Fraser, Olson Receive Top Award as Rice Honors 112 Student-Athletes For Their Academic Success
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
Feb. 25, 2007
HOUSTON - Juniors Traci Fraser of the soccer team and Brett Olson of the men's cross country team were honored with the Dr. Hubert E. Bray Scholar-Athlete Award as 112 Rice student-athletes were recognized on Sunday for their academic success over the past year at the 21st annual Rice scholar-athlete banquet.
The Dr. Hubert E. Bray Scholar-Athlete Award is presented annually to the Rice male and female student-athletes with the top grade point average. Fraser is majoring in biochemistry, while Olson is a civil engineering major.
Twenty-one student-athletes received Rice University Scholar Athlete awards, which honor the contributing member of each Rice University intercollegiate team with the highest GPA on his or her team. The 2007 Rice University Scholar Athletes are: Samantha Stovall (women's basketball), Susie Barrows (women's cross country), Amy Halsey (swimming), Dominique Karas (women's tennis), Marissa Daniels (women's track & field), Lennie Waite (women's track & field), Rachel Lopez (volleyball), Kyle Gunderson (baseball), Ryne Tacker (baseball), Paulius Packevicius (men's basketball), Lute Barber (football), Biobele Bilaye-Benibo (football), Jonathon Greenberg (men's tennis), Jason Mok (men's tennis), Aaron Robson (men's track & field), Luke Stadel (men's track & field), and Megan Fitzsimmons and Vivek Gopalan (managers & trainers). Fraser and Olson also won the scholar-athlete awards for their sports.
Additionally, 91 student-athletes, including student managers and trainers, were given Honor Athlete awards for carrying a 3.0 or better GPA. To receive any of the awards, the recipients must be a third, fourth or fifth-year student-athlete.
2007 Rice University Scholar Athletes
Samantha J. Stovall, Cognitive Sciences
Women's Cross Country
Susie Barrows, Psychology/ Kinesiology (Sports Medicine)
Traci Fraser, Biochemistry
Amy Halsey, Biochemistry/English
Dominique Karas, Political Science
Rachel Lopez, Economics/Managerial Studies
Paulius Packevicius, Economics
Men's Cross Country
Brett Olson, Civil Engineering
Lute Barber, Economics/Managerial Studies
Biobele Bilaye-Benibo, Political Science
Heon Young Lee, Economics/Managerial Studies
Jonathan Greenberg, Economics
Jason Mok, Economics/Kinesiology (Sports Management)/Managerial Studies
Men's Track and Field
Aaron Robson, Mechanical Engineering
Luke Austin Stadel, Economics
Managers and Trainers
Megan Fitzsimmons, Psychology
Vivek Gopalan, History/Political Science
2007 Honor Athletes Spencer Alexander William Alguire> Brandi Armstrong James Arnold Addison Awe Jonathan Bailey Lindsay Balthrop Laura Barber Robert Bell Brandy Bellow David Berken Bryan Berry Amy Bissada Bobby Bramhall Gregory Buchanan Lacee Carmon David Carter Jonathan Cary Casey "Buck" Casson John Christovich Chase Clement Samantha Conn Jessica Cox Craig Crow Brian Cullum Christine Dao Jasmine Davis Blair DiSesa Andray Downs Kirstin Doyle-Cooney Erin Droeger Medeja Egic Rebecca Elmore Chandra Ewing Maria Fadool Kyle Forrest Rodney Foster Brian Friday Maudess Fulton Katherine Gorry Logan Greer Rachel Greff Matthew Hagen Carey Hain Charles Hampton Mendi Hardy Benjamin Harknett Orestes Hastings Tyler Henley Robert Heos Ulrika Hinson Kristina Hoban Lindsay Jaggers Laura Kelley Gregory Killings Yvette Kirk Jeffrey Krakowiak Tessa Kuydendall Tiffany Lee Daniel Lehmann Chad Lembeck Scott Lonergan Beth Martin Clory Martin Amy McClintock William McDaniel Leah McKay Bahnsen Miller Omar Nava Florence Nwagwu Kehinde Ogunmakin Kimberly Patenaude Lance Pendleton Canek Phillips Danille Prime Shawn Rainey Kadie Riverin Mark Rodgers Joseph Savery Kirsten Seglem Sung Hoon Shin Bencil Smith Alex Solomon Cole St. Clair Lauren Stanley Michael Taylor Desarie Walwyn Callie Wells Jennifer Whitcomb Lindsay Wilson Jacob Yunis