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Simpson places 21 on IIAC All-Academic Team

Simpson places 21 on IIAC All-Academic Team

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Twenty-one student-athletes competing in winter sports earned a spot on the 2017-18 Iowa Conference All-Academic Team.

Simpson had the second-most selections in the league.

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 21 student-athletes who earned a spot on the team averaged a stellar 3.79 cumulative GPA.

The men's basketball team led the way with nine selections, followed by women's basketball with seven. The swimming and diving teams added five selections with three coming from the women's team and two from the men's squad.

The Storm men's basketball team led the Iowa Conference with its nine honorees while the women tied for second.

Men's Basketball (9)
Sam Amsbaugh Sr. Sheffield, Iowa Exercise Science
Mark Becker So. Tipton, Iowa Computer Science
Trey Bunting Jr. Indianola, Iowa Physical Education
Cayce Good Jr. Ogden, Iowa Political Science
Kam Hartung Jr. Indianola, Iowa Biology
Nick Janssen So. Lee's Summit, Mo. Accounting
Ben Rajewski Jr. Lawrence, Kan. Biochemistry
Adam Reiter So. Ankeny, Iowa Undeclared
Conor Riordan So. Ankeny, Iowa Mathematics
Women's Basketball (7)
Rachel Freland Jr. Prairie City, Iowa Elementary Education
Ellen Gallagher Sr. Moville, Iowa Physical Education
Maddie Glascock So. Indianola, Iowa Clinical Health Sciences
Claire Johnson So. Dakota Dunes, S.D. Undeclared
Taylor Lawson So. Cincinnati, Iowa Elementary Education
Noreen Morrow Sr. Lake Park, Iowa Elementary Education
Jenna Taylor So. Creston, Iowa Accounting
Women's Swimming and Diving (3)
Anna Carl So. Liberty, Mo. Undeclared
Kristina Smith Jr. Pleasant Hill, Iowa Mathematics
Mikala Williams-Yee Jr. Burlington, Iowa Chemistry
Men's Swimming and Diving (2)
Sam Law So. Des Moines, Iowa Computer Science
James McKee So. Des Moines, Iowa Human Services