Newberry places school-record 142 on South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll as part of highly successful academic spring semester

Newberry places school-record 142 on South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll as part of highly successful academic spring semester
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

The Newberry College athletic department had a highly successful spring semester in the classroom, as noted by the 142 Wolves named to the South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll this week. The 142 honorees are the most on this list in program history.

To be eligible for inclusion on the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, student-athletes must have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the academic year.

Including the non-SAC sports (wrestling, field hockey, cheer and dance), 179 student-athletes met the grade requirement. A total of 270 student-athletes had a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or greater.

Eight student-athletes carry perfect 4.00 grade point averages - Andrew Crook and Christian Pope from baseball, Sam Hall and Peyton Hite from football, Briana Clontz and Myranda Dills from softball, Elizabeth Williamson from women's tennis and CoSIDA Academic All-America Lukas Gilmore from wrestling.

Each team was also successful in terms of its cumulative grade point average. Of the Wolves' 19 varsity sports, 15 have a cumulative grade point average above 3.00, led by the women's basketball squad's 3.493 grade point average. The men's golf team had the highest male team grade point average at 3.422. Women's teams made up 10 of the teams with over a 3.00 grade point average, while there were five men's teams who met the requirement.

2015-16 Newberry Student-Athletes on South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

Name Sport Year Hometown Major
Andrew Crook Baseball Fr. Blythewood, S.C. History
Charlie Fessler Baseball Fr. Summerville, S.C. Communications
Danton Hyman Baseball Fr. Prosperity, S.C. Accounting
Christian Pope Baseball Fr. Powder Springs, Ga. Medical
Peyton Spangler Baseball Fr. Clinton, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Zack Kelly Baseball Jr. Daleville, Va. Physical Education/Sport Management
Andrew Merritt Baseball Jr. Athens, Ga. Physical Education/Sport Management
Trejon Smith Baseball Jr. Fredericksburg, Va. Physical Education/Sport Management
Jeff Sneed Baseball Jr. Cumming, Ga. Business Administration
Daymon Totherow Baseball Jr. Danville, Va. Church Leadership/Christian Education
Jacob Bass Baseball So. North Augusta, S.C Biology
Ben Herring Baseball So. Hopkins, S.C. International Studies
Sam Jones Baseball So. Greer, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Tommy Passerello Baseball So. Davenport, Fla. Business Administration
Joey Ruiz Baseball So. Suwanee, Ga. Undeclared
Zack White Baseball So. Taylors, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Jojo Bradley Baseball Sr. Spartanburg, S.C. Business Administration
Michael Gonzalez Baseball Sr. Wilsonville, Ore. Sociology
Daniel Nations Baseball Sr. Central, S.C. History
Marshall Rentz Baseball Sr. Charleston, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Nolan Schrenker Baseball Sr. Valrico, Fla. Business Administration
Harthe Blankenship Football Fr. Branchville, S.C. Physical Therapy
Dv'nn Cooks Football Fr. Fairbanks, Alaska Graphic Design
Wyatt Craig Football Fr. Moncks Corner, S.C. Business Administration
Peyton Hite Football Fr. Ninety Six, S.C. English
Colon Langford Football Fr. Fort Lawn, S.C. Business Administration
Tyler Lindsay Football Fr. Boiling Springs, S.C. Chemistry
Mac McCurry Football Fr. Summerville, S.C. Biology
Noah Priesch Football Fr. Central, S.C. Undeclared
Shea Rodgers Football Fr. Indian Land, S.C. Psychology
Andrew Sprouse Football Fr. Boiling Springs, S.C. Business Administration
