Stephanie Ledgerwood (Yuma, Ariz.), Jocelyn Lockhart (Brunswick, Canada), Kara Moylan (Palos Park, Ill.), Krista Moylan (Palos Park, Ill.), Petra Visic (Split, Croatia)

Volleyball (7)
Halie Ecker (Moline, Ill.), Kristen Fleming (Columbus, Ga.), Lisa Knecht (Metairie, La.), Alexandra Pfefferle (New Orleans, La.), Emily Sears (Ashburn, Va.), Lauren Sears (Ashburn, Va.), Katie Steelman (Panama City Beach, Fla.)

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