Clemson Student-Athletes Establish Records in Classroom


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Clemson, SC – Clemson student-athletes established a record for the number of Dean’s List students in a semester according to a report released Thursday by Clemson’s Office of Institutional Research.


One-hundred and thirty Clemson student-athletes recorded a GPA of at least 3.50 to earn selection to the Dean’s List, breaking the semester record of 123 set in the spring of 2006. Forty-nine of those Dean’s List students had a perfect 4.0, the second highest semester total on record. Overall, 224 of the 480 student-athletes were named to the academic honor roll.


The overall GPA for Clemson student-athletes was 2.89, tied for the third best semester on record and the best fall performance in history


“We continue to see strong, consistent results from our athletic programs academically,” said Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips. “This is a testimony to the excellent work by our staff at Vickery Hall under the direction of Becky Bowman. I also applaud our coaching staffs for making academics a priority.”


The Clemson baseball program had its highest semester GPA and most student-athletes named to the academic honor roll on record, while the women’s track program had its highest team GPA in history. The men’s track program tied its all-time record.


Six Clemson programs posted a team GPA of 3.0 or better. The list included the baseball (3.07), women’s soccer (3.30), men’s swimming (3.10), women’s swimming (3.34), women’s track (3.26) and rowing (3.21) all exceeded the 3.0 mark.


Jack Leggett’s baseball team had 24 of its 33 student-athletes on the honor roll, a 72.7 percent figure. That ranked second among Clemson’s 15 programs, as only the women’s swimming team with a 73 percent mark was better. The list of academic honor roll selections on the baseball team included starting pitchers Ryan Hinson and Graham Stoneburner, and shortstop Stan Widmann. Widmann earned a 4.0 for the semester and received his undergraduate degree in December.


The Clemson football team had a 2.41 GPA for the semester, the third best fall semester on record for the Tigers football program. Twenty-nine team members made the academic honor roll, including first-team All-ACC running back C.J. Spiller, who made the Dean’s List. Spiller is the first Clemson football player to make the Dean’s List and first-team All-ACC in the same semester since Kyle Young accomplished the feat in the fall of 2000. First-team Freshman All-American Brandon Maye also made the Dean’s List, while All-ACC center Thomas Austin made the academic honor roll. Twin brothers Brandon and Byron Clear both made the Dean’s List.


The Clemson men’s basketball team had a 2.52 GPA, the second best fall semester on record for that program. The national ranked team had four student-athletes on the academic honor roll, including sharp-shooting guard Terrence Oglesby and reserve freshman forward Tanner Smith.


The women’s swimming program had the top team GPA with a 3.34. It was the 16th straight semester that the women’s swimming program had at least a 3.20 team GPA. The list of academic honor roll selections from that team included five-time ACC Champion Michelle Parkhurst, who had a perfect 4.0 in the classroom. The men’s program also had over a 3.0 with a 3.10, giving Chris IP two programs over the 3.0 mark in the fall of 2008.


Both track programs also did well in coach Lawrence Johnson’s first semester as head coach. The men’s program tied its semester record with a 2.83 team GPA and had 19 student-athletes on the academic honor roll, the highest total in 10 semesters.


The women’s track program had a 3.26 team GPA, shattering the previous record of 3.10 set in the spring of 2007. Twenty-Seven Clemson women’s track athletes made the academic honor roll, the second highest total in history. That list included Patricia Mamona, a six-time All-ACC selection, who made the Dean’s List.


The rowing program had a 3.21 team GPA, the 21st consecutive semester that program has had a 3.0 or better. Forty-five of the 70 student-athletes made he academic honor roll, including All-American Jessica Leidecker.


The women’s soccer program had a 3.30 team GPA, the eighth straight semester that program has been over 3.30. The list of academic honor roll student-athletes included two-time All-ACC selection Julie Bolt. The men’s soccer program had a solid semester with a 2.95 and had 13 student-athletes on the academic honor roll, including all-region goal keeper Joseph Bendik. The men’s tennis team had a 2.97 GPA under first year coach Chuck McCuen, and had a pair of student-athletes on the Dean’s List.


Clemson Team GPAs for Fall 2008


Sport			GPA
Baseball		3.07
Basketball, Men’s	2.52
Basketball, Women’s	2.10
Football		2.41
Golf			2.76
Rowing			3.21
Soccer, Men’s		2.95
Soccer, Women’s		3.30
Swimming, Men’s		3.10
Swimming, Women’s	3.34
Tennis, Men’s		2.97
Tennis, Women’s		2.54
Track, Men’s		2.83
Track, Women’s		3.26
Volleyball		2.23
Overall			2.89


Clemson Student-Athletes on Academic Honor Roll



Baseball:

Kevin Brady, Kyle Deese, Trey Delk, Chris Dwyer, Alex Frederick, Mike Freeman, David Haselden, Ryan Hinson, Addison Johnson, Will Lamb, Clinton McKinney, Brad Miller, Richard Mounce, John Nester, Ben Paulsen, Phil Pohl, Justin Sarratt, Jason Stolz, Graham Stoneburner, Josh Thraikill, Matt Vaughn, Adam Ward, Scott Weismann, Stan Widmann



Football:

