25 Student-Athletes Named to 2016 Fall Academic All-IIAC Team

25 Student-Athletes Named to 2016 Fall Academic All-IIAC Team

Buena Vista University landed 25 student-athletes on the 2016 Fall Academic All-IIAC Team which was recently released by the league office.

The Beaver women's golf team highlights the list as it had five of its golfers earn recognition.  That total was the highest among all other IIAC women's golf programs.  The women's soccer team had eight selections which was the third-highest while football also landed five.

To eligible for Academic All-IIAC honors, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least one full year at his/her current school.  The student-athlete must also be a member of the varsity team of his/her sport.

This year's total was eight higher than BVU had a year ago.  A total of 424 student-athletes were recognized across the league's eight fall championship sports.

A full list of the BVU student-athletes recognized is below:

Name     Cl.     Sport     Hometown     Major
Jacob Staudt     Jr. FB Forest City, Iowa     Biology
Justin Kahl Sr. FB Denison, Iowa Elementary Ed
Nathan Pardun   Jr. FB Denison, Iowa Biology
Tyler Kyhl Jr. FB Slater, Iowa Biology
Tyler Smith Jr. FB Blairsburg, Iowa Athletic Training
Tyler Larson Sr. MCC Alta, Iowa Exercise Science
Jacob Heath So. MSOC Gretna, Neb. Corporate Communication
Derek Hunwardsen     So. MSOC Fairmont, Minn. Biology
Sydnee Donnelli Sr. VB Lakefield, Minn. Human Performance
Jamie Navinskey Jr. VB Nortonville, Kan. Athletic Training
Rachel Kehrberg So. WG Hinton, Iowa Biology
Elizabeth Kim Sr. WG Fairmont, Minn. Biology
Emily Kim So. WG Fairmont, Minn. Biology
Devin Stane Jr. WG Council Bluffs, Iowa   Athletic Training
Kaylee Weber Jr. WG Glidden, Iowa Accounting
Samantha Arnold Sr. WSOC Council Bluffs, Iowa Primary Education/Spanish
Megan Bissen So. WSOC Harlan, Iowa Biology
Kelsey Cheney So. WSOC Council Bluffs, Iowa Spanish & Secondary Ed
Mikayla Foster So. WSOC Johnston, Iowa Biology
Caroline Maher Jr. WSOC Waukee, Iowa Athletic Training
Abigail Tidman So. WSOC Bondurant, Iowa Chemistry
Rachel Novotny So. WSOC Carson, Iowa Elementary Education
McKenna Whitehill So. WSOC Mason City, Iowa Criminal Justice
Madison Gierstorf So. WTEN Denison, Iowa Elementary Ed
Tarynne Kinghorn Sr. WTEN Shenandoah, Iowa Biology