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National All-Americans Highlight Conference Academic Honorees for Central

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

Central College has 21 student-athletes on the spring sports academic all-Iowa Conference team.  

Softball all-American and CoSIDA Capital One academic all-district honoree Katie Tenboer is among the Dutch standouts that also excelled in the classroom.

Also cited were track and field all-Americans Jill Ziskovsky, Emily Teas and Rachel Purdy. All three athletes are members of the record-breaking 4×400-meter relay squad that captured second place at the NCAA Division III championships.  

To qualify for the honor a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average.  

Central had 41 student-athletes on the fall sports squad and seven in the winter for 69 honorees overall. Last year the Dutch had 11 student-athletes on the spring academic team.