Dec. 18, 2015
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University's student-athletes continue to raise the academic standard for Owl athletics, most recently posting a department wide grade point average above a 3.0 for the fall semester. It marked the first time in the program's history that the student-athletes posted a cumulative semester G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.
"This is a department defining achievement by our student-athletes," said Pat Chun, FAU's vice president and director of athletics. "A culture of academic achievement has been created by our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff. The bar has been set to its greatest height ever and now we will reach even higher next semester. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes for their hard work, dedication and commitment to doing something extraordinary."
In the fall of 2015, FAU student-athletes:
• posted the program's highest department G.P.A. of 3.012
• had a record number of student-athletes (269) earn a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
• saw 55% of the student-athletes post a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher
• were led by the women's golf team who posted the highest team G.P.A. (3.34) in the department. Men's swimming and diving had the highest G.P.A. on the men's side
• saw each of the 11 women's teams post a team G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
• had 20 student-athletes post a 4.0 G.P.A.
The following is a list of members who posted a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher:
Women's Basketball (6 SA, 2 with a 4.0): Raven Doyle, Ra'Kyra Gabriel, Ali Gorrell (4.0), Malia Kency, Morgan Robinson, Nika Zyryanova (4.0).
Beach Volleyball (11 SA, 2 with a 4.0): Jazmine Barker, Delaney Clesen, Ashlan Cunningham, Emily Daugherty, Gabrielle Dischler, Andrea Galinis (4.0), Nicole Grant, Julia Lewkowicz, Beth Shoaff (4.0), Kaitlyn Smith, Heather Weiss
Cheer (13 SA): Tara Lynne Cannon, Elizabeth Cerreto, Chandler Day, Brianna Fischer, Lauren Hudak, Amanda Johnson, Alexa Laster, Madison Lynch, Chandra Mills, Anjelique Pertuz, Brianna Speer, Taylor Szozada, Dayton Tirado
Women's Cross Country, Track and Field (Indoor and Outdoor) (20 SA, 1 with a 4.0): Berneta Boldin, Clare Brinkman, Jessica Brinson, Molly Bryan, Jala El-Biali, Johanna Freeman, Nathaly Gallego, Bethany Hardcastle, Kia Heller-Spencer, Christina Humphries, Kimberly Jones (4.0), Sitia Martinez, Hannah Neustadt, Chole Sell, Cassidy Smith, Frida Thorsas, Assata Trader, Jasmine VanTine, Liz Wellman, Regina Wilkerson
Dance (10 SA): Natalia Barreau, Cristina Birittieri, Jenna Bleeke, Jacquelyn Castore, Christi Cianciotto, Marissa Dilione, Amanda Maggs, Danielle Piazza, Susana Rodrigues, Johanna Sylvain
Women's Golf (10 SA): Tai Barber, Gabrielle Brackrog, Daniella Castaneda, Emily Faulkner, Yumi Fujii, Jennica Long, Heather Netti, Kadi Pallastrone, Emily Peters, Arielle Roberts
Women's Soccer (19 SA, 3 with a 4.0): Alexa Arrasate, Brooke Boland, Erica Burt, Madison Caldwell, Lucy Carter, Gina Davis, Sydney Drinkwater, Claire Emslie (4.0), Mimi Godoy, Mary Hasler (4.0), Amanda Lodge, Alex Mastrobuono (4.0), Dominique Nelson, Kelsey Parry, Maddie Pung, Jade Rhodes, Sammy Rowland, Sophie Sanchez, Taylor Townsend
