MSU student-athletes earn record number of OVC Commissioners Honor Roll Awards

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Morehead State University student-athletes excelled in their academic endeavors in 2019-20 and earned special recognition for their dedication.

A record number of MSU student-athletes earned accolades on the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The total came to 146, topping the previous department benchmark set in 2017-18.

To be listed, recipients must have achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and have been eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s).

Due to the extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring sport athletes who were eligible and met the GPA requirements but saw their seasons canceled (therefore not using a season of competition) received the award. Additionally, student-athletes who had pass/fail courses listed on their transcript were also made eligible so long as the institutional GPAs are calculated according to institutional policy.

Baseball led the way with 22 student-athletes named to the honor roll, followed closely by soccer (18) and beach volleyball (17). Below are the names of all MSU Commissioner’s Honor Roll honorees for the 2019-20 academic year:

Baseball

  • John Bakke, sophomore, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Donovan Baldocchi, senior, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Cole Becker, sophomore, Maineville, Ohio
  • Zach Boyd, sophomore, Kent, Ohio
  • Jon Burghardt, senior, Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Cory Conway, senior, Noblesville, Indiana
  • Peyton Dillingham, senior, Normal, Illinois
  • Jack Gardner, senior, Jefferson, Massachusetts
  • Nick Gooden, freshman, Berlin, Pennsylvania
  • Logan Goodnight, senior, Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Luke Helton, sophomore, Whiteland, Indiana
  • Bryce Hensor, junior, Petersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Alex Jacobs, senior, Huntsville, Ohio
  • Ryan Layne, senior, Nicholasville
  • Will Lozinak, senior, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Noah Matousek, freshman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Dom Peroni, senior, Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Tim Petrucelli, sophomore, Delran, New Jersey
  • Bryce Ray, sophomore, Bellevue, Ohio
  • John Sherman, junior, Liberty Township, Ohio
  • Bryce Simon, junior, Cascade, Iowa
  • Jake Ziegelmeyer, senior, Union

Men’s Basketball

  • L.J. Bryan, junior, Cheltenham, Maryland
  • Jaden Stanley-Williams, junior, Great Hills, Montana

Women’s Basketball

  • Tomiyah Alford, sophomore, Barnesville, Georgia
  • Ellie Jo Johnson, junior, South Webster, Ohio
  • Alyssa Nieves, junior, Tampa, Florida
  • Mackenzie Schwarber, freshman, Alexandria

Beach Volleyball

  • Liz Allen, senior, Stillwell, Kansas
  • Bridget Bessler, sophomore, Hebron
  • Chandler Clark, senior, Seymour, Indiana
  • Andrea Grimes, sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio
  • Taylor Hodges, junior, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Abby Hulsman, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Hannah Keating, junior, Liberty Township, Ohio
  • Peyton Kennedy, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Olivia Lohmeier (20), Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Kinsey McAfee, sophomore, Westfield, Indiana
  • Trinity Miller, sophomore, Fairfield, Ohio
  • Olivia Montelisciani, junior, Edgewood
  • Margaret Musselman, junior, Pataskala, Ohio
  • Anya Reinhard, sophomore, Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Karlee Reynolds, senior, Plain City, Ohio
  • Mia Swearingen, junior, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Allison Whitten, junior, Simpsonville, South Carolina

Men’s Cross Country

  • Michael Dunagan, sophomore, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Kyle Embry, sophomore, Hartford
  • Josh Grogan, senior, Paducah
  • Richard Knupp, sophomore, Russell
  • Jarrett Mattingly, senior, New Haven
  • Darby Pillow, senior, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Cole Ralenkotter, senior, Lexington
  • Garrett Watts, sophomore, Slaughters

Women’s Cross Country (*awarded in multiple sports)

  • Abbigail Dorn, senior, Toledo, Ohio
  • Reese Helton, junior, Corbin
  • Abbey Mohan, freshman, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Riliegh Owens, sophomore, Owensboro
  • Carrie Staviski, junior, Owingsville
  • Mary Alice Thornburg, sophomore, Ashland
  • Shelby Watkins, senior, Carlisle
  • Sydney Young, senior, Lewisport

Men’s Golf

  • Blake Evans, sophomore, West Liberty
  • Ryan Gillum, senior, Grayson
  • Jon Kosier, sophomore, Mt. Sterling
  • Mason McGhee, junior, Morehead
  • Joe Muschong, senior, Lexington
  • Michael Reed, senior, Elizabethtown

