The MIAA released its 2019 spring academic award winners on Friday, June 14. There were more than 880 total student-athletes to receive academic honors with 110 scholar-athletes and 41 Academic Excellence Award winners.
For Central Missouri, spring sports included baseball, softball, mens and womens golf and mens and womens track and field.
This year, the MIAA went back to announcing the MIAA Academic Honor Roll recipients for each season, as opposed to all sports at the end of the year. Central Missouri saw 93 make the list which requires a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and at least two semesters of attendance at the certifying institution, excluding summer terms. No team in the MIAA had more members on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll than UCM.
The Mules and Jennies had 12 named scholar-athletes. To achieve that honor, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.5 GPA, while also being named to the All-MIAA team in their sport and have two terms of attendance at their institution.
Those who earned he MIAA Scholar Athlete award for UCM: John Bonaobra, Mules golf; Ashlan Burton, Jennies track and field; Hailey Crabtree, Jennies softball; Donovan Ditto, Mules baseball, Mariah Elmore, Jennies track and field; Matthew Hoemann, Mules golf; Jan Jansky, Mules track and field; Mason Janvrin, Mules baseball; Alexis Koop, Jennies softball; Dalton Lewallen, Mules track and field; Olivia Sobaski, Jennies golf; Emily Thole, Jennies track and field.
The final MIAA academic award is the MIAA Academic Excellence Award. To earn this award, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 4.0, along with two terms of attendance at their institution.
Those who earned the MIAA Academic Excellence Award for UCM: Janvrin, Mules baseball; Luke Lucas, Mules baseball; Ian Barnes, Mules golf; Elizabeth Leath, Jennies golf; Brie Murray, Jennies softball.
The MIAA academic award for spring student-athletes reflects grades through the spring 2019 term. Freshman and transfer student-athletes academic awards will be announced in the next week.