ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The University of Northern Iowa football team has landed 37 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll, it was announced today by the league office.
Along with the 37 from UNI on the honor roll, the Panthers had four athletes honored with the President’s Academic Award and 13 earning the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award. The President’s Academic Award is the highest academic achievement in the MVFC.
The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2013 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.
Collin Albrecht received the award for the second year in a row and was joined on the distinguished list by Max Busher, Jake Farley and Jordan Gacke. Albrecht, Busher, Farley and Gacke also received the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, along with Trevor Hanson, David Johnson, Dan Kruger, Robert Rathje, Jacob Rathmacher, Blake Rottink, Jack Rummells, Karter Schult and Blake White.
The Panthers’ 13 student-athletes honored with the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award were part of 146 MVFC student-athletes. It requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters (freshmen are not eligible).
The 37 UNI football players that earned a spot on the Honor Roll must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the fall of 2013 and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall. More than 450 MVFC student-athletes earned Honor Roll recognition.
PRESIDENTS ACADEMIC AWARD - Collin Albrecht; Max Busher; Jake Farley; Jordan Gacke.
COMMISSIONER’S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - Collin Albrecht; Max Busher; Jake Farley; Jordan Gacke; Trevor Hanson; David Johnson; Daniel Kruger; Robert Rathje; Jacob Rathmacher; Blake Rottink; Jack Rummells; Karter Schult; Blake White.
HONOR ROLL - Isaac Ales; Max Busher; Leroy Carhart; Logan Cunningham; Devin Daily; Casey DeHoedt; Ryan Dixon; Jake Farley; Joseph Feldpausch; Jordan Gacke; Griffin Gaeta; Markus Goff; Deiondre Hall; Trevor Hanson; Kirk Harris; Dustin Ihns; Nicholas Jepsen; David Johnson; Travis Kinney; Daniel Kruger; Samual Kuhter; Tom McClimon; Jonathon McReynolds; Alexander Nank; Wyatt Peiffer; Robert Rathje; Jacob Rathmacher; Blake Rottink; Jack Rummells; Karter Schult; Nathan Shaw; Hayden Shea; Reginald Shulte; Jarod Syndergaard; Sam Tim; Jamison Whiting; Blake Willson.