61 Gusties Named 2017-18 MIAC Winter/Spring Academic All-Conference

Posted on July 3rd, 2018 by

Release courtesy of BJ Pickard, MIAC Assistant Commissioner 

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

On Tuesday, the MIAC announced its 2017-18 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, which included a record 695 student-athletes. Combined with the 412 Fall-sport athletes who were honored in January, the overall total of Academic All-Conference selections for the 2017-18 academic year sets a new Conference-high of 1,107, surpassing the previous record of 1,033, set last June.

This year’s Academic All-Conference list spotlights 1,107 examples of student-athletes achieving excellence without compromise. The nearly 700 Winter and Spring honorees also represents the highest seasonal total in MIAC history. Women’s outdoor track and field led the way with 72 honorees and softball was next with 66 honorees. Men’s hockey totaled the highest number of honorees for all winter/spring men’s sports with 56.

In order to qualify for Academic All-MIAC status, student-athletes must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors by academic standards with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Athletically, student-athletes in team sports must compete in 50 percent of their team’s regular-season varsity contests. The winter/spring team sports eligible include 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.

MIAC Academic All-Conference honors are announced twice annually, after the completion of the fall and spring academic semesters.

For the complete listing of 2017-18 MIAC Winter/Spring Academic All-Conference honorees: http://bit.ly/2Ks4Zts 

Baseball (3)

Samuel Archer

Gustavus

Jr.

Zimmerman, Minn.

Ryan Moriarty

Gustavus

Jr.

Le Sueur, Minn.

Brock Peterson

Gustavus

Sr.

Cannon Falls, Minn.

Men’s Basketball (1)

Jason Faul

Gustavus

Sr.

Prior Lake, Minn.

Women’s Basketball (3)

Brooke Lemke

Gustavus

Jr.

Delano, Minn.

Miranda Rice

Gustavus

Sr.

Forest Lake, Minn.

Emem Udo

Gustavus

Sr.

Apple Valley, Minn.

Men’s Golf (1)

Christopher Captain

Gustavus

Sr.

Rochester, Minn.

Women’s Golf (3)

Kristen Cash

Gustavus

So.

Roseville, Minn.

Jessica Nelson

Gustavus

Sr.

Plymouth, Minn.

McKenzie Swenson

Gustavus

Sr.

Buffalo, Minn.

Men’s Hockey (2)

Axel Hallin

Gustavus

So.

Hovas, Sweden

Colton Schmidt

Gustavus

So.

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Women’s Hockey (6)

Kristen Cash

Gustavus

So.

Roseville, Minn.

Marina Chapman

Gustavus

Jr.

South Haven, Minn.

Erin Moes

Gustavus

Jr.

Hastings, Minn.

Taylor Nelson

Gustavus

So.

Plymouth, Minn.

Erica Power

Gustavus

Sr.

Lakeville, Minn.

Paulina Scheid

Gustavus

So.

Stillwater, Minn.

Men’s Indoor Track & Field (3)

Nelson Finne

Gustavus

Jr.

Elgin, Minn.

Benjamin Madigan

Gustavus

Jr.

Kohler, Wis.

Ryley Sandberg

Gustavus

Sr.

Polk City, Iowa

Women’s Indoor Track & Field (4)

Alexandra Anderson

Gustavus

So.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Lydia Hayes

Gustavus

Sr.

Decorah, Iowa

Megan Hill

Gustavus

So.

Denver, Colo.

Bailey Van Den Heuvel

Gustavus

Jr.

Mondovi, Wis.

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (2)

Benjamin Madigan

Gustavus

Jr.

Kohler, Wis.

Ryley Sandberg

Gustavus

Sr.

Polk City, Iowa

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (6)

Alexandra Anderson

Gustavus

So.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Haley Anderson

Gustavus

Sr.

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Lydia Hayes

Gustavus

Sr.

Decorah, Iowa

Megan Hill

Gustavus

Sr.

Denver, Colo.

Marisa Morgan

Gustavus

Sr.

Rockford, Ill.

Bailey Van Den Heuvel

Gustavus

Jr.

Mondovi, Wis.

Softball (5)

Emily Carlson

Gustavus

So.

Burnsville, Minn.

Alyssa Freeman

Gustavus

So.

Omaha, Neb.

Sarah Pederson

Gustavus

So.

Blaine, Minn.

Taylor Shortley

Gustavus

Sr.

Forest Lake, Minn.

Emily Webb

Gustavus

Jr.

Maple Lake, Minn.

Men’s Swimming & Diving (6)

Benjamin DeSutter

Gustavus

Jr.

Maple Plain, Minn.

Andrew Peters

Gustavus

Jr.

Montevideo, Minn.

Joshua Theis

Gustavus

So.

Henderson, Minn.

Caleb Torvik

Gustavus

Jr.

Savage, Minn.

Connor Winter

Zachariah Dawson

Gustavus

Gustavus

So.

So.

St. Peter, Minn.

Eagan, Minn.

Women’s Swimming & Diving (4)

Kennedy Holwerda

Gustavus

Sr.

Willmar, Minn.

Haley Pesik

Gustavus

Jr.

Eagan, Minn.

Hailey Teichmiller

Gustavus

So.

Minocqua, Wis.

Madeline Westendorp

Gustavus

Sr.

St. Michael, Minn.

Men’s Tennis (8)

Mason Bultje

Gustavus

Sr.

Mankato, Minn.

Yassine Derbani

Gustavus

So.

Casablanca, Morocco

Thomas Entwistle

Gustavus

Sr.

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Ezekiel Haugen

Gustavus

So.

St. Peter, Minn.

Chase Johnson

Gustavus

Jr.

Golden Valley, Minn.

Michael O’Neil

Gustavus

So.

Edina, Minn.

Alex Senjem

Gustavus

Sr.

Rochester, Minn.

Gabriel Steinwand

Gustavus

Sr.

Moorhead, Minn.

Women’s Tennis (4)

Katherine Aney

Gustavus

Sr.

Rochester, Minn.

Allison Baker

Gustavus

Sr.

Rosemount, Minn.

Briana Hartmann

Gustavus

Jr.

Owatonna, Minn.

Sheila Sullivan

Gustavus

Jr.

St. Paul, Minn.

 

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