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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

June 18, 2012

110 Bearcats earn MIAA academic honors

MARYVILLE, Mo. – One hundred and ten Northwest Missouri State student-athletes were honored by the MIAA for hard work in the classroom as a part of the league’s 2011-12 academic awards announced Monday by the league office.

A total of 58 student-athletes earned MIAA Academic Honor Roll status finishing the academic year with at least a 3.00 GPA and have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms.

The Bearcats also saw 12 student-athletes receive the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award, which is given to those who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50, have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms, and, if competing in a championship sport of the MIAA, earn All-MIAA honors.

An outstanding 25 Bearcats earned MIAA Scholar-Athlete honors by posting a flawless 4.0 GPA for the year: Alicia Watson (volleyball), Amy Majors (volleyball), Tori Beckman (volleyball), Ashley Thayer (women’s basketball), Alexi Boeh (women’s basketball), Candace Boeh (women’s basketball), Kate Walter (women’s track and field), Adrienne Cornelius (women’s track and field), Camila Quesada (women’s tennis), Emily Hoffman (women’s tennis), Alexis Bartek (women’s tennis), Calvin Patterson (men’s tennis), Rachael Schmitz (softball), Jordan Gadbois (softball), Breah Sanders (soccer), Nathan Johnston (baseball), Geno DeAngelis (baseball), Ryan Meyer (football), Josh Lorenson (football), Chad Kilgore (football), Trevor Adams (football), Brittany Poole (women’s cross country), Heidi Johnson (women’s cross country), Steph Katzer (women’s cross country), Katti Carroll (women’s cross country), Chloe Wichmann (women's track and field) and Alexis Boyd (women's track and field).

Below is the complete list of Bearcats earning MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award and MIAA Academic Honor Roll:

MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award Winners 
Name Hometown GPA Class Major Sport
Pursell, TR
Peoria, Ill.
3.86 SR Art Cross Country/Men's
Adams, Angela D Kansas City, Mo.
3.92 SR Biology/Psychology Cross Country/Women's
Adolf, Todd J Omaha, Neb.
3.60 SR Speech Communication Football
Shaw, Tyler D St Louis, MO.
2.63 SR Journalism Football
Williams, Rod Kansas City, Mo.
3.50 SR Organizational Communication Football
McGlauflin, Eric M Sioux City, Iowa
3.50 JR Undecided/Undeclared Men's Baseball
Cooper, Deshaun N St Louis, Mo.
3.54 JR Physical Education Men's basketball
Creger, Jenna J Winterset, Iowa
3.69 SR Biology: General Biol Emphasis Softball
Fender, Samantha D Chillicothe, Mo.
3.57 JR Broadcasting Track & Field/Indoor
Nibert, Ashton L Independence, Mo.
3.94 JR Pre-Dentistry Track & Field/Indoor
Edwards, Tess M Springfield, Ill.
3.60 SR International Business Women's Golf
Akin, Laira K Blue Springs, Mo.
3.75 SR GIS: Geographic Emphasis Women's Volleyball
MIAA Academic Honor Roll
Name Hometown GPA Class Major Sport
Darling, Ryan K Prairieville, La.
3.17 SR Biology: Cell/Molecular Emph Cross Country/Men's
Martin, Clay S Blue Springs, Mo.
3.00 SR Chemistry Cross Country/Men's
Nilges, David R Linn, Mo.
3.31 JR GIS: Geographic Emphasis Cross Country/Men's
Haddock, Cindy E
3.00 JR Psychology/Sociology Cross Country/Women's
Hug, Renee M Papillion, Neb.
3.00 JR Art Cross Country/Women's
Hugo, Jessica K Lincoln, Neb.
3.20 SR Finance: Financial Services Cross Country/Women's
Jacobsen, Megan A Harlan, Iowa
3.00 SR Business Management Cross Country/Women's
McElroy, Megan E Burke, Va.
3.33 SR Biology: Zoology Emphasis Cross Country/Women's
Sherman, Tasha E Saint Joseph, Mo. 3.25 SR Business Management Cross Country/Women's
Arnold, Kevin Iowa City, Iowa 3.22 SO Football
Bailey, Richard T Wentzville, Mo. 3.00 JR Undecided/Undeclared Football
Brown, Savontae L Lincoln, Neb.
3.20 SO Recreation: Corp Rec/Wellness Football
Carter, Philip A Marine, Ill.
3.25 SR Spanish Football
Chevalier, Cole J Lees Summit, Mo. 3.20 SO Physical Education Football
Dafft, Cole A Prosper, Texas
3.21 SR Agricultural Science Football
Hiatt, Kyler D Maryville, Mo. 3.40 SR Recreation: Corp Rec/Wellness Football
Hummel, Bryant A Clarinda, Iowa
3.00 SR Mathematics Education Football
Johnston, Bryce W Clarence, Mo. 3.25 SR Biology/Psychology Football
Jozaites, Jason R Westmont, Ill.
3.14 SO Physical Education Football
Lohnes, Denver H Council Bluffs, Iowa
3.00 JR Business Management Football
Miller, Brian J Kansas City, Mo. 3.25 SR Recreation: Rec & Park Mgt Football
Mosley, David Detroit, Mich.
3.00 SR Recreation: Corp Rec/Wellness Football
Neitzel, Nicholas E Creston, Iowa
3.25 JR Physical Education Football
Petroff II, John T Saint Louis, Mo. 3.00 SR Chemistry (ACS Accredited) Football
Richman, Jordan D Hamilton, Mo. 3.00 JR Physical Education Football
Simmons, Montay J Kansas City, Mo. 3.00 JR Recreation: Corp Rec/Wellness Football
Stough, Robert J Kansas City, Mo. 3.43 SR Physical Education Football
Watts, Dylan Sunrise Beach, Mo. 3.00 RS-FR Pre-Physical Therapy Football
Young, Bryce D Holts Summit, Mo. 3.40 RS-FR Business Management Football
Zaputil, Landan C Denver, Iowa
3.00 SR Accounting Football
Bedard, Cameron M Cypress, Calif.
3.20 SR Business Management Men's Baseball
Brady, Sean M Kansas City, Mo. 3.00 SR Business Management Men's Baseball
Caldrone, Nicholas M Blue Springs, Mo. 3.00 SR Recreation: Corp Rec/Wellness Men's Baseball
Green, Christopher M Neosho, Mo. 3.00 GR MBA Men's Baseball
Krueger, Charlie S Omaha, Neb.
3.08 JR IDM: New Media Men's Baseball
Funk, Tyler H Kearney, Mo. 3.46 JR Physical Education Men's basketball
Haake, Kyle A Harlan, Iowa
3.08 SR Biology/Psychology Men's basketball
Petersen, Jacob J Omaha, Neb.
3.20 SR Business Management Men's basketball
Starzl, Dillon M Kearney, Mo. 3.00 JR Mathematics Education Men's basketball
Wallace, Matthew D Bellevue, Neb.
3.42 SO Physical Education Men's basketball
Albright, Jordan A Wildwood, Mo. 3.29 JR Biology/Psychology Soccer/Women's
Davison, Emilee E Kansas City, Mo. 3.00 SO Psychology Soccer/Women's
Blythe, Paige E Maysville, Mo. 3.08 SO Undecided/Undeclared Softball
Brunmeier, Morgan N Overland Park, Kan.
3.40 SR Marketing Softball
Labertew, Kristine R Indianola, Iowa
3.08 SR Animal Science Softball
Uthe, Kristen H Santa Clarita, Calif.
3.44 SR Animal Science Softball
Groumoutis, Anthony G Maryville, Mo. 3.00 SO Marketing Tennis/Men's
Feldhaus, Leslee R Liberty, Mo. 3.00 JR Undecided/Undeclared Tennis/Women's
Leston, Erika F Maryville, Mo. 3.14 SR Biology: General Biol Emphasis Tennis/Women's
Harsley, Jonathan Saint Louis, Mo. 3.06 JR Marketing Track & Field/Men's indoor
Myers, Zane W Princeton, Mo. 3.33 SR Business Management Track & Field/Men's indoor
Staashelm, Seth A Maryville, Mo. 3.20 SR Recreation: Rec & Park Mgt Track & Field/Men's indoor
Suntken, Todd J Indianola, Iowa
3.08 JR Foods & Nutrition: Dietetics Track & Field/Men's indoor
Winans, Ezekiel S Maryville, Mo. 3.00 JR Psychology/Sociology Track & Field/Men's indoor
Hauder, Emily R Omaha, Neb.
3.33 JR Foods & Nutrition: Dietetics Women's Basketball
Henry, Abby Bellevue, Neb.
3.00 SR Recreation: Rec & Park Mgt Women's Basketball
Martin, Shelly Omaha, Neb.
3.31 SR Biology/Psychology Women's Basketball
D'Angela, Kristina M WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada
3.24 JR Chemistry Women's Golf
Hanna, Alexandria E Red Oak, Iowa
3.25 SR Public Relations Women's Volleyball
Alitz, Leslie Rock Port, Mo.  



Bird, Savanna E

Blue Springs, Mo.



Merchandising-Tex Apprl Furn

Churchman, Hannah M

Parkville, Mo.




Elder, Megan L

Topeka, Kan.




Esry, Jordan Hamilton, Mo.



King, Emily C

Peculiar, Mo.



Elementary Education

Kroese, Gretchen J

Adams, Neb.



Agricultural Education

Martiny, Kendra

Overland Park, Kan.



Special Educ:Cross Categorical

Noordam, Sarah Omaha, Neb.


Speaks, Hana Troy, Kan.



Wichmann, Chloe M

Kirksville, Mo.




Woodruff, Taylor St. Joseph, Mo.



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