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 June 13 - WEXFORD, Pa. – A total of 24 Bethany College student-athletes were honored Friday when the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) released the Spring 2008 PAC Academic Honor Roll.

A total of 315 student-athletes from league schools were named to the honor roll, which recognizes those on winter and spring varsity athletic teams who earned a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester of their competition. The 315 honorees top the 280 student-athletes who were recognized following the Spring 2007 semester, marking a nine percent increase.

Of the 24 Bison honorees, 11 of those earned a GPA higher than 3.8, including two with perfect 4.0s Bethany’s women’s programs contributed 63 percent of the members on the list, including women’s track and field (six), softball (five) and women’s basketball (four).

The top school in the PAC was Grove City with 60 student-athletes earning PAC Academic Honor Roll recognition. Next up was Washington & Jefferson (48), followed by Westminster (38), Saint Vincent (29), Waynesburg (28), Geneva (26), Bethany, Thomas More (23), Thiel (21) and Chatham (18).

Down below is a complete list of Bethany’s honorees:

Name Cl. Major Sport Hometown/High School
Jonas Ankrom So. Mathematics Men's Basketball Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan
Mike Barlow Fr. Mathematics Men's Basketball Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth
Jodi Bodo So. Communication W. Track & Field Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central
Renee Brandenburg Jr. Economics Women's Basketball Avella, Pa./Avella
Susannah Cartland Jr. Equine Mgmt. Women's Basketball Harvard, Ill./Harvard
Kaelin Creange Fr. Equine Mgmt./Psychology W. Track & Field Chesapeake, Va./Hickory
Ryan Darrow Sr. Psychology M. Swimming/Track Richmond, Ohio/Edison
Natalie Fisher Sr. Visual Art Softball Waynesburg, Pa./Waynesburg Central
Eric Fudala Fr. Business Baseball Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands
Heather Immesberger Sr. Physical Educ. Softball Rumson, N.J./Rumson Fair Haven
Nicole Jones Sr. Elementary Educ. W. Track & Field Claysville, Pa./McGuffey
Mike Klamerus Sr. Physical Educ. Baseball Brownsville, Pa./Brownsville
Logan Kowcheck So. Accounting M. Golf Wellsburg, W.Va./Brooke
Josh Lawrence So. Physical Educ. Baseball Mather, Pa./Jefferson-Morgan
Ashley Marinacci So. Physical Educ. Softball Bellaire, Ohio/Bellaire St. John's
Kaitlyn McCormick Jr. Psychology W. Basketball Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park
Lisa Mitchell Sr. Elementary Educ. W. Basketball Burgettstown, Pa./Avella
Petre Petkovski Jr. Economics M. Basketball Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park
Jamie Petrel So. Biology Softball Burgettstown, Pa./Burgettstown
Rachel Reardon Sr. Elementary Educ. Softball Follansbee, W.Va./Brooke
Lauren Spegal Sr. Elementary Educ. W. Track & Field Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park
Chantal Stettinius Sr. Elem./Special Educ W. Track & Field Parkton, Md./Hereford
Suzanne Stettinius Fr. Business W. Swimming Parkton, Md./Hereford
Laura Strassguetl Jr. Psychology W. Track & Field Munich, Germany/Rupprecht-Gymnasium