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Southern Miss has 44 student-athletes receive C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medals

April 13, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Forty-four Southern Miss student-athletes earned Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medals during the 2017-18 school year, as announced by league commissioner Judy MacLeod. Medals are given to those who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.

On Thursday, 160 Golden Eagle student-athletes were honored by the league for obtaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

Baseball (6)
Drew Boyd (Hattiesburg, Miss.), William McGillis (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Alexander Nelms (Gulfport, Miss.), Ryan Och (Carver, Minn.), Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.), Jarod Wright (Arlington, Tenn.)

Football (3)
Seth Holloway (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Ray Ladner (Kiln, Miss.), Tyler Russell (Niceville, Fla.)

Men's Golf (2)
Philip Heine (Madison, Miss.), Walker Kesterson (Hartsburg, Mo.)

Men's Track and Field (2)
Randall Dias (Albuquerque, N.M.), Christian Strong (Hoover, Ala.)

Women's Basketball (2)
Megan Brown (Slidell, La.), Hanah Lott (Petal, Miss.)

Cross Country (6)
Courtney Filliben (Miami, Fla.), Emma Holdbrooks (Winfield, Ala.), Maggie Rice (Newberry, Fla.), Daphney Stanford (Grapevine, Texas), Chloe Tedder (Lucas, Texas), Rachel Tedder (Lucas, Texas)

Women's Golf (3)
Kayla Bloor (Niceville, Fla.), Valentina Haupt (Santiago, Chile), Ping Huang (Taipei, Taiwan)

Soccer (6)
Kierstin Bradley (Sanger, Texas), Mackenzie Hamilton (Prosper, Texas), Kendell Mindnich (Melbourne Beach, Fla.), Avery Ortmann (Tomball, Texas), JoAnnie Ramos (Katy, Texas), Katie Richmond (Pensacola, Fla.)

Softball (8)
Rebekah DiLavore (Ocala, Fla.), Heather Hill (Cabot, Ark.), Madison Lewis (Mont Belvieu, Texas), Chase Nelson (Paragould, Ark.), Samantha Papp (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Sam Reynolds (Chandler, Ariz.), Samantha Robles (Texas City, Texas), Reagan Watkins (Daphnie, Ala.)

Women's Tennis (1)
Tjasa Jerse (Medvode, Slovenia)

Women's Track and Field (1)
Keiyana Gaskin (Vicksburg, Miss.)

Volleyball (4)
Lainey Aenchbacher (Savannah, Ga.), Sarah Bell (San Antonio, Texas), Ashley Chapman (Mobile, Ala.), Melanie Miller (Prairieville, La.)

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