St. Paul – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honored the league’s top performers in athletics and in the classroom with the announcement of the 2012-13 MIAC Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference teams. More than 450 winter and spring student-athletes earned the honorable distinction, while the total number of 2012-13 honorees ranks as the most in conference history.
Amongst the list of 453 Academic All-Conference selections, 51 student-athletes were representatives of Gustavus Adolphus College. This year’s total number of Academic All-MIAC honorees is the second-highest total in conference history and just one away from the league’s record. A total of 454 student-athletes were honored in 2010-11.
However, combined with the record-setting 330 Academic All-Conference selections in the fall, 2012-13’s cumulative total of 783 Academic All-Conference selections are the most in MIAC history by a significant margin. The previous high – also recorded in 2010-11 – was 759. To earn the distinction, student-athletes must meet a combination of academic and athletic criteria.
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. Athletically, student-athletes in team sports must compete in 50 percent of their team’s regular-season varsity contests. The team sports eligible were baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, softball and men’s and women’s tennis.
Swimming and diving student-athletes must qualify for the conference finals to be eligible and both indoor and outdoor track and field student-athletes must finish in the top eight in an individual event or be on a top-three relay team at the MIAC Championships to be eligible for the honor. Though their split season continued this spring, golf student-athletes were honored earlier this year as a fall sport.
MIAC Academic All-Conference honors are announced twice annually, after the completion of the fall and spring academic semesters. The 2012-13 winter and spring Academic All-Conference honorees are listed below, classified alphabetically first by sport, then school. To see the 2012-13 fall All-Conference honorees, click here, or click here to visit the MIAC Academic All-Conference archives.
Kellan Euerle (Jr., St Cloud, Minn.)
Men’s Basketball (5)
Benjamin Biewen (Sr., Edina, Minn.), Martin Fedderson (So., Winona, Minn.), Brian Jacobs (So., Lake Crystal, Minn.), Reed Sallstrom (Sr., Winthrop, Minn.), Isaac Tapp (So., Stewartville, Minn.)
Women’s Basketball (4)
Rachelle Blaschko (Jr., Henderson, Minn.), Julia Dysthe (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.), Britta Rinke (Jr., Waconia, Minn.), Abby Rothenbuehler (Sr., North Mankato, Minn.)
Men’s Hockey (2)
Henrik Reisvang (Sr., Nesbru, Norway), Blake Schammel (So., Red Wing, Minn.)
Women’s Hockey (5)
Madeline Bergh (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.), Carolyn Draayer (So., Deephaven, Minn.), Lindsey Hjelm (Sr., North Oaks, Minn.), Leah Johnson (So., Chanhassen, Minn.), Kelsey Kennedy (Sr., Eagan, Minn.)
Men’s Indoor Track & Field (1)
Cameron Clause (Jr., Mankato, Minn.)
Women’s Indoor Track & Field (7)
Leah Brossoit (Jr., Rochester, Minn.), Caitlin Fermoyle (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.), Rebecca Hare (So., Albany, Minn.), Elizabeth Hauer (Sr., Little Falls, Minn.), Haley Kemper (So., Prior Lake, Minn.), Lauren Rothschiller (Sr., Chaska, Minn.), Allison Voss (Sr., Wausau, Wis.)
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (2)
Joseph Renier (Jr., Cambridge, Minn.), Isaac Tapp (So., Stewartville, Minn.)
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (6)
Caitlin Fermoyle (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.), Elizabeth Hauer (Sr., Little Falls, Minn.), Erica Hett (Sr., Burnsville, Minn.), Lauren Rothschiller (Sr., Chaska, Minn.), Allison Voss (Sr., Wausau, Wis.), Elizabeth Weiers (So., Le Sueur, Minn.)
Kathryn Dahl (Jr., Luverne, Minn.), Bethany Flohrs (Jr., Ormsby, Minn.), Carly Klass (So., Richfield, Minn.), Breanne Rentschler (So., Lakefield, Minn.), Kate Rentschler (Sr., Lakefield, Minn.)
Men’s Swimming & Diving (2)
Ross Larson (So., Brookings, S.D.), Samuel Olson-Anstett (Jr., Shoreview, Minn.)
Women’s Swimming & Diving (7)
Quinn Arnold (Sr., Marinette, Wis.), Anna Eames (Sr., Hopkins, Minn.), Sarah Hund (Sr., Willmar, Minn.), Elizabeth Larson (So., Detroit Lakes, Minn.), Abigail Lyle (Jr., Buffalo, Wyo.), Catherine Olson (So., North Oaks, Minn.), Alissa Tinklenberg (Jr., Willmar, Minn.)
Men’s Tennis (1)
Bradley Entwistle (So., Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Women’s Tennis (3)
Heather Annis (Sr., Mapleton, Minn.) Annie Mahoney (So., Duluth, Minn.), Mallory Shellum (Sr., St James, Minn.)