50 named to fall All-Academic team

50 named to fall All-Academic team

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Simpson placed 50 student-athletes on the 2013 Iowa Conference Fall 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 attain a 3.5 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

The football led the way with 11 honorees, followed closely by women's soccer (10), volleyball (9) and men's soccer (8). Men's cross country saw five individuals meet the criteria, followed by three each from women's tennis and women's cross country, and one from the women's golf team.

Of those players recognized for their academics, five also found themselves on all-conference teams in 2013. On the football field, Clay Finley earned second team honors as a defensive lineman and Nate Connealy was an honorable mention pick as a wide receiver. Volleyball's Tabitha Blaser and women's soccer's Stephanie Cox were both honorable mention selections and women's golfer Jennifer Gaffney finished sixth place at the IIAC Tournament.

The conference recognized 349 athletes in all.

Sport Abbreviations: FB (football), MS (men's soccer), MXC (men's cross country), VB (volleyball), WG (women's golf), WS (women's soccer), WT (women's tennis), WXC (women's cross country)

2013 IIAC Fall All-Academic Honorees
Name Yr. Sport Hometown/High School Major
Brandon Abernathy Jr. FB Indianola, Iowa/Indianola Undeclared
Blake Bergstrom So. FB Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny History
Corbin Clark So. FB Carlisle, Iowa/Carlisle Undeclared
Nate Connealy Jr. FB Council Bluffs, Iowa/Lewis Central Criminal Justice/Spanish
Russ Fairfield Sr. FB Atlantic, Iowa/Atlantic Exercise Science/Sports Admin.
Clay Finley Jr. FB Muscatine, Iowa/Muscatine Phys. Ed./Exercise Science
Jared Grove So. FB Adel, Iowa/Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Undeclared
Erik Hall So. FB Lincoln, Neb./Southeast Mathematics
Michael Pavon So. FB Pleasant Hill, Iowa/Southeast Polk Undeclared
Alex Severn Jr. FB Council Bluffs, Iowa/Treynor Applied Philosophy
Ryan Wagers Jr. FB Redfield, Iowa/West Central Valley Exercise Science
Luke Aronow Sr. MS Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny Accounting/Management
Adrian Gibson So. MS Pella, Iowa/Pella Comp. Science/Comp. Info. Systems
Kyle Jensen So. MS Rapid City, S.D./Stevens Mathematics/Physics
Drew Johnston So. MS Omaha, Neb./Millard West Accounting/Economics: Finance
Louis Joslyn So. MS Baldwin, Kan./Baldwin Mathematics/Computer Science
Kyle Kusy Jr. MS Urbandale, Iowa/Urbandale Mathematics
Connor Nightingale So. MS Van Meter, Iowa/Waukee French/Spanish
Michael Schmitz So. MS Mount Pleasant, Iowa/Mount Pleasant Undeclared
Joe Farrand Jr. MXC Kansas City, Mo./Raytown Music Education
Leif Jeppson Jr. MXC Mt. Vernon, Iowa/Mt. Vernon Graphic Design
Andrew Mayes So. MXC Gilbert, Iowa/Gilbert History
Max Nguyen Sr. MXC Garrison, Iowa/Vinton-Shellsburg Mathematics
Nick Yaeger So. MXC Boone, Iowa/Boone Undeclared
Tabitha Blaser So. VB Forest City, Iowa/Forest City Undeclared
Haley Danforth Jr. VB Lee's Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South Biology
Kayleigh Eberline Jr. VB Marhalltown, Iowa/Marshalltown Elementary Ed./Liberal Arts
Rebekah Kimzey Jr. VB Mount Pleasant, Iowa/Mount Pleasant Athletic Training
Kira Klepel Jr. VB Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville Sociology/Psychology
Kim Rogers Sr. VB Omaha, Neb./Harry A. Burke Management/Marketing
Audrey Schuttler Sr. VB Algona, Iowa/Algona Athletic Training
Katelynn Sjoblom Jr. VB State Center, Iowa/West Marshall Athletic Training
Morgan Terpstra Sr. VB Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar Elementary Ed./Liberal Arts
Jennifer Gaffney Sr. WG Grimes, Iowa/Dallas Center-Grimes Forensic Science
Laura Alt So. WS Nevada, Iowa/Nevada Undeclared
Katelyn Behounek So. WS Chelsea, Iowa/South Tama Undeclared
Stephanie Cox So. WS Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead Undeclared
Madison Densmore Jr. WS Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny Theatre Arts/French
Katy Lazenby So. WS Mitchell, S.D./Mitchell Biochemistry
Amy Loverin So. WS Walnut, Iowa/Atlantic Exercise Science/Biochemistry
Kate Morford So. WS Omaha, Neb./Millard North Undeclared
Kylie Pape So. WS Plattsmouth, Neb./Plattsmouth Undeclared
Shelby Randolph So. WS Gilbert, Iowa/Gilbert Exercise Science
Kenzie Seaton So. WS Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa Undeclared
Kelli Ehrhardt So. WT Osceola, Iowa/Clarke Elementary Ed./Liberal Arts
Michelle Hartmann So. WT Albert Lea, Minn./Albert Lea Undeclared
Lauren Schemmel Sr. WT Blue Grass, Iowa/Davenport West Biochemistry
Lindsey Borgomainerio Sr. WXC Fairfield, Iowa/Fairfield Psychology
Lauren Doocy Jr. WXC Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny Mathematics/Physics
Breanna Gaster So. WXC Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie Undeclared
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