Davis Velilla Football Fr. Lexington, S.C. Communications
Johnny Ward Football Fr. Kingstree, S.C. Biology
Holden Beemiller Football Jr. Chandler, Ariz. Business Administration
Dylan Beauchamp Football R-Fr. Parrish, Fla. Nursing
Evan DuBois Football R-Fr. Columbia, S.C. Business Administration
Trey Goodwin Football R-Fr. Gadsden, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Kinard Lisbon Football R-Fr. Bishopville, S.C. Graphic Design
Emmanuel McCord Football R-Fr. Indian Land, S.C. Sociology
Treyon Bonner Football So. Lexington, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Trey Gregg Football So. Irmo, S.C. Elementary Education
Sam Hall Football So. Conway, S.C. Biology/Environmental Studies
Will Holbrook Football So. Aiken, S.C. Chemistry
Dakota Mozingo Football So. Rock Hill, S.C. Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Corey Dover Football Sr. York, S.C. Mathematics
Landon Martin Football Sr. Pelzer, S.C. Physical Education/Leisure Services
Evan Sobocinski Football Sr. (D) Lexington, S.C.  
Arnez Gray Football Sr. (D) Greenwood, S.C. Psychology - Physical Education/Sport Management
Katie Thompson Field Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse Jr. Newark, Del. History Education
Caitlyn Warren Field Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse Jr. Richmond, Va. Physical Education/Sport Management
Courtlyn Warren Field Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse Jr. Richmond, Va. Business Administration
Xavier Hill Men’s Basketball So. Columbia, S.C. Psychology
Mason Spease Men’s Basketball So. Concord, N.C. Accounting
James Stepp Men’s Basketball So. Greensboro, N.C. Biology
James Ashby Men’s Basketball Sr. Auckland, New Zealand Business Administration
Mitch Riggs Men’s Basketball Sr. Langwarrin, Vic, Australia Physical Education/Sport Management
Harry Bolton Men’s Golf Fr. Canberra, ACT, Australia Physical Education/Sport Management
Ben Thompson Men’s Golf Fr. Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Business Administration
Spencer Skiff Men’s Golf So. Aiken, S.C. Business Administration
Fredrik Fossum Men’s Golf Sr. Levanger, Norway Business Administration
Nick Lussier Men’s Golf Sr. Barton, Vt. Business Administration
Brad Dixon Men’s Soccer Fr. Wakefield, W. Yorkshire, England Physical Education/Sport Management
Mark Hoog Men’s Soccer Fr. Lexington, S.C. Biology/Environmental Studies
Jordan Szustwal Men’s Soccer Fr. Indian Land, S.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Michael McPeak Men’s Soccer Jr. Chapel Hill, N.C. Nursing
Cameron Provan Men’s Soccer Jr. Glasgow, Scotland Business Administration
Conner Goulet Men’s Soccer So. Hilton Head Island, S.C. Business Administration
Quincy Kroeschell Men’s Soccer So. Charlotte, N.C. Graphic Design
Gabe Ward Men’s Soccer So. Spartanburg, S.C. Biology
Sterling Wendt Men’s Soccer So. Alpharetta, Ga. business Administration
Lucas Ferreira Men’s Soccer Sr. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil Business Administration
Mario Stojkoski Men’s Soccer Sr. Skopje, Macedonia Physical Education/Sport Management
Alex Amble Men’s Tennis Fr. Summerville, S.C. Spanish
Jacob Svantesson Men’s Tennis Fr. Hollviken, Sweden business Administration
Patrick Rowe Men’s Tennis So. Prosperity, S.C. Business Administration
Fernando España Men’s Tennis Sr. Alcalá de Henares, Spain Biology
Caleb Bouwkamp Men’s Cross Country Fr. Landrum, S.C. Nursing
Robbie Stafford Men’s Cross Country Fr. Lexington, S.C. Business Administration
Taylor Dennard Men’s Cross Country Sr. Forsyth, Ga. Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Briana Clontz Softball Fr. Hickory, N.C. Psychology
Myranda Dills Softball Fr. Chesnee, S.C. Biology
Whitney Halley Softball Fr. Hilton Head Island, S.C. Business Administration
Hailey Drawe Softball Jr. Spring Hill, Fla. Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Mallory Gerndt Softball Jr. Burke, Va. Business Administration
