LMU lands several athletes on SAC Honor Roll

The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) athletic department placed a school record 95 student-athletes on the 2014-15 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll to help the league set an all-time record with 1,329 total recipients. Honorees, which in total represent a 102 student-athlete increase from last year’s record-breaking showing, hail from each of the SAC’s 12 member institutions and 18 sponsored sports.

For inclusion on the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, student-athletes are required to have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the entire academic year.

“SAC student-athletes are among the most well-rounded individuals on their respective campuses,” said South Atlantic Conference Commissioner Patrick Britz. “I’m extremely proud of the efforts made by our student-athletes and support staffs in making 2014-15 another record-breaking year in the classroom. We had over 100 more honorees this year than in 2013-14 so I think it’s safe say our vision of preparing our student-athletes academically as well as athletically is a reality.”

The LMU women’s soccer team led the way with 12 SAC Honor Roll recipients including All-SAC selections Nicole McKinney (Ooltewah, Tenn.), Michelle Hunter (Tecumseh, Ontario) and Krista Holka (Harrison Township, Mich.).

The men’s golf squad landed 11 student-athletes on the Honor Roll, with 2014-15 SAC Player of the Year Braden Galyon (Powell, Tenn.) and 2013-14 SAC Player of the Year Rand Wasson (Norris, Tenn.) earning a spot on the list.

The Railsplitter baseball team had nine selections, headlined by All-SAC pick Kyle Floyd (Windsor, Ill.). Women’s basketball, women’s golf and men’s soccer each put seven student-athletes on the list, while the women’s cross country and softball teams notched six honorees apiece.

With 95 representatives on this year’s SAC Honor Roll, Lincoln Memorial increased its total by 33 from last year’s list. That number also surpasses the school’s previous benchmark for SAC Honor Roll recipients, set during the 2012-13 academic year (74).

SAC Honor Roll LMU honorees:

Logan Augustine, Baseball

Kelvin Brito, Baseball

Kyle Floyd, Baseball

Brandon Jean, Baseball

Drew Lyles, Baseball

Scott Miller, Baseball

Grant Painter, Baseball

Jacob West, Baseball

Shane Whalen, Baseball

Devin Hankins, Men’s Basketball

Shea Coker, Women’s Basketball

Josey Harding, Women’s Basketball

Ross Mathis, Women’s Basketball

Stephanie Smith, Women’s Basketball

Katrina Ottesen, Women’s Basketball

Megan Pittman, Women’s Basketball

Samantha Satterlee, Women’s Basketball

Jacob King, Men’s Cross Country

Ryan Mecca, Men’s Cross Country

Brandon Ward, Men’s Cross Country

Ontario Belter, Women’s Cross Country

Kelly Brown, Women’s Cross Country

Whitney Elliott, Women’s Cross Country

Taylor Grigsby, Women’s Cross Country

Angela Kendall, Women’s Cross Country

Allie Vincent, Women’s Cross Country

Ryan Berthelson, Men’s Golf

Luke Butler, Men’s Golf

Kurtis Campbell, Men’s Golf

Austin Collins, Men’s Golf

Taylor Dreps, Men’s Golf

Braden Galyon, Men’s Golf

Parker Hall, Men’s Golf

Scott MacGregor, Men’s Golf

Garrett Metz, Men’s Golf

Tre Mullins, Men’s Golf

Rand Wasson, Men’s Golf

Kasey Ankrom, Women’s Golf

Danielle Burrell, Women’s Golf

Lindsay Davis, Women’s Golf

Mercedes Smith, Women’s Golf

Celeste Stratton, Women’s Golf

Brandy VanEtten, Women’s Golf

Morgan Walker, Women’s Golf

Jordan DeAngelis, Men’s Lacrosse

Autumn Beddington, Women’s Lacrosse

McKenzie Edds, Women’s Lacrosse

Shannon Novak, Women’s Lacrosse

Carly Cepelak, Women’s Lacrosse

Jessie Graham, Women’s Lacrosse

Stacey Dotson, Women’s Lacrosse

Marcel Barwanietz, Men’s Soccer

Johnny Bracewell, Men’s Soccer

George Cant, Men’s Soccer

Isaac Cummins, Men’s Soccer

Leonardo da Silva, Men’s Soccer

Yinka Lawal, Men’s Soccer

Thalles Silva, Men’s Soccer

Morgan Brinson, Women’s Soccer

Lauren Dusold, Women’s Soccer

Josefin Hedstrom, Women’s Soccer

Samantha Hilliard, Women’s Soccer

Krista Holka, Women’s Soccer

Michelle Hunter, Women’s Soccer

Brittany Jenkins, Women’s Soccer

Nicole McKinney, Women’s Soccer

Maddy Nagy, Women’s Soccer

Khalia Rainey, Women’s Soccer

Kadie Soall, Women’s Soccer

Rachael Vienneau, Women’s Soccer

Teddi Collins, Softball

Ashlea Hunter, Softball

Meredith Johnson, Softball

Jennifer Moose, Softball

Samantha Smith, Softball

Brianna Taylor, Softball

Pepe Batalla, Men’s Tennis

Stefan Hall, Men’s Tennis

Joshua Peress, Men’s Tennis

Will Sparks, Men’s Tennis

Priscilla Bulandres, Women’s Tennis

Giovanna Lombardi, Women’s Tennis

Summer Robinson, Women’s Tennis

Angelica Solano, Women’s Tennis

Elena Vasilyeva, Women’s Tennis

Jon Slaven, Men’s Track and Field

Micah Hedgepeth, Men’s Track and Field

William Hopper, Men’s Track and Field

Jared Miller, Men’s Track and Field

Josh Vestal, Men’s Track and Field

MaRanda Boddie, Volleyball

Brooke Fleeman, Volleyball

Kendra Gephart, Volleyball

Kiara Holland, Volleyball

Kim Chaffin, Women’s Track and Field

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