Thomas Austin, Daniel Barnes, Jaron Brown, Mark Buchholz, Brandon Clear, Byron Clear, John Early, Nelson Faerber, Dalton Freeman, Delvin Hall, Brian Hill, Ike Ihewunwa, Aaron Kelly, Matthew Knowles, William Korn, James Maners, Brandon Maye, Cameron O’Sullivan, Kenneth Page, Michael Palmer, Ben Ramsey, Caleb Simmons, Matt Skinner, Brandon Speweik, CJ Spiller, Preston Stone, Michael Wade, Conner Webb, Dawson Zimmerman



Golf:

Brewer Bradshaw, Jacob Burger, McCuen Elmore, Ben Martin

Men’s Basketball:

Zavier Anderson, Jonah Baize, Terrence Oglesby, Tanner Smith

Men’s Soccer:

Connor Barbaree, Joseph Bendik, Francklin Blaise, Michael Brooks, Thomas Drake, Gregory Eckhardt, Bryson Moore, David Newton, Richard Nova, Keegan Priest, Parker Rogers, J.D. Spearman, John Tardy



Men’s Swimming and Diving:

Derek Barre, Seth Broster, Alex Carr, William Charlton, Scott Clary, Christopher Dart, Harry Foster, David Giambra, Chase Henderson, Ryan McDaniel, Brian Possee, Thomas Recko, Christopher Reinke



Men’s Track and Field:

Gwantaveus Anderson, Zach Berg, Corey Brown, Sam Bryfczynski, Josh Fowler, Chad Holt, Daniel Inge, Patrick Jagielski, David Krinjak, Kamal Marell, Marquel Matthews, Tyler Morey, Joey O’Rourke, Alexander Padgett, Andrew Porter, Shane Reighard, Chris Spear, Jonathan Sunde, Stephen Zielinski



Men’s Tennis:

Rok Bizjak, Kevin Galloway, Wes Moran, Robert Pietrucha



Rowing:

Jennifer Agee, Kristen Agee, Andrea Belbusti, Megan Bendik, Nicole Bowen, Rebecca Brown, Brittany Burns, Hannah Caviness, Amanda Chivers, Allison Colberg, Laura Cornett, Brittany Cummings, Sarah Dannen, Sarah Delap, Katherine Dixon, Erin Doyon, McKenzie Dubrul, Corinne Ellis, Callen Erdeky, Emily Forney, Jessica Gaul, Corey Geer, Victoria Graham, Paige Griffith , Lydia Hassell, Savannah Hayes, Marissa Henry, Terra Holovacs, Taylor Hoynacki, Kara Kinsey, Miranda Labone, Jessica Leidecker, Jayme Looper, Melanie McDaniel, Katherine Mosier, Kelly Murphy, Michelle Nance, Breanne Przestrzelski, Nicole Rau, Merredith Razzolini, Brittany Robinson, Carly Summers, Mairi Trimboli, Melissa Weaver, Grace Wolff



Volleyball:

Kate Bridges, Kelsey Murphy



Women’s Basketball:

Lindsey Mason



Women’s Soccer:

Mia Alphonso, Lily Boleyn, Julie Bolt, Tara Cort, Judea Davis, Marci Elpers, Jennifer Ficklen, Samantha Fortier, Lindsey Jackson, Sarah Jacobs, Molly Johnson, Sarah Jordan, Paula Pritzen, Lia Schendel, Danielle Schmitt, Stefanie Schroeder, Meghan Smith, Kathryn Vogel



Women’s Swimming and Diving:

Alexandra Allen, Sarah Bechard, Ashley Clay, Kelly Fowler, Brooke George, Carmen Groenewoud, Kelly Hendershot, Rachel Hesler, Allison Lapp, Cassandra La’Russa, Eleanor Leclair, Cara Lennon, Kerry McLaughlin, Margaret Mizelle, Katrina Obas, Summer O’Donnell, Michelle Parkhurst, Parah Porri, Joanna Rakoczy, Rachel Regone, Elizabeth Savage, Caitlin Seed, Cassidy Self, Sarah Smith, Rachel Sparks, Maddie Tarantolo, Alice Zacker



Women’s Track and Field:

Jenna Baker, Emily Barlage, Carlin Bartlett, Maggie Bernard, Lisa Brown, Linda Buchholz, Stephanie Buffo, Sunday Ford, Taylor Hughes, Candice Johnson, Caroline Kennedy, Lauren Klas, Rochelle Kokayko, Alyssa Kulik, Laura Laughlin, Nikola Lomnicka’, Patricia Mamona, Amy Morrison, Kimberly Ruck, Candace Sapp, Chelsea Shugars, Brannon Sulka, Ashley Vaughn, Liane Weber, Nakeisha Wineglass, Jill Yandle, Kristen Zeleznik



Women’s Tennis:

Estefania Balda, Ina Hadziselimovic, Laurianne Henry



Student Managers:

Jose’ Arias, Sarah Barron, Thomas Beckenhauer, James Bradshaw, Adam Bruce, Daniel Coker, Riley Cummings, Hunter Faulling, Nathan Johnson, Chalah Lykes, James McAdams, Milford McDonald, Benjamin Newport, James Palmer, Kate Rickenbach, Geoffrey Rose, Samantha Sardone, Mark Smith, Karen Stratman, Rose Waters, Donna Wihoite, Harry Williamson



Student Trainers:

Frankie Bennett, West Cox, Cabel Gaston, Christopher Hopkins, Joshua Vaughn, Hanna Waitt, Justin Wingard, Dallas Wise, Robert Worthy, Kristin Wuellner

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