34 Spartans Named to Spring Iowa Conference All-Academic Team

Jun 9, 2014 | J.Crane


DUBUQUE, IOWA – The University of Dubuque placed 34 Student-Athletes on the 2013-14 Iowa Conference Spring All-Academic Team. To be eligible for the IIAC All-Academic Team a Student-Athlete must compete at the varsity level, be least a sophomore in academic standing, have attended the nominating institution for at least one academic year, and attain a 3.5 or better grade point average. The Spartans Softball team tied for the most honorees in softball. 

Christian Armas, Caitlin Aulwes, Dishon Deering, and Joey Kilsdonk were each named Academic All-Iowa Conference for the third time. UD sophomore Jennifer Pohlman earned all-academic in three sports having participated in volleyball, indoor track, and softball during the 2013-14 school year.

Breakdown by State/Country: Illinois (11), Iowa (9), Wisconsin (7), Minnesota (3), Colorado (1), Florida (1), Texas (1), and Belgium (1).

Women's Track & Field - 11

Name   Year   Hometown/High School Major
Brenda Breimon So. Oconomowoc, Wis./Slinger   Elementary Education
Taylor Cary So. Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf Psychology
Chantel Christiansen   So. Anamosa, Iowa/Anamosa Pre-Professional Health
Samantha Holen Jr. Rockford, Ill./Lutheran Elementary Education
Alyssa Holt So. Durant, Ill./Durant Nursing
Nickolette McKenzie Jr. Hoffman Estates, Ill./William Fremd Wellness & Exercise Science/Business 
Brenda Nava Jr. Chicago, Ill./Lane Tech Flight Ops./Aviation Management
Jennifer Pohlman So. West Branch, Iowa/West Branch Wellness & Exercise Science
Sade Pointer So. Rochelle, Ill./Rochelle Township Criminal Justice/Sociology
Caitlin Simbeck Jr. Bayfield, Colo./Bayfield Wellness & Exercise Science
Kim Trinco So. Schaumburg, Ill./JB Conant Wellness & Exercise Science

Men's Track & Field - 7

Name   Year   Hometown/High School Major
Zach Ahrens So. LeClaire, Iowa/Pleasant Valley Criminal Justice
Tyler Dobratz Jr. Edgerton, Wis./Edgerton Wellness & Exercise Science
Alexander Eckes So. Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc Wellness & Exercise Science
Ryan Mattingly Sr. Janesville, Iowa/Janesville Flight Ops./Aviation Management
Tyler Peugh So. Sterling, Ill./Sterling Biology
David Ploenzke So. Prophetstown, Ill./Prophetstown Religion
Evan Zurbuchen Sr. Hollandale, Wis./Madison West Aviation Management

Softball - 6

Name   Year   Hometown/High School Major
Caitling Aulwes Sr. Edgewood, Iowa/Edgewood-Colesburg   Wellness & Exercise Science
Ainsley Billesbach So. Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere North Nursing
Kelli Gerace Jr. DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb Physical Education Teaching, K-12
Magan Loes So. Cascade, Iowa/Cascade Elementary Education
Jennifer Pohlman So. West Branch, Iowa/West Branch Wellness & Exercise Science
Tori Woltz So. Wykoff, Minn./Chatfield Wellness & Exercise Science

Baseball - 4

Name Year Hometown/High School Major
Josh Eastman Jr. Edgerton, Wis./Edgerton Health, Wellness, & Recreation
Lucas Kahl So. Walworth, Wis./Big Foot Union Accounting/Marketing
Daniel Karnick So. Winona, Minn./Cotter Accounting/Business
Joey Kilsdonk Sr. Appleton, Wis./Kimberly Criminal Justice

Men's Golf - 3

Name Year Hometown/High School Major
Christian Armas Sr. Richmond, Texas/Houston Christian Sports Marketing & Management
Alex Beck Sr. Maquoketa, Iowa/Maquoketa Marketing
Anders Haukoos So. Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville Business Admin.

Men's Tennis - 3

Name Year Hometown/High School Major
Dishon Deering Sr. Winter Spring, Fla./Winter Spring Criminal Justice
Andrew Drummond So. Joliet, Ill./Joliet West Flight Ops./Aviation Management
Nikolay Gospodinov Jr. Mons, Gelgium/SHAPE Accounting/Computer Info Systems
The complete Iowa Conference All-Academic List can be found at: IIAC - All-Academic

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