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Academic Devleopment of Student-Athletes (ADSA) Student Academic Engagement & Success

4 New Mustang Champions Announced for April

April brings another round of Mustang Champions to celebrate! Let’s learn more about our Champions this month: Preston Stone, Nyah Rose, Prather Anne Hargrove, and Jack Hoagland.

Preston Stone (FB)

Preston’s leadership extends beyond the football field. He’s emerged as a powerful voice on the SAAC executive committee, proactively tackling challenges and streamlining processes to lighten the load for fellow executives. His influence doesn’t stop there – he fosters a culture of engagement, actively motivating his teammates to become more involved with campus life and connect with the student-athlete community.

Nyah Rose (WSOC)

Nyah is in her second semester of her Freshman year and has demonstrated significant progress in her organizational skills and time management. She has really taken this semester to develop good study habits, and it is evident in the classroom. You can see the joy Nyah has in becoming a better student and athlete! Kelsey Smith (her academic counselor) had this to add; “I have loved every moment of getting to know Nyah and watching her excel in the classroom and on the field. She is a joy to work with and always bring positive energy when I see her!”

Prather Anne Hargrove (WSW)

Prather has been a consistent presence within SAAC; always looking for ways in which she can help or get involved in SMU or the community. A recent receipt of the Extra Yard for Teachers Dr. Pepper Go Teach Award; in which she earned 12,500 in scholarship money. Prather Anne is studying Educational Studies and Psychology and will graduate in Spring 2024. “I am so blessed to have received this award and scholarship,” Hargrove said. “I look forward to serving children with special needs and their families upon my graduation.”

Jack Hoagland (MSW)

Jack is striving to make efforts in the community service space. His desire to serve and encourage others to serve is commendable. His interests in SAAC and being a leader in this area has been great to see this semester. Katie Evans, Jack’s Senior Academic Counselor had this to say about Jack “He is a shining example of what it means to be a student-athlete! He excels athletically and academically at the highest level. He is a true leader and role model for his teammates and all student-athletes.”

These SMU student-athletes are shining examples of how dedication, passion, and a drive to excel can extend far beyond the playing field or pool. They are leaving their mark on the world by inspiring us all to dream big, pursue our goals with purpose, and strive to make a positive impact in our own communities. Let’s celebrate these young world-shapers, and stay tuned to see what incredible things they accomplish next!

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Mustang Champions Announced for March 2024

SMU Athletics and the Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) have selected four Mustang Champions for the month of March! Let’s meet the four SMU Mustangs that are reaching for new heights personally and academically during this semester:

Leif Bouwman (Men’s Swim & Dive)

  • Leif isn’t just keeping his head above water in the pool – he’s also conquering the demanding world of Mechanical Engineering (Premedical/Biomedical Specialization). Despite the challenging coursework, Leif boasts a near-perfect 3.981 GPA this Spring and exemplifies dedication and perseverance.

Raelyn Roberson (Track & Field/ Cross Country)

  • Raelyn isn’t just double-majoring in Applied Physiology and Health Management (APHM) and Biological Sciences – as a senior, she’s mastered the art of being a student-athlete. Driven, resilient, and a true leader on and off the track, Raelyn embodies what it means to excel in academics and athletics. As president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), she’s a champion for her fellow athletes, using her voice to make a positive impact across the entire campus. Want to learn more about the amazing work SAAC does? Check them out here! SMU SAAC

Kobe Wilson – (Football)

  • Kobe Wilson isn’t just a standout on the field – he’s a champion for his fellow student-athletes and the Dallas community. Over the past few months, Kobe has become an active member for the Black Student-Athlete Advisory Council (BSAAC). He’s not just attending meetings, he’s actively spreading the word about BSAAC’s mission and inspiring others to join.  He’s a dedicated volunteer, actively participating in DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) events and making a positive difference in Dallas. Kobe is also taking full advantage of the Life After Ball (LAB) program, networking with professionals and applying for internships. Talk about a World Shaper in action!

Jenna Watson – (Women’s Swim & Dive)

  • This semester, Jenna Watson has immersed herself in the SMU Community head first! Not only did she jump in to help lead the March SAAC meeting when Raelyn was away, but she also spearheaded the preparation for the crucial SAAC/Strategy Meeting on March 25th. Jenna shouldered a huge chunk of the project, making sure all the presentation materials were polished and ready to go by deadline. This Mustang Champion clearly isn’t afraid to take charge and make a difference!

Come back next month for another update of Mustang Champions of the Month!

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Student Academic Engagement & Success

ADSA Sends Second Academic Feedback Request for Spring 2024

The Academic Development of Student-Athletes (ADSA) program at SMU is committed to collaborating with faculty to ensure student-athlete success. To achieve this, ADSA solicits feedback from instructors twice per semester. 

  • This feedback aligns with critical academic milestones, including Early Progress Reports (EPRs), Mid-Term Progress Reports (MPRs), and the final withdrawal deadline with a “W” grade. 
  • Faculty who have current student-athletes enrolled in their courses will receive these feedback requests directly from ADSA@smu.edu. 
  • Current progress report will close on April 22nd 

Through this collaborative process, ADSA aims to provide early intervention and support for student-athletes facing academic challenges. 

ADSA is an academic unit that reports through Associate Provost Dr. Sheri Kunovich. As such, you may also receive direct communication from the sport-specific ADSA counselors as they collaborate with you to determine support for this population related to your specific feedback.    

