Eighty-five Murray State student-athletes have been honored by the Ohio Valley Conference for their academic performance during the 2013-14 academic year, the league announced on Thursday. This season, 21 Murray State student-athletes received the OVC Medal of Honor, up one from 2012-13, and 85 received the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
In total, 188 Ohio Valley Conference student-athletes received the Medal of Honor for the 2013-14 season. The Medal of Honor is given annually to the student-athlete who achieves the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport. Every Medal of Honor recipient carried a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the year.
This year’s Medal of Honor winners from Murray State were Antonia Niebler (women’s basketball); Neil Yockey (men’s cross country); Carson Beyer (football); Preston French and Jordan Smith (men’s golf); Sophie Hillier and Delaney Howson (women’s golf); Ryan Limpus (rifle); Kayla Harbin, Julie Mooney, Sonja Murphy and Halle Pinkham (soccer); Alexa Becker, Leslie Bridges and CheyAnne Gaskey (softball); Suzaan Stoltz, Eleonore Tchakarova and Verginie Tchakarova (women’s tennis); Chleo LeGrand (women’s track and field); Katlyn Hudson and Scottie Ingram (volleyball).
The OVC also announced that 1,254 student-athletes were named to the 2013-14 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The 1,254 student-athletes surpassed the old record of 1,228 set a season ago. To be listed, recipients must have achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and have been eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition. At least one student-athlete from each of the 15 MSU varsity sports was honored with the distinction this season.
2013-14 Murray State OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll Honorees
Men’s Basketball (2)
Women’s Basketball (5)
Men’s Cross Country (3)
Women’s Cross Country (6)
*Also honored for Women’s Track & Field
Men’s Golf (3)
Women’s Golf (6)
Leah Rose Judd
Women’s Soccer (12)
Men’s Tennis (2)
Women’s Tennis (5)
Women’s Track and Field (6)