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SE has 46 on GAC All-Academic Team

By Randy Bruce

August 9, 2014

The Great American Conference has released its list of Academic All-Conference honors for the 2013-14 season, which features 46 Southeastern Oklahoma State University student-athletes.


Nine of SE’s 10 sports were represented on the team.


Savage Storm softball had the most honorees with 10, followed by the football team with eight members. Seven from men’s tennis made the list, which was the most from one school in the sport.


For student-athletes to be recognized on the Academic All-Conference team, they must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing (true freshmen and red-shirt freshmen are not eligible) and completed at least one full academic year at the nominating institution. In addition, their grade-point average must be a minimum of 3.30 based on the 4.0 system and cumulative for the athlete’s entire collegiate career.


GAC schools combined for a record 476 honorees from the league’s 11 schools. GAC football student-athletes garnered the most selections overall with 79, followed by 64 from baseball and 63 in softball.


Southeastern honorees:


Jonathan Dailey, sophomore, baseball; Jaime Paxton, senior, baseball; Joe Hardy Diggs, junior, football; Ryan Harkness, junior, football; Greg Jackson, junior, football; Josh Morrison, sophomore, football; Derek Ogg, senior, football; Ryan Russell, junior, football; Nick Sioson, sophomore, football; Chad Tucker, junior, football; Jeffrey Hunter, senior, golf; Matthew McIntosh, sophomore, golf; Joey Schroeder, junior, golf; Joaquin Aquilera, sophomore, men’s tennis; Martin Bedecarratz, sophomore, men’s tennis; Christopher Burns, junior, men’s tennis; Christopher Carillo, junior, men’s tennis; Tiago Ferreira, sophomore, men’s tennis; Billy Haugen, junior, men’s tennis; Nathan Nelmes, senior, men’s tennis; Laramie Beal, sophomore, softball; Lacie Cook, senior, softball; Shaina Crites, sophomore, softball; Rachel Jones, sophomore, softball; Mindy McElroy, senior, softball; Shayna Milam, senior, softball; Kelsey Overacker, senior, softball; Jessica Simmons, sophomore, softball; Darrian Williams, junior, softball; Brittany Wilson, senior, softball; Taylor Benner, senior, volleyball; Courtney Miller, junior, volleyball; Kaylie Baxter, sophomore, women’s basketball; Gunnhildur Hansdottir, sophomore, women’s basketball; Cheree Kiser, junior, women’s basketball; Taylor Richards, sophomore, women’s basketball; Madison Thames, sophomore, women’s basketball; Emily Williams, junior, women’s basketball; Cheyenne Buck, sophomore, cross country; Shelby Fraser, senior, cross country; Kayle Reaves, senior, cross country; Tabitha Oglesby, sophomore, cross country; Cassaundra Braaten, sophomore, women’s tennis; Marina Dias, sophomore, women’s tennis/volleyball; Elba Haugen, sophomore, women’s tennis; Ilga Racika-Racko, sophomore, women’s tennis.