LU places 98 student-athletes on SLC Honor Roll

Published 3:34 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

BEAUMONT, Texas – Ninety-eight Lamar University student-athletes were named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester, the league office announced on Tuesday. Twenty-four of those student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the semester.

To be nominated for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, student-athletes must record a 3.0 grade-point average during the semester when their respective sport is in its championship season, and be eligible to play during that season.

The LU baseball team had 21 student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by softball with 15. The women’s track and field team saw 13 student-athletes honored, while the men’s track and field squad placed 12 on the honor roll. Women’s basketball had 10 student-athletes on the list, while the men’s golf and men’s tennis teams each had seven. Women’s tennis had six, women’s golf had four and the men’s basketball team placed three on the honor roll.

The baseball team had five student-athletes post a 4.0 GPA, while softball and women’s tennis had four apiece. Men’s tennis and men’s track and field each had three student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA. The women’s track and field team had two student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA, while women’s basketball, men’s golf and women’s golf each had one.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes’ success in the classroom,” LU Director of Athletics Jason Henderson said. “They all work extremely hard in pursuit of a college degree, and we couldn’t be prouder of all that they accomplish on and off the field.”

A list of the Lamar University student-athletes named to the honor roll follows.

Name                                                  Class        GPA             Major                                                 Hometown

Baseball (21; 5 with a 4.0)

Mitch Andrews                                  So.            3.60             General Studies                                Flower Mound, Texas

Bryndan Arredondo                         Sr.             3.21             Exercise Science                               Lubbock, Texas

Brett Brown                                       Gr.            3.33             Kinesiology                                        Nederland, Texas

Jake Bumgarner                                Fr.             4.00            Finance                                               Humble, Texas

Jace Campbell                                    Jr.              3.40             Criminal Justice                                 Alvin, Texas

Josh Crain                                           So.            3.25             Mechanical Engineering                  Friendswood, Texas

Vincent Dellocono                            Gr.            3.33             Business Administration                  Baton Rouge, La.

Grant DeVore                                    Jr.              3.00             General Business                              Dallas, Texas

Tanner Driskill                                    Jr               3.00             General Studies                                Round Rock, Texas

Ryan Erickson                                    So.            3.40             General Studies                                Beaumont, Texas

Cole Girouard                                    Fr.             4.00            General Business                              Port Neches, Texas

Brent Janak                                         Sr.             3.80             Mechanical Engineering                  Friendswood, Texas

Jimmy Johnson                                  Sr.             4.00            Exercise Science                               Palestine, Texas

Ryan Johnson                                     Jr.              3.00             General Studies                                Beaumont, Texas

Carson Lance                                     Jr.              3.25             General Studies                                Katy, Texas

Michael Leal                                       Jr.              3.80             General Studies                                Corpus Christi, Texas

Chad McKinney                                 Jr.              3.40             Criminal Justice                                 Hughes Springs, Texas

Stefanos Panayiotou                        Jr.             4.00            Exercise Science                               Hillsboro, Ore.

Brendan Satran                                  Sr.             3.00             Communication                                 Phoenix, Ariz.

Blaine Suehs                                      Jr.             4.00            General Studies                                Caldwell, Texas

Drew Van Winkle                              So.            3.20             Finance                                               Salado, Texas

Men’s Basketball (3)

Joey Frenchwood                              Jr.              3.00             Communication                                 Newark, Calif.

James Harrison                                  Jr.              3.25             General Studies                                Houston, Texas

Marcus Owens                                   Sr.             3.50             Communication                                 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Women’s Basketball (10; 1 with a 4.0)

Chastadie Barrs                                 So.            3.75             Communication                                 DeSoto, Texas

Kiandra Bowers                                Sr.             4.00            Communication                                West Palm Beach, Fla.

Ivana Boyd                                          Fr.             3.21             Business Education                          Palatka, Fla.

Kiara Desamours                               So.            3.60             Communication                                 Fort Myers, Fla.

Kyla Green                                          Fr.             3.56             Nursing                                               Memphis, Tenn.

Moe Kinard                                        So.            3.40             Criminal Justice                                 New Iberia, La.

Baileigh O’Dell                                   Jr.              3.60             Communication                                 Claremore, Okla.

Khali Pippins-Tryon                           So.            3.00             Exercise Science                               Grand Prairie, Texas

Teleshia Riley                                     Sr.             3.80             Exercise Science                               Brampton, Ontario

DeJa Roberts                                      So.            3.00             Civil Engineering                               Davie, Fla.

Men’s Golf (7; 1 with a 4.0)

Louis Bemberg                                  Sr.             4.00            Industrial Engineering                     Lausanne, Switzerland

Mans Berglund                                  Sr.             3.80             Finance                                               Vasteras, Sweden

Sam Dumez                                        So.            3.36             Management                                     Bordeaux, France

Charlie Flowers                                  Sr.             3.21             Chemical Engineering                      Columbus, Ga.

