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