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IUPUI ATHLETICS RECOGNIZES 'FAVORITE PROFESSORS' AT RECENT HOME BASKETBALL GAME Individuals were honored on Jan. 13 and more will be recognized on Feb. 21



INDIANAPOLIS - Each year, IUPUI Student-Athletes nominate their favorite professors to be recognized at the men's and women's basketball home games. These professors have a profound impact on our student-athletes, whether it be their encouragement in the classroom, the effort they put in after hours, or the connection they make with the students in their class. The professors at IUPUI have helped our student-athletes excel in the classroom, which is beneficial for their plans after college. This year, they will be honored at the men's home game on January 13th and the women's home game on February 21st.

This past fall semester, IUPUI student-athletes achieved a 3.37 cumulative GPA, making this the 30th straight semester at a 3.0 or above. In addition to this accomplishment, 198 student-athletes achieved a 3.0 fall semester GPA or above, with 49 student-athletes achieving a 4.0. The men's tennis team took the top spot this past fall with a team GPA of 3.75 and the women's soccer team right behind them with a team GPA of 3.68.

The academic accomplishments of our student-athletes are a combination of the hard work they put into their classes as well as the teachers who provide them with support and the resources they need to succeed. We are proud to announce that the professors below have been selected as "Favorite Professors" by our student-athletes. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. 

Andrew FindleyHerron School of Art + Design
Brianna EdgerlyHerron School of Art + Design
Leena DobouniHerron School of Art + Design
Sydney CraigHerron School of Art + Design
Barb CutilloKelley School of Business
Cari SheehanKelley School of Business
Charlotte Westerhaus-RenfrowKelley School of Business
Danny CagnetKelley School of Business
Dave VorisKelley School of Business
David FarberKelley School of Business
Demetra AndrewsKelley School of Business
Diana SturekKelley School of Business
Emily PoultonKelley School of Business
Karen MusickKelley School of Business
Ken JonesKelley School of Business
Kenneth JonesKelley School of Business
Kevin YanceyKelley School of Business
Mark IppolitoKelley School of Business
Martin BirrKelley School of Business
Mohan TatikondaKelley School of Business
Peter FrankosKelley School of Business
Ricardo GuimaraesKelley School of Business
Sara CoersKelley School of Business
Vicki DanielsKelley School of Business
Albert WilliamLuddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Lisa DeNoyersLuddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Yuni XiaLuddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Carol RowndPurdue School of Engineering and Technology
Crawford SmithPurdue School of Engineering and Technology
John AlvaradoPurdue School of Engineering and Technology
Kevin RosePurdue School of Engineering and Technology
Sharon MillerPurdue School of Engineering and Technology
Krystal BrandSchool of Education
Christopher RashSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Erica ShonkwilerSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Geoffre ShermanSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Heaven HollenderSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Kathy BerlinSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Kathy WeaverSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Keith NaugleSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Mary YokeSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Melissa ShermanSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Monica TeegardinSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Nancy BartonSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Navin KaushalSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Phil AndersonSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Stephen FallowfieldSchool of Health and Human Sciences
Zachary RileySchool of Health and Human Sciences
Diego Padilla Garcia-MorenoSchool of Liberal Arts
Cassandra WilliamsSchool of Liberal Arts
Catherine BeckSchool of Liberal Arts
David PloughSchool of Liberal Arts
Dina DavidSchool of Liberal Arts
Ernest AgordeSchool of Liberal Arts
Keely HigleySchool of Liberal Arts
Malcom MoranSchool of Liberal Arts
Mark StrattonSchool of Liberal Arts
Mike PolitesSchool of Liberal Arts
Patrick MeisterSchool of Liberal Arts
Peter RangazasSchool of Liberal Arts
Ron SandwinaSchool of Liberal Arts
Sarah LaydenSchool of Liberal Arts
Scott PeggSchool of Liberal Arts
Sydney KadingerSchool of Liberal Arts
Megan StuffleSchool of Nursing
Shannon DowellSchool of Nursing
Pamela ClarkSchool of Philanthropy
Stacey LozerSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs
Tamara WrightSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs
Curtis WilliamsonSchool of Public Health
Bethany Neal-BeliveauSchool of Science
Christopher LapishSchool of Science
Danny KingSchool of Science
Forrest BremSchool of Science
Gina Londino-SmolarSchool of Science
Grace HamiltonSchool of Science
Hongqiu ZhaoSchool of Science
Ian CarsonSchool of Science
Jacob MenixSchool of Science
Jeffery WattSchool of Science
Jingzhi PuSchool of Science
Joan RaineySchool of Science
Julia ArcieroSchool of Science
Kari HainesSchool of Science
Kathleen MarsSchool of Science
Keith AnlikerSchool of Science
Kendra HamersleySchool of Science
Kenta MiyaharaSchool of Science
Kevin RandSchool of Science
Kristen WeddingtonSchool of Science
Kyle MinorSchool of Science
Lance HartingSchool of Science
Lata BalakrishnanSchool of Science
Lyniesha WardSchool of Science
Marie NguyenSchool of Science
Martina TrajcevskaSchool of Science
Michael LuttrellSchool of Science
Michael YardSchool of Science
Patricia ClarkSchool of Science
Phillip StarskiSchool of Science
Robert WorthSchool of Science
Robert YostSchool of Science
Ryann WorkmanSchool of Science
Stephen CassidySchool of Science
Thomas RossbachSchool of Science
Kendra JohnsonSchool of Social Work
Renee BettsSchool of Social Work


