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Memphis Athletics Has 60 Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal Honor

Memphis had 60 student-athletes earn C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal distinction.
Memphis had 60 student-athletes earn C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal distinction.

March 28, 2012

IRVING, Texas - For the seventh-straight year, the University of Memphis athletics program finished among the league's top-two schools in Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal recipients, the conference office announced Wednesday.

The Tigers had a school-record 60 student-athletes receive the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal. Memphis narrowly finished second to Tulsa's 63 academic medal winners. East Carolina was third with 49 recipients.

A total of 538 student-athletes from the conference's 12-member institutions earned the distinction. To receive the honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.

This is the sixth-consecutive year the number of Memphis student-athletes receiving the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal has increased. It is also the seventh-straight year Memphis had the most or second-most student-athletes honored among the league's schools, as the Tigers were first in 2006, 2009 and 2010 and second in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012.

Listed below are the Memphis honorees:

Baseball
Ethan Gross
Nate Rupiper
Tucker Tubbs
J.D. Wallace
Zach Willis

Men's Basketball
Drew Barham
Preston Laird

Men's Cross Country
Austin Carter
Fabian Fiege
Keanan Joyner
Dan Kuhman
Justin Pinkston
Trent Scott
Julien Wolf

Women's Cross Country
Maven Ford
Laura Hill
Meagan Nichols

Football
Blayze Jones
Tyler Spurlock
Andy Summerlin

Men's Golf
Jack Belote
Lexus Keoninh
Grant Milner

Women's Golf
Kathleen Glavin
Julia Hodgson
Sarah Mathews
Marissa Steen
Ashleigh Whisenant

Rifle
Maya Arredondo
Jimmy Zaken

Men's Soccer
Parker Duncan
Austin Gross
Andreas Guentner
Tiago Reichert
Tyler Rist
Cody Uzcategui

Women's Soccer
Carly Cassady
Kylie Davis
Katie Donahue
McCall Gardner
Natalia Gomez-Junco
Kelley Gravlin
Lizzy Hildebrandt
Christie Kline
Kaisa Marshall
Brooke Oxentine
Bailey Pembroke
Lizzy Simonin
Tara Telford
Sam Watson

Men's Tennis
Joe Salisbury

Women's Tennis
Courtney Collins
Kelly Gray
Alyssa Hibberd

Men's Track and Field
Stephan Ender

Women's Track and Field
Kirsten Berding
Anna-Maria Bischof
Vivian Brandhoff
Courtney Krueger
Bronte Smith

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