Three Student-Athletes Receive Highest Academic Honor At Ole Miss

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Amanda Hutcheson, Gabby Rangel and Corrine Doornberg.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Amanda Hutcheson, Gabby Rangel and Corrine Doornberg.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

April 13, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss softball players Corrine Doornberg and Amanda Hutcheson and women’s tennis player Gabby Rangel were among 64 students honored with a Taylor Medal at the annual Honors Convocation Thursday night at the Ford Center for Performing Arts.

The Taylor Medal is the highest academic honor a student can receive at the University of Mississippi.    Rangel received a Taylor Medal in the College of Liberal Arts, Doornberg received hers from the School of Engineering and Hutcheson earned hers from the School of Applied Sciences.

“To have three student-athletes among 64 at the University receive the highest academic award on campus, shows the commitment by our student-athletes to the student side of their careers,” said Executive Associate Athletics Director Lynnette Johnson.  These women have been excellent on and off the field/court and obviously set the tone for their individual teams with their high level of academic accomplishments.”

The Taylor Medal recognizes outstanding academic performance and is given to no more than one percent of the student body. To be considered, a student must have a grade-point average of at least a 3.90.

Rangel, of Hendersonville, Tenn., boasts a 3.94 GPA in international studies-economics.  She has helped lead the Rebels to a No. 16 national ranking and a top-four finish in the SEC.  A three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, Rangel was a recent finalist for the SEC Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship.

Doornberg, a native of Langley, British Columbia, owns a 3.93 GPA in civil engineering and is a member of the Honors College.  She is a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Doornberg, who earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors in 2009, is currently batting .336 for the Rebels, who host Mississippi State in a three-game series this weekend.

Hutcheson, who hails from Loganville, Ga., holds a 3.94 GPA in exercise science.  She was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete, is a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was a recent finalist for the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship.

Former three-year track and field member, Ellen Karp, also earned a Taylor Medal from the School of Business Administration.

The Taylor Memorial was founded by William A. Taylor in June 1904. He founded the award in memory of his son, Marcus Elvis Taylor, an honored alumnus of the class of 1871, and out of benevolent regard and good will for the youth of the state and the interest and the work of the University of Mississippi, and for the encouragement of meritorious scholarship deportment.

The Taylor Memorial, as well as the other awards presented to the students, is chosen by a committee of faculty and staff members.

07/10/2014 - Academic Support

Rebels Make the Grade

Another successful Ole Miss athletics season came to a close last month, but the accolades continue to come in for the Rebels. Seventy-nine Ole Miss student-athletes were named to the 2014 Spring ... Read More [+]

06/10/2014 - Academic Support

Ole Miss Has Successful Spring In Classroom

While the Ole Miss baseball team prepares for the College World Series in Omaha and members of the track and field team get ready to compete in the NCAA Championships this weekend in Oregon, it was... Read More [+]

06/05/2014 - Academic Support

Backstrom Named Academic All-America

Ole Miss men's tennis senior Johan Backstrom has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Third Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Read More [+]

05/29/2014 - Academic Support

John Hall Honored As SEC Professor Of The ...

Things have not turned out quite as planned for Dr. John E. Hall, the Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi. But, for the 2014... Read More [+]

05/15/2014 - Academic Support

Rebels Named Academic All-District

A trio of Ole Miss student-athletes were honored Thursday with selection to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team for their outstanding performance in the classroom and on the ... Read More [+]

05/14/2014 - Academic Support

Ole Miss Posts Strong APR Scores For 2012-13

While excelling on the fields and courts, Ole Miss student-athletes have achieved academic success as well, with all 18 teams scoring well above the national cutoff standard in the latest Academic ... Read More [+]

05/13/2014 - Academic Support

Rebels Take Part In Special Graduation...

Caroline Rohde-Moe of the nationally ranked Ole Miss women's tennis team and graduate athletic trainers Ben Angle and Karah Sims were presented their degrees in a special graduation ceremony Monday... Read More [+]

05/10/2014 - Academic Support

Special Day For Many Rebels

Saturday was a special day in the lives of many Ole Miss student-athletes, as they participated in graduation ceremonies. While wowing Rebel fans on the fields and courts, many of the graduates... Read More [+]

05/07/2014 - Academic Support

Three Sports Earn Prestigious APR Award

Three Ole Miss teams have been recognized among the elite academic programs in the country in their sport with the NCAA's announcement of the public recognition awards on Wednesday. The Ole Miss... Read More [+]

04/30/2014 - Academic Support

John Hall Named 2014 SEC Professor of the ...

The Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday its 2014 SEC Professor of the Year, Dr. John E. Hall, the Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of... Read More [+]

Facebook
Twitter
Blog
  • Bjork, Kennedy, Insell at Arena Groundbreaking

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Athletics Foundation

      ... read more

  • New Hitting Coach Mike Clement Q-And-A

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Baseball

    On the transition as new hitting coach: The transition has been really good. The coaching staff has made it a lot easier on me than what it could be. It's definitely been a whirlwind. On what he knew about Ole... read more

  • Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

    Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Watch: Freeze on CFB Live Watch: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman... read more

  • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

    Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

    All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

  • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

    Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

  • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

  • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

  • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more

  • Ole Miss In CFB 24/7 14 For '14 Series

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

    NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more

  • What They're Saying: Day 1 Of SEC Media Days

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more

  • Cozart Named Best Defensive SS Of First Half

    Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Baseball

    Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Baseball Postseason

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Baseball

    The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more

  • Ole Miss Preps For SEC Media Days

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Football

    Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more