Clemson Student-Athletes Set Records in the Classroom


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Clemson, SC-Clemson student-athletes posted an overall GPA of 2.85,
the highest on record, for the spring semester of 2002. A record 37
student-athletes earned selection to the President's List with a
perfect 4.0 for the semester, while 104 made the Dean's List, just
one off the all-time semester record.


Statistics were released Wednesday by Bill D'Andrea, director
of Clemson's student-athlete enrichment program. The grade point
average of Clemson student-athletes has risen from 2.30 to 2.85 since
Vickery Hall was opened in 1991. D'Andrea has been the director of
the program since its inception.


Two-hundred-and-twenty-one Clemson student-athletes earned at
least a 3.0 or better for the semester, meaning nearly 50 percent of
all Clemson student-athletes were on the academic honor roll.
Seven of the 15 programs had a semester GPA of at least 3.0. The
list included the Clemson rowing program, which has had a semester
GPA of at least 3.0 for all eight of the semesters it has had a team.
The women's tennis team, who won an NCAA Tournament match for the
first time in six years, had 3.22 GPA, the eighth straight semester
it has been at 3.0 or better. Larry Penley's second ranked Clemson
golf program had at least a 3.0 GPA for the fifth straight semester
and six of its 10 players were on the academic honor roll.


Four programs, baseball (2.82), women's soccer (3.17),
women's swimming (3.42) and volleyball (3.22) had their highest
semester GPA on record, contributing to the record breaking
semester. The baseball team (20), women's swimming (26) and
volleyball (11) teams had their top semester on record in terms of
academic honor roll recipients.


The Clemson football team had a 2.56 team GPA for the
semester, second best on record behind the 2.58 achieved in the
spring of 2001. Each of the top five semester GPAs achieved by the
Clemson football program have taken place within the seven semesters
Tommy Bowden has served as head coach. Nine Clemson football
players graduated last week, meaning 18 of the 22 seniors who dressed
for the Humanitarian Bowl now have degrees.


As noted above, the Clemson baseball team had a landmark
semester in the classroom and on the field. The number-one ranked
team in the nation had 20 student-athletes on the academic honor
roll, including Jeff Baker and Khalil Greene, two of the five
finalists for the Golden Spikes Award, the honor presented to the top
player in college baseball. Eight of the 10 Clemson everyday
players (including #1 pitcher Steve Reba) made the honor roll for the
spring semester.


The Clemson women's swimming and volleyball teams had
standout numbers in the classroom. Eighteen of the women's swimmers
made the Dean's List, while 11 of the 15 student-athletes on the
volleyball roster made the academic honor roll.


Many prominent Clemson athletes were named to the academic
honor roll. Kyle Young and Chad Carson, both first-team Academic
All-Americans in 2001, concluded their Clemson academic careers with
a perfect 4.0 semester in the classroom. D.J. Trahan, the winner of
the Ben Hogan Award as the top college golfer in the nation, and
men's soccer All-American Oguchi Onyewu, also were on the academic
honor roll. Women's track All-American Jamine Moton, and two-time
first-team All-ACC rowers Aimee Fox and Lucy Doolittle were also on
the honor roll.


Academic Performance Chart for Clemson Student-Athletes by Sport for
Spring Semester 2002

Sport             	GPA
Baseball         	2.82
Men's Basketball	2.09
Women's Basketball	2.38
Football           	2.56
Golf               	3.02
Rowing            	3.23
Men's Soccer    	3.08
Women's Soccer  	3.17
Men's Swimming  	2.95
Women's Swimming	3.42
Men's Tennis       	2.28
Women's Tennis  	3.22
Men's Track     	2.68
Women's Track   	2.72
Volleyball      	3.22
Student-Athletes	2.85
Managers        	2.95
Trainers        	2.85

Academic Honor Roll by Sport


Baseball (20)

Jeff Baker, Chad Coder, Josh Cribb, Jess Easterling, Kyle
Frank, Zane Green, Khalil Greene, Paul Harrelson, Jeff Hourigan, Ryan
Hub, Michael Johnson, Ryan Klosterman, B.J. Lamura, Collin Mahoney,
Gene Pierce, Robert Pritchard, Steve Reba, Jarrod Schmidt, Jonathan
Smith, Russell Triplett



Men's Basketball (2)

Dwon Clifton, Jermel Douglas



Women's Basketball (4)

April Brunson, Kenetra Queen, Krystal Scott, Tabitha Vasilas



Football (33)

Toby Albergotti, Curtis Baham, Nick Black, Derrick Brantley,
Chad Carson, Bo Charpia, Ronny Delusme, Nick DePrimio, Phillip
Dieckmann, Tony Elliott, Rodney Feaster, Brandon Holmes, Terrance
Huey, Stephen McKinney, Tif Miller, Brian Outlaw, Henry Owen, Jesse
Pickens, DeJuan Polk, Lionel Richardson, Jackie Robinson, Jeff Scott,
Thomas Sharpe, Britt Sherman, Russell Stuermann, Kyle Tucker, Brad
Vaughan, Nigel Vaughn, Matt Watson, Tore White, Braxton K. Williams,
Morgan Woodward, Kyle Young



