Feb. 23, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Athletics honored 24 student-athletes who earned a 4.0 grade point average during the Fall 2012 semester on Monday, Feb. 18. Eight of the 24 honorees earned a 4.0 GPA for the Fall 2012 semester, as well as the Spring 2012 semester.
Benefactors, Steve and Kathy Shuel, have generously committed to providing this opportunity each semester to celebrate the exemplary academic accomplishments of the student-athletes. The group of honorees were joined by the Shuels, campus officials, athletic administrators, coaches and academic advisors to recognize their outstanding efforts.
"These student-athletes have earned perfection in the classroom while also putting forth significant time and energy to their sport," said Steve Shuel. "It is quite an achievement, and Kathy and I are thrilled to play a role in honoring them."
"We are extraordinarily proud of the 24 student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average last semester. Their tremendous achievements bring honor and distinction to IU Athletics," said Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "It is important that these accomplishments are celebrated, and I want to thank all of those who were involved in making the inaugural Academic Excellence Dinner a great success, especially its originators and founders, Steve and Kathy Shuel".
2012 Fall Semester Honorees
Devon Beach, Women's Soccer
Adam Behnke, Cross Country/Track and Field
Chelsea Blanchard, Cross Country/Track and Field
Ian Boggs, Men's Swimming
Kelsey Brannon, Softball
Ciersten Burks, Women's Soccer
Rebecca Candler, Women's Soccer
Sydney Clute, Track and Field
Kaitlin Coons, Women's Golf
Breanne Ehrman, Cross Country/Track and Field
Caitlin Engel, Cross Country/Track and Field
Kayla Fujimoto, Women's Tennis
Rebecca Gerrity, Water Polo
Molly Hirt, Cross Country/Track and Field
Preston Keiffer, Wrestling
Shannon Murdy, Women's Tennis
Heather Nelson, Softball
Erin Pannek, Water Polo
Amanda Redfern, Water Polo
Erica Ridderman, Cross Country/Track and Field
Eva Schoenwald, Women's Golf
Abby Smith, Women's Soccer
Elizabeth Tong, Women's Golf
Rebekah White, Women's Soccer
- 4.0 GPA for 2012 Fall and Spring Semesters