Ashland's Steinhauser Selected USTFCCCA Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year

Ashland's Steinhauser Selected USTFCCCA Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Brayden Burleigh of Shippensburg, Johnnie Guy of Southern Indiana, Jeff Piepenbrink of Pittsburg State, Kyle Steinhauser of Ashland and David Reinhardt of Slippery Rock have been named the men’s Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division II for the 2013-14 track & field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the association announced Tuesday.

Taking into account both their accomplishments in the classroom and in competition during the recently completed academic year, these five men were the most exceptional among a group of 241 men who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Steinhauser, going for a Master’s in business administration, earned the honor after winning the discus title at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Sandusky, Ohio, native is the second consecutive Ashland thrower to win the honor following Garrett Grey in 2013.

Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards are determined from among those who earned All-Academic status and placed highest in individual events at the NCAA Championships. Those who earn multiple individual championship titles rank higher in the tie-breaking process, and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final tiebreaker to establish a winner.

All-Academic Individuals (Men)

GVSU Emerges On Top in the Team Race; RMAC and GLIAC Tied as Top Conferences

Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 241 men from 73 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.

Grand Valley State led all teams with 14 honorees, just barely edging out the RMAC duo of Adams State and Colorado Mines with 13 each.

On the conference level, both the GLIAC and the RMAC – home to GVSU and both Adams State and Colorado Mines, respectively – tied atop the list with 42 honorees. The MIAA was third with 34 honorees.

To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.

View the official release on the USTFCCA site

Name Institution GPA Major
Brian Baum Ashland 3.48 Exercise Science
Jacob Cook Ashland 3.41 Psychology
Josh Davis Ashland 3.43 Computer Science
James Harris Ashland 3.79 Actuarial Science
Zaan Janse Ashland 3.28 Exercise Science
Kyle Steinhauser Ashland 3.79 Masters in Business Administration
Mackenzie Taylor Ashland 3.40 Integrated Science
Brandon Cushman Ferris State 3.63 Pharmacy
Lucas Johnson Ferris State 3.85 Welding Engineering Technology
Justin Eilerman Findlay 3.79 Physical Therapy
Marcus Vicars Findlay 3.56 Strength & Conditioning
Ethan Barnes Grand Valley State 3.86 Integrated Science
Brandon Bean Grand Valey State 3.32 Communications
Tony Burnett Grand Valley State 3.58 Undecided
Patrick Fisch Grand Valley State 3.40 Exercise Science
Nathan Fraeyman Grand Valley State 3.55 Accounting
Jay Lechner Grand Valley State 3.49 Biomedical Sciences
Tendo Lukwago Grand Valley State 3.59 Finance and Economics
Mohamed Mohamed Grand Valley State 3.27 Exercise Science
Nathaniel Orndorf Grand Valley State 3.63 Math and Natural Resource Management
Alan Peterson Grand Valley State 3.71 Clinical Exercise Science
Daniel Pung Grand Valley State 3.74 Sports Management
Casey Routledge Grand Valley State 3.73 English
Christopher Saikalis Grand Valley State 3.53 Psychology
Jeremy Wilk Grand Valley State 3.69 Finance and Marketing
Ty Etchemendy Hillsdale 3.54 Undeclared
Luke Hickman Hillsdale 3.51 Economics & Politics
Joshua Mirth Hillsdale 3.85 Physics & Mathematics
Elliot Murphy Hillsdale 3.62 American Studies
Matthew Raffin Hillsdale 3.62 Economics & Mathematics
Jani Lane Michigan Tech 3.92 Mechanical Engineering
Kyle Petermann Michigan Tech 3.68 Software Engineering
Jason Saliga Michigan Tech 3.82 Chemical Engineering
Shaun Borland Tiffin 3.80 Criminal Justice
Emmanuel Grembo Tiffin 3.40 International Business
Brent Hunter Tiffin 3.72 Business Administration
Adrian Hutchins Tiffin 3.57 Business Administration
Reid Kibler Tiffin 3.48 Criminal Justice
Connor Kibler Tiffin 3.59 Criminal Justice
Ralph Robinson Tiffin 3.38 Business Administration
Justin Groubert Walsh 3.31 Mathematics & Accounting

All-Academic Individuals (Women)

GVSU Runs Away With the Team Race; MIAA Tops the List by Conferences

Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 422 women from 99 institutions earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for their combined academic and athletic accomplishments.

Grand Valley State led all teams by a wide margin with 21 honorees, ahead of indoor national champion Adams State and Minnesota State with 12 each. Five more teams reached double-digits in All-Academic representation.

