Ninety-Two @AdrianBulldogs Student-Athletes Place on the 2015-16 MIAA Academic Honor Roll

Ninety-Two @AdrianBulldogs Student-Athletes Place on the 2015-16 MIAA Academic Honor Roll

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FREELAND, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Thursday announced the list of 1,260 student-athletes from the conference’s nine member institutions recognized as 2015-16 MIAA Academic Honor Roll selections. The total surpasses the conference’s previous record of 1,169 honorees for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Adrian placed 92 academic all-conference standouts on the listings, including 12 four-year honorees in Jeff Gertley (Novi/Northville High School), Baseball; Ben Rodak (Imlay City), Men's Basketball; Jake Waldrup (Ann Arbor/Dexter), Men's Lacrosse; Michael Mertz (Farmington/ North Farmington), Men's Tennis; Morgan Brandt (Eastlake, Ohio/Northand), Rebecca Greco (Dearborn Heights/Divine Child), Softball; Kari Somerville (Holt), Women's Golf; Morgan Spencer (Plymouth/Plymouth-Salem), Women's Tennis; Jordan Brisson (Waterford/Kettering), Chelsea Jordan (Swartz Creek/Lake Fenton), Nicole Motz (St. Johns) and Rachel Wathen (Athens), Women's Volleyball.

Here are some other Bulldog highlights: Women's Soccer led MIAA-affiliated team with a dozen selections; Football's Dylan Dunn (Livonia/Stevenson) and Mertz were chosen the MIAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year for their sport; and women's golf seniors-to-be Emily Bristow (Hanover/Hanover-Horton), Laura Shureb (Livonia/Stevenson) both were named Scholar All-Americans by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association earlier this month.

“The achievements of the student-athletes that represent the MIAA continue to overwhelm me,” said Allen-Cook. “I am proud of the work our student-athletes put into being successful in their overall collegiate experiences.”

To be recognized, student-athletes must reach a 3.5 grade-point average for the academic year and earn a varsity letter in an MIAA-sponsored sport.

Of the 1,260 recognized, 95 student-athletes received accolades for four consecutive seasons. Hope College had an MIAA-best 231 representatives on the list.

On Monday, the MIAA released its Team Grade-Point Average Awards as six Bulldog squads--Women's Tennis, 3.49; Softball, 3.44; Women's Golf, 3.40; Men's Tennis, 3.40; Men's Golf, 3.36; and Women's Soccer, 3.35--made the cut.

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