May 14, 2020 7:18 PM

Northwest Missouri State men's tennis earns MIAA academic honors

Posted May 14, 2020 7:18 PM

The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat men's tennis team had six of its student-athletes honored by the MIAA for their effort in the classroom and on the court.

Fabien Calloud, So., Business Management, 3.60 GPA from Tokyo, Japan

Louis Compas, Sr., Business Management, 3.60 GPA from Reims, France

Spyridon Kaperonis, Sr., Computer Science, 3.28 GPA from Patras, Greece

Bjorn Kurtze, Sr., Business Economics, 3.39 GPA from Munich, Germany

Franco Oliva, Jr., Business Economics, 3.03 GPA from Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Agustin Velasco, Jr., Finance: Financial Management, 3.81 GPA from San Luis, Argentina

The MIAA announced its Academic Awards for the 2019-2020 men's tennis season. More than 45 men's tennis student-athletes from league schools were recognized for their classroom achievements.

To be recognized on the Academic Honor Roll, one must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.00 at the certifying member institution. The individual must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. The complete list of Academic Honor Roll recipients for men's tennis is available here.
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MWSU's Rouse, Tauchen named finalists for MIAA Fall Student-Athlete of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two Missouri Western student-athletes were named finalists for MIAA Fall Student-Athlete of the Year awards as announced by the association on Wednesday.

Griffon football's Shawn Rouse was one of five finalists for the MIAA Fall Male Student-Athlete of the Year while Griffon volleyball's Ali Tauchen was one of five finalists for the female award. The awards are the association's highest honor in 2019-20 for student-athletes in their respective seasons.

Missouri Western joined Pittsburg State as the only two MIAA members to have both female and male finalists for the fall season. The winners of the Fall Student-Athlete of the Year award will be announced on Thursday, May 21. Winners of the Winter Student-Athlete of the Year award will be announced on Friday, May 22.

The 2019-2020 Student-Athlete of the Year awards are given in lieu of the annual Ken B. Jones award due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The MIAA's COVID-19 Task Force recommended an award that properly recognizes the top student-athletes from the fall and winter but not limit the spring sport student-athletes who were unable to finish their seasons and collect accolades for a fair and competitive resume.

A 15-member committee comprised of one administrator from each MIAA institution and the conference office ranked each candidate based on excellence in three categories: Athletic Achievement in that academic year, Career Academic Achievements, and Community/Campus Service during the Academic Year. A nominee must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average through the previous full semester term through February 1 of the academic year of nomination at the certifying member institution.

2019 Female Fall Student-Athlete of the Year Finalists
Allysa Gann - Central Missouri, Soccer
Dominique Lipari - Central Oklahoma, Volleyball
Ali Tauchen - Missouri Western, Volleyball
Julianne Jackson - Nebraska Kearney, Volleyball
Piper Misse - Pittsburg State, Cross Country

2019 Male Fall Student-Athlete of the Year Finalists
Jace McDown - Emporia State, Football
Mortiz Walther - Fort Hays State, Soccer
Shawn Rouse - Missouri Western, Football
Ryan Dodd - Pittsburg State, Football
Kyle Hinton - Washburn, Football

2019 Female Winter Student-Athlete of the Year Finalists
Morgan Fleming - Central Missouri, Basketball
Kacey Kennett - Fort Hays State, Basketball
Elena Bisotto - Missouri Southern, Indoor Track & Field
Tiara Schmidt - Nebraska Kearney, Indoor Track & Field
Haven Lander - Pittsburg State, Indoor Track & Field

2019 Male Winter Student-Athlete of the Year Finalists
Brandon Ball - Fort Hays State, Wrestling
Kizan David - Lincoln, Indoor Track & Field
Cam Martin - Missouri Southern, Basketball
Matt Malcom - Nebraska Kearney, Wrestling
Levi Wyrick - Pittsburg State, Wrestling

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