MELBOURNE, Fla. – A record 1,042 student-athletes were named to the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll, announced Wednesday, June 29 by Commissioner Ed Pasque.
The University of Tampa placed 118 student-athletes on the honor roll, including three with a perfect 4.0 GPA. A total of 168 SSC student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average for the semester.
This spring's honor roll numbers break the previous records of 1,025 student-athletes honored and 149 with perfect grade-point averages set in 2015.
UT was led by women's lacrosse, who had 21 student-athletes named to the honor roll. Men's lacrosse followed with 19, as men's swimming (15), baseball (12), women's swimming (12), rowing (10), women's basketball (8), men's golf (6), women's golf (6), softball (5), tennis (3) and men's basketball (1) each had selections.
Overall, baseball yielded the most honorees for the Spring with 151. Women's Swimming was the top sport for 4.00's with 28 student-athletes achieving perfection.
To be eligible for the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, rowing, baseball, softball,and men's and women's lacrosse were eligible for the spring honor roll.
Having won 99 Division II National Championships, the SSC's student-athletes have proven to be successful in the classroom. For the sixth consecutive year, the SSC boasts an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent, a mark that ranks second among all NCAA Division II conferences.
Sunshine State Conference provisional members, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Palm Beach Atlantic University, had a combined 115 student-athletes who met the standard for the Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Following is a list of UT student-athletes named to the 2016 SSC Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Baseball (12) – Conner Andrews, Michael Calkins, Adrian Chacon, Vin Cosenzo, Kyle Cotiletta, Cody deNoyelles, Chris Gaffney, Michael Kleinman, Trey Oest, Mitchell Preston, Kasey Radke, Chris Rubin
Men's Basketball (1) – Matt Johnson
Women's Basketball (8) – Juliana Cavallaro, Elena deAlfredo (4.0), Diamond Douglas, Jenny Horvatinovic, Karma Jeremie, Teresa Kucera, Candace Martino, Ellen Nurmi
Men's Golf (6) – Jacques Celestino, Grant Heelan, Bobby Ray, Zach Schuster, Jason Steele, Danny Syring
Women's Golf (6) – Fatin Amin, Hanna Grevelius, Alyssa Morahan, Allison Nill, Grace Marie Schian, Jess Wild
Men's Lacrosse (19) – Nate Bleckley, Thomas Brill, Greg Browne, Vaughn Butler, Shane Giunta, Marty Heyn, Jacob Kaiser, Joey Lucchesi, Michael Lucchesi, Noah Menendez, Kenny Nelson, Michael O'Connor, Ryan Podlovits, Luke Posner, Luke Robideaux, Jake Schmidt, Dalton Sierra, Jack Tyrrell, Conor Whipple
Women's Lacrosse (21) – Jaime Austin, Emilie Barbosa, Abby Coccagna, Rachel Crawford, Paige DiGiglio, Madison Ewing, Lauren Ferguson, Caroline Forrester, Juliana Galan, Caili Guilday, Garlyn Henderson, Liz Kramer, Vala Molamusa, Amanda Parker, Allie Popelar (4.0), Brittney Pulliam, Amanda Rom, Megan Sengelmann, Emily Stevenson, Shannon Sweeney, Katie Yockman
Rowing (10) – Izzy Donabed, Mary Grace Duethman, Maxie-Lew Dunn, Meagan Hoffman, Brittany Kleiman, Taylor Pecci, Rhianna Seferian, Sara Staats, Erin Townsend, Karen Weiner
Softball (5) – Cristina Clauberg, Rachael Foote, Laurie Kostecka, Erica Matich (4.0), Alex Walton
Men's Swimming (15) – Khalid Aldaboos, Jordan Augier, Runar Borgen, Marc-Olivier Caron, Danny Duhig, Wesley Lind, Matti Myllyaho, Jeremy Parker, Vince Perstad-Leveau, Victor Philaire, Conrad Polys, Tommy Reminger, Nick Tinucci, Taylor Whitesel, Connor Zazzo
Women's Swimming (12) – Makayla Ayers, Brittney Bayes, Catherine Bayes, Allison Chandler, Page Fox, Nelly Hansson, Victoria Horsman, Emma Hutchings, Ali Lombardi, Chelsea Miller, Lisa Rigby, Izzy Spalding
Tennis (3) – Danielle Beyes, Lauriane Cardot, Gianna Pinasco