Women’s soccer garners 12 MIAA academic honors

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Fort Hays State women’s soccer team placed 12 of its student-athletes on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday (May 6) by the league office. In addititon to those 12 honors, the Tigers also had four MIAA Academic Excellence Award honorees and two Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.

Tessa Irvine, Cailey Perkins, Maja Persa and Emily Reitz all earned the MIAA Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA. It was the third-such honor for Perkins and Persa, while both Irvine and Reitz earned the award for the second year in a row.

Macy Decker and Reilly Madden both received the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award due to earning All-MIAA honors on the pitch and maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA. It is the first such honor for both Tigers.

Other FHSU representatives on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll include Katie Evans, Meghan Groom, Amanda Rapaduski, Zariah Smith, Jordan Thompson and Deonna Wellbrock.

An MIAA Academic Excellence Award recipient must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 4.00 or better at the certifying member institution. The honoree also must have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms.

To qualify as a Scholar-Athlete an individual must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.50 at the certifying member institution. They must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. The student-athlete must also earn All-MIAA honors during the current season.

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. Transfers and true freshman are recognized at the conclusion of the school year, after they meet the two terms of attendance requirement.

2020-21 MIAA Women’s Soccer Academic Honor Roll
Name Yr. GPA Major Hometown
Macy Decker Jr. 3.69 Biology (Health Professions) Topeka, Kan.
Katie Evans Jr. 3.42 Agriculture (Animal Science) Parker, Colo.
Meghan Groom So. 3.00 Nursing Broomfield, Colo.
* Tessa Irvine Jr. 4.00 Biology (Health Professions) Manhattan, Kan.
Reilly Madden So. 3.94 Communication Sciences & Disorders Boulder, Colo.
* Cailey Perkins Jr. 4.00 Nursing Manhattan, Kan.
* Maja Persa Jr. 4.00 Psychology Palos Hills, Ill.
Amanda Rapaduski Jr. 3.49 Psychology Algonquin, Ill.
* Emily Reitz So. 4.00 HHP (Sport & Exercise Therapy) Longmont, Colo.
Zariah Smith Sr. 3.73 Social Work Aurora, Colo.
Jordan Thompson Jr. 3.66 Psychology Eureka, Mo.
Deonna Wellbrock Jr. 3.60 HHP (Sport & Exercise Therapy) Hays, Kan.

* indicates MIAA Academic Excellence Award
Bold indicates MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award

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