Rio Grande earns 19 All-Academic MSC selections

Randy Payton Special to OVP

November 15, 2013

COLUMBIA, Ky. —The Mid-South Conference announced its All-Academic teams for volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer this week. The University of Rio Grande was well represented with a total of 19 athletes between three sports.

Nine players representing the University of Rio Grande are among the 54 men’s soccer student-athletes who have earned Academic All-Mid-South Conference honors.

In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved at least sophomore academic status.

Rio Grande’s honorees included seniors Nikoy Wallace, an Industrial Technolgy major from Montego Bay, Jamaica and Jordan Jenkins, an Accounting major from Kingston, Ohio; juniors Jon Dodson, a Business Management major from Tiffin, Ohio and Cesar Lopez (San Salvador, El Salvador), who is majoring in Mathematics while minoring in Physics and Spanish; sophomores Luiz Filho (Sao Paulo, Brazil), who is majoring in Business and minoring in International Studies, Edward Mussi (Saline, MI), who is majoring in Sports & Exercise Science, Romain Terzian (Valence, France), a Business major, Ludovic Delapeyre (Boissy Saint Legre, France), who is majoring in Marketing with a minor in Business and Hristian Lenkov (Point Pleasant, WV), who is majoring in International Business.

Rio Grande’s nine honorees were the most from any one school.

Five student-athletes representing the University of Rio Grande have been named to the Academic All-Mid-South Conference volleyball team.

The list is comprised of 54 players from each of the league’s 10 members.

Rio’s honorees included senior Nicole Ogg, a Business Management major from Albany, Ohio; juniors Betsy Schramm, an Education major from Marietta, Ohio and Jocelyn George, a Radiologic Technology major from Cambridge, OH; and the sophomore duo of Dani Brannon, a Diagnostic Medical Sonography major from Atwater, Ohio and Alex Phillips, a Radiology Tech major from Williamsport, Ohio.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) produced the most honorees from one school with nine.

The University of Rio Grande landed five players on the Academic All-Mid-South Conference women’s soccer team.

Sixty-six student-athletes representing each of the 10 MSC schools with women’s soccer programs received the honor.

Representing Rio Grande on the list were senior defender Mary Beth Schramm (Marietta, OH), junior midfielder Renee Davis (Amsterdam, OH), junior forward Karla Garn (Morrow, OH), junior goal keeper Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH) and sophomore forward Courtney Young (Okeana, OH).

Davis, a Diagnostic Medical Sonography major, has a grade point average of 3.89; Garn, an Intervention Specialist major, carries a 3.85 grade point average; Schramm, a Health Care Administration major, carries a 3.30 grade point average; Young, a Special Education major, holds a 3.90 GPA; and Keeney has 3.37 GPA as a Sports & Exercise major.

Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University led all conference schools with nine honorees each.