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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss had 47 student-athletes earned an Academic Medal by Conference USA for the 2019-20 academic year in an announcement Friday afternoon.

Student-athletes receiving an Academic Medal maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.

Below are this year's student-athletes who have earned recognition for their academic achievements.

Baseball (5)

Matt Adams (Pearland, Texas), Drew Boyd (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Will McGillis (Albuquerque, N.M.), Alex Nelms (Gulfport, Miss.), Hunter Stanley (Hammond, La.)

Men’s Basketball (1)

Jerrod Rigby (Bay St. Louis, Miss.)

Football (7)

Jack Abraham (Oxford, Miss.), Swayze Bozeman (Flora, Miss.), Jacob Galle (Ocean Springs, Miss.), Ray Ladner (Kiln, Miss.), Dalton Melancon (Boutte, La.), TQ Newsome (Gulfport, Miss.), Louis Smith (D’Iberville, Miss.)

Men’s Golf (3)

Charles Eric-Belanger (Quebec City, Quebec), Walker Kesterson (Hartsburg, Mo.), Joey Kirkland (West Monroe, La.)

Men’s Tennis (1)

Matthieu Peres (Antony, France)

Men’s Track and Field (4)

Austin Bourne (Brandon, Miss.), Dylan Evans (McKinney, Texas), Trevor Leinstock (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Christian Strong (Hoover, Ala.)

Women’s Basketball (1)

Lauren Gross (Southaven, Miss.)

Women’s Cross Country (3)

Carlin Beal (Mandeville, La.), Katelyn Cartwright (Hernando, Miss.), Emma Kate Holdbrooks (Winfield, Ala.)

Women’s Golf (1)

Maria Bailey (Birmingham, England)

Women’s Soccer (5)

Olivia Durham (Marietta, Ga.), Madi Flammia (Panama City, Fla.), Mackenzie Hamilton (Prosper, Texas), Macie Pennington (Townsend, Del.), JoAnnie Ramos (Katy, Texas)

Softball (4)

Hannah Borden (Trussville, Ala.), Heather Hill (Cabot, Ark.), Samantha Papp (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Makenna Pierce (Daphne, Ala.)

Women’s Tennis (2)

Monique Burton (Sydney, Australia), Rikeetha Pereira (Dubai, U.A.E.)

Women’s Track and Field (1)

Eden Adams (West Monroe, La.)

Volleyball (9)

Ashley Chapman (Mobile, Ala.), Kellie Garraway (Madisonville, La.), Olivia Hepworth (Gulf Breeze, Fla.), Haley Hop (Madison, Ala.), Summer Johnson (Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.), Lindsey Legg (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), Hallie Phelan (Madison, Miss.), Lindsey Smith (Manhattan, Kansas), Abbey Wilson (Columbia, Tenn.)

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