36 DU student-athletes named Brother James Gaffney Distinguished Scholars

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury Athletics had 36 student-athletes named Brother James Gaffney Distinguished Scholars by the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Named after Brother James Gaffney FSC, the former President of Lewis University for more than 27 years and two-term Chair of the GLVC Council of Presidents, the award is presented annually to student-athletes competing in GLVC-sponsored sports who achieve a 4.0-grade point average during the academic year.
Drury’s total of 36 Gaffney award winners is a department record and tops the previous high total of 35 set in 2019-20.  Last year, 32 student-athletes received the honor.
Eight Drury student-athletes are repeat Gaffney Distinguished Scholar recipients, including Isaac Ammann (baseball), Luke Wegenka (men’s cross country, track & field), Jeremy Coen (men’s soccer), Jacob Schmidt (men’s soccer), Graham Wells (men’s swimming & diving), Tucker Caswell (wrestling), Sydney Horton (women’s bowling), and Ashley McCullough (women’s soccer).
Full GLVC news release
The GLVC is announcing its 2021-22 academic awards throughout the week:
Mon., June 20: Team Academic awards
Tue., June 21: Drury with 275 named Academic All-GLVC  
Drury’s Brother Gaffney Award Winners
Isaac Ammann, Baseball, Drury
Bryce Boswell, Baseball, Drury
Zach McKinnis, Baseball, Drury
Tom Tewes, Baseball, Drury
Asa Hutchinson, Men’s Basketball, Drury
Luke Wegenka, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury
Tony Brandt, Men’s Golf, Drury
Jeremy Coen, Men’s Soccer, Drury
Dillon Holesapple, Men’s Soccer, Drury
Jacob Schmidt, Men’s Soccer, Drury
Mitch Stephens, Men’s Soccer, Drury
Graham Wells, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Tal Cohen, Men’s Tennis, Drury
Jip de Buck, Men’s Tennis, Drury
Tucker Caswell, Wrestling, Drury
Riley McCall, Wrestling, Drury
Owian Ulven, Wrestling, Drury
Sydney Horton, Women’s Bowling, Drury
Isabella Hill, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury
Alexis Workman, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury
Abby Howard, Women’s Golf, Drury
Chloe Cash, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Sarah Franks, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Ashley McCulloch, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Natalie Morgan, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Ava Scott, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Mackenzie Serrano, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Rianna Wenzel, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Julie Berger, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Bec Cross, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Kirsten Lee, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Kia Moerk, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Karianne Reinertsen, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Mackenzie Wieberg, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Kseniia Eremina, Women’s Tennis, Drury
Ali Jansen, Volleyball, Drury

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