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A total of 51 University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2009 Big Ten fall academic all-Conference team.

A total of 51 University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2009 Big Ten fall academic all-Conference team.

Dec. 1, 2009


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    IOWA CITY -- A total of 51 University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2009 Big Ten fall Academic all-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from field hockey (3), football (13), men's cross country (5), women's cross country (8), women's soccer (15) and women's volleyball (7). The eight Hawkeye women's cross country honorees ties the school record set in 2007-08.

    Eight Big Ten fall student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages. Iowa was the only school to have three student-athletes attain a 4.0 gpa. Hawkeye senior Katie Ellis (women's cross country), junior Hannah Roeder (women's cross country) and sophomore Sarah Langlas (women's soccer) earned the honor. Purdue had two student-athletes earn 4.0 gpas, while Indiana, Michigan State and Wisconsin each had one.


    To be eligible for academic all-Big Ten, student-athletes must be letterwinners and be in at least their second academic year at the institution. They must also carry a career grade point average of 3.0 or better. Following is the list of Iowa's academic all-Big Ten honorees.

    Football (13)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    A.J. Edds - Sr. - Management - Greenwood, IN
    Josh Koeppel - Sr. - Sociology - Iowa City, IA
    Nick Kuchel - Sr. - Health & Sport Studies - Kingsley, IA
    Travis Meade - Sr. - Elementary Education - Iowa City, IA
    Brett Morse - Sr. - Marketing - Hinsdale, IL
    Jayme Murphy - Sr. - Interdepartmental Studies/ Health & Sport Studies - Dubuque, IA
    Daniel Murray - Sr. - Mechanical Engineering - Iowa City, IA
    Tyler Nielsen - Jr. - Management - Humboldt, IA
    Jack Swanson - So. - Computer Science - Naples, FL
    Jeff Tarpinian - Sr. - Accounting - Omaha, NE
    James Vandenberg - So. - Health Promotions Interest/Pre-Chiropractic - Keokuk, IA
    Julian Vandervelde - Sr. - English/Religious Studies - Davenport, IA
    Jason White - So. - Interdepartmental Studies - Davenport, IA

    Women's Cross Country (8)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Lindsay Anderson - So. - Speech & Hearing Science - Lees, ND
    Jennifer Docherty - Gr. - MBA - St. Paul, MN
    Brooke Eilers - So. - Speech & Hearing Science - Holland, MI
    Katie Ellis - Sr. - English/Cinema - Barrington, IL
    Fionna Fallon - Sr. - Social Work/Sociology - Des Moines, IA
    Betsy Flood - So. Undeclared - Des Moines, IA
    McKenzie Melander - So. - Speech & Hearing Science - Apple Valley, MN
    Hannah Roeder - Sr. - International Studies & Integrative Physiology - Des Moines, IA

    Men's Cross Country (5)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Brendan Camplin - Sr. - Biomedical Engineering - Batavia, IL
    Chase Kadlec - So. - Business - Carol Stream, IL
    Jesse Luciano - Sr. - Accounting - Villa Park, IL
    James Paul - Jr. - Business - Queenston, Canada
    Jay Renaud - Sr. - History/Secondary Education - Mt. Prospect, IL

    Field Hockey (3)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Tricia Dean - Sr. - Marketing/Management - Bear, DE
    Chelsea Miller - Jr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Palmer, TX
    Becca Spengler - So. - Psychology - Lititz, PA

    Women's Soccer (15)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Jenna Aleo - Jr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Tinley Park, IL
    Erica Clausen - Sr. - Political Science/International Studies - Portland, OR
    Kali Feiereisel - Jr. - International Studies - Libertyville, IL
    Jackie Kaeding - Sr. - Journalism and Mass Communication - Coralville, IA
    Sarah Langlas - So. - Finance - Wheaton, IL
    Amanda Martin - Jr. - Communication Studies/Psychology - Lewis Center, OH
    Kelsey McCarron - Sr. - Integrative Physiology - Delray Beach, FL
    Emily Moran - So. - Athletic Training - Kent, OH
    Alexandria Seydel - Sr. - Finance/Political Science - San Diego, CA
    Morgan Showalter - So. - Art - Cedar Rapids, IA
    Nicole Slevin - Sr. - Marketing/Management - San Pedro, CA
    Stephanie Swanson - Jr. - Mechanical Engineering - Downers Grove, IL
    Gabrielle Tinner - So. - History - Quantico, VA
    Kim White - Sr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Providence, UT
    Heather Windsor - Sr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Temecula, CA

    Women's Volleyball (7)
    Name - Year - Major - Hometown
    Megan Eskew - Jr. - Accounting - Schererville, IN
    Aimee Huffman - Jr. - Marketing - Poth, TX
    Mallory Husz - So. - Interdepartmental Studies - Council Bluffs, IA
    Katie Kennedy - So. - Interdepartmental Studies/Pre-Business - Iowa City, IA
    Tiffany Nilges - So. - Pre-Pharmacy - Tripoli, IA
    Megan Schipper - Sr. - Health and Sport Studies - Aplington, IA
    Katie Wessels - Jr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Manchester, IA