108 BLINN ATHLETES NAMED TO ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S HONOR ROLL

Fifteen student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average

The Blinn College District has named 108 students to its Spring 2019 Don Wilhelm Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

To be eligible, student athletes must post a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA) and pass a minimum of 12 credit hours of college level courses. Out of 306 athletes, 31 percent made the honor roll.

Fifteen student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA: football player Robert Jackson (Temple); volleyball players Rachel Barnett (Lewisville), Samantha Boatman (Houston) and Roxanne Morris (Goliad); softball players Emelyn Coussou (Beaumont), Kristin Kaiser (College Station), and Kelsey Lowke (Austin); cheerleaders Ashlyn Beard (Port Lavaca), Kylann Dillard (Houston), Gabriela Pollard (Midlothian), and Bailey Rubal (Missouri City); dance team member Laura Amaro (Sachse); women’s soccer player Kajol Prasad (Murphy); men’s soccer player Tony Martinez (Magnolia); and baseball player Preston Hoffart (Magnolia). The softball team led all Blinn athletic programs with a 3.30 GPA, the baseball team followed with a 3.23 GPA, and the volleyball team posted a 3.21 GPA.

Baseball had the most honor roll students with 29, followed by 18 members of the cheerleading team.

“It is impressive to see our student-athletes achieve success like this in the classroom,” said Scott Schumacher, athletic director. “The Blinn College coaches and athletic staff congratulate each one of these students on their academic accomplishments.”

The honor roll is named in honor of former Blinn athletic director Don Wilhelm, an NJCAA Hall of Famer who served the College for 10 years.

Here is the complete list of Spring 2019 honor roll student-athletes:

BASEBALL (29)

Brice Armistead, Richard Bailey, Matthew Crossley, Ryan Day, Bailey Deramus, Blake Faecher, Cameron Gibbons, Richard Gilbert, Kyle Gough, Tyler Henson, Preston Hoffart, Kevin House, Jace Hutchins, Lloyd Irvin, Connor Klussmann, Gavin LaBruyere, Jackson Leath, Reggie McCalister, Jacob Miller, Brett Minnich, Christopher Rodgers, Armando Sanchez, Judson Schaper, Westley Schields, Grayson Smith, Matthew Swick, Cody Vinklarek, Blake Winkelman, and Walker Zander.

CHEER (18)

Faith Allen, John Baker, Ashlyn Beard, Daeron Brodie, Ashley Caballero, Kira Demerse, Kylann Dillard, Saylor Hayes, Allyson         Jacobs, Sydney Matthews, Grade Meaux, Gabriela Pollard, Regan Reposh, Peyton Roberts, Bailey Rubal, Evan Tankersley, Aimee Tovias, and Cheyenne Tuley-Dittmer.

SOFTBALL (15)

Sarah Cedillo, Kimber            Cortemelia, Emelyn Coussou, Mayela Fernandez, Maria Garcia, Kindle Gault, Clarissa      Hagler, Lexi Harris, Kristin Kaiser, Amber Langston, Julissa Llanos, Kelsey Lowke, Anna Pisaro, Ashley Richardson, and Bailey Zibelin.

DANCE (10)

Laura Amaro, Jacqueline Barter, Hannah Campbell, Madison Eddings, Mariah Flores, Blair Jacobusse, Jailene Marquez, Jessenia Rojo, Adriana Salazar,  and Kasey Westenskow.

FOOTBALL (10)

Calvin Carrie, Brandon Castillo, Jaylan Hill, Robert Jackson, Clarence Jones, Trevion McNeil, Isaiah Moore, Branden Northern-Barnes, Colton Stanley, and Garrison Tullos.

VOLLEYBALL (7)

Rachel Barnett, Samantha Boatman, Claire Chapman, Darian Ibarra, Jasmine McLemore, Roxanne Morris, and Chloe Mullins.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5)

Taryn Archie, Alexus Brigham, Kristine Ezimako, Mariel Wade, and Imani Wimbish-Gay.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (5)

Hailey Burke, Kerstin Kay, Kajol Prasad, Sarah Schlemmer, and Brandi Wiggins.

MEN’S BASKETBALL (4)

Jakari Jackson, Ryan Pollard, Garrett Savant, and Uriel Velis.

MEN’S SOCCER (3)

Nicolas Gonzales, Leonardo Hernandez, and Tony Martinez.

TRAINERS (2)

Hayden Followwell and Caitlin Norrell.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 41 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.

(COURTESY: Tara Dreyer, Blinn Information)

 

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