Mon, Mar. 7, 2005 - [Men's Cross Country]
Oskaloosa--William Penn was very well-represented on the Midwest Classic Conference fall academic teams, announced by league officials recently.
Penn tallied 29 athletes in six different sports, tying with Mt. Mercy for second-most among league institutions. St. Ambrose led all schools with 49 total selections. Grand View tallied 26 nods, The Franciscan of the Prairies had 23, Iowa Wesleyan and Viterbo tied with 20 each, and Waldorf had 17 awards.
Adam Gross (Sr., Herculaneum, Mo., Herculaneum HS) with a 3.574 GPA in biology/secondary education, Kendall Horrocks (Sr., Midvale, Utah, Northwest CC) with a 3.752 GPA in math/physical education, and Clayton Stangeland (Jr., Gilman, East Marshall HS) with a 3.967 GPA in applied computer science represented the men's cross country squad.
Ashley Burk (So., Bussey, Twin Cedars HS) with a 3.676 GPA in elementary education, Tyne Crandell (So., Spanish Fork, Utah, Spanish Fork HS) with a 3.496 GPA in psychology, Jessica Fink (Sr., Denison, Denison HS) with a 3.677 GPA in psychology/sociology, Mariah Hicks (So., Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa HS) with a 3.980 GPA in psychology, and Shannon Stusse (Sr., Pierce, Neb., Pierce HS) with a 3.902 GPA in elementary education were the women's cross country representatives.
The men's golf team tied volleyball with the most selections (6) in the fall, including Philip Anderson (Jr., Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa HS) with a 3.531 GPA in sports administration, Phil Conover (Sr., Creston, Creston HS) with a 3.268 GPA in physical education, Aaron O'Brien (Sr., Ottumwa, Ottumwa HS) with a 3.380 GPA in business management, Scott Richardson (Sr., Wichita, Kan., Wichita HS) with a 3.471 GPA in business, Derek Schultz (Jr., Centerville, Centerville HS) with a 3.409 GPA in psychology, and Alex Tucker (Jr., Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa HS) with a 3.343 GPA in business.
Kenny DeCook (So., Dillon, S.C., New England College) with a 3.538 GPA in sports administration, Joe Druppel (Sr., Ft. Madison, Aquinas HS) with a 3.104 GPA in industrial technology/management, Archie Hoggan (Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympus HS) with a 3.908 GPA in biology/chemistry, and Hasan Velagic (So., Bosnia, Ottumwa HS) with a 3.143 GPA in accounting all earned academic all-league recognition for the men's soccer program.
The women's soccer program matched the women's cross country squad with five representatives, including Jodi Carson (Jr., Iona, Idaho, Bonneville HS) with a 3.952 GPA in secondary education, Kelli Crooks (Jr., Maple Valley, Wash., Jordan HS) with a 3.340 GPA in physical education, Emily Eckman (Sr., Bountiful, Utah, Bountiful HS) with a 3.723 GPA in biology, Analeigh Maxfield (Sr., South Jordan, Utah, Bingham HS) with a 3.494 GPA in computer information systems, and Trisha Merrill (Sr., Richmond, Utah, Sky View HS) with a 3.285 GPA in psychology.
As aforementioned, the volleyball team posted six nods, including Jackie Fenn (Jr., Mesa, Ariz., Chandler-Gilbert CC) with a 3.944 GPA in physical education, Kaylee Kramer (Jr., Stapleton, Neb., Stapleton HS) with a 3.506 GPA in accounting, Cassie Milder (Sr., Williamsburg, Williamsburg HS) in 3.059 GPA in sports administration, Beckie Shoemaker (Jr., Mesa, Ariz., Chandler-Gilbert CC) with a 3.479 GPA in sports medicine, Courtney Thomas (Jr., Ottumwa, DMACC) with a 3.575 GPA in elementary education, and Jessica Walker (Jr., Scranton, Jefferson-Scranton HS) with a 3.429 GPA in elementary education.
To be eligible for the award, athletes must be of at least sophomore academic standing, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, and have attended the nominating institution for at least one semester.