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Thomas Fugate

Thomas Fugate
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  NAIA honors Fugate and Richardson
For immediate release . . . July 31, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Men's tennis players Thomas Fugate and Terry Richardson of Xavier University of Louisiana have been selected Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Fugate and Richardson were among 70 NAIA men's tennis players — and the only ones from the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference — honored for their academic and athletic accomplishments.

Fugate, from Fairport, N.Y. (Fairport High School), was 9-9 in singles and 13-7 in doubles for the Gold Rush in 2007, his senior season. He was All-GCAC at No. 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles and was a first-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar. In 2005 he was selected an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete. Fugate graduated in May as a biology/pre-med major and has been accepted into medical school at the University of Rochester.

Richardson, from Ellenwood, Ga. (Stockbridge High School), was 9-10 in singles and 12-7 in doubles. He was the GCAC Player of the Year, second-team All-Louisiana and a second-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

Nominees for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 and earned at least junior class standing. Richardson, a biology major, was a junior academically, but 2007 was his sophomore tennis season.

Xavier was 12-10 in 2007, won the GCAC Tournament and ranked 25th in the final NAIA national poll.

2007 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Tennis Scholar-Athletes
Player Class School Major
Jason Beydoun Jr Aquinas College Business
Anton Brykalin Sr Auburn Montgomery Finance
Daniel Plasa Jr Auburn University Montgomery Graphic Design
David Goodman Sr Azusa Pacific University History
Trevor Hedberg Jr Baker University English/Psychology
Donik Arabyan Sr Benedictine University Finance
Lucas Cavolo Jr Bethel College Psychology
Jared Shriner Jr Bethel College (Ind.) Accounting/Economics/Finance
Joel Dendiu Sr Bethel College (Ind.) Philosophy
Zachary Grubbs Sr Bethel College (Ind.) Accounting
Justin Mart Jr Biola University Bible
Derek Hostetter Jr Cedarville University Bible
Rodolfo  Jimenez Sr Concordia University (Calif.) Behavioral Science
John Bussman Jr Concordia University (Neb.) History
Dean Flaten Sr Concordia University (Neb.) Biology/Chemistry
Wes Jensen Sr Doane College Social Science
Barret Epp Sr Doane College Social Science
Nolan DeWisperlare Sr Doane College English
Dan Heckman Sr Dordt College Chemistry
Mislav Hizak Jr Embry-Riddle University (Fla.) Aviation Business Administration
Konstantin Lazarov Jr Embry-Riddle University (Fla.) Air Traffic Management
LuKas Hanah Sr Freed-Hardeman University Management
Danial Lepping Jr Friends University Zoo Science
Tim Yoder Sr Goshen University Psychology
Nathan Wigert Jr Hastings College Sociology/Spanish
Austin Phillips Jr John Brown University Graphic Design
Ali Mohamed Sr Lewis-Clark State College Business
Benjamin Blanken Jr Lindenwood University International Business
Alex Bienz Sr Marian College  
Neal Knies Sr Marian College Mathematics
Charles Sevier Jr Martin Methodist College Psychology
Daniel Quinn Sr McKendree College Chemistry
Jay Seevers Sr Midland Luthern College Speech/Theatre
Eugenio Huerta Jr Missouri Valley College Business Administration
Grant Johnson Sr Nebraska Wesleyan University Business Administration
Scott Ronshaugen Jr Nebraska Wesleyan University Biology
Nate Anderson Jr Nebraska Wesleyan University BioChem/Molecular Biology
Zac Kerr Sr Nebraska Wesleyan University Accounting
Eric Tesmer Jr Nebraska Wesleyan University Communication/Spanish
Alex Godes Jr Notre Dame College Education
Adam Schofield Jr Ohio Domincan University Computer Information
Cory Oestreich Sr Ohio Dominican University Business Administration
Derek Viljoen Sr Oklahoma Christian University Accounting
David Arriola Sr Oklahoma Christian University Mechanical Engineering
Ben Schmitt Jr Oklahoma Wesleyan University Psychology
Michael McDonald Jr Pikeville College Communication/Business
Mark Philibosian Sr Point Loma Nazarene University Business
Jonathan Bowman Sr Point Loma Nazarene University Computer Science
Grant Dietert Sr Roberts Wesleyan University Math
Eric Bellinger Sr Roberts Wesleyan University Education
Fernando Horcasitas Jr Savannah College of Art and Design Advertising Design
Hans Schnekloth Sr St. Ambrose University Management
Chris Adrian Jr Tabor College Health/Physical Education 
Shane Miller Jr Tabor College Communications Studies
Aaron Friesen Jr Tabor College Business Administration
Scott Adrian Jr Tabor College Biochemistry
Andrew Miller Sr Taylor University Sport Management
Kyle Brown Sr Taylor University Accounting/Systems
Rick Donaldson Sr Tiffin University Homeland Security
Tyler Webb Sr Tiffin University Finance
Paul Freund Jr University of Alberta Neuroscience
Deiter Weislmaier Grad Vanguard University Business Administration
Gregory Chevalier Jr Vanguard University  Business
Stephen Webster Jr Walsh University Biology
Andrew Coutts Sr Walsh University Accounting
Leigh Griffiths Sr Webber International University Sport Management
Christophe Bonadona Sr Webber International University Sport Management
James Morris Sr West Virginia Tech Computer Science
Terry Richardson Jr Xavier University Biology
Thomas Fugate Sr Xavier University Biology

 

 
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