Bearkat Academic Success

Sam Houston State Bearkats have been named to the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-Region honor squads 11 times since the SHSU program moved up to the NCAA Division I level.

Twice, Bearkat student-athletes have earned the coveted NCAA Elite90 award presented to the top academic performer at a national championship event.

In addition, Bearkat student-athletes have been selected as Southland Conference "Student-Athlete of the Year" in their sport 24 times since 2007 and numerous have been voted as Academic All-Southland.

To be selected for the CoSIDA Academic All-Region squad, student-athletes must maintain a 3.4 grade point average or higher. They were selected by vote of sports information directors in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi on the basis of both academic and athletic accomplishments.

The "Student-Athlete of the Year" award for each Southland sport honors the outstanding individual from the sport based both on academics and athletic accomplishments and is voted upon by the league's academic coordinators.

To be eligible to be selected as Academic All-Southland Conference, student-athletes must have compiled an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be a starter or front line reserve.

NCAA Elite90 Award Winners

Greg Sprowls  Janine Kuwahara
Greg  Sprowls
Football 2011
Janine Kuwahara
Women's Bowling 2016


CoSIDA Academic All-Region Bearkats

 
Ryan Bright
Men's Basketball 2008
  Jordan Bowersox
Football 2009
Alyssa Coggins   

 Alyssa Coggins
Softball 2014

 

Josten Crow
Men's Basketball 2010

   
Jenny Pence
Soccer 2009
  Lance Pevehouse
Men's Basketball 2010 2011
     
Kevin Riley
Football 1993
  Chad Scott
Football 1997
 Josh Reynolds    Janine Kuwahara
 Josh Reynolds
Football 2015
   Janine Kuwahara
Bowling 2015
 2016
 Maddie Mortimore    
  Maddie Mortimore
Tennis
   


Southland Conference "Student-Athletes of the Year"
     
Lata Assudani
Women's Tennis 2007
  Luke Prihoda
Baseball 2007
     
Ryan Bright
Men's Basketball 2007 2008
  Barkley Falkner
Men's Basketball 2009
     
Jennifer Heinz
Women's Golf 2008
  Jennie Sewell
Outdoor Track and Field 2007
    Brittany Brooks 
Irina Sotnikova
Women's Tennis 2009
  Brittany Brooks
Women's Basketball 2010
 Chris Cralle   Travis Watson 
Chris Cralle
Indoor Track & Field 2011
Outdoor Track & Field 2011
  Travis Watson
Football 2011
Morgan Davis  
Morgan Davis
Indoor Track & Field 2012 2013
  James Glenn
Men's Golf 2012
Jake Arrington   Shelby Hardy 
Jake Arrington
Baseball 2012
  Shelby Hardy
Women's Golf 2013
 Tori Benavidez   Anthony Azar 
Tori Benavidez
Softball 2013
  Anthony Azar
Baseball 2014
 
 Lygia Foreman    Kara Whitson
 Lygia Foreman
Women's Track 2014
  Kara Whitson
Women's Track Indoor & Outdoor 2015 
Zach Cabra    Danielle Demas 
 Zach Cabra
Men's Golf 2015
  Danielle Demas
Women's Indoor Track 2016 
 Tyler Adams    
 Tyler Adams
Men's Outdoor Track 2016 
   

