Burleson area residents earn academic awards
Burleson area residents received recent academic diplomas and recognitions. They include:
•Blaine McRay of Burleson, a baseballl player at McMurry University, has been named a scholar athete for 2018 by the National Christian College Athletic Association.
The McMurry University baseball team had four of its players honored for their prowess in the classroom - as well as on the field - as they were named as Scholar-Athletes for 2018 by the National Christian College Athletic Association. The quartet of War Hawks recognized by the NCCAA included: Chris Baker of San Angelo, Matthew Chalk of Katy, Taylor Ward of Leander and McRay.
NCCAA Scholar-Athletes must be a junior, senior or graduate student and completed at least one term at the institution. In addition to being a letterwinner on their team, each recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale.
McRay, a junior catcher, also earned his second ASC Academic All-Conference recognition, to go along with the NCCAA’s national academic honor. McRay batted .316 in 2018, going 25-for-79. He slapped five doubles and had one home run, to go along with 17 runs scored and 10 RBI. He also drew 12 walks.
• Kyle Copp of Burleson has been named to the Spring 2018 President’s Honor Roll at Oklahoma City University.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a GPA of 3.9 or higher to meet the President’s Honor Roll requirements.
Founded in 1904, Oklahoma City University is a non-profit, comprehensive, private United Methodist university that is consistently ranked among the best in its category. OCU students pursue academic excellence through a rigorous liberal arts & sciences core curriculum that focuses on their intellectual, moral and spiritual development.
•Also at OCU, Bridgette Broyles of Burleson has been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s Honor Roll.
Dean’s Honor Roll status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
•Katie Rebrovich of Burleson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in May. She earned a BA degree in mathematics.
Students who received the honor of Magna Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84.
Students are only graduated after the Registrar’s Office has certified that all degree requirements have been successfully completed. Participating in the commencement ceremony is the act of honoring and celebrating academic achievement.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling 13,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students.
•Katherine Marie Martin of Joshua was in one of the largest classes of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi graduates – 1,141 to be exact – to earn degrees. Martin recieved a Master of Science degree.