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Mustang Student-Athletes Earn 215 All-AAC Academic Honors

by Justin Trujillo, SMU Athletics Public Relations

Aug. 6, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (SMU) - American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco announced Wednesday that SMU student-athletes earned 215 All-AAC Academic honors.

To earn the accolade all nominees must have participated in an American-sponsored sport, carry a 3.0 GPA for the preceding academic year and completed two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work. 

Leading the way for the Mustangs was the women's track and field program with 38 players on the list. Close behind was the football team with 29 student-athletes and the men's swimming and diving team with 22.

Kevin

Dunleavy

Men's Basketball 

Jonathan

Wilfong

Men's Basketball 

Shawn 

Williams

Men's Basketball

Krystal

Johnson

Women's Basketball 

Raven

Short 

Women’s Basketball

Mallory

Singelton 

Women’s Basketball

Holly 

Archer

Women's Cross Country 

Tova

Magnusson

Women's Cross Country 

Caitlin

Keen

Women's Cross Country 

Agnes

Sjostrom

Women's Cross Country 

Karoline

Skatteboe

Women's Cross Country 

Melanie

Stemper

Women's Cross Country 

Claire

Trotter

Women's Cross Country 

Julie

Vanderhour

Women's Cross Country 

Lauren

Zabeleta

Women's Cross Country 

Holly

Archer

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Lucija

Cvitanovic

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Yewanda

Dada

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Lisa

Egarter 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Stephanie

Kalu

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Cailtin

Keen

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Virgina

Kennedy

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Tova

Magnusson

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Helena

Perez 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Rachel 

Scruggs

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Agnes

Sjostrom

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Karoline

Skatteboe

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Melanie

Stemper

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Katie

Thompson

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Courtney 

Tibbetts

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Claire

Trotter

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Julie 

Vanderhout

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Craishia

Washington

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Lauren

Zabaleta 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Holly

Archer

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Lucija

Cvitanovic

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Yewanda

Dada

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Lisa

Egarter 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Stephanie

Kalu

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Cailtin

Keen

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Virginia

Kennedy

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Tova

Magnusson

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Helena

Perez 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Rachel 

Scruggs

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Agnes

Sjostrom

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Karoline

Skatteboe

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Melanie

Stemper

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Katie

Thompson

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Courtney 

Tibbetts

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Claire

Trotter

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Julie 

Vanderhout

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Craishia

Washington

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Lauren

Zabaleta 

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 

Thomas

Ashcraft

Football 

Beau

Barnes

Football 

William

Barns

Football 

Marco

Barrientos

Football 

Troy

Castle

Football 

Christian

Chamagua

Football 

Dylan

Dickman

Football 

Benjamin

Esterer

Football 

Zachary

Farni

Football 

Hayden

Greenbauer

Football 

Chase

Hover

Football 

Benjamin

Hughes

Football 

Randall

Joyner

Football 

Garrett

Krstich

Football 

Andrew

McCleneghen

Football 

Seaver

Myers

Football 

Stephen

Nelson

Football 

Christopher

Parks

Football 

Conner

Preston

Football 

Cody

Rademacher

Football 

Taylor

Reich

Football 

Stephon

Sanders

Football 

James

Scott

Football 

Luke

Seeker

Football 

Cameron

Smith

Football 

Aaron

Stafford

Football 

Der'Rikk

Thompson

Football 

Jordan

Tobolka

Football 

Ryan

Walker

Football 

Bryson

Dechambeau

Men’s Golf 

Rafael

Aregger

Men’s Golf 

Andrew

Buchanan

Men’s Golf 

Ryan

Burgess

Men’s Golf 

Harry

Higgs

Men’s Golf 

Jeffrey

Lee

Men’s Golf 

Austin

Smotherman

Men’s Golf 

Kimberly

Beers

Women’s Golf 

Jenny

Haglund

Women’s Golf 

Katie

Page

Women’s Golf 

Jennifer

Park

Women’s Golf 

Caitlin

Pisciotta

Women’s Golf 

Alexandra

Rossi

Women’s Golf 

Maria Elena

Villamil

Women’s Golf 

Melanie

White

Women’s Golf 

Loni

Albrecht

Women’s Rowing 

Hanna

Axene

Women’s Rowing 

Allison

Buchanan

Women’s Rowing 

Chantelle

Conley

Women’s Rowing 

Dominique

Conley

Women’s Rowing 

Colleen

Costello

Women’s Rowing 

Mackenzie

Daly

Women’s Rowing 

Christine

Freeman

Women’s Rowing 

Stephanie

Gentile

Women’s Rowing 

Maggie

Jones

Women’s Rowing 

Laura

Kade

Women’s Rowing 

Katrina

Kerrigan

Women’s Rowing 

Lauren

Moore

Women’s Rowing 

Julia

Neppl

Women’s Rowing 

Molly

O'Connell

Women’s Rowing 

Jonnie

Parmer

Women’s Rowing 

Rebekah

Tate

Women’s Rowing 

Ryan

Brown

Men’s Soccer 

Marco

Carrizales

Men’s Soccer 

Stanton

Garcia

Men’s Soccer 

Trevor

Hubbard

Men’s Soccer 

Anthony

Jeffries

Men’s Soccer 

Benjamin

Joseph

Men’s Soccer 

John

Lujano

Men’s Soccer 

Andrew

Morales

Men’s Soccer 

Michael

Nelson

Men’s Soccer 

Eddie

Puskarich

Men’s Soccer 

Max

Rockwell

Men’s Soccer 

Will

Smith

Men’s Soccer 

Caleb

Underwood

Men’s Soccer 

Abdul

Yassine

Men’s Soccer 

Amelia

Ambrose

Women's Soccer 

Taylor

Barg

Women's Soccer 

Jessica

Bartol

Women's Soccer 