The MIAA led the way on the conference side with 70 awards won by its member institutions, followed closely by the duo of the NSIC and GLIAC with 66 and 64, respectively.

View the official release on the USTFCCA site

Name Institution GPA Major
Kylee Bernthisel Ashland 3.83 Athletic Training
Jennifer Bjelac Ashland 3.78 Biology
Macy Caldwell
Ashland 3.49 Exercise Science
Jennifer Foster Ashland 3.33 Biology
Kimberly Habegger Ashland 3.54 Marketing
Anna Mion Ashland 3.73 Foods & Nutrition
Delainey Phelps Ashland 3.43 Nursing
Jamie Sindelar Ashland 3.64 Toxicology
Abigail Strock Ashland 3.57 Early Childhood Education
Shaunisha Winter Ashland 3.79 Exercise Science
Zoey Hohmann Ferris State 3.61 Computer Information Systems
Anna Rudd Ferris State 3.80 Nursing
Kendra Averesch Findlay 3.37 Pre-Occupational Therapy and Strength & Conditioning
Erica Bettac Findlay
4.00 Psychology
Alex DeVincentis Findlay
3.35 Accounting
Kirsten Gaerke Findlay
3.78 Pre-Occupational Therapy
Samantha Grippe Findlay
3.72 Health Sciences & English/Literature
Maud Sanmiquel Findlay
3.65 Marketing
Pam Showman Findlay
3.88 Pre-Physical Therapy
Liz Streacker Findlay
3.68 Pre-Nursing
Alexa Stults Findlay
3.31 Business Management and Human Resource Management
Shelby Stump Findlay
3.76 Psychology
Courtney Brewis Grand Valley State 3.89 Physical Therapy
Jordan Chester Grand Valley State 3.54 Medical Laboratory Science & Allied Health Science
Katelyn Cliff Grand Valley State 3.58 Nursing
Caley Faulkner Grand Valley State
3.43 Physical Education Professional Instruction
Lisa Galasso Grand Valley State
3.96 Biomedical Sciences
Brittney Jackson Grand Valley State
3.46 Allied Health Science
Jessica Janecke Grand Valley State
3.73 Biomedical Science & Allied Health
Andrea Kober Grand Valley State
3.39 Therapeutic Recreation
Rebecca Leppelmeier Grand Valley State
3.82 Mechanical Engineering
Janae Linville Grand Valley State
3.95 Biochemistry
Krista Nauseda Grand Valley State
3.82 Biomedical Sciences
Natalie Nelson Grand Valley State
3.63 Biomedical Sciences
Hannah Osborn Grand Valley State
3.26 Clinical Exercise Science
Madeline Rodts Grand Valley State
3.35 Exercise Science
Skylar Schoen Grand Valley State 4.00 Clinical Exercise Science
Jennifer Schornak Grand Valley State
3.34 Exercise Science
Laura Schroeder Grand Valley State
3.79 Biomedical Science
Carly Scott Grand Valley State
3.45 Mathematics Elementary Education
Molly Slavens Grand Valley State
3.64 English
Sarah Talbott Grand Valley State 3.51 Allied Health Science
Taylor VanPutter Grand Valley State 3.26 Athletic Training
Amy Kerst Hillsdale 3.45 Physics
Grace Leutheuser Hillsdale 3.84 History/French
Amber Mueller Hillsdale 3.49 Accounting
Emily Oren Hillsdale 3.39 Economics
Kathryn Royer Hillsdale 3.83 Chemistry & Spanish
Corinne Zehner Hillsdale 3.63 Biochemistry
Ariana Jorgensen Lake Erie 3.34 Business Administration
Nadia Lee Lake Erie 3.96 Political Science
Destiny Prusky Lake Erie 3.54 Early Childhood Education
Sara Polatas Malone 3.83 Exercise Science
Mattison Rankin Malone 3.51 Business
Madison Pines Northwood (Mich.) 3.90 Accounting
Anna Fochesato Saginaw Valley State 3.98 Accounting
Emerald Joiner Saginaw Valley State 3.82 Music Education
Emily Short Saginaw Valley State 3.80 Chemistry
Deborah Brodersen Tiffin 3.70 Business Administration
Sarah Clow Tiffin 3.90 Psychology
Morgan Horn Tiffin 4.00 Criminal Justice
Miranda Mondozzi Tiffin 3.97 Homeland Security/Terrorism
Theresa Scott Tiffin 3.65 Business Administration
Stephanie Foster Walsh 3.67 Physical Therapy