Clemson 2008 Honor Banquet Awards


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Clemson, SC-Cliff Hammonds, Elizabeth Jobe and Meghan Steiner were inducted into the Clemson Academic Hall of Fame within the Clemson Athletic Department at Vickery Hall on Tuesday night at the department's annual Academic Honor Roll Banquet. The event honored all student-athletes who had been named to the honor roll (3.0 GPA) over the last two semesters.

Hammonds, a senior on the Clemson men's basketball team who was named to he CoSIDA Academic All-District III team last week, joined women's soccer player Elizabeth Jobe and volleyball player Meghan Steiner in being named to the Academic Hall of Fame.

Hammonds and Jobe were two of the three student-athletes who won the Cecil Huey Award. Men's Swimmer Matt Balderston also won the honor, which is given to graduating student-athletes who demonstrate academic and athletic achievement while adhering to high ethical standards.

Two Clemson football players, Jamarcus Grant and Rashaad Jackson, were recipients of the Academic Achievement Award. This award is given to student-athletes who have made a significant and consistent improvement over their academic career.

Six student-athletes were honored for their community service with Top Six Awards. The recipients were Peg Carter, Julie Balderston, Ashley Clay and Rachel Regone from the women's swimming team, Matt Balderston from the men's swimming team and Lindsey Jackson from the women's soccer team. Carter was singled out with the Bill D'Andrea Service Award as a student-athlete who, "demonstrates commitment to academics, devotion to service and excellence in leadership."

Also honored were the top student-athletes in terms of GPA for each team and the teams that had the top GPAs for each of the last two semesters. The men's soccer and women's swimming teams had the top GPAs for the spring of 2007, while the men's tennis and women's soccer teams won the award for this past fall.


All Academic Team

Name Sport

Elizabeth Jobe Women's Soccer

Molly Johnson Women's Soccer

Sue Eckman Volleyball

Laura Laughlin Women's Track

Jill Allen Women's Swimming

Peg Carter Women's Swimming

Rachel Regone Women's Swimming

Matt Balderston Men's Swimming

Emily Spray Women's Basketball

Jesse Yanutola Men's Basketball

Ben Martin Golf

Tyler Stone Football

Megan Bendik Rowing

Nicole Rau Rowing

Kathryn Gerber Women's Tennis

Gera Boryachinskiy Men's Tennis

Sam Bryfczynski Men's Track

William Ward Baseball

Jeff Routh Men's Soccer

Caleb Gaston Trainer

Matt Bradshaw Manager

Sarah Barron Video



Top Six Award (Community Service)

Peg Carter Women's Swimming

Julie Balderston Women's Swimming

Matt Balderston Men's Swimming

Ashley Clay Women's Swimming

Lindsey Jackson Women's Soccer

Rachel Regone Women's Swimming



Billy D'Andrea Service Award

Peg Carter Women's Swimming



Academic Achievement Award

Jamarcus Grant Football

Rashaad Jackson Football



Athletic Director's Award

Greg Burana Men's Soccer

William Ward Baseball

Jeff Routh Men's Soccer

Elizabeth Jennings Rowing

Ford Heiner Rowing

Blair Brendle Rowing

Danielle Kazilionis Women's Soccer

Jen Grove Women's Swimming

Peg Carter Women's Swimming

Jill Allen Women's Swimming

Taylor Thompson Men's Swimming

Matt Balderston Men's Swimming

Sue Eckman Volleyball

Elizabeth Jobe Women's Soccer

Andrew Medvec Manager

Ryan Sanders Trainer

Caleb Gaston Trainer



Academic Hall of Fame

Cliff Hammonds Men's Basketball

Elizabeth Jobe Women's Soccer

Meghan Steiner Volleyball



Michelin Career Awareness Award

Michael Feathers Men's Track



Cecil Huey Award

Matt Balderston Men's Swimming

Cliff Hammonds Men's Basketball

Elizabeth Jobe Women's Soccer



Academic Team Award (top men's and women's team GPAs by semester)

Men's Soccer Spring 2007

Women's Swimming Spring 2007

Men's Tennis Fall 2007

Women's Soccer Fall 2007





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