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Softball Places Eight on Academic All-MAC Team

Courtesy: Kristin Keirns, associate director of athletic media relations
Release: 06/03/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Mid-American Conference announced its 2016 Softball Academic All-MAC team Friday, June 3. A total of 78 student-athletes were named to the team, including eight players from Western Michigan.

Those receiving the recognition from Western Michigan:
Erin Binkowski, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.36, Sport Management
Kelsea Cichocki, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.71, Physical Education
Geordin Craun, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.34, Paper Engineering
Allyson Kus, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.26, Early Childhood Education
Melissa Palmer, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.81, Biomedical Sciences
Caity Pixley, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.69, Early Childhood Education
Anissa Sanchez, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.61, Accountancy
Ivy Schaaf, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.52, Marketing

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 GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

Members of that group, including the eight WMU players, will also be considered for the conference’s Distinguished Scholar-Athlete Award, which will be voted on by the Faculty Athletic Representatives and was new to the MAC beginning last year.

2016 Academic All-MAC Softball Team
Cassie Gillespie, Akron, Sophomore, 3.692, Pre-Physical Therapy
Taylor Kirian, Akron, Sophomore, 3.692, Supply Chain Management
Kayla Schlosser, Akron, Sophomore, 3.945, Biology
Erin Seiler, Akron, Senior, 3.594, MBA Business Analytics
Amanda Arnett, Ball State, Junior, 3.537, Speech Language Pathology
Sammi Cowger, Ball State, Senior, 3.803, Sport Administration
Emily Dabkowski, Ball State, Senior, 3.411, Nursing
Rachel Houck, Ball State, Junior, 3.410, Accounting
Elise Sandberg, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.794, Biology
Kelsey Schifferdecker, Ball State, Senior, 3.973, Accounting
India Steward, Ball State, Junior, 3.716, Sport Administration
Carolyn Wilmes, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.571, Legal Studies
Briana Combs, Bowling Green, Junior, 4.000, Sport Management
Kayla Gregory, Bowling Green, Sophomore, 3.877, Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Katee Hinkle, Bowling Green, Sophomore, 3.857, Health Science
Chelsea Raker, Bowling Green, Redshirt sophomore, 3.463, Public Health
Haley Schrock, Bowling Green, Junior, 3.971, Accounting
Marisa Shook, Bowling Green, Senior, 3.834, Dietetics
Sarah Edwards, Buffalo, Sophomore, 3.215, Sociology
Lauren Gambone, Buffalo, Senior, 3.247, Sociology
Kenzie Koch, Buffalo, Senior, 3.474, Psychology
Maison Kalina, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.56,
Taylor Lewallen, Central Michigan, Junior, 3.42,
Carol Ann Sexauer, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.84,
Myranda Barnes, Eastern Michigan Senior, 3.75, Chemistry
Abi Clark, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.83, Speech Language Pathology
Abby Davidson, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.91, Speech Pathology
Aoife Duffy, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.41, Exercise Science
Haley Hostetler, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.56, Elementary Education
Mady Hostetler, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.65, Language, Literature, and Writing
Michelle Kriegshauser, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.54, Speech Language
Abbie Minsker, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.69, Chemistry
Brandice Olmos, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.81, Criminology
Angel Schilke, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.49, Chemistry
Trisha Trujillo, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.20, Psychology
Elaine Whitbeck, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.42, Elementary Education
Emily Dobbin, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.773, Integrated Health Studies
Michele Duffy, Kent State, Senior, 3.638, Biology
Maddy Grimm, Kent State, Junior, 3.513, Exercise Science
Janel Hayes, Kent State, Junior, 3.509, Exercise Science
Allie Luther, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.467, Exercise Science
Arika Roush, Kent State, Senior, 3.331, Integrated Health Studies
Vanessa Scoarste, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.924, Chemistry
Shelbi Tilton, Kent State, Senior, 3.768, Exercise Science
Erika Warren, Kent State, Senior, 3.319, Sports Administration
Tanya Busby, Miami, Senior, 3.31, Graphic Design
Kelsey Fredericks, Miami, Junior., 3.26, Marketing
Kaitlyn Gliha, Miami, Sophomore, 3.47, Mechanical Engineering
Jenna Jones, Miami, Junior, 3.63, Family Studies
Kat Lee, Miami, Sophomore, 3y.43, Kinesiology & Premedical Studies
Amber Logemann, Miami, Sophomore, Senior, 3.37, Biology
Jordyn Bowen, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.60, Business
Kayti Grable, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.56, Journalism
Bekah Harnish, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 3.64, Art & Design Education
Kali Kossakowski, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.71, Nursing
Emily Naegele, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.90, Pre-Physical Therapy
Tara Thacker, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 4.0, Nursing
Caitlyn Warren, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.73, Sociology
Alaynie Woollard, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 3.44, Psychology
Madison Claytor, Ohio, Junior, 3.758, Sport Management, Marketing and Business Administration
Taylor Saxton, Ohio, Redshirt Sophomore, 3.733, Sport Management, Marketing and Business Administration
Savannah Jo Dorsey, Ohio, Redshirt Junior, 3.377, Biological Sciences
Kaitlyn Bergman, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.867, Education
Samantha Emery, Toledo, Senior, 3.301, Exercise Science
Celeste Fidge, Toledo, Junior, 3.333, Marketing and Finance
Marla Gooding, Toledo, Senior, 3.569, Education
Kylie Gross, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.938, Marketing and Sales
Ashley Rausch, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.753, Nursing
Chandler Rice, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.867, Education
Samantha Showalter, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.399, Business
Erin Binkowski, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.36, Sport Management
Kelsea Cichocki, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.71, Physical Education
Geordin Craun, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.34, Paper Engineering
Allyson Kus, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.26, Early Childhood Education
Melissa Palmer, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.81, Biomedical Sciences
Caity Pixley, Western Michigan, Senior, 3.28, Early Childhood Education
Anissa Sanchez, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.61, Accountancy
Ivy Schaaf, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.52, Marketing

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