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OSU names top 20 freshmen men and top 20 freshmen women

Wed, September 21, 2016
Front row left to right: Savannah Martin, Emily Fry, DaLacy Dockrey, Kalee Horn, Shelbi Gambrell, Hallie Barnes, Averie Hinchey, Becca Lane, and Karlie Wade. Second row left to right: Sierra Bryant, Taylor Copeland, Bailey Thornburg, Madison Reasnor, Mary Jesse Greiner, Summer Stevens, Stephanie Rojo, Peyton Hillery, Jeana Wilson, Vanessa Wiebe, and Amanda Upton. Third row left to right: Luke MacNaughton, Jake Pulliam, Carson Taber, Kolton Kardokus, Cardin Hart, Vishnu Patel, Timothy Burchard, Mason Russell, and Christian Griffith. Back row left to right: Wyatt Catron, Clay Daily, Colton Tubbs, Mason Martin, Brandon Ellis, Patrick Steichen, Zachary Kensinger, Blake Giles, Haden Comstock, Braxton Noble, and John Schrader.

Forty students have been selected as the Oklahoma State University’s Top 20 Freshmen Men and Top 20 Freshmen Women for their achievements and involvement during their freshmen year.

The students are selected during their sophomore year, based on criteria including scholarship, community service, campus involvement and outstanding leadership throughout their first year at OSU. All honorees will be invited to a dinner with OSU President Burns Hargis.

On average, more than 120 students apply for this award, according to the Achafoa Chapter of Mortar Board (honor society) at OSU, which coordinates the annual selection process.

The following top 20 winners also qualify as finalists for top 10 men and top 10 women honors and will be chosen based on their individual performance during an interview. The final 10 students in each category will be recognized at a reception on Saturday, Oct. 8 and again that day at the OSU vs. Iowa State home football game.

Top 20 Women:

California

Morro Bay

Sierra Bryant, Agricultural Education

 

Oklahoma

Antlers

Taylor Copeland, Animal Science Biotechnology

 

Beulah

Rebecca Lane, Chemical Engineering (Pre-Med)

 

Cashion

Madison Reasnor, Communications Sciences and Disorders

 

Duncan

Savannah Martin, Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Edmond

Mary Jesse Greiner, Strategic Communications (Pre-Law)

Kalee Horn, Agricultural Communications/Education

Stephanie Rojo, Economics and Strategic Communications

 

Guymon

Averie Hinchey, Communications Sciences and Disorders

 

Hooker

Vanessa Wiebe, Agribusiness/Agricultural Communications

 

Hulbert

Hallie Barnes, Animal Science/Agricultural Communications

 

Pauls Valley

Amanda Upton, Animal Science Business

 

Perry

Summer Stevens, Apparel Merchandising

Karlie Wade, Agricultural Communications (Pre-Law)

 

Shawnee

DaLacy Dockrey, Agricultural Economics

Shelbi Gambrell, Elementary Education

Bailey Thornburg, Mechanical Engineering

 

Stillwater

Emily Fry, Physiology (Pre-Med)

 

Stroud

Jeana Wilson, Business Management

 

Texas

Wichita Falls

Peyton Hillery, Accounting

 

Top 20 Men:

 

Arkansas

Greenwood

Christian Griffith, Aerospace Engineering

 

Michigan

Mayville

Clay Daily, Animal Science

 

Oklahoma

Catoosa

Jake Pulliam, Management Information Systems

 

Edmond

Blake Giles, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cardin Hart, Chemical Engineering

Luke McNaughton, Chemical Engineering

Carson Taber, Marketing and Management (Pre-Med)

 

Enid

John Schrader, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Zachary Kensinger, Political Science (Pre-Law)

 

Hartshorne

Colton Tubbs, Mechanical Engineering

 

Pawnee

Brandon Mitchell Ellis, Economics (Pre-Law)

 

Norman

Mason Russell, Management Information Systems and Electrical Engineering

 

Stillwater

Haden Comstock, Animal Science Biotechnology

Braxton Noble, Finance and Accounting

Vishnu Patel, Finance

 

Terral

Mason Martin, Agribusiness (Pre-Law)

 

Tulsa

Timothy Burchard, Microbiology/Cell and Molecular Biology

Patrick Steichen, Mechanical Engineering

 

Stilwell

Wyatt Catron, Animal Science (Pre-Vet)

 

Weatherford

Kolton Kardokus, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Story by Sage Watson