Press Box

MARQUETTE – Forty-four United States Olympic Education Center athletes have been named to the USOEC All-Academic team for the fall 2011 semester for their performance in the classroom.

            The All-Academic team recognizes athletes who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in their studies at Northern Michigan University.

            Freestyle wrestlers named to the team are graduate student Jenna Pavlik (Lewes, Del.); senior Schulyer Brown (Montpelier, Va.); juniors Cassandra Schmidt (Missoula, Mont.) and Carlene Sluberski (Fredonia, N.Y.); sophomores Melissa Apodaca (Chugiak, Alaska), Lilia Gudzyuk (Lake Tapps, Wash.) and Gabrielle Lord-Klein (Stevens Point, Wis.); and freshmen Erin Golston (Lake in the Hills, Ill.), Kimberly Spiegel (Selinsgrove, Pa.) and Tamara Tillman (Bellflower, Calif.).

            Greco-Roman wrestlers on the All-Academic team include seniors Corey and Ryan Hope (Carol Stream, Ill.); juniors Aaron Briggs (Turson, Ariz.) and Mark Stenberg (Lockport, Ill.); sophomores Jason Chudzinski (Colonie, N.Y.), Joseph DeNova (Fortson, Ga.), Ethan Dondlinger (Slinger, Wis.), Marcus Finau (Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Max Nowry (Wheeling, Ill.) and Harry (Thrasher) Porcher (Chuluota, Fla.); and freshman John Bozarth (El Paso, Ill.).

            Speedskaters recognized include seniors Dan Fiorenza (Wausau, Wis.) and Barry Winslow (Midland, Mich.); sophomores April Albanese (Martins Creek, Pa.), Alaina Fiorenza (Wausau, Wis.), Ericka Hawke (West Allis, Wis.) and Jordan Malone (Denton, Texas); and freshman Abby Bloomer (Raritan, N.J.).

            Representing the weightlifting team are seniors Robin Feuerman (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), Alexandria Henry (River Falls, Wis.) and Steve Jarvis (Niagara, Wis.); juniors Joshua Barnett (Sanford, Fla.), Maxwell Cretcher (Rochester Hills, Mich.), Mathew Fraser (Colchester, Vt.), Chris Lenahen (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) and Andrew Vrabel (Highland, Ind.); sophomores Alex Gordon (Weston, Mass.), Brennen Jaquint (Evansville, Wis.), Holly Krzeminski (Port Charlotte, Fla.), Kendra Miller (Plainwell, Mich.) and Patricia Park (Rochester Hills, Mich.); and freshmen John McGovern (Pensacola, Fla.) and Christopher Young (Oakland, Mich.).

            Freestyle wrestler Pavlik, speedskaters Bloomer, A. Fiorenza, Malone and Hawke, along with weightlifters Feuerman and Jaquint, completed the semester with a 4.0 GPA.


Prepared By
Claire Kooperman
Media Relations Coordinator