OXFORD, Miss. – 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 another successful spring in the classroom for the Rebels with 172 student-athletes making one of three honor rolls. In addition, 60 student-athletes earned their degrees.
Forty-six percent of the student-athlete population made a 3.0 or higher grade point average, while 20 recorded a perfect 4.0. Soccer led the way with a 3.60 team grade point average and men’s golf had the highest among men’s sports with a 3.45.
“Our student-athletes have achieved the highest overall GPA for fall and spring combined in recorded history,” said senior associate athletics director Derek Cowherd. “This includes over 10 years of grade data. We are so very proud of their success but know we have some room to grow. Our academic programs on this campus are highly competitive as are our students.”
Football had 11 graduates, three of which earned their master’s degrees, including Tyler Campbell and Andrew Ritter.
Soccer had an outstanding year on and off the pitch. In addition to hosting the first round of the NCAA Championships, senior Rafaelle Souza was named a Capital One Academic All-American and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Men’s golf had nine of 10 players make a 3.00 GPA or better, including another 4.0 from Forrest Gamble, who made the Capital One Academic All-District VI Team. This past spring, he was inducted to the Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies. Women’s golf boasted four players with a 4.00 GPA, including Stani Schiavone, who was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Taylor Medalist Kathryn Fowler, who graduated with honors.
The entire women’s tennis team (3.47) finished with a 3.00 or better for the second consecutive semester, including Caroline Rohde-Moe, who posted a 4.00 for the fourth straight semester, and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team. She graduated with honors in Managerial Finance and Economics and received a Taylor Medal, while helping lead the Rebels to their sixth consecutive NCAA appearance.
Men’s tennis posted a 3.30 cumulative GPA led by Capital One Academic All-All-American Johan Backstrom, who recorded a 4.0 and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He helped lead the Rebels to their 21st consecutive NCAA appearance and clinched the first round win over Northwestern.
While winning the SEC West and advancing to the CWS for the first time under head coach Mike Bianco, the diamond Rebels posted another solid semester in the classroom led by graduates Will Allen, Austin Blunt, John Gatlin and Jeremy Massie.
Men’s basketball notched its highest team GPA in recorded history with eight players earning personal best GPAs. Dwight Coleby, who played in 28 games for the Rebels, posted a 3.94, while Ladarius White had a 3.57 and Jarvis Summers a 3.34.
On the women’s basketball team, two-time All-SEC honoree Valencia McFarland graduated with a 3.16, while Gracie Frizzell posted a 3.70 this past spring.
Rifle had five of eight players on the honor roll, including freshman Ali Weisz. Weisz had an all-around successful year, becoming the first freshman to earn GARC All-Conference honors and qualify for the NCAA Championships in addition to posting a cumulative GPA of 3.84.
Women’s track and field had 25 make the honor roll, which is the highest number for the team for the second straight semester. The men placed 17 on the honor roll, including three with a 4.00.
Eight members of the volleyball team made the honor roll including Aubrey Edie, Rachael McLamore and Melanie Crow on the Chancellor’s honor roll. The Rebels just returned from an 11-day trip to Europe where they finished 6-1 in matches and explored different cultures.
Ten players from softball achieved academic success, including NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes Allison Brown, Alyssa Invergo and Londen Ladner.
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