January 16, 2013

Islanders Place 30 on Southland Conference Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll

FRISCO, Texas – The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Department of Athletics placed 30 student-athletes on the 2012 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll, tying an all-time high for the program in school history. A student-athlete must earn at least a 3.0 GPA during the preceding fall semester to qualify for the honor. The honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and volleyball.

“We’re happy that our student-athletes put forth another strong semester in the classroom,” Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. “Our cross country and volleyball teams have traditionally been consistent performers away from the athletic arena, and we’re proud of their accomplishments.”

Leading the way for the Islanders are six athletes with a 4.0 GPA, including four members of the women’s cross country team. Kayla Fischer, Vanessa Galindo, Paola Perez and Alexandria Rossi earned 4.0 GPAs during the fall for the women’s cross country team, while Logen Bourque and Micah Nolan also had perfect GPAs during the previous semester.

The women’s cross country team led the way with a total of 11 athletes earning the honor, with men’s cross country following at 10 and volleyball rounding out the list with nine. In addition to Fischer, Galindo, Perez and Rossi, Breanna Briggs, Jasmine Boutte, Ashley Mills, Regina Salinas, Shelby Polasek, Teresa Tauriello and Samantha Hardin made it for the women’s cross country team.

On the men’s side, Philipp Barr, Valentinas Rudys, Justin Adame, Julian Pfeiffer, Adrian Marquez, Abel Koskey, Paul Hansel, Bryce Johnston, Brandon Lacy and Christoph Hintz scored above a 3.0 GPA in the fall of 2012.

The volleyball team also placed Morgan Brubaker, Ashley Phelps, Brianna Brink, Courtney Hall, Tyger Holt, Ivy Baresh and Sarah Sanchez on the list of honorees.

The department showed no signs of regression, matching the all-time high of 30 set just last year during the fall semester of 2011 to make Islanders history. The department as a whole continues to strive for excellence in all areas, both on and off the field.

The Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll acknowledges participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll is released within 30 days at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters, recognizing student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA. Student-athletes, nominated by their respective academic advisors, must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs.

 

Philipp Baar

So.

3.60

M Cross Country

Business Management

Schwerin, Germany

Valentinas Rudys

So.

3.56

M Cross Country

Economics

Vilnius, Lithuania

Justin Adame

Jr.

3.47

M Cross Country

Biomedical Sciences

Corpus Christi, Texas

Julian Pfeiffer

So.

3.43

M Cross Country

Environmental Sciences

Diez, Germany

Adrian Marquez

Sr.

3.40

M Cross Country

Health Sciences

Hutchinson, Kan.

Abel Koskey

So.

3.38

M Cross Country

Health Sciences

Eldoret, Kenya

Paul Hansel

So.

3.29

M Cross Country

Environmental Sciences

Victoria, Texas

Bryce Johnston

So.

3.20

M Cross Country

Communications

Gunnison, Colo.

Brandon Lacy

So.

3.13

M Cross Country

Kinesiology

San Antonio, Texas

Christoph Hintz

So.

3.00

M Cross Country

Mechanical Engineering

Schwerin, Germany

Logen Bourque

Jr.

4.00

Volleyball

Interdisciplinary Studies

Houston, Texas

Micah Nolan

Jr.

4.00

Volleyball

Interdisciplinary Studies

Amarillo, Texas

Morgan Brubaker

Fr.

3.81

Volleyball

Business Management

San Antonio, Texas

Ashley Phelps

So.

3.75

Volleyball

Communications

Conifer, Colo.

Brianna Brink

So.

3.56

Volleyball

Psychology

Corona, Calif.

Courtney Hall

Fr.

3.42

Volleyball

Biology

Austin, Texas

Tyger Holt

Fr.

3.36

Volleyball

Biomedical Sciences

Victoria, Canada

Ivy Baresh

Fr.

3.31

Volleyball

Kinesiology

Arlington, Texas

Sarah Sanchez

Jr.

3.25

Volleyball

Kinesiology

The Woodlands, Texas

Kayla Fischer

So.

4.00

W Cross Country

English

Katy, Texas

Vanessa Galindo

So.

4.00

W Cross Country

Kinesiology

Del Rio, Texas

Paola Perez

Fr.

4.00

W Cross Country

Biomedical Sciences

Corpus Christi, Texas

Alexandria Rossi

So.

4.00

W Cross Country

Kinesiology

Corpus Christi, Texas

Breanna Briggs

Sr.

3.77

W Cross Country

Kinesiology

Wasmego, Kan.

Jasmine Boutte

So.

3.73

W Cross Country

Environmental Science

Long Branch, N.J.

Regina Salinas

Fr.

3.54

W Cross Country

Political Science

Corpus Christi, Texas

Shelby Polasek

So.

3.40

W Cross Country

Finance

Reno, Nev.

Teresa Tauriello

So.

3.31

W Cross Country

Nursing

Katy, Texas

Samantha Hardin

Fr.

3.13

W Cross Country

Chemistry

Montgomery, Texas

Ashley Mills

Fr.

3.10

W Cross Country

Kinesiology

Kingwood, Texas