SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The Crossroads League has announced its Academic All-Crossroads League award winners for the 2016 winter and spring seasons, and 34 Spring Arbor University student-athletes were recognized for their academic excellence.
A total of 237 student-athletes from the Crossroads League’s 10 member institutions participating in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s track and field, women’s track and field, baseball and softball received the honor. Spring Arbor and Taylor University were tied at the top of the league with 34 honorees.
The SAU softball program led all teams with seven players honored while the women’s track and field team landed six on the list. Baseball, women’s basketball and men’s track and field had four student-athletes earn a nod. Men’s basketball, men’s golf and women’s golf posted three apiece.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-Crossroads League, a student-athlete must have reached junior status academically and possess a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the entire academic semester in which the student-athlete participated in the league sport.
In addition to the 29 student-athletes honored from the fall sports season, the Cougars boasted an impressive 63 Academic All-League performers for the 2015-16 academic year.
Robert Cleary (JR/Sterling Heights, Mich.)
Tyce Clement (JR/Hudsonville, Mich.)
Brody Harris (JR/Bloomingdale, Mich.)
Mitchel Patterson (SR/Byron Center, Mich.)
Greg Hamilton (SR/Middleville, Mich.)
Isaac Love (JR/Whitehall, Mich.)
Thomas Starks (JR/Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Karly Bender (JR/Brighton, Mich.)
Rachel Driesenga (JR/Hudsonville, Mich.)
Jessica Mabry (SR/Macomb, Mich.)
Kylie Townsley (JR/Macomb, Mich.)
Guthrie Collins (SR/Spring Lake, Mich.)
Connor Talbert (SR/Jackson, Mich.)
Taylor VanSolkema (JR/Byron Center, Mich.)
Jessica Coleman (SR/Spring Arbor, Mich.)
Lauren Fuller (JR/Ionia, Mich.)
Becca Snyder (JR/Portland, Mich.)
Beka Bentz (SR/Mason, Mich.)
Kasidy Coats (SR/Eaton Rapids, Mich.)
Bekah Guy (SR/Leslie, Mich.)
Jessie Jones (JR/Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Alexis Salow (JR/Homer, Mich.)
Kaitlyn Sinclair (SR/Oil City, Ont.)
Amanda Youngheim (SR/Lexington, Mich.)
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Logan Boote (JR/Manchester, Mich.)
Sam Comden (JR/Concord, Mich.)
Bobby McCoy (JR/Caro, Mich.)
Simon Reidsma (SR/Wyoming, Mich.)
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Danielle Anderson (JR/Milan, Mich.)
Liz Brueggeman (JR/Jackson, Mich.)
Jennifer Coffell (JR/Falmouth, Mich.)
Brittany Ditzhazy (JR/Riverview, Mich.)
Diana Dvorak (SO/Gig Harbor, Wash.)
Hannah Hoffmann (JR/Chesterton, Ind.)