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Commissioner’s Academic Medals awarded to 36 Mean Green athletes

Article Originally Published by Matthew Suarez on North Texas Daily

Article Originally Published by on North Texas Daily

On Friday, April 12, Conference USA Commissioner Judy Macleod announced the names of the student-athletes who had been awarded the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal during the 2018-19 academic year. A grand total of 794 C-USA student-athletes were recognized for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better. For North Texas, 36 student athletes took home the Commissioner’s Medal according to a press release. Those players include:

Football: redshirt junior linebacker Hayden Harrison, redshirt sophomore punter Christian Cole, senior quarterback Quinn Shanbour and senior offensive lineman Thomas Preston III.

Men’s basketball: redshirt junior guard DJ Draper.

Cross Country: sophomore Jack Beaumont, freshman Caleb Bouchard, junior Florian Lussy, junior Darrian Johnson, senior Susannah Lynch and graduate students Cassidy Adams and Rea Iseli.

Men’s golf: sophomore Viktor Forslund

Track and field: freshman Zion Hill, fifth-year student Jaron Thomas, sophomore Bailey Ashmore, Blake Skoog, sophomore Ashlynn Smart, Catalina Uriarte and senior Bria Williams.

Softball: junior Nicole Ochotnicki and sophomore pitcher Hope Trautwein,

Volleyball: sophomore Kaleigh Skopal, sophomore Valerie Valerian and senior Karley York.

Women’s basketball: Hannah Hopkins

Women’s golf: sophomore Madison Lewis and freshman Audrey Tan

Soccer: sophomore Logan Bruffett and junior Dominique James

Swimming and diving: freshman Brooke Beddingfield and seniors Meaghan Rousset, Kathleen Rousset and Brittany Thurstin.

Tennis: senior Maria Kononova and sophomore Nidhi Surpaneni

The Mean Green made up 4.5 percent of the athletes awarded.

Featured Image: Sophomore Viktor Forslund eyes his target during the team’s practice at Maridoe Golf Club. Image by :Jessika Hardy. 

Source: North Texas Daily

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