(July 1, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Student Athletes Make List Of Academic Excellence

SHREVEPORT, La. — Centenary's student-athletes have once again been honored for their achievements in the classroom when the Summit League released the 2008-09 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence June 29 with 58 Centenary students topping the list.

A total of 803 student-athletes from around the Summit League were named to the list and represent all 19 league-sponsored sports.

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 GPA, 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.

Centenary student-athletes on the 2008-09 List of Academic Excellence include:


Joe Hagen
Robbie Knowles
Justin Kraft
Dakota Robinson

Men's Basketball

Travis Hill

Women's Basketball

Anne Farrell
Ashley Jackson
Bethany Joseph
Sarah Weiler

Men's Cross Country

Michael Haydel

Women's Cross Country

Sunny LaGrone
Cara Miccoli
Alysha Wallace

Men's Golf

Ryan Sparks
Mark Weeber

Women's Golf

Jessica Garza
Leigh Newton

Men's Soccer

Zach Farrar
Todd Faulkinberry
Dragan Hinic
Gabe Silvas

Women's Soccer

Lauren Cheaney
Catie Depew
Kate Donnelly
Emily McManus
Candace Rushing
Mattie Weatherspoon
Kristine Weaver


Haley Bassett
Lauren Highsmith
Beth Krysiak
Bonnie Matak
Allison McClain
Leslie Postles
Allison Shepperd

Men's Swimming

John Cefalu
Rustin Green
Matthew Harris
Chase Lambert
Quinn Larwood
Clay Malinovsky
David Moss
Bryan Myers

Women's Swimming

Jessica Brown
Leslie Clampitt
Murphy Crain
Caitlin Cunningham
Alana Gregory
Lauren Kloepfer
Ruth Litwinwicz
Kendra Norman
Nicole Turner
Leslie Wyatt

Men's Tennis

Jacob Dawson
Seva Kostelanetz

Women's Tennis

Kate Buchanan
Areal Schulman


Ashlee Freeman

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.