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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 30, 2005

2005 Northwest Spring Recap and Honors

MARYVILLE, Mo. -- The Northwest Missouri State spring season officially came to a close recently after the track and field teams competed at the NCAA Division II National Championships on May 26-28. The baseball and softball teams each participated in the conference tournaments while the women's tennis team advanced to the national meet and the men were MIAA runner's up. Following is a recap of how each spring program did and a list of the individual accomplishments.

Northwest ended its season at the MIAA Tournament with a 34-24 overall mark and a No. 3 seed in the league tournament. There were a combined nine team and individual season records broken, including four by freshman first baseman Britt Westman. Six Bearcats earned All-MIAA honors and senior outfield Kyle Gallagher and sophomore designated hitter Tristan Stewart were Academic All-District selections. Northwest has now notched 30-plus wins in three straight seasons, the best for any three-year span.
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Baseball College Division Second Team
* Kyle Gallagher, Sr., OF
* Tristan Stewart, So., DH
Second Team
* Matt Coons, Jr., UT
* Kyle Gallagher, Sr., OF
* Ryley Westman, So., C
Honorable Mention All-MIAA

* Brett Bognar, Sr., P
* Drew Mettille, Sr., OF
* Britt Westman, Fr., 1B
MIAA Presidential Scholar
* Zach Weston, Fr.
MIAA Academic All-MIAA Team
* Britt Westman, Fr.
MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
* Brett Bognar, Sr.
* Billy Burns, So.
* Cameron Dodd, Sr.
* Kyle Gallagher, Sr.
* Justin Hildebrand, So.
* J.R. Servatius, Sr.
* Tristan Stewart, So.
* Ryley Westman, So.
* Pat Whitt, Jr.

Northwest ended its season tying the school record for wins at 34-27 overall. The Bearcats earned the No. 8 seed for the MIAA Tournament and split two games before bowing out in the second round. Junior second baseman Katy John was honored on the NFCA Second Team All-Region squad. Four 'Cats were included on the All-MIAA Team and John and junior third baseman Ashley Pride set six individual records between them.
Second Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II All-North Central Region Team
* Katy John, Jr., 2B
Second Team All-MIAA
* Jaclyn Brown, So., OF
* Katy John, Jr., 2B
* Ashley Pride, Jr., 3B
Honorable Mention All-MIAA
* Shelly MacDonald, Sr., P
MIAA Academic All-MIAA Team
* Ashley Pride
MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

* Talina Canon, So., P
* Kelly Hainline, Sr., P
* Jacqui Handlos, Sr., P
* Katy John, Jr., 2B
* Shelly MacDonald, Sr., P
* Ashley Pride, Jr., 3B
MIAA Pitcher of the Week
* Talina Canon, So. (week of Apr. 11)

The Northwest men's tennis team was the MIAA runners-up after a 5-1 defeat to Southwest Baptist in the league tournament. Freshman Jake Saulsbury was conference champion at No. 6 singles. Overall, the Bearcats ended the year at 12-13. Freshman Lucas Ariboni headlined a group of six 'Cats to be recognized with 10 All-MIAA honors.
MIAA Champion
*Jake Saulsbury, No. 6 singles
First Team All-MIAA

* Lucas Ariboni, Fr., 4S
Second Team All-MIAA
* Pablo Acebedo, So., 2S / 1D
* Lucas Ariboni, Fr., 3D
* Jon Eric Meyer, Fr., 2D
* Jake Saulsbury, Fr., 5S / 3D
* Chris Smith, So., 1D
* Henrique Tomaz, Fr., 2D
Honorable Mention All-MIAA
* Jon Eric Meyer, Fr., 6S
* Chris Smith, So., 3S
* Henrique Tomaz, Fr., 1S
MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
* Pablo Acebedo, So.
MIAA Player of the Week
* Pablo Acebedo, So., (Week of Mar. 28)

The Northwest Missouri State women's tennis team advanced to its third straight national tournament but lost 5-0 versus No. 8 Columbus State (Ga.). Northwest ended its season at 18-11 overall and winners of the North Central Region. Junior Gena Lindsay won MIAA Player of the Year honors and the Co-Sportsmanship of the Year laurels. A total of seven Bearcats were named to the All-MIAA Team with Lindsay, senior Raven Herner and junior Erica Ramirez tabbed on the First Team.
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large Third Team
* Gena Lindsay, Jr.
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division At-Large District VII Team

