Sixty-five Ashland University student-athletes have earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference academic recognition, as the conference's 2017-18 winter All-Academic Excellence and All-Academic lists were released on Friday (April 6) morning.
Twenty-nine Eagles earned spots on the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence teams (cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or better), while 36 Ashland student-athletes landed on the GLIAC All-Academic teams (cumulative GPA of 3.00-3.49).
The entire list of 2017-18 winter Ashland GLIAC All-Academic Excellence and All-Academic honorees follows:
2017-18 GLIAC ALL-ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE (29)
MEN'S BASKETBALL (2) – Drew Noble, Zach Read.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (5) – Andi Daugherty, Jodi Johnson, Sara Loomis, Laina Snyder, Julie Worley.
MEN'S SWIMMING (2) – Christopher Georgiadis, Peter Reventlow.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING (7) – Destiny Camp, Adrienne Devault, Julia Grady, Rebecca Prexta, Grace Reichard, Zoe Scarpone, Eric Staley.
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD (7) – Daniel Fridley, Dylan Kipp, Andrew Nageotte, Tyler Sievert, Jacob Sprague, Jim Toth, Ryan VanCauwenbergh.
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD (6) – Haley Gregory, Cassidy Newburg, Lydia Ott, Tiffany Pryce, Abigail Shafer, Paula Wollenslegel.
2017-18 GLIAC ALL-ACADEMIC (36)
MEN'S BASKETBALL (6) – Nick Bapst, John Brady, Chase Brock, Ben Haraway, Jay Slone, Brandon Wagner.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2) – Maddie Dackin, Renee Stimpert.
MEN'S SWIMMING (8) – Aaron Bradfield, Ryan Deemer, Malcolm Doepke, Keegan Goeke, Chris Martucci, Patrick Mikal, Nicholas Noe, Grant Stahl.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING (4) – Sophie Brightman, Madeline Cronin, Alex Newcomer, Michaela Teague.
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD (9) – Trent Balduff, Jacob Bon, Alex Hill, Tyler Lance, Paul Murray, Jared Ryder, Kyle Shively, Nick Zak, Zack Zollinger.
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD (7) – Gariana Bercheni, Samantha Didion, Gianna DiPippo, Marie Hammer, Natalie Helenthal, Ellie Jindra, Mackenzie Leigh.
The entire Ashland University athletic department sported a cumulative GPA of 3.12 for the fall 2017 semester.
As a whole, the GLIAC had 610 winter honorees – 332 All-Academic Excellence and 278 All-Academic.
Criteria states the student-athlete must be an active member on the roster at the end of the season, not a freshman or a first-year transfer student. Grades are based on marks from the fall semester of 2017.
The GLIAC no longer has wrestling as a sponsored sport. The following Eagle grapplers would have received recognition, using the same criteria - Academic Excellence: Jerry Fenner III, Danny Morell, Bret Romanzak; Academic: Gary Byas III, Garrett Hall, Josh Mason, Chandler Minnard, Jared Pack, Christian Price, Sebastian Vidika, Samuel Wilson.