Center for Student Success
2001-2002 Academic Highlights
Spring 2002, 60% of student-athletes on the
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0+ semester GPA), consistent with
- 60% (176/295) of all student-athletes have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, an all-time high.
- After Spring 2002,
83% of all female student-athletes have a 3.0 or higher cumulative
GPA, a new high mark, where 54% (60/111) have a 3.5 or
higher cumulative GPA.
The percentage of student-athletes in poor academic standing is 5% (14/295) after
Spring 2002, consistent with recent semesters.
- Women’s Soccer had 95%
(19/20) of team members above the 3.0 mark in Spring 2002, highest
ISU athletic teams. Softball and Women’s Basketball
followed with 93% (14/15) and 92% (11/12) respectively.
Women’s Cross Country registered a team cumulative GPA of 3.52 after the Spring 2002
semester, highest among all ISU Athletic teams. Women’s Basketball
followed with a 3.50 and Softball finished with a 3.49.
improvement in team cumulative GPA from the Fall is Men’s Track, jumping from 2.78 to 2.93.
percentage of team members on the honor roll in Spring 2002 was
Women’s Tennis with 80% (8/10), up from 67% last term.
Football, was recognized by the Division I-AA Athletic Directors
Association, being chosen for the fourth annual Academic All-Star Team.
Seniors Megan Mirs and Cheryl Berg received a selection to
the 2001 MVC All Scholar-Athlete First Team. Mirs was named to
the First Team for the third consecutive season.
Men’s Cross Country
honored by being recognized as a NCAA Division I Men’s All-Academic
Team. Among the 62 teams which earned the honor, the Sycamores were
one of 25 to receive the honor with distinction.
season ranked fourth nationally with a 3.52 grade point average, while
Carey Patton was chosen to the 2002 Academic All-MVC Team.
Jacki Michaud, and Jeri Meyerholtz, Women’s Cross Country,
were all named to the Academic All-Conference Team; with three runners
being honored, Indiana State University had the most among any other MVC
Basketball team members were named to the 2002 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
April Kirby and Kourtney Mennen were honored with First
Team selections; Kristen Stewart was chosen to the Second Team.
This is the first time in Women’s Basketball history that three
Sycamores have been honored.
Men’s Basketball also
received three selections to the 2002 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
Djibril Kante was a First Team member, while Kelyn Block and
Terence Avery received Second Team selections.
academic honors as Tommy Jeffers, Caleb Reger, Mitch
Stetter, and Greg Wear were named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete
First Team. Four athletes on the first team was a conference high.
Jeffers and Stetter received this honor for the second
and Melanie Newnum received Honorable Mention nominations to the
2002 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
The Track and
Field Program placed 12 student-athletes on the MVC
Scholar-Athlete Team. The Sycamore Women’s squad led the Valley with
eight student-athletes earning a spot on the All-Scholar Team.
Men’s Tennis placed
five of it’s seven team members on the 2002 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.
Stefan Hirn was the only First Team selection to receive unanimous
For Women’s Tennis,
Jennifer Earl earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First
Team, while Karen Human and Lisa Herndon received
Honorable Mention status.
Nine Sycamores were
named as 2002 Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholars. The first team consisted of
Melanie Fairley, Women’s Track and Field, along with Max Matthews,
Ryan Merriwether, and Marc Phillips, from Football.
Jamal Brown, Football, earned Second Team honors. Third Team
distinction was awarded to
Football, and Crystal Weemes, Women’s Track and Field.
Michelle Fowler, Women’s Track and Field, and Takashi Fukuda,
Men’s Track and Field, received a Fourth Team selection.