Tech athletes get it done in the classroom as well

The 2008 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll featured 178 Tennessee Tech student-athletes in the fall of 2008, including 35 with perfect 4.0 GPA’s. The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll is made up of student-athletes from Tech’s 16 athletic teams, as well as student support staff, who had a 3.0 or better GPA during the semester.

The football team had the most players on the list, having 30 meet the required mark.

Taylor Askew, Benjamin Davis, Adam November, and Bradley Thompson all balanced their classes and football to achieve perfect grades for the semester.

The Golden Eagle softball team continued its academic excellence with 18 of the 20 team members being named to the honor roll.

Lacie Coquerille, Erin Cutlip, Taylor Horseman, Kristina Hortert, Jacquie Ristow, Katie Speiser, and Jessica Steele were flawless in the fall, making A’s in every class.

Hortert, a senior on the team, is one of 17 softball players who have made the honor roll every semester that they have been at Tech.

Sophomore Taylor Horseman was honored with the Ohio Valley Commissioner’s Medal of Honor for having a 4.0 for both terms in her freshman year and is on pace to repeat that honor.

Tech’s cheerleading and dance teams had outstanding grades as well, with 23 members on the list.

Their 4.0 students were: Kelly Augspurger, Bridgette Hailey, Evan Montgomery, Kristen Perrone, and Jessika Pinto.

The soccer team was represented by a large majority of its 21 players as 15 made the list. That feat was made even more impressive as those players were able to keep their grades up while traveling and playing during the season.

Taren Brown, Brianne Lankford, Brooke Mayo, and Lindsey Reed earned 4.0’s while also playing a combined 71 games.

Approximately 51 percent of the 300-plus Tech student-athletes were represented on the honor roll.