February 16, 2012

Pipers Land 11 On MIAC Academic All-Conference Team

Hamline has placed 11 student-athletes on the MIAC Academic All-Conference Team for Fall Sports. Football led the way with three participants. Men's and Women's Soccer and Women's Cross Country placed two each. Men's Cross Country and Volleyball had one member each. 

Five sophomores made the team along with four juniors and two seniors.

To qualify academically,  a student-athletes must be a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. That meant some teams had limited opportunities to qualify. For example, Sam Greeney-Hamlin was the only volleyball player eligible for recognition.

Liz Stock, the senior women's soccer who became Hamline's first-ever COSIDA Academic All-American last fall, made the team for the third year in a row. Carolyne Bocovich, a junior Cross Country runner, earned a berth for the second year in a row.

Athletically, student-athletes in team sports must compete in 50 percent of their team’s regular-season varsity contests.  Cross country student-athletes were required to finish in the overall top 50 or their team's top seven at the MIAC Championships.

The Conference announces two Academic All-Conference  teams each year. Winter and Spring Sports are combined to make up one team.

Here is the list of Hamline's representatives on the team:

Men's Cross Country
Chris Reisdorfer (Jr, Adrian, Minn.)

Women's Cross Country 

Carolyne Bocovich (Jr., Andover, Minn.)
Clair Walling (Jr., Clifton Park, N.Y.)

Football
Ben Del Greco (Jr., Sandstone, Minn.)
Derek Wilson (So., Eagan, Minn.)
Adam Youso (Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.)

Men's Soccer
Michael Murphy (So., Mahtomedi, Minn.)
Greg Northrop (So., Arden Hills, Minn.)

Women's Soccer
Heather Hollinger (So., Las Vegas, Nev.)
Liz Stock (Sr., Savage, Minn.)

Volleyball
Sam Greeney-Hamlin (So., St. Cloud, Minn.)