Current & Former Student-Athletes Receive Academic Scholars

ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State athletic department would like to recognize and congratulate the nearly 150 student-athletes who have excelled in their respective sports as well as inside the classroom.

All 13 NCAA-sponsored sports plus cheerleading were represented among the scholar athletes including 45 Presidential, 21 Distinguished, 7 Outstanding Departmental, and 68 Honor Scholars with multiple players/cheerleaders landing in more than one category.

Presidential Scholars (45)


Daisy Page (Business Administration)

Jewel Unga (Business Administration)

Brianna Alston (Criminal Justice)

Laeni Terrones (HPER)

Sydney Wesley (HPER)

Jaylon Davis (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Morgan Gutierrez (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Cailyn Peterson (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Demi Slater (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Jade Smith (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Ayana Taylor (Engineering Technology)


Volme Swanier Jr. (Business Administration)

Deangelo Wagoner (Business Administration)

Orlando Fernandez (Engineering Technology)

D’Anthony Page (HPER)

Barry Robertson (Business Administration)

Frederick Huddleston (HPER)

Tre’vionta Townes (HPER)

Elijah Rawlins (Teacher Education)

Women’s Track & Field / Cross Country

Chanelle Houston (Business Administration)

Carrie Snipes (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Markayla Jones (HPER)

Zabasjia Price (HPER)


Jan Tolentino (Business Administration)

Johnathan Yandrich (HPER)

Angel Perez (Mass Communication)

Ty Washington (Mass Communication)

Treadwell Kennedy (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Women’s Soccer

Beatriz Olimpio Kretteis (Engineering Technology)

Merica Abnathy (HPER)

Remeya Ganesh (HPER)

Ananda Pritchett (HPER)

Taiwo Badejo (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Kristien Lindo (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Men’s Tennis

James Chandler III (HPER)

Solomon Kwao (Business Administration)

Keyjuan Meeks (Social Sciences)

Women’s Basketball

Carria Smith (HPER)

Azaria Howard (HPER)

Women’s Tennis

Takiyah Wahhab (Mass Communication)

Jazzalyn Miller (Mass Communication)

Women’s Volleyball

Victoria Mallard (Engineering Technology)

Haley Buard (HPER)

Men’s Basketball

Kamron Cunningham (Mass Communication)


Tia Hayes (Teacher Education)

Distinguished Scholars (21)


Antonio Walker (Business Administration)

Eric Johnson II (Social Sciences)

Zachary Dews (Mass Communication)

Nicholas Redick (Mass Communication)

Men’s Tennis

Kristopher Bond (Business Administration)

Women’s Soccer

Tallulah Nemet-Sargent (Criminal Justice)

Raheal Aka-ety (Mass Communication)

Women’s Basketball

Kendria Wilson (Criminal Justice)

Men’s Basketball

Daniel Umoh (Engineering Technology)

Caleb Hunter (Mass Communication)


Kalib Alexander (HPER)

Jarius Clayton (HPER)

Kaiyus Lewis (HPER)

Shedkeydrick Ross (Mass Communication)

Women’s Tennis

Toni Carter (HPER)

Alexus Johnson (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)

Men’s Track & Field / Cross Country

Kiion Smith (HPER)

Women’s Track & Field / Cross Country

Imani Walker (Natural Sciences & Environmental Health)


Naomi Drake (Social Sciences)

Natalie Bishop (Mass Communications)


Nia Petty (Teacher Education)

Outstanding Departmental Scholars (7)


Jan Tolentino (Accounting)

James Walton III (Electronics)

Men’s Tennis

Kristopher Bond (Business Administration)


Brianna Alston (Criminal Justice)

Women’s Volleyball

Victoria Mallard (Computer-Aided Drafting & Design)


Orlando Fernandez (Technology Management)

Women’s Soccer

Ananda Pritchett (HPER)

Honor Scholars (68)


Daisy Page (Accounting)

Jaylon Davis (Biology)

Aleyah Munford (Biology)

Cailyn Peterson (Biology)

Alina Salazar-Bowens (Biology)

Demi Slater (Biology)

Shelby Carson (Mass Communications)

Kathleen Sims (Sociology)


Antonio Walker (Accounting)

Ethan Charles (Business Administration)

Chris Soeder (Business Administration)

Angel Maldonado (Criminal Justice)

Ty Washington (Criminal Justice)

Iankel Santos (Mass Communications)

Nicholas Johnson (Engineering Technology)

Isaiah Valenzuela (Engineering Technology)

Joshua Wilson (Engineering Technology)

Mychael Jamison (History)

Calvin McClendon (HPER)

Men’s Track & Field / Cross Country

Calvin Adolph II (Business Administration)

Desmond Ferrell II (Business Administration)

Jakobe Thomas (Biology)

Chad Chandler Jr. (Secondary Education – HPER)


Andrew Bartter (Business Administration)

Calvin Hunter (Business Administration)

Kharee Lockley (Business Administration)

Barry Robertson (Business Administration)

Shamar Sanders (Business Administration)

Deione Reed (Biology)

Deivone Reed (Biology)

Andrew Bloodsaw (Criminal Justice)

Taylor Payne (Criminal Justice)

William Bradley (Mass Communications)

Kaleb Brown (Mass Communications)

Ricky Williams Jr. (Mass Communications)

Dylan Whetter (Environmental Health)

Kalib Alexander (HPER)

Eugentavious Blue (HPER)

Sylvester Campbell III (HPER)

DePhabian Fant (HPER)

Antoine Howard (HPER)

Caleb Johnson (HPER)

Carl Jones (HPER)

Kaiyus Lewis (HPER)

Ryon Rigsby (HPER)

Jacoby Smith (HPER)

Frederick McGee (HPER)

Women’s Volleyball

Tyler Caliste (Business Administration)

Seerdyn James (Pre-Law / Legal Studies)

Women’s Basketball

Milia Gibson (Business Administration)

Ronni Williams (Criminal Justice)

Diamond Wraggs (Mass Communications)

Annya Moss (Engineering Technology)

Chyna Sawyers (Engineering Technology)

Women’s Track & Field / Cross Country

Chanelle Houston (Business Administration)

Makiah Sherman (Biology)

Rickeyshia White (Biology)

Tiara DeRosa (Computer Science)

Men’s Tennis

Harrington Stutson (Business Administration)

James Chandler III (HPER)

Women’s Soccer

Taiwo Badejo (Biology)

Cielo Mazantini (Engineering Technology)

Ananda Pritchett (HPER)

Women’s Tennis

Toi Carter (Biology)

Men’s Basketball

Jordan Johnson (Biology)

John Aguer (Political Science)


Michael Coleman Jr. (Mass Communications)

Tia Hayes (Secondary Education – English)

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