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Simpson places 24 on spring academic all-conference team

Simpson places 24 on spring academic all-conference team

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Simpson placed 24 student-athletes competing in spring 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 track and field team led the way with 11 honorees, followed by men's track and field (6), softball (6) and baseball (1).

Among the list of academic all-conference performers were first team all-conference softball player Carissa Coopman, second team all-conference softball player Veronica Roshek and men's track and field 10,000-meter run champion, Ryan Edwardson.



Name Sport Cl. Hometown/High School Major GPA
Travis Mateer BSB So. Norwalk, Iowa/Norwalk Lib. Arts/Elementary Ed. 3.760
Ryan Edwardson MTF Sr. Spencer, Iowa/Spencer Religion/Psychology 3.583
Joe Farrand MTF So. Kansas City, Mo./Raytown Music Education 3.719
Ted Heying MTF Jr. Sumner, Iowa/Sumner-Fredericksburg Biology 3.884
Leif Jeppson MTF So. Mt. Vernon, Iowa/Mt. Vernon Graphic Design 3.602
Mitch Nicholas MTF So. Essex, Iowa/Essex Criminal Justice 3.909
Matt Stone MTF Sr. Boone, Iowa/Boone Sports Admin./Management 3.597
Carissa Coopman SB Sr. Davenport, Iowa/North Lib. Arts/Elementary Ed. 3.813
Leslie Downing SB Jr. Swan, Iowa/Pleasantville Accounting/Economics 3.672
Veronica Roshek SB Sr. Urbandale, Iowa/Johnston English 3.781
Keri Sorensen SB Sr. Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley Lib. Arts/Elementary Ed. 3.785
Kat Vampola SB So. Arlington, Iowa/Arlington Political Science/Criminal Justice 3.855
Kylie Van Houten SB So. Des Moines, Iowa/Hoover Computer Science/Mathematics 3.986
Maddy Besack WTF So. Omaha, Neb./Millard North Undeclared 3.731
Jayde Boyle WTF Jr. Holstein, Iowa/Galva-Holstein Mathematics 3.810
Erin Guzman WTF Sr. Traer, Iowa/North Tama Religion/Integrated Marketing Comm. 3.534
Meagan Kirts WTF Jr. Ramstein, Germany Athletic Training/Exercise Science 3.620
Courtney Licht WTF Sr. Dallas Center, Iowa/Dallas Center-Grimes Lib. Arts/Elementary Ed./Art Ed. 3.842
Jordan Maher WTF Jr. Baxter, Iowa/Baxter Biology 3.891
Signe Mayland WTF Sr. Buffalo Center, Iowa/North Iowa Sociology/Religion/History 3.691
Maddy McAreavy WTF Jr. Galva, Iowa/Galva-Holstein Mathematics/History 3.691
Alyse Meyers WTF So. Algona, Iowa/Algona Undeclared 3.804
Nicole Mulder WTF Sr. Boyden, Iowa/Boyden-Hull Biology 3.893
Sammy Nelson WTF Jr. Lake Mills, Iowa/Lake Mills Exercise Science 3.525
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