Southeast honors 114 'Scholar Athletes' at luncheon.
April 6, 2001
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A total of 114 student-athletes with a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average have been honored as Scholar Athletes at Southeast Missouri State University.
The 114 Southeast Scholar Athletes ranks as the second largest group in school history, surpassed only by last year's 121 honorees. The scholar athletes represent 44% of the student-athletes at Southeast.
Also honored at an April 6 luncheon were nine cheerleaders, four Sundancers and six student athletic trainers.
Eight athletes, Derek Winans (Basketball), Emily Scannell and Suzanne Gundlach (Volleyball), Jennifer Burke and Laura VanHoevelaak (Track), Amy Thompson (softball), Kay Ehlke (Tennis) and Jen Cross (Soccer) all had perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point averages.
Verizon Academic All-American volleyball player Krista Haukap was recognized along with Verizon Academic All-District selections including Isaac Powell in football and Amy Arteme in cross country.
Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor winners for the 1999-2000 school year were also recognized. OVC Medals of Honor are given annually to the student-athlete who achieves the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport. Southeat claimed a league-high 12 Medals of Honor. Amy Arteme, Laura VanHoevelaak, Jessie Thompson and Tammy Wenkel were winners in both cross country and track. Other winners included track athletes Katie Gilbert, Tobi Raney and Becky Shull as well as volleyball playerf Jackie (Derwort) Haines.
Southeast also had 92 student-athletes named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll that requires