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BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State Athletics continues to prove that Mountaineer student-athletes succeed in the classroom. Forty-three App State student-athletes who graduated within the past year earned the title of “scholar-athlete” by graduating with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Amidst the weekend’s Homecoming festivities, 25 of the 43 scholar-athletes were recognized on the football field before kickoff of the win against South Alabama. During this special ring ceremony, App State student-athletes shook the hands of several special guests, including Chancellor Sheri Everts and Director of Athletics Doug Gillin.

In addition to the recognition of these high-achieving student-athletes, Sarah Peatross was announced as the winner of the Brakefield Academic Award. The honor is given each semester to the student-athlete who graduated with the highest GPA. Peatross, who played on the women’s soccer team, graduated with a 4.0 GPA in Elementary Education.
The award was established by legendary Appalachian football coach Jim Brakefield and his wife, Eloise. A scholarship fund continues in their names through the former student-athletes who played for Coach Brakefield, along with friends of the Brakefield family.
The 43 scholar-athletes contributed to a historic year in the classroom for App State Athletics. Twenty teams combined for a cumulative GPA of 3.12, the highest ever recorded in school history. The spring semester was also the 12th consecutive semester with a GPA above 3.0 for the Mountaineers.
App State graduated 20 student-athletes in December 2017 and 64 student-athletes in May 2018, including five student-athletes who received master’s degrees.
2017-18 Scholar-Athletes
Brian Bauk
Tristan Helms
Avery Jackson
Men’s Basketball
Griffin Kinney
Women’s Basketball
Katelyn Doub
Field Hockey
Taylor Cimbalist
Rebecca McLean
Madeline Phillips
Savanna Sheridan
Bill Cecil
Curtis Fitch
Taylor Lamb
Women’s Golf
Annika Winebarger
Savanna Wood
Men’s Soccer
Thibaut Etienne Arpinon
Mitchell Kilmer
Jeremy Tshongo
Women’s Soccer
Kelly Flanders
Morgan Mosack
Sharon Osterbind
Sarah Peatross
Erin Settle
Samantha Steyl
Lindsey Tully
Men’s Tennis
Jack Maddocks
Women’s Tennis
Marisa Anthony
Men’s Track & Field
Cole Finch
Evan Georges
Joshua Hanna
Jackson Powers
Women’s Track & Field
Brooke Brekke
Amber Daniel
Leigh Harrow
Torre Moser
Ashley Muschiatti
Hana Ratcliffe
Jessica Ricks
Alison Seramur
Hunter Welborn
Ashlyn Brown
Cassidy Stephenson
Courtney Sullivan
Taylor Jackson