The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its 2010 Fall Academic All-Conference honorees on Tuesday, March 1, a list that included 26 Gustavus student-athletes.
The Gustavus Academic All-Conference honorees for women’s golf include Kayleigh Dittes (So., Eden Prairie, Minn.),Taylor Drenttel (Jr., Eagan, Minn.), Ann Jackson (Jr., Fargo, N.D.) and Katie Schenfeld (Sr., Indianola, Iowa). The golfers were successful on the course as well as in the classroom this fall, as the team won the MIAC title for the third year in a row.
Schenfeld, a four-time MIAC Golfer of the Week honoree this fall, finished first at the MIAC Championships for the second year in a row. She is a four-time All-Conference honoree. Schenfeld, a management and health fitness double major maintains a 3.78 cumulative grade point average.
Drenttel, who finished second at the MIAC Championships last fall is a three-time All-Conference honoree. A psychology major, Drenttel maintains a 3.93 cumulative grade point average.
Dittes, who finished ninth at the MIAC Championships last fall, earned All-Conference honors for the first time in her career. A biology major, Dittes maintains a 3.76 cumulative grade point average.
Jackson, who finished 17th at the MIAC Championships, is a three-year letterwinner for the Gusties who earned All-Conference honors with a sixth place finish at the 2009 conference tournament. A political science and management double major, Jackson maintains a 3.85 cumulative grade point average.
The 2010 Academic All-Conference honorees included 305 student-athletes from the MIAC’s 13 member institutions. To be eligible for the honor, students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Athletically, football, soccer, and volleyball athletes must compete in at least half of their team’s varsity regular season contests. Golfers must be a member of their competing team at the conference championships and cross country runners must finish in the top 50 at conference or be in the top seven of their team at the MIAC Championships.