The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Fall 2011 Academic All-Conference honorees Wednesday and 32 Gustavus student-athletes were recognized for their strong athletic performances and excellence in the classroom.
Academically, student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for MIAC Academic All-Conference recognition. The fall sports recognized included men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.
Athletically, student-athletes in team sports must compete in 50-percent of their team’s regular-season varsity contests. The team sports eligible were football, volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer. Cross country student-athletes were required to finish in the overall top 50 or their team’s top seven at the MIAC Championship. Golfers were required to be a member of the competing team at the MIAC Championships to be eligible for the honor.
Gustavus’ 32 honorees mark the most MIAC Fall Academic All-Conference members by the College under the current academic and athletic standards set during the 2005-06 season.
MIAC Academic All-Conference awardees are announced twice annually, after the completion of the fall and spring academic semesters. The 2011 Fall Academic All-Conference honorees for Gustavus are listed below, classified alphabetically by sport.
Men’s Cross Country
Tanner Davenport (So., Ham Lake, Minn.)
Alexander Thornton (Sr., Byron, Minn.)
Preston Tomlinson (Jr., New Prague, Minn.)
Women’s Cross Country
Brooke Beskau (Sr., Hastings, Minn.)
Danielle Burgmeier (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.)
Kate Eggers (Jr., Motevideo, Minn.)
Elizabeth Hauer (Jr., Little Falls, Minn.)
Torey Asao (So., Chaska, Minn.)
Logan Becker (Sr., Easton, Minn.)
Kellen Euerle (So., St. Cloud, Minn.)
Brian Grundmeyer (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)
Elliott Herdina (Sr., Blooming Prairie, Minn.)
Brian Karg (Jr., Annandale, Minn.)
Bradley Kruckeberg (Sr., Ellendale, Minn.)
Darin Wagner (Sr., Hayfield, Minn.)
Andrew Oakes (So., Hermantown, Minn.)
Coby Rowley (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.)
Kayleigh Dittes (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Taylor Drenttel (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)
Ann Jackson (Sr., Fargo, N.D.)
Benjamin Ceder (Sr., Oregon, Wis.)
Benjamin Kolis (Sr., Eau Claire, Wis.)
Evan Odean (Jr., Duluth, Minn.)
Sean Sendelbach (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Nicole Ball (So., Brooklyn Park, Minn.)
Nicole Carlson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.)
Nora Christensen (So., Plymouth, Minn.)
Jessica Richert (Jr., Freeburg, Ill.)
Dana Boerboom (So., Cottonwood, Minn.)
Jenna Legatt (So., Sartell, Minn.)
Erin Sherman (Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.)
Olivia Warren (Sr., Goodhue, Minn.)