League Announces #SummitSD Academic All-League Teams

League Announces #SummitSD Academic All-League Teams

ELMHURST, Ill. – With the conclusion of the 2016 Summit League Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, the league has announced its Swimming and Diving Academic All-League Teams as voted on by the institution's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors, with all ties standing. A total of 22 student-athletes, 10 men and 12 women, were named to the team and honored for their combined athletic and academic performances this season.

All six institutions were represented on the Men's Academic All-League Team, led by Denver and South Dakota State who each had three honored. Eastern Illinois, IUPUI South Dakota and Western Illinois each had one named to the team. SDSU's Noah Batenhorst and Weston Christensen along with Western Illinois' JD Furr and IUPUI's Lennart Kuester each earn the recognition for the second time in their careers.

Twelve were named to the women's team. Defending-champion Denver and South Dakota each had three honorees, most of any school. Maranda Buha (IUPUI), Greysen Hertting (USD), Morgan Mullenix (DU) and Abby Zenner (SDSU) each earn the distinction a second time. Omaha's Natalie Renshaw is named to the Academic All-League Team for a third time.

To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of their team's competitions.  The men's and women's swimming and diving all-league teams are made up of the 10 student-athletes receiving the most votes with all ties standing.

 

2016 SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Event

GPA

Major

Noah Batenhorst*

South Dakota State

Jr.

Diving

3.96

Mechanical Engineering

Weston Christensen*

South Dakota State

Jr.

Swimming

4.00

Civil Engineering

Adam Fenton

South Dakota

Jr.

Swimming

3.75

Biology/Spanish

Steve Fishman

Eastern Illinois

So.

Swimming

3.93

Biological Sciences

JD Furr#

Western Illinois

Sr.

Swimming

3.54

Biology

Matt Hulstine

Denver

Jr.

Swimming

3.77

International Studies

Lennart Kuester#

IUPUI

Jr.

Swimming

3.49

Management/Marketing

Anton Loncar

Denver

So.

Swimming

3.53

International Business

Kyle Robrock

Denver

Jr.

Swimming

3.48

Biology

Chris Rumrill

South Dakota State

So.

Swimming

4.00

Electrical Engineering

 

2016 SUMMIT LEAGUE WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Name

School

Yr.

Event

GPA

Major

Melissa Berger

IUPUI

Jr.

Diving

3.89

Elementary Education

Maranda Buha*

IUPUI

Jr.

Swimming

3.81

Nursing

Julia Gorham

South Dakota

So.

Swimming

4.00

Chemistry/French

Jessie Hendricks

South Dakota State

Sr.

Swimming

3.97

Mathematics

Greysen Hertting*

South Dakota

Jr.

Diving

3.86

Nursing

Lizzie Hollopeter

Western Illinois

Sr.

Swimming

3.67

Athletic Training

Morgan Mullenix#

Denver

Sr.

Swimming

3.69

Strategic Communications

Maddie Myers

Denver

So.

Swimming

3.45

International Business

Natalie Renshaw*#

Omaha

Sr.

Swimming

3.84

Biology

Johanna Roas

Denver

Jr.

Swimming

3.70

Undeclared

Rachel Svendson

South Dakota

Sr.

Swimming

3.87

Kinesiology and Sports Science

Abby Zenner*

South Dakota State

Sr.

Swimming

3.85

Nursing

*2014-15 Academic All-League Honoree 
#2013-14 Academic All-League Honoree
 

 

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleagueand watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl. 

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