May 15, 2020 9:25 PM

22 Northwest baseball players earn MIAA academic honors

Posted May 15, 2020 9:25 PM

The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat baseball team had 22 of its student-athletes honored by the MIAA for their effort in the classroom and on the court.

The MIAA announced its Academic Awards for the 2020 baseball season. More than 175 baseball student-athletes from league schools were recognized for their classroom achievements.

The prestigious Academic Excellence Award was earned by Bearcat senior Tim Olson. Olson was among five baseball student-athletes to received the MIAA's Academic Excellence Award. An MIAA Academic Excellence Award recipient must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of at least 4.00 at the certifying member institution. The honoree also must have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. The complete list of Academic Excellence members for the 2020 baseball season is available here.

Name Year GPA Major Hometown

Tim Olson Sr. 4.00 MBA - General Buena Park, California

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 baseball is available here.

Name Year GPA Major Hometown

Chase Broeker R-Fr. 3.81 Biology/Psychology Leavenworth, Kansas

Peter Carlson Jr. 3.43 Business Management Arvada, Colorado

Caden Diel R-Fr. 3.53 Business Economics O'Fallon, Missouri

Matt Gastner Jr. 3.21 Business Management Liberty, Missouri

Nick Healton R-Fr. 3.08 Undecided West Palm Beach, Florida

Zane Jackson R-Fr. 3.33 Finance: Financial Services Wayne, Nebraska

Ryan Koski So. 3.62 Business Management Kearney, Nebraska

Tristan Ledger Sr. 3.18 BAS - Agriculture Brighton, Iowa

Elias Manners R-Fr. 3.58 Biology: Biomedical Sciences St. Joseph, Missouri

Mitchell McCallister Jr. 3.56 Applied Health: Exercise Science Kansas City, Missouri

Tim Olson Sr. 4.00 MBA - General Buena Park, California

Jordan Peck So. 3.76 Physical Education Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Connor Quick Sr. 3.21 Cybersecurity Fenton, Missouri

Calvin Rudolph Sr. 3.90 Finance: Financial Services Omaha, Nebraska

Richie Sander So. 3.64 Finance: Financial Services Kansas City, Missouri

Matt Schingel Sr. 3.86 Finance: Corporate Finance Crystal Lake, Illinois

Russell Simmons So. 3.40 Applied Health: Exercise Science Bonner Springs, Kansas

Alex Slocum So. 3.31 Marketing Liberty, Missouri

Daniel Smith So. 3.95 Biology: Biomedical Sciences Ashland, Missouri

Max Spitzmiller Jr. 3.40 Middle School Education St. Charles, Missouri

Colton Thomas Jr. 3.53 Business Management Olathe, Kansas

Quintin Van Ackeren Sr. 3.16 Business Management Omaha, Nebraska

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May 15, 2020 9:25 PM
Missouri Western's annual Gold Coat drive now underway

Missouri Western Athletics kicked off it's annual Gold Coat Club membership drive this past week as 45 volunteers made up of Gold Coat members, Griffon coaches and community members began the process of securing renewals and cultivating new members.

The Gold Coat Club is the athletics booster organization of Missouri Western State University. Founded in 1969, the club raises funds to support the endeavors of the now 17 Griffon sports programs with the addition of women's lacrosse this past fall and the spirit squads. 

Membership in the Gold Coat Club assists in providing our student-athletes and coaches the necessary resources to help compete at the highest level of NCAA Division II and is open to anyone with interest in Griffon Athletics. Your support helps enhance the following areas: team travel, recruiting, equipment, academic support and facilities.  

Most Gold Coat packages include: season tickets, reserved seat opportunities, premium parking, football stadium club access and other amenities available to members. Those not seeking benefits of a package may earmark a gift to the department or a sport of their choice.

While we firmly believe the 2020-21 season will be contested, should competition not take place, the following options will be in place for pledges made:1. Convert pledge to a 100% tax deductible gift2. Apply this year's pledge toward the 2021-22 season3. Receive a refund

A copy of this years brochure is listed via the link above and by clicking here.

Joining the Gold Coat Club is easy- Sign-up online- Return the pledge form via mail to the address listed- Or call 816-271-5904.

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