Center for Student Success

Academic Highlights

2002-2003 Academic Highlights

* Spring 2003, 63% of student-athletes are on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0+ semester GPA), an all time high.      

* As a whole, student-athletes have a mean cumulative GPA of 3.13 after the Spring semester, equivalent to the record set in the Fall of 2002.

* After the Spring 2003, 85% of  all female student-athletes have a 3.0 or higher semester GPA, while 62% (68/110) have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA, both all time highs.

* The percentage of student-athletes in poor academic standing is 3% (10/295) after Spring of 20032, consistent with recent semesters.

* Volleyball  had 100% of team members (14/14) above the 3.0 semester mark in Spring 2003, highest among all ISU athletic teams. 

* Women’s Cross Country registered a team cumulative GPA of 3.68 after the Spring 2003 semester, highest among all ISU Athletic teams. Following closely behind was Women’s Basketball with a 3.65.

* Showing improvement in team cumulative GPA from the Fall is Women's Track and Field, jumping from 3.39 to 3.47.

* Improving in percentage of team members on the honor roll in Spring  2003 was Women's Tennis with 88%, up from 78% last term.

* The Missouri Valley and Gateway Conferences will recognize 170 ISU student-athletes for Conference Honor Roll (MVC = 3.20 or higher semester GPA; Gateway = 3.00 or higher). This is equivalent to the all-time high set in Fall 2001.

* In the past year, nine  ISU athletic teams have been ranked nationally due to their academic successes.

* Nine members of the Football team were selected to the Gateway Football Conference All-Academic Team. Soso Dede, Mike Gilbert, Max Matthews, and Ryan Merriwether were named to the first team; Tom Brillhart, Julian Reese, Jake Shields, and Adam Vogle were selected to the second team; and honorable mention recipient was Richard Harris.

* For Volleyball, Seniors Andrea Krouse, Brittanie Stowell, and Kristin Widmar received a selection to the 2001 MVC All Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention Team.

* Aaron Harding and Isaiah Stafford, Men’s Cross Country, were named to the 2002 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team. This was the third straight year Stafford was selected.

* For Women’s Soccer, Carey Patton was selected to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District Team, while Claire Hemkens earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention Team.

* Jessica Crowder, Women’s Cross Country, was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team, the single honoree to have a perfect 4.0 GPA while being named to the team two years in a row.

* For Men’s Basketball, Jerod Adler was selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team. This is the sixth year at least one ISU player has been honored.

* Kourtney Mennen, Women’s Basketball, was recognized as a member of the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District V First Team. This is the first time in the history of the program a player has earned this accolade.

* Brian Woods, Baseball, was selected to the 2003 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.

* Kate Gilner and Sarah Lemond received First Team recognition on the 2003 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.

* The Track and Field Program tied one other Valley school to place a conference high of 15 student-athletes on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.  The women's recipients include: Jessica Crowder, Beth Hilton, La Toya Jagoe, Alicia Miller, Felicia Price, Melyssa Reinhardt, Amy Stevens, Melissa Ullenbruch, and Brittany Wendell.  The men that were honored are Andy Bailiff, Aaron Harding, Brett Hoopingarner, Josh Mastison, Mark Rode, and Isaiah Stafford.

* Men's Tennis placed four of it's eight team members on the 2003 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.  Henry Choi was the Valley's only unanimous First Team selection.

* For Women's Tennis, Logan Becker, Lisa Herndon, and Magda Narczewska each earned a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team.

* Nine Sycamores were named as 2003 Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholars.  Football recipients include: Herbie Blain, Jamal Brown, Soso Dede, Max Matthews, Ryan Merriwether, and Marc Phillips.  Three other Sycamores receiving this honor were Henry Choi, Men's Tennis, Melanie Fairley, Women's Track and Field, and Samantha Yun, Women's Tennis.

* An average of 109 student-athletes used the Student Academic Services Center for study/tutoring during Fall 2001. This accounted for 5,725 of the Center’s study hall/tutoring hours, which was approximately 4.4 hours per week per student-athlete.

* Student-Athletes are distributed among schools at the University in similar proportions to the general student body.