UCA places 96 on honor roll

The University of Central Arkansas placed 96 student-athletes on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s 2014 Spring Academic Honor Roll.

UCA also had 12 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

This year’s spring list, with a record total of 1,235 student-athletes included, boasts 10 student-athletes of the year, nine players of the year and a total of 210 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the spring semester. The honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.

UCA junior golfer Pep Angles headlines the list for the Bears. Angles, who posted a 3.60 GPA in management information systems, was tabbed the league’s Men’s Golfer of the Year and named the sport’s Student-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Sugar Bears senior basketball player Courtney Duever, the SLC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, made the honor roll for UCA with a 3.60 GPA in early childhood education.

The 12 UCA student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA included: Charles Deckard (baseball); Terai Sadler (women’s basketball); Wesley Harris (men’s golf); Lindsey Barsoum (softball); Kristina Horsikyan (women’s tennis); Sasha Ruocco (women’s tennis); Trey Carter (men’s track/field); Jeremiah Fleeman (men’s track/field); Jacob Luckett (men’s track/field); Albert Maeder (men’s track/field); Matthew McDonald (men’s track/field);  Sara Calhoun (women’s track/field); Jordan Chadwick (women’s track/field); Kelvon Greer (women’s track/field); Kayla Nehus (women’s track/field); Senayt Rinkevich (women’s track/field), and Madison Sewell (women’s track/field).

The Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll acknowledges participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA. Student-athletes must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs.