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Making the grade

Making the grade

McDaniel places 106 student-athletes on Dean's List, seven on Green and Gold Honor Roll

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College has announced its Dean's List from the Fall 2016 semester and 106 Green Terror student-athletes, including 33 first-semester students, qualified for the honors.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 for the semester. A GPA of 3.5-3.699 earns a student Honors according to the College. A GPA of 3.7-3.899 earns a student High Honors while a GPA of 3.9 or above qualifies for Highest Honors.

McDaniel also honors student-athletes through the establishment of the Green and Gold Honor Roll, which was introduced in 2011 through a joint initiative of the athletics department, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), and President's Office.

To be named to the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be named to the Dean's List in the same semester in which he or she has also been named to an athletic honor of All-Centennial Conference (CC) or higher.

Four Green Terror student-athletes have earned the department's honor this past semester.

Sophomore Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a libero on the volleyball team, earned honorable mention honors on the court. She earned Highest Honors in the classroom. A biology major, she led the defense with 422 digs and 42 service aces. She added 42 assists to the offense.

Junior Katie Kirschenmann (Damascus, Md./Damascus), a forward on the women's soccer team, earned honorable mention honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. An exercise science major, she led the team with 11 goals and 25 points.

Junior Perry Stefanelli (Olney, Md./Good Counsel), a running back and return specialist on the football team, earned honorable mention on the field. He earned High Honors in the classroom. An exercise science major, he averaged 19.8 yards on 29 kickoff returns and 9.2 yards on 17 punt returns. His punt-return average ranked second in the conference. In addition to his 601 rushing yards, he totaled 574 kick-return yards and 157 punt-return yards to give him 1,423 all-purpose yards on the year, which ranked third in the CC.

Junior Kristen Upton (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks East), a defender on the women's soccer team, earned first-team honors on the field. She earned High Honors in the classroom. A biochemistry/exercise chemistry major, she started all 22 games as a stalwart on the backline that allowed just 13 goals in more than 2000 minutes. She also contributed four goals to the offense.

The following McDaniel student-athletes were also named to the Dean's List in the fall:

Senior Justin Allen (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run), Men's Swimming, Exercise Science, Highest Honors
Freshman Justin Arter (Waldorf, Md./ North Point), Men's Tennis, Math and Economics, High Honors
Senior Brian Austin (Turlock, CA./ J.H. Pitman), Men's Swimming, Communication/Philosophy, Highest Honors
Senior Roxana Aviles (Manassas, Va./ Osbourn), Softball, Political Science and International Studies, High Honors
Senior Suzy Bannister (Cockeysville, Md./ Dulaney), Field Hockey, Communication/Studio Art, Honors
Sophomore Patrick Bartlett (Rockville, Md./ Good Counsel), Football, Biology, High Honors
Freshman Steph Becker (New Oxford, Pa./ New Oxford), Women's Indoor Track & Field, Physics, Honors                                                                  
Senior Lucy Benson (Wilmington, Del./ Sanford), Women's Indoor Track & Field, History/Spanish, High Honors
Junior Bryn Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley), Women's Swimming, Physics, Highest Honors
Sophomore Michael Brant (Wilmington, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts), Men's Swimming, Exercise Science, Highest Honors

Senior Mable Buchanan (Westminster, Md./ North Carroll), Women's Indoor Track & Field, English, High Honors                                                             
Senior Dylan Chaikin (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard), Men's Lacrosse, Accounting Economics, High Honors
Sophomore Nikolas Cogelja (Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack), Baseball, Exercise Science, High Honor
Sophomore Morgan Collinson (Harwood, Md./Southern), Women's Lacrosse, Business Administration, High Honors
Senior Lexi Corral (Gaithersburg, Md./ Gaithersburg), Volleyball, Communication, Highest Honors
Freshman Megan Coyle (Las Vegas, NV/ Bishop Gorman), Softball, Business Administration, Honors
Sophomore Matthew Cramer (New Market, Md./ Oakdale), Men's Golf, Biology, Honors
Senior Kyle Crouse (Keymar, Md./Francis Scott Key), Cross Country/Track & Field, Environmental Science, Honors
Freshman Matthew Danis (Germantown, Md./ Clarksburg), Baseball, Business Administration/ Environmental Science, High Honors
Sophomore Annemarie Duerr (Pasadena, Md./ Chesapeake), Women's Lacrosse, Political Science, Honors

