Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sixty-four UNO Student-Athletes Named to Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

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Sixty-four University of New Orleans student-athletes claimed Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition for their performance in the classroom as the league announced the list for the Spring 2016 semester on Monday afternoon.

The SLC's Spring Honor Roll acknowledges participants in the sports of baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average and they must be nominated by their respective academic advisors.

"We are exceptionally proud of these student-athletes for this well-deserved recognition," UNO Director of Athletics Derek Morel said. "Academic achievement is a foremost priority for our program, and we continually emphasize consistency in the classroom. All of our student-athletes are constantly working to find a balance between their individual commitments to success in both academics and athletics."

The Privateer baseball team led the way with 12 Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll recipients, followed by women's basketball with 10, both men's and women's track and field with nine each, women's tennis with eight, men's golf with six and the tandem of men's basketball and men's tennis with five apiece. For the 2015-16 school year, a total of 78 UNO student-athletes earned SLC Spring Honor Roll recognition as 14 claimed the distinction during the fall semester.

Headlining the spring list are 11 individuals with perfect 4.0 grade point averages during the spring semester: men's track and field's Federico Machado (international studies),Clayton O'Callaghan (human performance and health promotion), Edmund Pine(philosophy) and Michael Scharr (mechanical engineering), men's tennis' Nicolas Kramer(finance) and Karim Shokeir (marketing), baseball's Jordan Priddle (accounting), women's basketball's Mathilde Fogelstrom (human performance and health promotion), men's golfs' Markus Krieger (finance), women's tennis' Anja Muethi (management), and women's track and field's Callie Willcox (human performance and health promotion).

Twenty-four student-athletes earned a spot on the respective UNO Dean's Lists and 22 walked across the stage during May's graduation ceremony in Lakefront Arena. In addition, Priddle, Celeste Ramirez (music) of the volleyball team, Kevin Hill(interdisciplinary studies) of the men's basketball team and Gonzalo Garcia (mechanical engineering) of the men's tennis team earned spots on the Southland Conference All-Academic squads.

As an entity, the individuals representing the University of New Orleans in intercollegiate athletics combined to post a 3.00 cumulative grade point average during the spring semester with six programs sporting GPAs of 3.00 or better. Men's tennis led the way with a 3.60 clip, followed by women's tennis at 3.53, men's golf at 3.45, men's track and field at 3.22, the indoor/beach volleyball team at 3.10 and women's basketball at 3.03.

UNO SELECTIONS TO THE SPRING 2016 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