Mallory

Baum

Women's Soccer 

Lauryn

Bodden

Women's Soccer 

Olivia

Elliott

Women's Soccer 

Briana

Gaines

Women's Soccer 

Kelsey

Gorney

Women's Soccer 

Taylor

Jackson

Women's Soccer 

Bari

Kesner

Women's Soccer 

Rachael

Larson

Women's Soccer 

Lissi

Lonsberry

Women's Soccer 

Brooke

O'Hare

Women's Soccer 

Gabrielle

Petrucelli

Women's Soccer 

Shelby

Redman

Women's Soccer 

Taylor

Robinson

Women's Soccer 

Courtney

Smith

Women's Soccer 

Sara

Watson

Women's Soccer 

Gabriel

Andonie

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Giedrius

Andriunaitis

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Devin

Burnett

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Ramom

Carvalho Melo

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Thomas

Colket

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Matthew

Colket

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

John

Corley

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Nicolai

Hansen

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Hayden

Hodges

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Nicholas

Hook

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Bryce

Klein

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Ryan

Koops

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Pablo

Lara

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Parker

Meinecke

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Matthew

Napier-Jameson

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Braeden

Newton

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Daniel

Pitts

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Tyler

Rauth

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Matthew

Roney

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Mindaugas

Sadauskas

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Mitchell

Towne

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Tucker

Wells

Men’s Swimming and Diving 

Isabella

Arcila

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Rachel

Balke

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Ursa

Bezan

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Samantha

Butz

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Sky

Corbett-Methot

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Lexi

Farrar

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Caitlin

Gutschenritter

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Brooke

Jensen

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Elizabeth

Krane

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Lauren

Lamb

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Eleonor

Lindborg

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Nathalie

Lindborg

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Madison

Meyer

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Jordan

Newman

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Rachel

Nicol

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Nicole

Parmenter

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Nina

Rangelova

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Natalie

Schauwecker

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Anna

Volchkov

Women's Swimming and Diving 

Arturs

Kazijevs

Men's Tennis 

Nate

Lammons

Men's Tennis 

Alexander

Leonard

Men's Tennis 

Mischa

Nowicki

Men's Tennis 

Julio

Olaya

Men's Tennis 

Pablo

Perez Esnaola

Men's Tennis 

Tony

Russell

Men's Tennis 

Alex

Sanders

Men's Tennis 

Anna Kate

Anderson

Women's Tennis 

Vaszilisza

Bulgakova

Women's Tennis 

Hristina

Dishkova

Women's Tennis 

Macie

Elliott

Women's Tennis 

Yana

Erkeeva

Women's Tennis 

Elena

Fayner

Women's Tennis 

Shahzodahon

Hatamova

Women's Tennis 

Dasha

Sharapova

Women's Tennis 

Mary

Wright

Women's Tennis 

Avery

Acker

Women's Volleyball 

Carla

Armstrong

Women's Volleyball 

Olivia

Bailey

Women's Volleyball 

Cailin

Bula

Women's Volleyball 

Abbey

Bybel

Women's Volleyball 

Caroline

Daly

Women's Volleyball 

Janelle

Giordano

Women's Volleyball 

Katherine

Hegarty

Women's Volleyball 

Savannah

Myklebust

Women's Volleyball 

Julianne

Scheidler

Women's Volleyball 

Caroline

Young

Women's Volleyball 


Koops, Perez Receive American Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award
By Staff, SMU Athletics Public Relations

Aug. 5, 2014

DALLAS (SMU/AAC) – Two recent SMU graduates received American Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence awards, the conference announced today. Ryan Koops (men’s swimming) and Helena Perez (women’s track and field) each earned the honor.

The award is given to one student-athlete in each American Athletic Conference-sponsored sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible.

Koops, from San Antonio, landed on the all-conference squads for both the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays. Koops was also on the 400-yard medley team that won at the American Short Course Championship. Koops was a four-year letterwinner and led SMU’s 400-yard medley squad to a 14th-place NCAA finish in 2013.

Perez helped lead SMU to its first women’s track and field conference titles in 2014, with the Mustangs sweeping both the indoor and outdoor AAC championships. Perez took first place in the hammer throw at the outdoor championships, and took all-conference honors in both the hammer throw and shot put. Perez also won the indoor conference title in the shot put in 2012. 

 

Mustangs Earn AVCA Team Academic Award For Third Straight Season
SMU begins season Aug. 29; First home matches Sept. 5
By Travis Chamblee, SMU Athletics Public Relations

Aug. 4, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (SMU) - The Mustangs are one of a record-setting 134 NCAA Division I volleyball programs to honored with the AVCA Team Academic Award, earning the accolade for the third straight season. In all, 676 men's and women's high school and college programs achieved at least a 3.3 GPA, the minimum for the award.

"As a program, we strive for excellence both on the court and in the classroom. SMU is an elite educational institution, and to earn an honor like this says a lot about the quality student-athletes we have in our program," head coach Lisa Seifert said. "Dr. Sue Bierman and her academic staff do a great job working with our kids and offering support."

