UCA Dominates SLC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Courtesy UCA Athletics Department

CONWAY, Ark. _ The University of Central Arkansas placed a league-high 112 student-athletes on the 2012 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday.

UCA Honor Roll

UCA, which topped second-place McNeese (85), had 18 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the fall semester. Leading the Bears to their second consecutive NCAA Division I football playoff berth was graduate student Seth Allison. Allison, who is working on his master’s in business administration with a 3.0 GPA, helped the Southland champion Bears to one of the league’s top scoring defenses while earning all-conference honors at the linebacker position 

In all, 695 student-athletes from around the conference were honored. The 2012 fall honor roll boasts four student-athletes of the year, five players of the year and a total of 132 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the fall semester. The honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and volleyball.

UCA’s Jessica Hays, a graduate student on the volleyball team, helped the Sugar Bears to its first NCAA tournament appearance after winning the conference tournament. Hays, who posted a 4.0 while pursuing her master’s in family and consumer science/nutrition, is a two-time first-team all-conference selection for the Sugar Bears and was the SLC Tournament Most Valuable Player while leading the Sugar Bears to the championship.

UCA had 17 honorees in men’s cross country, 20 in women’s cross country, 20 in women’s soccer, nine in volleyball and 46 in football. 

Hays, Betsy Pickhardt and Kyle Hartman had 4.0 GPAs for the volleyball team. In women’s soccer, Sarah Correll, Cristin Curl, Hailey Haynes and Vanessa Randall logged 4.0s, while Jacob Luckett, Albert Maeder, Jordan Pfaff and Kenneth Stice were at 4.0 in men’s cross country.

In women’s cross country, 4.0s were recorded by Jordan Chadwick, Megan Effinger, Courtney Efurd, Abbie Linna, April Martin and Cassandra Rosas. For the football Bears, Joe Carmical had a perfect 4.0.


Trey Carter So. 3.81 M Cross Country Marketing Bentonville, Ark.

Ryan Davidson Fr. 3.18 M Cross Country Undeclared Joplin, Mo.

Jeremiah Fleeman So. 3.33 M Cross Country Occupational Therapy Rogers, Ark.

Emanuel Grady Fr. 3.50 M Cross Country Undeclared Pine Bluff, Ark.

Connan Hutson So. 3.00 M Cross Country Social Studies/History Conway, Ark.

James Leonard Fr. 3.18 M Cross Country Health Education Crosby, Texas

Edward Limo Jr. 3.25 M Cross Country Health Education Eldoret, Kenya

Jacob Luckett Fr. 4.00 M Cross Country Undeclared Cabot, Ark.

Albert Maeder Fr. 4.00 M Cross Country Undeclared Norman, Okla.

Grant Miller Fr. 3.62 M Cross Country Undeclared Austin, Texas

Trevor Peacock So. 3.00 M Cross Country Sociology Springdale, Ark.

Jordan Pfaff Fr. 4.00 M Cross Country Undeclared Austin, Texas

Daniel Reese Jr. 3.40 M Cross Country Finance Texarkana, Ark.

Martin Resendiz So. 3.40 M Cross Country Modern Languages/Spanish Rogers, Ark.

Connor Ryan So. 3.00 M Cross Country Undeclared Belleville, Ill.

Ben Stansell Fr. 3.80 M Cross Country Undeclared Little Rock, Ark.

Kenneth Stice Fr. 4.00 M Cross Country Undeclared Plano, Texas


Caroline Benton Sr. 3.00 W Cross Country Physical Therapy Little Rock, Ark.

Jill Carlson Fr. 3.80 W Cross Country Undeclared Broomfield, Colo.

Emily Carroll So. 3.80 W Cross Country Nursing Melbourne, Ark.

Tyaniah Cash Fr. 3.58 W Cross Country Undeclared The Bahamas

Jordan Chadwick So. 4.00 W Cross Country Physical Therapy Bryant, Ark.

