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UI field hockey has a team record 12 honorees
Fifty-three University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team.
Fifty-three University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team.
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Dec. 6, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Fifty-three University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2012 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from football (15), field hockey (12), women's soccer (11), women's cross country (6), women's volleyball (6) and men's cross country (3).


The UI field hockey program set a school record for the second straight season with its 12 selections; the team had 11 in 2011. The 11 women's soccer and six volleyball selections are the most for each of those programs since 2009.

The Big Ten Conference recognized a total of 816 fall sports athletes. The list includes 72 field hockey players, 259 football players, 58 men's and 127 women's cross country runners, 78 men's and 147 women's soccer student-athletes and 76 volleyball players.

Eighteen of these student-athletes have maintained unblemished GPAs. Two of those honorees are UI women's cross country student-athletes Kelsey Hart and Mareike Schrulle. Hart, a West Branch, Iowa, native, is majoring in integrative physiology, while Schrulle, a native of Arnsburg, Germany, is a graduate student in leisure studies.

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 cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Following is the list of Iowa's Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

Football (15)
Name - Year - Major - Hometown

Quinton Alston - So. - Open - Sicklerville, N.J.
Steve Bigach - Sr. - Environmental Science - Cleveland, Ohio
Marcus Collins - So. - Pre-business - Yeadon, Pa.
Cole Fisher - So. - Civil Engineering - Omaha, Neb.
Casey Kreiter - Sr. - Science Education/Secondary Education - DeWitt, Iowa
James Morris - Jr. - Political Science - Solon, Iowa
Nick Nielsen - Sr. - Marketing - Humboldt, Iowa
Travis Perry - So. - Communications Studies - Urbandale, Iowa
Don Shumpert - So. - Leisure Studies - St. Louis, Mo.
Steven Staggs - Sr. - Health & Sports Studies & Interdepartmental Studies - Oskaloosa, Iowa
Jack Swanson - Sr. - Computer Science - Naples, Fla.
Louis Trinca-Pasat - Jr. - Sports Studies - Chicago, Ill.
Brett Van Sloten - Sr. - Management - Decorah, Iowa
James Vandenberg - Sr. - Psychology - Keokuk, Iowa
Mark Weisman - Jr. - Health & Human Physiology - Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Women's Cross Country (6)
Name - Year - Major - Hometown

Kelsey Hart - Sr. - Integrative Physiology - West Branch, Iowa
Shannon Maser - Jr. - Health & Human Physiology - Stillwell, Kan.
Lena Placzek - Jr. - Health & Human Physiology & Leisure Studies - Poznan, Poland
Megan Ranegar = Sr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Valparaiso, Ind.
Mareike Schrulle - Gr. - Leisure Studies - Arnsburg, Germany
Jocelyn Todd - So. - Biomedical Engineering - St. Louis, Mo.

Men's Cross Country (3)
Name - Year - Major - Hometown

Kevin Lewis - So. - Electrical Engineering - Ottumwa, Iowa
Cameron Rieger - Sr. - Marketing - Mundelein, Ill.
Ben Witt - So. = Health & Human Physiology - Burlington, Iowa

Field Hockey (12)
Name - Year - Major - Hometown

Aubrey Coleman - Jr. - Leisure Studies & Journalism/Mass Communications - Mickleton, N.J.
Sarah Drake - Sr. - Philosophy & Ethics/Public Policy - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Brynn Gitt - So. - Electrical Engineering - Lumberton, N.J.
Dani Hemeon - So. - Human Physiology Interest - Gilroy, Calif.
Geena Lesiak - Sr. - Speech & Hearing Science - Voorhees, N.J.
Kathleen McGraw - Sr. - Finance - Atherton, Calif.
Kelsey Mitchell - Jr. - Accounting - Berlin, N.J.
Sarah Pedrick - Sr. - Human Physiology & Art - New Castle, Del.
Danielle Peirson - Jr. - Elementary Education - Conestoga, Pa.
Niki Schultheis - Jr. - Finance & International Studies - Hambury, Germany
Marike Stribos - Jr. - Finance & Management - Brussels, Belgium
Sara Watro - So. - Elementary Education - Audubon, Pa.

Women's Soccer (11)
Name - Year - Major - Hometown

Allie Adam - Sr. - Interdepartmental Studies - Omaha, Neb.
Kiley Beck - So. - Speech & Hearing Science - Rockford, Ill.
Caitlin Brown - So. - Open - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ashley Catrell - Jr. - Elementary Education Interest - Overland Park, Kan.
Dana Dalrymple - Sr. - Journalism & Mass Communications & Art - Cincinnati, Ohio
Jade Grimm - Sr. - Integrative Physiology - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Marissa Hurt - So. - Speech & Hearing Science - Ankeny, Iowa
Katherine Lewis - Sr. - Marketing - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Alex Melin - Jr. - Elementary Education Interest - Verona, Wis.
Katie Nasenbenny - Jr. - Psychology & Communications Studies - LaGrange, Ill.
Melanie Pickert - So. - Human Physiology Interest - Canton, Mich.

Women's Volleyball (6)
Name - Year - Major - Hometown

Grace Burns - Jr. - Health & Human Physiology - Geneva, Ill.
Erin Leppek - So. - Biomedical Engineering - Rochester Hills, Mich.
Alex Lovell - So. - Pharmacy Interest - Leonard, Mich.
Alli O'Deen - So. - Human Physiology Interest - Iowa City, Iowa
Emily Yanny - So. - Human Physiology - New Berlin, Wis.
Bethany Yeager - Jr. - Health & Human Physiology - Brenham, Texas

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