PELLA — Central College landed 10 student-athletes on the winter sports American Rivers Conference all-academic team Wednesday.
The Dutch women’s basketball team led the way with four honorees. Sami Craig (junior, Altoona, Southeast Polk HS) was a repeat selection from last year while Jenna Clark (sophomore, Story City, Roland-Story HS), Mary Faulkner (senior, Glendale, Ariz., Sunrise Mountain HS) and Maci Gambell (sophomore, Hedrick, Pekin HS) were all first-time recipients.
Wrestler Tanner Zimmerman (senior, Indianola HS) was the school’s only three-time honoree for the winter sports season. He was joined by two-time honoree Griffen McBride (junior, Pleasantville) and first-time honoree Winton Neal (sophomore, Camdenton, Mo.).
Three men’s basketball sophomores were honored for the first time: Seth Moeller (Bondurant, Iowa/Bondurant-Farrar HS), Thomas Spoehr (Bennington, Neb.) and Joe Weber (Dunlap, Iowa/Over Valley HS).
To qualify for the distinction, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standing with one year at his/her current school, achieve a 3.5 GPA or better and compete at the varsity level.
Seth Moeller, so., men’s basketball, Bondurant, Iowa/Bondrant-Farrar HS, exercise science, 3.84
Thomas Spoehr, so., men’s basketball, Bennington, Neb./Bennington HS, undeclared, 3.85
Joe Weber, so., men’s basketball, Dunlap, Iowa/Boyer Valley HS, undeclared, 4.00
Jenna Clark, so., women’s basketball, Story City, Iowa/Roland-Story HS, undeclared, 4.00
Sami Craig, jr., women’s basketball, Altoona, Iowa/Southeast Polk HS, actuarial science, 3.96
Mary Faulkner, sr., women’s basketball, Glendale, Ariz./Sunrise Mountain HS, exercise science, 3.62
Maci Gambell, so., women’s basketball, Hedrick, Iowa/Pekin HS, undeclared, 3.78
Griffen McBride, jr., wrestling, Pleasantville, Iowa/Pleasantville HS, undeclared, 3.81
Winton Neal, so., Camdenton, Mo./Camdenton HS, undeclared, 3.56
Tanner Zimmerman, sr., wrestling, Indianola, Iowa/Indianola HS, biology/Spanish, 3.97