SMU finished with a 3.4 team GPA, led by setter Avery Acker, who scored a 3.9 during her sophomore year in accounting. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

"Too often athletic participation is associated with academic underachievement and this stereotype is simply false when it comes to volleyball," said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. "Couple the smarts represented by these teams with the competitive experience and team-focused training gained on the court and we have a potent formula for future leadership! What a significant contribution that is by their coaches and schools."

 

SMU Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors Team Receives Award, Four Individuals Recognized
By Zachary Balside, SMU Athletics Public Relations

July 29, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU Track and Field team was recognized for their academic excellence by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). SMU received the team scholar award and four individuals were given all-academic honors.

Teams were eligible for academic honors if they held a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Individuals were eligible by boasting a GPA of 3.25 or higher and by ranking in either the top 96 nationally of an individual event (indoor), top 48 of a relay event (indoor) or by participating in any round of the NCAA Division I Championship, including preliminaries (outdoor).

Helena Perez, who finished with a 3.57 GPA, earned all-conference honors in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, winning the hammer throw title in the outdoor event and earning third-place finishes in shot put in both seasons. Perez also took 18th at the NCAA Preliminaries in the hammer throw.

Lisa Egarter ended the year with a 3.47 GPA after advancing to the NCAA Preliminaries in the high jump. She took fifth in the heptathlon at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships and fourth in the high jump in the indoor league championship. Egarter also won the high jump at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational.

Agnes Sjöström closed her freshman season with a 3.46 GPA. Sjöström won the 5,000-meter run at the AAC Outdoor Championships and second at the 1,500-meter run. She also took second in the 3,000-meter run and third in the 5,000-meter run at the AAC Indoor Championships. Sjöström fought the flu at the NCAA Preliminaries and placed 22nd out of 48 runners in the 5,000-meter run.

Tova Magnusson, who holds a 3.26 GPA in Pre-Med, took 12th at the NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after winning the event at the AAC Outdoor Championships. For her efforts, Magnusson received Second Team All-America honors.

The Mustangs had a historic 2014 season, winning their first two conference championships in program history. SMU swept the indoor and outdoor AAC titles while the cross country team added a league championship in the fall. 

 

Swimming And Diving Programs Named AAC Team Academic Excellence Award Winners
Both Men And Women Earn Inaugural Honor
By Lindsey Olsen, SMU Athletics Public Relations

July 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (American/SMU) – The SMU men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have earned the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award for their respective sport, American Athletic Conference officials announced on Wednesday.

Each conference sport honors one team based on the grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution’s roster as of the last contest of that sport’s championship segment.

On July 11, both teams also earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honors, posting a 3.40 team GPA on the women’s side and 3.25 on the men’s side. As individuals, 10 student-athletes were named CSCAA Academic All-Americans.

Nina Rangelova highlighted the selections on the women's side as a first-team honoree, while Isabella Arcila, Ursa Bezan and Nathalie Lindborg earned honorable mention accolades.

On the men's side, six were recognized as honorable mention selections for their work in the classroom including Nicolai Hansen, Bryce Klein, Ryan Koops, Tyler Rauth, Matt Roney and Tucker Wells. Below is a full list of honored teams:

 

Sport

School

Baseball

Cincinnati

Men’s Basketball

Louisville

Women’s Basketball

UCF

Men’s Cross Country

Rutgers

Women’s Cross Country

Memphis

Football

UCF

Men’s Golf

Memphis

Women’s Golf

Louisville

Women’s Rowing

Louisville

Men’s Soccer

Temple

Women’s Soccer

Memphis

Softball

Houston

Men’s Swimming & Diving

SMU

Women’s Swimming & Diving

SMU

Men’s Tennis

Temple

Women’s Tennis

Memphis

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Louisville

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Memphis

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

Rutgers

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

Memphis

Women’s Volleyball

Louisville



SMU Swimmers and Divers Earn CSCAA Individual All-America Honors

Nina Rangelova Earns First Team Honors; Nine Named Honorable Mention
By Staff, SMU Athletics Public Relations

July 14, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) – Ten SMU swimmers and divers were honored by the CSCAA as Scholar All-America selections, the organization announced on Monday, this coming the week after both the men’s and women’s programs were named CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams.

Both the Scholar All-America and honorable mention awards are based on a cumulative or term grade point average of 3.5 and above in the semester of the NCAA Championship, as well as participation in that championship. Divers qualify by competing at their respective championship qualifying meets, zones or NCAA preliminary rounds.

Nina Rangelova highlighted the selections on a the women’s side as a first-team honoree, while Isabella Arcila, Ursa Bezan and Nathalie Lindborg earned honorable mention accolades.

On the men’s side, six were recognized for their work in the classroom including Nicolai Hansen, Bryce Klein, Ryan Koops, Tyler Rauth, Matt Roney and Tucker Wells.

The women’s team compiled a 3.40 GPA for the spring semester, while the men posted a 3.25
 

Swimming And Diving Teams Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams
Women Post 3.40 Spring GPA; Men Finish With 3.25

By Staff, SMU Athletics Public Relations


July 11, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) – Both SMU swimming and diving teams posted grade point averages above 3.0 to earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors for the 2014 spring semester, the organization announced on Thursday. The women’s team posted a 3.40, while the men had a 3.25.

The honor, which is supported by Nike Swim, is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

On Wednesday, seven swimmers also achieved university honors for the spring semester. Senior Natalie Schauwecker, junior Elizabeth Krane and sophomores Ursa Bezan and Nicholas Hook earned Honor Roll with High Distinction, while graduated senior Jordan Newman and sophomore Bryce Klein earned Honor Roll with Distinction accolades and sophomore Hayden Corley was named to the Honor Roll.