ACADEMIC ALL-SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE

BASEBALL   
Chris Andreas 2011
Jake Arrington  2012
Darin Anthony 2000
Jake Arrington 2012
Anthony Azar 2013 2014
Ryan Bailey  1998
Brian Bigioli 1994
Brad Bode 2000
Alex Bisacca 2015 
Daniel Boedecker 1996, 1997
Scott Copeland 1993
Bill Crosby 1996, 1998
Scott Davis 1995
Marshall DeBlanc 2001
Christian Dennie 2001
Tyler Eppler 2013 2014
Brandon Faircloth 1998
Chad Fleming  1992, 1993, 1994
Rudi Garcia 1993
Ray Garza 1992, 1993
Mark Gilbert 2006
Tim Gray 2006
Jonathan Herraid 1997, 1998
Jeremy Hermes 2001
Kevin Hermes 1995, 1996, 1997
Jeremy Holzbach 2007
Clint House 2001, 2002
Jason Hurta 1995, 1997
Jeff Jensen 1993, 1994
Bobby Johnson 1994
Robert Johnson 1993
Carroll Kelly 2001
Brandon Kimbrel 2011
Greg Kubes 1998
Keith Kubiak 2000
James Mackey 1992, 1993
Lance Miles 2016
Ryan Mooney 2009, 2010, 2011 
Jered Moore 1992, 1993, 1994
Michael Oros 2012
Kyle Padgett 1993
Howard Pence 2000
Luke Plucheck 2013
Brad Prihoda 1995, 1996, 1998
Luke Prihoda 2007
Steve Prihoda 1993, 1994, 1995
Jon Sanderson 1993
Peter Schandua 1992, 1993
Todd Sebek 2008
Jason Smiga 1993, 1994
Jonathon Stone 2004
Brady Taylor 1996, 1997
Marcus Thompson 1999
Clint Turlington 1992
Bobby Verbick 2007, 2008
Michael Waldie 1992
Andy Warren  1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Phillip Weaver  2001
   
BASKETBALL (MEN)   
David Amaya 1998, 1999, 2000
Ryan Bright 2006, 2007, 2008
Jorge Castiblanque 1996, 1997
Josten Crow 2009, 2010, 2011
Mike Dillard 1998
Barkley Falkner 2008, 2009
Ricky Fernandez 1999
Demarcus Gatlin 2013 2015
Tarus Green 1994
Ryan Griffin 2006, 2007
Gene Isabell 1993, 1994, 1995
Aurimas Majauskas  2016
Shamir McDaniel 2006, 2007
Quinton McLeod 1994, 1995
Keith Peoples 1994, 1995
Lance Pevehouse 2010, 2011
Jejuan Plair 2007
Paul Schneekloth 1995
Jason Stephenson 2004
Jeremy Thomas 2005, 2006, 2007
Konner Tucker 2012
Aaron Wade 2006, 2007
   
BASKETBALL (WOMEN)  
Ray Alexander 2010
Stacy Allen 2001, 2004
Kim Bauder 1993, 1995
Angela Beadle 2014, 2016
Brittany Brooks 2009, 2010
Adrienne Cole 1996
Alicia Ferguson 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Brandy Henderson 1997
Alice Johnson 2001, 2003
Deidre Koonts 1993, 1994, 1995
Britni Martin 2011, 2012, 2013
Melanie McLeod 1996
Natarsua Player 1998
LaKeita Richardson 1995
Amy Sheiron 1998, 1999
Andee Sheiron 1998, 1999
Terri Shepard 1998, 1999, 2000
Sequeena Thomas 2011, 2012, 2013
Stephanie Trachier 2005, 2006
Olivia Villanueva 1999, 2000, 2001
   
GOLF (WOMEN)   
Nicole Budnik 2016
Lisa Cervantes 1999 
Kristen Cook 2003
Brook Duhr 1999
Adrienne Gautreaux 2000
Wendy Gray 2002
Shelby Hardy 2011, 2012, 2013
Jennifer Heinz 2006, 2007, 2008
Jennifer Huntsinger 2000
Wendy Joyner 2007
Michelle Kaczka 1999
Kara Lambert 2000
Megan Musk 2012
Jamie Nickelson  1998
Seema Patel 1999
Vicky Resnick 1999, 2000, 2001
Nicole Rodriquez 1999
Sterling Seward 1999, 2000, 2001
   
 GOLF MEN  
Jeff Atkinson 1997, 1999
James Bales 2005
David Bolen 1999
Zach Cabra 2015
Luke Dobele 2001
Andrew Ertel 2016 
Brandon Frankhouser 2008
James Glenn 2012
Jeff Grace 2001, 2002
Brad Herridge 1998
Matt Housey 1994
Brandt Kieschnick 1998, 1999
Kort O'Leary 2012
Brian Petrauskas 1994
Doug Sinitiere 1999
Phil Sinitiere 1999, 2000
Benjamin Smith 2005
Eric Swanson 1996
J. T. Taylor 2015 
Rodney Thompson 1995
Brandon Turner 1998, 1999
Drew Turner 1995
David Ward 2003
Matt Wernecke 2000, 2001
Beau Willis 2008, 2010
   