Golf (6)

Ben Duncan, Jack Ferguson, Matt Hendrix, Gregg Jones, Michael
Sims, D.J. Trahan



Rowing (33)

Kara Adloff, Katie Bero, Ashlee Brown, Gail Cadorniga, Sara
Canterbury, Katrina Cobb, Carole Dillon, Lucy Doolittle, Aimee Fox,
Corey Gledhill, Kelly Gower, Marianne Grant, Mary Nell Green, Tina
Hughes, Amanda Johnson, Jaimee Kamnik, Emily Kuivila, Sally Kukla,
Jaime McAlister, Robin Mescher, Lisa Mischley, Kensey Morris, Kate
Niebauer, Elizabeth Noll, Megan Reed, Heidi Robillard, Katherine
Sloan, Krista Sonnefeld, Kali Spink, Diane Ulmer, Diana Ulrey,
Candice Woodward, Jennifer Wortman



Men's Soccer (13)

Andre Borges, Kevin Conaway, Kenneth Cutler, Bradley Gibson,
Hunter Gilstrap, Ross Goodacre, Chase Hilgenbrinck, Ricky Lewis,
Oguchi Onyewu, Steven Rhyne, Paul Souders, Fabio Tambosi, Dimelon
Westfield



Women's Soccer (14)

Jenny Anderson, Heather Beem, Louisa Boyle, Leigh Clark,
Tatum Clowney, Rachel Gallegos, Leigh Ann Harrison, Sarah Heck, Paige
Ledford, Allison Mitchell, Cindy Mullinix, Jenny Sanders, Clarice
Seifert, Sarah Turner



Men's Swimming (14)

Jonathon Folds, Gregor Govse, Rob Kummer, Robert Liebers,
David Mulder, Matt Norman, Thomas Rappold, Buddy Reed, Andrew
Scheerhorn, Nathan Spice, James Stoffer, Craig Thomas, Joshua
Williams, Matt Wilson.



Women's Swimming (26)

Jennifer Bires, Caitlin Bissell, Mary Brewer, Katie Brown,
Bethany Bruzzi, Jenna Burtch, Erin Carne, Beverly Chin, Kimberly
Cober, Mandy Commons, Nina Douglas, Elizabeth Dwors, Courtney Ellis,
Aurelie Gresset, Emily Hustead, Maryellyn Jamieson, Ginny Kirouac,
Lindsey Kroeger, Meaghan Murphy, Caroline Peterson, Anne Stanton,
Erin Tokos, Amy Tolley, Kate Walker, Christine Woodruff, Tiffany
Zimmerman



Men's Tennis (3)

Alexander Koning, Damiisa Robinson, Goran Sterijovski



Women's Tennis (7)

Ashlea Bowen, Anna Dolinska, Sunnie Harmon, Paun Ioana, Anna
Savitskaya, Milena Stanoycheva, Ana Stiglic



Men's Track (17)

Doug Ameigh, Mike Barton, Ryan Fenton, Derek Gilson, Matt
Gunn, Rick Hill, Marcus Hodge, Bryant Howe, Ryan Hunter, Adam
Klotzbach, Eugene Lee, Jason Meany, Matt Pimentel, Ian Potter, Scott
Shaw, David Smith, Brett Varner



Women's Track (18)

Kristin Balint, Tiffany Charles, Joana Costa, Shannon Day,
Kyana Elder, Mary Gosselin, Renee Keydoszius, Elizabeth Lord, Jamine
Moton, Gisele Oliveira, Katie Pickett, Christiana Reinhard, Laura Ann
Rukat, Lauren Saulino, Christina Sever, Silja Ulfarsdottir, Kelly
Watters, Jennifer Zawislak


Volleyball (11)
Lindsey Abbott, Breezy Ambort, Anne Berki, Tami Bysura, Kiki
Dallao, Sarah Gardner, Stephanie Haskell, Laura Jensen, Meredith
Kirtland, Jody Steffes, Marija Zoric

Managers (23)
Robert Conrad, Joseph Crosby, Angelo DiBiase, Gabriel
DiBiase, Lloyd Gillespie, Richard Gregory, Kelly Hahne, Christopher
Higgins, Charles Horton, Matthew Kennedy, Dustin Kerns, Daniel
Lacher, Judson Long, Adam McFarlane, Bradley McGinity, Timothy O'Day,
Joshua Runion, Dawn Salley, David Snyder, Blair Taylor, Kirk Thomas,
Amanda Thompson, Frank Wade

Trainers (8)
Amber Allen, Josef Clark, Christopher Groover, Andrew
Hammond, Thomas Lampman, Paul Padgett, Franklin Pollock, Ashley Smith

Bold denotes Dean's List, bold and underline denotes 4.0 semester

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