25 Nov 2021 | 06:35 | Tennis

TAMPA, JULY 8, 2021 – Continuing the mission of achieving excellence in the classroom, in competition, and in community, USF Athletics reached another new academic milestone with a department record of 254 student-athletes named to the 2020-21 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, announced Thursday by the conference.

The 254 Bulls honored across AAC-sponsored sports helped USF shatter its previous record since entering the American, which stood at 237 student-athletes honored in 2019-20. This marks the fourth straight academic year the Bulls have had more than 200 honorees and the fifth time USF has accomplished the feat since 2015-16.

USF Athletics had a record 131 men’s student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team and football led all programs with a team-record 49 honorees.

Including football, four men’s programs set or tied records for the most American Athletic All-Academic team selections in their programs’ respective histories. Coming off its historic Cinderella run to the Super Regional, head coach Billy Mohl‘s baseball team set a program record with 25 honorees, surpassing its previous best of 19.

Men’s soccer, led by head coach Bob Butehorn, had a record 21 student-athletes honored, breaking the previous mark of 18 set last year. Head coach Ashley Fisher‘s men’s tennis team tied its top program mark of eight selections that was set during the 2019-20 and 2015-16 academic years.

Two women’s programs set or matched program records for honoree totals. Head coach Erik Jenkins‘ track & field/cross country program posted a women’s high – and team record 34 honorees. Ken Eriksen‘s softball team surpassed a program-high mark of 25 honorees – set during the 2019-20 and 2018-19 school years – with 27 honored by the conference this year.

To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, student-athletes must have competed in an AAC sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for the preceding academic year, and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credit hours.

USF congratulated its most-ever AAC All-Academic Team members after extending its record streak of an annual department GPA over 3.0 to 13 consecutive semesters and six academic years.

Following the compilation of spring grades, USF saw 15 of 17 programs earn a 3.0 team GPA in the spring term and 14 programs log an annual team GPA better than a 3.0. The Bulls’ annual overall department GPA for the 2020-21 academic year came in at 3.23, just shy of the department record set last year (3.28) and above a 3.2 for the second straight year. It marked the sixth straight year the Bulls have been above a 3.0 as a department.

