Nathan Baliva  |   Published July 12, 2021

Spring Athletes Score All-Academic Accolades

Monmouth Athletics Place 71 Spring Student-Athletes on MWC All-Academic List.

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College had 71 student-athletes named to the Midwest Conference 2020-21 Academic All-Conference Team on Monday. Only student-athletes from the spring sports season were eligible as the MWC did not sponsor fall or winter sports in the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19.

The 71 honorees rank fourth in the MWC which had 669 student-athletes named to the Academic-All Conference Team. The spring season included six league-sponsored sports and student-athletes had to post a 3.33 GPA to be eligible.

For the Fighting Scots, baseball led the way with 18 selections, followed by women’s track and field at 17, softball at 15, men’s track and field with 12, men’s tennis with six and women’s tennis with three.

As announced last month, outside of the MWC, the Scots also had 15 on the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference All-Academic team, four on the Midwest Lacrosse Conference men’s lacrosse team and three on the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s golf team. Overall, Monmouth had 93 student-athletes honored in the spring season.

“We continue to show signs of improvement over the last decade and we are very happy with the progress our student-athletes have made in the classroom,” said Director of Athletics Roger Haynes. “Our department goal remains 50% of our student-athletes as All-Academic so there is still work to be done.”

Baseball (18): Seniors: Jacob Brewer (Gibson City, Illinois), Sean Davis (Barrington, Illinois), Trevor Davis (Waterloo, Illinois), Grant Powers (Keller, Texas), Matt Temaner (Gurnee, Illinois), Austin Vannaken (East Galesburg, Illinois), Thomas Witty (Northbrook, Illinois). Juniors: Matthew Datlof (Las Vegas, Nevada), Hunter De La Rosa (Moline, Illinois), AJ Hatlestad (New Windsor, Illinois), Daniel McClung (Springfield, Illinois), Anthony Ruggles (Aledo, Illinois), Jackson Van Iwaarden (Ballwin, Missouri). Sophomores: Nick Corman (Monmouth, Illinois), Jeff Garrett (Aledo, Illinois), Tim McNally (Paw Paw, Illinois). Freshmen: Luis Castillo (Chicago, Illinois), Tyler Houck (Park Ridge, Illinois).

Spring 2021 Softball Game Softball (15): Seniors: Brittney Enos (Fisher, Illinois), Hailey Rennick (Washington, Illinois), Alison Trettin (Manito, Illinois). Juniors: Rebecca Merletti (Kenosha, Wisconsin), Jenna Pauley (Moline, Illinois), Jessica Pauley (Moline, Illinois), Allie Ramlo (Tremont, Illinois). Sophomores. Alex Chamberlain (Canton, Illinois), Kassidy Johnson (Petersburg, Illinois), Calista Warmowski (Spring Grove, Illinois). Freshmen: Emilie Cain (Lake Villa, Illinois), Grace Goodrich (Lake Villa, Illinois), Lillian Hucke (Monmouth, Illinois), Abby Leber (Tremont, Illinois), Makaylea Sepich (Mackinaw, Illinois).

Men’s Tennis (6): Seniors: Zach Harris (Mascoutah, Illinois), Joseph Shie (Davenport, Iowa). Juniors: Andrew Shie (Davenport, Iowa), Matthew Simonson (Monmouth, Illinois). Sophomores: Adam Greer (Brimfield, Illinois), Omar Godinez (Tlaquepaque, Mexico).

Women’s Tennis (3): Seniors: Emma Johanns (Burlington, Iowa). Sophomores: Emily Henson (Geneseo, Illinois), Emily Laughlin (Milan, Illinois). Spring 2021 W Tennis

Men’s Track and Field (12): Seniors: Alex Cutright (Glenwood Springs, Colorado), Austin Pfau (Leland, Illinois), Clayton Schulenberg (Orion, Illinois), Zach Vancil (Little York, Illinois). Juniors: Riley Dulin (Monmouth, Illinois), Seby Wolf (Highland, Illinois). Sophomores: Reed Bona (Dyersburg, Tennessee), Gavin Conway (Steeleville, Illinois), Eon Ebuna (San Diego, California), Maurice Greene (Gainesville, Florida), Reed Wilson (Normal, Illinois). Freshmen: Braden Bernas (Aurora, Illinois).

Women’s Track and Field (17): Seniors: MacKenzie Baker (Aledo, Illinois), Katie Hayes (Romeoville, Illinois), Cindy Ladner (Galesburg, Illinois), Hannah McVey (Monmouth, Illinois), Kirsten Menke (Peoria, Illinois), Julia Sterr (Clinton, Illinois), Josie Welker (Lewistown, Illinois). Juniors: Ezzie Baltierra-Chavez (Denver, Colorado), Kara Fisher (Monmouth, Illinois), Arika Hofmann (Monmouth, Illinois), Kady Patelski (Clinton, Illinois), Jordan Peckham (Farmington, Illinois). Sophomores: Ally Clay (Jacksonville, Illinois), Addi Cox (Morton, Illinois), Gabriela Peterson (Southwick, Massachusetts), Emma Wohlstadter (Macomb, Illinois). Freshmen: Skylar Garey (Metamora, Illinois).

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