ST. LOUIS – A group of 175 Missouri State student-athletes are among an elite crop of Missouri Valley Conference competitors announced Thursday to the 2021-22 MVC Honor Roll.
Conference-wide, 126 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award, including nine from Missouri State: Cam Cratic (baseball), Abby Cavaiani (women’s golf), Sierra Fury (women’s soccer), Olivia Krehbiel (softball), Payton Minnis (softball), Hailey Rissinger (women’s swimming), Alex Thorson (women’s swimming), Mara Presot (women’s tennis) and Rachel Lacey (women’s track and field).
The President’s Council Academic Excellence Award which requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through the spring 2019 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.
Likewise, 47 Bears earned the prestigious Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award. There were a total of 783 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 (4): Drake Baldwin, Cam Cratic, Mason Hull, Spencer Nivens.
- Men’s Soccer (4): Aadne Bruseth, Jack Denton, Giacomo Sala, Kian Yari.
- Women’s Basketball (3): Abby Hipp, Sydney Manning, Sydney Wilson Women’s Basketball.
- Women’s Golf (4): Allison Bray, Abby Cavaiani, Brooke Newell, Kayla Pfitzner.
- Women’s Soccer (10): Maddie Augustine, Alyssa Buchheit, Abby Couch, Camielle Day, Anna Durnin, Sierra Fury, Jade Loftness, Katie Montgomery, Hannah Peterson, Carly Raunig.
- Softball (6): Olivia Krehbiel, Payton Minnis, Daphne Plummer, Skyler Shaw, Jacie Taber, Kat Taylor.
- Women’s Swimming & Diving (9): Jordan Boyce, Ainsley Krug, Chloe Nelson, Alessia Puleo, Hailey Rissinger, Samantha Roemer, Kelly Sego, Alex Thorson, Jordan Wenner.
- Women’s Tennis (2): Mary Houston, Mara Presot.
- Women’s Track & Field (1): Olivia Richards.
- Volleyball (4): Alyssa Doucette, Lindsay Lahr, Emelie Orlando, Katie Wemhoener.
The Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll was also announced with 175 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 2021 and spring 2022), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have been enrolled full time during the term they earned the honor.
Missouri State honorees on the MVC Honor Roll are (by sport):
- Baseball (16): Drake Baldwin, Cam Cratic, Will Duff, Mason Hull, Walker Jenkins, Kaden Joggerst, Parker Johnson, Reece Lang, Adam Link, Jake McMahill, Hayden Moore, Spencer Nivens, Riyan Rodriguez, Liam Stumpf, Drew Townsend, Jared Viertel.
- Men’s Basketball (4): Raphe Ayres, Melvyn Ebonkoli, Isaac Haney, Keaton Hervey.
- Men’s Golf (5): Eric Byun, Crimson Callahan, Max Kreikemeier, Alex Locke, Eric Schuessler.
- Men’s Soccer (20): Jesus Barea, Charlie Bell, Aadne Bruseth, Pascal Corvino, Lorenzo Dentale, Jack Denton, Lewis Green, Larsen Hackworth, Zack Hargreaves, Matt Jones, Jon Koka, Will Lowry, Nicolo Mulatero, Daniel Normann, Michael Peck, Giacomo Sala, Tom Singhgolden, Harry Townsend, Kian Yari, Vinzent Zingel.
- Women’s Basketball (8): Mya Bhinhar, Lindsey Byers, Brice Calip, Jennifer Ezeh, Abby Hipp, Sydney Manning, Mariah White, Sydney Wilson.
- Women’s Golf (8): Helena Bel, Allison Bray, Abby Cavaiani, Faith Hopkins, Arielle Keating, Brooke Newell, Kayla Pfitzner, Johanna Wollenhaupt.
- Women’s Soccer (24): Jenna Anderson, Iraia Arrue, Maddie Augustine, Jacqueline Baetz, Kaeli Benedict, Alyssa Buchheit, Isabel Burke, Abby Couch, Camielle Day, Anna Durnin, Sierra Fury, Eydis Helgadottir, Emma Hensley, Kyli Jackson, Jade Loftness, Genevieve McIntyre, Katie Montgomery, Grace O’Keefe, Ingrid Perkins, Hannah Peterson, Kara Privitera, Carly Raunig, Brynna Rutherford, Riley Sherron.
- Softball (17): Alex Boze, Mckayla Carney, Mackenzie Chacon, Kim DeBold, Kenzie Derryberry, Steffany Dickerson, Olivia Krehbiel, Kelsie Lewis, Meagan McCorkell, Chloe Merced, Payton Minnis, Daphne Plummer, Skyler Shaw, Jacie Taber, Kat Taylor, McKenzie Vaughan, Tess Weakly.
- Women’s Swimming & Diving (26): Adriana Avila, Grace Beahan, Kelsey Boyce, Jordan Boyce, Sierra Brannan, Lily Despain, Kellie Fischer, Megan Fraley, Ashlie German, Emma Haugland-Mackey, Cabrini Johnson, Ainsley Krug, Paige Lenahan, Sira Limbu, Anna Miller, Chloe Nelson, Alessia Puleo, Hailey Rissinger, Samantha Roemer, Kelly Sego, Karli Sewell, Courtney Stanbury, Alex Thorson, Jordan Wenner, Ulyana Zubina, Yuliya Zubina.
- Women’s Tennis (6): Mary Houston, Sandra Lukacova, Kate Miley, Alyson Piskulic, Mara Presot, Juliette Robinson.
- Women’s Track & Field (26): Kate Anderson, Natalie Clayton, Edna Dar, Tamia Emerson, Rochelle Etienne, Kylie Ghormley, Carly Hendrickson, Calandra Henry, Victory Ifah, Mackenzie Ihasz, Brooke Jenkins, Lillie Kaempfe, Katie Kamies, Rachel Lacey, Anna Lombardo, Riley Lourens, Mary Margaret Harris, Claudrice Mckoy, Madison Meredith, Charity Obazughanmwen, Shelby Palmer, Olivia Richards, Ashley Rolewicz, Blair Sebastian, Kayla Voelker, Sierra Williams.
- Volleyball (15): Deja Bickers, Maddy Bushnell, Alyssa Doucette, Amelia Flynn, Iva Halacheva, Josie Halbleib, Manuela Ibarguen, Treva Kennedy, Lindsay Lahr, Holly Luginbill, Emelie Orlando, Kate Owen, Morgan Sprague, Natalie Thomas, Katie Wemhoene.