Thirty-five UTSA student-athletes have earned the Conference USA (C-USA) Commissioner’s Academic Medal during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Each year, the C-USA recognizes student-athletes who achieve a cumulative 3.75 GPA or above. Those student are awarded the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal. This year, a total of 604 student-athletes received the award.

Thirty-five student-athletes were honorees for the award. Among UTSA’s conference-sponsored sports, soccer had the most honorees with five student-athletes: sophomores Michelle Cole, Nicole Galan, Rebekah Kensing, Isabella Sanchez and Jenny Trommer. Trommer was also awarded the Commissioner’s Academic Medal in the 2014-2015 academic year. UTSA Soccer (1-15-2, 1-8-1 C-USA) has twenty-five student-athletes on its roster.

Football, softball, women’s track and field and volleyball each had four honorees.

Sophomores Victor Falcon and Matthew Wylie, junior Brady Jones and senior Cal Spangler were honorees from football. UTSA Football (3-9, 3-5 C-USA) has ninety-six student-athletes on its roster.

Freshmen Zoe Bacon and Bailee Baldwin, sophomore Chelsea Thomas and junior Angelica Niño were honorees from softball. UTSA Softball (17-27, 9-9 C-USA) has nineteen student-athletes on its roster.

Freshmen Sydney Laudwig and Gabriyella Torres and Seniors Lauren Haney and De’Stini Henderson were awarded medals. At UTSA Track and Field’s most recent meet, the 2016 Roadrunners Invitational, the women’s track and field placed first – Torres won her event in the high jump with a 1.63 meter jump.

Freshmen Amanda Gonzales and Shelby Williams, sophomore Megan Slan and senior Kylie Schott were honorees from volleyball. Slan and Slott were also awarded the Commissioner’s Academic Medal in the 2014-2015 academic year. UTSA Volleyball (24-9, 13-3 C-USA) has fifteen student-athletes on its roster.

Women’s basketball and women’s tennis each had three honorees.

Freshman Sara Anastasieka, sophomore Carlie Heineman and Dempsey Thornton were among the thirty-five honorees. Heineman and Thornton were also awarded the Commissioner’s Academic Award in the 2014-2015 academic year. UTSA Women’s Basketball (10-19, 6-12 C-USA) has thirteen student-athletes on its roster.

Freshman Charleen Tiwari, junior Meredith Hopson and Nicole Karaklis were honorees from women’s tennis. Karaklis was awarded the Commissioner’s Academic Medal in the 2014-2015 academic year. UTSA Women’s Tennis (0-0, 10-11 C-USA) has nine student-athletes on its roster.

Baseball, women’s golf and men’s tennis each had two honorees.

Freshmen Bradley Griggs and Matt McGehee were honorees from baseball. UTSA Baseball (14-21, 5-10 C-USA) has thirty-two student-athletes on its roster.

Freshman Julie Houston and sophomore Nikki Long were listed as well. Long was awarded the Commissioner’s Academic Medal in the 2014-2015 academic year. UTSA Women’s Golf finished ninth in their most recent tournament, the Dallas Athletic Club/ SMU Invitational.

Junior John King and senior Eric Buchalter were honorees from men’s tennis. Buchalter was also awarded the Commissioner’s Academic Award in the 2014-2015 academic year. UTSA Men’s Tennis (0-0, 3-19) has eleven student-athletes on its roster.

Last, men’s basketball and cross country each scored one honoree. Both honorees, junior Austin Karrer and sophomore John Von Dohlen were also awarded the Commissioner’s Academic award in the 2014-2015 academic year.

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