Academic Achievements Of Virginia Student-Athletes Recognized
CHARLOTTESVILLEThe academic achievements of 103 Virginia student-athletes were recognized Monday night (April 7) at the annual Academic Awards Dinner sponsored by Virginia’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The dinner was held at Virginia’s Bryant Hall.
The 103 student-athletes recognized either had a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 at the end of the fall 2007 semester or had a 3.3 grade point average or better for the spring and fall semesters in 2007. First-year student-athletes were not eligible.
The women’s golf team was recognized as the team with the highest grade point average for the 2006-07 academic year and five student-athletes who will graduate this spring were honored for having the highest cumulative grade point average among student-athletes in their respective schools. The individuals included Michael Miller (swimming, College of Arts and Sciences), Lindsey Preuss (softball, Commerce), Kelsie A. Chaudoin (rowing, Architecture), Jennifer Dolson (cross country/track & field, Engineering) and Megan Haughs (rowing, Nursing).
Michelle Samuels, a former track and field athlete at Virginia, was the featured speaker for the dinner. She is currently the Director of Special Projects for the office of the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President for Administration at the University of Maryland University College.
Coaches, athletics department and University administrators, and faculty members attended the dinner in addition to student-athletes.
The mission of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete well being and fostering a positive student-athlete image. The committee is an avenue of communication for student-athletes with the administration of the athletics department and University, as well as the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference.