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Cross Country Tallies 12 Academic All-MAC Honorees – EMU Eagles

CLEVELAND, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) – The Mid-American Conference announced its 2021 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Academic All-MAC teams today, Jan. 11. A total of 87 student-athletes, including 12 from Eastern Michigan, were named to the women’s team while 51 student-athletes were named to the men’s team.

On the women’s side, Toledo paced the league with 11 student-athletes. Central Michigan had 10 named student-athletes while Bowling Green State and Ohio each tabbed nine apiece. Additionally, Miami and Western Michigan had seven, Ball State and Northern Illinois added six, and Akron and Eastern Michigan landed five on the list.

Buffalo led the men’s teams in 2021 with a total of 11 honorees, followed by Toledo with eight student-athletes. Eastern Michigan earned seven, Bowling Green State and Miami had six, Kent State and Ohio added five, and Central Michigan tabbed three.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

Eastern Michigan saw seven from the men’s team earn the distinction: seniors Ronald Brandal (Huron, Ohio-Huron), Solomon Costa (Gahanna, Ohio-Gahanna Lincoln), Chris Devaney (New Plymouth, New Zealand-New Plymouth), Baldvin Magnusson (Akureyri, Iceland-Hull University), Noah Perrin (Akron, Ohio-Woodridge), and Eddie Zuercher (Rocky River, Ohio-Rocky River), and junior Andy Payne (Worthington, Ohio-Thomas Worthington).

Meanwhile, the women’s squad had five garner Academic All-MAC honors: seniors Olivia Chandler (Brighton, Mich.-Brighton) and Lexi Seifert (Waterford, Pa.-Villa Maria Academy), and juniors Esme Davies (Lake District, England-Queen Elizabeth Grammar School), Sofia Ivanko (Buenos Aires, Argentina-St. Matthew’s College), and Kaitlyn St. Bernard (Newport, Mich.-Jefferson).

In total, nine of the 12 Eagles named to list had a cumulative GPA of 3.5-or-higher. Additionally, six had at least a 3.9 GPA, while Chandler achieved a perfect 4.0.

For updates on all things EMU cross country and track and field, continue to check EMUEagles.com or follow the team on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @EMUXC_TF.

2021 Women’s Cross Country Academic All-MAC Team
Kyra Keurentjes, Akron, R. Sophomore, International Business, 4.00
Sophia Leto, Akron, Sophomore, Exercise Science-Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.971
Hannah Long, Akron, Senior, Business Analytics-Supply Chain Management, 3.907
Lindsey Scarton, Akron, Senior, Primary Incl Teach Prep, 3.933
Alyssa Thomas, Akron, Senior, Nutrition (U)/Business (G), 3.267
Maddie Aul, Ball State, Senior, Economics, 4.00
Karleigh Conner, Ball State, Senior, Psychological Science, 3.95
Ashley Craycraft, Ball State, Sophomore, Criminal Justice & Criminology, 4.00
Elka Machan, Ball State, Sophmore, Pre-Optometry, 3.96
Kylee Mastin, Ball State, Sophomore, Pre-Dietetics, 3.96
Vivian Van Eck, Ball State, Junior, Pre-Exercise Science, 3.75
Olivia Collett, Bowling Green, Junior, Undecided, 3.720
Alyssa Ellerbrock, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Inclusive early childhood education, 4.000
Sydnie Firment, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Communication sciences and disorders, 3.934
Kristin Groppe, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Accounting/finance, 3.750
Elise Johnson, Bowling Green, Junior, Communication sciences and disorders, 4.000
Sydney Niekamp, Bowling Green, Senior, Graphic design, 3.676
Kailee Perry, Bowling Green, Junior, Exercise science, 4.000
Riley Robertson, Bowling Green, Junior, Psychology, 4.000
Katerina Shuble, Bowling Green, Senior, Architecture, 4.000
Meghana Caron, Buffalo, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.325
Allison Cline, Buffalo, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, 3.889
Alexia Hecico, Buffalo, Junior, Business Administration, 3.789
Riley Jones, Buffalo, Senior, Environmental Studies, 3.548
Elizabeth Powers, Buffalo, Sophomore, Public Health, 3.845
Hannah Sullivan, Buffalo, Junior, Communications, 3.804
Lauren Beckman, Central Michigan, Junior, Biology, 3.93
Maddy Boyd, Central Michigan, Sophomore, Social Work, 3.91
Alexa Davis, Central Michigan, Junior, Anthropology, 3.93
Lexie Jorgens, Central Michigan, Junior, Mathematics, 4.00
Lauren Lasceski, Central Michigan, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, 3.65
Ashlyn Nagel, Central Michigan, RS Freshman, Biochemistry, 3.89
Natalie Newcombe, Central Michigan, RS Freshman, Interpersonal Public Relations, 3.76
Emily Paupore, Central Michigan, RS Freshman, Undeclared, 3.94
Jelena Prescott, Central Michigan, RS Freshman, Undeclared, 3.85
Anya Turner, Central Michigan, Sophomore, Exercise Science, 3.76
Olivia Chandler, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Elementary Cognitive Impairment, 4.00

