Clemson Establishes Record Semester in Classroom

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Clemson, SC - A record 245 student-athletes were named to the honor
roll, including a record 121 named to the dean's list according to
academic data released by Clemson University's Office of Institutional
Research and Planning on Wednesday. Eight of the 15 Clemson athletic
programs had at least a 3.0 GPA, tying the record for 3.0 teams in a
semester. The spring of 2003 marked the only other semester on record
that Clemson also had eight programs with at least a 3.0 team GPA. Twelve
of the 15 programs showed an improvement in the spring semester over the
fall semester.

Christopher Ip's women's swimming program led the way with a 3.51
team GPA for the semester, the third highest team GPA on record. Only the
women's tennis team in the spring of 1995 (3.64), and the women's soccer
team of the spring of 2004 (3.57) have had a higher semester. Thirty-two
of the 37 members of the women's swimming team had a 3.0 or better,
including seven (Nicole Carlton, Margaret Carter, Maryellyn Jamieson,
Shelly Klaus,
Amanda Pirovitz,
Jessica Scott and Lisa Slagh) who had a perfect 4.0.
Kim Routh, an All-American in the pool, made the dean's list for the
spring semester academically.

Ip's men's swimming team had a 3.13 team GPA, marking the fifth straight
semester both of his teams had at least a 3.0 team GPA. The men were led
Tommy Rappold, who was named a first-team Academic All-American by
ESPN the Magazine and CoSIDA last week.

The Clemson football team had 31 student-athletes named to the academic
honor roll (at least a 3.0 GPA), just the sixth time in Clemson history
the football program has had at least 30 student-athletes with a 3.0 or
Tommy Bowden has been the head coach all six of those semesters. The
list of Tiger football players on the academic honor roll for the spring
semester included quarterback
Charlie Whitehurst, wide receiver
Chansi Stuckey, punter
Cole Chason, placekicker
Jad Dean, running back
Duane Coleman and quarterback
Will Proctor.

Three members of the Clemson men's basketball team were on the academic
honor roll, including starting guard
Shawan Robinson, who was on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team
this year. Robinson has been on the academic honor roll every semester he
has been at Clemson. The Lady Tigers had four members on the academic
honor roll, including Aja Brantley and
Amanda White, who both earned a perfect 4.0 in the classroom.

Jack Leggett's baseball team had as good a semester in the classroom
as it had on the field. The top 15 Tigers had a team GPA of 3.01, highest
on record, and 20 members of the team were named to the academic honor
roll, the second highest total in the program's history. The list of 3.0
student-athletes on the team included five starting position players
Brad Chalk,
Herman Demmink,
Stan Widmann,
Taylor Harbin and
Andy D'Alessio) and two starting pitchers
Josh Cribb and
Robert Rohrbaugh). Harbin was also an All-American on the field and
was named to the Dean's List. Catcher
Gene Pierce earned a perfect 4.0 for the semester.

Nancy Harris's women's tennis team made its second consecutive trip
to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament, a first in Clemson athletic
history and eight of her 10 student-athletes were named to the honor
roll. The list included
Julie Coin, the second ranked player in the nation and a first-team
All-American. It marked the 13th semester in the last 14 that the women's
tennis team had a 3.0 or better.

Other highlights included a 3.33 team GPA by the women's soccer team, the
10th straight semester
Todd Bramble's team has earned a 3.0 or better. Five Lady Tigers
earned a perfect 4.0 in the classroom. The women's track team under
Marcia Noad had a record 24 student-athletes named to the academic
honor roll, including indoor triple jump national champion and first-team
Academic All-American
Gisele Oliveira, who had a 4.0 for the semester.

Clemson's women's rowing program earned a 3.27 as a team in the
classroom. Since its beginning seven years ago, the team has exceeded the
3.0 mark every semester.
Susie Lueck's program had 43 of its 56 team members on the academic
honor roll, tied for its third highest total in history. Eight rowers had
a 4.0 for the semester, including recent graduate
Mary Nell Green, who is the first Clemson student-athlete to be
selected for the ACC Futures Internship. Green, along with swimmer
Shelly Klaus and women's track's
Gisele Oliveira, also won the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate
scholarship from the ACC this past year.