SMU Women’s Tennis Receives ITA Academic Honors
By Zachary Balside, SMU Athletics Public Relations

July 11, 2014

SKILLMAN, N.J. (SMU/ITA) - The SMU women's tennis team and four of its student-athletes have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their academic prowess. Vaszilisza Bulgakova, Hristina Dishkova, Macie Elliott and Yana Erkeeva all received individual honors.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA member program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2013 and spring 2014).

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

All members of the 2014 All-Academic Teams and ITA Scholar-Athletes receive a certificate to recognize the achievement.

A full list of recognized teams and individuals can be found here. 

 

Thirty Student-Athletes Earn Honors Recognition For Spring Term
By Lindsey Olsen, SMU Athletics Public Relations

July 9, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) - Thirty student-athletes earned honors recognitions in the spring semester, the University has announced. SMU awards three levels of honors: Honor Roll with High Distinction (top 5 percent), Honor Roll with Distinction (top 10 percent) and Honor Roll (top 15 percent). The appointments are determined by percentile rank based on cumulative SMU GPA.

The honorees are as follows:

Honor Roll, High Distinction

Avery Acker - Volleyball

Ursa Bezan - Women's Swimming and Diving

Andrew Buchanan - Men's Golf

Sylvia de Toledo - Equestrian

Hristina Dishkova - Women's Tennis

Elena Fayner - Women's Tennis

Nicholas Hook - Men's Swimming and Diving

Anthony Jeffries - Men's Soccer

Benjamin Joseph - Men's Soccer

Elizabeth Krane - Women's Soccer

Natalie Schauwecker - Women's Swimming and Diving

Julianne Scheidler - Volleyball

Karoline Skatteboe - Cross Country/Track and Field

Honor Roll, Distinction

William Barns - Football

Maggie Jones - Rowing

Bryce Klein - Men's Swimming and Diving

Erin Nelson - Equestrian

Jordan Newman - Women's Swimming and Diving

Will Smith - Men's Soccer

Kaitlyn Thomas - Cross Country/Track and Field

Courtney Tibbetts - Track and Field

Maria Elena Villamil - Women's Golf

Honor Roll

Taylor Barg - Women's Soccer

Hayden Corley - Men's Swimming and Diving

Macie Elliott - Women's Tennis

Janelle Giordano - Volleyball

Kelsey Gorney - Women's Soccer

Nate Lammons - Men's Tennis

Rachael Larson - Women's Soccer

Katie Page - Women's Golf

For more information on SMU Honor Roll, click here.

Page, Villamil Named All-American Scholars                     
SMU Places Two On Prestigious List

By Staff, SMU Athletics Public Relations
 
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WGCA/SMU) - SMU freshman Katie Page and senior Maria Elena Villamil have been named Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars, the WGCA announced today.
 
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. This was Villamil's fourth selection, having been honored every season she has played.
 
Page, a native of Louisville, Ky., played in eight tournaments, including each of the last six, in 2013-14, averaging a 76.57. She recorded three rounds at par or better, including a season-low 70 in the final round of the Central District Invitational.
 
Villamil, from Madrid, Spain, played in all 11 tournaments in the 2013-14 campaign, averaging a 75.78. She was the only SMU golfer to play every round each of the last two seasons (21 tournaments). She finished 14th at The American Athletic Conference Championships this season, her top finish of the year.
 


May 16th, 2014

SMU Graduating Student-Athletes Honored During Reception

By Travis Chamblee, SMU Athletics Public Relations

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU Department of Athletics honored its graduating seniors during a reception on campus Friday. The student-athletes will participate in SMU's Commencement Ceremony Saturday, as part of the first spring graduating class in the newly-renovated Moody Coliseum.

Student-athletes were presented a student-athlete sash by Rick Hart, SMU Director of Athletics, and Paul Rogers, Faculty Athletics Representative. Hart addressed the audience, which included friends and family members of the graduates.

Hart also stated the goal of the athletics department is to prepare students for life. He congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments, and reminded them that they would always have a home and a family in Dallas at SMU.

The graduation recognition reception, which was first started with the December 2013 graduates at SMU, and was designed to honor and thank graduating student-athletes for their service to the university, as well as honor and recognize the graduates for their hard-earned success. 

 

May 7, 2014

Mustangs Earn NCAA Public Recognition Award
SMU one of 66 volleyball programs recognized for academic success

By Travis Chamblee, SMU Athletics Public Relations

INDANAPOLIS (SMU) - The SMU women's volleyball program is one of 66 women's volleyball programs recognized by the NCAA for its success in the classroom. Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate, SMU women's volleyball earned the NCAA Public Recognition Award for posting scores in the top 10 percent of its sport.

APRs for all Division I teams will be released May 14. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. Teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for the postseason, and they also can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The 1,049 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 631 women's teams and 418 men's or mixed squads. In 2013, 976 teams were recognized.

The scores required to be in the top ten ranged from 980 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport, with the majority of top 10 teams earning a perfect APR.

"Each year, more and more teams are achieving perfect APR scores," said NCAA president Mark Emmert. "We are proud of our member schools' commitment to providing tremendous opportunities for student-athletes so they can succeed on the field, in the classroom, and in life."

