Another good semester in the classroom

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The spring 2009 semester has come to a close with 32 University of Arkansas student-athletes earning perfect grades and 190 above a 3.0 mark it was announced today. Women’s swimming and diving paced the department with eight Academic Champions. They were closely followed by five members of the women’s track and field/cross country team and four members of the soccer team. Softball and men’s track and field/cross country each had three student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs. Baseball and women’s tennis had two and there was one member from women’s golf, football, volleyball, gymnastics and men’s tennis with perfect semester grades. “We are proud of the many academic accomplishments of our student-athletes,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “These academic champions balance the rigors of a full-time academic schedule with the demands of practice, training and competing athletically in their given sports. This special group of student-athletes has demonstrated the ability to not only compete, but succeed both in the classroom and in athletic competition.” A pair of tennis All-Americans headlined the list of Academic Champions. Aurelija Miseviciute and Blake Strode are both economics majors. The seniors recently capped off their careers at the NCAA Women’s and Men’s National Championships. Nanar Airpetian from women’s tennis also earned Academic Champion honors. The Razorback swimming and diving teams always seem to excel in the classroom and this semester was no exception. They had eight perfect semesters from Gina Bargiachi, Stephanie Carr, Jessica Clark, Sarah Howard, Summer Jackson, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erin Neumann and Madison Palmer. The men’s and women’s track teams were represented by Lane Boyer, Tara Diebold, Erin Gray, Sarah Landau, Angela Scott, Mitchell Scott, James Strang and Katie Stripling. The soccer Razorbacks are under the direction of first-year head coach Erin Aubry and placed four members on the Academic Champions list. They are Megan Fawley, Kat Moffett, Erin Moskos and Rachel Smith. The rest of the Academic Champions include: Jessica Bachkora, Hillary Freeman and Sandra Smith from softball, Scott Limbocker and James McCann from baseball, Lucy Nunn from women’s golf, Chase Philpot from football, Mackenzie Rhea from volleyball and Genny Salvatore from gymnastics. In addition to the 32 4.0s, Arkansas had 65 student-athletes who earned selection to the Athletic Directors list with 3.50-3.99 GPAs, and 93 who were on the Athletic Department Honor Roll in the 3.00-3.49 range. Jeff Poppell’s swimming and diving team again led the way on the AD’s List with 13 selections, followed by eight for soccer, seven for women’s track and field/cross country, six for men’s track and field/cross country and five for softball. For more information about Arkansas Razorback athletics log on to

