CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Twenty-two Simpson student-athletes competing in spring sports earned a spot on the 2014-15 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 22 student-athletes who earned a spot on the team averaged a lofty 3.75 GPA, well above the minimum requirement. The NCAA-qualifying softball team led the way with eight selections, followed by women's track and field with five. Four memebers of the men's track and field team made the cut along with three men's tennis players. One men's golfer and one baseball player landed on the team.
In all, Storm student-athletes took home 91 IIAC All-Academic accolades in 2014-15: 52 in the fall, 17 in the winter and 22 in the spring.
|2015 IIAC Spring All-Academic Honorees|
|Brock Borgeson||BB||Jr.||Naperville, Ill./North||Multimedia journalism|
|Alex Curley||SB||Jr.||Stanwood, Iowa/North Cedar||Mathematics|
|Tori Haag||SB||Jr.||Waukee, Iowa/Waukee||Global management|
|Grace Hall||SB||Jr.||Huxley, Iowa/Ballard||Sports administration|
|Diana Lichty||SB||So.||Waterloo, Iowa/West||Undeclared|
|Kaitlin McAllister||SB||So.||Cresco, Iowa/Crestwood||Forensic science/Biochemistry & mathematics|
|Anna Sherry||SB||Sr.||St. Paul, Mo./Fort Zumwalt North||Exercise science|
|Kinsey Van Houten||SB||Jr.||Des Moines, Iowa/Hoover||Elementary education & liberal arts|
|Abbie VanVleet||SB||Jr.||Indianola, Iowa/Indianola||Management|
|Nicole Bahl||WTF||So.||North Liberty, Iowa/Regina||Elementary education & liberal arts|
|Lauren Doocy||WTF||Sr.||Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny||Mathematics & physics|
|Breanna Gaster||WTF||Jr.||Walford, Iowa/Cedar Rapids Prairie||Actuarial science, economics & accounting|
|Rebecca Jensen||WTF||So.||Colfax, Iowa/Colfax-Mingo||Exercise science & athletic training|
|Briana McCloskey||WTF||So.||Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic||Exercise science & athletic training|
|Andy Becker||MTF||So.||Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins||Mathematics & biology|
|Jared Grove||MTF||Jr.||Adel, Iowa/Adel-DeSoto-Minburn||Mathematics|
|Andrew Mayes||MTF||Jr.||Ames, Iowa/Gilbert||History|
|Nick Yaeger||MTF||Jr.||Boone, Iowa/Boone||Mathematics & biology|
|Shaan Desai||MG||Jr.||Primghar, Iowa/South O'Brien||Biology|
|Geoff Converse||MT||So.||Storm Lake, Iowa/Storm Lake||Mathematics/computer science|
|Gabe Dubberke||MT||So.||Nevada, Iowa/Nevada||Biochemistry|
|Zach Kusick||MT||Jr.||Westminster, Colo./Broomfield||Accounting|
Sport Abbreviation Key: BB (baseball), SB (softball), WTF (women's track and field), MTF (men's track and field), MG (men's golf), MT (men's tennis)