63 Gusties Recognized As MIAC Winter-Spring Academic All-Conference

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by

Release courtesy of the MIAC Office

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Student-athletes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) continue to achieve in both athletics and the classroom. For the second consecutive year, the MIAC has recognized more than 1,000 student-athletes with Academic All-Conference honors.

On Monday, the MIAC announced its 2016-17 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, which included a total of 648 student-athletes. Combined with the 385 Fall-sport athletes who were honored in January, the overall total of Academic All-Conference selections for the 2016-2017 academic year sets a new Conference record of 1,033, one more than last year’s previous high of 1,032.

The 648 Winter and Spring honorees also represent the second-highest seasonal total in MIAC history. The Academic All-Conference list spotlights 1,033 examples of student-athletes achieving excellence without compromise. The full Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference teams can be found below, and the Fall selections were announced in January.

Academically, student-athletes must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors 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. In addition, baseball pitchers who made five appearances or completed 20 innings pitched were eligible, as were hockey goalies who played in one-third (33.3 percent) of their team’s total minutes played for the regular season.

The Winter and Spring individual sports each have sport-specific criteria, and they include golf, swimming and diving and both indoor and outdoor track and field. Golfers must compete in the MIAC Championships or complete a minimum of 12 competitive rounds in order to be eligible for the honor. The swimming and diving qualifications require a student-athlete to finish in the top 16 of an individual event or compete in a relay race at the MIAC championships to be eligible. Track and field qualifications require student-athletes to score in an individual event or compete on a relay team at the MIAC Championships.

Of the 648 Winter and Spring selections, 366 were women and 282 were men. Women’s outdoor track and field led the way with 74 honorees and women’s indoor track and field was next with 71 selections, followed by men’s hockey with 57 student-athletes recognized.

MIAC Academic All-Conference honors are announced twice annually, after the completion of the fall and spring academic semesters. The 2016-17 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference honorees are listed below, classified alphabetically first by sport, then school. To see the 2016 Fall All-Conference honorees, click here, or visit the MIAC Academic All-Conference archives.

Gustavus’s MIAC Winter-Spring 2016-17 Academic All-Conference (63 total)
All honorees listed below by sport in alphabetical order.

Baseball (6)

Sam Archer (So., Zimmerman, Minn.)

Daniel Carlson (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.)

Josh Chatfield (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.)

John DeMarias (Sr., Winona, Minn.)

Brock Peterson (Jr., Cannon Falls, Minn.)

Isaiah Welckle (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.)

Men’s Basketball (1)

Jason Faul (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.)

Women’s Basketball (3)

Brooke Lemke (So., Delano, Minn.)

Miranda Rice (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.)

Emee Udo (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.)

Men’s Golf (3)

Chris Captain (Jr., Rochester, Minn.)

Alex Koopmeiners (Sr., St Cloud, Minn.)

Sam Majka (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.)

Women’s Golf (2)

Mae Meierhenry (Sr., Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Jessica Nelson (Jr., Wayzata, Minn.)

Men’s Hockey (7)

Drew Aspinwall (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.)

Jared Docken (Sr., Northfield, Minn.)

Evan Erickson (So., Woodbury, Minn.)

Will Holtan (So., Rochester, Minn.)

Alex Koopmeiners (Sr., St. Cloud, Minn.)

Samuel Majka (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.)

Joncarlo Westerlund (Sr., Baudette, Minn.)

Women’s Hockey (4)

Marina Chapman (So., South Haven, Minn.)

Emily Gustafson (Sr., Esko, Minn.)

Erin Moes (So., Hastings, Minn.)

Erica Power (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.)

Men’s Indoor Track and Field (7)

Carston Dammann (Sr., Lake City, Minn.)

Alex Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.)

Kyle Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.)

Ben Madigan (So., Kohler, Wis.)

Ed ReMine (Sr., Mantorville, Minn.)

Ryley Sandberg (Jr., Polk City, Iowa)

Daniel Trentacost (Jr., Orland Park, Ill.)

Women’s Indoor Track and Field (2)

Lydia Hayes (Jr., Decorah, Iowa)

Kristen Mertens (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field (8)

Carston Dammann (Sr., Lake City, Minn.)

Nelson Finne (So., Elgin, Minn.)

Alex Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.)

Kyle Fredrickson (Sr., Victoria, Minn.)

Ben Madigan (So., Kohler, Wis.)

Ed ReMine (Sr., Mantorville, Minn.)

Ryley Sandberg (Jr., Polk City, Iowa)

Daniel Trentacost (Jr., Orland Park, Ill.)

Women’s Outdoor Track and Field (3)

Lydia Hayes (Jr., Decorah, Iowa)

Lauren Kershner (Sr., Marine, Ill.)

Marisa Morgan (Jr., Rockford, Ill.)

Softball (3)

Hannah Heacox (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.)

Rachel Malo (Sr., Owatonna, Minn.)

Emily Webb (So., Maple Lake, Minn.)

Men’s Swimming and Diving (2)

Andrew Peters (So., Montevideo, Minn.)

Caleb Torvik (So., Savage, Minn.)

Women’s Swimming and Diving (4)

Jenna Muntifering (Sr., Buffalo, Minn.)

Haley Pesik (So., Eagan, Minn.)

Marina Rizzo (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.)

Michelle Simms (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)

Men’s Tennis (5)

Mason Bultje (Jr., Mankato, Minn.)

Tommy Entwistle (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Chase Johnson (So., Golden Valley, Minn.)

Alex Senjem (So., Rochester, Minn.)

Gabe Steinwand (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.)

Women’s Tennis (3)

Katie Aney (Jr., Rochester, Minn.)

Ally Baker (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.)

Michaela Schulz (Sr., Elk River, Minn.)

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One Comment

  1. Kent and Carol Musser says:

    Congratulation to Chase Johnson for an outstanding year of achievement academically and athletically on the tennis court. We’re so proud of you, Chase for this tremendous accomplishment.
    Grandpa and Grandma Musser

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