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67 FMU Student-Athletes Named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll

        AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Commissioner Marvin Vanover recently announced the 13th edition of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll, a list that includes 67 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 2003-04 academic year.  This year’s list includes a record 687 student-athletes from the 12 member institutions.

        The University of North Florida leads all schools with a record 122 student-athletes named to the Honor Roll, followed by FMU, USC Aiken (64), Georgia College & State University (57), Lander University (55), Kennesaw State University (53), UNC Pembroke (52), USC Spartanburg (49), Armstrong Atlantic State University (47), Augusta State University (46), Clayton College & State University (38), and Columbus State University (37).

        For eight of the past nine 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 again 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 four who receive this recognition for the fourth time: women’s tennis player Stephanie Bush (Aiken, S.C.), baseball player Chris Newman (Columbia, S.C.), and women’s soccer players Katie Roberts (Frederick, Md.) and Jessica Skarzinski (Charles Town, W.Va.).  Volleyball player Kim Covil (Castle Hayne, N.C.) was named to the list for the fifth time, an accomplishment made possible by the fact she sat out one season after transferring to another institution for one semester.

        Earlier this year, 87 student-athletes at Francis Marion were named to the university’s Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll.

        FMU student-athletes named to the 2003-04 PBC Presidential Honor Roll are:

Chris Hutto  Islandton, SC
Erin Jones  Dillon, SC
Chris Newman  Columbia, SC
Philip Wilkins  Winnsboro, SC
Larnelle Peterson Florence, SC
Michael Jenkins  Goose Creek, SC
Andrew Snipe  Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Petar Vujovic  Piran, Slovenia
Vaughn Bowen  Westminster, SC
Courtenay Etheredge Lexington, SC
Michelle Ghere  Long Beach, MS
Jennifer Howard Raleigh, NC
Marta Losonczy  Munich, Germany
Danielle Moore  Owings Mills, MD
Bobby Sears  Pelion, SC
Walter Showers  Ft. Washington, SC
Daniel Smith  Carlisle, S.C.
Megan Coy  Avon Lake, OH
Erica Woo  Greenville, SC
Matt Mead  Greenville, SC
Anthony Addorisio Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Thomas Callais  Lafayette, LA
Brendan Chick  Camden, SC
Fabio Costante  LaSalle, Ontario, Canada
Mike Greenaway Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Chris Harmon  Goose Creek, SC
Colin Logan  Findlay, OH
Taylor Poston  Florence, SC
Brian Reems  Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Jonathan Runion Findlay, OH
Andrew Roy  Reading, OH
Kate Anderson  Loveland, OH
Jackie Bateman  Southern Pines, NC
Keri Barton  White Marsh, MD
Holly Crow  Tampa, FL
Lauren Cunningham Baltimore, MD
Kristi Eyler  Abingdon, MD
Nikki Fell  Berlin, MD
Cyprian Gillingham Hollywood, MD
Jamie Gustason Naples, FL
Megan Harwood Hornell, NY
Morgan Harwood Hornell, NY
Joey Lee  Irmo, SC
Jody Rhoderick  Middletown, MD
Katie Riley  Hampstead, MD
Katie Roberts  Frederick, MD
Brittany Rothenbach Bel Air, MD
Jessica Skarzinski Charles Town, WV
Alese Tremmel  Miami Springs, FL
Ashley Anderson Florence, SC
Amber Gaines  Garden Grove, CA
Tiffaney McCutcheon Olanta, SC
Jamie Wiggins  Marion, SC
Danny Cordrey  Boca Raton, FL
Bentley Oates  Darlington, SC
Roshun Razik  Kandy, Sri Lanka
Stephanie Bush  Aiken, SC
Maria Cordrey  Summerville, SC
Jordan Gettys  Manning, SC
Kamini Murugaboopathy Chennai, India
Jackie Ackman  Bartlett, IL
Kim Covil  Castle Hayne, NC
Crystal Edwards Franklin, VA
Melissa Hennessy Moore, SC
Kara McCourt  Waterville, OH
Jessica McCoy  West Alexandria, OH
Lezlie Logan  Cleburne, TX


Last Published: July 1, 2004 12:36 PM
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