By Steve LeMaster
July 26, 2013
MOREHEAD – A school-record 21 Morehead State University student-athletes earned an Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor for 2012-13, while nearly 100 earned spots on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
The Medal of Honor is given annually to student-athletes who achieve the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport. All those honorees recorded 4.00 GPAs. The previous benchmark was 19 in 2011-12.
“I am very proud of the academic achievements of all our student-athletes,” Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services and Senior Woman Administrator Sara Larson said. “The commitment they have in the classroom and on the field is tremendous, and it is nice to see them recognized for all of their hard work. Academics are a priority in the athletic department, not only for our administrative staff, but for our coaching staff and student-athletes as well.”
To be listed on the honor roll, recipients must achieve at least a 3.25 GPA and be eligible throughout the competitive season.
Medal of Honor Winners
Baseball – Kellen Begeman, Aaron Goe
Women’s Basketball – Mackenzie Arledge, Allie Turner
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field – Lindsay Marcum, Natalie Norman, Taylor Lowe
Men’s Golf – Michael Fehrenbacher, Logan Hogge
Women’s Golf – Sofia Pettersson, Linnea Scholin
Soccer – Kimberly Borys, Karen Hilt, Elizabeth McSparin, Samantha Toepfer
Men’s Tennis – Ji Hoon Heo
Volleyball – Aryn Bohannon, Colbey Cameron, Laura McDermott, Leslie Schellhaas, Courtney Smith
Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field
Anna Appert Lund
Ji Hoon Heo