INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has named 35 student-athletes as Elite 88 award winners from the spring championships season.

The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and competing at the championship.

Sport (Division) Name Institution Major (GPA)
*Repeat award winner
Baseball (I) Michael Roth South Carolina International Business (3.823)
Baseball (II) Zach North West Florida Communication Arts and Advertising (3.970)
Baseball (III) Michael Dirkx Buena Vista Biology (4.0)
(M) Golf (I) Ben Greene Kennesaw State Finance (4.0)
(M) Golf (II) D.J. Milligan Cal State-Monterey Bay Business (3.960)
(M) Golf (III) Jordan Millice * Wittenberg Business Management (3.911)
(W) Golf (I) Amy Anderson North Dakota State Accounting (4.0)
(W) Golf (II) Marianne Andersson Florida Southern Business Administration – Finance (4.0)
(W) Golf (III) Melanie Walsh Washington Univ.-St. Louis English (4.0)
(M) Lacrosse (I) Patrick Rogers Denver Finance (3.925)
(M) Lacrosse (II) Ian Wild Mercyhurst Business Finance (3.905)
(M) Lacrosse (III) D.J. Hessler Tufts Biomedical Engineering (3.490)
(W) Lacrosse (I) Monica DeMairo Duke Sociology (3.982)
(W) Lacrosse (II) Kristin Jones Adelphi University History (3.893)
(W) Lacrosse (III) Lindsay Menton Gettysburg College Sociology (3.771)
Rowing (I) Petra Weiss Brown Economics (3.961)
Rowing (II) Bethany Brun * Mercyhurst Social Work and Psychology (3.963)
Rowing (III) Abigail Jamiel Ithaca College Art History (3.921)
Softball (I) Chelsea Garcia Oklahoma State Secondary Education and Mathematics (4.0)
Softball (II) Kendra Huettl Minn. State-Mankato Pre-Nursing (3.990)
Softball (III) Kelsey Kittleson * Luther College Biology (4.0)
(M) Tennis (I) Greg Hirshman * Stanford Economics and Math (3.957)
(M) Tennis (II) Filip Cojbasic Columbus State Business Administration (3.969)
(M) Tennis (III) Bryan Chow Williams College Political Science (4.0)
(W) Tennis (I) Taylor Ormond Baylor English (3.929)
(W) Tennis (II) Kelly McBryan Indiana Univ. of Pa. Sports Administration (4.0)
(W) Tennis (III) Carolyn Warren Johns Hopkins International Studies (4.0)
(M) Outdoor T&F (I) Philip Adam Rice Economics and Policy Studies (3.917)
(M) Outdoor T&F (II) Brian Holik Angelo State Exercise Science (3.978)
(M) Outdoor T&F (III) Vladimir Sobes MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering (4.0)
(W) Outdoor T&F(I) Whitney Carlson North Dakota State Zoology (4.0)
(W) Outdoor T&F (II) Kristen McGlynn Adams State English and Creative Writing (4.0)
(W) Outdoor T&F (III) Christina Rhodes * Bridgewater College (Va.) Liberal Studies (4.0)
(M) Volleyball (NC) Ryan Wolf Pennsylvania State Accounting (3.821)
(W) Water Polo (NC) Monica Coughlan * Stanford Biology (3.815)