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    Five Named ASPSA Academic All-Stars of the Month

    March 18, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. – The Academic Support Program for Student Athletes (ASPSA) released its February academic all-stars of the month on Tuesday. Lakeesa Daniel (WBB), Matt Dayes (MFB), Molly Hutchison (WSB), Pharoah McKever (MFB) and Eric Peterson (MBA) were selected as recipients. 

    The award was instituted in March of 2013 and recognizes student-athletes that achieve an outstanding grade on a test or major assignment, make significant improvement in assigned coursework, show consistency in punctuality and attendance to tutor and study hall appointments, exhibit above-and-beyond effort on an assigned project or receive an excellent progress report from an instructor.

    February Academic All-Stars

    Lakeesa Daniel, senior, women’s basketball - Lakeesa has been working extremely hard in all of her classes and tutoring sessions. She has been doing well in all of her classes and her grades are continuing to improve this spring.  Daniel, a center for the women’s basketball, recently suffered an ACL injury in practice and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Matt Dayes, freshman, football - Matt has been working very hard in and out of his tutoring sessions and it has shown.  He currently has two A's, including one in SOC 306 (Criminology). This class has sparked his interest to pursue a major in Criminology. Dayes is a running back for the football team and has been enjoying spring practice.

    Molly Hutchison, freshman, softball - Molly has consistently worked hard in the classroom since she has arrived on campus. Her grades have reflected her ability to balance the demands of in season athletics along with academics. She is currently in her major, Animal Science, and has excelled in those classes. Hutchison has started every game for the softball team this season and leads the team in home runs with seven.

    Pharoah McKever, freshman, football - Pharoah has continued to work hard in class and on his time management skills and it is paying off. He is doing very well this semester and his grades improve every week. His success this spring in his courses has inspired him to pursue a major in Sociology or Criminology. McKever recently switched positions to defensive end on the football field and has been playing well in spring practice.

    Eric Peterson, junior, baseball - Eric just transferred to NC State this spring from Temple and has quickly adjusted to life at NC State. He has made a smooth transition and is excelling academically. He received a 96 on his first PRT 152 exam, a 95 on his first Math exam and a 100 on his second Environmental Science exam. Peterson has made six appearances as a relief pitcher for the baseball team and has only allowed three earned runs.





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