Six Commodores Earn All-Academic Honors

Dalesandro, Leyen, Kiefer, Rigney, Potechin and Wahner honored for work in the classroom

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Six Vanderbilt student-athletes were named to the 2019-20 Southland Bowling League All-Academic team, the league announced Wednesday.

Sophomore Angelique Dalesandro, freshman Amelia Kiefer, senior Bryanna Leyen, junior Lauren Potechin, senior Emily Rigney and senior Adel Wahner were all recognized for their exemplary work in the classroom and on the lanes. Each made the squad based upon grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher the semester.

Wahner, a second-team All-American, achieved a 3.83 GPA in her major areas of medicine, health and society and psychology. Leyen had a sparkling 3.71 in elementary education and human and organizational development while Rigney earned a 3.45 in sociology and economics. All three have been fixtures on Vanderbilt’s dean’s list during their careers.

Potechin carried a 3.72 GPA in mechanical engineering and mathematics and Dalesandro had a 3.07 in human and organizational development.

Kiefer attained a 3.49 during her first year at Vanderbilt.

2019-20 Southland Bowling League All-Academic Team

Name Institution Class Hometown Major
Averi Brown Arkansas State So. Columbus, Ohio Interdisciplinary Studies
Taylor Davis Arkansas State Jr. Davison, Mich. Biological Sciences
Julia Huren Arkansas State Sr. Westland, Mich. Global Supply Chain Mgmt. & Marketing
Montana Meyer Arkansas State So. Imperial, Mo. Computer & Information Technology
Ashley Channell Louisiana Tech Jr. Morris Chapel, Tenn. Speech-Language Pathology
Kaitlyn Eder Louisiana Tech Jr. Lithia, Fla. Psychology
Allie Leiendecker Louisiana Tech Fr. Wooster, Ohio Elementary Education/Special Education
Elise Chambers Sam Houston State So. Ocoee, Fla. General Business
Katelyn Dickerson Sam Houston State Sr. Painesville, Ohio Accounting
Bea Hernandez Sam Houston State So. Manila, Philippines International Business
Syasya Ismail Sam Houston State Sr. Sembawang, Singapore Criminal Justice
Natasya Rafie Sam Houston State Fr. Gadong, Brunei Graphic Design
Caroline Beyer Stephen F. Austin So. Ogdensburg, Wis. Interdisciplinary Studies
Dakota Faichnie Stephen F. Austin Jr. Ontario, Canada Animal Studies
Sarah Gill Stephen F. Austin Jr. Attleboro, Mass. Kinesiology
Annie Leihardt Stephen F. Austin Jr. Georgetown, Texas Criminal Justice
Sarah Voiers Stephen F. Austin Jr. Chesterton, Ind. Psychology
Tommie White Stephen F. Austin Fr. Sparks, Nev. Business Economics
Jenica Baron Tulane Fr. Barington, Ill. Public Health and Psychology
Isabelle Lee Tulane Sr. Singapore Biochemistry
Crystal Singh Tulane So. Coral Springs, Fla. English and Philosophy
Amelia Vasquez Tulane Fr. Oviedo, Fla. Psychology
Payton Bertermann Valparaiso Jr. Grayslake, Ill. Actuarial Science
Noelle Doody Valparaiso Fr. Tinley Park, Ill. Biology
Hannah Forton Valparaiso Jr. Macomb, Mich. Music; Communication
Becky Lohse Valparaiso Sr. Chesterton, Ind. Social Work; Psychology
Allura Magsino Valparaiso So. Hoffman Estates, Ill. Computer Science
Morgan Peacha Valparaiso Sr. Henderson, Nev. History
Sam Perez Valparaiso Jr. Aurora, Ill. Management
Jess Soskich Valparaiso Jr. Arlington Heights, Ill. Biology Education; Secondary Education
Mirica Yancey Valparaiso Jr. Aurora, Ill. Computer Science
Angelique Dalesandro Vanderbilt So. Rolling Meadows, Ill. Human & Organizational Development
Amelia Kiefer Vanderbilt Fr. Jasper, Ind. Undeclared
Bryanna Leyen Vanderbilt Sr. Perry Hall, Md. Elementary Ed. and Human Org. Dev.
Lauren Potechin Vanderbilt Jr. Short Hills, N.J. Mechanical Engineering & Mathematics
Emily Rigney Vanderbilt Sr. East Doncaster, Australia Economics & Sociology
Adel Wahner Vanderbilt Sr. Las Cruces, N.M. Medicine, Health & Society and Psych.
Emma Dockery Youngstown State Jr. Ravenna, Ohio Accounting
Megan Grams Youngstown State Fr. Michigan City, Ind. Psychology
Ashley Kolb Youngstown State Sr. Ravenna, Ohio Accounting
Nikki Mendez Youngstown State Sr. Homer Glen, Ill. Psychology
Alexis Sullivan Youngstown State Jr. Mentor, Ohio Biology
Emma Wasielewski Youngstown State Jr. Sunbury, Ohio Social Work