Athletics News
    Fifteen Houston Student-Athletes Receive C-USA Academic Medal

    March 28, 2012

    HOUSTON - For their outstanding academic work throughout the 2011-12 school year, 15 University of Houston student-athletes received the Conference USA Academic Medal on Monday.

    Medals are given to those C-USA student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.

    Eleven Cougar teams were represented on the list with Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Women's Track and Field and Volleyball leading the way with two recipients apiece. Baseball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Men's Track and Field, Football, Women's Soccer and Softball each had one recipient.

    Wednesday's announcement comes a day after a record 164 Cougar student-athletes earned a place on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. That award is given to those student-athletes who have posted a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    This marked the second straight season that a record number of Cougar student-athletes earned a place on the Honor Roll. A year ago, 140 student-athletes received the academic honor. In addition, the 24-person improvement from a year ago was the third-best total among all C-USA teams this season.

    HOUSTON (15)
    Ryan Vruggink

    Women's Basketball
    Roxana Button

    Women's Cross Country
    Alexis Vick

    Hunter Wylie

    Women's Soccer
    Fabi Cirino

    Jennifer Klinkert

    Women's Swimming and Diving
    Marissa Blumenthal
    Reka Kovacs

    Women's Tennis
    Celia Fraser
    Liselot Koenen

    Men's Track and Field
    Jacob Fifi

    Women's Track and Field
    Megan Frausto
    Angelica Thompson

    Ashley Applequist
    Stephanie Nwachukwu

    Shop Now at the Official
    Online Store