11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
PELLA—Central College has 21 student-athletes on the spring sports academic all-Iowa Conference team.
Softball all-American and CoSIDA Capital One academic all-district honoree Katie Tenboer (first baseman, sr., Morrison, Ill.) is among the Dutch standouts that also excel academically. Also cited were track and field all-Americans Jill Ziskovsky (sr., Dallas Center, Dallas Center-Grimes HS), Emily Teas (sr., Indianola) and Rachel Purdy (so., Ankeny). All three athletes are members of the record-breaking 4x400-meter relay squad that captured second place at the NCAA Division III championships.
To qualify for the honor a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average (4.0 scale).
Central had 41 student-athletes on the fall sports squad and seven in the winter for 69 honorees overall. Last year the Dutch had 11 student-athletes on the spring academic team.
Josh Stanton, jr., Homer Glen, Ill., Lockport Township HS, exercise science, 3.59
Ryan Goetzinger, so., Mason City, Mason City HS, accounting-business management, 3.72
Men’s track and field
Shane Hallengren, sr., Estherville, Estherville-Lincoln Central HS, English, 3.58
Emery Davis, so., Crawfordsville, Winfield-Mount Union HS, biology-environmental studies, 3.82
Katie Tenboer, sr., Morrison, Ill., Morrison HS, art, 3.60
Jess Edler, jr., Clarence, North Cedar HS, athletic training, 3.64
Holly Von Fumetti, jr., Johnston, Johnston HS, business management, 3.69
Women’s track and field
Rachel Purdy, so., Ankeny, Ankeny HS, elementary education, 3.53
Becky Kubiaczyk, so., Bellevue, Neb., Plattsmouth HS, elementary education, 3.62
Taylor Schuelke, jr., Rosemount, Minn., Rosemount HS, art-French, 3.67
Melanie Louis, jr., Davenport, Central HS, biology, 3.70
Emily Teas, sr., Indianola, Indianola HS, elementary education, 3.73
Sara Crippen, sr., Williamsburg, Williamsburg HS, Spanish-political science, 3.77
Eve Reinhold, sr., Collins, Collins-Maxwell HS, elementary education, 3.78
Megan Kittleson, jr., Osage, Osage HS, biology, 3.89
Amanda Melcher, so., Libertyville, Fairfield HS, elementary education, 389
Mel McDermott, so., Britt, West Hancock HS, exercise science, 3.94
Jill Ziskovsky, sr., Dallas Center, Dallas Center-Grimes HS, communication studies-Spanish, 3.94
Dan Bowser, sr., Fort Dodge, Fort Dodge HS, mathematics-economics, 3.55
Ryan Shuey, so., Corning, Corning HS, biochemistry, 3.67
Bryn Boswell, so., Pella, Pella HS, biology, 3.95