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June 5, 1997

Thirty-Eight MSU Athletes Named Academic All-Big Ten

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State had 38 athletes named Academic All-Big Ten for the spring season, the conference announced on Wednesday. To be elligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, an athlete must be a letterwinner in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better.

The softball team had the most honorees with seven, led by senior Stacey Smith (Princeton Junction, N.J.) who was also named to the Second-Team Great Lake All Region team. The softball team finished the season bosting a 47-22 record while ranked 13th in the final regular season USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.

The women's track and field team had five players honored, including junior distance runner Becky Caldwell (Wyandotte, Mich.) who led all five athletes with a 3.70 GPA.

Four men's hockey players were honored with junior Tyler Harlton (Pense, Sask.) leading the way both in the classroom and on the ice. Harlton not only led the team with a 3.69 GPA, but was also named the CCHA's Best Defensive Defenseman.

Also sporting four All-Big Ten winners was the men's track and field team, with junior distance runner Jim Marccro (Monroe, Mich.) leading the way, posting a 3.63.

Two women's golfers battled for the top GPA honors on the golf team, while four of the women were honored. Sophomore Meggan Schumaker (Columbia City, Ind.) and sophomore Ellen Bishop (New Castle, Ind.) posted 3.84 and 3.85 GPA's respectively over the course of the year.

The men and women's tennis teams each had three players named to the team. Senior Aaron Murray (Traverse City, Mich.) posted a 3.65 GPA for the men while junior Kendra Barry (Buffalo Grove, Ill.) led the women with a 3.57 GPA.

The men's fencing team had three athletes named, including sophomore Dan Cantillon (Troy, Mich.) who posted a 49-13 record on the season and finished 24th in the EPEE in the NCAA tournament. Cantillon also sported a 3.83 GPA.

Three players were named from the Spartan baseball team, including sophomore Tom Hartley (White Lake, Mich.), who was named the Most Improved Player on the Spartan team this season, while also compiling a 3.82 GPA.

A pair of men's golfers were named, sophomore Matt Riogle (East Lansing, Mich.) and sophomore Jamie Van Ravensway (Okemos, Mich.) were both honored.

SPARTAN HONOREES
NAME                CL.     GPA     MAJOR              HOMETOWN
BASEBALL
Carlos Fernandez    SO      3.28    undecided           East Lansing, Mich.
Thomas Hartley      SO      3.82    Mechanics           White Lake, Mich.
Gus Ornstein        JR      3.67    Communications      Tenafly, N.J.
FENCING 
Dan Cantillon       SO      3.83    Biology             Troy, Mich.
Joshua Sivay        SO      3.31    Computer Science    Merrill, Mich.
Andrey Sorokin      SO      3.28    undecided           Kentwood, Mich.
MEN'S GOLF
Matt Riogel         SO      3.74    Finance             East Lansing, Mich.
Jamie Van Ravensway SO      3.56    Architecture        Okemos, Mich.
WOMEN'S GOLF
Ellon Bishop        SO      3.85    Zoology             New Castle, Ind.
Julie Campbell      SR      3.56    Sociology           Skancatolos, N.Y.
Amy Loviscek        SR      3.46    Merch. Management   Flushing, Mich.
Meggan Schumaker    SO      3.84    Education           Columbia City,Ind.
HOCKEY
Michael Ford        SO      3.09    Int. Relations      Vernon, B.C.
Jon Gaskins         JR      3.11    Microbiology        Pekin, Ill.
Tyler Harlton       JR      3.69    Political Theory    Pense, Sask.
Kevin O'Keefe       JR      3.06    Comm. Relations     Barrington, Ill.
SOFTBALL
Carrie Carpenter    SO      3.42    undecided           Dearborn Hts,Mich.
Jill Danak          SO      3.50    English             Dearborn Hts,Mich.
Jacqueline Hall     JR      3.63    Physical Education  Mississauga, Ont.
Molly Hugan         SO      3.06    Mech. Engineering   Holly, Mich.
Danielle Manzardo   SO      3.68    Zoology             Burton, Mich.
Stacey Smith        SR      3.03    Communications      Prineton Jun., N.J.
Tiffany Yager       SO      3.19    Gen.Business Admin. Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
MEN'S TENNIS
Ben Hotzler         JR      3.06    Economics           Lund, Sweden
Luke Linder         SR      3.17    Communications      New York, N.Y.
Aaron Murray        SR      3.65    Marketing           Traverse City,Mich.
WOMEN'S TENNIS 
Kendra Barry        JR      3.57    Zoology             Buffalo Grv, Ill.
Alana Inkala        JR      3.04    Physical Eduacation Okemos, Mich.
Brooke West         SO      3.44    Int. Relations      San Diego, Calif.
MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Kyle Baker          SO      3.21    Bus. Administration Anderson, Ind.
Brendan Banyon      SO      3.33    Political Economy   St. Joseph, Mich.
Jim Marcero         JR      3.63    Accounting          Monroe, Mich.
Steve Schell        SO      3.48    Engineering         Dearborn, Mich.
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Becky Caldwell      JR      3.70    Physiology          Wyandotte, Mich.
Stephanie Dueringer SR      3.38    Physical Education  Champaign, Ill.
Amy Hayes           SR      3.17    Veterinary Medicine Shelby, Mich.
Sarah Roelofs       JR      3.46    Zoology             Wyoming, Mich.
Elizabeth Stover    JR      3.19    Psychology          W Worthington,Ohio