The Peach Belt Conference announced that a record 1,721 student-athletes have been named to the 26th-annual Presidential Honor Roll. The list includes 93 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.
The Presidential Honor Roll recognizes all student-athletes at PBC institutions who had a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, based on a 4.00 scale, for the 2016-17 academic year. The honor roll is divided into four groups: Presidential Scholars (GPA of 3.00 to 3.24), Bronze Scholars (3.25 to 3.49), Silver Scholars (3.50 to 3.74), and Gold Scholars (3.75 to 4.00).
The 1,721 student-athletes surpasses the old record of 1,645 set in 2015-16 and gives the Peach Belt 1,000 or more honorees for the eighth year in a row. Each student-athlete will receive a certificate from the conference office.
Among the FMU athletes named to the honor roll was baseball pitcher Chance DuCharme (Kill Devil Hills, NC) who received this recognition for the fifth time, and six athletes who earned the honor for the fourth time: women's cross country runner Emmeline Wheeler (Troy, SC), women's soccer player Kelly Anthony (Woodstock, GA), softball outfielder Briana Barzola (West Linn, OR), men's tennis player Jannik Roettlingsberger (Marl, Germany), women's tennis player Samantha Koelliker (Vielbringen, Switzerland), and volleyball middle hitter Caroline Boone (Roanoke, VA).
Earlier this year, 100 student-athletes at Francis Marion were named to the university's Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll for the 2016 fall semester and 92 for the 2017 spring semester.
FMU student-athletes named to the 2016-17 PBC Presidential Honor Roll are:
Silver Scholar (3.5 - 3.74 GPA) Brooks Kennedy (Baseball): Charlotte, NC William Robbins (Baseball); Rock Hill, SC Harris White (Baseball); Auburn, AL Javier Bustos Jaimes (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Eagle Springs, NC Devin Nelson (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Bloomfield, CT Carlos Oliver (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Belton, SC Jonathan Reid (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Lancaster, SC Alexis Patterson (Women's Track & Field); Cheraw, SC Mark Goodall (Men's Golf); Tomkins Cove, NY Lars Sandvoll (Men's Golf); Bergen, Norway Michael Dmytruk (Men's Soccer); Orlando, FL Tommy Kues (Men's Soccer); Hannover, Germany Sebastien Lee-Daigle (Men's Soccer); Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada Levin Sandmann (Men's Soccer); Heidelberg, Germany Carli Gauthier (Women's Soccer); Lutz, FL Janine Gordon (Women's Soccer); Plantation, FL Avery Towns (Women's Soccer); Fairmont, WV Shania Domingue (Softball); York, SC Morgan Elliott (Softball); Nichols, SC Caroline Heaton (Softball); Gaston, SC Sydney Holland (Softball); Statesville, NC Taylor Johnson (Softball); San Diego, CA Henri Broeseler (Men's Tennis); Aachen, Germany Mauricio Guerrero Gonzalez (Men's Tennis); Mexico City, Mexico Tarass Thevenaz (Men's Tennis); Le Landeron, Switzerland
Bronze Scholar (3.25 - 3.49 GPA) Zack Haralambis (Baseball); Chapin, SC John McGinty (Baseball); Grand Island, NY Justin Palmer (Baseball); Charleston, WV Antonio Pino (Baseball); Brookeville, MD Briana Burgins (Women's Basketball); High Point, NC Brooke Dixon (Women's Basketball); Camden, SC Shaunice Fulmore (Women's Basketball); Lake City, SC Emma Owens (Women's Basketball); Richmond, VA Ivan Henderson (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Jackson, SC Alexis Byers (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field); Carnegie, PA Oliver Drakenhammar (Men's Soccer); Partille, Sweden Harrison Smith (Men's Soccer); Hartlepool, England Casey Murakami (Women's Soccer); Charleston, SC Mikala Barnhart (Softball); Virginia Beach, VA Jennie Polak (Softball); Quincy, IL Morgan Smith (Softball); Graniteville, SC Raul Madrid Portillo (Men's Tennis); Las Rozas, Spain Carlie Smith (Volleyball); Hampstead, NC
Presidential Scholar (3.0 - 3.24) Sam High (Baseball); Lincolnton, NC Adam Hornstra (Baseball); Atlanta, GA Arien Seymour (Baseball); Nassau, Bahamas Christian Umphlett (Baseball); Charlotte, NC Khai Chandler (Women's Basketball); Raleigh, NC Victoria Dye (Women's Basketball); Lebanon, TN Kristin Tines (Women's Basketball); Richmond VA Brandon Boggs (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Darlington, SC Aaron Robinson (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field); Darlington, SC Michael Seabrook, Jr. (Men's Track & Field); Charleston, SC Haakon Andersen (Men's Golf); Stabekk, Norway Taylor Brunson (Softball); Shawnee, KS Samantha Wroblewski (Softball); Delray Beach, FL Harry Wells (Men's Tennis); Tamborine, Queensland, Australia Magan Head (Women's Tennis); Florence, SC Carrie McGinnis (Volleyball); Knoxville, TN Ty Whiteside (Women's Track); Spartanburg, SC