Academic Champions 4.00

Nanar Airpetian Women’s Tennis International Business
Jessica Bachkora Softball Kinesiology
Gina Bargiachi Swimming/Diving Art
Lane Boyer Men’s Track Geology
Stephanie Carr Swimming/Diving Recreation/ME
Jessica Clark Swimming/Diving Nursing
Tara Diebold Women’s Track Communication Disorders
Megan Fawley Soccer Elementary Education
Hillary Freeman Softball Communication
Erin Gray Women’s Track Biology
Sarah Howard Swimming/Diving Journalism
Summer Jackson Swimming/Diving Political Science
Sarah Landau Women’s Track Communication
Lisa Lunkenheimer Swimming/Diving Kinesiology
Scott Limbocker Baseball Political Science
James McCann Baseball Kinesiology
Aurelija Miseviciute Women’s Tennis Economics
Kat Moffett Soccer Journalism
Erin Moskos Soccer Kinesiology
Erin Neumann Swimming/Diving Communication Disorders
Lucy Nunn Women’s Golf Kinesiology
Madison Palmer Swimming/Diving Recreation/ME
Chase Philpot Football Engineering
Mackenzie Rhea Volleyball Biology
Genny Salvatore Gymnastics Art
Angela Scott Women’s Track Management
Mitchell Scott Men’s Track Journalism
Rachel Smith Soccer Apparel Studies
Sandra Smith Softball Kinesiology
James Strang Men’s Track English
Katie Stripling Women’s Track Kinesiology
Blake Strode Men’s Tennis Economics
Athletic Director’s List 3.50-3.99
Kailey Anders Soccer Communication Disorders
Seth Armbrust Football Kinesiology
Denise Bargiachi Women’s Track Journalism
Clay Bemburg Football Sociology
Evan Bettis Football Psychology
Samantha Bolten Soccer Nursing
Courtenay Brown Women’s Track Kinesiology
Emily Carbonne Women’s Tennis Undeclared
Rachel Carlson Soccer Elementary Education
Samuel Chavez Men’s Golf Political Science
Allison Chinn Swimming/Diving Biology
Andrew Darr Baseball Criminal Justice
Katherine Davis Swimming/Diving Math
Amara DeFilippo Gymnastics Kinesiology
Miranda Dixon Softball Health Science
Caira Dortch Volleyball Psychology
Eric Fernandez Men’s Track History
Emily Fletcher Swimming/Diving Marketing
Madeline Fogel Swimming/Diving Political Science
Megan Haskins Swimming/Diving Finance
Thomas Hauskey Baseball Accounting
Anna Heintz Soccer Engineering
Amie Hubbard Softball Elementary Education
Julie Inman Women’s Basketball Undeclared
Ela Kaluder Women’s Tennis Kinesiology
Megan Jackson Women’s Track Kinesiology
Kayla Johnson Softball Psychology
Katie Kastes Swimming/Diving Journalism
Alexandra Lachance Gymnastics Kinesiology
Ashley Largo Swimming/Diving Communication
Luke Laird Men’s Track Horticulture
Kelly Long Women’s Track Psychology
Kat Lukomskaya Women’s Tennis Apparel Studies
Elizabeth McVean Soccer Kinesiology
Victoria Mort Softball Kinesiology
Sam Murphy Baseball Communication
Sarah Nagashima Gymnastics Apparel Studies
Lynette Ng Swimming/Diving Communication
Kathleen Nugent Women’s Golf Business
Kelly O’Connor Soccer International Relations
Courtney O’Grady Swimming/Diving Business
Will Osborne Men’s Golf Communication
Adam Pearce Football Kinesiology
Leah Pierce Swimming/Diving Sociology
Jaime Pisani Gymnastics Kinesiology
Terry Prentice Men’s Track History
Corinna Rees Women’s Golf Political Science
Brittney Richardson Women’s Basketball Kinesiology
Brent Rossen Men’s Track Kinesiology
Lindsay Scanlan Volleyball Criminal Justice
Kimberly Schleif Soccer Chemistry
Jillenne Schilling Swimming/Diving Communication Disorders
Kristin Seaton Volleyball Kinesiology
Ty Spinella Men’s Golf Communication
Lance Thompson Football Kinesiology
Anouk Tigu Women’s Tennis General Business
Galen Toby Men’s Track Chemistry
Erica Totten Swimming/Diving Journalism
Dorian Ulrey Men’s Track Sociology
Miranda Walker Women’s Track Psychology
Lindsey Wells Softball International Business
Sophie Wentz Soccer Communication Disorders
Catherine White Women’s Track Food Science
AshleyWilliams Women’s Track Journalism
Kellyn Williams Swimming/Diving Kinesiology
Athletic Departmental Honor Roll 3.00-3.49
Kelsey Allison Soccer Human Development
Whitney Allison Soccer Political Science
Christoffer Arvidsson Men’s Golf Communication
Allison Atkins Soccer Nutrition
Kyle Atkins Baseball Business
Stacy Bartlett Gymnastics Nutrition
Tarik Batchelor Men’s Track Engineeering
Brandy Baze Softball Kinesiology
Peter-Gay Beckford Women’s Track Kinesiology
Jake Bequette Football Finnance
Ayana Brereton Women’s Basketball Sociology
Cameron Bryan Football Kinesiology
Liana Bugslag Swimming/Diving International Business
Amanda Caldwell Softball International Relations
Michael Chinchar Men’s Track International Relations
Lauren Chisom Softball Recreation
Whitney Cloer Softball Kinesiology
Ryan Cisterna Baseball Criminal Justice
Trevor Cousineau Baseball Accounting
Zack Cox Baseball Kinesiology
Geoffrey Davenport Baseball Accounting
Alfred Davis Football Undeclared
Leslie Dixon Softball Health Science
John Durman Football Kinesiology
Camille Flores Soccer Journalism
Charity Ford Women’s Basketball Kinesiology
Elton Ford Football General Business
Scott Gilespie Men’s Track Business
Dillon Goins Men’s Track Civil Engineering
Claire Hakim Soccer Psychology
Bret Harris Football Kinesiology
Lyndsay Harris Women’s Basketball Biology
Jeremy Heatley Baseball Mechanical Engineering
Kristin Ingram Women’s Golf Communication
Taylor Johnson Women’s Track Nutrition
Emily Jones Softball Kinesiology
Kim Jones Softball Recreation
Christine Kalmer Women’s Track Civil Engineering
Kristen Keith Women’s Track Journalism
Austin King Men’s Tennis Communication
Christian Kowalchuk Baseball Sociology
Samantha Leach Women’s Track Kinesiology
David Lingmerth Men’s Golf Marketing
Isaac Madison Football Undeclared
Casey Jo Magee Gymnastics Kinesiology
Jamie Marshall Men’s Golf Political Science
Alex McClary Men’s Track Economics
Andy McClary Men’s Track Management
Spencer McCorkel Men’s Track Philosophy
Elizabeth McGuirt Softball Recreation
Scott McPherson Men’s Track Communication
Christopher Nott Men’s Tennis International Business
Jerell Norton Football Journalism
Daniella O’Shea Soccer Undeclared
Dalton Owens Men’s Golf Finnance
Randy Parker Men’s Track Chemistry
Laurel Pastor Soccer Human Development
Lindsay Patterson Soccer Kinesiology
Kathleen Paulsen Soccer Biology
Jonathan Perlman Baseball Business
Andrew Pennington Men’s Track Art
Fernada Perrotta Women’s Tennis Business
Tiffany Phelps Women’s Golf Finance
Rob Redwine Men’s Track International Business
Stephen Richards Baseball Sociology
C’eira Ricketts Women’s Basketball Kinesiology
Brittany Robison Softball Kinesiology
Jessica Robison Softball Kinesiology
Alexandra Roman Swimming/Diving Math
Jillian Rosen Women’s Track Anthropology
Sarah Rowland Swimming/Diving Business
Stephanie Roy Women’s Tennis Accounting
Heather Royal Volleyball Sociology
Patrick Russel Men’s Track Sociology
Travis Sample Baseball Sociology
Kelli Shean Women’s Golf General Business
Ben Skidmore Men’s Track Chemistry
Michael Smith Football Kinesiology
Jacob Stephens Men’s Track Kinesiology
Kelli Stipanovich Volleyball Communication
Michelle Stout Gymnastics Marketing
Alyssa Strodel Gymnastics General Business
Alison Templin Swimming/Diving Elementary Education
Tramain Thomas Football Undeclared
Kelly Vrshek Women’s Track Nursing
Jessica Waddle Softball Health Science
Matthew Walters Men’s Tennis Undeclared
Macey Webb Swimming/Diving Kinesiology
Justin Wells Baseball Criminal Justice
Abbey Wilburn Soccer Accounting
Britni Williams Soccer Criminal Justice
Kendal Winston Soccer Communication
Margaret Wynne Softball Criminal Justice