53 Drury student-athletes earn GLVC Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence Awards

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Drury University had 53 student-athletes earn a Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence Award from the Great Lakes Valley Conference for their work in the classroom during their collegiate career.
The GLVC Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence Award recipients exemplifies the outstanding student-athletes in the conference. Each honoree has exhausted their eligibility in the intercollegiate sport in which they participated and maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average throughout their academic career.
In addition, to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must have competed in the GLVC for a minimum of two years and completed 96 credit hours.
17 different Drury sports competing in the GLVC had student-athletes on the list. Drury’s baseball team featured nine, while the women’s swimming & diving team had eight make the list.
Two Drury student-athletes graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. Graham Wells from swimming & diving and a Finance major, and Colten Johnson, a track & field athlete majoring in Management, both posted 4.0 GPA’s for their career.
Drury Athletics has featured 248 Academic Excellence Award winners in the last eight years.
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  
Wed., June 22: 36 DU student-athletes named Brother Gaffney Distinguished Scholars
Drury’s Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence Award winners
Austin Anderson Baseball, Drury
Bryce Boswell, Baseball, Drury
Nikko Calabro, Baseball, Drury
Colby Childs, Baseball, Drury
Austin Fennewald, Baseball, Drury
Aaron Mann, Baseball, Drury
Logan Pittman, Baseball, Drury
Brandt Schaffitzel, Baseball, Drury
Tom Tewes, Baseball, Drury
Asa Hutchinson, Men’s Basketball, Drury
Obi Okafor, Men’s Basketball, Drury
Liam Lynch, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury
Luke Wegenka, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury
Tony Brandt, Men’s Golf, Drury
Manny Zorrilla Baquero, Men’s Golf, Drury
Aaron Dowsett, Men’s Soccer, Drury
Cole Sutton, Men’s Soccer, Drury
Alex Bowen, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Daniel Brinck, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
James Brown, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Andrew Rodriguez, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Ean Vandergraaf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Ahmed Wahby, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Graham Wells, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Mark Belk, Men’s Tennis, Drury
Colten Johnson, Men’s Track & Field, Drury
Jalen Shaw, Men’s Track & Field, Drury
Chris Hansen, Wrestling, Drury
Kaitlyn Baird, Women’s Basketball, Drury
Payton Richards, Women’s Basketball, Drury
Claire McCune, Women’s Cross Country, Drury
Katie McCune, Women’s Cross Country, Drury
Jayme-Sue Vermaas, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury
Ellie Cobb, Women’s Golf, Drury
Sarah Franks, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Brinn Cooper, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Lindsey Lee, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Mackenzie Serrano, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Abby Street, Women’s Soccer, Drury
Camryn BeDell, Softball, Drury
Gena Kulberg, Softball, Drury
Alyssa Moore, Softball, Drury
Mackenzie Weiberg, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Marina Amorim, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Lexi Basler, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Bec Cross, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Laura Pareja, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Karianne Reinertsen, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Ellie Shell, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Allison Weber, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Drury
Haley Heavner, Women’s Track & Field, Drury
Taylor Forth, Volleyball, Drury
Makina Wratten, Volleyball, Drury

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