Blinn names record 102 students to athletic director’s honor roll

Blinn College named a record 102 student-athletes to the Fall 2012 Don Wilhelm Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Athletic Director Scott Schumacher announced today.

To be eligible, student-athletes must post a 3.0 or better grade point average and pass a minimum of 12 credit hours. In all, 42.5 percent of Blinn athletes qualified for the honor roll.

Volleyball player Victoria Estrada, men's basketball player Jefferson Ocoro, baseball players McCullen Gassaway and Kyle Mueller, dancer Katelyn Ledbetter and cheerleaders Anthony Antonelli, Ilyssa Carrizales, Leslie Hilburn, Alyson Johnson and Patrick Sullivan each earned perfect 4.0 GPAs.

The baseball team posted 22 players to the honor roll, followed by the cheer team with 15 and football with 12. The volleyball team posted the highest team GPA with a 3.34.

"Our athletic department and coaches are very proud of the athletes who have put in the extra effort to succeed both on the field and in the classroom," Schumacher said. "To balance the demands of elite athletic competition with the high expectations Blinn College has for all its students is an achievement worthy of the highest praise we can offer."

The honor roll is named after former Blinn athletic director Don Wilhelm, an NJCAA Hall of Famer who served the College for 10 years.

Here are the Fall 2012 honor roll student-athletes:

 

FOOTBALL (12)

Klartel Claridy, Daniel Clemons, Ronald Fuller, Kiel Heidman, Spencer Ince, Jonathon Johnson, Kaylon Melancon, Clinton Moronko, Tyler Orwig, Kurt Walker, Donovan Williams, Demetrius Woodard

VOLLEYBALL (8)

Dylan Dean, Molly Duge, Victoria Estrada, Kimberly Landry, Evely Macedo, Celeste Ramirez, Tyanna Roy, Danielle Schultz

MEN'S BASKETBALL (11)

Marshall Bennett, Macari Brooks, Darrell Combs, Kedall Deveaux, Terrell Guy, Oswinn Hines, Donald Moore, Jefferson Ocoro, Rontrell Randall, Martaveous Smith, Rashaun Stimage

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9)

Fatima Adams, Jade Castille, Adriane Davis, Danielle Espinoza, Audrisa Harrison, Darrecia Johnson, Amari Jones, Jazzmin Parker, Aarika Reyna

BASEBALL (22)

Dillon Becker, Ryan Bielitz, Nolan Brown, Holden Cammack, Taylor Cobb, Tyler Coker, Tyler Day, Robert Dickey, Colin Fry, Taylor Galvan, Josh Garza, McCullen Gassaway, Zach McCown, Brandon Montalvo, Kyle Mueller, J.C. Neighbors, Trent Rape, Kevin Santana, Hayden Vesely, Michael Vielma, Blake Whitter, Weston Wick

SOFTBALL (9)

Allison Artz, Tara Bowers, Katie Castillon, Taylor Guidry, Christa Hartnett, Tiffani McKnight, Shelbe Sterling, Sydney Wellmann, MacKinsey Yoes

CHEER (15)

Caroline Andrews, Anthony Antonelli, Christina Belodere, Ilyssa Carrizales, Tabitha Collins, Cheyenne Frazier, Leslie Hilburn, Alyson Johnson, Savannah Kale, Sam Matlock, Doug McCoy, Chelsie Newbern, Emily Peck, Patrick Sullivan, Amanda Thurman

DANCE (8)

Sarah Bailey, Paige Beyer, Savannah King, Katelyn Ledbetter, Ashlee Lindemann, Megan Manson, Briette Moser, Alysson Woytek

MANAGERS (4)

Paige Livingston, William Nowlin, Stacey Strickland, Andrew White

TRAINERS (4)

Keioshia Baynes, Brennon Gurley, Nazareth Harmon, Ashley Weir