The men's soccer team under
Trevor Adair also had a 3.0, the sixth time in the last nine
semesters his team has reached that level, and was the best mark of
Clemson's men's programs. The list of his players on the academic honor
roll included
Justin Moore, an All-ACC athlete who made the Dean's List for the

Jolene Hoover's volleyball had over a 3.0 team GPA for the fifth straight
semester. Its list of student-athletes on the academic honor roll
Lori Ashton and
Leslie Finn, a pair of All-region performers on the volleyball court.

Clemson Team GPAs, Spring of 2005

Sport - GPA

Baseball - 3.01

Men's Basketball - 2.11

Women's Basketball - 2.32

Football - 2.35

Golf - -2.92

Men's Soccer - 3.00

Women's Soccer - 3.33

Men's Swimming - 3.13

Women's Swimming - 3.51

Men's Tennis - 2.30

Women's Tennis - 3.16

Men's Track - 2.40

Women's Track - 2.85

Volleyball - 3.13

Rowing - 3.27

Overall - 2.74

Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll - Spring

Baseball (20)

Bradley Chalk, Josh Cribb, Andrew Dalessio, Herman Demmink, Aaron
Eubanks, Stephen Fairs, Jesse Ferguson, Christopher Fidrych, Andrew
Fiorenza, Benjamin Hall, Taylor Harbin, Christopher Howard, John Ingram,
David Kopp, Tanner Leggett, Alexander Martin, Daniel Moskos, Gene Pierce,
Robert Rohrbaugh, Stanley Widmann

Cheerleaders (14)

Day Burruss, Daryl Holden, Ashley Iero, Michael Leroy, James
Matsinger, Steven McDonnell, Michelle McDonough, Julie Niver, Erin
Redmon, Rebecca Smith, Derrison Steer, Bradley Stoehr, Leslie Templeton,
Kaenel Von

Football (31)

Brandon Cannon, Christopher Carey, Ryan Charpia, Cole Chason,
Christian Clemons, Duane Coleman, Michael Collins, Jad Dean, Andrew
Diomande, Bradley Flowers, Dustin Fry, Stephen Furr, Thomas Gordon,
Micheal Hamlin, Steven Jackson, Paul Macko, James Maners, David McLaurin,
Alexander Pearson, William Proctor, Herbert Reese, Mark Reiter, Nicholas
Riddle, David Schlink, Brent Smith, Brian Sorrells, Chansi Stuckey,
Christopher Wade, Britton Whetsell, Charlie Whitehurst, Robert

Golf (4)

Nicholas Biershenk, Martin Catalioto, Jack Ferguson, Stephen

Men's Basketball (3)

Matthew Morris, Shawan Robinson, Sheldon Waiters

Managers (29)

Matthew Alley, Meagan Beam, Seth Berry, Beth Boss, Justin Cameron,
Elizabeth Cleavenger, Brandi Couch, John Michael Coutsos, Blake Edwards,
Adam Hommons, Lee Hilderbrand, Tiffany Hurt, Jeffrey Kallin, William
Lamont, Bradley Leopard, Thomas Lynn, Patrick Madigan, Edd McCurry,
Andrew Medvec, Timothy Oday, Jami Oliver, Tyler Peck, Jeffrey Radabaugh,
Kevin Short, David Snyder, Blair Taylor, Stephanie Thurston, Will Wade,
Marybeth Young

Men's Soccer (17)

Randy Albright, Mark Buchholz, Greg Burana, Erik Forbes, James
Georgeff, Bradley Gibson, Hunter Gilstrap, Kevin Howell, Justin Moore,
Adam Nickell, Daniel Poe, Charles Roberts, Ryan Roushandel, Jeffrey
Routh, Adam Smith, Micah Ursy, Raleigh Wolfe

Men's Swimming and Diving (15)

Matthew Balderston, James Crout, Sean Geary, Mark Gettys, Michael
Herrington, Joel Johnson, Benjamin Kanoy, Robert Lindley, Brett
MacLennan, Gregory Middleton, Patrick Raisor, Thomas Rappold, Thomas
Reed, Brian Regone, Hoyle Thompson