Dawson Barr Baseball Junior
Dillon Besnier Baseball Sophomore
Daniel Cantu Baseball Sophomore
Cameron Collier Baseball Freshman
Julio Cortez Baseball Junior
Jarrett Eaton Baseball Junior
Thomas Groom Baseball Freshman
Devin Hemenway Baseball Junior
Riley Hogan Baseball Senior
Maxwell Holmes Baseball Senior
Jack Jasiak Baseball Junior
Richard Kerkering Baseball Sophomore
Richey Lakes Baseball Freshman
Bradley Lord Baseball Junior
Alex Lozado Baseball Junior
James Lyle Baseball Post-Grad
Matt Marini Baseball Post-Grad
Tanner Mink Baseball Sophomore
Caleb Pundsack Baseball Junior
Nelson Rivera Baseball Freshman
Joseph Sanchez Baseball Senior
Dustin Snyder Baseball Freshman
Baron Stuart Baseball Senior
Collin Sullivan Baseball Post-Grad
Jacob Sullivan Baseball Senior
Madut Akec Men’s Basketball Junior
Xavier Castaneda Men’s Basketball Junior
Prince Kwabena Oduro Men’s Basketball Senior
Russel Tchewa Tchamadeu Men’s Basketball Sophomore
Alexis Yetna Men’s Basketball Senior
Maxwell Cooper Men’s Cross Country Sophomore
Sean Atkins Football Sophomore
Brian Battie Football Freshman
Andrew Beardall Football Junior
Bryce Bernard Football Sophomore
Dwayne Boyles Football Junior
Mitchell Brinkman Football Post-Grad
Christopher Carter Football Junior
James Cecil Football Junior
Isaiah Cromarty Football Junior
Michael Cucci Football Freshman
Brenden Cyr Football Freshman
Omarion Dollison Football Freshman
Lubens Ervil Football Junior
Troy Fields Jr. Football Senior
William Fortin Football Senior
Cody Gentry Football Senior
Darrien Grant Football Senior
Blake Green Football Senior
Joshua Green Football Sophomore
Uriah Greene Football Freshman
Dustyn Hall Football Sophomore
Averian Hamilton Football Freshman
Macarthur Harris Football Freshman
Christian Helms Football Sophomore
Thomas Hopple Football Post-Grad
Donovan Jennings Football Junior
Stacy Kirby Football Junior
Bentaveyon Knox Football Freshman
Frederick Lloyd Football Senior
Patrick Manconi Football Freshman
Thaddeus Mangum Football Post-Grad
Jean Marcellus Football Senior
Jacob McCarron-Mathis Football Senior
Andrew Mims Football Post-Grad
Flaubert Nascimento Akepeu Football Sophomore
Brock Parry Football Sophomore
Bailey Purcell Football Freshman
Cesar Reyes Football Freshman
Garret Reynolds Football Freshman
Lavain Robinson Football Sophomore
Jared Sackett Football Junior
Sebastian Sainterling Football Junior
Bentlee Sanders Football Senior
Trent Schneider Football Post-Grad
Kenneth Scribner Football Sophomore
Spencer Shrader Football Sophomore
Jordan Smith-McDaniel Football Freshman
Randall St. Felix Football Senior
Jason Vaughn Football Sophomore
Albin Bergstrom Men’s Golf Junior
Luc Breuer Men’s Golf Freshman
Kyle Flexsenhar Men’s Golf Post-Grad
Luke Gifford Men’s Golf Junior
Massimo Mbetse Men’s Golf Junior
Runchanapong Youprayong Men’s Golf Sophomore
Oluwasegun Afolabi Men’s Soccer Freshman
Felipe Baptista Men’s Soccer Junior
Adrian Billhardt Men’s Soccer Senior
Victor Claudel Men’s Soccer Sophomore
Henrique Compagnoni Gallina Men’s Soccer Junior
Avionne Flanagan Men’s Soccer Senior
Joshua Gomina Men’s Soccer Freshman
Max Gottwald Men’s Soccer Freshman
Diego Guerrero Chahin Men’s Soccer Senior
Donovan Hesselmeyer Men’s Soccer Freshman
Trey Jackson Men’s Soccer Senior
Richard Laval Wulff Men’s Soccer Junior
Salvatore Mazzaferro Men’s Soccer Sophomore
Byron Monge Men’s Soccer Senior
Marcus Murphy Men’s Soccer Junior
Gordon Phipps Men’s Soccer Junior
Sergio Pineros-Mayorga Men’s Soccer Sophomore
Oscar Resano Dominguez Men’s Soccer Freshman
Brian Schaefer Men’s Soccer Freshman
Shion Soga Men’s Soccer Freshman
Kazuna Takase Men’s Soccer Junior
Chase Ferguson Men’s Tennis Junior
Sergio Gomez Montesa Men’s Tennis Junior
Pierre Luquet Men’s Tennis Senior
Jose Muniz Hidalgo Men’s Tennis Junior
Tobias Sonne Men’s Tennis Senior
Alvin Tudorica Men’s Tennis Freshman
Niels Van Noord Men’s Tennis Junior
Ivan Yatsuk Men’s Tennis Junior
Duncan Agyemang Men’s Track & Field Senior
David Ajama Men’s Track & Field Sophomore
Kobe Babin Men’s Track & Field Freshman
Stone Baker Men’s Track & Field Junior
Bryce Cullen Men’s Track & Field Freshman
Hunter Hummel Men’s Track & Field Senior
Danelson Mahautiere Men’s Track & Field Sophomore
Victor Steiner Jacoby Men’s Track & Field Freshman
Patston Stewart Men’s Track & Field Senior
Zachary Vincennie Men’s Track & Field Freshman
Elijah Wright Men’s Track & Field Sophomore
Austin Camps Men’s Track & Field/XC Senior
Jacob Hensley Men’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Khan Imran Men’s Track & Field/XC Junior
Benjamin Kailes Men’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Yves Uwimana Men’s Track & Field/XC Freshman
Cristina Bermejo I Gil Women’s Basketball Sophomore
Jade Blagrove Women’s Basketball Freshman
Beatriz Ines Gomes Jordao Women’s Basketball Junior
Sydni Harvey Women’s Basketball Junior
Shandrea Leverett Women’s Basketball Post-Grad
Elisa Pinzan Women’s Basketball Junior
Sara Purificacao Barata Guerreiro Women’s Basketball Freshman
Ana Barriga Lesmes Women’s Golf Sophomore
Shelby Brauckmuller Women’s Golf Post-Grad
Diane Burress Women’s Golf Senior
Melanie Green Women’s Golf Freshman
Thin Khaing Women’s Golf Freshman
Ramya Meenakshisundaram Women’s Golf Junior
Jessica Whitting Women’s Golf Post-Grad
Ashley Zagers Women’s Golf Senior
