MIAA Academic Honor Roll 2011

Belles Student-Athletes Honored for Outstanding Academics

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Over forty individual student-athletes and two teams were honored by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for their academic performances for the 2010-11 school year.

By virtue of maintaining at least a 3.50 grade point average and earning a varsity letter in one of the College's eight sports, 43 members of the various Saint Mary's teams were named to the MIAA's Academic Honor Roll. Twenty-two of the honored student-athletes have been named to conference's honor roll multiple times in their careers. Among that list is four-time honoree Lauren Easton. Each varsity team was represented with at least one team member being named to the honor roll this summer.

It is the tenth consecutive year that at least 40 Saint Mary's student-athletes earned the conference's academic honor.

Additionally, the cross country team and the volleyball team were both named to the MIAA's Team GPA Award list for boasting at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average for the entire school year. The cross country team's 3.717 GPA for the year was the highest among any men's or women's team from throughout the conference. The volleyball team, meanwhile, had a 3.413 cumulative grade point average for the 2010-11 school year.

Each of the College's eight varsity teams had better than a 3.00 GPA in 2010-11.

2010-11 MIAA Academic Honor Roll
* denotes number of years earning MIAA Academic Honor Roll recognition

*Alexa Ahern, SO So (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves)
***Joanne Almond, CC Jr (Lafayette, Ind./Central Catholic)
**Emma Baker, CC So (Howe, Ind./Lakeland)
*Marin Beagley, GO Fr (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North)
*Margaret Boden, TE Fr (Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich)
*Stephanie Bodien, VB So (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich./Farmington Hills Mercy)
***Hayley Bojorquez, SB Sr (Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark)
***Mary Kate Boyce, GO Sr (Oak Lawn, Ill./Mother McAuley)
***Angela Bronicki, CC Sr (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg)
**Sarah Copi, CC So (St. Joseph, Mich./Lake Michigan Catholic)
*Colette Curtis, CC Fr (Marshall, Mich./Battle Creek St. Philip)
*Shelby Del Regno, SB Fr (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka)
*Jordan Diffenderfer, SO Fr (Rockford, Mich./Rockford)
*Katie Donovan, SW Jr (Westfield, Ind./Indianapolis Cathedral)
*Anne Doyle, BB So (LaGrange Park, Ill./Benet Academy)
*Bernadette DuBois, SO Fr (Steubenville, Ohio/Catholic Central)
****Lauren Easton, CC Sr (Pittsburgh, Pa./Vincentian Academy)
*Katie Griffin, SW So (Bristol, Ind./Northridge)
***Corissa Hart, SO Sr (Granger, Ind./Penn)
*Danielle Haydell, CC So (East Jordan, Mich./Central Lake)
*Ellen Huelsmann, VB Sr (Breese, Ill./Mater Dei)
**Jillian Hurley, TE Sr (Sioux Falls, S.D./O’Gorman)
**Kristy Kucharski, CC Sr (South Bend, Ind./Clay)
***Anne Maguire, CC Sr (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral)
**Elizabeth Majewski, CC So (Osceola, Ind./Mishawaka Marian)
*Clare McVey, CC Sr (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger)
**Maddie Meckes, SO So (Danville, Ky./Danville)
*Ashley Morfin, SO So (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point)
**Angela Nebesny, CC So (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard)
*Katie Olejniczak, SB Fr (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso)
*Monica Palicki, SB Jr (Osceola, Ind./Penn)
*Taylor Paton, SO Jr (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg)
*Franca Peluso, TE Sr (Greensburg, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic)
*Nora Quirk, SO So (Glen Ellyn, Ill./St. Francis College Prep)
**Mary Margaret Ronan, BB Jr (Winston-Salem, N.C./Bishop McGuinness)
**Catherine Salyer, CC Sr (Indianapolis, Ind./Bishop Chatard)
**Genevieve Spittler, SW So (Wheaton, Ill./Benet Academy)
**Katherine Sullivan, BB Jr (South Bend, Ind./Mishawaka Marian)
**Katelyn Tondo-Steele, SO Jr (McDonald, Ohio/Ursuline)
**Hanna Vicary, CC Jr (Erie, Pa./Villa Maria Academy)
**Stephanie Waite, CC Sr (Richland, Mich./Gull Lake)
***Samantha Wassel, CC Sr (New Carlisle, Ind./New Prairie)
*Amanda Wolf, VB Fr (Mesa, Ariz./Chandler Preparatory Academy)

2010-11 MIAA Team GPA Award

Saint Mary’s Cross Country, 3.717 (Jackie Bauters)
Saint Mary’s Volleyball, 3.413 (Toni Kuschel)