March 29, 2012

12 student-athletes named academic all-conference

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Simpson placed 12 student-athletes competing in winter sports on the 2011-12 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) 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 women's basketball team led the way with seven honorees, followed by men's basketball (2), women's swimming (2) and wrestling (1).

Wartburg placed a conference-high 13 student-athletes on the team, followed by Simpson, Coe (10), Loras (9), Luther (9), Buena Vista (8), Central (8), Dubuque (8) and Cornell (6).

For the complete 2011-12 IIAC Academic All-Conference list to date, click here.

Name Sport Cl. Hometown/High School Major GPA
Cassie Bardole WBB Jr. Rippey, Iowa/East Green Elementary Education 3.919
Jamie Elbert WBB Jr. Indianola, Iowa/Indianola Economics 3.763
Alicia Goetz WBB Jr. Tipton, Iowa/Tipton Elementary Ed./Sports Admin. 3.867
Cathy Kain WBB Jr. Des Moines, Iowa/Saydel English 3.648
Kate Nielsen WBB Jr. Urbandale, Iowa/Johnston Exercise Science 3.935
Jessica Hawkins WBB So. Atlantic, Iowa/Atlantic Athletic Training 3.649
Jess Fraser WBB Sr. Norwalk, Iowa/Norwalk Elementary Education 3.657
Ryan Stumbo MBB Jr. Laurens, Iowa/Laurens-Marathon History 3.923
Rob Heise MBB So.  Gladbrook, Iowa/Gladbrook-Reinbeck Undeclared  3.758 
Anna Aldridge WSWIM Jr. Indianola, Iowa/Indianola Athletic Training  3.785 
Catherine Mayes WSWIM Sr. Muscatine, Iowa/Muscatine Economics/Applied Philosophy  3.528 
Cory Stratton WR Jr. Grimes, Iowa/Dallas Center-Grimes Elementary Education 3.551