Falcons Soar During Spring Semester

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of Montevallo athletic department had 64 student-athletes named to either the President’s List or Dean’s List at Montevallo for the spring 2012 semester. Baseball and women’s soccer led all Montevallo teams with nine athletes being named to the two lists while volleyball and women’s cross country tied for third with eight total student-athletes. To be named to the President’s List a student must compile a 3.8 GPA or higher for the semester while a 3.5 or higher earns the student a mention on the Dean’s List. Women’s cross country led the way on the President’s List with six student-athletes while women’s soccer led the way on the Dean’s List with six student-athletes as well.

10 of UM’s 11 sports had at least two student-athletes earn distinction on one of the lists while eight teams had four or more honorees.

As a department the student-athletes achieved an overall GPA of 3.078 which was a .071 increase from the fall semester. For the year the athletes compiled a 3.040 GPA which was the highest GPA for the department over the past five years. Over 60 percent of the student-athletes had a 3.0 or higher GPA and over 35 percent had a 3.5 GPA or higher.

20 student-athletes ended the spring with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Women’s cross country led the way in terms of GPA with a 3.683 which ended a three-semester run by the volleyball team who ended in second with an impressive 3.607. Women’s tennis rounded out the top three with a stellar 3.481 GPA.

President’s List: Austin Dubberly (baseball), Josh Headley (baseball), Heath Peterson (baseball), Ryan York (baseball), Taylor Welch (women’s basketball), Sara Cink (cheerleading), Carly Laing (cheerleading), Bari Rasco (cheerleading), Matt Hobbs (men’s cross country), Zack Walsh (men’s cross country), Jessi Clark (women’s cross country), Ginny Davis (women’s cross country), Jill Kleist (women’s cross country), In-Mi Matsunaga (women’s cross country), Lauren Recchia (women’s cross country), Katherine Schofield (women’s cross country), Jared Ebert (men’s golf), Ruwaldt Viljoen (men’s golf), Kaylee Hale (women’s golf), Camilla Alderin (women’s soccer), Kristin Rosato (women’s soccer), Kaitlin Thomas (women’s soccer), Lauren Blair (women’s tennis), Helene Nordgreen (women’s tennis), Niki Polcerova (women’s tennis), Yulia Shvetsova (women’s tennis), Jessica Guidry (volleyball), Kaleigh Harvey (volleyball) and Betsy Stevenson (volleyball).

Dean’s List: D.J. Hess (baseball), Andrew Hill (baseball), Pablo Martell (baseball), Cody White (baseball), Zack Willoughby (baseball), Alex Strickland (women’s basketball), Ashley Gothard (cheerleading), Maya O'Neal (cheerleading), Emily Porter (cheerleading), Justin Arsement (men’s cross country), Nick Fasanello (men’s cross country), Haley Evans (women’s cross country), Katie Vanover (women’s cross country), Aaron Ebert (men’s golf), Mariano Lepori (men’s golf), Andres Morales (men’s golf), Emma Breen (women’s golf), Stephen Beatty (men’s soccer), Vance Curro (men’s soccer), Giuliano Frano (men’s soccer), Ryuhei Nose (men’s soccer), Jackson Tolleson (men’s soccer), Melissa Bode (women’s soccer), Katy Hutto (women’s soccer), Taylor Kerr (women’s soccer), Paige Scott (women’s soccer), Nicola Stolworthy (women’s soccer), Danielle Zak (women’s soccer), Amy McGucken (women’s tennis), Meagan Stevens (women’s tennis), Kady Curl (volleyball), Anna Garrison (volleyball), Brianna Guzinski (volleyball), Jordan Spinks (volleyball) and Michelle Walker (volleyball).