Sophia Clauss Fr. 3.00 W Cross Country Undeclared Cordova, Tenn.

Megan Effinger Jr. 4.00 W Cross Country Psychology Salem, Wis.

Courtney Efurd Jr. 4.00 W Cross Country Education Rogers, Ark.

Jasmine Ellis Jr. 3.20 W Cross Country Health Education Nashville, Ark.

Jordan James Fr. 3.40 W Cross Country Undeclared Rogers, Ark.

Elsa Kiprotich Fr. 3.10 W Cross Country Health Education Eldoret, Kenya

Abbie Linna Fr. 4.00 W Cross Country Undeclared Conway, Ark.

April Martin Jr. 4.00 W Cross Country Math Educ. Yellville, Ark.

Kayla Nehus So. 3.81 W Cross Country Speech Pathology Little Rock, Ark.

McKinley Rea So. 3.25 W Cross Country Family/Consumer Science Conway, Ark.

Colleen Rooney So. 3.18 W Cross Country Art Rogers, Ark.

Cassandra Rosas Fr. 4.00 W Cross Country Undeclared Fort Worth, Texas

Erika Setzler So. 3.33 W Cross Country Kinesiology/PE Conway, Ark.

Megan Snow Jr. 3.64 W Cross Country Kinesiology/PR Mountain View, Ark.

Elizabeth Wertz Jr. 3.76 W Cross Country Biology Petaluma, Calif. 


Seth Allison Gr. 3.00 Football MBA Stuttgart, Ark.

D.J. Appe So. 3.00 Football Undeclared Covington, La.

Deonta Baker Fr. 3.00 Football Undeclared Smackover, Ark.

Anthony Blackmon Sr. 3.66 Football Health Science/PT Bentonville, Ark.

Terence Bobo Sr. 3.08 Football Health Education Atkins, Ark.

Karl Brady Jr. 3.00 Football Health Education Memphis, Tenn.

Tony Brutofsky Fr. 3.00 Football Undeclared Madison, Ala.

Zach Bush So. 3.25 Football Undeclared Denton, Texas

Chase Caple Fr. 3.25 Football Undeclared Searcy, Ark.

Joe Carmical So. 4.00 Football Accounting Monticello, Ark.

Cole Caruthers So. 3.00 Football Insurance/Risk Mgmt Sugarland, Texas

Blake Childress So. 3.28 Football Undeclared Mesquite, Texas

Cody Dauksch Fr. 3.75 Football Undeclared West Memphis, Ark.

Jace Denker Fr. 3.60 Football Undeclared Bryant, Ark.

Chase Dixon Jr. 3.60 Football Health Education Fort Smith, Ark.

Earl Downs So. 3.33 Football Undeclared Bastrop, La.

Larry Duvall Sr. 3.00 Football Sociology Marianna, Ark.

Prince Ene Fr. 3.00 Football Undeclared Houston, Texas

Derek Floyd So. 3.50 Football Undeclared Dallas, Texas

Matt Futrell Fr. 3.00 Football Undeclared Springfield, Mo.

Markeith Gaines Jr. 3.25 Football Family/Consumer Science Theodore, Ala.

Blake Gardner So. 3.58 Football Undeclared Cibolo, Texas

Justin Heard Jr. 3.75 Football Sociology Woodland, Ala.

Arturo Hernandez Sr. 3.60 Football Business Admin Olive Branch, Miss.

Matt Hornbuckle Jr. 3.00 Football Management Colleyville, Texas

Corey Howard Sr. 3.00 Football Finance Wichita Falls, Texas

Ryan Howard So. 3.40 Football Management Vestavia Hills, Ala.

Mason Koenigseder Fr. 3.33 Football Undeclared Paris, Ark.

Al Lasker So. 3.44 Football Undeclared Carrollton, Texas

Dezmin Lewis So. 3.16 Football Undeclared Mesquite, Texas

Gabriel Limon Fr. 3.40 Football Undeclared Russellville, Ark.

