Academic excellence: 73 Wildcats’ student-athletes earn GLIAC fall honors
MARQUETTE — More than six dozen Northern Michigan University student-athletes were named to the GLIAC 2016 Fall All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams.
The 73 honorees include 18 from cross country, 21 football player, one from men’s soccer, 22 from women’s soccer and 11 from volleyball.
The All-Academic team is reserved for students in at least their second year at their school with a 3.00 to 3.49 cumulative grade-point average, while All-Academic Excellence has identical standards for those with a 3.50 GPA and higher.
NMU had 46 on the All-Academic Excellence team, including 16 each from women’s soccer and cross country.
The league honored 1,201 student-athletes in all.
Here are the NMU honorees, listed with year in school, major, hometown and high school (only if different than hometown):
Cross country — Kieren Becker, jr., communication studies, Fowler; Sarah Bezdicek, soph., sports science, Osseo, Minnesota; Kristen Bourne, jr., sports science, Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Mounds Park Academy; Caroline Brisbois, jr., biology, Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Roseville; Jaylee Brown, sr., management of health and fitness, Onekama; Kameron Burmeister, jr., nursing, Menominee; Abby Fifarek, soph., hospitality and tourism management, Buckley, Grand Traverse Academy; Shannon Flynn, sr., athletic training, Canton, Salem; Vivian Hett, jr., sports science, Burnsville, Minnesota; Shayla Huebner, soph., general studies, Marquette; Hannah Lonergan, soph., general psychology, Novi; Sophie McDonald, soph., neuroscience-cell and molecular, Park City, Utah; Kalina Pfannenstiel, soph., art and design, Traverse City, Central; Sophie Schimpl, sr., public relations, Zwettl, Austria, Borg Linz; Nicole Schneider, soph., management, Plymouth, Minnesota, Wayzata; Maddy Walters, soph., mathematics-secondary education, Madison, Wisconsin, La Follette.
Football — Jake Abramowicz, redshirt fr., biology, Frankfort, Illinois, Lincoln Way North; Josh Alanskas, soph., sports science, Chesterfield, L’Anse Creuse North; Christian Baltes, redshirt fr., neuroscience-cell and molecular, Verona, Wisconsin; Brad Gustafson, soph., physical education-coaching, Felch, North Dickinson; Andrew Kroll, redshirt fr., accounting-corporate finance, Riverview; Vince Propson, soph., physical education-secondary education; Chilton, Wisconsin; Aaron Rochow, soph., political science, Richland, Gull Lake.
Women’s soccer — Tabitha Boze, jr., Spanish, Richland, Gull Lake; Aimee Colla, soph., speech, language and hearing science, Muskego, Wisconsin; Abby Cook, jr., public relations, DeWitt; Kelsa Dykehouse, soph., art and design-secondary education, Cheboygan; Paula Hafner, sr., international studies, Malmo, Sweden, Malmo Borgarskola; Madison Hamilla, jr., speech, language and hearing science, Gaylord; Rachel LaManna, sr., earth science, Stevensville, Lakeshore; Madi Larsen, soph., outdoor recreation-management, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Notre Dame Academy; Allyssa Milam, jr., biology, Williamston; Raven Mitchell, soph., earth science, Davison; Alaina Perry, soph., psychology-graduate prep, Haslett; Sophia Sachs, soph., forensic biochemistry, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Preble; Lindsey Tuggle, jr., marketing, Williamston; Carmen Villarruel, sr., nursing, De Pere, Wisconsin; Anna Worman, soph., biology, Racine, Wisconsin, St. Catherine’s; Natalie Yeck, sr., neuroscience-cell and molecular, Muskegon, Reeths-Puffer.
Volleyball — Bridget Bussell, sr., elementary education, Traverse City, St. Francis; Megan Crane, sr., sports science, Beach Park, Illinois, Zion-Benton; Jami Hogeboom, jr., public relations, Grand Haven; Maggie Liebeck, soph., sports science, Luxemburg, Wisconsin, Luxemburg-Casco; Autumn Monsma, soph., hospitality and tourism management, Grand Haven; Meghan Supple, sr., speech, language and hearing science, Hartland, Wisconsin, Arrowhead; Madison Whitehead, jr., biology-physiology, Altoona, Wisconsin.
Cross country — Caroline Arlasky, soph., biology, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Glenbard South; Clara Churchill, jr., biology, Gwinn, Negaunee.
Football — Zyggy Arledge, soph., physics, Hoover, Alabama; Matt Boonstra, sr., construction management, Rockford; Anthony Herbert, redshirt fr., construction management, Lapeer; Terrell Johnson, soph., electrical engineering tech, Maywood, Illinois, Montini Catholic; Jake Mayon, soph., political science, Plainfield, Illinois, East; Austin McCarthy, soph., sports science, Mosinee, Wisconsin; Thompson McWatters, redshirt fr., criminal justice, Grand Haven; Tyler O’Connor, jr., criminal justice, Appleton, Wisconsin, East-Concordia; Pat Ryan, jr., finance and risk management, Linden; Jeremy Statz, redshirt fr., mechanical engineering tech, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Lincoln; Nick Turner, redshirt fr., computer science, Sterling Heights, Adlai E. Stevenson; Cole Van Enkenvort, redshirt fr., business undeclared, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Bay Port; Collin Watters, redshirt fr., criminal justice, Gaylord; Paris Woods, sr., management of health and fitness, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Champlin Park-M State.
Men’s soccer — Kevin Hoof, soph., neuroscience-behavioral and cognitive, Grove, Minnesota, Maple Grove-Olivet Nazarene.
Women’s soccer — Gabriella Garza, sr., construction management, Williamston; Caroline Glantz, sr., general psychology, Malmo, Sweden, Malmo Borgarskola; Hollie Koning, jr., speech, language and hearing science, Midland; Wynona Maravilla, sr., art and design, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; Lauren McDermott, jr., marketing, Mason; Alexandra Simmons, sr., nursing, Gaylord.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.