Cedarville leads G-MAC in academic honors


CEDARVILLE — The Great Midwest Athletic Conference released its 2014-15 academic all-conference list and Cedarville University had more listed than any other school for the third straight year.

The Yellow Jackets had 101 student-athletes receive the recognition out of a record total of 416 honored by the G-MAC. Trevecca Nazarene ranked second with 57.

Among Lady Jacket teams, track & field had the most in the elite group with 20 while women’s soccer totaled 18. Track & field as well as soccer also led the way for CU men’s squads with 13 recipients each.

The G-MAC Academic All-Conference Team is made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors by athletic eligibility, who maintain a minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average. Honorees must have completed one full year at the nominating institution.

Cedarville athletes honored were:

Baseball: Jordan Adams, junior, 3.52; David Bancroft, junior, 3.63; Steve Cardwell, senior, 3.55; Jesse Froese, junior, 3.6; Marshall Johnson, sophomore, 3.58; Sean Larkin, senior, 3.43; Harrison Martin, senior, 3.95; and Peter Martin, senior, 3.61.

Cross country/track and field: Jonathan Bitner, sophomore, 3.51; Matt Cheney, senior, 3.63; Joel Dennison, senior, 3.46; Tyler Greenwood, sophomore, 3.41; Wyatt Hartman, sophomore, 3.92; Forrest Thayer, junior, 3.99; Benjamin Tuttle, senior, 3.4; Jared Vega, sophomore, 3.69; and Clay Watson, senior, 3.34.

Golf: Jacob Forsythe, senior, 3.97; Jason Leigh, junior, 3.33; Jeremy Royer, sophomore, 3.97; John Sandlas, sophomore, 3.83; and Derek Truninger, junior, 3.64.

Men’s soccer: Jon Brown, sophomore, 3.88; Joe Davison, junior, 3.4; Connor Gilmour, sophomore, 3.48; Grant Kovac, senior, 3.44; Ethan Lee, senior, 3.92; Paul Messerly, sophomore, 3.38; Jared Newman, junior, 3.95; Spencer Petersheim, sophomore, 3.56; Paulo Pinto, sophomore, 3.73; Aaron Plummer, sophomore, 3.69; Daniel Rigby, senior, 3.38; Ethan Shula, senior, 3.87; and Joel Twinem, sophomore, 3.49.

Men’s tennis: Stephen Combs, sophomore, 3.82; John Filcik, senior, 3.9; Adam Levesque, senior, 3.32; and Ryan Shomo, sophomore, 3.47.

Track and field: Jordan Adams, junior, 3.49; Matthew Bird, sophomore, 3.67; Tim De Jong, sophomore, 3.32; and David Yoder, senior, 4.0.

Softball: Nicole Davis, junior, 3.54; Nikki Eigsti, sophomore, 3.49; Carlyn Hanzel, junior, 3.74; Samantha Hayner, sophomore, 3.34; Christina Kirkpatrick, sophomore, 3.93; and Katie Woodard, junior, 3.49.

Volleyball: Alyssa Barkley, junior, 3.33; Kristin Cardwell, sophomore, 3.62; Rachel Krikke, sophomore, 3.7; Maddie Ledbetter, senior, 3.92; Abby Shelton, sophomore, 3.34; and Hannah Wagner, senior, 3.82.

Women’s basketball: Kaysie Brittenham, junior, 3.85; Raegan Ryan, senior, 3.59; and Taylor Vander Plas, junior, 3.63.

Cross country: Louise Van Matre, senior, 3.47.

Women’s cross country/track and field: Hailey Bredeson, sophomore, 3.84; Kacy Dunn, sophomore, 3.35; Olivia Esbenshade, sophomore, 3.89; Rachel Groh, sophomore, 3.64; Mary Kearney, junior, 4.0; Kristen Laaman, junior, 3.92; Ali Logan, junior, 3.68; Bethany Norman, sophomore, 3.48; Anna Parkinson, sophomore, 3.8; Melanie Redfield, senior, 3.77; Kathryn Sill, junior, 3.51; and Nicole Watterud, sophomore, 3.84.

Women’s soccer: Carly Gregory, junior, 3.61; Carla Halvorson, sophomore, 3.61; Rachel Hoober, sophomore, 3.66; Elise Hurley, senior, 3.32; Hannah Lyons, junior, 3.71; Danielle Mahek, sophomore, 3.45; Susanna Mathew, junior, 3.75; Grace Miorelli, sophomore, 3.41; Kaleigh Rowlands, junior, 3.76; Melissa Ruhlman, senior, 3.94; Kait Stiles, junior, 3.97; Chandra Swiech, sophomore, 4.0; Carissa Van Dyck, junior, 3.42; Hannah Velloney, sophomore, 3.92; Chloe West, sophomore, 3.89; Kristie Wolff, senior, 3.38; Katie Wormald, junior, 3.93; and Jacoby Ziegler, junior, 3.72.

Women’s tennis: Maryssa Herbert, senior, 3.84; Courtney Heydt, senior, 3.53; Emily Paul, senior, 3.33; and Lily Schuler, senior, 3.37.

Women’s track and field: Christina Gall, senior, 3.53; Hannah Gallardo, sophomore, 3.97; Valerie Kirk, senior, 3.44; Kristen Mohre, sophomore, 3.7; Michaela Nelson, sophomore, 3.32; Anna Pomento, senior, 3.51; Jo Sharp, senior, 3.45; and Ruth Towne, junior, 3.94.

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