HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University athletics recognized a 302 student-athletes and Panther Spirit members as Millis Scholar-Athletes at halftime of the men’s basketball team’s game against Campbell Thursday night (Feb. 7) at the Millis Center.
The Millis Scholar-Athlete Award distinguishes student-athletes, cheerleaders, dance team and band members who achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 or a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for either of the previous two semesters. This award has been presented annually since 1989.
Of the 302 Millis Scholar-Athletes, 48 achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during one or both of the last two semesters: Andrew Gottfried, Matt Hodges, Sam Berlin, Grant Bimstefer, Jake Schleppy, Dalton Sulver, Hunter Vines, Daniel Shahim, Cameron Carpentier, Jake Dunn, Camryn Brown, Bre Davis, Lindsey Edwards, Olivia Vanslooten, Caitlin Gehlhausen, Meredith Chapman, Allie Little, Valerie Pelling, Jill Rall, Sabrina Schrader, Brie Deel, Alex Denny, Charlotte Kennedy, Emily Lyon, Skyler Prillaman, Savannah Stoughton, Keaton Case, Charis Dinger, Franzi Jakobs, Courtney Kerr, Jessica Keys, Ariel Wilbekin, Abby Bottomley, Brantley Rhodes, Katie Tylman, Brittany Weger, Emily Segalla, Mary Green, Mikaela Seemann, Cierra Toth, Emily Guettler, Madison Parks, Amanda Pennucci, Dakota Tameling, Holly Truland, Makenzie Brockel, Stephanie Caldwell and Caroline Thomas.
High Point University athletics stresses the importance of hard work in the classroom and each student-athlete continues to reach great academic success.
The Millis Scholar-Athlete program is named in honor of loyal friends and supporters Mrs. Jesse E. Millis and Mr. James H. Millis. During their lives, Jim and Jesse made an incredible impact on High Point University and many other worthwhile causes in the City of High Point. They were passionate about High Point Athletics, attending many HPU events, and making the lead gift to this Millis Athletic Convocation Center. Jim and Jesse’s legacy of philanthropy and good works continues through their four children. The Millis Family was represented at the ceremony by daughter Molly Millis-Young and her husband Ronnie Young, and family members Allen and Greyson Young and daughter Emily Millis-Hiatt and her grandchildren Briar Hiatt and Willow Kiser.