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.
Ryan Schrimper and Jacob Selander.
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.