To be eligible, student-athletes must post a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA) and pass a minimum of 12 college-level credit hours.
Thirty-two student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average: baseball players Aiden Huerta, Travis White, Blaise Wilcenski, Ryan Young, Jacob Espinoza, Mitchell Moore, and Rhys Reichardt; men’s basketball players Oluwasanmi Fajana, Jan Njock, Alex Tsynkevich, Darrell Ellis, Isaac Lawson, and Andrew O’Neal; volleyball players, Fiona Arnold, Madison Collins, Kyndal Coufal, Lina Ellila, Giulia Rodrigues Hortelan, and Emily Smajstrla; women’s soccer players Madison Kanelos, Lily Price, and Morgan Zachos; softball players Natilee Reed, Madeline Stephenson, and Chandler Talbot; esports players Chase Matthews and Pierce Ray; women’s golfers Yulisa Espinoza and Madeline Goad; football player Aanooalii Filoialii; men’s soccer player Joseph Boyce; and dance team member Victoria Golden.
The volleyball team led all Blinn athletic programs with a 3.58 GPA, while the softball team followed with a 3.38 GPA. Baseball had the most honor roll students with 34, followed by football with 29.
“I am tremendously proud and happy for all of our student athletes,” Athletic Director Scott Schumacher said. “I am also proud of the emphasis that our athletic staff continues to put on academics.”
The honor roll is named after former Blinn Athletic Director Don Wilhelm, an NJCAA Hall of Famer who served the College for 10 years.
Here is the complete list of fall 2021 honor roll student-athletes:
Chase Arnaud, Evan Aschenbeck, Gage Boehm, Garrett Brogdon, Blake Bryant, Matthew Bundy, Callum Burton, Kyler Chovanetz, Jaxon Daigre, Colten Drake, Clint Gardner, Arturo Hernandez, Aiden Huerta, Coltin May, Michael Michaux, Luke Nail, Kevin Newkirk, Jake Olson, Kyle Peschel, Garrison Weiss, Travis White, Blaise Wilcenski, David Wilson, Ryan Young, Jiancarlo Delerme, Jacob Espinoza, Logan Fant, Sean Flores, Tanner Hedrick, Kason Hiatt, Mitchell Moore, Rhys Reichardt, Derek Stumpf, and Brandon Zapalac.
Arundel Briggs, Trystin Brown, Jayden Cloud, Alec Dalencour, Marcus Daniels, De’Core Ford, Fred Henderson, Pearson Hendrix, Jalen Jones, Daniel Keith, Bryce Linder, Xavier Luehr, Don Mahina, Medrick Morgan, Jackson Mueller, Ben Osueke, Lucian Paul, Joshua Payne-Morgan, William Prendergast, Alejandro Quintero Argentin, Kameron Regis, Cameron Richardson, Kaghen Roach, Michael Samson,Jalen Spicer, Blake Thomas, Justice Ugochukwu, Aanooalii Filoialii, Micah McArthur, and Griffin Pitarra.
MEN’S BASKETBALL (27)
Calvin Carpenter, Sam Chigbo, Oluwasanmi Fajana, Tyler Jackson, Jakari Marshall, Jan Njock, Maurice Pinnock, Connor Redrow, Adealaja Sanni, Braelon Seals, Alex Tsynkevich, Damian Watson, Rene Acuna, Darrell Ellis, Kade Florence, Jacolbi Harris, Zavien Henderson, Charles Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Sami Kalo, Isaac Lawson, Dustin Matthews, George Mena, Ikechukwu Zwaobi, Andrew Oneal, Jorge Rivera, and Joseph Vela.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (18)
Jordan Bell, Mercy Breazeale, Victoria Cantu, Angel Chase, Blake Delamater, Nathalie Hernandez, Jada Jelks, Madison Kanelos, Elyzabeth Kuykendall, Dejah Marsh, Taiya Mitchell, Kara Papadimitrio, Grace Parada, Lily Price, Avynn Ramos, Sasha Roman, and Morgan Zachos.
MEN’S SOCCER (15)
Joseph Boyce, Cesar Cabrera, Dave Danielles, Joshua Farrell, Stefan Fevrier Sildor, William Lopez, Ian Martinez, Felix Mesquita, Jeremy Mwarabu, Kevin Pena, Peyton Robinson, Marco Rodriguez, Angel Romero-Flores, Brook Williams, and Keegan Woolley.
Fiona Arnold, Kendall Battistella, Reagan Casey, Madison Collins, Kyndal Coufal, Lina Ellila, Alyssa Pauler, Lixai Perez, Giulia Rodrigues Hortelan, Sarah Rogers, Savannah Sebek, Teliana Sekona, Emily Smajstrla, and Ashley Taylor.
Keely Castillo, Kailey Eldridge, Kendall Johnson, Emily Kristynik, Chloee Mason, Acie Prince, Natilee Reed, Michyla Saenz, Skylar Shanahan, Emily Springer, Madeline Stephenson, Kenley Strange, Chandler Talbot, and Kayla Wallace.
Taylor Bursmith, Wesley Cappellucci, Dylan Gerlach, Gabriel Lopez, Chase Matthews, Scott Miller, Kale Peters, Pierce Ray, and Marc Van Speybroeck.
MEN’S GOLF (8)
Cameron Gray, Samuel Henson, Cole Killian, Jack Looney, Gregory Macaskill, Cole McClellan, Tyler Thomas, and Carson Wray.
Bryanna Aguilera, Mia Bailey, Daphne Cantu, Skylar Cox, Nataly Diaz, Victoria Golden, Jaia Johnson, and Haley Miller.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (6)
Amillion Fowler, Kaidance Glenn, MaKayla Patterson, Summer Scott, Allana Thompson, and Tiffany Tullis.
Mia Avila, Brandon Bruce, Frank Carballo, Robert Henderson, and Micaela Valdez-Lowery.
Jermiah Bell, Blake Bills, Cotton Harris, Tavion Nunn, and Luis Salas.
WOMEN’S GOLF (4)
Yulisa Espinoza, Katelyn Foster, Madeline Goad, and Holly Paterson.
Lauren Huenefeld and Tamara Ockelberry.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 42 NJCAA national championships since 1987.