St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced a record-setting number of Fall Academic All-Conference honorees on Thursday, Jan. 24. A total of 329 selections were made, honoring student-athletes for their combined achievements on the field and in the classroom.
Of those 329 selections, 27 were members of the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department. A total of seven football players, six women’s soccer players, five women’s cross country runners, four men’s soccer players, two men’s golfers, two women’s golfers, and one men’s cross country runner represented Gustavus on this year’s list.
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.
MIAC Academic All-Conference awardees are announced twice annually, after the completion of the fall and spring academic semesters. The MIAC Winter/Spring 2012-13 Academic All-Conference selections will be announced in late June. The MIAC Academic All-Conference archives can be accessed here.
Fall 2012 Gustavus Academic All-Conference Honorees
Men’s Cross Country
Joseph Renier (Jr., Cambridge, Minn.)
Women’s Cross Country
Meredith Bache-Wiig (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), Kate Eggers (Sr., Montevideo, Minn.), Caitlin Fermoyle (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.), Rebecca Hare (So., Albany, Minn.), Elizabeth Hauer (Sr., Little Falls, Minn.)
Torey Asao (Jr., Chaska, Minn.), Jacob Forcier (So., Watkins, Minn.), Brian Grundmeyer (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), Brian Karg (Sr., Annandale, Minn.), Bryce Kroells (Jr., Green Isle, Minn.), Zach Vine (So., Lino Lakes, Minn.), Trevor Winkelman (Jr., Eagan, Minn.)
Andrew Oakes (Jr., Hermantown, Minn.), Coby Rowley (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.)
Kayleigh Dittes (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn.), Elizabeth Strom (So., Fargo, N.D.)
Bryan Bjork (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.), Casey Gilbert (Jr., Marshfield, Wis.), Evan Odean (Sr., Duluth, Minn.), Sean Sendelbach (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Leah Brossoit (Jr., Rochester, Minn.), Nicole Carlson (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), Margaret Lane (Sr., Saginaw, Minn.), Emily Papagapitos (Jr., Maplewood, Minn.), Jessica Richert (Sr., Freeburg, Ill.), Andra Trakalo (So., Prior Lake, Minn.)