In addition to their academic success, the Mustangs went 22-9 and finished second in the American Athletic Conference during the league's inaugural season. Avery Acker, American Athletic Conference Setter of the Year, was named AVCA All-America honorable mention, All-Region honorable mention and earned a first team all-conference selection. She finished the season with a league-best 11.56 assists per set in conference matches, and ranked 25th in the NCAA with 11.21 per set overall.

SMU, which won 10 of its last 11 matches, had a total of five All-American Athletic Conference selections, with Caroline Young and freshman middle blocker Janelle Giordano joining Acker on the first team. Sophomore outside hitters Cailin Bula and Abbey Bybel were selected to the second team. All five players are returning for the 2014 season. 

April 29th, 2014

SMU Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

By Travis Chamblee, SMU Athletics Public Relations

DALLAS (SMU) - At a banquet honoring the athletic and academic achievements of the 17 sports programs at SMU, the women's tennis team (3.59) and men's tennis team (3.26) had the highest team GPAs, while the women's rowing team was recognized for having the most improved GPA. It was the second straight year in which the men's tennis team boasted the highest GPA. Alice McCall, women's swimming, and Ryan Manuel, men's basketball, earned the Scholar Baller award, which is given to student-athletes who show perseverance and overcome adversity on the quest for academic success.

Women's swimming's Jordan Newman and men's tennis' Mischa Nowicki were awarded the Meyer Brothers Award, which recognizes the male and female senior student-athlete who has the highest cumulative GPA. Newman will graduate in May with degrees in English and psychology, and has posted a 3.917 GPA over her career. In the pool, she helped lead the Mustangs to a top-20 finish at the NCAA Championships. Nicola maintained a 3.632 GPA in accounting and economics while winning nine singles matches this season, taking his career total to 43 wins. 

Maria Elena Villamil earned the Presidential Award of Excellence - Scholar-Athlete, given each year to a graduating senior with at least a 3.5 GPA who has demonstrated outstanding ability on the field and in the classroom. Villamil posted a 3.916 GPA while pursuing degrees in mathematics and computer science. She finished 14th at the inaugural American Athletic Conference women's golf championships, and carded a career-best, two-under 70 in the first round of the Betsy Rawls Invitational.

April 23, 2014

Mustang Student-Athletes Recognized At Honors Convocation
Ten Mustangs Recognized With Distinguished Honors
 

By Lindsay Olsen, SMU Athletics Public Relations

DALLAS (SMU) - Ten SMU student-athletes have been recognized by respective organizations as recipients of university honors. The following student-athletes were recognized at the annual Honors Convocation held this week that recognizes new Honorary Society inductees; Departmental, School and National Fellowship awards; various distinguished scholarships and internships; as well as graduating University Honors Program students.

Mallory Baum (Women's Soccer)
University Honors Program

Caroline Daly (Volleyball)
Distinguished Marketing Major

Julianna Fischer (Equestrian)
Phi Beta Kappa

Trevor Hubbard (Men's Soccer)
Tau Sigma

Ryan Koops (Men's Swimming)
Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholar 

Nate Lammons (Men's Tennis)
Tau Beta Pi 

Jordan Newman (Women's Swimming)
Phi Beta Kappa 

Julianne Scheidler (Volleyball)
Mortar Board

Will Smith (Men's Soccer)
Beta Gamma Sigma 

Mitchell Towne (Men's Swimming)
Philip H. Solomon Award in World Languages and Literatures: Latin



Nine Mustangs Recognized By NCEA For Academic Success
Julianna Fischer and Emma Roberts Named NCEA First Team All-Academic

April 2, 2014

WACO, Texas (SMU) – Senior Julianna Fischer and junior Emma Roberts were named to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association All-Academic First Team, headlining a group of nine Mustang riders to receive academic accolades from the NCEA on Wednesday. 

Sophomore Schaefer Raposa was named to the Honorable Mention list, while seniors Ramsay Hanson, Lauren Hogan, Renick Townsend and Taylor McClung, junior Rachel Reid and freshman Erin Nelson were also listed on the NCEA Honor Roll.

     Julianna Fischer

     Emma Roberts

Mustangs Place 20 On 2013 American Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team

Feb. 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (The American/SMU) - Commissioner Mike Aresco announced Tuesday the 2013 American Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team. The 246-member list included 20 Mustang student-athletes.

To be nominated, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters, or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits, not including remedial courses.

The Mustangs represented on the 2013 team are listed below. 

SMU (20)

Pos

Cl

Hometown

Thomas Ashcraft

OL

Sr.

Cedar Hill, Texas

Troy Castle

DB

So.

Gig Harbor, Wash.

Dylan Dickman

RB

Fr.

Mckinney, Texas

Ben Esterer

DB

Fr.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Alex Faoro

K

Fr.

Fort Worth, Texas

Jeremy Gray

DB

Sr.

Ashburn, Va.

Hayden Greenbauer

DB

Jr.

San Antonio, Texas

Randall Joyner

LB

Sr.

Carrollton, Texas

Garrett Krstich

QB

So.

Carlsbad, Calif.

Taylor Lasecki

OL

So.

Frisco, Texas

Daniel McCarty

OL

Fr.

San Antonio, Texas

Andrew McCleneghen

DL

So.

Plano, Texas

Stephen Neson

WR

Jr.

Beaverton, Ore.

Conner Preston

QB

So.

Gradena, Calif.

Cody Rademacher

K

So.

Austin, Texas

Stephon Sanders

LB

Jr.