FOOTBALL   
Ayo Akindona 2005, 2006
Blake Anderson 1991
Eric Anderson 1994
Elmore Armstrong 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Stacey Arrambide 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Brad Atkeisson 1997, 1998
Michael Bankston 1991
Chris Batten 1991
Brian Bell 2011 2013
Ryan Bisetti 2001
Kenneth Black 1997
Dan Bowen 1997, 1998
Matt Boyles 2012
Jordan Bowersox 2008, 2009
Charles Boyce 1990
David Branch 2007
Matt Buss 1999, 2000, 2001
Nolan Bucek 2007, 2008
Craig Carpenter 1995, 1996, 1997
Jason Carr 2000, 2001, 2002
Alberto Castillo 1997
Brandon Closner 2010, 2011, 2012
Damon Cobb 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Steve Conner 1997
Gerald Dasbach 1991
Broderick Davis 1991
Richard Deming 1997
Lachlan Edwards 2014 2015
David Elam 1990 
Eric Fieilo 2013
Timothy Flanders 2012 2013
P. J. Giddens  2015
Brian Gloden 1991
Marcus Hajdik 1995
Lance Hancock 2004, 2005, 2006
Jeff Hayes 1997, 1998
Jed Henke 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Jeff Herford 1997
Brett Hicks 2007
Keshawn Hill  2012 2013 2014
Greenwood Horn 1991
Averil Houston 1997
Rodney Howerton 1990, 1991
Jacobi Hunter 2015
Aaron Ivey 2004, 2005, 2006
Eric January 1990, 1991
Steve Jeter 1992
Kevin Johnson 1991, 1992, 1993
T. J. Jones  2012
Chad Junell 1994
Ryan Klaus 1996
Ryan Kleiber 2001
Ryan Labay 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Kregg Lunsford 1991
Murrah Mayberry  1992
Andre Mayeaux 1997
Eric  Mikolajchak 2006, 2007
Todd Moebes 1998, 1999, 2000
Kevin Mohr 1999
Kevin Murphy 1997
E. J. Nduka 2012
John Norman 1994
Curtis Parks 2004
Wade Pate 2004
Troy Phipps 2002
Joe Rauls 2001
Josh Reynolds 2015
Kevin Riley 1991, 1992, 1993
Davy Roberts 1992, 1993
Brandon Sandefur 1991
Jalani Sanders 1997
Michael Saumell-Baston 2001, 2002, 2004
Chad Schramek 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Chad Scott 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Davy Smith 1993
Jeff Sparks 2008
Robert Stephenson 2001
Randy Stewart 2010, 2011, 2012
Scott Stewart 1995
Luc Swimberghe 2014 2015
Ryan Tedford 1992
Danny Thomas 1991
Ronnie Thomas 2000, 2001
Robbie Thompson 1996, 1997, 1998
Todd Thompson 1992
Tom Tomesko 1997
Ashley Van Meter 1992
Aaron Walters 1997
Travis Watson 2010, 2011, 2012
Jartis Watts  1997, 1998, 1999
Joey White 2012
Billy Williams 2000, 2001, 2002
Torrance Williams 2013
Bennie Wylie 1997
Murphy Yates 1991
   
