Lion Athletics Excels in Classroom in Fall 2022

By Lion Athletics

COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce student-athletes continued their excellence in the classroom during the fall 2022 semester.

As many of the A&M-Commerce student-athletes competed in NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference for the first time, the athletic department recorded a cumulative grade point of average of 3.25, marking the 14th consecutive semester the athletic department has had a grade point average above a 3.00.

“Student-athlete success is our number one priority,” Interim Director of Athletics Eric Coleman said. “We strive to prepare young people for success academically and in life as future leaders. I’m very proud of our student-athletes for their hard work and the culture of academic achievement they’ve created. I’m also grateful to our coaches and academic staff, and our university faculty and staff, for and their tireless commitment to Lion students.”

With support from faculty, student success teams, academic advisors, and the staff in the Thrower Center for Student-Athlete Success, the Lions succeeded at elite levels. Nine sport programs recorded grade point averages of 3.00 or higher in the fall semester.

“I am so proud of our student-athletes for their determination and hard-work to succeed,” said Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success Haley Major. “Our student-athletes are competitors not only in their sport, but also in the classroom and in the community to demonstrate that they are more than athletes.

“This is what it is all about. I’m very thankful for all the support they received to make this a team effort and achievement for our student-athletes and our department. I’m also excited to see all that we can and will achieve going forward as we continue to prioritize student-athlete success.”

Individually, 41 student-athletes were named to the president’s list, recording perfect 4.00 grade point averages during the fall semester and 47 were named to the Dean’s List, recording grade point averages between 3.50 and 3.99. Last week, Lion athletics celebrated 23 graduates, who participated in December graduation.

“We are proud of the academic success of our student-athletes” said Provost Dr. Tammie Vacha-Haase. “What they accomplished this semester in the classroom is a testament to the talented scholar-athletes our coaches are recruiting. The dedicated faculty at this institution and I look forward to continuing to support our student-athletes in their continued academic success.”

SportTerm GPA
Women’s Golf3.52
Men’s Golf3.33
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country3.20
Men’s Basketball3.14
Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country3.13
Women’s Basketball3.12

169 student-athletes hold a grade point average above a 3.00. Here are the student-athletes that hold a grade point average of 3.00 or above.

