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Volleyball enjoys classroom success

Volleyball enjoys classroom success

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A total of 208 University of Arkansas student-athletes earned grades at or above a 3.0 grade point average for the fall 2008 semester the Razorback Athletics Department announced recently. The Razorback volleyball team had 11 of its 13 team-members honored for their success in the classroom. Sophomore libero Mackenzie Rhea paced the team as an Academic Champion with a perfect 4.0 semester while competing in her first season of collegiate volleyball. Graduate student Christina Lawrence and freshman Kelli Stipanovich were members of the Athletic Director’s list with grades between 3.50-3.99. Eight others were selected to the Razorback Honor Roll with grades in the 3.00-3.49 range. They were Phoebe Bautista, Brooke Burge, Caira Daugherty-Dortch, Hillary McCormick, Heather Royal, Lindsay Scanlan, Kristin Seaton and Yun Tang. “I’m very pleased with the efforts in the classroom this year,” said Arkansas head coach Robert Pulliza. “We are students first, athletes second and our entire staff is proud of this semester’s accomplishments. It’s something we are going to continue to stress to our team as we move forward.” The list of 208 honorees included 28 football players, 25 swimmers and divers, 24 soccer players, 23 men’s track and field athletes, 20 members of the baseball team, 19 softball players, 17 women’s track and field team members, 11 athletes from volleyball, 10 from gymnastics, seven women’s golfers, six each from men’s and women’s tennis, five from women’s basketball, four from men’s basketball and three from men’s golf. In addition, the fall 2008 semester’s honors included 33 Razorback student-athletes with perfect 4.0 gpas. For more information about Arkansas athletics, please log on to

Academic Champions–4.00
Mackenzie Rhea Undeclared
Athletic Director’s List 3.50-3.99
Christina Lawrence Animal Science
Kelly Stipanovich Art
Razorback Honor Roll 3.00-3.49
Phoebe Bautista Sociology
Brooke Burge Biology
Caira Daugherty-Dortch Psychology
Hillary McCormick Elementary Education
Heather Royal Sociology
Lindsay Scanlon Criminal Justice
Kristin Seaton Kinesiology
Karen Yun Tang Political Science

Sports Category : Volleyball (W)