Freshman Jackie Fahrenholz (Scotch Plains, N.J./ Scotch Plains Fanwood), Women's Soccer, Environmental Science, High Honors                         
Freshman John Farquharson (Ellicott City, Md./ Howard), Football, Business Administration, Honors
Senior Allison Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), Women's Lacrosse, Exercise Science, Highest Honors
Sophomore Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./ Sanford), Men's Cross Country, Psychology, Highest Honors
Junior Will Giles (LaVale, Md./Bishop Walsh), Men's Tennis, Communication, Highest Honors
Senior Corey Glocker (Silver Spring, Md./James Hubert Blake), Men's Tennis, History/Philosophy, Highest Honors
Freshman Zach Glover (Stewartstown, Pa./ Calvert Hall), Baseball, Undeclared, Highest Honors
Sophomore Sydney Gonsalves (Hagerstown, Md./ Barbara Ingram School for the Arts), Women's Indoor Track & Field, Communication/Cinema, Honors
Freshman Mary Guest (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll), Field Hockey, Communication, Honors                             
Freshman Brenna Gutshall (Spring Grove, Pa./ Spring Grove Area), Women's Tennis, Undeclared, High Honors
Junior Adam Halmy (Shenandoah, Texas/College Park), Men's Swimming, Exercise Science, High Honors

Junior Josh Hefta (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg), Men's Lacrosse, Philosophy, Honors
Senior Jim Heilman (Lutherville, Md./ Baltimore Lutheran), Men's Cross Country, Exercise Science, High Honors
Freshman Randall Hilleary (Issaquah, WA./ Skyline), Men's Soccer, Biology, Highest Honors
Freshman Kaylee Holliger (Forest Hill, Md./ North Harford), Women's Soccer, Undeclared, High Honors
Freshman Emily Houska (Shrewsbury, Pa./ Susquehannock), Field Hockey, Business Administration, Honors
Senior Haley Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), Women's Soccer, Exercise Chemistry/Pre-Med, Highest Honors
Freshman Maddy Johnson (Glen Rock, Pa./ Dallastown Area), Softball, Psychology, Highest Honors
Senior Sean Kaliszak (New Freedom, Pa./ Susquehannock), Men's Lacrosse, Exercise Science, High Honors
Freshman Jakob Katzen (Wilmington, Del./ Wilmington Friends), Men's Lacrosse, Communication, Honors
Freshman Kevin Keane (Bethesda, Md./ Walt Whitman), Men's Golf, Undeclared, High Honors

Junior Abby Keen (Salisbury, Md./Parkside), Women's Soccer, Biochemistry, Highest Honors
Junior Andrew Kendrick (Ellicott City, Md./ Centennial), Men's Tennis, Philosophy, Honors
Senior Olivia Kipe (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley), Softball, Exercise Science, High Honors
Senior Syd Knadler (Mammoth Lakes, Ca./ Mammoth), Swimming, Exercise Science/Spanish, Highest Honors
Junior Will Koester (Purcellville, Va./ Woodgrove), Football, Economics, Honors
Freshman Frankie Kratovil III (Stevensville, Md./ Kent Island), Men's Lacrosse, Political Science. Philosophy, Highest Honors
Junior Valerie Lamb (Miami Gardens, Fla./Miramar), Softball, Political Science, Highest Honors
Freshman Michael Lemke (Westminster, Md./ Westminster), Men's Indoor Track & Field, Biology/ Exercise Science, Highest Honors
Junior John Linnehan (Camp Hill, Pa./ East Pennsboro), Football, Accounting, High Honors
Sophomore Owen Long (Hanover, Pa./ New Oxford), Men's Swimming, Psychology, Highest Honors

Sophomore Olivia Maenner (Towson, Md./ Notre Dame Prep), Women's Lacrosse, Exercise Science/ Spanish, Honors
Freshman Devon Maranto (Dayton, Md./Loyola Blakefield), Men's Lacrosse, Biology/Exercise Science, High Honors
Senior Casey Marson (Norwich, N.Y./Norwich), Women's Golf, Communication, Highest Honors
Junior Alejandra Mata (Miramar, Fl./ Cooper City), Softball, Sociology, Highest Honors
Senior Matthew Meagher (Fredrick, Md./ Tuscarora), Wrestling, Mathematics/Computer Science/Economics, High Honors
Sophomore Dustin Miller (Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson West Lawn), Football, Communication, Highest Honors
Junior Doug Mills (Timonium, Md./York Catholic), Baseball, Business Administration/Accounting, Honors
Sophomore Anna Mondoro (Dumfries, Va./ Homeschool), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, Highest Honors
Senior Tyler Naunton (Baltimore, Md./Our Lady of Mt. Carmel), Men's Soccer, Exercise Science, High Honors

