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Six APSU athletes earn OVC Medals of Honor

Six Austin Peay athletes have earned the Ohio Valley Conference Medal Of Honor, given annually to student-athletes who achieve the highest grade-point averages in their respective conference-sponsored sports.

Mens basketballs Rhet Wierzba, womens basketballs Gerlonda Hardin, softballs Jennifer Adcock, volleyballs Julie Burkhalter, womens tennis Jessie Mills and womens tennis/volleyballs Cindy Wall all earned the honor by posting 4.0 GPAs during the past academic year.
Six Austin Peay athletes have earned the Ohio Valley Conference Medal Of Honor, given annually to student-athletes who achieve the highest grade-point averages in their respective conference-sponsored sports.

Men's basketball's Rhet Wierzba, women's basketball's Gerlonda Hardin, softball's Jennifer Adcock, volleyball's Julie Burkhalter, women's tennis' Jessie Mills and women's tennis/volleyball's Cindy Wall all earned the honor by posting 4.0 GPAs during the past academic year.

In addition, 49 APSU athletes earned membership to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25 GPA for the year): baseball (Jeremy Cabbage, Chris Key, Marcus Pearson); men's basketball (Levi Carmichael, Adrian Henning, Ryan Isom, Zac Schlader, Rhet Wierzba); women's basketball (Kera Bergeron, Gerlonda Hardin, Ashley Haynes, Cassandra Peek); men's cross country (John Beamer, Matthew Duncan); women's cross country (Julie Smith)' men's golf (Matt Dugger); women's golf (Christine Idoux, Pier-Ann LaChance); women's rifle (Jessica Benson, Corey Hasty, Jana Sullivan, Jennifer Sullivan, Lindsay Vanest, Laura Weakley); women's soccer (Melissa Aquino, Adonia Bivins, Sarah Broadbent, Erica Dengler, Stephanie Highsmith, Cassie Hill, Carrie Liddell, Amanda McLean, Jennifer Mulherin, Stephanie Shwetz); softball (Jennifer Adcock, Jennifer Travis, Brianna Venable); men's tennis (Jonathan Brown); women's tennis (Alana Carere, Jessica Mills, Cindy Wall, Elizabeth Whelpley); women's track and field (Julie Smith) and women's volleyball (Julie Burkhalter, Jamie deTurck, Elizabeth Murrieta, Amy Walk, Cindy Wall, Laura Wussow).

Austin Peay also finished second in the OVC Academic Banner competition behind Jacksonville State. APSU will receive $1,250 for its student-athlete academic enhancement program from Aeropostale Inc.
—Brad Kirtley