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Mount Mercy - Thu, Jul. 17, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy athletic department had another successful year on the field of play and in the classroom, counting nine NAIA Scholar-Teams, 19 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 99 academic all-Midwest Collegiate Conference honorees.

For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes. The nine Mount Mercy teams to make the grade were men's cross country, men's track & field, softball, volleyball, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's track & field, women's golf and women's soccer.

In order to be nominated for the NAIA Scholar-Athlete award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. The 19 Mustangs honored this year were Veselin Karagyuarov and Aaron Lacy (men's soccer); Jerica Christensen, Taylor Eaker, Lauren Hoth and Nicole Morrow (women's soccer); Deanna Knustrom, Kara Oakley and Kate Till (volleyball); Tyler Hartley and Andre Moodie (men's cross country); Wendi Dunn and Mackenzie Holladay (women's cross country); Madison Goodfellow (women's golf); Paige Last and Carrie Wood (women's basketball); Tyler Hartley (men's track & field); and Kayla Hanson and Mackenzie Holladay (women's track & field).

At the conference level, honorees must have completed at least two consecutive terms at their current institution, carry a minimum 3.2 grade point average and play in at least one varsity competition. Below is a sport-by-sport list of Mount Mercy's academic all-conference award winners.

Men's Soccer:
Josip Druzijanic, Marco Fichtner, Veselin Karagyuarov, Filip Kovacevic, Milan Kovacs, Aaron Lacy, Monueir Moodie and Jordan Torquato.

Women's Soccer:
Gina Bisanti, Jerica Christensen, Taylor Eaker, Jessica Glasgow, Lauren Hoth, Megan Konchar, Nicole Morrow and Maria Welborn.

Volleyball:
Leslie Hoffmann, Deanna Knustrom, Kara Oakley, Abbie Perez and Kate Till.

Men's Cross Country:
Evan Bowman, Eric Hansen, Tyler Hartley and TJ Mosbach.

Women's Cross Country:
Anne Bruno, Wendi Dunn, Dana Ewan, Kelsey Feldman, Katie Hoffert, Mackenzie Holladay, Abby Martin, Liz Mosbach, Eveline Niyokwizigigwa and Allison Scott.

Men's Golf:
Ryan Schrimper and Jacob Selander.

Women's Golf:
Madison Goodfellow, Kelsey Kernan, Meg Monson and Paige Wenger.

Men's Bowling:
Brent Classen, Jeremy Cline, Sean McCallum, Jeff McCann, Ryan Miller, Darren Stanley, Cody Taylor, Bryan Tippett and Robert Wyant.

Women's Bowling:
Beverly Ambrosy, Anna Bohr, Hannah Dolezal, Breanna Fecht, Naomi Fisher, Tess Friason, Alicia Hartley, Abbey Konzen, Valerie Loudenback, Audrey Manternach, Katlynn Palmer, Nicole Petersen and Elizabeth Wareham.

Women's Basketball:
Kristi Feldman, Abby Herb, Paige Last, Callan Timms, Carrie Wood and Makenzie Zeitler.

Men's Track & Field:
Even Bowman, Eric Hansen, Tyler Hartley, Monueir Moodie, TJ Mosbach, Seth Pennock, Bradley Phillips and Nathan Stern.

Women's Track & Field:
Anne Bruno, Dana Ewan, Abby Martin, Megan Miller, Liz Mosbach, Eveline Niyokwizigigwa, Nicole Sanborn, Allison Scott and Taylor Zumbach.

Baseball:
Max Barrett.

Softball:
Virginia Brust, Carson Burgart, Kira Dailey, Alexis Ferguson, Amanda Gaffey, Hannah Petersen, LJ Putzier, Erica Soppe, Brianna Sturtz, Dana Suiter and Maddi Vaske.

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