Freshman Kelly Novak (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills), Women's Lacrosse, Biology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Cole Ostendarp (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech), Men's Lacrosse, Undeclared, Honors
Senior Camden Ostrander (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery), Men's Soccer, English, Honors
Junior Nick Over (Westminster, Md./ Winters Mill), Men's Soccer, Exercise Science, High Honors
Junior Emma Perdue (Grasonville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian), Women's Swimming, Biology, Highest Honors
Senior Abby Phillips (New Freedom, Pa./ North Harford) Women's Lacrosse, Exercise Science, Highest Honors
Sophomore Carinna Powell (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Northern), Cross Country/Track & Field, Exercise Science, Honors
Junior Teryn Rath (Grass Valley, Ca./Bear River), Volleyball, Exercise Science, High Honors
Sophomore Hannah Ravenscroft (Berryville, Va./ Clarke County), Women's Basketball, Biology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon), Men's Basketball, Exercise Science, Honors

Freshman William Ray (Barrington, N.J./Haddon Heights), Football, Sociology/Criminal Justice, Honors
Freshman Jordan Rhodes (Fawn Grove, Pa./McDonough), Baseball, Psychology, Honors
Sophomore Jo Rice (Sinking Spring. Pa./Wilson), Women's Soccer, Undeclared, Honors
Freshman Cassie Rickrode (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic), Softball, Social Work, High Honors
Junior Paola Rosa (Laurel, Md./Reservoir), Women's Soccer, Business Adminstration/Economics, High Honors
Senior Juliann Rossi (Marriotsville, Md./McDonogh), Women's Swimming, Psychology, Highest Honors
Junior Lindsay Russell (Leonia, N.J./Leonia), Women's Tennis, Communication, Highest Honors
Senior Brian Ruygrok (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), Men's Lacrosse, Biology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Meghan Sadler (Blanden, Pa./ Fleetwood Area), Field Hockey, Biology, Honors
Freshman Megan Schlesinger (Frederick, Md./ Urbana), Women's Golf, Biology, High Honors

Freshman Brandon Schlichtig (Ellicott City, Md./Long Reach), Men's Tennis, Math and German, Honors
Freshman Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./ North Harford), Women's Cross Country, Spanish, High Honors
Senior Kerry Shutt (Lewisburg, Pa./ Lewisburg Area), Men's Soccer, Exercise Science, Honors
Junior Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./ Baltimore Polytechnic Institute), Women's Basketball, Biology, Honors
Junior Samantha Smith (Bangkok, Thailand/International School of Bangkok), Women's Swimming, Math, Highest Honors
Junior Nevin Stambaugh (Taneytown, Md./ Francis Scott Key), Men's Indoor Track & Field, Exercise Science, High Honors
Junior Perry Stefanelli (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel), Football, Exercise Science, High Honors
Freshman Olivia Storer (Wangaratte, Australia/Galen Catholic College), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, Honors
Freshman William Strauss (Freeport, N.Y./Waldorf), Baseball, Undeclared,  Honors
Freshman Alyssa Swartz (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) Women's Lacrosse, Environmental Science, High Honors

Freshman Shaun Thompson (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg), Men's Track & Field, Exercise Science, Honors
Freshman Miranda Thompson (Columbia, Md./Atholton), Softball, Exercise Science, Honors
Freshman Allie Titus (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson), Women's Soccer, Psychology, Honors
Sophomore Carter Trousdale (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estate), Men's Tennis, Economics/Business Aministration, Highest Honors
Senior Andy Ullmann (Toms River, N.J./Monsignor Donovan), Football, Biochemistry, Highest Honors
Junior Kristen Upton (Chalfont, Pa., Central Bucks South), Women's Soccer, Biochemistry/Exercise Chemistry, High Honors
Sophomore Paul Van Nevel (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville), Men's Swimming, Environmental Studies, High Honors
Senior Haley VanNostrand (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg), Field Hockey, Exercise Science, High Honors
Senior Jamie Weisser (Chappaqua, N.Y., Horace Greeley), Softball, Psychology, High Honors
Sophomore Paige West (Reading, Pa., Muhlenberg), Field Hockey, Political Science/Philosophy, Honors

Freshman Caleb White (Glen Burnie, Md./ Baltimroe City College), Men's Cross Country, Undeclared, High Honors
Freshman Jamese Word (Belmont, Mass., Lexington Christian Academy), Women's Basketball, Communication, Honors
Senior Catherine Wroblewski (Glen Mills, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara), Women's Soccer, English/Business Administration, Highest Honors