SOFTBALL   
Sarah Allison 2012 2015
Julie Babbs 1995
April Bardwell 2002
Julie Beale 1992
Tori Benavidez 2011, 2012, 2013
Lauren Boone 2006
Michael Anne Brothers 1996
Amy Brown 2010
Mandy Collier 2007
Alyssa Coggins 2012, 2013, 2014
Brandi Crnkovic 2009
Kim Damian 2013 
Jennifer Delcambre 1995
Chrissy Dielo 2005
Kim Dixon 2001, 2002
Katrina Emmerick 1997
Tomi Garrison 2011, 2012
Susie Garza 1997
Christy Grochett 1994, 1995, 1996
Lisa Gronberg 1999
Kasey Guentert 1991
Brianna Homer 2016
Ashlye Hylton 2001
Ashley Isbell 2013
Lista Johnson 1996
Sharon Johnson 1997, 1998, 1999
Shannon Jones 1993
Shelby Lancaster 2013, 2014
Kendal Leggett 1997
Erin Lindsey 2003
Melinda Mapp 1992, 1993, 1994
Amanda Marshall 1998, 1999
Stephanie Mosley 2005, 2006, 2007
Natalie Pruitt 1999, 2000, 2001
Christy Roschal 1992
Jessica Slater 2013
Shelly Sleep 2004
Cheryl Sloat 1991
Kendra Spivey 2008, 2009
Teri Thomas 2001
Christin Thompson 2001
Jamie Tomasini 2001
Tamisha Tottenham 1997
Christy Tumilty 1991
Jana Wilson 1992, 1994
Julie Zapalac 1995
   
SOCCER   
Madison Bible 2014 
Amanda Biega 2010 2011
Kim Brown 2005
Kaite Bunch 2015
Jo Fairclough 2004
Ashley Fluty 2013
Chelsea Janke 2004
Tricia Mallory 2011, 2012
Kylie Hambleton 2013, 2014, 2015
Allie Johnson 2014
Shelby McDaniel 2014
Jenny Pence 2008, 2009, 2010
Caitlin Schwartz 2015
Hailey Shelpuk 2011
Mariah Titus 2013 2015
Katie Wesneski 2009
   
TRACK (WOMEN)   
Jennifer Alvarez 1999
Melissa Alvarez 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Shante Alvarez 1998
Delores Amenson 1993, 1995
Ruth Amaku 2014 2015 2016
Rita Angel 1998
Nicole Aponte 2013, 2014 2015 2016
Eric Balderson 2002, 2004
Chaterra Blake 2006
Shannon Brown 2007
Kim Buckner 1999
Shari Buchanan 1998, 1999
Haleigh Ceballos 2013 
Tricia Clacksen 1995, 1996, 1997
Leatrice Coleman 1995
Bridget Costello 2009
Alana Cummings 1993
Morgan Davis 2011, 2012, 2013
Danielle Demas 2016
Alysa Dooley 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Carol Dyer 1999, 2000, 2001
Jessica Fisher 2010, 2011
Lygia Foreman 2013, 2014 
Camry Grigsby 2016
Lisa Helm 2000, 2001
Kristi Hermes 2008, 2009
Heather Hughes 2000
Nicole Jenrette 2015
Jill Jones 1996
Susan Jones 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Kelli Keeton 1998, 1999
Tiane Lee 2008, 2009
Elizabeth Lyssy 2015, 2016
Kristi Hermes 2009
Karina Mancias  2001
Briana McCall  2016
Shelli McGovern 1995, 1996, 1997
Ana Moreno 2016 
Cathy Nelson 1992, 1993
Karen Nobles 1995, 1996, 1997
Regina Offord 2007
Olivia Olguin 2016 
Courtney Pietsch 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Robin Pullen 2001
Stacie Putnam 1992, 1993, 1994
Adrienne Quillin 2013, 2014
Shannen Reed 1994, 1996
Kim Ridenhour 1993
Jennie Sewell 2004, 2007
Tiffany Singleton 2008
Melissa Sipes 1995, 1996, 1998
Lauren Smith 2005
Brenda Trammell 1993
Layla Turback 1996
Camille Watson 1993, 1994, 1995
Kara Whitson 2014 2015
Tonicia Wimberly 2013
Kaylynne Wright  2014 2015
Katelyn Wynn 2014
Avery Zamzow 2016
Jenny Zoch 2012,2013
   
