MIAA Academic Honor Roll 2013

Saint Mary's Student-Athletes, Teams Honored for Academic Excellence

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Nearly 50 Saint Mary's student-athletes and four varsity teams were recognized by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2012-13 year.

Forty-nine student-athletes maintained at least a 3.50 grade point average while competing on one of the College's eight varsity teams during the past academic year, thus earning a spot on the MIAA's Academic Honor Roll. Twenty student-athletes this year are repeat honorees on the conference's honor roll. Sixteen first-year student-athletes were recognized on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the 2012-13 academic year.

Sarah Copi, Elizabeth Majewski, and Maddie Meckes were four-time MIAA Academic Honor Roll honorees while each of the College's eight varsity sports were represented by at least one team member earning recognition.

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

The volleyball team (3.607 GPA), basketball team (3.411 GPA), soccer team (3.331 GPA), and cross country team (3.305 GPA) all earned the MIAA Team GPA Award for maintaining at least a 3.300 cumulative GPA for the entire academic year. Moreover, each of the College's eight varsity teams had better than a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in 2012-13.

2012-13 MIAA Academic Honor Roll
* denotes number of years named to MIAA Academic Honor Roll

*** Emma Baker, CC Sr (Howe, IN/Lakeland HS)
* Shanlynn Bias, BB Jr (Griffith, IN/Griffith HS)
* Miranda Bronicki, CC Fr (Edwardsburg, MI/Edwardsburg HS)
* Sarah Burke, SB Fr (Homewood, IL/Homewood-Flossmoor HS)
* Hillary Burton, SO So (Lakeville, MN/Lakeville North HS)
* Sarah Callis, SB Fr (Pittsboro, IN/Brownsburg HS)
* Marta Carrionn-Barea, SW Fr (Spain/Niles HS)
** Victoria Connelly, SB So (Crown Point, IN/Crown Point HS)
**** Sarah Copi, CC Sr (St. Joseph, MI/Lake Michigan Catholic HS)
* Meaghan Daly, SO Sr (Grayslake, IL/Grayslake Central HS)
* Allie Danhof, CC Fr (Grand Rapids, MI/Catholic Central HS)
*** Jordan Diffenderfer, SO Jr (Rockford, MI/Rockford Sr HS)
*** Anne Doyle, BB Sr (LaGrange Park, IL/Benet Academy)
* Shannon Elliott, TE So (Plymouth, IN/Plymouth HS)
** Taylor Etzell, VB So (Northfield, MN/Northfield HS)
** Mary Catherine Faller, TE Jr (Green Bay, WI/Notre Dame Academy)
* Morgan Gagnon, SO Fr (Grand Haven, MI/Spring Lake HS)
* Emily Getz, VB So (Niles, MI/Edwardsburg HS)
* Samantha Grady, VB So (Corrales, NM/Bosque School)
* Paige Handy, SW Fr (Woodland Hills, CA/Viewpoint HS)
*** Danielle Haydell, CC Sr (East Jordan, MI/Central Lake HS)
** Janice Heffernan, GO So (Floyds Knobs, IN/Floyd Central HS)
* Bernadette Jordan, BB Fr (East Greenbush, NY/Academy of the Holy Names)
** Audrey Kiefer, TE So (Hinsdale, IL/Fenwick HS)
* Jackie Kjolhede, TE So (Novi, MI/Northville HS)
* Krista Knapke, BB Fr (Clayton, OH/Northmont Sr HS)
* Erin Knauf, SO So (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit HS)
* Maddie Kohler, BB Fr (North Wales, PA/Mount Saint Joseph HS)
* Melanie Kuczek, VB So (Deerfield, IL/Deerfield HS)
*Sarah Lipinski, CC So (Canton, MI/Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard)
*** Elizabeth Litke, SW Sr (Cloquet,MN/Cloquet Sr HS)
**** Elizabeth Majewski, CC Sr (Osceola, IN/Mishawaka Marian HS)
* Annie McGlone, GO Fr (Canfield, OH/Canfield HS)
**** Maddie Meckes, SO Sr (Danville, KY/Danville HS)
* Meredith Mersits, VB So (South Bend, IN/St. Joseph HS)
** Ashley Morfin, SO Sr (Crown Point, IN/Crown Point HS)
*** Angela Nebesny, CC Sr (Indianapolis, IN/Bishop Chatard HS)
* Anna Nolan, SW So (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny Sr HS)
** Nicole Papiernik, SO So (Lemont, IL/Lemont Township HS)
** Ariana Paul, BB So (Valparaiso, IN/Valparaiso HS)
* Beth Ruff, SO Fr (Dayton, OH/Archbishop Alter HS)
** Kati Schneider, VB So (East Sparta, OH/Canton South HS)
* Rachel Schulte, SO Fr (Okeana, OH/Oldenburg Academy)
* Eleni Shea, BB Fr (Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger HS)
*** Genevieve Spittler, SW Sr (Wheaton, IL/Benet Academy)
* Mollie Valencia, SO Jr (West Melbourne, FL/Melbourne Central Catholic HS)
* Maggie Wenzel, SO Fr (Kalamazoo, MI/Hackett Catholic Central HS)
* Abby White, VB Fr (Paw Paw, MI/Gobles Public School)
** Courtney Wright, SO So (Williamston, MI/Williamston HS)

2012-13 MIAA Team GPA Award
Saint Mary's Volleyball (Toni Elyea)    3.607
Saint Mary's Basketball (Jennifer Henley)    3.411
Saint Mary's Soccer (Mike Joyce)    3.331
Saint Mary's Cross Country (Jackie Bauters)    3.305

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