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61 FMU Student-Athletes Named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll

 AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Commissioner Marvin Vanover recently announced the 12th edition of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll, a list that includes 61 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.

To be named to the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale during the 2002-03 academic year.  This year’s list includes 633 student-athletes from the 12 member institutions.

The University of North Florida leads all schools with a record 112 student-athletes named to the Honor Roll, followed by FMU, USC Aiken (58), UNC Pembroke (54), USC Spartanburg (53), Lander University and Kennesaw State University (52), Georgia College & State University (47),  Armstrong Atlantic State University (40), Augusta State University (39), Columbus State University (38), and Clayton College & State University (27).

For seven of the past eight years, FMU has been ranked either first or second in the number of student-athletes on the list.   FMU placed student-athletes on the list from each of the 12 PBC-sponsored sports.

“I am extremely proud of the fact that more than one-third of all our student-athletes have been named to this list,” said FMU director of athletics Murray Hartzler. Each academic year, approximately 175 students compete in intercollegiate athletics at FMU.

Among the FMU athletes named to the honor roll were six who receive this recognition for the fourth time: men’s tennis player Mark Bube (Nuremberg, Germany), golfer Matt Dura (Sumter, S.C.), women’s volleyball player Jen Melahn (Skokie, Ill.), women’s softball catcher Laurie Niego (Chicago, Ill.), men’s soccer defender Justin Smith (Pickerington, Ohio), and women’s softball third baseman Jennifer Sturgeon (Orange, Calif.).

Earlier this year, 88 student-athletes at Francis Marion were named to the university’s Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll.

FMU student-athletes named to the 2002-03 PBC Presidential Honor Roll are:

Kyle Appenzeller Springfield, IL
Michael Bailey  Irmo, SC
Tradd Bastian  Mt. Pleasant, SC
Adam Dutka  Pittsburgh, PA
Keith Frye  Galivants Ferry, SC
Erin Jones  Dillon, SC
Chris Newman  Columbia, SC
Phil Padgett  Surfside Beach, SC
Bert Rollins  Lexington, SC
Michael Jenkins  Goose Creek, SC
Petar Vujovic  Piran, Slovenia
Vaughn Bowen  Westminster, SC
Michelle Ghere  Long Beach, MS
Jennifer Howard Raleigh, NC
Nikki Jerome  Cranberry Township, PA
Danielle Moore  Owings Mills, MD
Daniel Smith  Carlisle, SC
Anne Gioscia  Jefferson City, TN
Stefanie Schaller Nuremberg, Germany
Juan Pablo Bossi Alta Gracia, Argentina
Matt Dura  Sumter, SC
Per Hallberg  Ytterby, Sweden
Fredrik Ohlsson  Goteborg, Sweden
Luke Wilcox  Florence, SC
Thomas Callais  Lafayette, LA
Brendan Chick  Camden, SC
Mike Greenaway Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Jonathan Runion Findlay, OH
Justin Smith  Pickerington, OH
Andrew Wilson  Sanford, NC
Kate Anderson  Loveland, OH
Randi Eitzman  Timmonsville, SC
Kristi Eyler  Abingdon, MD
Cyprian Gillingham Hollywood, MD
Jamie Gustason Naples, FL
Megan Harwood Hornell, NY
Amanda Liles  Cincinnati, OH
Courtney McBride Browns Mills, NJ
Katie Riley  Hampstead, MD
Katie Roberts  Frederick, MD
Jessica Skarzinski Charles Town, WV
Lindsey Blackmon Summerville, SC
Amber Gaines  Garden Grove, CA
Laurie Niego  Chicago, IL
Jennifer Sturgeon Orange, CA
Mark Bube  Nuremberg, Germany
Cleve Calcutt  Pamplico, SC
Danny Cordrey  Boca Raton, FL
Robert Hill  Timmonsville, SC
Bentley Oates  Darlington, SC
Kevin Taylor  Benoni, South Africa
Stephanie Bush  Aiken, SC
Etrecia Coetzee  Pretoria, South Africa
Maria Ave-Lallemant Summerville, SC
Stefanie Schaller Nuremberg, Germany
Carol Wagner  Billigheim, Germany
Jackie Ackman  Bartlett, IL
Jessica Bartlett  Midlothian, VA
Kimberly Covil  Castle Hayne, NC
Crystal Edwards Franklin, VA
Kara McCourt  Waterville, OH
Jen Melahn  Skokie, IL


Last Published: March 2, 2004 7:22 AM
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