Zander Gous                                       Sr.             3.20             Exercise Science                               Mpumalanga, South Africa

Clay McCrory                                     Fr.             3.25             Management                                     Houston, Texas

Conor Rodrigues                               So.            3.43             Finance                                               Kingston, Ontario

Women’s Golf (4; 1 with a 4.0)

Wenny Chang                                    Sr.             3.25             Exercise Science                               Hsinchu, Taiwan

Elodie Chapelet                                 So.            3.00             General Business                              Souraide, France

Olivia Le Roux                                    Jr.             4.00            Biology                                                Brackenfelt, South Africa

Felicia Sauceda                                  Jr.              3.40             Mechanical Engineering                  Nederland, Texas

Softball (15; 4 with a 4.0)

Brynn Baca                                         Sr.             3.00             General Business                              Round Rock, Texas

Elizabeth Castillo                               Fr.             3.18             Exercise Science                               Houston, Texas

Samantha Cetta                                Fr.             4.00            Nursing                                               Tickfaw, La.

Amie Cisneros                                    Jr.              3.20             Communication                                 Portland, Texas

Mackenzie Futrell                             Fr.             3.20             Exercise Science                               Florence, Texas

Shelby Hughston                               Fr.             3.25             Criminal Justice                                 Bastrop, Texas

Erin Kyle                                              Fr.             3.80             American Sign Language                 Fort Myers, Fla.

Ciara Luna                                          Sr.             4.00            Interdisciplinary Studies                Seguin, Texas

Ashley McDowell                              Sr.             4.00            Family & Consumer Sciences         Plano, Texas

Kelly Meeuwsen                                So.            3.53             Biology                                                Hillsboro, Ore.

Maddy Myers                                    So.            3.80             Management Information Systems    Pearland, Texas

Laura Napoli                                      Jr.             4.00            Mathematics                                     Houston, Texas

Brittany Rodriguez                            Jr.              3.00             Communication                                 Cypress, Texas

Caitlin Terrazas                                  Fr.             3.75             Speech & Hearing Sciences            Atascosa, Texas

Corina Thornton                                Jr.              3.80             General Studies                                Universal City, Texas

Men’s Tennis (7; 3 with a 4.0)

Michael Feucht                                 Sr.             4.00            Finance                                               Augsburg, Germany

Lukas Grubelnig                                 So.            3.43             Management                                     Reifnitz, Austria

Juuso Laitinen                                   Gr.            4.00            Kinesiology                                        Kuopio, Finland

Brock Lauer                                        Fr.             3.14             Mechanical Engineering                  Montgomery, Texas

Nikita Lis                                             Sr.             3.80             Industrial Engineering                     Kaliningrad, Russia

Logan Powell                                     Jr.             4.00            Psychology                                         Amarillo, Texas

Sebastian Santibanez                        So.            3.66             Economics                                          Santiago, Chile

Women’s Tennis (6; 4 with a 4.0)

Jasmin Buchta                                   Fr.             4.00            Management                                    Unterpremstatten, Austria

Sanja Jolic                                           Fr.             3.40             Psychology                                         Kikinda, Serbia

Katya Lapayeva                                 Sr.             4.00            Human Resource Management    Mogilev, Belarus

Stephanie Marchena                        Jr.              3.80             General Studies                                Orajestad, Aruba

Talisa Merchiers                               Sr,             4.00            English                                                Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Anna Spengler                                   Sr.             4.00            General Business                              Essen, Germany

Men’s Track and Field (12; 3 with a 4.0)

Sean Chalmers                                  So.            4.00            Kinesiology                                        Dingwall, Scotland

Cameron Dickey                                Jr.              3.31             General Studies                                Houston, Texas

Keith Fallon                                        Gr.            3.66             Kinesiology                                        Dublin, Ireland

Stu Ferguson                                      Gr.            3.50             Family & Consumer Sciences         Oxford, England

Nejc Ferle                                           Fr.             3.40             Kinesiology                                        Ljubljana, Slovenia

Freddie Gasbarri                                Jr.              3.35             Mechanical Engineering                  Chieti, Italy

Nathan Gillis                                       So.            3.20             Psychology                                         Oxford, England

Mason Mathews                                Fr.             3.80             General Studies                                Vidor, Texas

Ben Morales                                       Fr.             3.00             Kinesiology                                        Beaumont, Texas

Adam Richard                                    Fr.             4.00            Civil Engineering                               Nederland, Texas

Tobias Riker                                       Gr.            4.00            Business Administration                Mainz, Germany

Jimmy Struble                                    Jr.              3.62             Electrical Engineering                      Round Rock, Texas

Women’s Track and Field (13; 2 with a 4.0)

Keri Banks                                           Jr.              3.40             Nutrition                                             Warren, Texas

Taylor Colbert                                    Fr.             3.50             Nursing                                               Orange, Texas

Rachael Davee                                   Jr.              3.60             Kinesiology                                        Smithville, Texas

Justine Franklin                                 Jr.             4.00            Kinesiology                                        Leander, Texas

TraShauna Hardy                              Fr.             3.12             Nursing                                               Houston, Texas

Jannika John                                      Fr.             4.00            Family & Consumer Sciences         Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

Meagan Menifee                              So.            3.33             General Studies                                Corrigan, Texas

Na’Imah Muhammad                        Jr.              3.25             General Studies                                Austin, Texas

Jalana Owens                                     Sr.             3.25             Exercise Science                               Houston, Texas

Evelyn Reavis                                     So.            3.00             General Studies                                Mesquite, Texas

Taeylor Roquemore                          Fr.             3.31             Nursing                                               Fort Bend, Texas

Kelsey Smith                                       Fr.             3.20             Kinesiology                                        Bridge City, Texas

Alexandra Sokolova                          Jr.              3.80             Communication                                 Moscow, Russia