Christina Linton Softball Jr. Odessa, Fla. Graphic Design
Madison Tepfenhart Softball Jr. York, S.C. Nursing
AnnDee Priest Softball So. Douglasville, Ga. Accounting
Hannah Blakley Softball Sr. Manning, S.C. Biology
Maude McCourry Softball Sr. Centreville, Md. Biology
Natalie Willis Softball & Volleyball Fr. Lexington, S.C. Nursing
Madison Garr Volleyball Fr. Oviedo, Fla. Nursing
Kensley Jordan Volleyball Fr. Lugoff, S.C. Nursing
Maggie Marsh Volleyball Fr. Charleston, S.C. Nursing
Hannah Schneider Volleyball Fr. Middleburg, Fla. Business Administration
Mary Siebert Volleyball Fr. Charleston, S.C. Sociology
Madison Darby-McClure Volleyball Jr. Colorado Springs, Colo. English
Ashley Minor Volleyball Jr. Gaffney, S.C. Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Lauren Underwood Volleyball Jr. Santa Clarita, Calif. Psychology
Kayla Anderson Volleyball So. Mound, Minn. Psychology/Forensic
Madison Hargraves Volleyball So. Lake Orion, Mich. Elementary Education
Cydney Shaw Volleyball So. El Paso, Texas Nursing
Shelby Britten Women’s Basketball Fr. Shepparton, Vic, Australia Psychology/Forensic
Octavia Grandy Women’s Basketball Fr. Newberry, S.C. Biology
Alley Stasky Women’s Basketball Fr. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Accounting
Jaya Schultz Women’s Basketball Jr. Santa Clarita, Calif. Business Administration
Nicola Handreck Women’s Basketball So. Heywood, Vic, Australia Physical Education/Sport Management
Samara Hill Women’s Basketball So. Frankston, Vic, Australia English Education
Hannah Lepaio Women’s Basketball So. Bathurst, NSW, Australia Psychology
Emily McElveen Women’s Basketball So. Manning, S.C. Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Kirsten Dunsmore Women’s Basketball Sr. Sydney, NSW, Australia Art - Graphic Design
Colleen Leung Women’s Basketball Sr. James Island, S.C. Business Administration
Emily Perry Women’s Basketball Sr. Nambour, Qld, Australia Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Brittany Singleton Women’s Basketball Sr. Canton, N.C. Biology
Nabila Inak Women’s Golf Fr. Forest Hills, N.Y. Biology
Ebony Bennett Women’s Golf Jr. Columbia, S.C. Music Education
Karly Mims Women’s Golf So. Lexington, S.C. Nursing
Adara Garner Women’s Lacrosse Fr. Stuart, Fla. Chemistry/Forensic Science
Ajahna Grosvenor Women’s Lacrosse Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. Political Science
Helen Kuhn Women’s Lacrosse So. Charlotte Hall, Md. Biology
Kylee Shoop Women’s Lacrosse So. Triangle, Va. Political Science
Majorie Anderson Women’s Lacrosse Sr. Apopka, Fla. Chemistry/Biochemistry
Ragan Hill Women’s Soccer Fr. Simpsonville, S.C. Nursing
Korina Martinez Women’s Soccer Fr. San Antonio, Texas Medical
Bett Reagin Women’s Soccer Fr. Greenwood, S.C. Biology
Kelly Cardew Women’s Soccer Jr. Spartanburg, S.C. English
Elizabeth Gutierrez Women’s Soccer Jr. Fullerton, Calif. Sociology
Alyssa Ortega Women’s Soccer Jr. Venice, Calif. Elementary Education
Jessica Will Women’s Soccer Jr. Leesville, S.C. Biology
Valeria Newcomb Women’s Soccer So. San Diego, Calif. Business Administration
Alexis Carrillo Women’s Soccer Sr. La Puente, Calif. Psychology
Rebecca Darley Women’s Soccer Sr. Wolcott, Conn. Elementary Education
Amber Sanchez Women’s Soccer Sr. Tujunga, Calif. Business Administration
Lindsay Huber Women’s Soccer & Women’s Lacrosse Jr. Selden, N.Y. Early Childhood Education
Paula Avellan Women’s Tennis Fr. Samborondón, Ecuador Political Science
Elizabeth Williamson Women’s Tennis Jr. Canterbury, New Zealand Biology/Environmental Studies
Veronika Viegas Women’s Tennis So. Sao Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Business Administration
Tara Lamers Women’s Tennis Sr. Maastricht, The Netherlands Mathematics & Biology
Vanessa Ortiz Women’s Tennis Sr. Cochabamba, Bolivia Communications
Katy Crout Women’s Cross Country Fr. Gilbert, S.C. Biology
Rebecca Burkhart Women’s Cross Country So. Gaston, S.C. Psychology

