Northwestern State student-athletes who participated in fall sports remained as consistent in the classroom as they did on the field.
For the second straight year, NSU placed 84 student-athletes on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll, which was released by the conference office Tuesday morning.
Of the five fall programs that competed, the NSU soccer team had the highest percentage of its players earn at least a 3.0 grade point average during the fall semester. That mark qualifies student-athletes for inclusion on the honor roll.
The Lady Demons placed 25 of their 29 players – 86.2 percent – on the honor roll and had 12 of NSU’s 19 fall student-athletes who produced a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
The 12 NSU soccer players who finished with a 4.0 this fall are Faith Adams (biology/applied microbiology), Jalen Donaldson (counseling), Olivia Draguicevich (communications), Mia Dupuis (biology), Emme Fernandez (homeland security), Hallie Field (business administration/accounting), Jayme Haynes (biology), Scooter Kozeny (nursing), Jessica Spitzer (biology), Taylor Spitzer (communications) and Riley Stern (elementary education).
Five Northwestern State football players earned 4.0 GPAs and were among 43 Demons who earned inclusion on the honor roll. Sawyer Benson (electronics engineering technology), Brody Heard (liberal arts, Louisiana Scholars College), Evan Kern (biology), Keenan Leachman (health and exercise science) and Jabari Reddock (computer information systems) had perfect GPAs in the fall semester.
Carolin Bierlert, a cross country runner majoring in general studies, and volleyball’s Reaghan Thompson, a nursing major, completed the 4.0s from fall student-athletes.
Of the 84 Northwestern State entries on the list, 53 posted a 3.5 grade point average or better, which equates to 34.4 percent of all of NSU’s fall student-athletes.
Photo Credit: Chris Reich and Jason Pugh/NSU Athletics