Emmanuel AdagbonPublic HealthFootball
Kiran CurtisSport & Recreation ManagementFootball
Jewelz-Unique DempsTechnology ManagementFootball
Torami DixonSport & Recreation ManagementFootball
Jaden EdmonsonCommunication StudiesFootball
Max EppsFinanceFootball
Darlington FraschBusiness AdministrationFootball
Clifford FunderburkBusiness AdministrationFootball
Zach GilmoreElectrical EngineeringFootball
Mitchell GorgasFinanceFootball
Jadin JonesKinesiology & Sports StudiesFootball
Gerard JosephGeneral StudiesFootball
Michael KeatingBusiness AnalyticsFootball
Sean-Krystoff KingComputer ScienceFootball
Thomas LandryCriminal JusticeFootball
Ian LangfordCriminal JusticeFootball
Kevin LeDeeOrganization, Learn. & TechFootball
Spencer LongPublic HealthFootball
Mitchell McGarryConstruction EngineeringFootball
Evin McLelandSport & Recreation ManagementFootball
Hunter MillerElectrical EngineeringFootball
Xavier MorrisBusiness AdministrationFootball
Solomon NdukweHealth Kine Spo StudiesFootball
Michael NobleHealth Kine Spo StudiesFootball
Tyson OliverKinesiology & Sports StudiesFootball
Nonso OmeziPsychologyFootball
Isaac SanchezGeneral BusinessFootball
Caleb SimsAnimal ScienceFootball
Jonathan SpurlockManagementFootball
Keandre StreetGeneral StudiesFootball
Michael SurfaceBusiness AdministrationFootball
Landry TysonKinesiology & Sports StudiesFootball
Luke WilliamsKinesiology & Sports StudiesFootball
Kavin RameshGeneral BusinessMen’s Golf
Ant AbrahamManagementMen’s Basketball
Anariss BrandonGeneral BusinessMen’s Basketball
Jerome BrewerGeneral BusinessMen’s Basketball
Demarcus DemoniaBusiness AdministrationMen’s Basketball
Matt LewisWildlife and Conservation SciMen’s Basketball
Tommie LewisSport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Basketball
Alex PeavyHealth Kine Spo StudiesMen’s Basketball
CJ RobertsLearning & TechnologyMen’s Basketball
Luka VasicBusiness AdministrationMen’s Basketball
Kalen WilliamsGeneral StudiesMen’s Basketball
Simon HaasCriminal JusticeMen’s Golf
Lucas LeonettiBusiness AdministrationMen’s Golf
Robert MaherGeneral BusinessMen’s Golf
Nathan McCullochSport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Golf
Chance MulliganManagementMen’s Golf
Kittiphong PhaithuncharoensukSport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Golf
Balint ZavaczkiManagementMen’s Golf
Edward BarrientesCriminal JusticeMen’s Track & Field
Brayden JeanotteUndeclaredMen’s Track & Field
Mykel SmithPublic HealthMen’s Track & Field
Adrian TaylorBusiness AdministrationMen’s Track & Field
Emmanuel AgenorManagementMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Joe CruzComputer ScienceMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Nicholas DeutschKinesiology & Sports StudiesMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Lawrence Driver IIIPhotographyMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Delan EdwinBusiness AdministrationMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Chris FloresKinesiology & Sports StudiesMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Ace GarciaKinesiology & Sports StudiesMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Jarrett GormerSport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Chandler KingComputer ScienceMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Philip KrenekSport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Jan LenfertBusiness AdministrationMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Gage MarshallKinesiology & Sports StudiesMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Cooper MillerElectrical EngineeringMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Miles NobleAccountingMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Casey NoveloElectrical EngineeringMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Goodness OkohPublic HealthMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Axel PaolucciBusiness AdministrationMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Aiden PelphreySport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Connor RohmanAccountingMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Tristen SabinComputer ScienceMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Elmar SchuttePsychologyMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Alex SpeerSport & Recreation ManagementMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Connor StockerlBusiness AdministrationMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Tahjé TolliverKinesiology & Sports StudiesMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Tanner TownsendKinesiology & Sports StudiesMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Colten Van VoorhisComputer ScienceMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Trey WheelerGeneral BusinessMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Mason WhiteUndeclaredMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Cameron WooleyMarketingMen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Lauren BanningPublic HealthSoccer
Ashley CampuzanoPublic HealthSoccer
Maeva DionGeneral BusinessSoccer
Valerie FloresKinesiology & Sports StudiesSoccer
Hailey GriffinGeneral BusinessSoccer
Christina HernandezInterdisciplinary StudiesSoccer
Addy HigginsAnimal ScienceSoccer
Mckenna KeeleyPsychologySoccer
Anastasia MartinezGeneral StudiesSoccer
Gillian McKenzieEducationSoccer
Mya MitchellManagementSoccer
Nya MitchellBusiness AdministrationSoccer
Karalie MorrisonCriminal JusticeSoccer
Jen PetersKinesiology & Sports StudiesSoccer
Jaynie RustMarketingSoccer
Naomi SinkCriminal JusticeSoccer
Melissa StoreyBusiness AdministrationSoccer
KK CosekBusiness AdministrationSoftball
Jodi De HartManagementSoftball
Ashlynn GriffithPublic HealthSoftball
Shelby HodgeEducationSoftball
Kasey KuyrkendallSport & Recreation ManagementSoftball
Emilia MieheKinesiology & Sports StudiesSoftball
Camile NunezPsychologySoftball
America RubioBusiness AdministrationSoftball
Ayanna WilliamsSport & Recreation ManagementSoftball
Tatum WrightBiological SciencesSoftball
Avery ZeiglerBusiness AdministrationSoftball
Essence AllenFinanceVolleyball
Millie AllgoodBiological SciencesVolleyball
Taryn CastKinesiology & Sports StudiesVolleyball
Brandi ConnallyAgribusinessVolleyball
Breann ConnallyAgribusinessVolleyball
Reese FettyCommunication StudiesVolleyball
Yasmin FigueiredoKinesiology & Sports StudiesVolleyball
Emma JenneskensKinesiology & Sports StudiesVolleyball
Kayla LucasPublic HealthVolleyball
Ashley PenningtonPsychologyVolleyball
Maddy RashfordKinesiology & Sports StudiesVolleyball
Carley SpachmanMarketingVolleyball
Celeste VelaIndustrial EngineeringVolleyball
Zaria CollinsPsychologyWomen’s Basketball
Mia DeckGeneral StudiesWomen’s Basketball
Jada HoodCriminal JusticeWomen’s Basketball
Symmone JamesKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Basketball
Dorian NorrisConstruction EngineeringWomen’s Basketball
Olivia RussellBusiness AdministrationWomen’s Basketball
Asiyha SmithCounselingWomen’s Basketball
Julianna CrowConstruction EngineeringWomen’s Gold
Michelle BeckerFinanceWomen’s Golf
Jordan DusckasMarketingWomen’s Golf
Benz Far-ArunPsychologyWomen’s Golf
Marie NaeherPolitical ScienceWomen’s Golf
Henriette StrandaBusiness AdministrationWomen’s Golf
Emilynn TranKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Golf
Carly WhittingtonKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Golf
Nour AlmasriKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Ashley BentonKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Faith BiwottPublic HealthWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Evelyn BrownPsychologyWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Chukwuamaka EzukanmaBiological SciencesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Trinity HallKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Alyssa HoodPublic HealthWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Jenneil JacobieBiological SciencesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Cailey JohnsonKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Sofia KhenfarHealth Kine Spo StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Bre’anna LacyLiberal StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Brooklyn MatthewsFinanceWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Maia MauryLiberal StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Naomi NdukweHealth Kine Spo StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Bailey NealEducationWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Blake NelsonSport & Recreation ManagementWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Danielle NicholsonNursingWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Elizabeth OrtizHealthcare LeadershipWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Leah PettisPsychologyWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Ziphion ReeveyHealth Kine Spo StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Cassandra RendonWildlife and Conservation SciWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Brooklyn-Grace ScrofaniManagementWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Julia SeigerrothBusiness AdministrationWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Celeste SelaKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Lauren ShawKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Destiny SkidmoreStudio ArtWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
DeMaya StokesPublic HealthWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Imani TaylorKinesiology & Sports StudiesWomen’s Track & Field/Cross Country