Sept. 9, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Friday, September 9, 2005) The OVC announced yesterday, that a conference record 101 student athletes had been named OVC Medal of Honor Winners. Of these 101 honorees, 22 are from Southeast Missouri State. Southeast also won a league high four OVC Team Academic Achievement Awards. Along with the Medal of Honor winners and team awards, Southeast also had 109 athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll. In the overall OVC academic standings, Southeast placed third behind Morehead State and Tennessee-Martin, respectively.
The OVC Medal of Honor award is given annually to student-athletes who achieve the highest grade point average in a Conference-sponsored sport. The team awards are presented to teams who have the greatest percentage of its student-athletes named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll. In order to be named to the honor roll, student-athletes must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average throughout the competitive season.
The Southeast teams, Medal of Honor winners, and those named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll are listed below:
Teams Honored from Southeast:
Men's and Women's Cross Country
Women's Track and Field
Southeast Medal of Honor Winners:
Baseball: Sean Zollner
Men's Basketball: Derek Winans
Football: Cal Jillson
Softball: Victoria Torrez, Melissa VanVelkinburgh
Commissioner's Honor Roll:
Women's Soccer: Mollie Beard, Lauren Costello, Jen Cross, Marla Gianino, Erin Hartmann, Laura Hauskins, Megan Hejlek, Caitlyn Huber, Mary Kalinowski, Megan Matter, Emily Newsham, Diana Poovey, Heather Reding, Lisa Schweppe, Erin Slattery, Carina Souza, Jessica Wuellner
Women's Track and Field: Colleen Burke, Jennifer Burke, Kathryn Coleman, Meleisa Greene, Lindsay Hearne, Renee Herzog, Michele Jett, Kim Krieger, Lindsay Meyr, Taryn Philips, Megan Rosenkoetter, Sarah Vereist, Heather West, Kia White, Brooke Woodruff, Kris Woolf, Lindsay Zeiler, Emily Zimmerman