ATH: App State Student-Athletes Excel With Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List Honors

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Jan. 24, 2024




BOONE, N.C. — During the 2023 fall semester, a total of 226 student-athletes from App State were named to the Chancellor’s List or Dean’s List.
The 68 student-athletes on the Chancellor’s List were full-time students with a GPA of 3.85 or higher during the 2023 fall semester, with inclusion determined solely by the performance in courses that earn credits toward graduation.
The 158 members of the Dean’s List either posted a GPA of 3.45 or higher while carrying 12-14 academic hours during the 2023 fall semester or a GPA of 3.25 or higher while carrying at least 15 academic hours during the 2023 fall semester.
Every athletics team at App State had multiple members of the Dean’s List, and 16 teams (counting App State Cheer) had at least one Chancellor’s List member.
App State student-athletes ended the fall with a 3.17 semester GPA, contributing to a 3.19 cumulative GPA for all student-athletes. That extended their impressive streak to 23 consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA above 3.0.
In September, when the Sun Belt Conference announced its academic honors for 2022-23 school year, App State ranked in the top four among the 14 football-playing Sun Belt institutions with a combined 223 honorees among the lists for the Academic Honor Roll (league-high 102 members), Commissioner’s List (109 members) and 1A Far Academic Excellence Award (12 members).


Baseball Drew Holderbach Professional Studies
Baseball Bradley Wilson General Management
Cheer Davis Armstrong Digital Marketing
Cheer Abigail Bernard Communication – Advertising
Cheer Alison Dulin Nursing
Cheer Katelyn Dunn Exercise Science
Cheer Brooke Flores Elementary Education
Cheer Tori Haire Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cheer Anna Howard Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cheer Ashley Macom Human Resources
Cheer Abigail Mayer Nursing
Cheer Maggie Pittmon Public Health
Cheer Emily Reams Nutrition and Wellness
Cheer Kristen Roach Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cheer Isleigh Sharpe Communication – Advertising
Cheer Elise Spangler Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cheer Holland Stanley Nursing
Cheer Chloe Tate Interior Design
Cheer Grace Wilkins General Management
Field Hockey Sarah Callery Accounting
Field Hockey Samantha Connors Exercise Science
Field Hockey Bridget Donovan Finance and Banking
Field Hockey Casey Tyrrell Communication Sciences & Disorders
Football Jackson Greene Management
Football Ahmani Marshall Professional Studies
Football Coen Sutton Exercise Science
Men’s Cross Country Nicholas Scrocco Life Science
Men’s Golf James Gradisek Communication – Advertising
Men’s Track & Field Matthew Bigelow Advertising
Men’s Track & Field Taylor Fox Exercise Science
Soccer Felicia Erkenfeldt Applied Physics
Soccer Gracie Giacoletto Chemistry – Biochemistry
Soccer Megan Gregg Biology – Cell/Molecular
Soccer Ella Hoover Architectural Tech & Design
Soccer Marley Kahle Nursing
Soccer Kaytan Kroboth Exercise Science
Soccer Hannah Löfmark Exercise Science
Soccer Hayden Rape Exercise Science
Soccer Reagan Sturgill Exercise Science
Soccer Sarah Widderich Environmental Studies
Soccer Sarah Wommack Nursing
Softball Ava Beamesderfer Exercise Science
Softball Neveah Hildebrandt Accounting
Tennis Savannah Dada-Mascoll Digital Journalism
Tennis Brooke Gruber Finance and Banking
Tennis Maggie Pate Accounting
Volleyball Katie Cruise Communication – Advertising
Volleyball Cierra Huntley Public Health
Volleyball Lauren Pledger Construction Management
Women’s Cross Country Mary Biagani Nutrition – Dietetics
Women’s Cross Country Catherine Breault Ecology, Evolution, & Environment Biology
Women’s Cross Country Bianca Copeman Communication Studies
Women’s Cross Country Elizabeth Fuller Business
Women’s Cross Country Abby Granberg Exercise Science
Women’s Golf Sara Adams Advertising
Women’s Golf Mary-Sears Brown Accounting
Women’s Golf Makena Dubois Finance and Banking
Women’s Golf Salem Lee Exercise Science
Women’s Golf Ona Lukes Biology – Cell/Molecular
Women’s Golf Jacquelyn Taylor Actuarial Science
Women’s Track & Field Kendall Johnson Health Care Management
Women’s Track & Field Megan Plummer Family and Child Studies
Women’s Track & Field Daye Talley Exercise Science
Wrestling Levi Andrews Health and Physical Education
Wrestling Tommy Askey Accounting
Wrestling Nicholas Grizales Geographic Information Systems
Wrestling Will Miller Communication Studies
Wrestling Joe Zovistoski General Marketing



