The Golden Eagles have increased their total of student-athletes on the NSIC Spring All-Academic by three after having 25 student-athletes earn recognition in 2016 and 2017.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston athletic department had 28 student-athletes named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Spring All-Academic team as announced Wed., May 16 by the league office. The Golden Eagles have increased their total of student-athletes on the NSIC Spring All-Academic by three after having 25 student-athletes earn recognition in 2016 and 2017.

    Minnesota Crookston was represented by 10 baseball players, eight softball players, five men’s golfers, three women’s golfers, and two women’s tennis players.

    Nate Albrecht (R-So., Wahpeton, N.D.), Jason Angelo (Sr., Manteca, Calif.), Mitchell Bornhauser (Sr., Northfield, Minn.), Jayden Grover (So., Cooperstown, N.D.), Parker Hanson (Jr., Hawley, Minn.), Reed Hjelle (Jr., East Grand Forks, Minn.), Aaron Hollcraft (Jr., Crookston, Minn.), Wyatt Huso (R-Sr., Eagan, Minn.), Ethan Mushitz (Sr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Justin Yutrzenka (So., Arygle, Minn.) represented the baseball team.

    Victoria Bayliss (Sr., West Bloomfield, Mich.), Caroline Bjorge (So., Prior Lake, Minn.), Jenna Boardman (Sr., Genoa, Wis.), Mikayla Jones (Jr., Huxley, Iowa), Kassidy Klaphake (Sr., Cold Spring, Minn.), Maggie Morales (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.), Paige Pitlick (So., Jordan, Minn.), and Sam Rarick (Jr., East Grand Forks, Minn.) were selected from the softball team.

    Eric Gullicks (Sr., Finley, N.D.), Ethan Johnson (Jr., Roseau, Minn.), T’mone Kleindl (Sr., Graceville, Minn.),  Ben Koisti (Jr., Lake Norden, S.D.), and Ricky Phillips (Sr., Grand Forks, N.D.) were representatives from the men’s golf program on the All-Academic team.

    McKenzie Harris (Jr., Nevis, Minn.), Ashlee Humble (Sr., Rosemount, Minn.) and Natasha Maninga (Sr., Menahga, Minn.) were selected from the women’s golf team.

    Reanne Erickson (Jr., Fargo, N.D.) and Whitney Erickson (Sr., Spring Valley, Minn.) represented the women’s tennis squad.

    To be eligible for this honor, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Furthermore, the athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.

    The Golden Eagles had 69 student-athletes honored on the 2017-18 NSIC All-Academic Teams. Minnesota Crookston has increased their recipients substantially over the last two seasons as they had 60 student-athletes honored on the 2016-17 NSIC All-Academic Teams and 52 on the 2015-16 NSIC All-Academic squads.