WAXAHACHIE — Fifty-one Southwestern Assemblies of God University athletes flexed their brains, as well as muscles, this year — and were rewarded for doing so.
On June 19, SAGU Athletics announced that the 2016-17 Sooner Athletic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll had been released with 739 of the conference's student-athletes earning recognition for their academic achievements over the past year. There were 51 SAGU student-athletes on the lists, with SAGU softball accounting for 10 of those spots.
All 10 SAC member institutions and each of the league's 14 sponsored sports were represented on the honor roll. To be eligible for the distinction, student-athletes must have been a member of a SAC-sponsored athletic team and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher throughout the academic year.
The Commissioner’s Honor Roll, along with the SAC All-Academic Teams, is presented by Cypress Risk Management.
Cypress Risk Management, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an 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 a similar type of partnership.
SAGU student-athletes honored to the 2016-17 Sooner Athletic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll:
Baseball: Jared Anderson, Christopher Chiglo, Damian Garcia, Collin Gifford, Ethan Greiner, Eric Harrell, Anthony Montalvo, Christopher Wallace
Men’s Basketball: Darian Davis, Seth Flattery, Colt Summers, Lance Tipton, Kentton Williams, Patrick Williams
Men’s Cross Country: Jose Campos, Robert Herrera, Gerardo Nava, Cody Walker
Men’s Soccer: Juan Cardenas, Cesar Espana Quintanilla
Women’s Basketball: Korede Ahmedu, Kayla Bise, Zoe Brown, Bethany Krock, Rachel McDaniel, Alexandria Rich, Krista Woodson
Women’s Cross Country: Destiny Garza, Hannah Lee, Genny McCullough
Women’s Soccer: Kaitlyn Flippin, Alyssa Jaimes, Sarah Palmer, Sarah Porter
Softball: Adriana Alonzo, Bailey Balloun, Adrianna Barnes, Rienha Cano, Danielle Etter, Cheyenne Fults, Kayla Milstead, Rachel Ray, Kristin Stringer, Destinee Vindiola
Volleyball: Haley Bowers, Anna Bruce, Sophia Ivy, Kali Shaw, Brittany Stallaby, Ashlin Thomas, Bojana Vukadinovic