55 UD Student-Athletes Make A-R-C All-Academic Team

Nov 8, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The American Rivers Conference announced  the members of the fall 2018 All-Academic team on Thursday. 55 Spartans had a grade point average of 3.50 or better and as a whole, the conference had 475 elligble student-athletes reach this feat. 

To be eligible for All-Academic Team honors a student-athlete must be on the eligibility list for the sport of nomination, at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least one year in residence and attain an accumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

The UD volleyball team led all American Rivers Conference volleyball programs with 14 student-athletes making the All-Academic team.

Student-Athlete’s name         Year     Sport    Hometown/High School                         Major(s)                           
Natalie Donath                        So         WCC      Dubuque, Iowa/Senior                                Pre-Nursing                             
Megan Ely                               Jr.         WCC      Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Jefferson                      Elementary Education                 
Mackenzie Helgemoe                Jr.         WCC      Rubicon, Wis./Beaver Dam                         Biology/Science in Secondary Edu.                            
Isabella Mazzanti                     Jr.         WCC      Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock North                 Communications                         
Riley Boyce                             Sr.        MCC      Madison, Wis./Madison East                        Flight Operations                       
Jacob Heitter                           Jr.         MCC      Byron, Ill./Byron                                         Flight Operations                       
Tavian Rumple                        Jr.         MCC      Mesa, Ariz./Mesa                                        Flight Operations                       
Brandon Sindt                          Jr.         MCC      Dubuque, Iowa/Senior                                Environmental Science               
Joseph Tobin                           Jr.         MCC      Durant, Iowa/Durant                                  Digital Art and Design                 
Blaze Barista                           Jr.         FB         Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South      Sports Marketing & Management
Allen Rodriguez                        So.        FB         Orfordville, Wis./Parkview                           Wellness & Exercise Science       
Kobe Starkey                           So.        FB         Menasha, Wis./Menasha                             Economics                               
Collin Stefanowski                    Sr         FB         Lake Villa, Ill./Grant                                   Business                                   
Adam Steingraeber                  So.        FB         Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha North                Sports Marketing & Management
Carissa Brown                          So.        WS        Oswego, Ill./Oswego                                  Criminal Justice                         
Lauren Cangelosi                     Sr.        WS        Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central             Wellness & Exercise Science       
Amanda Chlebek                      Jr.         WS        Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East                        Psychology                               
Natalie Dienstbach                   So.        WS        St. Louis, Mo./St. Joseph’s Academy            Undecided                               
Alexia Garza                            So.        WS        Silvis, Ill./United Township                          Undecided                               
Ireland Hill                              So.        WS        Holy Cross, Iowa/Western Dubuque             Pre-Nursing                               
Alexa Martin                            Jr.         WS        Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie                          Human Health Science               
Erica Miller                              So.        WS        Wauconda, Ill./Wauconda                           Pre-Nursing                               
Megan Moll                             Jr.         WS        Middleton, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran               Accounting                               
Meghan Moorman                    So.        WS        Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic                       Pre-Nursing                               
Victoria Roethler                      So         WS        Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Jefferson                      Pre-Education, Physical Education
Isabelle Robinson                    So.        WS        Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove                                   Pre-Nursing                               
Rylee Andresen                        Jr.         VB         Oxford Junction, Iowa/Midland                    Human Health Science               
Issy Cleary                              So.        VB         Bismark, N.D./Century                                Human Health Science               
Maddy Cruz                             So.        VB         Chicago, Ill./Chicago Christian                     Pre-Education                           
Emily Dlugosz                          So.        VB         Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township                  Pre-Nursing                               
Sarrah Farraday                       Jr.         VB         Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton North                       Sociology/Sports Mtg. & Mng.     
Paige Harbort                          Jr.         VB         Janesville, Wis./Milton                                Basic Science in Secondary Education
Lyndy Holdt                             So.        VB         Davenport, Iowa/Davenport North                Biology                                     
Lydia Kleckner                         So.        VB         Decorah, Iowa/Decorah                              Digital Art and Design                                 
Shauna McAleer                       So.        VB         Goose Lake, Iowa/Northeast Community      Pre-Nursing                               
Annie Meyer                            So.        VB         Bernard, Iowa/Cascade                              Pre-Nursing                               
Jenna Runde                           Sr.        VB         Elgin, Ill./Central                                        Physical Education & Health Teaching
Johanna Steggall                     Sr.        VB         Marion, Iowa/Marion                                  Criminal Justice/Sociology           
Kendra Witte                           So.        VB         Mediapolis, Iowa/Mediapolis                       Accounting                               
Kara Wright                             Jr.         VB         Stockton, Ill./Stockton                                Biology                                     
Daniel Bacskai                         So.        MS        Herrenberg, Germany/Stuttgart                    Sports Marketing & Management
Dominik Chece                        So.        MS        Woodstock, Ill./Prairie Ridge                       Business                                   
Noah Clarke                            Jr.         MS        Orion, Ill./Orion                                         Math                                       
Charlie Mendez                        So.        MS        Lakemoor, Ill./McHenry East                        Accounting                               
Joey Ott                                  So.        MS        Dubuque, Iowa/Home School                      Business/Economics                 
Steven Owens                         So.        MS        St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East                   Business                                   
Nicholas Russey                       So.        MS        Killeen, Texas/Kaiserslautern                       Pre-Education, Physical Education
Zach Simanski                         So.        MS        Ashburn, Va./Stuttgart                                Human Health Science               
Carson Sutherland                    So.        MS        Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley                 Math                                       
Ashley Palacios-Quinonez          Jr.         WT        Las Vegas, Nev./Desert Pines                      Computer Forensics & Security   
Megan Ranney                         Sr.        WT        Waterloo, Wis./Lake Mills                            Computer Information Systems   
Hailey Wang                            Jr.         WT        Elkhorn, Wis./Elkhorn                                 Human Health Science               
Hannah Hamann                      So.        WG       Wheatland, Iowa/Calamus-Wheatland          Computer Forensics & Security   
Daniela Miranda                       So.        WG       Woodstock, Ill./Woodstock North                 Business                                   
Elizabeth Stalla                        So.        WG       Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park              Flight Operations