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GSU puts 25 on SoCons spring athlete honor roll
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SPARTANBURG. S.C. — Twenty-five Georgia Southern University student-athletes were honored by the Southern Conference for academic excellence during the 2008 spring season.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average entering the spring season and must have competed in at least one-half of their team’s competitions during the recently-concluded campaign.

Listed below are Georgia Southern’s Honor Roll recipients by sport, hometown (Previous Institution), class  and major.


Dahlonega (Lumpkin County) – David Richardson, senior, exercise science
Roswell (Roswell) – Brian Pierce, junior, finance
LaGrange (LaGrange) – Drew Murray, junior, public relations
Marietta (Kell) – A.J. Gilbert, sophomore, finance
Strasburg, Pa. (Lampeter-Strasburg) – Chris Shehan, junior, accounting
Moultrie (Colquitt County) – Aaron Eubanks, senior, education

Rocky Mount, N.C. (S.W. Edgecombe) – Spencer Fulford, sophomore, pre-business

Men’s tennis
Barcelona, Spain (San Ignacio Sarria) – Borja Malet, sophomore, pre-business
Antwerp, Belgium (Keystone) – Gregory Bekkers, sophomore, public relations
Mortsel, Belgium (St. Gabriel) – Joris De Weerdt, junior, chemistry
Georgia, Vt. (Essex) – Aubrey Thweatt, senior, exercise science
Norcross (Norcross) – Nina Iduate, sophomore, math
McDonough (Union Grove) – Lindsey Hopkins, sophomore, exercise science
Women’s outdoor track and field
Newnan (Newnan) – Katie Abercrombie, sophomore, pre-nursing/nursing
Kennesaw (Harrison) – Jessica Irizarry, sophomore, international trade
Snellville (Brookwood) - Abby Bloom, senior, hotel and restaurant management
Lilburn (Brookwood) – Melanie Trumbo, sophomore, natural and cultural resource management
Cartersville (Cartersville) – Laura Fuller, sophomore, chemistry
Stone Mountain (Lithonia) – Shauntel Jennings, junior, exercise science
Manchester (Manchester) – Demetrise Anthony, sophomore, pre-business

Women’s tennis
Fairfax, Va. (Chantilly) – Kristi Kegerreis, sophomore, pre-exercise science
Winter Springs, Fla. (Winter Springs) – Shea Huxtable, junior, early childhood education
Acworth (Kell) – Christine Caforio, sophomore, sport management
Cartersville (Cartersville) – Jessica Fuller, sophomore, pre-nursing/nursing
Duluth (Peachtree Ridge) – Emma Knight, junior, public relations