MELBOURNE, Fla. – A record 1,142 student-athletes are named to the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll, announced Friday by Commissioner Ed Pasque. A total of 177 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average for the semester.
The University of Tampa placed a total of 129 student-athletes on the list, including 15 who achieved a perfect 4.0 GA during their respective playing season.
This spring's numbers break the previous SSC Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll records of 1,039 student-athletes honored and 168 perfect grade-point averages, which were set in 2016.
To be eligible for the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade- point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, women's rowing, baseball, and softball are eligible for the spring honor roll.
Having won 102 Division II National Championships, the SSC's student-athletes have also proven to be successful in the classroom. For the seventh consecutive year, the SSC boasts an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent. The mark ranks first among all NCAA Division II conferences.
Sunshine State Conference provisional members, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Palm Beach Atlantic University, had a combined 143 student-athletes who met the standard for the Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Following is a list of University of Tampa student-athletes who were honored as members of the SSC Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Baseball (9) – Drew Burkhart, Adrian Chacon, Kyle Cotilletta, Nick DeTringo, Jordan Leasure, Cody Martin, Ricky Negron, Laz Rivera, Colton Widdows
Men's Basketball (2) – Marcelo Ruediger, John Whitaker
Women's Basketball (11) – Elena de Alfredo, Griffin Dempsey, Molly Franson, Jenny Horvatinovic (4.0), Karma Jeremie (4.0), Emma Karamovic, Teresa Kucera, Sarah Logar, Morgan Lumb, Faith Sanders, Rachel Warden (4.0)
Men's Golf (5) – Nick DiMarco, Thomas Labbe, Patrick Montagnino, Danny Syring, Myles Wharram
Women's Golf (6) – Sophia Cadavid, Hanna Grevelius, Lauren Fantaroni, Katelin Lawson, Kiira Riihijarvi, Jess Wild
Men's Lacrosse (18) – Nick Borodiak, Sean Herdman, Marty Heyn, Michael Lucchesi, Noah Menendez (4.0), John Murret, Mike O'Connor, Alex Patton, Gavin Perry, Ryan Podlovits, Luke Posner, James Pugliese, Luke Robideaux, Dalton Sierra, Jack Tyrrell, Hunter Van Horn, Bryan Wright, Conor Whipple
Women's Lacrosse (19) – Jaime Austin (4.0), Natalie Carraway, Abby Coccagna, Caroline Forester, Kristin Frizol, Maggie Gladden, McKenzie Hackett (4.0), Garlyn Henderson, Paige Johnson, Allie Popelar, Amanda Rom (4.0), Alexa Scudillo, Megan Sengelmann, Emily Stevenson, Claire Swanson, Shannon Sweeney, Carly Vaccaro, Amanda Voges, Mallary Weinsz
Rowing (17) – Cassie Bricker, Rachel Cacace (4.0), Mary Duethman, Maxie-Lew Dunn, Daniela Espinosa, Abbie Heupel, Sydney Kramer, Kim Laguatan (4.0), Bridget Maxwell, Alexandria Medico, Maddie Merz (4.0), Stephanie Pascual, Taylor Pecci (4.0), Dominique Rocheford, Sara Staats, Samantha Stewart, Hanna Vernetti (4.0)
Softball (12) – Kailee Clark, Cristina Clauberg, Maddie Farrell, Rachael Foote, Kelsey Humphrey, Savannah Jerkins, Samantha Kaye (4.0), Lori Kostecka, Erica Matich (4.0), Lauren Pascoe, Brooke Stiles, Breanna Taphouse
Men's Swimming (12) – Marc-Olivier Caron (4.0), Martin Hammer, Forrest Lundy, Tomas Manso-Fraga (4.0), Bryan Mattingly, Victor Philaire, Tommy Reminger, Dominic Russo, Brett Saunders (4.0), Austin Simpson, Nick Stoski, Taylor Whitesel
Women's Swimming (13) – Allison Chandler, Marisa Barton, Brittany Bayes, Catherine Bayes, Page Fox, Nelly Hansson, Aubrey Hillborn, Victoria Horsman, Sarah Mandis, Courtney Markle, Chelsea Miller, McKenzie Street, Megan Waddell
Tennis (5) – Danielle Beyes, Caroline Lozo, Bella Nabers, Gianna Pinasco, Ava Sowell
FULL LISTING: 2017 Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll. (pdf)