IUPUI ANNOUNCES FALL ACADEMIC ADVISOR'S LIST 198 Jaguars registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better during the fall semester


By: Ed Holdaway (@EdHoldaway), IUPUI Sports Information

INDIANAPOLIS - The IUPUI Athletics Department announced its 2023 Fall Academic Advisor's List, recognizing student-athletes that earned a 3.0 grade point average or better. Departmentally, IUPUI student-athletes earned a 3.37 grade point average during the fall semester with 198 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better (77 percent of the department). 

In addition, 49 Jaguars earned a perfect 4.0 GPA for the fall semester, as denoted by asterisks (**). 

Below is a full list of Academic Advisor's List honorees, sorted by sport. 

Men's Basketball
Vincent Brady II - Health Sciences
John Egbuta - General Studies
Amhad Jarrard - Undeclared
Bryce Monroe - General Studies
Yves Nkomba - General Studies
Derek Petersen - Computer Engineering
Qwanzi Samuels - Public Relations MA

Women's Basketball
Katie Davidson - Psychology
Alexa Hocevar - Biology
Jaela Johnson - Sports Journalism MA
Jaci Jones - Health Sciences
Logan Lewis - Accounting / Finance
Faith Stinson - Health Sciences
Kace Urlacher - Undeclared
Tahlia Walton - Sports Journalism MA
Abby Wolterman - Exercise Science

Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
Jack Acton - Biology
Alex Alba - Exercise Science
**Justin Amburgy - Management / Supply Chain Management / HR Management
Solomon Barket - Mechanical Engineering MS
Joseph Blagrave - Undeclared
Andrew Blake - Political Science
**Will Clark - Chemistry
Mitchell Gits - Management / HR Management / International Studies
Deion Guise - Political Science
Nate Kaiser - Sports Tourism Development CRT
Nolan King - TCEM
Matt Mitsch - History
Grant Moon - Accounting / Finance
Connor Murphy - General Studies
Nick Perkins - Finance / Real Estate
**Eric Petersen - Mechanical Engineering
Janan Pillai - Undeclared
Noah Price - Exercise Science
Mitchell Rans - Communication Studies / English
Luke Shappell - Biology
**Jackson Tuck - Exercise Science
Wilson Whicker - Accounting / Finance
Andrew Whitinger - Sports Tourism Development CRT

Women's Cross Country / Track & Field
Wini Barnett - Biology / Neuroscience
Grace Bragg - Undeclared
**Ellie Cates - Biology
**Madison Fry - Exercise Science
Morgan Hoard - Undeclared
**Kara Krol - Design MDES
Paige Laffoon - Exercise Science
Reese McCuan - Forensic & Investigative Science
**Rebecca Orvis - Biomedical Engineering MS
Laci Provenzano - Management / International Studies
Sophie Reichard - Biology
Hannah Robbins - Biology
**Paige Schulte - Accounting / Finance
Lillian Sebastian - Management
Julie Smith - Undeclared
Julynne Spidell - Exercise Science / Psychology

