2010-11 Gardner-Webb Student-Athletes in the Classroom

Gardner-Webb Women's Swim Team Ties for Nation's Ninth Best GPA

The CSCAA announced that the GWU women's swim team has recorded a top-10 GPA in the nation for the 2011 spring semester. The Runnin' Bulldogs' 3.52 GPA tied the University of South Carolina for ninth best in the country.

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Gardner-Webb Men's Swimming GPA Among the Nation's Best

Gardner-Webb's men's swim team has been honored on the CSCAA's list of Scholar All-America teams after compiling a 3.20 GPA during the 2011 spring semester. The Runnin' Bulldogs' spring mark was tied for 18th best in Division 1 this spring.

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Gardner-Webb Had 171 Student-Athletes Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll for the 2010-11 Year

Gardner-Webb placed 52.62 percent of its 325 student-athletes on the annual conference honor roll.

The Runnin' Bulldogs women's track & field program posted the most student-athletes on the honor roll with 21 members, while the baseball team recorded 20 members on the list.

However, both the men's and women's tennis teams led the way for GWU with 100 percent of its student-athletes receiving Presidential Honor Roll recognition. Overall, 11 different programs placed 50 percent or more of its team members on the conference honor roll listing.

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Senior Linebacker Oluwadamilola Teniola Earns Gardner-Webb University's Most Outstanding Male Graduate Medal During Fall Commencement

Gardner-Webb senior linebacker Oluwadamilola Teniola was honored for his outstanding scholastic achievement and service with the Most Outstanding Male Graduate Medal during the University's 2010 fall commencement.

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Senior Pole Vaulter Carrie Long Receives Conference's Prestigious Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence

The Big South Conference today announced that Gardner-Webb senior Carrie Long was one of five Big South student-athletes to have been awarded the Conference's prestigious George A. Christenberry Award for Academic Excellence.

Big South member institutions nominate one male and one female student-athlete (regardless if the sport is sponsored by the Big South or not) for the annual Christenberry Award.  The award is given to the male and female student-athlete who attains the highest GPA during their college careers and graduates as a student-athlete of a member institution during the past year.  In case of ties, additional awards are provided.  The honor is named for George A. Christenberry, the former President of Augusta College (now Augusta State University) and one of the founders of the Big South Conference.  A member of the Big South Hall of Fame, Christenberry served as the League's first President from 1983-86.  It is the eighth time in the last nine years that more than two student-athletes have been honored.

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GWU Thrower Christoph Hutschalik Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Gardner-Webb graduate and current graduate student Christoph Hutschalik was one of 29 male student-athletes to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for the spring 2011 season.

Hutschalik, who graduated in December 2010 with an undergraduate degree in International Business, has been working toward an MBA degree in International Business this spring, posting a perfect 4.00 grade point average thus far in his graduate studies.

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GWU's Quattlebaum Named Big South Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Gardner-Webb baseball standout Dusty Quattlebaum was named 2010-2011 Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, marking the second time in the past three years a Runnin' Bulldog has captured the honor.

Men's Basketball standout Aaron Linn earned the honor for the 2008-2009 academic year. The Scholar-Athletes of the Year are voted on by the Big South Sports Information Directors from a pool of each sport's Scholar-Athlete winner.

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GWU's Christoph Hutschalik Tabbed To the 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team

Gardner-Webb thrower Christoph Hutschalik's academic honors for the 2010-11 track & field season continued this week, as the redshirt-senior was named to the 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team.

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Four GWU Student-Athletes Tabbed Big South Scholar-Athletes of the Year for their Respective Sport

Rita Gouveia - Women's Tennis

Gouveia, a senior from Ponta Delgada, Portugal, boasted a cumulative GPA of 3.94 while majoring in Biology.  In singles play, she posted an overall record of 11-4 and 4-2 in Big South play, mostly at the No. 6 position.  In doubles action, she posted a record of 13-4 overall and 5-2 in Big South play, partnering either with sophomore Ronia Hutterli or senior Laura Kriett.

Dusty Quattlebaum - Baseball

Quattlebaum (Boiling Springs, N.C. / Crest HS) has compiled a 4.00 cumulative GPA in his major of sports management, and has been a standout on the field for the Runnin' Bulldogs as well. He was named first-team Capital One Academic All-America on Tuesday, becoming the first baseball player to earn that distinction in school history.

Christoph Hutschalik - Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field

            Hutschalik, who graduated in December 2010 with an undergraduate degree in International Business, has been working toward an MBA degree in International Business this spring, posting a perfect 4.00 grade point average thus far in his graduate studies.

Carrie Long - Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field

Long, a 4.00 student in biology from Franklin, N.C., re-set her own Gardner-Webb record in the women's outdoor pole vault in 2010-11, as she cleared the bar at 3.75 meters to finish first at the Terrier Relays - which was the top mark in the Conference this season. 

 

Gardner-Webb's Ryan Medved Named To 2011 NWCA National All-Academic Team

Gardner-Webb redshirt-sophomore grappler Ryan Medved was named to the 2011 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National All-Academic Team this week for the 2010-11 wrestling season.

Ryan Medved, who is majoring in Chemistry at GWU, was one of four Gardner-Webb wrestlers to represent the Runnin' Bulldogs at the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.  The NCAA qualifier and East Regional Champion at 149 was 20-12 overall on the season and 13-7 in dual match action.

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Senior Linebacker Oluwadamilola Teniola Receives Scholarship from the Carolina Panthers Foundation

The Carolina Panthers award two $10,000 scholarships each year to outstanding student-athletes who have completed their undergraduate work and are seeking support for their graduate level studies. Scholarships are awarded to one male and one female student-athlete in North Carolina or South Carolina on the basis of leadership, citizenship and academic merit. Past scholarship winners are now working in medicine, politics, law and education.