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Central lands 28 on spring academic squad

General Information | June 12, 2014

PELLA — Central College has placed 28 student-athletes on the academic all-Iowa Conference spring sports squad.

For the year, Dutch student-athletes received academic all-conference recognition 75 times. Six were honored for the winter and 41 for fall sports.

To qualify for the distinction, a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and achieve a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale).

The spring honorees led by accounting major Grant Seuferer (senior, Milo, Southeast Warren HS) of the Dutch baseball team, who graduated with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA and exercise science-health promotion major Jordan Overland (senior, Boone) from the softball squad, who finished with a 3.97 GPA. They also received Central awards for having the highest GPAs for Dutch men’s and women’s senior student-athletes. In 2013, Overland received the NCAA Elite 89 Award for having the highest grade point average of any player in the NCAA Division III softball finals.

Another top performer, men’s tennis standout Kyle Freischlag (senior, Downers Grove, Ill., South HS), was accepted by the Duke University School of Medicine. He graduated with a 3.87 GPA and majors in biology and history.

Central College academic all-Iowa Conference spring sport honorees (alphabetical by sport)

Name                                     Yr.        Sport    Hometown/High school                           Major                              GPA

Ryan Dusil                               Sr.        BSB       Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy                       Environmental studies/political                       3.65


Spencer Gritsch                       So.        BSB       Brooklyn, Iowa/BGM                                   Exercise science                3.66

Grant Seuferer                         Sr.        BSB       Milo, Iowa/Southest Warren                        Accounting                        4.00

Dakotah Wolken                      So.        BSB       Dillon, Iowa/East Marshall                           Business management       3.50

Lexi Cessna                             Sr.        SB         Bloomington, Ill./Normal                             Biology                             3.84

Shannon Coulson                     Jr.         SB         Bondurant, Iowa/Bondurant-Farrar               Math/biology                     3.68

Chelsea Greiner                       Sr.        SB         Agency, Iowa/Cardinal                                Exercise science                3.91

Brie Haycraft                           Sr.        SB         Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott                          Elementary education        3.92

Jordan Overland                      Sr.        SB         Boone, Iowa/Boone                                   Exercise science/health promotion                               3.97

Dana Van Renterghem              Jr.         SB         Oskaloosa, Iowa/Oskaloosa                        Sociology                          3.68

Josh Forst                               Sr.        MTN      Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove South           Math/secondary education  3.62

Kyle Freischlag                        Sr.        MTN      Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South     History/biology                  3.87

Tim Kahl                                 Jr.         MTN      Grinnell, Iowa/Grinnell                                Math/computer science      3.95

John Seier                               Sr.        MTN      Lincoln, Neb./Waverly                                 Accounting                        3.93

Spencer Hammack                   So.        MTR      Ottumwa, Iowa/Ottumwa                           Biology                             3.70

Drew Jackson                          Jr.         MTR      Johnston, Iowa/Johnston                            Enviornmental studies/biology                        3.57

Josh Tack                               Jr.         MTR      Hudson, Iowa/Hudson                                Exercise science                3.59

Jamie Vander Veer                   Jr.         MTR      Knoxville, Iowa/Knoxville                            Secondary education          3.58

Molly Bramble                          So.        WTR      Waukee, Iowa/Waukee                              Elementary education        3.66

Alyssa Eaves                           Jr.         WTR      Grinnell, Iowa/Johnston                              Biology                             3.68

Maddy Frehe                           Sr.        WTR      De Soto, Kan./De Soto                                Elementary education        3.75

Kaitlyn Gillett                           Sr.        WTR      Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls                      Athletic training                 3.92

Allie McBroom                          Jr.         WTR      Runnells, Iowa/Southeast Polk                    Elementary education        3.54

Melanie Nielsen                       So.        WTR      Atlantic, Iowa/Atlantic                                Biology                             3.62

Monica Ruiz                             So.        WTR      Hudson, Iowa/Hudson                                Exercise science                3.53

Shelbi Stimpson                       So.        WTR      Galt, Mo./Grundy County R-V                        Secondary education          3.51

Mallory Welk                            Jr.         WTR      De Pere, Wis./De Pere                                Exericse science/health promotion                               3.66

McKenna Zimmerman               Jr.         WTR      Urbandale, Iowa/Urbandale                        Biology                             3.78

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