Esme Davies, Eastern Michigan, Junior, Communication, 3.77

Sofia Ivanko, Eastern Michigan, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.96

Lexi Seifert, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Biology, 3.98

Kaitlyn St. Bernard, Eastern Michigan, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.98

Kalli Barrett, Kent State, Senior, Chemistry, 3.929
Nicole DiCicco, Kent State, Junior, Nutrition, 3.960
Hanna Kunzler, Kent State, Junior, Biology, 3.463
Leah Lisle, Kent State, Senior, Nutrition, 3.736
Isabella Wolford, Kent State, Sophomore, Managerial Marketing, 4.000
Nina Zraik, Kent State, Junior, Environmental Science, 3.961
Emily Akin, Miami, Senior, Early Childhood Education, 3.7
McKenna Fry, Miami, Senior, University Studies, 3.6
Carmen Riano, Miami, Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering, 3.68
Julia Rushing, Miami, Sophomore, Public Health, 3.95
Jenna Sayle, Miami, Junior, Computer Science, 3.61
Ally Suyak, Miami, Senior, Kinesiology, 3.81
Katie Vitou, Miami, Senior, Biochemistry and Premedical Studies 3.39
Sara Atkins, Northern Illinois, Senior, Exercise Physiology, 3.725
Julia Finegan, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, Software Development, 4.0
Kaitlin Miller, Northern Illinois, Junior, Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.0
Hannah Ricci, Northern Illinois, Senior, Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.893
Katelyn Robbins, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, Nursing, 3.783
Victoria Robinson, Northern Illinois, Senior, General Emphasis, 3.613
Jessica (Jessie) Hartman, Ohio, Graduate Student, Social Work, 4.0
Alyssa Christian, Ohio, Junior, Psychology and English, 3.950
Sophia Hoersten, Ohio, Sophomore, Studio Art, 3.940
Kenna Loveless, Ohio, Sophomore, Exercise Physiology, 3.930
Stephanie Pierce, Ohio, Senior, Exercise Physiology, 3.919
Madelyn Bartolone, Ohio, Senior, Studio Art, 3.915
Bailey Roberts, Ohio, Junior, Exercise Physiology, 3.763
Carina Weaver, Ohio, Junior, Exercise Physiology, 3.632
Hailey Bowes, Ohio, Graduate Student, A&S- Nondegree, 3.307
Rebecca Snyder, Toledo, Senior, Exercise Science, 3.991
Hannah Sponaugle, Toledo, Senior, Mechanical Engineering, 3.787
Madeline Vinning, Toledo, Junior, Economics, 3.938
Emily Vinning, Toledo, Junior, Marketing, 3.914
Jordyn Boyer, Toledo, Junior, Pre-Nursing, 3.901
Megan Burmeister, Toledo, Senior, Bioengineering, 3.863
Julia Dames, Toledo, Sophomore, Pre-Nursing, 3.861
Mallory Ferguson, Toledo, Junior, Pre-Nursing, 3.8
Maya Hannagan, Toledo, Senior, Exercise Science, 3.4
Claire Steigerwald, Toledo, Senior, Marketing, 3.3
Amanda Tremains, Toledo, Sophomore, Exercise Science, 3.5
Courtney Allen, Western Michigan, Senior, Biomedical Sciences, 3.34
Annalise James, Western Michigan, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.63
Rebecca McNamee, Western Michigan, Graduate, Social Work. 3.64
Kailyn Mince, Western Michigan, Senior, Secondary Education: Earth Science, 3.75 5.
Charlotte Ramser, Western Michigan, Senior, Nursing, 3.55
Ashley Shipps, Western Michigan, Junior., Elementary Education, 3.56
Paisley Sipes, Western Michigan, Senior, Art, 3.68
2021 Men’s Cross Country Academic All-MAC Team
Cesar Arellano, Bowling Green, Senior, Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, 3.223
Andrew Blazer, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Finance, 3.750
Christian Gagliardi, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Economics, 4.000
Vince Manning, Bowling Green, Junior, Finance, 4.000
Omar Vazquez, Bowling Green, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.653
Mikey Worboy, Bowling Green, Sophomore, Business Finance, 3.360
Ryan Buzby, Buffalo, Senior, Exercise Science, 3.614
Thomas Flannery, Buffalo, Graduate Student, Business Administration, 3.386
Patrick Hazlitt, Buffalo, Graduate Student, Business Administration, 3.554
Alex Hislop, Buffalo, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.608
Scott Loforte, Buffalo, Senior, Civil Engineering, 3.949
William Marchant, Buffalo, Sophomore, Computer Science, 3.689
Armani Merlino, Buffalo, Junior, Computer Science, 3.947
Christopher Nowak, Buffalo, Graduate Student, Business Administration, 3.815
Sean O’Brien, Buffalo, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, 3.359
Brett Russell, Buffalo, Sophomore, Biomedical Sciences, 3.900
Nicholas Taboni, Buffalo, Graduate Student, Physical Therapy, 3.701
Hunter Foughner, Central Michigan, RS Freshman, Undeclared, 3.55
Ben Griffith, Central Michigan, Junior, Marketing, 3.91
Adam Rzentkowski, Central Michigan, Sophomore, Finance, 3.61
Ronald Brandal, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Social studies/Political science, 3.83