Baseball Jake Beaty Communication Studies
Baseball Caleb Cross Construction Management
Baseball Jordan Fisher Management
Baseball Everette Harris Supply Chain Management
Baseball Hunter Huneycutt Exercise Science
Baseball Dillon Moquin Risk Management and Insurance
Baseball Graham Smiley General Management
Baseball Cy Smith Nutrition and Wellness
Baseball Banks Tolley Professional Studies
Baseball Jack Zang Finance and Banking
Cheer Sam Alexander Undecided
Cheer Tiffany Baity Nursing
Cheer Shianna Barnhardt Nursing
Cheer Mary Beam Interior Design
Cheer Taylor Burchett Management
Cheer Madison Carter Exercise Science
Cheer Emily Dixon Communication – Advertising
Cheer Makayla Duty Exercise Science
Cheer Olivia Fisher Health Studies
Cheer Rachel Gaillard Public Health
Cheer Olivia Gaines Elementary Education
Cheer Pierson Gillespie Health Studies
Cheer Juliana Grant Nutrition – Dietetics
Cheer Brittanny Herrera Business
Cheer Aaron Johnson Nursing
Cheer Jena Kerger Exercise Science
Cheer Katie Kilduff Business
Cheer Lauren Martino Communication Sciences & Disorders
Cheer Ava Smith Elementary Education
Cheer Amelia Vanwormer Actuarial Science
Cheer Edward Walker Accounting
Field Hockey Grace Ball General Marketing
Field Hockey Sophia Baxter Exercise Science
Field Hockey Lise Boekaar Economics
Field Hockey Charlotte Bosma Applied Physics
Field Hockey Mamie Clark Biology
Field Hockey Ruby Clark Biology – Cell/Molecular
Field Hockey Kendall Cooke Health and Physical Education
Field Hockey Claire Grenis Earth Systems Science
Field Hockey Florine Koopman Integrative Biology
Field Hockey Hadley Kuzmicky Exercise Science
Field Hockey Jillian Orcutt Exercise Science
Field Hockey Sarah Perkins Biology – Cell/Molecular
Field Hockey Henriette Stegen Advertising
Football Kyle Arnholt History
Football Cole Becker Management
Football Jayden Bethea Philosophy
Football Max Drag Construction Management
Football Carter Everett General Marketing
Football Luke Hale Exercise Science
Football Maquel Haywood Criminal Justice
Football Jason Hertz Undecided
Football Mitchell Lake International Business
Football David Larkins Management
Football Orlando Leon General Marketing
Football Mason McHugh Finance and Banking
Football Cash McVay German
Football Colton Phares Construction Management
Football Kanye Roberts Professional Studies
Football Ethan Ryan Finance and Banking
Football DJ VanHook Management
Football Eli Wilson Digital Journalism
Men’s Basketball Dawson Fennema Cybersecurity
Men’s Basketball Luke Ledford Economics
Men’s Basketball Tre’Von Spillers Professional Studies
Men’s Cross Country Garrett Bivens Criminal Justice – International Studies
Men’s Cross Country Chase Burrell Product Design
Men’s Cross Country Ben Datte Exercise Science
Men’s Cross Country Rylan Haskett Computer Information Systems
Men’s Cross Country Jackson Nichols Exercise Science
Men’s Golf Aidan Browning Finance and Banking
Men’s Golf Josh Buxbaum General Marketing
Men’s Golf Sverrir Haraldsson General Marketing
Men’s Golf Herman Huus Digital Marketing
Men’s Golf Ben Locker Marketing – Sales
Men’s Track & Field Kenneth Crawford II Cybersecurity
Men’s Track & Field Christian Gore Social Work
Men’s Track & Field Matthew Gray Mathematics
Men’s Track & Field Luke Hale Exercise Science
Men’s Track & Field Davis Hunt Comm – Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Men’s Track & Field Parker Kinney Exercise Science
Men’s Track & Field Chandler McClendon Health Studies
Men’s Track & Field Jake Stanley Exercise Science
Soccer Kaitlyn Little Biology – Cell/Molecular
