CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Twenty Simpson student-athletes competing in winter sports earned a spot on the 2016-17 Iowa Conference All-Academic Team.
To be eligible for IIAC All-Academic Team honors, a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and sustain a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
The 20 student-athletes who earned a spot on the team averaged a lofty 3.75 GPA, well above the minimum requirement.
The men's basketball team led the way with 10 selections, followed by women's basketball with five. The wrestling and women's swimming teams had two honorees apiece and one men's swimmer made the grade to round out Simpson's winners.
Men's Basketball (10)
Sam Amsbaugh—Jr./Sheffield, Iowa/Exercise Science
Cayce Good—So./Ogden, Iowa/Political Science, History
Cody Good—Sr./Ogden, Iowa/Actuarial Science
Kam Hartung—So./Indianola, Iowa/Biology
Cade Millikin—Jr./Hedrick, Iowa/Biology
Jamie Montgomery—Jr./Ankeny, Iowa/Sports Administration
Ben Rajewksi—So./Lawrence, Kan./Biochemistry
Ryan Skaar—Sr./Story City, Iowa/Biochemistry
Brook Thompson—Sr./Nevada, Iowa/Elementary Education, Liberal Arts
Austin Turner—Sr./San Antonio, Texas/Actuarial Science
Women's Basketball (5)
Taryn Barz—Sr./Hampton, Iowa/Sports Administration
Britney Boland—Sr./Waukee, Iowa/Psychology
Ellen Gallagher—Jr./Moville, Iowa/Physical Education
Megan Lankford—Sr./Kansas City, Mo./Sports Administration
Noreen Morrow—Jr./Lake Park, Iowa/Elementary Education, Liberal Arts
Women's Swimming (2)
Kristina Smith—So./Pleasant Hill, Iowa/Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics
Mikala Williams-Yee—So./Burlington, Iowa/Chimistry, Mathematics
Clay Harris—Sr./Carson, Iowa/Criminal Justice, International Relations
Jason Kiehne—Jr./Columbia, Mo./Physics-Engineering
Men's Swimming (1)
Michael Reuter—Sr./Perry, Iowa/Computer Information Systems, Management