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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

June 16, 2006

Four Bearcats Named MIAA Presidential Scholars

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association is proud to announce the names of 62 student-athletes earning recognition on the 2004-05 MIAA Presidential Scholars list.

To gain this distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative 4.00 grade-point average and completed a minimum of two terms of attendance at the nominating institution.

There were 22 male student-athletes and 40 female student-athletes who earned this honor.

Among the 62 are five seniors with a 4.00 GPA ­ Central Missouri State track & field competitor Keith House, Missouri Southern tennis player Lacey mcMunn; Pittsburg State cross country/track runner Megan Nelson; and two from Truman -- golfer John Crossett and swimmer Sarah Dance (the winner of the NCAA's Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship).


2004-05 MIAA Presidential Scholars -- Men

Name                       School Sport(s) Cl. Major(s)                               HometownBeilsmith, Randy           TSU    BsB      Jr. Business Administration                St. Charles, Mo.Beyer, Chris               PSU    FB       Jr. Automotive Technology                  Moundridge, Kan.Calcara, David             UMR    Sw       Fr. Engineering                            Olympia, Wash.Chamberlain, Mark          UMR    Sw       Fr. Applied Mathematics                    Lake Jackson, TexasCrossett, John             TSU    Golf     Sr. Political Science                     Liberty, Mo.Dellasega, Nick            PSU    FB       Fr. Accounting                             Pittsburg, Kan.England, Bryant            TSU    CC/TF    Fr. Exercise Science                       Elliott, IowaGaul, Bill                 UMR    Sw       So. Chemical Engineering                   West Des Moines, IowaHouse, Keith               CMSU   TF       Sr. Aviation                               Lone Jack, Mo.Joggerst, Andy             SBU    CC/TF    Jr. Sports Management                      Ste. Genevieve, Mo.Knickerbocker, Michael     UMR    CC/TF    Fr. Engineering                            Emporia, Kan.Kunshek, Brett             PSU    FB       So. Accounting                             Frontenac, Kan.Lamberson, Josh            NWMSU  FB       Jr. Corporate Recreation                   Wilbur, Neb.Lewis, Ryan                TSU    TF       Fr. History (pre-law)                      Chesterfield, Mo.Lotz, Adam                 SBU    Golf     Fr. Business                               Bonne Terre, Mo.Meyer, Micheal             MSSU   BsB      So. Accounting                             Olathe, Kan.Robbins, Josh              WU     Golf     Jr. Finance                                Topeka, Kan.Smith, J.R.                SBU    BsB      Fr. Computer Science                       Burlington, Kan.Spieker, Dustin            UMR    Sw       Fr. Engineering                            Overland Park, Kan.Wachter, Andy              PSU    BkB      Jr. Commercial Graphics                    Pittsburg, Kan.Weston, Zach               NWMSU  BsB      Fr. Broadcasting                           New Franklin, Mo.Wozencraft, Scott          TSU    TF       Fr. Undeclared                             Arlington Heights, Ill.

2004-05 MIAA Presidential Scholars -- Women

Name                       School Sport(s) Cl. Major(s)                               HometownAnderson, Brittany         TSU    Sw       So. Biology                                Dublin, OhioBaer, Lauren               SBU    Ten      So. Elementary Education                   Kirksville, Mo.Bowlin, Alicia             MWSC   VB       Fr. Biology                                Mount Pleasant, IowaBroderick, Marian          MWSC   VB       Jr. Mathematics                            Wichita, Kan.Casley, Jessica            PSU    TF       Jr. Biology                                Frontenac, Kan.Dance, Sarah               TSU    Sw       Sr. Exercise Science                       Lincoln, Neb.Dixon, Andrea              CMSU   Soc      Fr. Criminal Justice                       Carmichael, Calif.Gfeller, Erin              MSSU   Soc      So. Accounting/Finance                     Overland Park, Kan.Gombosi, Barb              MSSU   Ten      So. Psychology                             Marlbor, SloveniaGorynski, Deidre           WU     Soc      So. Spanish                                Topeka, Kan.Harris, Lauren             WU     Ten      Fr. Psychology                             Wichita, Kan.Hyzer, Kylee               UMR    TF       So. Chemistry                              Joliet, Ill.Janzekovich, Stephanie     SBU    Ten      Fr. Psychology/Nursing                     Bolivar, Mo.Janzen, Chelsey            SBU    Ten      Fr. Biology                                Enid, Okla.Joyer, Marti               TSU    VB       Fr. Chemistry (pre-pharmacy)               Roseville, Minn.Kelley, Alison             CMSU   TF       Fr. English                                Independence, Mo.Klaus, Erin                MSSU   VB       Fr. Criminal Justice Administration        Troy, Ill.Krause, Jessica            TSU    Ten      So. Biology                                Kansas City, Mo.Kueny, Becca               UMR    BkB/TF   So. Ceramic Engineering                    Boonville, Mo.Larson, Kristen            ESU    CC/TF    Jr. History                                Scandia, Kan.Lefever, Danielle          CMSU   Bowl     Fr. Political Science                      Endwell, N.Y.Liebersbach, Tammy         MWSC   Ten      Fr. Mathematics                            Mandan, N.D.Maple, Lindsey             CMSU   BkB      Fr. Physical Education                     Knob Noster, Mo.McMunn, Lacey              MSSU   Ten      Sr. Elementary Education                   Parsons, Kan.Miller, April              NWMSU  BkB      So. Business Management                    Grant City, Mo.Miller, Audrie             WU     Ten      Fr. Corrections                            McPherson, Kan.Minard, Rachel             MSSU   TF       Fr. Pre-Nursing                            Webb City, Mo.Nelson, Megan              PSU    CC/TF    Sr. English                                Baldwin City, Kan.Neufeldt, Rachel           PSU    TF       Fr. Spanish                                Buhler, Kan.Rasmussen, Whitney         UMR    TF       Fr. Engineering                            Lancaster, Calif.Selby, Jessica             MSSU   TF       Fr. Communications                         Galena, Mo.Setterlund, Carly          NWMSU  VB       Fr. Zoology (pre-professional)             Omaha, Neb.Sherman, Jenny             CMSU   SB       So. Graphic Arts                           Overland Park, Kan.Sill, Jaclyn               ESU    TF       Fr. Undeclared                             Wichita, Kan.Stetzler, Amy              CMSU   TF       So. Spanish                                Lee's Summit, Mo.Thompson, Maggie           UMR    Soc      So. Biological Sciences                   Marshall, Mo.Turner, Ashley             MSSU   Soc      Fr. Undeclared                             Columbia, Mo.Vanwey, Josie              CMSU   Soc      Jr. Secondary Education                    Wichita, Kan.Wallace, Sarah             MSSU   CC/TF    So. Math Secondary Education/Spanish       Branson, Mo.Westensee, Laura           TSU    Golf     Fr. Pre-Accounting                         Rock Island, Ill.

Sports legend: BkB=Basketball, BsB=Baseball, Bowl=Bowling, CC=Cross Country, FB=Football, ITF=Indoor Track & Field, OTF=Outdoor Track & Field, SB=Softball, Soc=Soccer, Sw=Swimming, Ten=Tennis, VB=Volleyball, W=Wrestling.

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