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The fourth annual Sooner Athletic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll was released on June 28 and 86 John Brown University student-athletes, more than 75 percent of those eligible at the university, qualified for the list.

To be eligible for the Commissioner's Honor Roll, student-athletes must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA during the previous academic year (two semesters).

2017-18 Commissioner’s Honor Roll Selections

* Denotes repeat selection

Name^Sport^Class^Hometown

Josh Bowling*^Men’s basketball^Junior^Detroit, Mich.

Jake Caudle*^Men’s basketball^Junior^Bentonville

Mateo Habazin^Men’s basketball^Junior^Zagreb, Croatia

Kristijan Joksimovic^Men’s basketball^Junior^Zagreb, Croatia

Joshua Rhodius*^Men’s basketball^Senior^Brampton, Ontario

Benjamin Smith*^Men’s basketball^Junior^Bentonville

Thomas Bearden*^Men’s cross country^Senior^Pearcy

Jacob Benjamin*^Men’s cross country^Junior^Salem, Ore.

Matthew Bloom^Men’s cross country^Freshman^Wichita, Kan.

Eathan Devine^Men’s cross country^Freshman^Bryant

Michael Games*^Men’s cross country^Junior^North Little Rock

Ben Martin^Men’s cross country^Freshman^Wichita, Kan.

Elliott Pearson*^Men’s cross country^Sophomore^Siloam Springs

Nathan Pearson*^Men’s cross country^Sophomore^Tulsa, Okla.

Ethan Stafford*^Men’s cross country^Sophomore^Carl Junction, Mo.

Jacob Synek*^Men’s cross country^Senior^Leawood, Kan.

Josh Unruh^Men’s cross country^Freshman^Prairie Grove

Josh Uzelac^Men’s cross country^Junior^Springdale

Nate Wertjes*^Men’s cross country^Sophomore^Tumwater, Wash.

Giovani Bejarano^Men’s soccer^Junior^Medillin, Columbia

Connor Georgopulos*^Men’s soccer^Senior^Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Amilcar Gonzalez^Men’s soccer^Sophomore^Springdale

Conner Haney*^Men’s soccer^Junior^Spring, Texas

Adam Holt^Men’s soccer^Senior^Tulsa, Okla.

Elias McCloud^Men’s soccer^Freshman^Wheaton, Ill.

James Pollard*^Men’s soccer^Junior^Siloam Springs

Collin Smith*^Men’s soccer^Redshirt Junior^Houston, Texas

Ryan Smith*^Men’s soccer^Sophomore^Houston, Texas

Steve Teshima^Men’s soccer^Senior^Honolulu, Hawaii

Santiago Vanegas*^Men’s soccer^Junior^Rionegro, Columbia

Ryan Williams*^Men’s soccer^Junior^Mililani, Hawaii

Britt Wisener*^Men’s soccer^Junior^Houston, Texas

Karina Chandra^Women’s basketball^Junior^Brisbane, Australia

Kimmy Deines*^Women’s basketball^Senior^Springfield, Mo.

Taylor Fergen^Women’s basketball^Freshman^Republic, Mo.

Courtney Fine*^Women’s basketball^Senior^Rowlett, Texas

Jordan Martin^Women’s basketball^Sophomore^Bentonville

Lauren Pelegreen*^Women’s basketball^Senior^Rockwall, Texas

K.J. Roh*^Women’s basketball^Sophomore^Lincoln, Neb.

Jana Schammel*^Women’s basketball^Senior^Plymouth, Minn.

Luize Skrastina*^Women’s basketball^Senior^Riga, Latvia

Sara Williams*^Women’s basketball^Sophomore^McKinney, Texas

Kaitlyn Collier*^Women’s cross country^Senior^Springdale

Carly Coney*^Women’s cross country^Junior^Sand Springs, Okla.

Hannah Fiser^Women’s cross country^Junior^Little Rock

Erin Green*^Women’s cross country^Redshirt Sophomore^Edmond, Okla.

Sarah Larson^Women’s cross country^Freshman^Wichita, Kan.

Haley Newcomb*^Women’s cross country^Junior^Bolivar, Mo.

Jennifer Poole*^Women’s cross country^Senior^Conway

Reagan Roth*^Women’s cross country^Junior^Edmond, Okla.

Kylie Tucker^Women’s cross country^Junior^Kansas City, Mo.

Natalie Aycock^Women’s soccer^Freshman^Edmond, Okla.

Anna Brown*^Women’s soccer^Junior^Shreveport, La.

Aspen Carpenter*^Women’s soccer^Junior^Littleton, Colo.

Sara Frey*^Women’s soccer^Senior^Keller, Texas

Katherine Haar*^Women’s soccer^Sophomore^Denver, Colo.