Softball (17 SA): Sarah Bencivenga, Tatum Buckley, Summer Damiano, Katie Flanagan, Kylee Hanson, Samantha Lageyre, Emily Lochten, Christina Martinez, Melissa Martinez, Alex Miller, Madisyn Palmeer, Delaney Rickey, Carolyn Rosa, Kiley Southall, Carnesha Thompson, Lauren Whitt, Amanda Wilson
Women's Swimming and Diving (20 SA, 2 with a 4.0): Julia Alberti, Bridget Belcik, Paulina Boeger, Agnes Bucz, Rahel Crino (4.0), Alexis DeLisle, Katie Dodge, Sahra El-Hamaki, Bailey Grabenhorst, Carlee Jackson, Anett Kovacs (4.0), Kiley Kuether, Cory Melcher, Lydia Musleh, Rachel Rende, Megan Reuter, Hannah Roper, Breanna Saukas, Emily Summa, Jocelyn Williams
Women's Tennis (8 SA, 3 with a 4.0): Bianca Biglione (4.0), Kahala Companion, Alexis Crenshaw, Jennifer Leib (4.0), Cassie Pough, Marisa Ruiz, Heather Walton, Jazz Whittaker (4.0)
Volleyball (8 SA): Kiara Barrett, Brittney Brown, Alex Cardona, Sarah Eakin, Gabriela Martin, Ivone Martinez, Kristina Rankovic, Jessica Robinson, Nathalie Rosado, Katarina Stepanovic, Kristi Tekavec, Genesis Viera, Brianne Wojciakowski
Baseball (14 SA): Devon Carr, Vinny Catanza, Robbie Coursel, Billy Endris, Austin Langham, Brett Lashley, Kyle Marman, David McKay, Jordanp Poore, Esteban Puerta, John Sebelle, Jared Shouppe, Ben Siegel, Nick Swan
Men's Basketball (9 SA, 1 with a 4.0): Frank Booker, Jeantal Cylla, Adonis Filer, Jesse Hill (4.0), Javier Lacunza, Matthew Reed, Nick Rutherford, Connor Shorten, Jackson Trapp
Men's Cross Country (7 SA, 1 with a 4.0): Luke Dewlow, John Marting, Cory Moogerfield, Johnny Przygocki, Christian Small, Jehal Thompson, Michael Vidal (4.0)
Football (46 SA, 1 with a 4.0): Reggie Bain, Bryan Beck, Anthony Bennett, Andy Bien-Aime, Jacoby Blackman, Dustin Bowens, James Brunson, Brandin Bryant (4.0), Khantrell Burden, Tyler Cameron, Winston Chastang, Anthony DeLeo, Jason Driskel, Marquese Dudley-Gordon, Mario Elliot, Robinson Eugene, Mohammad Farah, Tavaris Harrison, Trey Hendrickson, Joe Henry, Calvain Holmes, Greg Howell, Jaquez Johnson, Greg Joseph, D.J. Justee, Jayson King, Cre'von Leblanc, Derek Moise, Haiden Nagel, Robert Nasiff, Shalom Ogbonda, Aaron Parker, Ryan Rickel, Raymond Rizk, Anthony Russell, Landon Scheer, Dalton Schomp, Brett Seelig, Jakobi Smith, Hunter Snyder, Kenneth Stephens, Jake Stoshak, Jenson Stoshak, Tony Thomas, Jerrad Ward, Matthew Weiner
Men's Golf (5 SA): Brian Dolehide, Yuki Fujii, Connor O'Rourke, Derron Peyton, Caleb Sibley
Men's Soccer (14 SA, 2 with a 4.0): Luis Aranzazu, Hakeem Asad (4.0), Finn Crozier, Patrick Darby, Jason Fitzgerald, Thomas Gallitz, Phillip Hitpass, Jordan Hoffman, Jose Maguina, Owen McCorkle, Daniel Montoya, Josh Nolan, Ramon Whittaker (4.0), Christian Williams
Men's Swimming and Diving (21 SA, 1 with a 4.0): Bennett Bean, Matthieu Burtez (4.0), Joaquinn Garcia Uribe, Connor Hodges, Johannes Johnston, Zachary Kitzis, Nicholas Landi, Marco Leo, Tucker Lewis, Ryan McIntire, Matthew Menendez, John Nolte, Malachi Oakes, Christian Pineiro, Colton Posey, Michael Rahrig, Aaron Spence, Shawn Sting, Hunter Swartsel, Cole Wisecarver, Jason Woodburn
Men's Tennis (6 SA, 1 with a 4.0): Stefan Burnett, Alexander Gitin, Ignacio Jimenez (4.0), Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff, Anthony Schohn