Tuesday, May 16, 2017

25 UMC Student-Athletes Earn 2017 NSIC Spring All-Academic

BURNSVILLE, Minn.– The University of Minnesota Crookston had 25 student-athletes honored on the 2017 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Spring All-Academic Team released Tuesday afternoon by the league office.

The Golden Eagles matched their total of 25 student-athletes from last spring. Minnesota Crookston had eight softball players, four women’s golfers, four men’s golfers and nine baseball players honored on the NSIC Spring All-Academic Team.

Kate Howell (Jr., OF, Badger, Minn.), Victoria Bayliss (Jr., OF, West Bloomfield, Mich.), Bailey Braatz (Sr., RHP, Buffalo, Minn.), Jozie Garner (Sr., OF, Eureka, Kan.), Mikayla Jones (So., RHP, Huxley, Iowa), Maggie Morales (So., 1B/OF, Tucson, Ariz.), Sam Rarick (So., IF, East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Lexie Santoyo (So., OF, Kansas City, Mo.) all earned the recognition for the softball team.
McKenzie Harris (So., Nevis, Minn.), Baillee Hauser (Sr., Raymond, Minn.), Ashlee Humble (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) and Kristi Larson (Sr., New Ulm, Minn.) represented the women’s golf team.

Ethan Johnson (So., Roseau, Minn.), T’mone Kleindl (Jr., Graceville, Minn.), Ben Koisti (So., Lake Norden, S.D.) and Ricky Phillips (Jr., Grand Forks, N.D.) all represented the men’s golf team.

Nate Albrecht (So., RHP, Wahpeton, N.D.), Patrick Amerson (Sr., IF, Eloy, Ariz.), Jason Angelo (Jr., IF, Manteca, Calif.), Mitchell Bornhauser (Jr., OF, Northfield, Minn.), Reed Hjelle (So., 1B, East Grand Forks, Minn.), Aaron Hollcraft (So., LHP, Crookston, Minn.), Wyatt Huso (Jr., RHP, Eagan, Minn.), Ethan Mushitz (Jr., SS, East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Jeremy Spinner (Sr., IF, Phoenix, Ariz.) all represented the baseball team.

To be eligible for this honor, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Furthermore, the athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.

The Golden Eagles had 60 student-athletes honored on the 2016-17 NSIC All-Academic Teams. Minnesota Crookston increased their recipients from last season as they had 52 student-athletes honored on the 2015-16 NSIC All-Academic Teams.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at www.goldeneaglesports.com.

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