19 Chippewas Earn Distinguished Scholar Athlete Recognition

July 30, 2015 Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Nineteen Central Michigan student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes by the Mid-American Conference for the winter and spring seasons.

The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is a first-year award given to student-athletes who have excelled in athletics and academics. Following each season of the sports schedule, any student-athlete with a 3.20 grade point average and who has participated in at least 50 percent of their respective team’s contests was automatically named to Academic All-MAC Team from each sport.

From the Academic All-MAC Teams, the faculty athletic representatives selected the ‘best of the best’ for the Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award.

The Chippewas 19 are among 359 student-athletes representing MAC institutions to be so honored. Earlier this year, the MAC announced the 194 Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the seven fall sports sponsored by the league.

Those CMU Distinguished Scholar Athletes are listed below by sport with hometown, year, grade point average and major.

Men’s indoor track and field: Anthony Armstrong, Fort Wayne, Ind., sophomore, 3.27, mechanical engineering; Dylan Banagis, Grand Rapids, sophomore, 3.89, entrepreneurship and outdoor and environmental; Nathan Ghena, Newport, junior, 3.31, neuroscience; Monte Scott, Freeland, junior, 3.81, biomedical sciences.

Women’s indoor track and field: Bridget Doughty, Bay Village, Ohio, senior, 3.84, mathematics; Emma Fishnick, Battle Creek, senior, 3.74, exercise science; Abbey Kelto, Munising, senior, 3.68, exercise science; Katelyn Maylee, Mount Pleasant, junior, 3.81, environmental studies; Kelly Schubert, Freesoil, junior, 3.92, exercise science.

Men’s outdoor track and field: Banagis.

Women’s outdoor track and field: Doughty, Fishnick, Kelto, Schubert.

Men’s basketball: Chris Fowler, Southfield, junior, theatre arts, 3.42; John Simons, Cadillac, junior, accounting, 3.57.

Gymnastics: Kylie Fagan, Commerce, senior, early childhood development and learning, 3.70; Halle Moraw, Clarkston, senior, early childhood development and learning, 3.48.

Softball: Trista Cox, Indianapolis, Ind., senior, 3.69, finance.

Baseball: Tyler Huntey, Stanwood, senior, 3.51, management; Pat MacKenzie, Royal Oak, senior, 3.48, health fitness; Logan Regnier, Novi, senior, 3.30, marketing; Ryan Heeke, Mount Pleasant, junior, 3.85, finance; Sean Renzi, Plainfield, Ill., junior, 3.69, accounting.

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