Missouri Valley Academic Accolades Announced for 2020-21

ST. LOUIS – A group of over 150 Missouri State University student-athletes are among an elite crop of Missouri Valley Conference competitors announced Thursday to the 2020-21 MVC Honor Roll.
 
Conference-wide, 110 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award, including 12 from Missouri State:
 
Allee Armitage (women’s swimming & diving), Jasmine Crawford (women’s track & field),  Michael Creek (men’s soccer),  Jordan Eickelman (women’s soccer), Abby Hipp (women’s basketball), Claire Martin (women’s tennis), Shelby Palmer (women’s track & field), Tarah Phongsavath (women’s soccer), Elle Ruffridge (women’s basketball), Emma Skornia (women’s soccer), Carolyn Stock (softball), and Lily van Biljon (women’s swimming & diving).
 
The President’s Council Academic Excellence Award which requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through the spring 2021 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.
 
Likewise, 63 Bears earned the prestigious Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award. There were a total of 894 student-athletes in the MVC who earned this honor which requires a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics a minimum of two years.
 
Missouri State honorees on the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award list are (by sport):
 

  • Baseball (5): Drake Baldwin, Forrest Barnes, Logan Geha, David Senn, Ben Whetstone.
  • Men’s Golf (2): Lukas McCalla, Chris Obert.
  • Men’s Soccer (8): Aadne Bruseth, Michael Creek, Jack Denton, Kyle Hiebert, Sam Joyce, Giacomo Sala, Nicolas Torres, Kian Yari.
  • Women’s Basketball (2): Abby Hipp, Elle Ruffridge.
  • Women’s Golf (2): Abby Cavaiani, Johanna Wollenhaupt.
  • Women’s Soccer (9): Maddie Augustine, Jordan Eickelman, Sierra Fury, Anna Durnin, Kyli Jackson, Jade Loftness, Kaitlin Maxwell, Lexi Palacio, Emma Skornia.
  • Softball (7): Darian Frost, Olivia Krehbiel, Kelly Metter, Payton Minnis, Carolyn Stock, Jacie Taber, Kat Taylor.
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving (7): Allee Armitage, Jordan Boyce, Madison Brown, Anna Miller, Chloe Nelson, Alex Thorson, Lily van Biljon.
  • Women’s Tennis (6): Ellie Burger, Alye Darter, Claire Martin, Alyson Piskulic, Mara Presot, Taylor Shaw.
  • Women’s Track & Field (15): Grace Breiten, Natalie Clayton, Karissa Coble, Jasmine Crawford, Edna Dar, Rochelle Etienne, Emily Graham, Carly Hendrickson, Rachel Lacey, Shelby Palmer, Olivia Richards, Taylor Richey, Ashley Rolewicz, Sierra Williams, Erica Wollmering.
  • Volleyball (5): Brooklyn Cink, Alyssa Doucette, Amelia Flynn, Mary O’Brien, Emelie Orlando.

 
The Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll was also announced with 165 Missouri State student-athletes earning accolades for classroom excellence. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (fall 2018 and spring 2019), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have been enrolled full time during the term they earned the honor. Approximately 2,000 student-athletes across the Missouri Valley Conference achieved this distinction.
 
Missouri State honorees on the MVC Honor Roll are (by sport):
 

  • Baseball (18): Drake Baldwin, Forrest Barnes, Noah Burkey, Cam Cratic, Ben Cruikshank, Jack Duffy, Logan Geha, Cole Hill, Mason Hull, Blake Mozley, Spencer Nivens, Cole Robinson, Cole Schroeder, David Senn, Beau Stuckey, Ben Whetstone, Landen Wood, Greg Ziegler.
  • Men’s Basketball (2): Spencer Brown, Darian Scott.
  • Men’s Golf (5): Eric Byun, Carter Lee, Lukas McCalla, Chris Obert, Eric Schuessler.
  • Men’s Soccer (19): Jesus Barea, Adrian Barosen, Aadne Bruseth, Michael Creek, Lorenzo Dentale, Jack Denton, Sean Green, Kyle Hiebert, Sam Joyce, Mattis Koch, Jon Koka, Connor Langan, Nicolo Mulatero, Sam Ottley, Giacomo Sala, Greg Stratton, Miguel Tome, Nicolas Torres, Kian Yari.
  • Women’s Basketball (10): Mya Bhinhar, Brice Calip, Emily Gartner, Abby Hipp, Trinity Knapp, Sydney Manning, Paige Rocca, Elle Ruffridge, Sydney Wilson, Dani Winslow.
  • Women’s Golf (6): Allison Bray, Abby Cavaiani, Faith Hopkins, Kayla Pfitzner, Bridget Schulte, Johanna Wollenhaupt.
  • Women’s Soccer (24): Maddie Augustine, Jacqueline Baetz, Bella Bryson, Alyssa Buchheit, Abby Couch, Camielle Day, Anna Durnin, Jordan Eickelman, Sierra Fury, Emma Hensley, Kyli Jackson, Jade Loftness, Kaitlin Maxwell, Katherine Montgomery, Kennady Orlick, Lexi Palacio, Ingrid Perkins, Hannah Peterson, Kara Privitera, Carly Raunig, Emma Skornia, Kate Schroeder, Riley Sherron, Eyglo Thorsteinsdottir.
  • Softball (18): Alex Boze, Steffany Dickerson, Darian Frost, Gracie Johnston, Olivia Krehbiel, Kelsie Lewis, Meagan McCorkell, Kelly Metter, Payton Minnis, Annie Mueller, Madison Orr, Daphne Plummer, Skyler Shaw, Carolyn Stock, Jacie Taber, Kat Taylor, Ashton Thomas, Tess Weakly.
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving (21): Allee Armitage, Grace Beahan, Jordan Boyce, Madison Brown, Kellie Fischer, Cabrini Johnson, Ainsley Krug, Anna Lucas, Anna Miller, Chloe Nelson, Dayana Popa, Alessia Puleo, Sydney Radloff, Hailey Rissinger, Samantha Roemer, Kelly Sego, Karli Sewell, Alex Thorson, Lily van Biljon, Jordan Wenner, Ashley Yarbrough.
  • Women’s Tennis (10): Brooke Buehler, Ellie Burger, Alye Darter, Mary Houston, Claire Martin, Tiffani Nash, Alyson Piskulic, Mara Presot, Taylor Shaw, Hana Sisirak.
  • Women’s Track & Field (21): Kate Anderson, Grace Breiten, Karissa Coble, Natalie Clayton, Jasmine Crawford, Edna Dar, Rochelle Etienne, Emily Graham, Hayden Gray, Carly Hendrickson, Calandra Henry, Lillie Kaempfe, Rachel Lacey, Madison Meredith, Shayla Muldrow, Shelby Palmer, Olivia Richards, Taylor Richey, Ashley Rolewicz, Sierra Williams, Erica Wollmering.
  • Volleyball (11): Brooklyn Cink, Alyssa Doucette, Amelia Flynn, Lindsay Lahr, Holly Luginbill, Mary O’Brien, Emelie Orlando, Caly Otec, Natalie Thomas, Leah Vokolek, Katie Wemhoener.

 
The Missouri Valley Conference honors do not include the sports of football, men’s swimming & diving, or beach volleyball.
 

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