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    Caterpillar Recognizes Top Pack Athletes

    Feb. 2, 2011

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- During Wednesday's men's basketball game between NC State and Virginia Tech, a record 260 Wolfpack student-athletes will be recognized for their academic work last fall.

    Among the athletes who will be honored in the Caterpillar-NC State Scholar Athlete Program, 137 made the dean's list and three have been nominated for ACC post-graduate scholarships. NC State has produced more post-graduate scholars than any school in the ACC, a total of 54 over the last 30 years.

    In addition, the 10 athletes with the highest grade point averages will be spotlighted. They have each been at NC State for a minimum of five semesters and have some of the highest GPAs at the university.

         • Whitney Barnette, cheerleading, majoring in biomedical engineering with a 3.945 GPA.

         • Amy DePasquale, gymnastics, majoring in English education with a 4.0 GPA.

         • Kimberlee Durham, from women's basketball, double majoring in business management and arts applications with a 3.996 GPA.

         • Christopher Goodell, cheerleading, double majoring in biological sciences and French with a 4.0 GPA.

         • Akash Gujarati, men's tennis, majoring in electrical engineering with a 4.0 GPA.

         • Brittney Hardiman, gymnastics, double majoring in sport management and business management with a 3.952 GPA.

         • Brian Himelright, men's cross country, majoring in technology education with a 4.0 GPA.

         • Linzy Martinelli, cheerleading, majoring in elementary education with a 4.0 GPA.

         • Cora Shull, women's cross country, majoring in mathematics education with a 4.0 GPA

         • Zane Tharakan, men's soccer, majoring in business management with a 4.0 GPA.


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