Melody Hagen*^Women’s soccer^Junior^North Richland Hills, Texas

Kristen Howell^Women’s soccer^Sophomore^Little Rock

Kathryn Huff*^Women’s soccer^Sophomore^Edmond, Okla.

Sarah Hughes*^Women’s soccer^Sophomore^Albuquerque, N.M.

Emily Jordan^Women’s soccer^Freshman^Republic, Mo.

Alix Keller^Women’s soccer^Freshman^North Richland Hills, Texas

Paige Kula^Women’s soccer^Freshman^Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Caitlyn Logan^Women’s soccer^Freshman^Charlotte, N.C.

Grace McKinney^Women’s soccer^Freshman Tulsa, Okla.

Anne Metz*^Women’s soccer^Junior^Kilgore, Texas

Sienna Nealon^Women’s soccer^Freshman^Windsor, Calif.

Annika Pollard*^Women’s soccer^Junior^Siloam Springs

Jastin Redman*^Women’s soccer^Junior^Littleton, Colo.

Anna Schuchardt^Women’s soccer^Freshman^Leawood, Kan.

Hannah Sweaney*^Women’s soccer^Sophomore^Springfield, Mo.

Samantha Weber*^Women’s soccer^Senior^Springdale

Alyssa Arnold*^Volleyball^Senior^Waynesville, Mo.

Megan Beck*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Frisco, Texas

Elizabeth Bjornsen*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Fredricksburg, Va.

Beth Brankle*^Volleyball^Senior^Siloam Springs

Bailei Brown*^Volleyball^Senior^Siloam Springs

Karis Buff^Volleyball^Senior^Tulsa, Okla.

Lindsey Davis*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Plano, Texas

Taylor Glover^Volleyball^Freshman^Grapevine, Texas

Kinzee Mayo^Volleyball^Sophomore^Anthony, Kan.

Carly McKinney*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Mission Viejo, Calif.

Jessica Meyer*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Windsor, Colo.

Bayli Reagan*^Volleyball^Junior^Springfield, Mo.

Bailey Sager*^Volleyball^Junior^Platte City, Mo.

Elizabeth Williams*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Springdale

"I am so proud of our student-athletes and their commitment to excellence in the classroom," said Robyn Daugherty, director of athletics. "In a world where athletic performance overshadows academic achievement, it is exciting to me to see over 75 percent of our student-athletes at a 3.00 or higher, especially at an institution where academics are very challenging."

Two programs, men's cross country and volleyball, paced the way for JBU with 100 percent of eligible student-athletes landing honors. Women's cross country landed 90 percent, while women's soccer and women's basketball placed 87.5 percent and 71 percent, respectively.

Sixteen freshmen earned the academic accolades in their first year of competition, while 56 John Brown honorees were selected for a consecutive academic year (65 percent).

The awards are presented by Cypress Risk Management, an Omaha, Neb.,-based insurance agency that specializes in providing customized solutions for collegiate student health and athletic accident insurance. The organization currently insures over 500,000 students nationwide and is already engaged with several other NAIA conferences in similar types of partnerships. Cypress Risk Management's partnership with the SAC gives it exclusive sponsorship to the newly-founded awards program that covers the 13 men's and women's NAIA-sanctioned sports the conference offers.

2017-18 Commissioner's Honor Roll Selections

* Denotes repeat selection

Name^Sport^Class^Hometown

Josh Bowling*^Men's basketball^Junior^Detroit, Mich.

Jake Caudle*^Men's basketball^Junior^Bentonville

Mateo Habazin^Men's basketball^Junior^Zagreb, Croatia

Kristijan Joksimovic^Men's basketball^Junior^Zagreb, Croatia

Joshua Rhodius*^Men's basketball^Senior^Brampton, Ontario

Benjamin Smith*^Men's basketball^Junior^Bentonville

Thomas Bearden*^Men's cross country^Senior^Pearcy

Jacob Benjamin*^Men's cross country^Junior^Salem, Ore.

Matthew Bloom^Men's cross country^Freshman^Wichita, Kan.

Eathan Devine^Men's cross country^Freshman^Bryant

Michael Games*^Men's cross country^Junior^North Little Rock

Ben Martin^Men's cross country^Freshman^Wichita, Kan.

Elliott Pearson*^Men's cross country^Sophomore^Siloam Springs

Nathan Pearson*^Men's cross country^Sophomore^Tulsa, Okla.

Ethan Stafford*^Men's cross country^Sophomore^Carl Junction, Mo.

Jacob Synek*^Men's cross country^Senior^Leawood, Kan.

Josh Unruh^Men's cross country^Freshman^Prairie Grove

Josh Uzelac^Men's cross country^Junior^Springdale

Nate Wertjes*^Men's cross country^Sophomore^Tumwater, Wash.