Men's Golf
Brock Aten - Finance
Titus Boswell - Sports Management
Taylor Gardner - Management
Noah Kirsch - Accounting
**Sam McWilliams - Finance
Greg Miller - Undeclared
Brady Schier - Sports Management
Kevin Tillery - Sports Management
Morgan Tournemire - Accounting / Finance
Harry Ward - Exercise Science
Josh Yoder - Management / Marketing

Women's Golf
Keisha Bennett - Sustainable Management & Policy
Shelby Busker - Biomedical Engineering
Nerea Lancho - Finance / International Studies
Madeleine Pape - Journalism
Yanah Rolston - Sociology
**Reagan Sohn - Health Sciences
Ally Stuckey - Biology
Nina Wojtczak - Undeclared
Sydni Zebrauskas - Undeclared

Men's Soccer
Baela Brucker - Biomechanical Engineering
**Patrick Curry - Business
Declan Finnegan - Undeclared
Logan Finnegan - Marketing
Lukas Hackaa - General Studies
Kyle Healy - Internal Auditing Grad. CRT
Jose Antonio Herrera - Construction Management
Spencer Holland - Health Sciences
**Brady Horn - Finance / Real Estate
Noah Kummrow - Chemistry
Brady Lombardo - Exercise Science
Medard Mikobi - Sports Management
**Lucas Morefield - Accounting Grad. CRT
Bryson Najarian - General Studies
Joseph Roper - Undeclared
Jago Thompson-Roberts - Undeclared
**Gijs Velings - Undeclared
Ethan Vermillion - Finance
**Austin Wells - Management
Kenshiro Yamaguchi - TCEM

Women's Soccer
**Avery Bangert - Undeclared
**Julia Biesiada - Mathematics
**Lindsey Castillo - Exercise Science
**Makenna Collins - Neuroscience
Ava Elliott - Undeclared
Emma Frey - Exercise Science
Sarah Henson - Undeclared
**Katie Hoog - Accounting
**Jessica Jacobs - Marketing
Caroline Kelley - Biology
Ashton Kudlo - Sustainable Management & Policy
Maddie Long - Management
Emma Manolovic - Health Services Management
**Shannon Ott - Psychology
Abbey Renner - Psychology
Hannah Roberson - Exercise Science
Cassie Rodriguez - Exercise Science
**Leah Shumate - Biology
Sam Slimak - Exercise Science
Kailyn Smith - Nursing
**Alex Stocker - Psychology / English
Emily Tobin - Chemistry
**Carlie Werner - Neuroscience

**Jordan Barnes - Applied Communications MA
Madison Bryant - General Studies
Kendal Calvert - Health Sciences
Kennedy Cowan - Law in Liberal Arts
Kayla Freiberg - General Studies
Kaylen Garland - Exercise Science
Morgan Gilbert - Math Teaching
Rachael Gregory - Marketing / HR Management
Abbey Haas - Health Sciences
Alexa Holman - Psychology
**Kasie Keyes - Health Sciences
**Paige McPhearson - Biomedical Engineering
Carly Metcalf - Psychology
**Emily Nadeau - Undeclared
Kelli Riordan - General Studies
Victoria Sivert - Accelerated Nursing
Jasmin Speth - Exercise Science
Isabelle Waggner - Management / Real Estate
**Emma Wheatley - Chemistry

Men's Swimming & Diving
Kevin Burke - Biomedical Engineering MS
Nick Cavanah - Electrical Engineering
Luke Dibley - Public Safety Management
Luca Eckert - Mechanical Engineering
**Michael Esdon - Chemistry
Brady Gray - Business
Logan Kelly - Computer Science
Dakota Kinder - Undeclared
Turner Long - Management / Marketing
**Youssef Magdy - Computer Engineering
David Niemiec - Finance
Sebastian Otero - Exercise Science
**Thomas Reedy - Accounting / Finance
Ben Rocks - Philanthropic Studies
Danial Sanahurskyj - Undeclared
**Adam Schmehl - Organizational Leadership
**Isaac Wilson - Biology

