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Simpson places 34 on All-IIAC Academic Team

Simpson places 34 on All-IIAC Academic Team

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Thirty-four Simpson student-athletes competing in spring 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 34 student-athletes who earned a spot on the team averaged a lofty 3.74 GPA, well above the minimum requirement. 

The track and field teams led the way with 22 total selections, including 13 members of the women's team and nine on the men's side. The baseball and softball teams had four picks apiece, three men's tennis players landed on the list and one men's golfer made the grade to round out Simpson's winners. 

Women's Track & Field (13)
Lauren Beckman — Junior | Odeboldt, Iowa | Athletic Training, Exercise Science
Elizabeth Burgus — Junior | Elkhart, Iowa | Sociology, Criminal Justice
Jackie Cullinan — Junior | Altoona, Iowa | Biochemistry/Forensic Science
Valeria Gonzalez — Junior | El Paso, Texas | Global Management
Shelby Hunnemuller — Sophomore | Dexter, Iowa | Athletic Training, Exercise Science
Rebecca Jensen — Senior | Colfax, Iowa | Athletic Training, Exercise Science
Jessica Lamb — Senior | Fairfield, Iowa | Elementary Education, Liberal Arts
Audrey LoVan — Junior | Sioux City, Iowa | Mathematics, Computer Science
Briana McCloskey — Senior | Tucson, Ariz. | Athletic Training, Exercise Science
Jaycie Owens — Sophomore | Norwalk, Iowa | Economics: Finance
Sadie Timms — Junior | Ames, Iowa | Exercise Science, Music
Kaylee Willadsen — Sophomore | Council Bluffs, Iowa | Music Education
Mary Wood — Sophomore | Lincoln, Neb. | Political Science, English 

Men's Track & Field (9)
Chad Carter — Sophomore | Carlisle, Iowa | Actuarial Science, Computer Science
Kyle Hovey — Junior | Adel, iowa | History, Computer Information Systems
Drew Jensen — Junior | Indianola, Iowa | Biology
Alec McIntosh — Senior | Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Biochemistry
Drew Roen — Sophomore | Dubuque, Iowa | Mathematics, Computer Science
Luke Sarver — Sophomore | Albia, Iowa | Criminal Justice, Accounting
Trey Thompson — Sophomore | Ogden, Iowa | Mathematics
Matt Van Metre — Junior | Marshalltown, Iowa | Criminal Justice, International Relations
Blake Willadsen — Senior | Council Bluffs, Iowa | Marketing 

Baseball (4)
Nathan Carlin — Sophomore | Huxley, Iowa | Mathematics
Trey Kehoe — Junior | Fort Dodge, Iowa | Criminal Justice
Joseph Lowery — Junior | Bettendorf, Iowa | Athletic Training
Devon Veach — Sophomore | Des Moines, Iowa | Actuarial Science

Softball (4)
Ashley Allen — Sophomore | Laurel, Iowa | Sports Administration
Hattie Liechty — Sophomore | Mount Pleasant, Iowa | Physical Education
Maggie Long — Junior | Des Moines, Iowa | Mathematics, Neuroscience, Biochemistry
Kaitlin McAllister — Senior | Cresco, Iowa | Biochemistry/Forensic Science, Mathematics

Men's Tennis (3)
Geoff Converse — Senior | Storm Lake, Iowa | Mathematics, Computer Science
Gabe Dubberke — Senior | Nevada, Iowa | Biochemistry
Adam Wieser — Junior | Atlantic, Iowa | Elementary Education, Liberal Arts 

Men's Golf (1)
Blake Bender — Sophomore | Spencer, Iowa | Biology