68 Gusties Recognized as 2018-19 MIAC Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference Posted on June 27th, 2019 by

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) on Thursday announced its 2018-19 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, which included 68 Gustavus student athletes. Combined with the 427 MIAC Fall-sport athletes who were honored in January, the overall total of Academic All-Conference selections for the 2018-19 academic year sets a new Conference-high of 1,172, surpassing the previous record of 1,111, set last June.

This year’s Academic All-Conference list spotlights 1,172 examples of student-athletes achieving excellence without compromise. The more than 700 Winter and Spring honorees also represents the highest seasonal total in MIAC history. Women’s track and field led the way with 138 honorees, followed by men’s track and field with 97. Seven sports set new MIAC highs, including baseball (58), men’s basketball (32), men’s golf (23), men’s hockey (66), women’s hockey (65), men’s swimming and diving (32), and women’s swimming and diving (51). The full Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference teams can be found below, and the Fall selections were announced in January.

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 qualify for an individual event or compete on a relay team at the Indoor or Outdoor MIAC Track and Field Championships.

MIAC Academic All-Conference honors are announced twice annually, after the completion of the fall and spring academic semesters. The 2018-19 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference honorees are listed below, classified alphabetically first by sport, then school. To see the 2018 Fall All-Conference honorees, click here, or visit the MIAC Academic All-Conference archives.

Baseball (6)

Samuel Archer Gustavus Sr. Zimmerman, Minn.
Carter Clemensen Gustavus So. Cologne, Minn.
Dexter Leer Gustavus Sr. Owatonna, Minn.
Ryan Moriarty Gustavus Sr. Le Sueur, Minn.
Brice Panning Gustavus Jr. Hamburg, Minn.
Gavyn Walsh Gustavus So. Andover, Minn.

Men’s Basketball (2)

Logan Rezac Gustavus So. Andover, Minn.
Spencer Tollefson Gustavus Sr. New Richland, Minn.

Women’s Basketball (3)

Gabrielle Bowlin Gustavus So. Winona, Minn.
Ava Gonsorowski Gustavus So. Esko, Minn.
Alison Hinck Gustavus So. White Bear Lake, Minn.

Men’s Golf (3)

Carter Czichotzki Gustavus So. Moorhead, Minn.
Benjamin Hauge Gustavus Jr. Anoka, Minn.
Max Ullan Gustavus So. Blaine, Minn.

Men’s Hockey (2)

Axel Hallin Gustavus Jr. Hovas, Sweden
Colton Schmidt Gustavus Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn.

Women’s Hockey (4)

Kristen Cash Gustavus Jr. Roseville, Minn.
Erin Moes Gustavus Sr. Hastings, Minn.
Paulina Scheid Gustavus Jr. Stillwater, Minn.
Amelia Vosen Gustavus Jr. Nowthen, Minn.

Softball (4)

Emily Carlson Gustavus Jr. Burnsville, Minn.
Alyssa Freeman Gustavus Jr. Omaha, Neb.
Marissa Marsolek Gustavus So. Savage, Minn.
Ashley Neuenfeldt Gustavus So. Bloomington, Minn.

Men’s Swimming & Diving (4)

Zachariah Dawson Gustavus Jr. Eagan, Minn.
Andrew Peters Gustavus Sr. Montevideo, Minn.
Joshua Theis Gustavus Jr. Henderson, Minn.
Caleb Torvik Gustavus Sr. Savage, Minn.

Women’s Swimming & Diving (5)

Hailey Auren Gustavus So. St. Paul, Minn.
Ruth Chuah Gustavus So. Penang, Malaysia
Haley Pesik Gustavus Sr. Eagan, Minn.
Michelle Simms Gustavus Sr. Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Madeline Westendorp Gustavus Jr. St. Michael, Minn.

Men’s Tennis (2)

Chase Johnson Gustavus Sr. Golden Valley, Minn.
Michael O’Neil Gustavus Jr. Edina, Minn.

Women’s Tennis (4)

Hannah Borgh Gustavus So. Bettendorf, Iowa
Lillian Hartman Gustavus Sr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Briana Hartmann Gustavus Sr. Owatonna, Minn.
Alexandra Thorsen Gustavus Sr. Eden Prairie, Minn.

Men’s Track & Field (12)

Nelson Finne Gustavus Sr. Elgin, Minn.
Jeremy Gilbertson Gustavus So. Maple Grove, Minn.
Michael Hensch Gustavus Sr. North Branch, Minn.
Benjamin Madigan Gustavus Sr. Kohler, Wis.
Matthew Montplaisir Gustavus Jr. Buffalo, Minn.
Casey Olson Gustavus So. Harmony, Minn.
Bridger Pavelka Gustavus Jr. Minnetonka, Minn.
Jack Schugel Gustavus Sr. Roseville, Minn.
Nathan Scruggs Gustavus So. Mankato, Minn.
Andrew Stumbo Gustavus So. Boone, Iowa
Alex Wischnack Gustavus Sr. Norwood, Minn.
Andrew Wischnack Gustavus Sr. Norwood, Minn.

Women’s Track & Field (17)

Alexandra Anderson Gustavus Jr. Sioux Falls, S.D.
Haley Anderson Gustavus Jr. Eden Prairie, Minn.
Lily Anderson Gustavus Jr. Waterville, Minn.
Sarah Anderson Gustavus Jr. Roseville, Minn.
Josie Blake Gustavus So. Waukegan, Ill.
Mallory Butchko Gustavus Sr. Elko, Minn.
Deanna Giles Gustavus Jr. Burnsville, Minn.
Megan Hill Gustavus Jr. Denver, Colo.
Isabella Klabough Gustavus So. Elysian, Minn.
Madeline McDermott Gustavus So. Mendota Heights, Minn.
Tess Olinger Gustavus Sr. Decorah, Iowa
Gabriella Passmore Gustavus Jr. Mapleton, Minn.
Paige Patterson Gustavus So. Red Wing, Minn.
Lotus Schifsky Gustavus Sr. Prescott, Wis.
Rachel Studer Gustavus So. Maple Grove, Minn.
Erin Teichroew Gustavus So. Duluth, Minn.
Bailey Van Den Heuvel Gustavus Sr. Mondovi, Wis.

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  1. Jan Traczyk says:

    Proud of you Logan Rezac !! Since you were little you have always been a high achiever and have your priorities right, glad to see your hard work is continuing on in college!
    Proud of you as always.
    Grandma and Grandpa Traczyk

  2. Carol Musser says:

    What a wonderful group of Gustavus students who excelled in sports as well as academia. I’m especially proud of my grandson, Chase Johnson, who played varsity tennis for four years and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Besides that, he’s a great young men!