SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong State University athletic department placed a school-record 107 - or 62% of all of the Pirate student-athletes - on the Peach Belt Conference's Presidential Honor Roll for 2016-17, announced today by conference officials. Student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.00 scale) for the entire 2016-17 academic year to be honored.
The 107 student-athletes surpasses the previous record of 97, set during the 2014-15 academic year. Twelve student-athletes - softball players Tori Bates, Savanna Gladue and Jane Trzaska, women's soccer players Erin Berube, Erica Laurens, Kailey Goins, Kennedi Herrmann and Allison Litchfield, baseball player Ryan Patterson, women's golfer Molly Molyneaux, men's tennis player Luca Cerin and volleyball player Brittany Hereth - earned the honor all four years as a Pirate.
The 1,721 student-athletes honored by the PBC surpasses the old record of 1,645 set in 2015-16 and gives the Peach Belt 1,000 or more honorees for the eighth year in a row.
For the ninth straight year, the honor roll has been divided into four groups: Presidential Scholars, Bronze Scholars, Silver Scholars and Gold Scholars. All student-athletes with a GPA of 3.00 to 3.24 are Presidential Scholars, while Bronze Scholars are 3.25 to 3.49; Silver 3.50 to 3.74 and the Gold scholars are those with a 3.75 to 4.00 GPA.
Armstrong State University's Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll honorees for 2016-17 are: (Times named to the Honor Roll are in parenthesis) Gold Scholars: Pedro Dominguez Alonso, Sophie Bargeron (3), Tori Bates (4), Erin Berube (4), Isabelle Breitbarth, Isabel Fabacher (3), Amanda Fernandez, Savanna Gladue (4), Joshua Glossop (2), Zack Goble (2), Ashley Green (3), Tyler Key (2), Erica Laurens (4), Danielle Lewis, Allison Litchfield (4), Molly Molyneaux (4), Bethany Panhorst, Ryan Patterson (4), Megan Sabol, Henning Schein (3), Randi Schroedel (3), Jessica Smith, Dylan Smith, Lindsay Stewart (3), Emily Swafford, Asa Thorsen (2), Caleb Watson, Keyonna Wesley, Lauren Yoss. Silver Scholars: McKenzie Anderson (3), Nicholas Andress, Luca Cerin (4), Annie Chandler (2), Macy Coleman (2), Natalie Corbin, Olivia DeJong (3), Kasey Drayton, Carley Eiken (3), Erin Ferris, Mac Gibbs, Kailey Goins (4), Amanda Green (3), Ben Haeussler, Will Hodges, Autumn Mayo, Sierra Peebles (2), Parker Schroedel (2), Taylor Snell (2), Madison Sox (3), Brooke Standard (3), Jane Trzaska (4), Michael Warren, Jaymi Wright. Bronze Scholars: Jennifer Allen (3), Nikita Arjun (2), Nathalia Baigorria (3), Spencer Ball, Bethany Ballard, Logan Ballard, Kimberly Brody (3), Alvaro Cruz Chamorro, Chandler Corley, Emily Crowell, Fatima DiModica, Jessica Doyle (2), Morgan Duff, Tyler Epps, Griffith Faircloth, Kennedi Herrmann (4), Lena Lutzeier (2), Renae Moken, Sarah Olin (2), Hannah Reppert (2), Sid Royal (2), Iva Scepanovic (3), Diana Stomlega (3), Jacob Tinsley (2), Martha Trimbach (2), Kristi Vaughn (3), Tazha Williams. Presidential Scholars: Matthew Beatty, Gustav Beckvid (2), Aaron Bentley, Kaylee Bromell, Bailey Buie (2), Jaycee Bunner (2), Andrew Burgess (2), Lorenzo Camilli, Deundria Clark (2), Katelynn Ellis, Ryan Emery, Avery Fagan, Mark Felton, Raegan Grooms, Spencer Harvey (2), Brooklyn Heilman, Brittany Hereth (4), Raquel Kulak, Bjorn Kurtze, Haleigh Meuninck, Alice Patch, Machala Raymonville (3), Stetson Smith, Tatjana Stoll, Corey Tillery, Blake Turner, Michelle Watson.
Click here to view the complete list of Presidential Honor Roll honorees form the Peach Belt Conference for 2016-17.