Mesquite, Texas

Luke Seeker

RB

So.

Austin, Texas

Aaron Stafford

WR

So.

Fort Worth, Texas

Jordan Tobolka

LS

Fr.

Dallas, Texas

Ryan Walker

WR

Sr.

Southlake, Texas



SMU Women’s Soccer Receives NSCAA Academic Team Award

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Nov. 21, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs women's soccer team received the NSCAA Academic Team Award, the organization announced Thursday. SMU has now earned the award three straight years.

To receive the recognition, a team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Team Academic Award honors a squad's exemplary efforts in the classroom and on the field. A total of 593 women's soccer programs in the nation earned the honor.

This achievement marks another academic honor bestowed upon the Mustangs, after junior Shelby Redman was named to the CoSida Academic All-District team on Oct. 31. Redman also earned second team all-conference honors with Rikki Clarke, while  Taylor Barg landed on the all-freshman team. 




SMU Women's Tennis Earns ITA Academic Awards
Team Compiled 3.38 GPA In 2012-13; Dishkova, Erkeeva And Fayner Earn ITA Individual Awards

August 2, 2013

SKILLMAN, N.J. (ITA) -- The SMU women's tennis team and three of its student-athletes have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for their academic excellence. The Mustangs were one of only 63 schools to receive the ITA All-Academic Team award. In addition, SMU had junior to be Elena Fayner and sophomores to be Hristina Dishkova and Yana Erkeeva earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or above. The Mustangs compiled a 3.38 team GPA for the 2012-13 academic year.

To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must meet have a GPA of at least 3.50 for the current academic year. Three SMU student-athletes, Erkeeva (4.0), Fayner (4.0) and Dishkova (3.96) were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

In addition, Dishkova and Fayner also received a Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal for maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 during the past season.

     Yana Erkeeva

     Elena Fayner

     Hristina Dishkova

 

 

 

SMU T&F: Five Mustangs Receive USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
Alenbratt, Cvitanovic, Egarter, Perez, Skatteboe All Earn Recognition

July 25, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (SMU) - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week that five Mustangs were among the 710 athletes chosen for national All-Academic track and field honors.

Mary Alenbratt, Lucija Cvitanovic, Lisa Egarter, Helena Perez and Karoline Skatteboe all earned recognition. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Alenbratt, who finished her career at SMU this season, set three school records in 2013 - indoor mile, indoor 3000-meter and the outdoor 1500-meter. She graduated with a 3.59 GPA as a management major while minoring in Chinese.

Cvitanovic won the Conference USA javelin championship, helping lead SMU to a second-place result as a team. Cvitanovic placed 14th in javelin at the NCAA Championships and competed in the pentathlon and heptathlon for SMU. Cvitanovic holds a 3.37 GPA as a psychology major.

Egarter also competed in the heptathlon for the Mustangs, placing fifth at the C-USA Championships, including a second-place finish in the high jump portion of the event. Egarter is a business major with a 3.53 GPA.

Perez won four shot put titles (one indoor, three outdoor), including taking the C-USA outdoor championship. Her 16.60 meter mark at the C-USA Championships is fourth-best in SMU history. Perez is a management major with a 3.51 GPA.

Skatteboe, competing in her first collegiate track and field season, won two outdoor events - the 1,500-meter at the TCU Invitational and the 10,000-meter at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. She also participated in the NCAA Prelimaries in the 10,000-meter. Skatteboe currently holds a 4.0 GPA as an engineering major.

SMU Swim: Swimming And Diving Squads Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
Rangelova Places On Scholar All-America First Team

July 18, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) - SMU's men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors while Nina Rangelova was named to the CSCAA NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar All-American First Team.

The Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship.

Rangelova earned two All-America honors this season in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Nicolai Hansen and Ryan Koops took Second Team honors, while Matthew Roney was tagged with Honorable Mention recognition. Both Hansen and Koops earned All-America honors in the 400-yard freestyle relay this season.

     Nina Ranelova

     Nicolai Hansen

     Ryan Koops

SMU W-Golf: Villamil, White Named WGCA All-American Scholars

July 2, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SMU) - Maria Elena Villamil and Melanie White were each named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Monday after posting cumulative GPAs of 3.50 or higher.

Villamil, a math and computer science major, posted a season-best tournament finish at the Chip-N Club Invitational, tying for 15th in helping lead SMU to its season-opening win. Villamil also played a crucial role in the Mustangs' triumph at the Johnie Imes Invitational, posting a season-low first round score of 73.

White, a finance and management science major, started the season with a splash, taking individual medalist honors in SMU's second event of the season, the Johnie Imes Invitational. During that tournament, White carded the lowest round in SMU history, shooting a seven-under 65 during the second round. White ended up breaking the tournament record for total score, tallying a 208 over the three-day event. The senior finished the season with four under-par rounds. White also was named to the C-USA All-Academic Team on April 19.

 

     Maria Elena Villamil, Melanie White

 

 

SMU T&F: Alenbratt Named To Conference USA All-Academic Team

May 29, 2013

IRVING, Texas (SMU) - SMU senior Mary Alenbratt was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Alenbratt, a native of Bohus, Sweden, holds a 3.59 GPA and is a management major minoring in Chinese. She also received SMU's Presidential Award of Excellence, which is given to a graduating senior student athlete with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an outstanding record on the field of play at SMU.

