175 UT Student-Athletes Named "Scholar-Ballers" for Cumulative GPAs Above a 3.0 Courtesy: Toledo Athletics Release: 09/15/2011
Courtesy: Scott Grau/Southcreek Global Mike VanDerMeulen is one of 48 Rocket football players who will be wearing "Scholar-Baller" stickets on their helmets in UT's game vs. Boise State.
TOLEDO, OH - The University of Toledo announced today that 175 student-athletes have been named Scholar-Ballers. To be recognized as a Scholar-Baller a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher. An embroidered Scholar-Baller patch or a Scholar-Baller helmet sticker is presented to each Scholar-Baller. There will be 48 football players wearing the sticker on their helmets for tomorrow night's nationally televised game vs. No. 4 Boise State at the Glass Bowl. "We are proud of the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes who have been named Scholar-Ballers," said UT athletic director Mike O'Brien. "To have 175 student-athletes achieve this recognition is something this university can be proud of." Sue Irmen, UT's NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Administrator/Academic Coordinator, said that there has been a steady increase in student-athletes meeting the 3.0 GPA criterion since the Scholar-Baller program began at UT in 2007. "In 2007 we had 110 student-athletes qualify as Scholar-Ballers," said Irmen. "In 2008 the number was 125, then 158 in 2009, 160 last year, and now we have 175 as we enter the 20112012 academic year. It's very gratifying to see the efforts of our student-athletes in the classroom pay off in such a significant way." In 2007, UT's Student-Athlete Affairs program formed a partnership with Scholar-Baller, a national organization which honors student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field. The partnership falls under the UT NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Commitment to Academics.
2011-12 Toledo Scholar-Ballers Baseball Joseph Corfman Matthew Delewski Anthony DeMarco Trever Gast Tyler Grogg Benjamin Hammer Daniel Kelbach Matt Kuna Mark Lapikas Jared Locke James Miglin Andy Mix Jacob North Alex Radon Lincoln Rassi Ryan Wilkinson Men's Basketball Julius Brown DeLino Dear Ryan Majerle AJ Mathew Rian Pearson Richard Wonnell Women's Basketball Ana Capotosto Taylor Carver Courtney Ingersoll Haylie Linn Riley McCormick Stephanie Recker Yolanda Richardson Naama Shafir Men's Cross Country Jacob Barnes Nicholas Brenner Trevin Flickinger
Jake Kasperski David Moore Louis Szilagyi Women's Cross Country Lei Bornhorst Lyndie Brown Liza Cholin Samantha Condron Hannah Evans Alexandera Fisher Richelle Gray Emma Kertesz Elizabeth Lemon Amanda Mannon Jessica Phillips Kristal Studer Megan Vogelsong Megan Wright Football Derek Batt Ray Bush Kyle Cameron Erik Carlson Ryan Casano James Datz James Davidson Jeremiah Detmer Christian Dukes Jacob Dunbar Jayrone Elliott Viadimir Emilien Fadi Farha Olatunji Fatinikun Ryan Gannon Gabriel Gilbert James Gordon Ethan Kagy Henry Keighley Zachary Kerin Noah Key Colby Kratch Andrew Lindeman
Greg Mancz Mark Mattraw Colin McHugh Graham Miller Daniel Molls Jeffery Myers Chase Nelson Eddie Norrils Collin Perchinske Benjamin Pike Malcolm Riley Zachary Rosenbauer Claytin Simpkins Mark Singer Christian Smith Corey Smith Jared Strait Andre Sturdivant Johnion Sylvester Mike Vandermeulen Trent Voss Matthew Wall Kishon Wilcher Ethan Wirth Paul Wisniewski Men's Golf Matt Fuller Nathan Gonring Oliver Holtsberry Women's Golf Megan Carroll Kathryn Hoops Allison Schultz Soccer Megan Blake Kelsey Borowitz Molly Cantwell Danielle Case Natalia Gaitan Nicole Gyurgyik
Rachael Kravitz Kristen Lynn Kristen Mattei Jaimie Morsillo Alyssa Niese Anastasia Reynolds Rebecca Rhodes Ashley Ross Blair Sorg Victoria Traven Emily Tustin Softball Lani Ernst Brooke Gates Rebecca Heimbigner Kattie Palmer Melissa Rons Morgan Smith Jennifer Solanics Jillian Spink Lindsey Tobias Women's Swimming/Diving Laura Benevento Kristen Clemmons Ellen Dzierzak Meredith Gibbon Carly Harter Rachel Johnson Claire Leichty Christina Noens Kristine Richart Nicole Schropp Kirsten Smith Louise Smyth Kirstin Stark Gillian Staudt Kayla Wiemers Leslee Winfield
Men's Tennis Benjamin Brocker Mircea Dimofte Bryant Dudzik Leo Sarria Terrance Weigand Women's Tennis Kelsey Anonsen Amanda Border Christine Coffman Women's Track/Field Kaitlynne Bollin Ashley Clarke Yuhong Fu Huijun Jing Ganesha Johnson Shawna Johnson Ksenia Kriatchkova Nicole Macut Ashley Phillips Julie Snyder Volleyball Bailey Blank Amber DeWeerdt Dakota Harkins Bethany Irwin Jordan Kielty Cassie Kleespies Sondra Parys McCall Paynter Adria Pryor Lauren Rafdal Rebecca Reidy
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