A sizeable student-athlete contingent represented Manchester University on the 2017-18 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference fall all-academic awards, released Wednesday, Dec. 6.
MU had 28 individuals recognized. Academic all-conference selections must have at least a cumulative 3.5 grade-point average and be varsity athletes with the cumulative GPA being the student-athletes average at the end of the semester preceding spring season completion. The student-athlete has to complete the equivalent of a full academic year, full time enrolled, at the institution to be eligible. The awards are named in honor of Tom Bohlsen, who served as the HCAC's first commissioner from 1998 to 2008.
Manchester University's fall honorees, by sport, are as follows …
Cross Country – Jamie McBride, jr., Elkhart, Ind.; Samina Qureshi, jr., Columbia City, Ind.; Daniel Baker, so., Okemos, Mich.; Blake Harris, sr., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Women's Tennis – Mariam Ali, sr., Giza, Egypt; Katy Ashpole, sr., Leesburg, Ind.; Katie Peden, sr., North Manchester, Ind.
Volleyball – Emily Bailey, so., Warsaw, Ind.; Kaitlin Mindiola, jr., Roachdale, Ind.; Riley Patterson, so., Walkerton, Ind.
Women's Golf: Haleigh Fernandez, jr., Selma, Ind.; Kaitlin Powers, sr., Indianapolis, Ind.
Men's Soccer: Drake DeWitt, jr., Columbia City, Ind.; Dustin Cunningham, sr., LaGrange, Ind.; Josh Jordan, so., Zionsville, Ind.; Ben Niederhelman, jr., Ross, Ohio; Brandon Renninger, so., Fort Wayne, Ind.; Travis Richardson, sr., Elizabethtown, Ky.; Matthew Roop, so., West Lafayette, Ind.; Samuel Tetteh-Quarshie, jr., Accra, Ghana; Noah Tong, so., Mason, Ohio
Women's Soccer: Maranda Birmingham, jr., Kouts, Ind; Cami Holford, jr., Valparaiso, Ind.; Jenny Pudlo, sr., Crown Point, Ind.; Kelsey Ropp, sr., Freeland, Mich.; Caroline Smith, jr., Mason, Ohio; Isabella Zoog, jr., Brownsburg, Ind.
Football: Eric Beard, sr., Findlay, Ohio; Chris Jacobs, so., Fort Wayne, Ind.