Volleyball brings home Director's Cup, record number of student-athletes honored at Eagle Scholars Ceremony

Volleyball brings home Director's Cup, record number of student-athletes honored at Eagle Scholars Ceremony

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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The Carson-Newman volleyball program took home top honors as the recipients of the Carson-Newman Director's Cup as the athletic department recognized a record 220 Eagle Scholars at its annual ceremony Tuesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

The Director's Cup is presented to the top academic team on campus which best represents the values espoused by the Eagle Scholar Program as selected by the Eagle Scholar Committee.  Previous winners include women's basketball (2015), baseball (2016), softball (2017) and swimming (2018). 

For a seventh straight year, the Carson-Newman Eagle Scholars program saw a record number of Carson-Newman student athletes named to the school's athletic department honor roll.  

Last year, the program set a record with 213 honorees. This year's class is 220 members strong.

The Eagle Scholars Program recognizes academic achievements among Carson-Newman student-athletes. To become an Eagle Scholar, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Eagle Scholars receive a patch to wear on their uniforms during regular season competition.  This year also marks the second year that the program also includes the introduction of the Gold Scholars. These honorees will receive a golden patch to wear on their uniforms for maintaining a GPA higher than 3.75. There are 50 such gold scholars in this year's program, a decrease from last year's 61.  However, that is because Carson-Newman introduced Platinum Scholars into this year's program, which recognizes students with perfect 4.0s.  This year, there are 36 individuals being recognized. 

Carson-Newman is the only school in the South Atlantic Conference to offer such a program.


2013 - 72

2014 - 93

2015 - 128

2016 - 160

2017 - 177

2018 - 213

2019 - 220

Membership in the program has increased 205 percent from its inaugural year to now. 

