Conference USA Academic Medal Awarded to 48 Owls

April 7, 2017 By: Tim Andrzejewski (

2017 C-USA Academic Medal Winners Get Acrobat Reader

IRVING, Texas — Forty-eight Rice University student-athletes earned a Conference USA Academic Medal for their efforts in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year, the league office announced on Friday.

Student-athletes must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.75 to earn the medal. The announcement comes one day after the Owls placed a league-high 243 student-athletes on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2016-17 Conference USA Academic Medal Recipients
Matthew Canterino, Baseball
Robert Lammons, Baseball
Benjamin Schragger, Baseball
Brent Schwarz, Baseball
Nicholas Silber, Baseball
Nicholas Tanner, Baseball
Harrison Brown, Men’s Basketball
Erica Ogwumike, Women’s Basketball
DJ Green, Football
Kevin Tracy, Football
Nicholas Duggan, Men’s Golf
Mitchell Meissner, Men’s Golf
Marissa Topolski, Women’s Soccer
Anniina Ala-Seppälä, Women’s Swimming
Kaitlin Benjamin, Women’s Swimming
Julie Litver Women’s Swimming
Marie-Claire Schillinger, Women’s Swimming
Zachary Yablon, Men’s Tennis
Alison Ho, Women’s Tennis
Lindsey Hodge, Women’s Tennis
Katherine Ip, Women’s Tennis
Wendy Zhang, Women’s Tennis
Steve Booker, Men’s Track & Field
Alex Dunbar, Men’s Track & Field
Erik Maher, Men’s Track & Field
James McNaney, Men’s Track & Field
Lucrecia Aguilar, Women’s Track & Field
Abigail Cartwright, Women’s Track & Field
Anna Figueroa, Women’s Track & Field
Sarah Glover, Women’s Track & Field
Abby Halm, Women’s Track & Field
Katie Jensen, Women’s Track & Field
Charlsea Lamb, Women’s Track & Field
Nicole Mitchell, Women’s Track & Field
Amanda Pasko, Women’s Track & Field
Elsa Racasan, Women’s Track & Field
Brandi Ransom, Women’s Track & Field
Cali Roper, Women’s Track & Field
Ayane Rossano, Women’s Track & Field
Zinedine Russell, Women’s Track & Field
Kylie Swiekatowski, Women’s Track & Field
Molly Tilbrook, Women’s Track & Field
Lee Ann Cunningham, Volleyball
Julianna Dole, Volleyball
Stephanie Mendivil, Volleyball
Leah Mikesky, Volleyball
Meghan Patterson, Volleyball
Miranda Rogers, Volleyball




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