45 Owls Earn C-USA Commissioner's Medal

April 16, 2010

For the third consecutive year, Rice student-athletes have increased their number of recipients of the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is presented each spring by C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky to student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.

Rice produced 45 of the 420 C-USA student-athletes honored by the conference. The Owls had 35 honorees last year, 24 in 2008 and 26 in 2007

Memphis had the most academic medal winners for the second year in a row with 49, followed closely by Marshall (48), Tulsa (47) and Rice (45) and East Carolina (41). Rounding out the honorees were SMU (34), Southern Miss (29), UCF (28), UAB (27), UTEP (26), Tulane (19) and Houston (13).

Rice 009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalists

Men's Cross Country
Matt Carey

Women's Cross Country
Farrah Madanay
Sarah Mason
Johanna Ohm
Heather Olson
Aaren Pastor
Sophie Peeters
Allison Pye
Rebecca Wade
Kathryn Zebrowski

David Falgout
Tanner Leland

Men's Golf
Michael Buttacavoli
Erik Mayer
Thomas Mitchell

Women's Soccer
Catherine Fitzsimmons
Lauren LaGro
Elizabeth Nesbit
Andie Obermeyer
Katelyn Ostendorf
Erin Scott
Nicole Storness
Shelley Wong

Women's Swimming
Shelby Bottoms
Karen Gerken
Louise Gliga
Alexandra O'fBrien
Danielle Spence
Angela Wo

Men's Tennis

Michael Nuesslein
Isamu Tachibana
Andy Wang
Women's Tennis
Julie Chao
Ana Guzman
Rebekka Hanle

Men's Track & Field
Philip Adam
Mohammad Al Makhaita
John Berens
Jordan Hmaidan
Alec Hsu
William Meyers
Dan Sloat

Women's Track & Field
Katie Dollinger
Tiffany Gill

Jessica Boulavsky
Jennifer McClean
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