July 25, 2005
Eric Goudge Receives NCAA Division II Degree-Completion Award Program
Courtesy of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A total of 10 student-athletes from the MIAA were selected to be part of the NCAA Division II Degree-Completion Award Program for 2005-06, it was announced Wednesday (July 20).
The Division II Degree-Completion Award Program was founded in 2001, with 32 awards distributed in the 2001-02 school year. The program provides financial assistance to deserving student-athletes for the completion of their first baccalaureate degree.
To receive the award, students must have completed their athletics eligibility and received financial aid for athletics. Recipients must have solid academic credentials. The committee also considers financial circumstances, athletics achievement and involvement in campus and community activities when making its funding decisions.
The funding must be used to complete undergraduate degree requirements at the Division II institution where the applicant last competed. An institution is limited to nominating a maximum of three student-athletes for the Division II Degree-Completion Award.
Emporia State led the way with three winners -- Alicia Burns (women's track & field), Kayla Hubbard (softball) and Nicole Patry (women's basketball).
Truman and Missouri Western each had two winners. The Bulldogs are represented by Anna Sonderman (women's soccer) and Jessica Sears (volleyball), while the Griffons had Ariel Bonderer (women's basketball) and Roosevelt Bolden (men's basketball) selected.
The other three winners from MIAA schools played football -- Eric Goudge from Northwest Missouri State, Nathan Baker from Pittsburg State and Evin Beck of Washburn.
The MIAA was one of three leagues to have at least 10 honorees, joining the Lone Star Conference (12) and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (11).
Name SchoolKristin Alvarado Abilene Christian (Texas) Ashley Potter Alabama-HuntsvilleKristian Kleminsky Alabama-HuntsvilleAaron Graumann Augustana (S.D.)Thomas Meester Augustana (S.D.)Danielle Yeager Bloomsburg (Pa.)Michelle Albanese Bloomsburg (Pa.) Lindsay Peloza California State-Dominguez HillsMerylie Giguere California State-BakersfieldChanda Parker Carson-Newman (Tenn.)Anthony Lampkin Central ArkansasMilica Radovic Central ArkansasKim Kilmer Colorado MinesKimberly Chipps Concord (W.Va.)Frank Bennett, II Drury (Mo.)Amanda Kalmus East Central (Okla.) Alicia Burns Emporia State Kayla Hubbard Emporia State Nicole Patry Emporia State Tyreece Brown Fayetteville (N.C.) State Carlton Epps Ferris (Mich.) State Navreet Gill Ferris (Mich.) State Blaire Toleman Florida Gulf Coast Kelly Powe Florida Gulf Coast Marques Woods Fort Hays (Kan.) State Oscar Rodriguez Fort Hays (Kan.) State Sarah Griffith Fort Lewis (Colo.)Nicole Fell Francis Marion (S.C.)Rebecca Hindes Gannon (Pa.)Nicole Schierer Georgian Court (N.J.)Jeanna Falduto Grand Valley (Mich.) State Melissa Sneller Grand Valley (Mich.) State Blake Christenson Henderson (Ark.) State Jacob Pool Henderson (Ark.) State Liza Froncek Holy Family (Pa.) Emily McMahan Indiana (Pa.)Erin Livingston Kutztown (Pa.)Keisha Powell Limestone (S.C.) Renae Carter Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) Lilian Bortoto Lock Haven (Pa.)Kristin Frantz Lock Haven (Pa.) Kari Sandstrom Minnesota State-MankatoMelanie Jude Minnesota State-MankatoSusan Kolbow Minnesota State-MoorheadSonya Hauan Missouri-St. Louis Ariel Bonderer Missouri Western Roosevelt Bolden Missouri Western Robyn Milne Montana State-BillingsTabitha Panter Montevallo (Ala.)Chelsie Groslie Nebraska-OmahaAaron Sanchez New Mexico Highlands Jennifer Mihulka North DakotaJa'Marcus Snipes North AlabamaRikole Hall Northeastern (Okla.) State Amber Timmons Northern Kentucky Kelli McCune Northern Michigan Larisa Graham Northern Michigan Eric Goudge Northwest Missouri State Arin Freeman Paine (Ga.)Jessica Parker Paine (Ga.)Alexis Grafton Philadelphia (Pa.) Nathan Baker Pittsburg State Melissa Patterson Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)Lindsay Anderson Quincy (Ill.)Nikki Schwarz Saginaw Valley (Mich.) State Kalia Quarles Shaw (N.C.)Fernando Blanco South Carolina-AikenMindy Foster Southeastern Oklahoma State Ericka Nieman Southwest Minnesota State Jason Mai Southwest Minnesota State Paige Adams Southwestern Oklahoma State Shelly Wilson St. Mary's (Texas) Natalie Walther Texas A&M-KingsvilleJennifer Bolli Texas Woman's Erin MacNabb Texas Woman's Melanie Pabalate Texas Woman's Anna Sonderman Truman Jessica Sears Truman Julie Maples Tusculum (Tenn.)Tomyriam Crutches Tuskegee (Ala.)Sarah Cargill Valdosta (Ga.) State Christina Taylor Virginia Union Evin Beck Washburn David Lutz Wayne (Mich.) StateJonathan Herstein Wayne (Mich.) StateToni Purgatori Wayne (Mich.) StateAdam Shaw West Texas A&M Suni Petty West Texas A&M Tayla Dunn West Texas A&M Stephanie Alens Winona (Minn.) State Brook Strickland Wisconsin-Parkside
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