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Memphis Athletics Has 54 Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal Honor

Memphis had 54 student-athletes receive the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal.
Memphis had 54 student-athletes receive the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal.

April 12, 2013

IRVING, Texas - For the eighth-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 Friday.

The Tigers had 54 student-athletes receive the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal. Memphis finished second to Tulsa's 70 academic medal winners. East Carolina was third with 49 recipients.

A total of 538 student-athletes earned the distinction for the 2012-13 academic year. To receive the honor, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.

This is the fifth-consecutive year that Memphis had 45 or more student-athletes receive the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal. It is also the eighth-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, 2012 and 2013.

Listed below are the Memphis honorees:

Baseball
Ethan Gross
Nate Rupiper
Tucker Tubbs
Zach Willis

Cross Country (Men)
Fabian Fiege
Aidan Galasso
Keanan Joyner
Brandon Keys
Trent Scott
Stephen Tankersley
Julien Wolf

Cross Country (Women)
Meagan Nichols
Caitlyn Tait
Jessica Tatum

Football
Austin Scott
Micah Simmons
Tyler Spurlock

Golf (Men)
Lexus Keoninh
Grant Milner
John Luke Tyner

Golf (Women)
Julia Hodgson

Rifle
Nathan Brandeburg
Elizabeth Lee

Soccer (Men)
James Gross
Andreas Guentner
Tyler Rist
Justin Ross
Austin Stone
Cody Uzcategui

Soccer (Women)
Emily Adamic
Marissa Duguay
Kelley Gravlin
Samantha Keane
Christie Kline
Elysia Masters
Courtney Neville
Madison Oyer
Bailey Pembroke
Christa Strickland

Tennis (Women)
Courtney Collins
Kelly Gray
Alyssa Hibberd
Tiffany Welcher

Track and Field (Men)
Tyrell Forde
Luis Hanssler
Manuel Ziegler

Track and Field (Women)
Kirsten Berding
Vivian Brandhoff
Sabrina Hochreuther
Kimi Jennings
Courtney Krueger
Xenia Rahn
Cyarra Wells

Volleyball
Lauren Hawkins

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