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42 Southern Miss Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Academic Medals

April 7, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Conference USA Commissioner, Judy MacLeod, announced 42 Southern Miss student-athletes earned C-USA Academic Medals during the 2016-17 academic year.

Medals are given to those C-USA student-athletes who achieved a cumulative 3.75 GPA or better. The following is a complete list of Southern Miss Academic Medal winners:

SOUTHERN MISS (42)

Baseball (5) - Kirk McCarty (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Gabriel Montenegro (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Alex Nelms (Gulfport, Miss.), Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.), Jacob Viaene (Moline, Ill.)

Women’s Basketball (2) - Megan Brown (Slidell, La.), Kathryn Dozier (Marietta, Ga.)

Women’s Cross Country (7) -
Dana Dillistone (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Courtney Filliben (Miamia, Fla.), Emma Kate Holdbrooks (Winfield, Ala.), Maggie Rice (Newberry, Fla.), Avery Rosenbalm (Sherwood, Ore.), Chloe Tedder (Lucas, Texas), Rachel Tedder (Lucas, Texas)

Football (4) -
John Milam (Ridgeland, Miss.), Tyler Russell (Niceville, Fla.), Cameron Tom (Baton Rouge, La.), Chase Whitehead (Fort Walton, Fla.)

Men’s Golf (3) -
Philip Heine (Madison, Miss.), Derick Kelting (Amarillo, Texas) Walker Kesterson (Hartsburg, Mo.)

Women’s Golf (1) -
Valentina Haupt (Santiago, Chile)

Women’s Soccer (5) -
Kierstin Bradley (Sanger, Texas), Kaitlin Fayard (Mandeville, La.), Lyndsey Lee (Picayune, Miss.), Katie Richmond (Pensacola, Fla.), Brianna Schubeck (Pensacola, Fla.)

Softball (7) -
Danielle Block (Phoenix, Ariz.), Tori Dew (Stonewall, Miss.), Heather Hill (Cabot, Ark.), Jade Lewis (Mont Belvieu, Texas), Chase Nelson (Paragould, Ark.), Samantha Papp (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Samantha Reynolds (Chandler, Ariz.)

Women’s Tennis (3) -
Tzu-Hui Chen (Tainana, Taiwan), Carolin Drescher (Erfstadt, Germany), Tjasa Jerse (Medvode, Slovenia)

Men’s Track & Field (1) -
Randall Dias II (Albuquerque, NM)

Women’s Track & Field (1) -
Keiyana Gaskin (Vicksburg, Miss.)

Volleyball (3) -
Sarah Bell (San Antonio, Texas), Ashley Chapman (Mobile, Ala.), Makareta Rademakers (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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