Giovani Bejarano^Men's soccer^Junior^Medillin, Columbia

Connor Georgopulos*^Men's soccer^Senior^Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Amilcar Gonzalez^Men's soccer^Sophomore^Springdale

Conner Haney*^Men's soccer^Junior^Spring, Texas

Adam Holt^Men's soccer^Senior^Tulsa, Okla.

Elias McCloud^Men's soccer^Freshman^Wheaton, Ill.

James Pollard*^Men's soccer^Junior^Siloam Springs

Collin Smith*^Men's soccer^Redshirt Junior^Houston, Texas

Ryan Smith*^Men's soccer^Sophomore^Houston, Texas

Steve Teshima^Men's soccer^Senior^Honolulu, Hawaii

Santiago Vanegas*^Men's soccer^Junior^Rionegro, Columbia

Ryan Williams*^Men's soccer^Junior^Mililani, Hawaii

Britt Wisener*^Men's soccer^Junior^Houston, Texas

Karina Chandra^Women's basketball^Junior^Brisbane, Australia

Kimmy Deines*^Women's basketball^Senior^Springfield, Mo.

Taylor Fergen^Women's basketball^Freshman^Republic, Mo.

Courtney Fine*^Women's basketball^Senior^Rowlett, Texas

Jordan Martin^Women's basketball^Sophomore^Bentonville

Lauren Pelegreen*^Women's basketball^Senior^Rockwall, Texas

K.J. Roh*^Women's basketball^Sophomore^Lincoln, Neb.

Jana Schammel*^Women's basketball^Senior^Plymouth, Minn.

Luize Skrastina*^Women's basketball^Senior^Riga, Latvia

Sara Williams*^Women's basketball^Sophomore^McKinney, Texas

Kaitlyn Collier*^Women's cross country^Senior^Springdale

Carly Coney*^Women's cross country^Junior^Sand Springs, Okla.

Hannah Fiser^Women's cross country^Junior^Little Rock

Erin Green*^Women's cross country^Redshirt Sophomore^Edmond, Okla.

Sarah Larson^Women's cross country^Freshman^Wichita, Kan.

Haley Newcomb*^Women's cross country^Junior^Bolivar, Mo.

Jennifer Poole*^Women's cross country^Senior^Conway

Reagan Roth*^Women's cross country^Junior^Edmond, Okla.

Kylie Tucker^Women's cross country^Junior^Kansas City, Mo.

Natalie Aycock^Women's soccer^Freshman^Edmond, Okla.

Anna Brown*^Women's soccer^Junior^Shreveport, La.

Aspen Carpenter*^Women's soccer^Junior^Littleton, Colo.

Sara Frey*^Women's soccer^Senior^Keller, Texas

Katherine Haar*^Women's soccer^Sophomore^Denver, Colo.

Melody Hagen*^Women's soccer^Junior^North Richland Hills, Texas

Kristen Howell^Women's soccer^Sophomore^Little Rock

Kathryn Huff*^Women's soccer^Sophomore^Edmond, Okla.

Sarah Hughes*^Women's soccer^Sophomore^Albuquerque, N.M.

Emily Jordan^Women's soccer^Freshman^Republic, Mo.

Alix Keller^Women's soccer^Freshman^North Richland Hills, Texas

Paige Kula^Women's soccer^Freshman^Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Caitlyn Logan^Women's soccer^Freshman^Charlotte, N.C.

Grace McKinney^Women's soccer^Freshman Tulsa, Okla.

Anne Metz*^Women's soccer^Junior^Kilgore, Texas

Sienna Nealon^Women's soccer^Freshman^Windsor, Calif.

Annika Pollard*^Women's soccer^Junior^Siloam Springs

Jastin Redman*^Women's soccer^Junior^Littleton, Colo.

Anna Schuchardt^Women's soccer^Freshman^Leawood, Kan.

Hannah Sweaney*^Women's soccer^Sophomore^Springfield, Mo.

Samantha Weber*^Women's soccer^Senior^Springdale

Alyssa Arnold*^Volleyball^Senior^Waynesville, Mo.

Megan Beck*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Frisco, Texas

Elizabeth Bjornsen*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Fredricksburg, Va.

Beth Brankle*^Volleyball^Senior^Siloam Springs

Bailei Brown*^Volleyball^Senior^Siloam Springs

Karis Buff^Volleyball^Senior^Tulsa, Okla.

Lindsey Davis*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Plano, Texas

Taylor Glover^Volleyball^Freshman^Grapevine, Texas

Kinzee Mayo^Volleyball^Sophomore^Anthony, Kan.

Carly McKinney*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Mission Viejo, Calif.

Jessica Meyer*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Windsor, Colo.

Bayli Reagan*^Volleyball^Junior^Springfield, Mo.

Bailey Sager*^Volleyball^Junior^Platte City, Mo.

Elizabeth Williams*^Volleyball^Sophomore^Springdale

Sports on 07/08/2018

Print Headline: JBU lands 86 on SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll

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