55 'Roos Named to SCAC Academic Honor Roll

The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced its Spring Academic Honor Roll, and 55 members of the Kangaroo men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, softball, and tennis teams were named to the list.

Student-athletes who maintained a grade point average of 3.25 or higher in their semester of competition are named to the SCAC Honor Roll, and this year seven members of the men’s basketball team, nine members of the women’s basketball team, three members of the men’s swimming and diving team, six members of the women’s swimming and diving team, 12 members of the baseball team, nine members of the softball team, five members of the men’s tennis team, and four members of the women’s tennis team met those academic standards.

Men’s basketball players named to the spring Academic Honor Roll were Austin Brewster, Harry Hampden-Smith, Jordan Hancock, Vineeth Kumar, Alen Michael, Alvin Michael, and Jackson Ross. Women’s basketball players named to the Academic Honor Roll were Lexi Beeson, Shayna Clardy, Katie Gowdy, Brianna Harvey, Christina Kime, Kayla Linthicum, Jenna Longo, Brooke Melton, and Erin Riley.

Men’s swimmers named to the Academic Honor Roll were Josh Chanin, Erik Gentzel, and Charlie Overton. Women’s swimmers named to the Academic Honor Roll were Maggie Autry, Anne Booker, Katie Hasson, Dory Johnson, Jade Ross, and Lauren Wheeler.

Baseball players named to the Academic Honor Roll were Matthew Ahern, Josh Coughennower, Dylan Day, Travis Gibson, Colt Herron, Marshall Korn, Mason Leech, Mychael Parish, Andy Renz, Patrick Renz, Austin Vaughan, and Shane Williams.

Softball players named to the Academic Honor Roll were Jessica Baker, Chelsea Delaney, Jenny Dowsey, Heather Farquhar, Samantha Matulis, Amber Pemberton, Lindsey Pollard, Taylor Steelman, and Charlotte Trudell. 

Men’s tennis players named to the Academic Honor Roll were Zach Bomar, Philip Friedman, Spencer Gander, David Smith, and James Taylor. Women’s tennis players named to the Academic Honor Roll were Katherine Ailshire, Jessie Berger, Ashley Hellman, and Sophie McDonald. 

Overall this year, 117 student-athletes from Austin College’s 13 varsity sports were named to either the fall or spring SCAC Academic Honor Roll, the highest single year total for ‘Roos since joining the SCAC in 2006. 

Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. 

About Austin College 

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges that Change Lives.