BVU Athletics

Beavers Land 27 Student-Athletes on Fall IIAC All-Academic Team

Nov. 16, 2012

Storm Lake, Iowa

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its 2012-13 Fall All-Academic Team, and Buena Vista was represented with 27 individuals among the list of 313 from among the eight IIAC schools.

To be eligible for such recognition, an individual must be a member of the varsity team, be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least one full year at the current institution and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

BVU was led by eight football players, with women's soccer and volleyball close behind with six and five, respectively.  The eight football players also tied for the third-highest among any other IIAC school for that sport, while volleyball tied for the fourth-highest in that sport.

Fifteen of BVU's selection this fall are receiving recognition in that sport for the first time, while seven are being honored for the second time and five for the third time.

A look at BVU's selection by sport can be found below.

Name Sport Yr.   Hometown   Major
Elizabeth Heffernan     WTEN    Jr. Sioux City, Iowa   English & Political Science
Tasha Nelson WTEN So. Brandon, S.D. Biology/Pre-Med
Seth Bringle MSOC Jr. Perry, Iowa Business Finance & Spanish
Sharon Feld WSOC Jr. Bondurant, Iowa Ath. Training/Human Perf.
Laura Page WSOC Jr. Hutchinson, Kan. Biology & Spanish
Shelby Ripperger WSOC Jr. Lee's Summit, Mo. Exercise Sci./Human Perf.
Megan Schroeder WSOC Jr. Carroll, Iowa Athletic Training
Kelsey Kankelfitz WSOC So. Atkins, Iowa Athletic Training
Kellyn Arnold WSOC Sr. Minnetonka, Minn. Mathematics
Christian Cottingham FB Jr. Ellsworth, Iowa Accounting
Schuyler Radke FB Jr. Alta, Iowa Management & Marketing
Ryan Anderson FB So. Sioux City, Iowa Pre-Vet.
Adam Cave FB So. Harlan, Iowa Business Management
Austin Gibbs FB So. Boone, Iowa Criminal Justice/Psychology
Derek Schwartz FB So. Harlan, Iowa Biology
John Hill FB Sr. Webster City, Iowa Biology & Spanish
Nick Plueger FB Sr. Le Mars, Iowa Physical Education
Brian Christiansen MXC Sr. St. James, Minn. Elementary Education
Daniel Pearson MXC Sr. Spirit Lake, Iowa Human Performance
Andrew Smith MXC Sr. Bryaton, Iowa Biology
Chelsea Clayton VB Jr. Early, Iowa Biology
Alexis Wiltgen VB Jr. Le Mars, Iowa Elementary Education
Jordan Henningsen VB So. Alta, Iowa Corporate Communications
Courtney Van Haaften VB So. Alta, Iowa Graphic Design
Bailey Schafbuch VB Sr. Slater, Iowa Corporate Communications
Nora Seda WGO Jr. Traer, Iowa Elementary Education
Arinda Abbuhl WGO Sr. Red Oak, Iowa Biology

2012-13 IIAC Academic All-IIAC Selections

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