Dec. 29, 2010
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss student-athletes not only succeed on the field of competition, but they are continuing to achieve a high level in the classroom.
Nearly half of the Rebel student-athletes (182) made one of the three Ole Miss Athletics Honor Rolls for the fall 2010 semester, meaning that they earned a 3.0 grade point average or higher.
“Our Rebel student-athletes continue to excel academically and should be congratulated for their achievements,” said Karen Schiferl, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Support. “It takes a special person to match athletic intensity with determination in the classroom. These grades are a credit to them, their professors and their coaches and athletic support staffs. We’re very proud of all of them.”
Of those 182 student-athletes, 33 of them made a perfect 4.0 GPA, showing great dedication both on and off the field.
Men’s and women’s track and field combined for 43 student-athletes on the honor roll, including 12 with a 4.0. All-American hurdler Lee Ellis Moore was among those to post a 4.0.
Football placed 32 on the honor roll, including long snapper Wesley Phillips with a 4.0. Linebackers D.T. Shackelford and Joel Kight also highlight the football players who performed well in the classroom this fall with 3.83 and 3.60 GPAs, respectively.
Baseball had a record 26 make the honor roll, including freshman pitcher Michael Mayers with a 4.0. The entire women’s rifle team made the honor roll, while freshman Melissa Quartarone posted a 4.0.
Women’s soccer had 17 of 24 on the honor roll with ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honoree Dylan Jordan along with Amanda McCalla and Courtney Messina earning a 4.0.
Women’s basketball tallied eight of its 14 players on the list led by senior guard Kayla Melson’s 4.0. Women’s golf, who finished the fall ranked No. 31, registered six of its nine players on the honor roll including 4.0 performers Ashley Lance and Kathryn Fowler.
The defending SEC West Champion tennis teams continued their academic excellence, as the men placed six of seven members on the honor roll, and the women had four of six on one of the three lists. Adrian Forberg Skogeng and Gabby Rangel both notched a 4.0.