Equestrians Excel in Classroom During Fall 2011
Three equestrians earned a 4.00 GPA


Three equestrians earned a 4.00 GPA
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Jan. 20, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia equestrian team finished the fall 2011 semester with a team GPA of 3.22. The GPA is reflective of the 66 members of the team. In addition, 44 equestrians were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

“We are very pleased with our academic progress this past fall,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “We showed improvements in the number 4.00’s and very close to 4.00’s that we had, and also had a strong showing among our freshmen class. We set a higher team GPA of 3.25 this year and typically we have a stronger spring, so I have no doubt that we will reach our goal, which is quite an accomplishment when you are talking about 65 student-athletes. This team is very academically driven and we are very proud of that.”

Three members of the team, Kelly Truesdell, Kate Skogland and Morgan Justiss, each earned a 4.00 GPA for the fall semester and was named Presidential Scholars, which recognizes those who are taking at least nine hours. 

“We had representation in our 4.00 GPAs from our senior class all the way down to the freshmen,” added Boenig.  “Kelly Truesdell is a stellar individual who has grown both academically and athletically. Kate Skogland is a wonderful, bright person with show tremendous leadership. Finally, Morgan Justiss came in as a freshman and was able to achieve a 4.00. We are just tremendously proud of these young ladies.”

Six equestrian team members were named to the Dean’s List in addition to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have taken at least nine hours. Those equestrians who were named to the Dean’s List were: Samantha Belcher, Madi Berger, Jenny Freeman, Allison Haspel, Amelia Rogers, and Kelsey Thatcher.

Those named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll with a GPA of between 3.50-3.99 are: Nicki Alexander, Alex Andes, Carly Anthony, Kelsey Berry, Olivia Dorey, Ali Eidson, Becca Haaland, Katie Hagerty, Hayley Haskins, Julia Hemmingway, Jacklyn Hoyt, Selby Merritt, Grace Rogers, Maria Salazar, Rachel Stallman, Paige Stawicki, and Ali Sullivan.

Those with a GPA of between 3.00-3.49 who were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll are: Kylee Arbuckle, Louise Ashley, Madeline Brown, Jessica Buchko, Honey Beth Campbell, Melanie Carraway, Madi Clark, Katie Crump, Faith Fiorenzano, Caitlyn Francis, Sarah Gravely, Isabel Jolicoeur, Tara Maloney, Anna Sasser, Lauren Shamon, Megan Southam, Morgan Stamey, and Alyssa Thompson.

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