45 Blue Knights earn MEC academic awards


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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. — The Mountain East Conference announced winter and spring all-conference academic teams on Thursday from league headquarters.

In total, 45 Urbana University student-athletes from men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball earned recognition for their efforts in the classroom.

The league academic honors are broken down into two lists, including the All-MEC Academic Team (3.70-4.00 GPA) and the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (3.25-3.69 GPA).

UU had 20 individuals work their way on to the All-MEC Academic Team, which is eight more than last year, while an additional 25 Blue Knights landed on the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

A complete list of UU honorees is posted below:

All-MEC Academic Team (3.70-4.00)

Mickey Barea – Baseball

Cody Fullenkamp – Baseball

Dylan Sheffer – Baseball

Colt Woolever – Baseball

Aarmanni Garnett – Men’s Basketball

Malik Jacobs – Men’s Basketball

AJ Washington – Men’s Basketball

Carly Allen – Softball

Briana Bamber – Softball

Riley Curtis – Softball

Bailee Faulkner – Softball

Rachel Foster – Softball

Courtney Kennedy – Softball

Kylah Swanson – Softball

Jenna VanHoose – Softball

Jennifer Alflen – Women’s Basketball

Sylvia Hudson – Women’s Basketball

Weston Minnich – Women’s Basketball

Danie Shafer – Women’s Basketball

Mikayla Ward – Women’s Basketball

Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (3.25-3.69)

Steven Beall – Baseball

Damario Brown – Baseball

Bradley Burkholder – Baseball

Connor Coy – Baseball

Brandon Davis – Baseball

Tanner Davis – Baseball

Kaleb Foltz – Baseball

Nick Gallagher – Baseball

Dalton Greenwalt – Baseball

Will Keller – Baseball

Brandon McRae – Baseball

Patrick Orr – Baseball

Vitor Takakura – Baseball

Zeth Tanner – Baseball

DeQuan Abrom – Men’s Basketball

Dalton Payton – Men’s Basketball

Charles Sweatt-Washington – Men’s Basketball

Margo Jackson – Softball

Courtney Stewart – Softball

Caitlyn Stoner – Softball

Megan Beachy – Women’s Basketball

Stefanie Davis – Women’s Basketball

Jazmyn Haley – Women’s Basketball

Jada Love – Women’s Basketball

Morgan Mattimore – Women’s Basketball

Awards correction

The West Liberty-Salem girls track and field awards were announced incorrectly in Thursday’s Urbana Daily Citizen. The correct awards are:

Most Valuable Athlete: Janie Kopus and Lydia Moell. Scholar athlete and Team Impact award: Katie Hartsel. Most improved was Addy Johnson and the Hustle awards went to Taylor Lauck and Payton Umphries.

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