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MSU Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors



June 2, 2003

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Big Ten Conference announced its 2003 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Conference Team and 57 Spartans were among those honored. To be eligible for the Academic All-Big Ten team, athletes must be a letterwinner in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a career grade-point average of 3.0 or better.

Of the 875 spring and at-large student-athletes recognized by the Big Ten, only nine had perfect 4.0 GPA's, including MSU sophomore tennis player Karen Gustafson (East Lansing, Mich./Major: Physiology).

The crew team led all MSU sports with 15 honorees, while the women's track and field team had 10 honorees and the softball and men's tennis teams each had six honorees. Below is a listing of MSU's 2003 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Conference honorees.

Name, Sport, Year, GPA, Major, Hometown
Charlie Braun, Baseball, Sr., 3.70, Human biology, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Erik Morris, Baseball, So., 3.07, Bio engineering, Orchard Lake, Mich.

Stacia Beiniks, Crew, So., 3.42, Political science, Charlton, N.Y. Jacquelyn Boswell, Crew, Jr., 3.08, Mathematics, Rochester Hills, Mich. Adrienne Cleland, Crew, Jr., 3.05, Mechanical engineering, Flat Rock, Mich. Jill Drexler, Crew, Jr., 3.64, Mechanical engineering, Dexter, Mich. Michelle Fix, Crew, Jr., 3.15, General management, Ada, Mich. Kate Gay, Crew, Sr., 3.46, Hospitality business, Cowra, NSW, Australia Stacey Hicks, Crew, Jr., 3.71, Accounting, Bryan, Ohio Katie Isaacs, Crew, Jr., 3.19, Biological science, North Tonawanda, N.Y. Rachel Miller, Crew, Sr., 3.75, Electrical engineering, Meeteetse, Wy. Jasmine Pickler, Crew, So., 3.20, Advertising, Petoskey, Mich. Erin Robertson, Crew, So., 3.55, Zoology, Middleville, Mich. Amy Silder, Crew, Sr., 3.92, Biological engineering, Naperville, Ill. Julie Springrose, Crew, So., 3.19, Hospitality business, Devon, Pa. Laura Thomas, Crew, Sr., 3.15, Merchandise management, Hastings, Mich. Heather Underwood, Crew, Sr., 3.15, Civil engineering, Bay City, Mich.

Ben Fox, M-Golf, Jr., 3.12, Marketing, Fort Wayne, Ind. John Koskinen, M-Golf, Sr., 3.63, Kinesiology, Baraga, Mich.

Allison Fouch, W-Golf, Jr., 3.41, Chemistry, Grand Rapids, Mich. Jennifer Johnson, W-Golf, R-Fr., 3.77, Family community services, Okemos, Mich. Ann Marie Kersten, W-Golf, Jr., 3.54, Engineering mechanics, Oak Harbor, Ohio Sarah Martin, W-Golf, Jr., 3.02, Packaging, Grosse Ile, Mich. Jessica Till, W-Golf, Sr., 3.78, Audiology & Speech sciences, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Jessica Beech, Softball, Jr., 3.34, Psychology, Okemos, Mich. Carrie Cousino, Softball, So., 3.82, General business/Prelaw, Okemos, Mich. Natalie Furrow, Softball, Jr., 3.64, Social relations, San Diego, Calif. Lacy Hauxhurst, Softball, Sr., 3.28, Telecommunication, Westminster, Calif. Sandy Lewis, Softball, Sr., 3.63, Human biology, Empire, Mich. Margaret Schick, Softball, Sr., 3.90, Human biology, Grass Lake, Mich.

Andrew Formanczyk, M-Tennis, So., 3.08, General management, Rochester Hills, Mich. Adam Hourani, M-Tennis, Sr., 3.72, General management, Lansing, Mich. Cameron Marshall, M-Tennis, So., 3.28, Finance, Louisville, Ky. James McGuire, M-Tennis, Sr., 3.48, Advertising, Columbus, Ohio Chris Mitchell, M-Tennis, Jr., 3.08, Finance, Ann Arbor, Mich. Eric Simonton, M-Tennis, Jr., 3.17, Hospitality business, Annandale, N.J.

Karen Gustafson, W-Tennis, So., 4.00, Physiology, East Lansing, Mich. Caroline Lay, W-Tennis, Jr., 3.49, Kinesiology, Brisbane, Australia

Andrew Alley, M-Track and Field, Sr., 3.84, Finance, Calgary, Alberta Rob Low, M-Track and Field, Jr., 3.31, Electrical engineering, Brighton, Mich. Steve Manz, M-Track and Field, Jr., 3.10, Zoology, West Branch, Mich.

Erin Alexander, W-Track and Field, Sr., 3.36, Marketing, Grand Blanc, Mich. Michelle Carson, W-Track and Field, Jr., 3.95, Dietetics, Winnipeg, Manitoba Cindy Durocher, W-Track and Field, Sr., 3.34, Hospitality business, Parry Sound, Ontario Renee Kaylor, W-Track and Field, So., 3.29, Studio art, Hanover, Pa. Jamie Krzyminski, W-Track and Field, Jr., 3.89, Finance, Corunna, Mich. Danielle Linenger, W-Track and Field, So., 3.29, Physiology, Washington, Mich. Sarah Pepera, W-Track and Field, Jr., 3.29, English, Ortonville, Mich. Mickie Rzepka, W-Track and Field, So., 3.40, Kinesiology, Novi, Mich. Ann Somerville, W-Track and Field, Sr., 3.70, Kinesiology, Ironwood, Mich. Natalie Stein, W-Track and Field, So., 3.89, Food science, North Hollywood, Calif.

Kevin Estrada, At-Large (Hockey), So., 3.06, Kinesiology, Surrey, British Columbia Brad Fast, At-Large (Hockey), Sr., 3.39, General management, Fort St. John, British Columbia Troy Ferguson, At-Large (Hockey), Sr., 3.70, Kinesiology/Premedicine, Kitchener, Ontario Tim Hearon, At-Large (Hockey), Sr., 3.85, Finance, Southgate, Mich. Joe Markusen, At-Large (Hockey), Jr., 3.24, General management, Park River, N.D.