Women’s Golf

  • Sarah Black, junior, Lexington
  • Bridget Connolly, senior, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gypsie Hutchinson, senior, Lexington
  • Alina-Sophie Koch, sophomore, Metzingen, Germany
  • MacKenzie Neal, sophomore, Richmond
  • Hailey Rietz, sophomore, Rancho Cordova, California
  • Isabella Washka, junior, Argyle, Texas

Rifle

  • Cailey Dahlquist, sophomore, Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Erin Diehl, junior, East Earl, Pennsylvania
  • Katie Frye, junior, Greenburg, Pennsylvania
  • Ryan Hinson, senior, Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Alexa Potts (20), Ephrata, Pennsylvania
  • Karly Potts (20), Ephrata, Pennsylvania
  • Amber Schifano, junior, Belleville, Pennsylvania
  • Bryce Ward, sophomore, Hurricane, West Virginia
  • Grace Weber, sophomore, Clear Spring, Maryland

Soccer

  • Abbey Bischoff, sophomore, Lexington
  • Caitlyn Burdine, senior, Frankfort
  • Chelesa Elmore, sophomore, Middleburg, Kentucky
  • Sarah Faloon, sophomore, Macomb, Michigan
  • Nicole Fiantaco, sophomore, Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Grace Gaffney, sophomore, Danville
  • Evan Kays, sophomore, Lawrenceburg
  • Katie Kiolbassa, senior, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Lauryn Kunz, sophomore, Imperial, Missouri
  • Kate Larbes, sophomore, Liberty Township, Ohio
  • Gabby Nastasi, sophomore, Owings, Maryland
  • Nicole Palmer, junior, Philadelpha, Pennsylvania
  • Katie Quinn, senior, Kent, Ohio
  • Ashley Ritchie, senior, New Haven
  • Katelynn Setters, sophomore, Liberty Township, Ohio
  • Morgan Treser, senior, Wexford, Pennsylvania
  • Ellie Weber, senior, Hilliard, Ohio
  • Tia Williams, junior, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Softball

  • Helyna Bissell, junior, Nutley, New Jersey
  • Madeline Gailor, freshman, Louisville
  • Randi Hamilton (20), Cache, Oklahoma
  • Kirya Kingery, freshman, Ona, West Virginia
  • Adeline Nicholson, senior, Scottsdale, Pennsylvania
  • Kelsey Perkins, freshman, Lancaster
  • Peyton Rose, sophomore, Versailles
  • Kaylin Silcox, freshman, Walton, Indiana
  • Kenzie Silcox, freshman, Walton, Indiana
  • Peyton Slater, sophomore, New Kent, Virginia
  • Alexis Strother, sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio
  • Brianna Walker, freshman, Frederick, Maryland

Men’s Track and Field

  • Liam Dale, freshman, Elizabethtown
  • Michael Dunagan, sophomore, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Kyle Embry, sophomore, Hartford
  • Josh Grogan, senior, Paducah
  • Richard Knupp, sophomore, Russell
  • Jarrett Mattingly, senior, New Haven
  • Darby Pillow, senior, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Cole Ralenkotter, senior, Lexington
  • Garrett Watts, sophomore, Slaughters

Women’s Track and Field

  • Abbigail Dorn, senior, Toledo, Ohio
  • Reese Helton, junior, Corbin
  • Tayla Lee, freshman, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Abbey Mohan, freshman, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Riliegh Owens, sophomore, Owensboro
  • Katelyn Sevier, sophomore, Kings Mill, Ohio
  • Carrie Staviski, junior, Owingsville
  • Mary Alice Thornburg, sophomore, Ashland
  • Shelby Watkins, senior, Carlisle
  • Dakorria Winstead, sophomore, Owensboro
  • Sydney Young, senior, Lewisport

Volleyball

  • Liz Allen, senior, Stillwell, Kansas
  • Bridget Bessler, sophomore, Hebron
  • Chandler Clar (20), Seymour, Indiana
  • Andrea Grimes, sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio
  • Taylor Hodges, junior, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Abby Hulsman, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Hannah Keating, junior, Liberty Township, Ohio
  • Peyton Kennedy, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Olivia Lohmeier (20), Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Olivia Montelisciani, junior, Edgewood
  • Karlee Reynolds, senior, Plain City, Ohio
  • Mia Swearingen, junior, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Allison Whitten, junior, Simpsonville, South Carolina

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