Soccer Makayla Mulholland Finance and Banking
Soccer Olivia Simon Exercise Science
Soccer Lela Stark Biology – Cell/Molecular
Soccer Shannon Studer Finance and Banking
Soccer Kyli Switalski Biology – Ecology, Evolution & Environment
Soccer Izzi Wood Management
Softball Grace Barrett Undecided
Softball Riley Becker Criminal Justice
Softball Olivia Cook Professional Studies
Softball Abby Cunningham General Marketing
Softball Hannah Forbes Biology – Cell/Molecular
Softball Macy Hamby Undecided
Softball Alannah Hopkins Exercise Science
Softball Kayt Houston Psychology – Human Services
Softball Brooke Kennerly Comm – Electronic Media/Broadcasting
Softball Kylie LaRousa Advertising
Softball Ambry Lucas Exercise Science
Softball Sidney Martin Psychology – Human Services
Softball Killian Roberts Exercise Science
Softball Jenna Samuel Psychology
Softball Summer Simpson Criminal Justice
Softball Kennedy Upshire Communication – Advertising
Softball Jaylee Williams Commercial Recreation & Tourism
Softball Addie Wray Communication – Advertising
Tennis Brooke Demerath Cybersecurity
Tennis Ellie Murphy Communication – Advertising
Tennis Olwyn Ryan-Bovey Exercise Science
Volleyball Lulu Ambrose Marketing – Sales
Volleyball McCall Denny Nutrition – Dietetics
Volleyball Caroline Farthing General Management
Volleyball Alexis Hardison Criminal Justice
Volleyball Lily Harvey Biology – Cell/Molecular
Volleyball Tess Herendeen Individually Designed
Volleyball Caroline Reeder Risk Management and Insurance
Volleyball Kenady Roper Psychology – Human Services
Volleyball Maya Winterhoff Elementary Education
Women’s Basketball Faith Alston Psychology – Human Services
Women’s Basketball Nadiyah Byard Psychology – Human Services
Women’s Basketball Emily Carver Public Health
Women’s Basketball Tate Chappell Biology – Cell/Molecular
Women’s Basketball MaKenzie Drout Criminal Justice
Women’s Basketball Lexi Grant General Mathematics
Women’s Basketball Chaé Harris Nutrition and Wellness
Women’s Basketball J’Mani Ingram Professional Studies
Women’s Basketball Zada Porter Communication – Public Relations
Women’s Cross Country Angelina DiBlasi Exercise Science
Women’s Cross Country Lucia Garcia Exercise Science
Women’s Cross Country Karsyn Kane Elementary Education
Women’s Cross Country Morgan Kornke Nutrition – Dietetics
Women’s Cross Country Claire Mason Chemistry – Biochemistry
Women’s Cross Country Addison Ollendick-Smith Communications Studies
Women’s Cross Country Riley Roach Sustainable Technology
Women’s Golf Shani Brynard General Management
Women’s Golf Layla Meric Management
Women’s Golf Ekaterina Prokhorova General Management
Women’s Golf Callie Taylor Exercise Science
Women’s Track & Field Nadiyah Byard Psychology – Human Services
Women’s Track & Field Regan Hodge Exercise Science
Women’s Track & Field Maris Owen Risk Management and Insurance
Women’s Track & Field Sierra Smith Exercise Science
Women’s Track & Field Ava Studney Biology – Cell/Molecular
Wrestling Chad Bellis Cybersecurity
Wrestling Oren Bost Communication – Advertising
Wrestling Tomas Brooker Exercise Science
Wrestling Anthony Conetta Health and Physical Education
Wrestling Jayden Dobeck Construction Management
Wrestling Riley Edwards Construction Management
Wrestling Logan Eller General Curriculum K-12
Wrestling Heath Gonyer General Marketing
Wrestling Alex Hopper General Management
Wrestling Kaden Keiser Exercise Science
Wrestling Colby McBride Finance and Banking
Wrestling Ethan Oakley Management
Wrestling Gunnar Pool General Management



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