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127 Student-Athletes earn spot on AD’s Honor Roll

2015 Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year

2015 Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year

NORFOLK, Va. – A total of 127 Norfolk State student-athletes earned a place on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring 2015 semester, the athletics department announced today.

To make the honor roll, student-athletes must achieve a 3.0 grade-point average for the semester. This year’s spring total is one more than the final tally for the fall 2014 semester.

“I am so incredibly proud of our student-athletes for another successful semester on the academic side,” said NSU Assistant AD for Academic Support Jacqueline Nicholson. “I applaud their hard work, as well as the efforts of our fine academic support staff, in accomplishing all that we did this year in the classroom.”

Altogether, NSU student-athletes had a collective 2.93 GPA for the spring, the highest in recorded history, with 45 percent of all student-athletes named to the honor roll. Ten of the 15 sports teams set program GPA records in the spring, while 12 of the 15 teams saw an increase in their collective GPAs from last spring.

Football led the way for the spring 2015 semester with a total of 28 student-athletes on the honor roll, with baseball tallying 17 and women’s track and field finishing with 14. The other athletic programs with players on the honor roll included men’s track & field (13), volleyball (12), softball (12), women’s basketball (8), bowling (7), men’s tennis (7), women’s tennis (6) and men’s basketball (3).

Men’s tennis led the way with seven of this year’s eight active players earning AD’s Honor Roll, while women’s tennis had six of seven players also honored. The men’s team also had a collective 3.51 GPA for the semester, while the women’s tennis team posted a 3.38 GPA, the highest among teams within their respective genders.

Bowling (7 of 9), softball (12 of 17), volleyball (11 of 17), women’s track and field (14 of 25) and women’s basketball (7 of 14) also had at least 50 percent of this year’s active roster reach the 3.0 GPA threshold.

A total of 11 student-athletes also earned a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester as well. The list included Ian Horne (baseball),Courtney Brown (bowling), Seana Moriarty and Clara Quinones (softball), Tyler Clark (football), Peter Ramstromer-Pello (men’s tennis), Andrea Macchiavello and Krystal Scott (women’s tennis), De’Von Booker (men’s track and field), Jasmin Flowers(volleyball) and Io Chaney (women’s basketball).

The complete list of the student-athletes named to the 2015 spring AD’s Honor Roll is below.

Baseball (17)
Brian Beard
Matt Boone
Keyshawn D’Orso
Jeff Di Fulgo
Cody Ellis
Aaron Endres
Corey Haynes
Ismael Herrera
Robbie Hiser
Ian Horne*
Ryan Kilmon
Justin Lee
Jonathan Mauricio
Michael Parmentier
Angel Rosario
Kyle Vaas
Josh Vales

Bowling (7)
Courtney Brown*
Ashley Buck
Briana Gardner
Carrie Hickey
Meagan Marciano
Courtney Williford
Kelsea Yarbrough

Softball (12)
Devon Bitler
Sommer Di Fulgo
Heather Dunning
Megan Dunning
Mikki Haury
Hannah Haustein
Kayla McNair
Robyn Mitchell
Alina Moriarty
Seana Moriarty*
Clara Quinones*
Whitney Williams

Football (28)
Ebenezer Agyemang-Kusi
Jay Anderson
Kyle Archie
Thurman Austin
Larry Bishop
Tyler Clark*
Marcell Coke
Shakeem Copeland
Aaron Daniels
Shawn Fauntleroy Jr.
Tanner Fiano
Alonzo Fowlkes
Hadji Gaylord
Bryce Hankins
Alex Killam
Chris Lee
T.C. Livingston
Trey Mills
Antonio Perryman
Mike Phillips
Mike Pierson
B.J. Reid
George Riddick
Anthony Smith
Conley Smith
Rodney Smith Jr.
Thomas Stinger
D’Metrius Williams

Men’s Tennis (7)
Igor Braga
Pascal Domnik
Daniel Grauel
Terey Hackney
Shaheed Mourillon-Swift
Antonio Pejic
Peter Ramstromer-Pello*

Women’s Tennis (6)
Dajana Cvjetkovic
Liza Gordeeva
Yvonne Kamegne
Mafalda Lhorca
Andrea Macchiavello*
Krystal Scott*

Men’s Track & Field (13)
Damtew Adnew
De’Von Booker*
Michael-Thomas Brown
Steve Coles
Chris Crawford
Haileyesus Demsie
Justin Dozier
Michael Evans
Da’trail Hockaday
Sammy Kiptoo
Michael Smith Jr.
Ashton Thoroughgood
Willard Ward

Women’s Track & Field (14)
Tasia Baxter
Daphne Cobbs
Brianna Hayes
Kiara Howell
Kassandra Irizarry
Courtney Kearse
Tori Lewis-Johnson
Brittney McCants
Kaydianne McKenzie
Te’Shaibrah Myles
Shameeka Price-Cleare
Qua’Nesha Wallace
Rachel Webb
Charity Wilson

Volleyball (12)
Kayla Cason
Sydney Dailey
Angie Darcus
Noelle Eagles
Uwem Etuk
Jasmin Flowers*
Janay Frazier
Alex Irizarry
Coralie Jarema
Dominique Parker
Tori Tulensru
Clarke Tyler

Men’s Basketball (3)
Devonte Banner
Zaynah Robinson
D’Shon Taylor

Women’s Basketball (8)
Kieera Basey
Ebony Brown
Io Chaney*
Brehanna Daniels
Quineshia Leonard
Aivah Parham
Kayla Roberts
Nia Roberts

*Denotes 4.0 GPA


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