Name Cl. GPA Sport Major Hometown
Chaz Boyer Sr. 3.5 Baseball Human Performance & Health Promotions Carencro, Louisiana
Keaton Brewer Jr. 3.6 Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Sherman, Texas
Ryan Calloway Sr. 3.4 Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Jacksonville, Florida
Scott Crabtree Fr. 3 Baseball Business Administration Metairie, Louisiana
Parker Jones Sr. 3.5 Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Colony, Texas
Ryan Leone Jr. 3.333 Baseball Earth and Environmental Sciences San Antonio, Texas
Preston Marsh Sr. 3.333 Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Seabrook, Texas
Hunter Medine Jr. 3.125 Baseball Human Performance & Health Promotions Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Aaron Palmer Jr. 3.5 Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Jesup, Georgia
Jordan Priddle Sr. 4 Baseball Accounting Tallahassee, Florida
Matthew Rykaczewski So. 3 Baseball Finance Marlton, New Jersey
Zach Wilson Jr. 3 Baseball Interdisciplinary Studies Katy, Texas
Travis Avery Sr. 3.357 Men's Basketball Civil Engineering Algiers, Louisiana
Kevin Hill Sr. 3.5 Men's Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Westwego, Louisiana
Cameron Reed Fr. 3 Men's Basketball Liberal Arts Louisville, Kentucky
Travin Thibodeaux So. 3.4 Men's Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Plaquemine, Louisiana
Erik Thomas Jr. 3 Men's Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Wesley Chapel, Florida
Jewel Angelo Jr. 3 W.Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Manvel, Texas
Randi Brown So. 3.313 W.Basketball Human Performance & Health Promotions Houma, Louisiana
Raven Coleman Jr. 3 W.Basketball Interdisciplinary Studies Marrero, Louisiana
Ariele Davis Jr. 3 W.Basketball Marketing Alexandria, Louisiana
Danielle Davis Sr. 3.333 W.Basketball Business Administration Oakton, Virginia
Mathilde Fogelstrom Sr. 4 W.Basketball Human Performance & Health Promotions Copenhagen, Denmark
Alexis Martin Jr. 3.75 W.Basketball Human Performance & Health Promotions Shreveport, Louisiana
Kayla Mundy So. 3.385 W.Basketball PRHPN McKinney, Texas
Bria Platenburg Jr. 3.231 W.Basketball Sociology Frisco, Texas
Shania Woods Fr. 3.6 W.Basketball Business Administration Cypress, Texas
Homero De Toledo So. 3.813 Men's Golf Environmental Engineering Pinhais, Brazil
Erik Dege Jr. 3.8 Men's Golf Accounting Stockholm, Sweden
Markus Krieger Jr. 4 Men's Golf Finance Stockholm, Sweden
Anton Persson So. 3.2 Men's Golf Business Administration Mariestad, Sweden
Michael Sotile Fr. 3.8 Men's Golf Finance Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sami Vanni Sr. 3 Men's Golf Management Helsinki, Finland
Giacomo Adoncecchi So. 3.857 Men's Tennis Parent Management Training Livorno, Italy
Luis Albuquerque Jr. 3.667 Men's Tennis Business Administration Trujillo, Peru
Gonzalo Garcia Sr. 3.563 Men's Tennis Mechanical Engineering Galacia, Spain
Nicolas Kramer Fr. 4 Men's Tennis Finance Hassfurt, Germany
Karim Shokeir Fr. 4 Men's Tennis Marketing Giza, Egypt
Soledad Calderon Sr. 3.625 W.Tennis Electrical Engineering Seville, Spain
Trang Dao Fr. 3.8 W.Tennis Interdisciplinary Studies Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Paula Garriga Fr. 3.2 W.Tennis Management Centelles, Spain
Brittany Johnson Fr. 3 W.Tennis Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Jennings, Louisiana
Hafsa Laraibi Sr. 3.8 W.Tennis Management Casablanca, Morocco
Anja Luethi So. 4 W.Tennis Management Bern, Switzerland
Yasmine Rashad Jr. 3.278 W.Tennis Biological Sciences Gizah, Egypt
Anna Segarra Jr. 3.429 W.Tennis Management Barcelona, Spain
Mark Golay Fr. 3.824 Men's T&F Biological Sciences Metairie, Louisiana
Federico Machado Jr. 4 Men's T&F International Studies San Salvador, El Salvador
Clayton O'Callaghan Jr. 4 Men's T&F Human Performance & Health Promotions New Roads, Louisiana
Edmund Pine Jr. 4 Men's T&F Philosophy Amarillo, Texas
Alireza Rafiei Jr. 3.538 Men's T&F Computer Science Borazjan, Bushehr, Iran
Jared Robertson Jr. 3.6 Men's T&F Human Performance & Health Promotions Amarillo, Texas
Dario Scantlebury Jr. 3.2 Men's T&F Psychology Bridgetown, Barbados
Michael Scharr Fr. 4 Men's T&F Interdisciplinary Studies  
Michael Schwing Fr. 3.647 Men's T&F Mechanical Engineering New Orleans, Louisiana
Chelise Brown Jr. 3.333 Women's T&F Psychology Thibodaux, Louisiana
Rebecca Callaway Sr. 3.118 Women's T&F Biological Sciences Slidell, Louisiana
Erin Chopin Fr. 3.25 Women's T&F Studio Art Metairie, Louisiana
Jordan Courtois Fr. 3.333 Women's T&F Film, Theater Arts New Iberia, Louisiana
Alba Fernandez Fr. 3.667 Women's T&F Psychology Pamplona, Spain
Alexia Fortenberry Jr. 3.25 Women's T&F Human Performance & Health Promotions Harvey, Louisiana
Lakayla LaFrance Sr. 3 Women's T&F Health Care Management New Orleans, Louisiana
Ariel Scioneaux Jr. 3.526 Women's T&F Human Performance & Health Promotions Garyville, Louisiana
Callie Willcox Sr. 4 Women's T&F Human Performance & Health Promotions Kingsport, Tennessee