Southern Miss Conference USA Academic Medals Announced

April 13, 2016

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – A total of 43 Southern Miss student-athletes have earned the Conference USA Academic Medal during the 2015‐16 academic year, Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced today.

Medals are given to those C-USA student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.

The following is a complete list of the Southern Miss Academic Medal winners:

SOUTHERN MISS (43)
Baseball (6) – Michael Gilbert (Saucier, Miss.), Kirk McCarty (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Claudio Rubiera (Miami, Fla.), Nick Sandlin (Evans, Ga.), Hunter Stevens (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Clay Tageant (Franklinton, La.)

Women’s Basketball (3) - Megan Brown (Slidell, La.), Katie Dozier (Marietta, Ga.), Shayla Wilson (Tampa, Fla.)

Football (1) - Reid Rials (Satsuma, Ala.)

Men’s Golf (1) - Derick Kelting (Amarillo, Texas)

Women’s Golf (2) - Kelly Erasmus (Capetown, South Africa), Valentina Haupt (Santiago, Chile)

Women’s Soccer (8) - Hannah Abrams (Pace, Fla.), Ola Akinniyi (Denton, Texas), Kierstin Bradley (Sanger, Texas), Morgan Mansell (Laurel, Miss.), Aisa Ribbens (Almere, Netherlands), Katie Richmond (Pensacola, Fla.), Mary Kate Smith (Ellisville, Miss.), Brittany Taylor (Calgary, Alberta)

Softball (6) - Danielle Block (Phoenix, Ariz.), Tori Dew (Stonewall, Miss.), Mallory Hayden (New Braunfels, Texas), Samantha Papp (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Samantha Reynolds (Chandler, Ariz.), Emily Wood (Suwanee, Ga.)

Women’s Tennis (3) - Carolin Drescher (Erfstadt, Germany), Tjasa Jerse (Hedvode, Slovenia), Marta Ruszczynska (Warsaw, Poland)

Women’s Track and Field (8) - Dana Dillistone (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Courtney Filliben (Miami, Fla.), Felice Johnson (Southlake, Texas), Avery Rosenbalm (Sherwood, Ore.), Daphney Stanford (Grapevine, Texas), Chloe Tedder (Lucas, Texas), Rachel Tedder (Lucas, Texas), Rebecca Ulrich (Van Alstyne, Texas)

Volleyball (5) - Sarah Bell (San Antonio, Texas), Lydia Bonner (Houston, Texas), Alex Pfefferle (New Orleans, La.), Mary Pursell (Kenner, La.), Makareta Rademakers (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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