TSU Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievement
Monday, February 24, 2014
TSU Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievement

NASHVILLE --- On Thursday, Feb. 6, Tennessee State University student athletes were celebrated for their academic achievements during the fall semester.

96 student-athletes, who earned a 3.0 grade point average or higher during the 2013 Fall Academic Campaign, were presented with a Certificate of Academic Achievement during halftime of the TSU vs. Austin Peay men’s basketball game.

Director of Athletics, Teresa Phillips and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mark Hardy were on hand to greet the students and present them with their award.  Dr. Johnnie Smith, Assistant AD for Academic Services, was also in attendance.

“I am so proud of the success that our student-athletes are experiencing in the classroom,” commented Dr. Smith.  “Although the honors number continues to increase, I look forward to 100%.  I am grateful to the academic staff, coaches and administration leadership for their support and making academics a priority.”     

The following teams and number of student-athletes received recognition during halftime of the men's game: men's basketball (5), women's basketball (8), men' golf (5), women’s golf (6) volleyball (9), men's tennis (3), women's tennis (1), football (20), men's track and field (13), softball (7), and women's track and field (19).

Award Recipients
Jordan Gaither
Patrick Miller
Ugochukwu Mmonu
Malcolm Rhett
Rhyan Townes

Rachel Allen
Diamond Beatty
Alexis Haddock
Lateasha Hill
Chelsea Hudson
Brianna Lawrence
Julie McCarthy
Stephanie Myers

Gregory Barksdale
Cameron Carter
Andrew Dale
Rodney Edwards
Kilu Fontaine-Ellis
Isaiah Freeman
Darion Hall
Davonte Heard
Terence Harris
Leon Holderhead
Dinsdale Jackson
James Lewis
Jack Ndem
Justin North
Mazio Rhodes
Wesley Samuels
Je-Marc Sears
Ashton Westmoreland
Devin Wilson
Aaron Woods
Men’s Golf
Blake Burgett
Matthew Campbell
Joe Hill
Shane Sampair
James Stepp

Women’s Golf
Laura Bremer
Amelia Dap
Chelsea Marlin
Kelly Merkel
Sarah Needleman
Natalie Spicer
Lindsey Burgess
Kiarra Freeman
Olivia Gamache
Courtney Geralds
Ashley Haynes
Tayler Shimizu
Elisabeth Stansberry

Men’s Track
Travon Alexander
Kenji Anderson
Shaqille Cragwall
Jordan Green
Osafa Hippolyte
Michael Johnson
Tammaron Key
Jalon McCutcheon
Kareem Nicholas
Theodore Nicholson
Quamel Prince
Sharieff Slaughter
Emanuel Thornton
Women’s Track
Brittiany Betts
Naffene Briscoe
JaLyn Burr
Destriney Fleming
Amber Hughes
Ashtonae Jackson
CIerra Joshua
Keshae Johnson
Brittani Logan
Felicia Oladokun
Jasmine Owens
Oteia Prince
Maya Ramsey
Quanisha Sales
India Smith
Diera Taylor
Sharmil Whyatt
Crystal Williams
Leslye Williams

Men’s Tennis
Jared Asher
Daniel Bernal
Brandon McClain
Women’s Tennis
Attallah Eiland
Arijana Anderson
Kathleen Burnett
Shauntia Carr
Jaime Cooper
Shawneis Jones
Erika Moss
Jordon Piper
Taylor Patterson
Taylor Swayzer

Ulecia Daniel
Kyla Edwards
Alexis Hicks
Kelsey Houston
Mariama Hutson
Amber Long
Marissa Peterson
Kristen Ray
Leah Symonette
Kimber White