2015-16 Newberry Student-Athletes in non-conference-sponsored sports meeting the requirements

Austin Crocker Wrestling Fr. Laurens, S.C. Criminal Justice
Trung Duong Wrestling Jr. Lynchburg, Va. English
Lukas Gilmore Wrestling Jr. Greenville, Mich. Biology
Ryan Long Wrestling Fr. Knoxville, Tenn. Biology
Nick Young Wrestling So. Goose Creek, S.C. Physical Education/Teacher Certification
Jordan Alvey Scarlet Poms So. Goose Creek, S.C. Biology
Kirsten Cockerham Scarlet Poms Jr. Mocksville, N.C. Physical Education/Sport Management
Cera Gravely Scarlet Poms So. Fort Mill, N.C. Accounting
Kayla Hutto Scarlet Poms So. Chapin, S.C. Chemistry
Jenna Rabel Scarlet Poms Jr. Aurora, Colo. Physical Education/Sport Management
Madison Rosado Scarlet Poms So. Summerville, S.C. Early Childhood Education
Chynna Rowe Scarlet Poms So. Chapin, S.C. Nursing
Blaire Taylor Scarlet Poms Sr. Prosperity, S.C. Communications
Frances Wylie Scarlet Poms So. North Charleston, S.C. Early Childhood Education
Shelbie Austin Cheer Jr. Greenville, S.C. Biology
Shianna Culclasure Cheer Fr. St. Matthews, S.C. Biology
Shelby Dunbar Cheer Fr. Charleston, S.C. Art
Caroline Elliott Cheer Jr. Powder Springs, Ga. Communications
Jessica Folk Cheer So. Newberry, S.C. Early Childhood Education
Beth Fulmer Cheer So. Prosperity, S.C. Nursing
Madeline Hunnicutt Cheer Fr. Columbia, S.C. Early Childhood Education
Timmany Nesbitt Cheer Fr. Wellford, S.C. English
Sarah Reed Cheer Jr. Columbia, S.C. Nursing
Laura Beth Shealy Cheer Jr. Newberry, S.C. History
Hanna Sirisky Cheer Fr. Charleston, S.C. Nursing
Abbey Stasky Cheer Fr. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Nursing
Erica Teal Cheer Sr. Inman, S.C. Business Administration
Anna Grey Walters Cheer So. Winnsboro, S.C. Early Childhood Education
Madison White Cheer Fr. Watauga, Texas Nursing
Mia Wideman Cheer So. Summerville, S.C. Nursing
Alli Wimberly Cheer Jr. St. George, S.C. Biology
Megan Eisenhardt Field Hockey Fr. Pasadena, Md. Nursing
Dakota Elzy Field Hockey So. Louisville, Ky. History Education
Olivia Fraunfelter Field Hockey So. Bangor, Pa. Physical Education/Sport Management
Amber Singer Field Hockey Fr. Pasadena, Md. Nursing
Talya Stocksdale Field Hockey Jr. Pasadena, Md. Mathematics
Kaitlyn Willard Field Hockey Jr. Stevensville, Md. Sociology