May 15, 2020 9:27 PM

Griffon baseball players named to MIAA Academic Honor Roll

Posted May 15, 2020 9:27 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nine members of the Missouri Western baseball team were recognized on the Academic Honor Roll as the association released its academic awards for returning baseball student-athletes on Friday.

Receiving the distinction for the Griffons were Chas Verduzco, Andrew Meier, Jack Hazlett, Zack Pych, Chad Smith, Nolan Meyer, Talbott Buford, Kyle Heckenbach and Kobe Cummings. To be recognized on the Academic Honor Roll list, one must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.00 or above at the certifying member institution. The individual must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms.

Academic awards for freshmen and first-year transfer student-athletes will be released at a later date.

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May 15, 2020 9:27 PM
22 Northwest baseball players earn MIAA academic honors

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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