TRACK (MEN)   
Tyler Adams 2016
Evan Arambula 2015 2016
Trey Arolfo 1994, 1995, 1997
Elijah Barefield 1999
Craig Bethel 1995
De'Quad Binder 2014 
Clint Blinka 2006
Matt Brain 1997, 1998, 1999
Derek Brooks 1998
Robert Carr 1994
Manuel Cadena 1999
Edgar Cantu 1995
Al Christian 1999
Shane Christian 2004
Brek Christiansen 2014 
John Cordes 1997, 1998, 1999
Chris Cralle 2008, 2009, 2011
Dylan Ellott 2016
Randy Flach 2004, 2006
Aaron Frick 1998, 1999
Clint Gallagher 2001
Chris Gonzalez 1995
Keith Goodman 1992
Scott Heaton 1995
Thomas Hensley 1998, 1999, 2000
Matt Herzog 1995, 1996, 1997
Kazuya Hirata 1999
Jeremiah Johnson 1995
Daniel Jones 2014
Scottie Jones 2010
Henry Jordan 2010, 2011, 2012
Dustin Joubert 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Jack Khawaja 1995
Bryan Klaerner 1999
Derek Koonts 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Ryan Krehbiel 1996
Eric Larson 2016 
Aaron Lininger 2000, 2001
Andy McKinney 1995
Chris Nelson 2009
Patrick Pitts 2015
David Pluss 1998
Adrian Ray 2001, 2003, 2005
Davy Roberts 1994, 1995
Calvin Robinson 1999
Brent Rumbo 1993, 1995
Jason Russell 2011
Karl Schreiber 2013, 2014 2015
Kalvin Singletary 2016
Chris Sitka 2000, 2001
Kevin Skains 1994
Shane Stewart 1998, 1999
Jon Stone 1993
James Thomas 2003
Damir Tokic 1995, 1996
Chris Toman 1995, 1997
Robert Varro 1998
Tony Vining 1999, 2000, 2001
Jeremy Woods 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
   
TENNIS   
Ivette Andrade 2001
Lata Assudani 2006, 2007
Amy Bannert 1998, 1999
Robyn Bassett 2000
Kara Christian 1995
Gretchen Crump 1997
Kim Donaldson 1997, 1998, 1999
Becky Duncan 1991, 1992
Lana Ereckson 1998
Cristina Flores 2005, 2006
Kristy Gledhill 1994
Jennifer Hines 1997
Jennifer Jerabek 1996
Christel Laing 1992
Linda Langlais 1993
Patti Manzur 2009
Lucie Marikova 1998, 1999
Emma McDougall 2006
Brooke Mills 2007
Maddie Mortimore 2016
Kacey Reid 1991, 1992
Magda Solcova 1998, 1999
Irina Sotnikova 2007, 2008, 2009
Karen Tidwell 1996
Tracy Tigner 1993, 1994, 1995
Kellye Williams 1995, 1996
   
VOLLEYBALL   
Tracy Bendele 1998
Katrina Biggers 1997
Kim Black 2011
Jessica Bryant 1999
Emilly Burdett 1993, 1994, 1995
Karlee Butler 2003, 2004
Kendall Cleveland 2012
Jennifer Cron 1994, 1995, 1996
Gretchen Day 1994, 1995, 1996
Christi Dreier 1992, 1993
Anna Ferguson 2008, 2009
Amanda Fontenot 1993, 1994, 1995
Julie Franzan 1992
Tayler Gray  2012, 2013
Michelle Griffith 2014
Kelly Hajovsky 1997
Kaylee Hawkins 2010, 2011
Krista Hensley 1997, 1998
Laura (Hart) Hodges 1990
Kym Loving 2008, 2010, 2011
Wendy Lyons 1992
Melissa McClinton 1997, 1998
Rachel McFarland 1991, 1992
Megan McNamara 2007
Carrie Sartain 2001, 2002, 2003
Rhonda Sinnette 1990
Kelly Smalley 2000
Amy Stavinoha 1994, 1995, 1996
Carling Urben 2014
Jordan Vaughn 2015
Rhae Walderman 2005, 2006
Deveney Wells-Gibson 2012, 2013, 2014
Suzanne Wright 1999, 2000

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