* Gena Lindsay, Jr.
MIAA Most Valuable Player
* Gena Lindsay, Jr.
MIAA Co-Sportsmanship Award
* Gena Lindsay, Jr.
First Team All-MIAA
* Raven Herner, Sr., 5S
* Gena Lindsay, Jr., 1S (unanimous) / 1D
* Erica Ramirez, Jr., 1D
Second Team All-MIAA
* Amanda Hardie, Fr., 3D
* Raven Herner, Sr., 3D
Honorable Mention All-MIAA
* Carolina Amaral, Fr., 3S
* Danielle Cartier, So., 6S
MIAA Academic All-MIAA Team
* Carolina Amaral, Fr.
* Gena Lindsay, Jr.
MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
* Danielle Cartier, Jr.
*Amanda Hardie, So.
* Gena Lindsay, Jr.

The outdoor track and field team sent four individuals to the NCAA Division II National Championships and was highlighted by the effort of senior Clint Prange. Prange picked up two national titles with an all-time NCAA Division II best in the shot put and his third discus title by beating the field by over 13 feet. Sophomore E.J. Falkner placed second in the 400-meter and fifth in the 200-meters to earn two All-America honors. Sophomore Dallas Flynn ended his 2005 season with a 15th-place performance in the shot put with a throw of 51'11 1/4". In the 100-meter women's prelims, junior Alisha Samuel took 13th overall with a time of 12.05. She ended her season as the MIAA outdoor 100-meter champion. As a team, the Northwest men tied for seventh-place with 32 points at nationals.
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division First Team
* Clint Prange, Sr.
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team
* Clint Prange, Sr.
NCAA Division II All-Americans
* E.J. Falkner, So. - 200-meter (5th) and 400-meter (2nd)
* Clint Prange, Sr. - Discus (champion) and Shot Put (champion)
MIAA Champions
* E.J. Falkner, So. - 200-meter
* Clint Prange, Sr. - Discus and Shot Put
MIAA Ken B. Jones Winner (Male Student-Athlete of the Year)
* Clint Prange, Sr.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholar (1 of 56 in NCAA Division I, II, III)
* Clint Prange, Sr.
MIAA Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week
* Clint Prange, Sr., (week of Mar. 28)
* Clint Prange, Sr., (week of Apr. 4)
* Clint Prange, Sr., (week of Apr. 18)
* Clint Prange, Sr., (week of Apr. 25)
All-MIAA Team
* John Bullock, 400-meter hurdles
* E.J. Falkner, 200-meter & 400-meter
* Dallas Flynn, Shot Put
* Courtland Ingram, Decathlon
* Jeff Kangar, 800-meter
* Clint Prange, Shot Put & Discus
* Brandon Schoen, Discus
* Brandon Winchester, Javelin
* Kendall Wright, 110-meter hurdles
MIAA Academic All-MIAA Team
* John Bullock, Fr.
* Courtland Ingram, Fr.
* Jeff Kangar, Fr.
* Clint Prange, Sr.
MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
* Mark Aubrey, Sr.
* Travis MacKenzie, So.
* Devin McCall, So.
* Matt Pohren, So.
* Clint Prange, Sr.
* A.J. Roth, So.
* Patrick Sasser, So.
* Brandon Schoen, So.
* Matt Weeder, So.

MIAA Champion
* Alisha Samuel, Jr. - 100-meter
All-MIAA Team
* Audrey Bailey, 400-meter hurdles
* Brandi Honeywell, 110-meter hurdles
* Alisha Samuel, 100-meter & 200-meter
* Steph Suntken, 800-meter
MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

* Abby Disselhoff, Jr.
* Ashley Grosse, Sr.
* Kim Homan, So.
* Lacey Jackson, Jr.
* Stacey Loemker, So.
* Dia McKee, Jr.
* Erin Reed, Sr.
* Megan Robinson, So.
* Katie Scherer, Sr.

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