Sport First Name Last Name Graduated Gold or Platinum
  Cameron Bloebaum    
  Matthew Bradley   gold
  Charles Brown   gold
  Brendan Cambell Graduated  
  Austin Conner Graduated  
  Logan Cox    
  Kilian Daughtry    
  Nathan Deloian    
  Micah Genter   gold
  Ethan Goforth Graduated  
  Jacob Hoffman   gold
  Dominick Leo Graduated  
  Aaron Oakley   gold
  Conner Powell Graduated  
  Eric Rigsby    
  Sidney Schultz    
  Robert Smith Graduated  
  Tyler Thompson    
  Gregory Valentine Graduated gold
  Ryan Victory Graduated Platinum
  Carson Wells   Platinum
Men's Basketball      
  Grant Teichmann Graduated  
Women's Basketball      
  Katie Bean    
  Taylor Goforth   GOLD
  Kayla Marosites   Platinum
  Kelci Marosites    
  Abby Wilson    
Eagle Anglers      
  Frazier Jacob    
  Perry Braden    
  Rouse Josh   gold
  Stalsworth Tristan   gold
  Javon Barnes graduated  
  Zachary Cichocki graduated  
  Drew Eudy    
  Cole Fritts    
  Caleb Goins    
  Tyson Herron graduated gold
  Rashad Hunter graduated  
  Jake Marr    
  Micah Pressley graduated  
  Jordan Pryce graduated  
  Ryan Randall    
  Demitri Saulsberry    
  Tyler Thackerson    
  Logan Townsend    
  Zach Webster    
  Jesse West   gold
  Caleb Wilkins    
Men's Golf        
  Grant Bodie Graduated  
  William Collins    
  William Hurt Graduated  
  Thomas Hutson Graduated  
  Anthony Marcinelli Graduated Platinum
  Fintan McKenna    
  Grant Roberts Graduated Platinum
  Luke Scealf    
  Jackson Tyler    
Women's Golf      
  Elly Carlson    
  Anna Davenport Graduated Platinum
  Allie Fletcher    
  Matilda Frovenholt   Platinum
  Taylor Hayes Graduated Platinum
  Katherine Medley    
  Rachel Watts   Platinum
Men's Soccer      
  Joseph Boyd    
  Drew Bridge    
  Nicholas Carsh    
  Joshua Harris-James    
  Collin Hensel    
  Joshua James    
  Samuel Jenkins Graduated gold
  Tobias Karlsen    
  Ben King   Gold
  Jonathan Le Quesne Graduated  
  Leon Mattig Graduated  
  Daan Smit Graduated Gold
  Twan Verweij Graduated Gold
  Kensho Yoshikoshi   platinum
  Thaylan Silva    
Women's Soccer      
  Allie-Anne Blackburn   Gold
  Jacqueline Burns    
  Emma Daniels    
  Jessica Fraiture Graduated  
  Emilee Futrell    
  Jente Kuper    
  Kristina Markfort    
  Lira Mathes   Platinum
  Mhairi Pennifer    
  Elena Propst    
  Kennedy Rankin Graduated  
  Catarina Realista Ferreira Graduated Gold
  Jasmine Rizk   Gold
  Holly Talbut Smith   Gold
  Jaidyn Zapf Graduated Gold
  Morgen Baker Celis    
  Haley Caldwell    
  Ashlyn Cooper Graduated Platinum
  Abigail Fiessinger   Gold
  Abby Hicks   Platinum
  Kelsey Jones    
  Sarah Knight    
  Grace Laws    
  Madison Mathis    
  Karalynne Levi   Gold
  Allison Rager Graduated  
  Taylor Scott   Gold
  Leah Sohm    
Spirit Squad Cheer      
  Maysi Brotherton    
  Abby Davenport    
  Sarah Humphrey   Platinum
  Allison Nickels    
  Brooke Tipton   Gold
  Will  Woods    
  Hunter Chollman Graduated Gold
  Jessi Chollman Graduated  
  Sydney McCormack Graduated  
  Sydney Rayho Graduated  
  Makyla Wyatt Graduated  
Spirit Squad Dance      
  Kya Allen Graduated  
  Harley Ramsey   Gold
  Kira Treadway    
Men's Swim        
  Chad Andoljsek   Gold
  Joey Clemmer   Platinum
  Devon Collins   Gold
  Ryland Darling   Platinum
  Paden Duke   Platinum
  Matthew George    
  Jonathan Goss Graduated  
  Garrett Graumann   Gold
  Clay Hardenbrook    
  Caleb Howell    
  Seth Hughes Graduated  
  Carson Knox Graduated  
  Ivo Kunzle Savastano    
  Jon Lancaster Graduated  
  Marcelo Spier de Figueiredo Graduated Gold
  Garrett Stelling Graduated Gold
  Hayden Williams   Gold
  Josh Winn Graduated Gold
Women's Swim      
  Gillian Cline Graduated Platinum
  Elly Culp Graduated Platinum
  Iullia Fomina    
  Mary Hannah Gaushell   Gold
  Meredith Ginn   Gold
  Kailey Grant    
  Kerry Holding Graduated  
  Ruth Hullette   Gold
  Cecilie Jensen    
  Bethany McNabb Graduated Gold
  Ksenia Naydenova Graduated  
  Mary Northcutt   Platinum
  Alex Nuyianes Graduated Platinum
  Eliza Petersen Graduated  
  Lisa Postma Graduated Gold
  Kelsey Robins    
  Laurel Sankowski   Gold
  Regina Zipperer   Platinum
Men's Tennis      
  Jesus Bacete Sanz graduated Gold
  Marc Bantel graduated Platinum
  Daniel Cox   Platinum
  Gabriel Marques Dabdab   Platinum
  Rintaro Oka    
  Joseph Stiles   Gold
Women's Tennis      
  Ali Harris    
  Hannah Price    
  Abigail Reis    
  Ana Carla Resende    
  Shelby Rodgers    
Men's Cross Country & Track      
  Caleb Agee   Platinum
  Ross Ensley    
  Joshua Finchum    
  Brandon Ford   Platinum
  Luke Greer Graduated Platinum
  Seth Hughes Graduated  
  Anthony Jackson Graduated  
  David Luster Graduated  
  Jeremiah McCarter Graduated Platinum
  Brandon McKinley Graduated Platinum
  Cameron McKinley Graduated Platinum
  Kristofer Potts Howard Graduated  
  Kieran Showler-Davis Graduated Platinum
  Christian Stumpf    
Women's Cross Country & Track    
  Alexis Brown    
  Bree Cole    
  Amy Davidson   platinum
  Olivia Fanning   Gold
  Samantha Gudger graduated  
  Abby Hegarty   Gold
  Priscah Jemeli graduated  
  Skylar Kosier    
  Amanda Lowe    
  Sky McCarter graduated platinum
  Tiffany Noe    
  Kathlean O'Neill graduated  
  Shelby Reynolds   gold
  Rachel Strayer   platinum
  Holly Talbut-Smith    
  Abbigail Tomkosky    
  Grace Vinson    
  Rebekah White Graduated  
  Lindsay Williams Graduated  
  Amy Zadroga   platinum
Volleyball - Beach      
  Summer Coulter    
  Kelly Hughes    
  Morgan Siwiec    
  Abigail Struewing    
Volleyball- Indoor      
315355 Alexandra Biro   Gold
  Kendall Cooley   Gold
  Lindsay DeVore    
  Emily Harnischfeger    
  Natalie Harris graduated Gold
  Abigail McFarlane   Gold
  Megan Oldenburger    
  Katie Parnell    
  Madison Rademacher   Gold
  Joy Rhodes   Gold
  Hannah Robertson graduated  
  Kaina Roehrkasse    
  Marnie Streeter    
  Elena Vasquez