Men's Track and Field (14)

Daniel Alge, Jason Bell, Corey Brown, Matthew Clark, Michael
Feathers, Ryan Fenton, Derek Gilson, Brent Hobbs, Brandon Holmes, Gregory
Isaacs, Donald Kautz, Robert Pendleton, Matthew Pimentel, Derrick

Men's Tennis (2)

Ryan Cook, Alexander Koning

Rowing (43)

Elizabeth Averyt, Vernita Boone, Susanne Brackin, Barbi Breimann,
Kimberly Brendle, Sarah Broeker, Ashlee Brown, Sarah Canterbury, Sarah
Cooper, Carole Dillon, Kate Dubin, Laura Dunbar, Brittney Gamble,
Margaret Gattis, Christine Goetz, Mary Nell Green, Krista Gregan,
Catriona Harris, Katherine Heiner, Elizabeth Jennings, Chelsea Kautz,
Sara Kolodzaike, Emily Lynch, Tamara Mayer, Meghan McCleskey, Meghan
Mulholland, Laura Nichols, Mary peer, Julia Polan, Jaclyn Rath, Mary
Roenick, Lindsay Sheppard, Allison Spiker, Megan Stuermann, Diana Ulrey,
Suzanne Vanfleet, Kathryn Wait, Sierra Wait, Elizabeth Weichel, Kristen
Weinacker, Kristen Williams, Candice Woodward, Jennifer Wortman

Trainer (10)

Carla Addy, Timothy Cox, Caleb Gaston, Cameron Golightly, Andrew
Hammond, Wes Pollock, Ryan Sanders, Cody Slaughter, Dustin Vickery, James

Volleyball (9)

Lori Ashton, Susan Eckman, Leslie Finn, Stephanie Haskell, Leslie
Mansfield, Dawn Robertson, Brittany Ross, Meghan Stanton, Meghan

Women's Basketball (4)

Aja Brantley, Laurel Goggans, Tasha Phillips, Amanda White

Women's Soccer (19)

Jennifer Anderson, Kelly Couch, Kimberly Faerber, Amanda Garcia,
Allison Graham, Candice Hein, Logan Hull, Elizabeth Jode, Lauren
Johnston, Sarah McClurg, Rebecca Meyer, Stephanie Permar, Kristin
Procopio Allen, Laura Saunders, Kelly Schneider, Jessica Shain, Sarah
Turner, Lydia Vandenbergh, Stephanie Wolla

Women's Swimming and Diving (32)

Christine Anseeuw, Jennifer Bires, Caroline Boden, Briana Brotherson,
Nicole Carlton, Erin Carne, Margaret Carter, Sarah Cefalu, Kallie Deters,
Aurelie Gresset, Jennifer Grove, Elizabeth Guindon, Katherine Hicks,
Maryellyn Jamieson, Danielle Kazilionis, Allison Kendrick, Shelly Klaus,
Bethany Meeuwsen, Jennifer Miata, Mary Paulsen, Amanda Pirovitz, Kimberly
Routh, Whitney Sandison, Jessica Scott, Ashley Shafer, Lisa Slagh, Anne
Stanton, Kelly Urso, Amanda Vaughan, Jessica Watcke, Emilie Wells, Sarah

Women's Track and Field (24)

Rebecca Adnot, Mary Armstrong, Jennifer Barton, Katie Boehm, Allison
Bradshaw, Thea Dix, Jessica Earp, Lauren Edwards, Kerry Foltz, Felicia
Hawthorne, Jennifer Hooten, Sara Jordan, Helen Kirkland, Renata Miyamoto,
Christina Moore, Gisele Oliveira, Casey Phillips, Catheryne Porter, Laura
Rukat, Jennifer Schweer, Sybil Sobanjo, Kristin Thompson, Hannah Wright,
Sara Young

Women's Tennis (8)

Daniela Alvarez, Maria Brito, Rebecca Clarke, Julie Coin, Romy Farah,
Alix Lacelarie, Richele Lesaldo, Gabriell Solek-Tefft

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