Maya Alicea Women’s Soccer Sophomore
Vivianne Bessette Women’s Soccer Freshman
Meghan Cavanaugh Women’s Soccer Post-Grad
Chyanne Dennis Women’s Soccer Senior
Paula Diaz Leblic Women’s Soccer Post-Grad
Ricquelle Farquharson Women’s Soccer Senior
Hayden Fredericks Women’s Soccer Freshman
Katrina Haarmann Women’s Soccer Sophomore
Katie Kitching Women’s Soccer Senior
Solveig Larsen Women’s Soccer Freshman
Camryn Lizardi Women’s Soccer Junior
Alanna Lutchmansingh Women’s Soccer Junior
Sydney Martinez Women’s Soccer Junior
Ashley Meade Women’s Soccer Senior
Katie Moore Women’s Soccer Freshman
Rosalia Muino Gonzalez Women’s Soccer Sophomore
Aideen O’Donoghue Women’s Soccer Senior
Fanny Pelletier-Laroche Women’s Soccer Senior
Lucy Roberts Women’s Soccer Sophomore
Elizabeth Spears Women’s Soccer Sophomore
Serita Thurton Women’s Soccer Freshman
Sabrina Wagner Women’s Soccer Senior
Madison Waltz Women’s Soccer Freshman
Chloe Zamiela Women’s Soccer Junior
Nicole Bechtel Softball Junior
AnaMarie Bruni Softball Post-Grad
Hallie Bryant Softball Freshman
Alexis Buchman Softball Sophomore
Allana Consolazio Softball Freshman
Georgina Corrick Softball Senior
Devyne Davis Softball Freshman
Madison Epperson Softball Senior
Tayli Filla Softball Junior
Josie Foreman Softball Freshman
Maddie Gardner Softball Freshman
Megan Hargraves Softball Junior
Brooke Hartman Softball Post-Grad
Brittany Hook Softball Junior
Jordyn Kadlub Softball Junior
Bethaney Keen Softball Post-Grad
Lexie Kopko Softball Freshman
Kelsey Lay Softball Post-Grad
Bailee Leistl Softball Sophomore
Brooke Leistl Softball Senior
Dezarae Maldonado Softball Senior
Megan Pierro Softball Junior
Alanah Rivera Softball Freshman
Meghan Sheehan Softball Junior
Alexis Swearingen Softball Sophomore
Kyndall Williams Softball Post-Grad
Natalie Zweig Softball Sophomore
Amelie Boy Women’s Tennis Junior
Grace Eland Women’s Tennis Sophomore
Lucia Garrigues Melendez Women’s Tennis Sophomore
Marcela Ifju Women’s Tennis Junior
Alexandria Mjos Women’s Tennis Senior
Laura Pellicer Perello Women’s Tennis Junior
Grace Schumacher Women’s Tennis Freshman
Marguerite Timmermans Women’s Tennis Sophomore
Evelyne Tiron Women’s Tennis Senior
Selin Yaylali Women’s Tennis Junior
Zahria Allers-Liburd Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Shaniya Benjamin Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Arielle Boone Women’s Track & Field Junior
Alliya Boothe Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Nicole Carroll Women’s Track & Field Post-Grad
Nataki Close Women’s Track & Field Sophomore
Shaneylix Davila Women’s Track & Field Junior
Javonia Ellis Women’s Track & Field Senior
Nia Jordan Guine-Herndon Women’s Track & Field Junior
Maguire Holahan Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Raleigh Illig Women’s Track & Field Senior
Zayne Jack Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Stephanie Lambeth Women’s Track & Field Post-Grad
Kendall Mcdaniel Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Aicha Naouai Women’s Track & Field Junior
A Kyrah O Banner Women’s Track & Field Freshman
Alexis Rickman Women’s Track & Field Junior
Patricija Roshofa Women’s Track & Field Sophomore
Elayna Bahr Women’s Track & Field/XC Freshman
Kaleigh Biss Women’s Track & Field/XC Senior
Amanda Brake Women’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Nicole Capparell Women’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Skylar Detjen Women’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Emily Escamilla Women’s Track & Field/XC Junior
Lauren Flannery Women’s Track & Field/XC Freshman
Michelle Jayaraj Women’s Track & Field/XC Freshman
Cassandra Montalvo Women’s Track & Field/XC Junior
Jessica O’Bryan Women’s Track & Field/XC Senior
Hannah Offenback Women’s Track & Field/XC Junior
Riley Phillips Women’s Track & Field/XC Freshman
Delaney Sheehan Women’s Track & Field/XC Junior
Kayla Skelton Women’s Track & Field/XC Senior
Natalie Walsh Women’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Alexandra Weir Women’s Track & Field/XC Sophomore
Allyson Barnhart Volleyball Sophomore
Catherine Clausen Volleyball Junior
Marta Cvitkovic Volleyball Freshman
Eke Denessen Volleyball Freshman
Sara Griffith Volleyball Freshman
Eboni Harris Volleyball Junior
Maria Idjilov Volleyball Junior
Madisyn Lyons Volleyball Junior
Agata Plaga Volleyball Freshman
Emma Schlagheck Volleyball Sophomore
Jordan Valley Volleyball Sophomore
Makayla Washington Volleyball Sophomore
Alexis Williams Women’s Volleyball Freshman

About USF Athletics
USF Athletics sponsors 19 varsity men’s and women’s teams that compete in 11 different sports, 18 at the NCAA Division I level in the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls’ athletic program began in 1965 and is in its 55th season in 2020-21. Nearly 450 student-athletes train and compete in the athletic district located on the east end of the campus in Tampa, Fla. The Bulls have claimed 23 American Athletic Conference team titles since joining the conference in 2013, including four in 2020-21, and own 127 conference titles overall. The Bulls posted a combined annual grade-point average over 3.0 for the fifth straight year in 2019-20 and have posted a program record 12 straight semesters with a combined GPA over 3.0. USF has had nearly 450 student-athletes earn their degree since 2016-17.