50 SC State Student-Athletes Earn MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Honors; Achieve 3.00 or Better Cu

Friday, April 6, 2007

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Fifty (50) South Carolina State student-athletes were among over 500 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) named to the 2007 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, which honors student-athletes -- sophomores to seniors -- with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better that compete in conference-sponsored sports.

“It is always a pleasure to recognize and commend the student-athletes with a 3.00 or better grade point average,” said Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “These student-athletes are what the educational process is all about, succeeding academically and athletically? In addition to the student-athletes, I would like to congratulate their coaches, their institutions, and their parents for contributing to their collegiate success.”

Charlene Johnson, Bulldog athletics director, lauded the accomplishments of the students-athletes at SC State who achieved the honor. The 50 students honored this year represent an increase over the 36 recognized a year ago.

“We are extremely proud of our student-athletes who complement their success on the field of play with excellence in the classroom,” Johnson said. “We are also pleased that the number recognized this academic year is an increase over last year, and we hope that number will climb as we continue to provide avenues through which our student-athletes can enhance their academic success.”

Those SC State students recognized this year are below:

Women (34)- Allen, Natalee (WT, Nursing), Anthony, Krystal (SB, Nursing), Brito, Gisel (WE, Psychology), Chester, Cidney (SB, Biology), Clarke, Samantha (VB, Political Science), Cruz, Marian (WE, Management), Dixon, Natalie (WT, Accounting), Egbuhuzo, Uchechi (VB, Biology), Emrich, Lauren (WSC, Nutrition), Foster, Jamia (WT, Political Science), Gordon, Candace (WT, Elementary Education), Yolanda, Hardy (WT, Nutrition), Hemphill, Felicia (SB, Business Education), Jackson, Stacy (WSC, Psychology), Jefferson, Latisha (BO, Civil Engineering), Jeter, Vicky (VB, Psychology), Johnson, Kristin (WB, Accounting), Jones,  Rasheeda (WB, Criminal Justice), Kloess, Gisela (VB, Business Economics), Lawson, Enchante (WT, Math Education), Lytkina, Yana (WE, Management), McFarlane, Candace (WT, Business Economics), McWilliams, Renee (WT, Biology), Mims, Kelsey (WSC, Biology), Pama, Charlene (VB, Management), Polite, TaTreka (SB, Chemistry), Popac, Vesna (WE, Psychology), Rodezno, Marcela (WE, Maketing), Sampson, Shari (WT, Physical Education), Taylor, Tandia (WSC, Civil Education), Walker, Monique (VB, Physical Education), Waters-Brown, Laura (VB, Biology), Wilson, Lauren (WSC, Accounting), Wilson, Sadie (SB, Elementary Education), Men (16)- Bisercic, Dragon (ME, Math Computer Science), Chaturvedi, Parantap (ME, Accounting), Clark, Tyrese (MT, Physical Education), Davis, Thomas (MT, Applied Music), Fortune, Casey (FB, Electrical Engineering), Gooden, Randy (MT, Physical Education), Haire, Aaron (FB, Biology), Hurduc, Ionut (ME, Management), McNeil, Jason (MT, Psychology), Pearson, Nygel (FB, Physical Education), Powell, Dantae (FB, Biology), Rahming, Henry (FB, Elementary Education), Sago, William (MB, Biology), Sergeant, Shawn (MT, Physical Education), Washington, James (MB, Civil Engineer Technology), Washington, Matthew (FB, Biology).


Key: WT-Women’s track, SB-Softball, WE-Women’s Tennis, VB-Volleyball, WSC-Women’s Soccer, BO-Bowling, WB-Women’s Basketball, MT-Men’s Track, FB-Football, MB-Men’s Basketball