MSU student-athletes earn school record 35 OVC Medal of Honor accolades

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Morehead State University student-athletes set a school record by earning 35 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Academic Medals of Honor for the 2019-20 seasons.  

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor is given annually to the student-athletes who achieve the highest grade point average (GPA) in a conference-sponsored sport. Every Academic Medal of Honor recipient for the 2019-20 academic year carried a perfect 4.0 GPA.  

The MSU total bests the previous department record of 31 earned in 2018. Soccer and beach volleyball tied for the highest total of athletes receiving medals at five each.  

Listed below are the 2019-20 Morehead State Medals of Honor.   

Beach Volleyball  

  • Andrea Grimes, sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio  
  • Peyton Kennedy, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio,   
  • Olivia Lohmeier (20), Cincinnati, Ohio  
  • Trinity Miller, sophomore, Fairfield, Ohio  
  • Margaret Musselman, junior, Pataskala, Ohio  

Men’s Cross Country  

  • Josh Grogan, senior, Paducah  
  • Richard Knupp, sophomore, Russell   
  • Jarrett Mattingly, senior, New Haven  

Women’s Cross Country  

  • Riliegh Owens, sophomore, Owensboro  
  • Carrie Staviski, junior, Owingsville  

Men’s Golf  

  • Ryan Gillum, senior, Grayson  

Women’s Golf  

  • Gypsie Hutchinson, senior, Lexington  
  • Alina-Sophie Koch, sophomore, Metzingen, Germany  
  • Mackenzie Neal, sophomore, Richmond  
  • Isabella Washka, junior, Argyle, Texas  


  • Erin Diehl, junior, East Earl, Pennsylvania  
  • Alexa Potts (20), Ephrata, Pennsylvania  
  • Karly Potts (20), Ephrata, Pennsylvania  


  • Katie Kiolbassa (20), Palatine, Illinois  
  • Lauryn Kunz, senior, Imperial, Missouri  
  • Nicole Palmer, junior, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
  • Katelynn Setters, sophomore, Liberty Township, Ohio   
  • Ellie Weber (19), Hillard, Ohio   


  • Adeline Nicholson, redshirt junior, Scottdale, Pennsylvania  
  • Kaylin Silcox, freshman, Walton, Indiana  
  • Alexis Strother, senior, Lebanon, Ohio  

Men’s Track and Field  

  • Josh Grogan, junior, Paducah  
  • Richard Knupp, freshman, Russell  
  • Jarrett Mattingly, senior, New Haven  
  • Women’s Track and Field  
  • Emma Gundler, junior, Blanchester, Ohio  
  • Riliegh Owens, freshman, Owensboro   
  • Carrie Staviski, junior, Owingsville  


  • Andrea Grimes, sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio  
  • Peyton Kennedy, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio,  
  • Olivia Lohmeier (20), Cincinnati, Ohio

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