Alenbratt has had a successful senior season on the Hilltop, and holds four SMU records (three indoor records and one outdoor), including the mile run, which she completed in 4:43.05 at the SPIRE Institute Invite on Feb. 9. Alenbratt also won the 3000-meter run twice during the indoor season, and was a crucial part of the distance medley relay team that won at the Howie Ryan Indoor Invitational. She also won the 800-meter event at the North Texas Classic.

Alenbratt attempted to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 1,500-meter run, missing a berth by just 10 seconds.

 

     Mary Alenbratt

Carstens Named To C-USA All-Academic Team

Senior captain one of 19 student-athletes to earn the academic honor

May 9, 2013

IRVING, Texas (SMU) - Emily Carstens was named to the Conference USA Rowing All-Academic Team, conference officials announced Thursday. The senior earned a 3.53 GPA in business administration and management, and is one of 19 student-athletes representing all 11 C-USA schools which sponsor rowing to earn the honor.

Carstens, a native of Tulsa, Okla., was on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll all four years at SMU, and was recently awarded the Meyers Brother Award, which is presented to SMU student-athletes for combined athletic achievement, academic success and community involvement. The team captain serves as the Vice President of Community Service for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and has competed with the 1st Varsity 8+ crew since her freshman season.

She has been invited to the U.S. National Rowing Team Identification Camp twice, and holds the second-fastest erg time in program history. This season, she has raced in all ten events and led the Mustangs to wins over Creighton and Kansas State.

The SMU rowing team will compete at the Conference USA Championships Saturday, May 18 at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

 

     Emily Carstens

 

 

 

SMU W-Golf: White Named To Conference USA All-Academic Team
Management Science and Finance Major Boasts A 3.692 GPA

April 19, 2013

IRVING, Texas (SMU) - SMU senior Melanie White was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team, the conference office announced Friday.

White holds a 3.692 GPA as a management science and finance double major. White has also helped SMU to one of its best seasons in recent memory. The team has three victories on the year, including the Johnie Imes Invitational, in which White took individual medalist honors by six strokes. White broke the total event record by four shots, and set the SMU record with a second round score of 65. White has three rounds in the 60s this season.

The conference already recognized White earlier in the season, giving her Golfer of the Week honors on Oct. 3.

Student-athletes who hold a minimum 3.2 GPA, classified as at least a sophomore and having competed in at least 75 percent of their team's scheduled tournaments are eligible for the all-academic team.

The 2013 C-USA Women's Golf Championship is scheduled for April 22-24 at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala.

2013 C-USA Women's Golf All-Academic Team (*Repeat Selection)
NAME - SCHOOL - YEAR - HOMETOWN - GPA - MAJOR
*Fanny Wolte, East Carolina, Junior, Graz, Austria, 3.96, Marketing
Alex Al?ng, Memphis, Senior, Tullinge, Sweden, 3.57, International Business
Julia Hodgson, Memphis, Senior, Unionville, Ontario, 3.82, Communications
Sarah Mathews, Memphis, Senior, Memphis, Tenn., 3.731, Accounting
Melanie White, SMU, Senior, Colleyville, Texas, 3.692, Management Science and Finance

 

     Melanie White

 

 

 

SMU M-Tennis: Nowicki Named To Conference USA All-Academic Team

April 16, 2013

IRVING, Texas (SMU) - Junior Mischa Nowicki was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Nowicki boasts a 3.70 GPA as an accounting major at SMU. The junior has also excelled on the court, going 10-7 in singles play this spring. The native of Herdecke, Germany is also a part of the 83rd-ranked doubles pair in the nation, teaming with Arturs Kazijevs to go 12-4 in dual matches. The duo has won its last eight decisions.

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, honorees must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have competed in at least 75 percent of their team's scheduled matches.

The Mustangs have had a member on the C-USA All-Academic team every year since 2007.

2013 C-USA Men's Tennis All-Academic Team
Joe Salisbury | Memphis | Junior | 3.74 GPA | Business Economics | London, England
Carlos Lopez Villa | Old Dominion | Sophomore | 3.75 GPA | Accounting | Madrid, Spain
Mischa Nowicki | SMU | Junior | 3.70 GPA | Accounting | Herdecke, Germany
Clifford Marsland | Tulsa | Senior | 3.514 | Exercise and Sports Science | Perth, Australia
Joe Blasco | UCF | Senior | 4.00 GPA | Civil Engineering (master's) | Alicante, Spain

 

     Mischa Nowicki

 

 

 

 

SMU Athletics: Alenbratt Receives Presidential Award Of Excellence At SMU Awards Extravaganza
Senior Recognized For Efforts In The Classroom And In Competition

April 16, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) - Senior cross country and track and field athlete Mary Alenbratt was honored with the Presidential Award of Excellence at the 2013 SMU Awards Extravaganza at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on Monday night.

To be eligible for the award, the student athlete must be a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an outstanding record on the field of play at SMU.

Alenbratt certainly has met those requirements during her four years on the Hilltop. The native of Bohus, Sweden has preserved a 3.586 GPA and will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a minor in Chinese. Alenbratt has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll each of her academic years at SMU.

Alenbratt has been a vital member of SMU's well-decorated cross country squads, winning three Conference USA Championships (2009, 2011 and 2012) during her four years. Alenbratt was a First Team All-C-USA honoree in 2012, and has been named to the All-Region team three times. She has also starred during the track and field seasons, holding four SMU records (three indoor records and one outdoor), including in the mile run, which she completed in 4:43.05 at the SPIRE Institute Invite on Feb. 9.

