PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Even though many were forced to finish the semester remotely, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff student-athletes put up impressive numbers in the classroom this spring and the best semester in school history.

The Golden Lions announced Saturday the athletic department combined for a 3.28-grade point average during the spring semester, despite the global pandemic of Covid-19, which shut down the campus in mid-March. Despite the interruption, the Golden Lions had 215 student-athletes that earned at least a 3.0 GPA or better. Of that number, 59 student-athletes made the Chancellor’s List posting a 4.0 GPA, 65 student-athletes made the Dean’s List, and 35 student-athletes made the Honor Roll.

“I am really proud of our student-athletes. They rose to the occasion,” said Kyle Hartsfield UAPB’s Interim Director of Student-Athlete Academics. “With everything that’s going on in today’s society, it was nothing short of amazing. In addition to the hard work, dedication, and ability to overcome adversity that our student-athletes displayed, I want to also recognize the contributions to our academic service staff, coaches, and the institution administration faculty and staff. This is what being a student-athlete is all about here at UAPB.”

Baseball (23)
GPA 3.00 or better: Dalton Acosta, Joel Barker, Carlos Benoit,
Jordan Devereaux, Malachi Groff, Kacy Higgins, Nicholas Kreutzer, Austin Krzeminski, Brandon Little, Humberto Maldonado, Aidan Martinez, Brady Moorman, Jarficur Parker, Jackson Rehkow, Justin Rieschick, Bryce Roesch, Brandon Simon, Larry Sims, Evan Stewart, Andrew Szalkowski, Race Tittle, Daniel Walsh, Davion White

GPA 4.00: Andrew Acosta, Michael Gerwitz, Braelin Hence, Antoine Luster, Alvin O’Guinn

Men’s Basketball (9)
GPA 3.00 or better: Isaac Bassey, Christopher Smith, Khalid Campbell, Isaiah Haralson, Robert Boyd, Dequan Morris, Shaun Doss Jr., Jordan McNair, Nicholas Jones,

GPA 4.00: Markedric Bell, Jamil Wilson

Men’s Cross Country (6)
GPA 3.00 or better: Toshin Agbede, Patricj Knight, Tyron, Lyons, Akeem Marshall, Romario Marshall, D’Andre Mighty

GPA 4.00: Wade Garner

Football (47)
GPA 3.00 or better:  Timon Akins, Harry Ballard, Diori Barnard, Monroe Beard III, Solomon Brooks, Jeremy Brown, Daryl Carter, Clayton Rashaad, Raschad Dacosta, Mark Evans, Jamaal Foote, Javonn Gray, Decarlo Hamilton, Noah Hayes, Dalyn Hill, Taylor Holston, Jordan Johnson, Keyvien Johnson, Eric Jones, Michael McIntyre, Jacari McKinney, Kolby McNeal, Rico Merriweather, Xaiver Mitchell, Henri Murphy, Tarik Nelson, Chris Newton, Michael Patrick, Myles Pini, Zack Piwniczka, Tyrin Ralph, Paul Reeves, Thomas Reny, Christopher Robinson Jr., Antondre Smith, Athen Smith, Tyler Smith, Kerryon Taylor, Paul Todd, Zachary Vaughn, Joshua Wallace, Kolby Watts, Kabryn Williams, Keshawn Williams, Lavonski Williams

GPA 4.00: Omar Allen Jr., Samuel Beavers, Alex Boone, Terrill McCray, Dejuan Miller, Zachary Webb

Men’s Golf (6)
GPA 3.00 or better: Cade, Cleveland, George Faulkner, Kohlin Hicks, Justin Lee, Dustin Maenaga, Houston Sowell

GPA 4.00: Niklas Frimodig, Tristan Maharaj, Grayson Martin, Joshua McCray

Men’s Tennis (2)
GPA 3.00 or better: Thomas Harris, Junius Ross

GPA 4.00: Ledarrian Ledbetter

Men’s Track (10)
GPA 3.00 or better:  Toshin Agbede, Rodney Griffin, Gregory King, Patrick Knight, Tyan Lyons, Akeem Marshall, Romario Marshall, D’Andre Mighty, Shevon Phipps, Rio Williams

GPA 4.00: Rudy Alvarez, Danniel Bailey, Clement Campbell, Wade Garner, Franklyn Stanislaus

Women’s Basketball (8)
GPA 3.00 or better: Jahnay Anderson, Oluwatunmise Amusa, Tyler Pyburn, Aiya El Hassan, Kyeonia Harris, Trasity Totten, Nissa Sam Grant, Christian Morgan

GPA 4.00: Shicoriya Orr, Noe’ll Taylor, Shakendra Tilley

Women’s Cross Country (4)
GPA 3.00 or better: Jyzmin Gray, Je-Risa James, Camiya Knight, Charissa Moore

GPA 4.00: Ciara Thuston

Softball (18)
GPA 3.00 or better: Shanice Akins, Leslie Arreola, Shaterrika Bernard, Desiree Bumpers, Jasmine Carlson, Felicia Drake, Samantha Harris, Sydney Hill, Jade Martinez, Makenna Patt, Harli Rogers, Faith Santa Cruz, Cayla Trotter, Alyssa Wesley

GPA 4.00: Anne Gerwitz, Shakeidria Hubbard, Samaria Jackson

Women’s Soccer (9)
GPA 3.00 or better:  Briana Hernandez, Audrianna Kallie, Gacole McGriff, Melanie Mercelita, Clara Morales, Kimberly Moss, Amanda Mouton, Sariah Orocu, Shannon Seymour

GPA 4.00: Brinley Bell, Mariela Flores, Kaylie Gabel, Azana Holman, Alondra Lepe, Andrea Riera Salinas, Crystal Ruiz, Haleigh Russell, Evangelia Sandoval-Belmudez

Women’s Tennis (1)
GPA 3.00 or better: Terin Nalls

GPA 4.00: Kelsea Baksh, Kaitlyn Hapke, Erin Jackson, Manoja Nakkala Gopinath Reddy, Malaika Stokes

Women’s Track (8)
GPA 3.00 or better: Deonmonique Granville, Jyzmin Gray, Je-Risa James, Camiya Knight, Charissa Moore, Jada Sabir, Katrina Small, Jasmine Stewart,

GPA 4.00: Haley Grice, Safiya John, Cedreahna Kennedy, Caitlin Ragoonanan, Chelsea Ragoonanan, Jad Sabir, Joelle Stewart, Ciarra Thuston

Volleyball (8)
GPA 3.00 or better: Breana August, Delilah Cardenas, Haley Gomez, Savione Henry-Usoro, Nikole Mojica Akamine, Micayla Pope, Kaila Robinson, Reagin Williams,

GPA 4.00: Darynne Bickers, Nyah Ellis, Elyssa Kennedy, Zyonn Smith