Clay Murphy So. 3.37 Football Health Science/PT El Dorado, Ark.

Kirby O’Meara Jr. 3.25 Football Accounting Georgetown, Texas

Matthew Pearce So. 3.25 Football Health Education Donaldsonville, Texas

Marcus Peters Jr. 3.25 Football Health Education Daingerfield, Texas

T.J. Randall So. 3.00 Football Undeclared Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Trey Schucker So. 3.00 Football Undeclared Clarksville, Ark.

Desmond Smith Fr. 3.25 Football Undeclared Bentonville, Ark.

Kyle Stouffer So. 3.25 Football Undeclared Dallas, Texas

Kamane Thomas Fr. 3.00 Football Undeclared Missouri City, Texas

Jaalen Watkins So. 3.25 Football Undeclared Little Rock, Ark.

Damien Watts So. 3.25 Football Undeclared Texarkana, Texas

Alec Willis So. 3.33 Football Undeclared Denton, Texas

D.J. Willis So. 3.41 Football Undeclared The Colony, Texas

Dillion Winfrey Fr. 3.33 Football Undeclared Bryant, Ark.

Ricky Wyatt Fr. 3.16 Football Undeclared Monroe, La.


Elizabeth Brady Sr. 3.80 Soccer Physical Therapy Fayetteville, Ark.

Sarah Correll Jr. 4.00 Soccer Health Science/PT Fayetteville, Ark.

Cristin Curl Gr. 4.00 Soccer Business Mgmt. Amarillo, Texas

Hailey Haynes Jr. 4.00 Soccer Accounting Claremore, Okla.

Alexa Herbers Jr. 3.00 Soccer Speech Pathology Mandeville, La.

Abigail Hodgson Jr. 3.62 Soccer Mass Comm Fort Worth, Texas

Brooke Johnston So. 3.00 Soccer Undeclared Richardson, Texas

Cassie Lange So. 3.71 Soccer Undeclared Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas

Adriana Lucar Jr. 3.75 Soccer General Business Lima, Peru

Haley Montgomery So. 3.46 Soccer Nursing Benton, Ark.

Dominique O’Shea Fr. 3.60 Soccer Undeclared Arlington, Texas

Maddi Poteet Jr. 3.23 Soccer Marketing/Mgmt. North Richland Hills, Texas

Grace Purtle Jr. 3.20 Soccer Kinesiology/PE North Little Rock, Ark.

Vanessa Randall So. 4.00 Soccer Undeclared Dallas, Texas

Emma Reed Jr. 3.80 Soccer Finance Keller, Texas

Hayley Romero Fr. 3.00 Soccer Undeclared Yorba Linda, Calif.

Carrissa Rossi Sr. 3.80 Soccer Management British Columbia, Canada

Megan Thomas Fr. 3.75 Soccer Undeclared Arlington, Texas

Lauren Trueheart So. 3.18 Soccer Undeclared Houston, Texas

Alexandra Wurst So. 3.20 Soccer Undeclared Flower Mound, Texas


Scout Brooks So. 3.46 Volleyball Undeclared Brenham, Texas

Marissa Collins Jr. 3.25 Volleyball Nutrition Pearland, Texas

Alicia Dittrich So. 3.80 Volleyball Undeclared Houston, Texas

Kyle Hartman Jr. 4.00 Volleyball Health Science/PT Phoenix, Ariz.

Jessica Hays Gr. 4.00 Volleyball Family/Consumer Science Friendswood, Texas

Jessica Nagy Jr. 3.00 Volleyball Speech Pathology Carleton, Mich.

Nicole Okeke So. 3.25 Volleyball Undeclared DeSoto, Texas

Betsy Pickhardt Fr. 4.00 Volleyball Undeclared Missoula, Mont.

Beth Rogers Jr. 3.75 Volleyball Education Stillwell, Kan.


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