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Press Release

May 25, 2006

Keith and Lindsay Make First Team Honors for CoSIDA Academic All-District

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State senior student-athletes Zach Keith (Chillicothe, Mo.) and Gena Lindsay (St. Joseph, Mo.) have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII College Division At-Large First Team, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both Keith and Lindsay were tennis stand-outs and now advance to the national ballot for a chance at the Academic All-America Team. The sports included in "At-Large Teams" are tennis, water polo, swimming, skiing, gymnastics, golf, ice hockey, rifle and field hockey.

Keith was a unanimous selection on the All-MIAA First Team at No. 6 singles after going 11-0 at the final singles flight. He was also announced on the All-MIAA Second Team at the No. 3 doubles slot where he went 11-5 overall. The history and social science education major sat out 2005 after he was a First Teamer at both No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles as a junior in 2004. Keith is a two-time MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recipient.

A two-time MIAA MVP and MIAA Women's Tennis Sportsmanship Award winner, Lindsay leaves Northwest as one of the most decorated female tennis players. With a 77-26 doubles record, she holds the most career wins in school history. She has won four career MIAA titles (doubles and singles) after earning both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles hardwares in 2006. Holding a 19-1 mark at the top singles position this spring, Lindsay was ranked first in the North Central Region and picked up a unanimous All-MIAA First Team selection at No. 1 singles. She has logged a 80-10 career mark in singles action.

This such award is the first for Keith and Lindsay was on the 2005 All-District First Team and the All-America Third Team.

*CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's At-Large College Division VII First Team*
Bill Gaul MISSOURI-ROLLA, UNIVERSITY OF VII Jr. West Des Moines, Iowa 4.00 chemical engineering
Nick Cochrane CENTRAL COLLEGE VII Sr. Fort Dodge, Iowa 3.92 English
Mark Vallee COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES VII Jr. Louisville, Colo. 4.00 mechanical engineering
Zack Fayne WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Columbus, Ohio 3.97 economics/psychology
Joe Collier CLARKE COLLEGE VII Sr. Oak Lawn, Ill. 3.98 history
Zach Keith NORTHWEST VII Gr. Chillicothe, Mo. 3.94 history / social science education
Sean Cooper TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Springfield, Mo. 3.94 English-pre law
Alex Antilla WASHINGTON UNIV. VII Sr. Singapore 3.80 international and area studies, international business
Brice Garnett MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Gallatin, Mo. 3.62 finance
Zachary Kerr NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY VII Jr. Grand Island, Neb. 3.97 accounting
Gregg Nurrenbern TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Fulton, Mo. 3.64 business administration
Chris Paasch COE COLLEGE VII Sr. Atlantic, Iowa 3.80 computer science and psychology

*CoSIDA Academic All-America Women's At-Large College Division VII First Team*

Brittany Anderson TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY VII Jr. Dublin, Ohio 4.00 Biology-Pre Medicine
Gena Lindsay NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY VII Sr. St. Joseph, Mo. 3.94 Elementary Ed.
Lija Kaleps-Clark TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY VII Jr. Westerville, Ohio 3.96 History
Sarah Halsey CHADRON STATE COLLEGE VII Sr. Wheatland, Wyo. 4.0 Human Biology
Barb Gombosi MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY VII Sr. Maribor, Slovenia 4.00 Psychology
Erin Sullivan NORTH DAKOTA, UNIVERSITY OF VII Sr. Bemidji, Minn. 3.91 Elementary Education
Jennifer Martin CLARKE COLLEGE VII Sr. Waterloo, Iowa 3.95 English and Secondary Education
Vonni Moorman COE COLLEGE VII Sr. Shoreline, Wash. 3.95 Biology and Molecular Biology
Joanna Carpenter WESTMINSTER COLLEGE (MO) VII Sr. Topeka, KS 3.97 Business Administration/Economics
Lauren Mickelson NORTH DAKOTA, UNIVERSITY OF VII Sr. Jamestown, N.D. 3.52 Criminal Justice
Lily Dashiell COLORADO COLLEGE VII Sr. Berkeley, Calif. 3.82 English/Psychology

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