     Mary Alenbratt

 

 

 

SMU Equestrian Earns Academic Honors
14 Mustangs named to NCEA Honor Roll

Fischer named to NCEA Academic First Team

April 4, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) - SMU equestrian rider Julianna Fischer has been named to the National Collegiate Equestrian Association's Academic First Team. Emma Roberts, Courtney Line, and Rachel Reid were each named to the NCEA Academic Second Team. In addition, 14 Mustangs were named to the Honor Roll.

Fischer, a junior from Wellington, Fla., won the Pin Oak Invitational in equitation on the flat with a shutout victory over LSU and a dominant ride against Fresno State in the championship round. She is 5-5 in competitions on the flat this season.

Roberts, a sophomore from Houston, Texas, holds a record of 7-4 in equitation over fences this season. She earned MVP honors in the season opener and was victorious against a rider from No. 1 South Carolina.

Line, a sophomore from West Islip, N.Y., is 8-2 in equitation over fences this season. She has won the last five matches in a row, including a victory over No. 1 South Carolina. She also earned MVP honors against Sacred Heart.

Reid, a sophomore from Rochester, Mich., has been a steady contributor all season and holds a 3-3 record in equitation on the flat.

Elizabeth Hartnett, Katherine Jones, Morgan Toal, Blaire Bogard, Julianna Fischer, Lauren Hogan, Taylor McClung, Renick Townsend, Megan Osteen, Madeleine Stover, Courtney Line, Rachel Reid, Ryan Umberger, and Emma Roberts were the 14 Mustangs named to the NCEA Honor Roll.

 

     Julianna Fischer

 

 

 

Twenty-Seven Student-Athletes Earn Honors Recognition In Fall
Mustangs Shine In Classroom

March 2, 2013

Twenty-seven student-athletes earned honors recognition in the fall semester, it was recently announced. SMU awards three levels of honors: Honor Roll with High Distinction (Top 5%), Honor Roll with Distinction (Top 10%) and Honor Roll (Top 15%). The appointments are determined by percentile rank based on cumulative SMU GPA.

The honorees are as follows:

Honor Roll, High Distinction
Avery Acker - Volleyball 
Hristina Dishkova – W. Tennis
Elena Fayner – W. Tennis
Mirjam Niederberger – Track/CC
Natalie Schauwecker - W. Swimming
Julianne Scheidler – Volleyball
Karoline Skatteboe – Track/CC
Danielle Villars – W. Swimming

Honor Roll, Distinction
Katherine Jones - Equestrian
Darci Martin – Rowing
Matthew Mozdzen – M. Swimming
Jordan Newman – W. Swimming
Will Smith – M. Soccer
Rebekah Tate – Rowing
Kaitlyn Thomas – Track/CC
Maria Elena Villamil – W. Golf
Stephanie Wright – Track/CC

Honor Roll, Honor
Perri Anderson – W. Tennis
Hannah Ferrin – W. Swimming
Elizabeth Krane – W. Swimming
Garrett Krstich – Football
Rachael Larson – W. Soccer
Parker Meinecke – M. Swimming
Sharnell Robinson – Track/CC
Luke Seeker – Football
Nick Sotta – Football
Emily Vavourakis – W. Swimming




Page, Villamil Named All-American Scholars                      SMU Places Two On Prestigious List   , the WGCA announced today.Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars have been named Maria Elena Villamil and senior Katie Page - SMU freshman CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WGCA/SMU)   The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. This was Villamil's fourth selection, having been honored every season she has played.   Page, a native of Louisville, Ky., played in eight tournaments, including each of the last six, in 2013-14, averaging a 76.57. She recorded three rounds at par or better, including a season-low 70 in the final round of the Central District Invitational.   Villamil, from Madrid, Spain, played in all 11 tournaments in the 2013-14 campaign, averaging a 75.78. She was the only SMU golfer to play every round each of the last two seasons (21 tournaments). She finished 14th at The American Athletic Conference Championships this season, her top finish of the year.
Page, Villamil Named All-American Scholars                      SMU Places Two On Prestigious List   , the WGCA announced today.Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars have been named Maria Elena Villamil and senior Katie Page - SMU freshman CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WGCA/SMU)   The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. This was Villamil's fourth selection, having been honored every season she has played.   Page, a native of Louisville, Ky., played in eight tournaments, including each of the last six, in 2013-14, averaging a 76.57. She recorded three rounds at par or better, including a season-low 70 in the final round of the Central District Invitational.   Villamil, from Madrid, Spain, played in all 11 tournaments in the 2013-14 campaign, averaging a 75.78. She was the only SMU golfer to play every round each of the last two seasons (21 tournaments). She finished 14th at The American Athletic Conference Championships this season, her top finish of the year.
Page, Villamil Named All-American Scholars                      SMU Places Two On Prestigious List   , the WGCA announced today.Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars have been named Maria Elena Villamil and senior Katie Page - SMU freshman CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WGCA/SMU)   The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50. This was Villamil's fourth selection, having been honored every season she has played.   Page, a native of Louisville, Ky., played in eight tournaments, including each of the last six, in 2013-14, averaging a 76.57. She recorded three rounds at par or better, including a season-low 70 in the final round of the Central District Invitational.   Villamil, from Madrid, Spain, played in all 11 tournaments in the 2013-14 campaign, averaging a 75.78. She was the only SMU golfer to play every round each of the last two seasons (21 tournaments). She finished 14th at The American Athletic Conference Championships this season, her top finish of the year.