Aug. 14, 2003
Cullowhee, N.C. - The Southern Conference announced its 2002-03 Academic Honor Roll today, with 105 Western Carolina student-athletes making the list.
The academic honor roll consists of student-athletes who participated in varsity sports at member institutions and posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher while passing at least 24 hours in two semesters of classes or its equivalent for other academic calendars.
The Catamounts had 37 student-athletes post a GPA of 3.5 or better for the 2002-03 academic year, including four student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Those four are Brian Pesci (Football), Yoneko Allen (Women's Basketball), Summer Thagard (Women's Basketball) and Brandy Anderson (Women's Golf).
Western Carolina's student-athletes posted a GPA over 3.0 for the spring semester, improving their cumulative GPA to 3.007 for their careers.
Nearly 1,400 student-athletes from 12 member institutions were named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2002-03 year. The 1,395 names are the second most on the list in league history.
Southern Conference athletic directors established the honor roll prior to the 1988-89 athletic year as a way to recognize the league's outstanding student-athletes. After 364 earned the honor the first year, the honor roll has increased in 10 of the 13 subsequent years.
Western Carolina University's 2002-03 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll Student-Athletes.
STUDENT-ATHLETE SPORT Ben Brooks Football Chris Dankmeyer Football Buck Freeman Football Justin Fryer Football Dunstan Kendrick Football Jamaal Mayo Football Brian Pesci Football Caleb Queen Football Shon Rowser Football Lamont Seward Football Brent Silver Football Chris Vought Football Jason Whaley Football Jarrett Wishon Football
Rans Brempong M-Basketball Taylor Yanchar M-Basketball
Alan Beck Baseball Todd Buchanan Baseball Joe Camac Baseball Jeremy Ellenburg Baseball Ryan Foster Baseball Seth Foster Baseball Pat Hackett Baseball Ryan McCurry Baseball Michael Munoz Baseball Matt Nelson Baseball Clint Ramsey Baseball Todd Roper Baseball
Yoneko Allen W-Basketball Christy Blackwell W-Basketball Chantia Broderick W-Basketball Melissa Ervin W-Basketball Jennifer Gardner W-Basketball Ki-Ki Glass W-Basketball Miranda Long W-Basketball Summer Thagard W-Basketball
Lauren Bramlett Soccer Megan Chambers Soccer Casey Davis Soccer Kyla Deon Soccer Meghan Doherty Soccer Morgan Foresman Soccer Natasha Moore Soccer Marie Nicolini Soccer Emily Pierce Soccer Sarah Rice Soccer Natalie Turgeon Soccer
Ryan Barry M-Golf Gorham Bradley M-Golf Tim Eckberg M-Golf Matt Flueckiger M-Golf Chase Kress M-Golf Blake Wray M-Golf
Brandy Andersen W-Golf Meredith Beck W-Golf Line Cordes W-Golf Ashley Hovda W-Golf Johanna Lundberg W-Golf Rebecca Twiner W-Golf
Kristin Cotton W-Tennis Erin Johnson W-Tennis Kristin Munn W-Tennis Katie Van Ewyk W-Tennis
Sarah Brady Cheerleading Alyson Clayton Cheerleading Jonathan Collins Cheerleading Leslie Huneycutt Cheerleading Megan Kulish Cheerleading Erin Mackie Cheerleading Alyson Moyer Cheerleading Tiffany Rufolo Cheerleading
Dana Anglin W-Track/Field Benetta Boyd W-Track/Field Melanie Cooper W-Track/Field Tonya Edmonds W-Track/Field Megan Kellogg W-Track/Field Deanna Kulesz W-Track/Field Tiffany Mack W-Track/Field Leslie Martin W-Track/Field Randi Miles W-Track/Field Tricia Shepard W-Track/Field Alissa Short W-Track/Field Laura Tieszan W-Track/Field Tammy Ulander W-Track/Field Michelle Velez W-Track/Field Kineta Williams W-Track/Field Kiley Wright W-Track/Field
Caleb Bailey M-Track/Field Justin Davis M-Track/Field Daryl Fields M-Track/Field Charlton Grant M-Track/Field Jason Harnett M-Track/Field David McCall M-Track/Field Jesse Norman M-Track/Field Rod Palmer M-Track/Field John Robertson M-Track/Field Jason Stepp M-Track/Field