Below is an example of what the progress reports will look like when sent: 

PR1 Thank you to our dedicated faculty for your continued partnership in supporting student-athlete success. Through this collaborative process, ADSA aims to provide early intervention and support for student-athletes facing academic challenges. 

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Save the date: SMU is hosting the American Athletic Conference Academic Consortium

Mark your calendars and prepare for an enriching event that promises to bring together the brightest minds in our field!

SMU is hosting the annual American Athletic Conference (AAC) Academic Consortium Symposium. Here are a few reasons why you won’t want to miss it.

Save the Date Details:

  • Dates: April 12- 14, 2024
  • Location: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

The AAC Academic Symposium is more than just another conference. The core focus of the event is to discuss programming related to student well-being. These programs will create a structure, process, and programming that fosters partnerships among member institutions and develops initiatives that advance the academic mission of each school. Find additional information about the Consortium on the AAC Site: Academic Consortium (theamerican.org)

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Student-athlete success in the spring of 2023, with 37 achieving 4.0 term GPAs

Our student-athletes demonstrated their commitment to academic and athletic success in the Spring 2023 semester.  Out of our 17 sports, our athletes have a cumulative GPA of 3.3. Below is a list of student-athletes that achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2023 Semester.

Lior Kremer
Mia Olsen
Faith Davis
Hannah Hoch
Hensley Humphries
Augusta Iwasaki
Rebecca Morris
Brennan Corrales
Charles Fiser
Matt Fraanje
Jonathan McGill
Alex Padilla
Markus Schumacher
Dawson Ovard
Daisy Butterworth
Grace Knudson
Peyton Annen
Abigail Dermott
Mackenzie Rudden
Benjamin Binder
Angus Corbeau
John Easton
Cole Fleming
Dominic Hoefer
Carson Witte
Hannah Craley
Isabella Dickinson
Karsten Fields
Tiffanie Ruan
Nicole Stambo
Adam Neff
Jordi Redelijk
John Zisette
Lana Mavor
Camryn McPhaul
Jadyn Bauss
Celia Cullen
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45 athletes make the SMU Honor Roll in the fall of 2022

Forty-five student-athletes were named to the SMU Honor Roll for their academic achievement during the Fall 2022 semester. Of those 45, 18 student-athletes achieved Honor Roll with High Distinction.

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Honor Roll with High Distinction – Top 5% of your school of record
Honor Roll with Distinction – Top 10% of your school of record
Honor Roll – Top 15% of your school of record

Student Name Sport Category
Lior Kremer Cross Country/Track Honor Roll, High Distinction
Mia Olsen Cross Country/Track Honor Roll, High Distinction
Emma Engel Equestrian Honor Roll, Honor
Hannah Hoch Equestrian Honor Roll, High Distinction
Hensley Humphries Equestrian Honor Roll, High Distinction
Elle Moreno Equestrian Honor Roll, Honor
Becky Morris Equestrian Honor Roll, Honor
Alex Pielet Equestrian Honor Roll, Distinction
Jake Bailey Football Honor Roll, Honor
Keaton Cheves Football Honor Roll, Honor
Charlie Fiser Football Honor Roll, High Distinction
Garrett Madison Football Honor Roll, High Distinction
Deuce Palmer Football Honor Roll, Distinction
Markus Schumacher Football Honor Roll, High Distinction
J. Holland Humphries Men’s Golf Honor Roll, Distinction
Dawson Ovard Men’s Golf Honor Roll, Distinction
Nicole Vivier Women’s Golf Honor Roll, Distinction
Eden Cassingham Rowing  Honor Roll, High Distinction
Gracie Condon Rowing Honor Roll, Distinction
Anna Fina Rowing  Honor Roll, High Distinction
Grace Knudson Rowing  Honor Roll, High Distinction
Ellie Lewis Rowing Honor Roll, Distinction
Haley Schwenn Rowing Honor Roll, Distinction
Alexandra Taylor Rowing  Honor Roll, High Distinction
Sara Kate White Rowing Honor Roll, Distinction
Abby Dermott Women’s Soccer  Honor Roll, High Distinction
Abby Hampton Women’s Soccer Honor Roll, Distinction
Ellie Ruhoff Women’s Soccer  Honor Roll, Honor
Hannah Wrigley Women’s Soccer Honor Roll, Distinction
Maura Yumul Women’s Soccer Honor Roll, Distinction
Ben Binder Men’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, High Distinction
Angus Corbeau Men’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, Distinction
John Culver Men’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, High Distinction
Cotton Fields Men’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, High Distinction
Jack Forrest Men’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, High Distinction
Dominic Hoefer Men’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, High Distinction
Karsten Fields Women’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, Distinction
Maxine Parkinson Women’s Swim & Dive Honor Roll, Honor
Adam Neff Men’s Tennis Honor Roll, Honor
Jordi Redelijk Men’s Tennis Honor Roll, High Distinction
Alex Stafford Men’s Tennis Honor Roll, Honor
Cambelle Bouchard Women’s Tennis Honor Roll, Honor
Jayden Bauss Volleyball Honor Roll, Honor
Celia Cullen Volleyball Honor Roll, High Distinction
Jentry Lamirand Volleyball Honor Roll, High Distinction