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Austin Peay State University has 174 student athletes named to Fall honor roll

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 331 student-athletes posted a 2.944 grade-point average during the recently completed Fall 2013 semester, the athletics department announced Tuesday.

The 2.944 cumulative GPA accumulated by the department’s student-athletes was the fourth-best mark in program history. It also is the third consecutive semester the group posted a 2.90 GPA or better.

Austin Peay Senior Ben Stansfield graduated in December and was one of 174 APSU student-athletes named to the Fall 2013 athletic director's honor roll. (Courtesy: APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Senior Ben Stansfield graduated in December and was one of 174 APSU student-athletes named to the Fall 2013 athletic director’s honor roll. (Courtesy: APSU Sports Information)

“Our academic success is a measure of who we are and what we stand for and is the most important thing we work on,” said Austin Peay athletics director Derek van der Merwe. “We work on many things in this department to help us grow and be successful, but the cornerstone of our success is creating a culture of academic excellence supported by our academic services staff and coaches. We are achieving this with student-athletes who value their experience as students at Austin Peay.”

The department named 174 student-athletes to the Fall 2013 Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, representing 52.6 percent of the department’s student-athletes. Included in that tally were 26 student-athletes named to the President’s List – recording a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester – and 88 student-athletes named to APSU’s Dean’s List, earning a 3.5 or better GPA.

Ten of the department’s 16 teams posted a 3.0 GPA for the semester, led by the men’s tennis team which posted a 3.58 GPA, with four of the team’s six members named to the Dean’s List, including three that received President’s List honors.

The other teams posting 3.0 or better GPAs were women’s basketball (3.444), women’s volleyball (3.437), women’s cross country (3.396), women’s tennis (3.355), women’s soccer (3.347), softball (3.270), women’s golf (3.248) and men’s golf (3.00).

A complete listing of the Fall 2013 Athletics Director’s Honor Roll follows on the next page. Individuals named to the Austin Peay Dean’s List and President’s List also are noted.

Established in 1990-91, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognizes the outstanding academic accomplishments of Austin Peay State University student-athletes. To earn recognition student-athletes must achieve at least a 3.0 grade-point average for a semester.

The Austin Peay athletics department will recognize the student-athletes named to the honor roll during halftime of the February 13th men’s basketball contest against Eastern Illinois.

Fall 2013 Austin Peay Athletics Director’s Honor Roll

(DL) — Dean’s List (3.5+ GPA), (PL) – President’s List (4.0 GPA)


Sean Cleary (PL)
Jake Corum (DL)
Mason Dillon (DL)
A.J. Gaura (PL)
Rolando Gautier
Tommy Hager (DL)
Zach Hall
Jordan Harmon
Shane Lantigua
Levi Primasing (DL)
Wesley Purcell
Britte Underwood (DL)
Zach Walton
Matt Wollenzin (PL)

Men’s Basketball

Travis Betran
Edward  Dyson
Fredrick Garmon (DL)
Thomas Greer
Matthew Hasse
Serigne Mboup
Will Triggs (DL)
Zavion Williams

Women’s Basketball

Tearra Banks
Meghan Bussabarger (PL)
Emily Fox (DL)
Tiasha Gray
Lauren Maki (PL)
Leslie Martinez (PL)
Symantha Norton
Jennifer Nwokocha (DL)
Nicole Olszewski (PL)
April Rivers
Jacey Scott (DL)
Kristen Stainback (PL)
Lauren Yarbrough (PL)


Elizabeth Clark (PL)
Hailey Deaux (DL)
Brooke Jones
Nicolas Oberg
Eric Roberts (DL)
Taylor Saucedo (DL)
Jessica Wester

Men’s Cross Country

Kyle Harmon
Alex Haycraft (PL)
Tyler Kepley
Thomas Owen (DL)
Martin Rejman (PL)
Elijah Wilson

Women’s Cross Country & Track & Field

Erika Adams
Molly Basch (PL)
Sharese Braziel
Mallory Crawford
Kimberly Dominguez (DL)
Alexis Eldridge (PL)
Jessica Gray
Chantelle Grey
Breigh Jones (DL)
Chancis Jones
Unjala Lester (PL)
Traci Nicholas
Natalie Olberding
Kathryn Pickle
Xiamar Richards
Kymmalett Ross
Ashleigh Woods


Hayley Beard (DL)
Jordan Burns (DL)
Savanna Greenway
Sierra Hines (DL)
Lindsay Thuerbach
Kara Wyatt (DL)


Hunter Branch (DL)
Reese Bulmash
Ben Campbell
Josh Carroll (DL)
Rashaan Coleman
Michael Dunphy
Ashton Evans
Max Ewoldt
Kyle Harrison (PL)
Christopher Hartman
John Houston
Paton Lovett (DL)
Tyler Miles
Jalen Miller
Reed Montgomery
Adam Noble (PL)
Koleton Nunley (DL)
Mitchell Potts (DL)
Justin Roberson
Rip Rowan
Trey Salisbury
Craig Salley
Jacob Sexton
Jared Sexton (PL)
Iosua Siliva (DL)
Walter Spears
Andrew Spivey
Ben Stansfield (DL)
Derien Stephens
Eli Swift
Trey Taylor
Evan Toby (DL)
Isaiah Tuiasosopo
Keith Whitaker
Gavin Willisson (DL)
Bradford Wilmer

Men’s Golf

Chris Baker
Erik Hedberg (DL)
Marco Iten
Alasdair MacLennan (DL)
Trey Tarpley

Women’s Golf

Amber Bosworth (DL)
Jessica Cathey
Rachel Deaton (DL)
Meghan Mueller (PL)
Tala Mumford


Emily Anderson (DL)
Natalia Ariza (DL)
Tatiana Ariza
Brianna Avitabile
Katie Emig (DL)
Gina Fabbro (DL)
Nikki Filippone (DL)
Emily Kink (DL)
Mary Ruth Locastro (DL)
Heather Murphy
Shelby Olszewski
Corey Osborn (DL)
Claire Pultz (DL)
Andy Quiceno (PL)
Courtney Sheppard (PL)
Kate Siddall (DL)
Natalie Smith
Taylor Van Wagner (DL)
Morgan Zigelsky (DL)


Rikki Arkansas
Allie Blackwood
Courtney Brower
Laurel Burroughs
Maecy Charleston
Lauren de Castro (DL)
Amanda De Vries
Christiana Gable (DL)
Chandler Groves (DL)
Marissa Lake
Laura Judy (PL)
Fatima Larios (DL)
Taylor Mills (DL)
Mel Pavel
Niya Sparks
Kristin Whitmire (DL)

Men’s Tennis

Jasmin Ademovic (DL)
Iago Seffrin (PL)
Manuel Montenegro
Dimitar Ristovski (PL)
Aleksas Tverijonas (PL)

Women’s Tennis

Andra Cornea (DL)
Ornella Di Salvo (DL)
Mary Kubek
Vanessa Tavares


April Adams
Samantha Ebright
Cami Fields (DL)
Lauren Henderson (DL)
Calyn Hull (DL)
Liz Landon (PL)
Sydney Litchfield (DL)
Aubrey Marsellis (DL)
Hillary Plybon (DL)
Jada Stotts (DL)
Samantha Strother (DL)


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