Hamline News

June 22, 2012

Piper Athletes Honored on MIAC All-Academic Teams

Finding the right balance between books and playing a sport is not easy to do. Twice a year, the MIAC honors those athletes who have found a way to master both pursuits. The league released its Winter/Spring Academic All-Conference teams ... and Hamline is well represented. To make the team, a student be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, student-athletes in team sports must compete in 50 percent of their team’s regular-season varsity contests. The team sports eligible were baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey, softball and men's and women's tennis. Swimming and diving student-athletes must qualify for the conference finals to be eligible and both indoor and outdoor track and field student-athletes must finish in the top eight in an individual event or be on a top-three relay team at the MIAC Championships to be eligible for the honor.

(Gymnastics is not a MIAC sport and is not eligible for this team.)

Both hockey teams and Men's Outdoor Track & Field led the way with four representatives apiece.

Here is the list of Hamline athletes who qualified for the 2011-12 team:

Baseball
Rannon Arch (So., Rochester, Minn.)
Matt Eickman (So., Brooklyn Park, Minn.)
Cory Miller (Sr., Coon Rapids, Minn.)

Women's Basketball
Kara Poirier (Jr., Eau Claire, Wis.)
Veronika Jakublovie (So., Maple Grove, Minn.)

Men's Hockey
Beau Christian (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.)
Grant Fahnhorst (So., Plymouth, Minn.)
Kirk Olimb (Sr., Warroad, Minn.)
Tim Olson (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.)

Women's Hockey
Jessica Hunt (So., Bemidji, Minn.)
Haley Johnson (Jr., Bemidji, Minn.)
Nicole Jones (Sr., Mora, Minn.)
Sarah Schneekloth (Jr., Marshall, Minn.)

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Travis Latzke (So., Belle Plaine, Minn.)
Chris Reisdorfer (Jr., Adrian, Minn.)
Andrew Schlichting (Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.)

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Rebecca Culp (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.)
Alana Profit (So., Minneapolis, Minn.)

Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Nate Dobbins (Jr., Rochester, Minn.)
Benjamin Dvorak (So., Webster, Minn.)
Travis Latzke (So., Belle Plaine, Minn.)
Andrew Schlichting (Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.)

Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Rebecca Culp (Jr., Lino Lakes, Minn.)
Heather Hollinger (So., Las Vegas, Nev.)
Keelie Sorensen (So., Brooklyn Park, Minn.)

Softball
Bethany Hine (Jr., Carver, Minn.)

Men's Swimming & Diving
Andrew Wolf (So., Bloomington, Minn.)

Women's Swimming & Diving
Ingrid Haugan (New Brighton, Minn.)

Women's Tennis
Elizabeth Allen (Jr., Menasha, Wis.)
Anna Yarbrough (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.)