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22 named to IIAC Spring All-Academic Team

22 named to IIAC Spring All-Academic Team

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
Name Sport Yr. Hometown/High School Major
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)