38 Gusties Recognized As Fall Academic All-Conference Posted on January 24th, 2018 by

Release courtesy of the MIAC

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – For the sixth consecutive year, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) has honored a record number of fall sport student-athletes with Academic All-Conference recognition.

A total of 409 student-athletes from the 13 MIAC institutions earned the prestigious honor this year after meeting all sport-specific athletic requirements and possessing a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale following the fall semester. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior or senior with at least one year (two semesters) at their current institution. Athletically, student-athletes in fall team sports (football, volleyball, soccer) must compete in 50 percent of their team’s regular-season varsity contests. Cross country student-athletes are required to finish in the overall top 100 or their team’s top seven at the 2017 MIAC Cross Country Championship. Between the on-field component and lofty GPA standard, the MIAC Academic All-Conference honor is a perfect blend of the balanced excellence championed by the MIAC and NCAA Division III.

This is now the sixth year in a row the total of Fall Academic All-Conference honorees has increased. In 2011, 301 student-athletes were recognized with Academic All-Conference distinction. That number rose to 330 in 2012, 334 in 2013, 356 in 2014, 357 in 2015 and 380 last year.

Each individual fall sport also saw its total number of Academic All-Conference student-athletes increase in 2017. Women’s soccer had the most honorees with 95 (87 in 2016), and football was a close second with 88 student-athletes honored (83 in 2016). Men’s soccer had 68 honorees (62 in 2016), women’s cross country had 62 (59 in 2016), volleyball had 56 (54 in 2016) and men’s cross country had 40 (35 in 2016).

MIAC Academic All-Conference teams are announced twice annually, after the completion of both the fall and spring academic semesters. The MIAC Winter/Spring 2017-18 Academic All-Conference selections will be announced in late June. The MIAC has an online archive of Academic All-Conference honors.

Here is the complete list of Gustavus student-athletes to receive Academic All-Conference:

Men’s Cross Country (4)

Benjamin Madigan Gustavus Jr. Kohler, Wis.
Ryley Sandberg Gustavus Sr. Alleman, Iowa
Alex Wischnack Gustavus Jr. Norwood, Minn.
Andrew Wischnack Gustavus Jr. Norwood, Minn.

Women’s Cross Country (5)

Hayley Anderson Gustavus So. Eden Prairie, Minn.
Sarah Anderson Gustavus So. Roseville, Minn.
Olivia Crocker Gustavus Sr. Big Lake, Minn.
Lydia Hayes Gustavus Sr. Decorah, Iowa
Gabriela Passmore Gustavus So. Mapleton, Minn.

Football (7)

Jamison Beulke Gustavus Jr. Montgomery, Minn.
Casey Decker Gustavus Sr. Mapleton, Minn.
Jordan Grovum Gustavus So. Cottage Grove, Minn.
Jakob Krull Gustavus So. Plymouth, Minn.
Brice Panning Gustavus So. Hamburg, Minn.
Jack Sorenson Gustavus Jr. West St. Paul, Minn.
Tanner Sparrow Gustavus Jr. Edina, Minn.

Men’s Soccer (10)

Daniel Barnes Gustavus Jr. Lund, Sweden
Matthew Bateman Gustavus Jr. Savage, Minn.
Cody Billins Gustavus So. Farmington, Minn.
Joseph Brandel Gustavus So. St. Louis Park, Minn.
Luke Laurich Gustavus So. Batavia, Ill.
Matthew Murakami Gustavus Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn.
Matthew Ouren Gustavus Jr. North Mankato, Minn.
Davis Petros Gustavus Jr. Apple Valley, Minn.
Bradley Williams Gustavus Sr. Andover, Minn.
Alexander Wilson Gustavus Sr. Ashland, Wis.

Women’s Soccer (8)

Emily Hilk Gustavus Sr. Waconia, Minn.
Sophie Leininger Gustavus Sr. Plymouth, Minn.
Josie Mazzone Gustavus Sr. Rapid City, S.D.
Chaselyn Miller Gustavus Jr. Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Abby Mullenbach Gustavus So. Lakeville, Minn.
Emily Odermatt Gustavus Sr. Minneapolis, Minn.
Hannah Sturtz Gustavus Sr. Plymouth, Minn.
Lucy Thompson Gustavus So. Edina, Minn.

Volleyball (4)

Hanna Albers Gustavus Jr. St. Louis, Mo.
Nora Holtan Gustavus Jr. Rochester, Minn.
Abilene Leitch Gustavus Sr. Mankato, Minn.
Brittany Luethmers Gustavus Jr. Prior Lake, Minn.

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