UNA Places 10 ON Academic All-GSC Squad

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Florence, Ala. – The University of North Alabama had ten student-athletes named to the 2012 Academic All-Gulf South Conference fall squads and placed 48 on the GSC Academic Honor Roll.

The UNA football team led the way with four selections for the Academic All-GSC football squad, while the UNA women’s soccer team had three selections. The Lions also had one selection each in men’s cross country, women’s cross country and volleyball. Academic All-GSC Teams are selected by the Gulf South Conference Sports Information Directors (SIDs) and

Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) in a joint vote. Nominees must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of

3.20 or better on a 4.00 scale for their entire academic career and may not be freshmen or first-semester or quarter

transfers. The student-athlete must be a significant contributor to the squad. Other factors include leadership, community

service and extra-curricular activities. SIDs and FARs are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions normally involved in the playing of that sport. Ties are not broken.

Senior Zeke Nichols of Hatton, Ala., was selected Academic All-GSC in men’s cross country with a 3.62 cumulative GPA in Biology. 

Junior Victoria Acocella of Cullman, Ala., was an Academic All-GSC pick in women’s cross country with a 3.36 GPA in Nursing.

Junior Caroline Neisler of Jacksonville, Ala., was chosen for the Academic All-GSC volleyball team with a 3.65 GPA in Marketing.

The UNA women’s soccer team was represented on the Academic All-GSC women’s soccer squad by senior Nikki Brown of Bognor Regis, England with a 3.77 GPA in Physical Education, senior Jo Chubb of Crawley, England with a 3.33 GPA in Communication Arts and junior Jennifer Osmond of Southampton, England with a 3.28 GPA in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 

UNA’s football selections include senior receiver Daniel Almon of Florence, Ala., with a 3.89 GPA in Biology, junior receiver Jason Smith of Huntsville, Ala., with a 3.36 in Computer Science, junior offensive lineman David Lundberg of Winfield, Ala., with a 3.36 in Secondary Education and defensive lineman Seth Alexander of Huntsville, Ala., with a 3.56 in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 

The Lions’ 48 honor roll selections included 17 from football, 10 from women’s soccer, 10 from women’s cross country, seven from volleyball and four from men’s cross country. To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average




Matt Ursprung, Alabama-Huntsville SO 3.65 Mechanical Engineering

Nate Spears, Christian Brothers SR 3.35 Mechanical Engineering

Alex Shipp, Christian Brothers SR 3.65 Business Administration

Zeke Nichols, North Alabama SR 3.62 Biology

Jesse Prince, Valdosta State JR 3.68 Biology

Ryan Winkle, Valdosta State JR 3.86 History

Brandon Nelson, West Alabama JR 3.50 Pre-Medicine

Robert Fenesterer, West Georgia SR 3.54 History




Michelle Kruse, Alabama-Huntsville JR 3.68 Marketing

Stacey Hagenson, Delta State SO 3.81 Education

Alyssa Shetley, Delta State JR 3.79 Business

Victoria Acocella, North Alabama JR 3.63 Nursing

Juliana Boehm, Valdosta State JR 3.47 Exercise Physiology

Ashley Luther, Valdosta State SR 3.83 Sociology

Renea Porsch, West Florida JR 3.50 Environmental Science

Morgan Adams, West Georgia SR 3.88 Speech Pathology

Elyse Boileau, West Georgia SR 3.36 Educatio




Brant Botill, Delta State SR 3.33 Chemistry RB

Reed Faulkner, Delta State JR 3.74 Exercise Science TE

Seth Alexander, North Alabama JR 3.56 HPER DL

Daniel Almon, North Alabama SR 3.89 Biology WR

David Lundberg, North Alabama JR 3.36 Secondary Education OL

Jason Smith, North Alabama JR 3.36 Computer Science WR

Justin Roberts, Valdosta State SR 3.94 Business Management QB

Jake Thomas, Valdosta State SR 3.86 Finance C

Curt Amacker, West Alabama SR 3.80 Special Education WR

Jordan Ikner, West Alabama SO 3.20 Undecided P/K

Jeremy McAdam, West Alabama JR 3.57 Exercise Science QB

Skeeter Sellers, West Alabama JR 3.47 Accounting C

Mark Bardenwerper, West Georgia JR 3.40 Engineering K

Kyle Bowman, West Georgia SR 3.33 Special Education TE

Alex Macauley, West Georgia SO 3.75 Business Management WR

Adam Strakose, West Georgia JR 3.29 Education LB




Jennifer Hale, Christian Brothers SR 3.45 Natural Science D

Nikki Brown, North Alabama SR 3.77 Physical Education M

Jo Chubb, North Alabama SR 3.33 Communication Arts M

Jennifer Osmond, North Alabama JR 3.28 HPER F

Blakely McClellan, Valdosta State SO 3.80 Business Marketing F

Heather Mulkey, Valdosta State SO 4.00 Exercise Physiology M

Sydney Smith, Valdosta State SO 3.90 Biology F

Kelly Andres, West Florida SO 3.32 Pre-Med M/D

Monica Malavassi, West Florida SR 3.66 Elementary Education M/F

Daniela Cruz, West Florida JR 3.41 Undecided M/D

Taylor Harbison, West Florida SO 3.36 Pre-Professional Biology M/D

Amy Gardner, West Georgia JR 4.00 Psychology M/F

Miriam Perfecto, West Georgia SR 4.00 Pre-Law D




Stacey Sargent, Alabama-Huntsville JR 3.82 Biology OH

Kelsey Williams, Alabama-Huntsville SR 3.61 Mechanical Engineering OH

Corinne Doder, Christian Brothers SR 3.87 Accounting L

Kelsey Miles, Christian Brothers SR 3.65 Natural Science S

Caroline Neisler, North Alabama JR 3.65 Marketing S

Krista Bradford, Valdosta State SO 3.93 Criminal Justice L

Autumn Duyn, West Florida SO 3.55 Athletic Training OH

Haley Shackelford, West Florida SR 3.45 Psychology OH

Emily Reul, West Georgia JR 3.43 Biology OH

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