Feb. 7, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut Division of Athletics continued a long-standing tradition at the women's basketball game on Tuesday night as it honored all student-athletes who earned a 3.0 semester grade point average. Almost 400 of UConn's 700 student-athletes were honored for achieving that mark during the spring 2012 and/or fall 2012 semester.
Taking part in the ceremony were University President Susan Herbst, Provost Mun Choi, Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs Sally Reis, Director of Athletics Warde Manuel, Director of the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes Ellen Tripp and NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Scott Brown.
Also taking part were staff members from CPIA: Alana Butler, Lindsay Darcy, Amanda Fabbro, Ingrid Hohmann, Kelli Kozaryn and Rebecca Taylor.
The following student-athletes were honored for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average in either on or both of the semesters. From men's swimming and diving, a senior business major, Sean Cook; from women's soccer, a senior exercise science major, Danielle Dakin; from women's swimming, a senior education major, Mary DeMarrais; from women's indoor track, a junior nursing major, Stephanie Ellis; from women's basketball, a senior sports promotion and individual development major Kelly Faris; from women's swimming, a freshman ACES Major, Alexis Henry; from women's soccer, a junior allied health major, Julianne Hubbard; from women's rowing, a sophomore physiology and neurobiology major, Kathryn Hughes; from men's soccer, a freshman chemistry major, Istvan Kanyo; from women's soccer, a senior psychology major, Hillary Lackman; from women's swimming, a freshman molecular and cell biology major, Kennedy Meier; from rowing, an junior allied health major, Julia Roth; from women's soccer, a senior women's gender and sexuality major, Linda Ruutu; from men's indoor track, a sophomore finance major, Stephen Vento from Volleyball, a junior journalism and political science major, Jackie Wattles; from women's tennis, a junior biology major, Maxene Weinberg; from Lacrosse, a senior nursing major, Sioban Wilcox; from Rowing, a senior ecology and evolutionary biology major, Hillary Whiles-Lafayette; and from men's swimming, a senior accounting major, Kyungsoo Yoon.
There were also 12 UConn teams that had a team grade point average of 3.0 or above.
The men's cross country team had the highest grade point average among all of UConn's 24 varsity teams with a grade point average of 3.50 and each team member had a GPA of over 3.0.