Women's Swimming & Diving
**Midori Adams - Exercise Science
Tori Barnet - Finance
Hanna Barton - Sports Journalism MA
**Lillian Brandt - Health Sciences
**Kaylee Dexter - Undeclared
**Zoe Hendrickx - Health Sciences
Alaina Heyde - Health Sciences
**Emily Hoekstra - Pre-Fine Arts
**Tessa Jones - Communication Studies
Kate Larsen - Marketing / International Studies
**Samantha Lee - Health Sciences
Deirdre Leib - Health Data Science
Malayna Mancinelli - Finance / Real Estate
Addisyn Newman - Biology
Sadie Smith - Social Work
Victoria Surdyka - Undeclared
Jenna Taylor - Exercise Science
Lauren Thompson - Accounting MSA
Lela Wagner - Communication Studies
Madelyn Weber - Exercise Science
Priscilla Zavala - Computer Science
**Emmaleigh Zietlow - Psychology

Men's Tennis
Blessing Benibo - Psychology
**Nate Day - Management
Emil Jankowski - Media Arts & Science
**Kamil Kozerski - Exercise Science
Eli Mercer - Management / Marketing
Steven Paz - Accounting
**Luka Rodic - Organizational Leadership MS
**Will Thurin - Exercise Science
Noah Viste - Finance

Women's Tennis
Sofia Castillo - Visual Communication Design
Emma Dell - Sports Management
Grace Lampman - Accounting / Finance
**Gabbie Orlando - Urban & Regional Governance MPA

Emily Alan - Exercise Science
Briana Brown - Exercise Science
Addie Evans - Elementary Education
Katy McCaffrey - Biology
Morgan Ostrowski - Nursing
Brooke Phillips - Health Sciences
Kennedy Seputis - Psychology
Sidney Veatch - Elementary Education
Kate White - Business


By: Ed Holdaway (@EdHoldaway), IUPUI Sports Information

Two members of the IUPUI Athletics Academic Support team were recently honored by JACADA (Jaguar Academic Advising Association) for their continued work with students. Longtime Associate A.D. for Academics Denise O'Grady was named the 2023 JACADA Academic Advising Administrator of the Year while Kim Kile was runner-up for the Outstanding New Advisor of the Year. Both are now encouraged to apply for the national NACADA Awards for their work. 

O'Grady, who oversees the department's academic team, was awarded based on her work with the entire department. Nominees must have a minimum of three years in advising administration with at least 50 percent of their duties in advising administration. IUPUI recently earned the top NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the Horizon League at 94 percent, while routinely posting a departmental grade point average of roughly 3.4. 

Kile, who joined the IUPUI staff in July 2022, began overseeing the academic coordination of the men's and women's basketball programs just prior to this academic year. In addition to her work with IUPUI student-athletes, Kile is currently pursuing her PhD in American Studies. 

IUPUI Records Graduate Success Rate of 94%


The IUPUI Athletics Department continued its excellence in NCAA academic metrics as the Jaguars recorded a departmental Graduation Success Rate of 94 percent, as released by the NCAA on Wednesday (Dec. 6). Every IUPUI program outpaced federal rates with seven different programs registering perfect GSR scores for the 2013-2016 cohort while IUPUI's 94 percent mark was tops in the Horizon League and third among Division I programs in the state of Indiana. 

In addition, IUPUI student-athletes outperformed the general IUPUI student population, graduating at an 82 percent clip against the university-wide 57 percent mark. 

The IUPUI men's soccer and tennis and women's basketball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball programs all earned a perfect score of 100 percent. 

"We're incredibly proud of the work our student-athletes do in the classroom to rank among the best on our campus and to outperform their peers. These numbers reflect the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches and academic staff. When we recruit student-athletes in any of our sports, the expectation is that they're provided a first-rate Division I experience and they leave here with their degree," Director of Athletics Luke Bosso said. "These numbers substantiate that. Our goal is to continue to build on a long history of academic success."

The IUPUI women's cross country and track and field program earned a 95 percent mark while the men's basketball and cross country and track and field program closed at 93 percent.