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Valpo Has 32 Football Players Named to PFL Honor Roll
Valpo's football team celebrated success in the classroom during the fall semester. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Valpo's football team celebrated success in the classroom during the fall semester. (Stacey LaCalamita)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valparaiso University had 32 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League’s Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall 2011 semester, nearly doubling the number of student-athletes from the 2010 season.

“One of my goals when I started here at Valpo in 2010 was to raise the team’s grade point average,” head coach Dale Carlson said.  “By seeing the increase in the number of players on the PFL Academic Honor Roll, it shows we are headed in the right direction.”

The PFL athletic directors and coaches established the honor roll as a way to recognize the league’s outstanding student-athletes.  The academic honor roll consists of student-athletes who have participated in football at a member institution during the fall semester and posted a 3.0 grade-point average or higher while enrolled in classes full time.

The following represent Valpo’s members of the PFL Honor Roll:

Players Name

Year

Major(s) [Minor(s)]

Stuart Barkley

Fr.

Mechanical Engineering

Nate Blair

Sr.

Actuarial Science

Aaron Brandt

Fr.

Accounting

Grant Bushong

Sr.

Sports Management [Business Administration]

Andrew Butts

So.

Accounting

Nikko Carson

Sr.

Finance

Taylor Deloye

Sr.

Business Marketing

Pat Derbak

So.

Business Marketing

Mike Gerton

Jr.

Finance/Sports Management [Coaching Education]

Dan Gold

Fr.

Biology

Alex Grask

So.

International Business [French]

Gavin Grillo

Sr.

Physics/Secondary Education [Math]

Hayden Hast

Fr.

Engineering

Brett Heber

Sr.

Sports Management [Fundamentals of Business]

Alex Hentgen

Fr.

Business Marketing

Eric Hilmer

Jr./So.

English

Christopher Howard

Sr./Jr.

Exercise Science [Human Biology]

Jake Hutson

Fr.

Engineering

Keith Larson

So./Fr.

Business Management [Political Science]

Nick Moffitt

Fr.

Business Marketing

Austin Peterman

Fr.

Finance [Spanish]

J.T. Rotroff

Fr.

Electrical Engineering

Matt Schroll

Jr.

Business Marketing/Sports Management

Eric Slenk

Jr.

Accounting

Kelvin Smarwt

Fr.

Sports Management

Brandon Spinner

Sr./Jr.

Meteorology [Math/Communication Television & Radio]

Dylan Storm

Fr.

Business

Sterling Summerville

Jr./So.

International Service [Sociology]

Kent Warren

Fr.

Mechanical Engineering

Adam Weinel

Fr.

Finance

Greg Wood

Jr.

Finance

Bobby Wysocki

5th/Sr.

Physical Education

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler