Four Cyclones Earn Big 12 Academic Honor
Courtesy: Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa – Four Cyclones were named to the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball First Team, the Big 12 Conference announced Wednesday.
All three ISU seniors earned the academic honor, including Lyndsey Medders, Megan Ronhovde and Abby Reinert, as well as sophomore Amanda Nisleit. Medders holds a 3.44 cumulative grade-point average in sports management, while Reinert holds a 3.82 in accounting, Ronhovde boasts a 3.52 in marketing and management, and Nisleit has earned a 3.77 in elementary education. It’s the third straight season that Medders and Ronhovde have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. Players are not eligible as freshmen.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the athletics communications offices, the academic all-league women’s basketball squad consisted of 33 first team members combined with 13 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or over the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Iowa State will play its final regular-season contest Thursday at 7 p.m. at Texas Tech. The Cyclones will open the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Tournament as the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Cyclones’ first-round opponent has not yet been determined.
Re: Four Cyclones Earn Big 12 Academic Honor
Congrats to Lyndsey, Megan, Abby and Amanda!