(July 23, 2007)

Contact: David Pratt, 318-869-5092, or Centenary News Service at email

Centenary Lands 73 Student-Athletes on Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

ELMHURST, Ill.—The 2006-07 Mid-Continent Conference Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence has been released and Centenary student-athletes accounted for 73 of the 623 Mid-Con student-athletes honored.

In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, he/she must carry a 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average, achieve sophomore academic standing at the institution, have used a year of eligibility and be on the squad list in the sport in which he/she is nominated. Transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates must have completed one academic year at the nominating institution. True freshmen, redshirt freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for the award.

Valparaiso led the way with a league-best 105 selections, edging out Oakland and Western Illinois, which had 103 and 98 recipients, respectively. After Centenary's 73 came Oral Roberts with 60 and IUPUI with 59 honorees. UMKC (55) and Southern Utah (28) also had student-athletes recognized for their academic achievements.

The complete list of Centenary student-athletes named to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence is provided below by sport.

Women's Cross Country
Molly Broderick
Lori Von Pingle
Taylor Robertson

Men's Cross Country
Saul Castaneda
William Fell
Michael Haydel
Gerrit Moeller
David Pennywell
Richard Thomas
Brian Williams

Women's Soccer
Tracy Apgar
Joanna Bunn
Tracee Byrd
Katie Dougherty
Cori Dullnig
Breanne Fletcher
Alexandra Hilsher
Heather Kasparek
Lauren Mills
Anna Pendergast

Men's Soccer
Osama Buazza
Donnie Henderson
Stephen Longinotti
Gabe Silvas
Aron Taylor

Lindsay Bekelja
Ashlee Freeman
Rebecca Lunceford
Stephanie Scanlan
Chevy White

Women's Basketball
Brittany Barbee
Cierra Bush
Tracee Byrd
Ricquel Crockrom
Laura Way

Men's Basketball
Travis Hill
Jeff Montague

Women's Swimming
Taryne Cantillo
Leslie Clampitt
Murphy Crain
Caitlin Cunningham
Allyson Gann
Beth Geis
Alana Gregory
Rebecca Simmons
Betsy Smith
Nicole Turner
Melanie Zimmerman

Men's Swimming
Ross Gilbert
Robert Hendricks
Bryan Myers
Dustin Myers
Randy Myers

Women's Golf
Jessica Garza
Leigh Newton

Men's Golf
David Viviano
Matthew Williams

Women's Tennis
Kate Buchanan
Christine Majchrowicz
Jennifer Majchrowicz

Men's Tennis
Seva Kostelanetz
Mark Rodgman

Dana Davis
Beth Krysiak
Jennifer Martin
Allison McClain
Leslie Postles
Micah Rhodes
Lindsey Virdell

Mike Davis
Brandon Fulenchek
Will Kaage
David McElroy