OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss student-athletes not only succeeded on the courts and fields this spring, but excelled in the classroom, with 170 Rebels making one of three honor rolls and several teams achieving milestones. In addition, 60 student-athletes earned their degrees this semester.
Forty-six percent of the student-athlete population made a 3.0 or higher grade point average, while 26 recorded a perfect 4.0, including six from and men’s and women’s track and field combined and four each from NCAA team participants women’s golf and women’s tennis.
“I am very proud of the Ole Miss student-athletes who strive for academic excellence,” said senior associate athletics director Derek Cowherd. “It is a rewarding feeling to know that the FedEx Student-Athlete Success Center staff operates with the utmost integrity and that its students have achieved some never before seen team and individual success. This would not be possible without a supportive campus community, motivated coaching staff, and energetic athletics administration. We should all be proud of the 60 student-athlete graduates because this was a total team effort.”
Women’s tennis led all teams with a 3.64 GPA and had eight of nine players on the honor roll, including junior Caroline Rohde-Moe, sophomore Julia Jones and freshmen Marija Milutinovic and Mai El Kamash posting 4.0s. Rohde-Moe recently earned the ITA Southern Region Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award which encompasses both athletic and academic prowess.
Men’s Tennis, who won their 10th SEC West title and earned their 20th consecutive NCAA appearance, led all men’s squads with a 3.39 GPA, the team’s highest semester GPA in 10 years. In addition, the entire team made the honor roll, including recent graduate and Capital One Academic All-District honoree Adrian Forberg Skogeng, who finished his last semester with a 4.0. Forberg Skogeng, also a finalist for the Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete Award, was joined on the Capital One Academic All-District Team by Johan Backstrom.
Men’s golf also posted its highest spring semester GPA in 10 years with a 3.37 and boasted eight of 10 students on the honor roll, including freshman Forrest Gamble who finished with a 4.0 GPA for the year. Women’s golf boasted seven of 10 players on the honor roll, including Taylor Medalist Kathryn Fowler, Taelor Rubin, Haley Sanders and Stani Schiavone with 4.0s.
The Baseball Rebels registered their highest spring semester GPA in 10 years, a 3.19, and had a record 25 on the honor roll. Included among that list is catcher Stuart Turner, who in addition to being named one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award honoring the nation’s top catcher, posted a 4.0 GPA for the 2012-13 year.
Twenty-six members of the football team made the spring honor roll, including returning kicker Andrew Ritter, who posted a 4.0 for the year. Other notable returnees for the 2013 campaign on the honor roll include Pierce Burton, two-time All-SEC punter Tyler Campbell, D.T. Shackelford, Evan Swindall and Jaylen Walton.
Softball posted a 3.22 GPA with more than 50 percent of the team on the honor roll including recent graduate Brittany Broome with a 4.0. The entire rifle team earned Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association All-Academic Honors, including recent graduate Kim Coffey and junior Abbey Stanec, who led the team with a 3.89 GPA in the spring.
Men’s and women's track and field combined for 34 student-athletes on the honor roll, including Kelsey Breathitt, Sofia Hellberg Jonsen, Amy McCrory, Jonathan Redding, Bradley Shields, and Kayleigh Skinner with 4.0s. Isiah Young (SEC 200 Meter Champion and Runner of the Year) and the nation’s top-ranked pole vaulter, Sam Kendricks, also made the honor roll.
Soccer posted its highest GPA in 10 years with a 3.57 and 95 percent of the team making the honor roll, including Sydney Eddy, Erin Emerson, Jessica Hiskey, Rafaelle Souza and Georgia Russell with 4.0s. Souza was the SEC Co-Scholar-Athlete of the year for soccer and was named to the Capital One All-District Team. Volleyball had five make the honor roll, including recent graduate Amanda Philpot with a 3.74 GPA.
Men’s and women’s basketball combined for five on the honor roll including Ole Miss Hall of Fame inductee Maggie McFerrin, All-SEC honoree Valencia McFarland and Terry Brutus from the SEC Tournament Champion men.
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