Solomon Costa, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Political science, 3.28

Chris Devaney, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Economics, 3.99

Baldvin Magnusson, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Exercise science, 3.46

Andy Payne, Eastern Michigan, Junior, Psychology, 3.30

Noah Perrin, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Political science, 3.96

Eddie Zuercher, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Mechanical engineering, 3.67

Trey Double, Kent State, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.384
Joe Farley, Kent State, Sophomore, Business Management, 3.585
Drew Johnson, Kent State, Senior, Aerospace Engineering, 3.387
Jacob Mirabell, Kent State, Sophomore, Geology, 3.375
Ethan Yost, Kent State, Sophomore, Integrated Social Studies, 3.728
Jake Bertelsen, Miami, Senior, Mechanical Engineering, 3.81
Anthony Camerieri, Miami, Senior, Finance and Kinesiology, 3.71
Dan Conway, Miami, Junior, Mechanical Engineering, 3.56
Charles Harders, Miami, Senior, Computer Engineering, 3.71
Nick Saul, Miami, Junior, Computer Science, 3.75
Alex Tam, Miami, Senior, Biomedical Engineering, 3.9
Cooper Mullen, Ohio, Sophomore, Finance and Business Analytics, 3.952
Josh Park, Ohio, Graduate Student, Physiology of Exercise, 3.564
Michael Tonkovich, Ohio, Mechanical Engineering, 3.489
King Wendesen, Ohio, Sophomore, Finance and Business Analytics, 3.260
Czar Tarr, Ohio, Senior, Accounting, 3.238
Cooper Losey, Toledo, Junior, Electrical Engineering, 3.684
Jake Rethman, Toledo, Junior, Biology, 3.984
Ben Towler, Toledo, Sophomore, Special Ed Intervention Studies, 3.638
Tanner Delk, Toledo, Junior, Finance, 3.962
Jacob Harris, Toledo, Junior, Exercise Studies, 3.759
Jonathon Hrivnak, Toledo, Junior, Young Adult and Adolescent Studies, 3.657
Kassim Kibet, Toledo, Junior, 3.333
Geoff Howles, Toledo, Sophomore, Education, 3.667

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