Luther College fall sports student-athletes excelled in the classroom and the playing field this season, placing 53 athletes on the all-academic Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2012 team.
Luther was second in the league for most honorees, behind only Wartburg with 62.
Locals named to the list include: Jon Ameling, a junior from Ossian who runs for the Coe Men's cross country team; Marty Mitchell, a senior from Decorah on the men's cross country team at Luther; Adam Best, a junior from Waucoma competing for the Wartburg men's cross country team; Christina Storlie, a senior from Decorah on the Luther women's cross country team; Kathy Kuennen, a sophomore women's cross country runner for Wartburg from Fort Atkinson; Matthew Hageman, a sophomore from Calmar running for the men's cross country team at Wartburg; and Emily Lensing, a sophomore from Fort Atkinson playing volleyball for Loras.
To be eligible for the IIAC All-Academic Team honors, a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing, have at least one year in residence at their current institution and attain a 3.5 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
Luther honorees include:
Women's cross country: Lauren Maze, Jr., Cedar Rapids; Maggie Pierson, Jr., Plymouth, Minn.; Nicole Powers, Jr., Adel; Kayla Uphoff, Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.; Anna Burke, So., Elgin; Bailey Mulholland, So., Appleton, Wis.; Grace Peterson, So., Chanhassen, Minn.; Lauren Stokke, Sr., Ames; Christina Storlie, Sr., Decorah; Lisa Wegman, Sr., Dover, Minn.
Women's tennis: Sarah Christopherson, So., Sioux Falls, S.D.; Elise Allen, Sr., Eagan, Minn.; Katy Lindstrom, Sr., Lakeville, Minn.; Annie Whiteley, Sr., Wayzata, Minn.
Men's soccer: James Garcia-Prats, Jr., Houston, Texas; J.W. Slauson, So., San Antonio, Texas; Clay Walker, So., Coralville; Peter Wright, So., West St. Paul, Min.; David Zalk, So., Roseville, Minn.; Oket Dakwa-Agyekum, Sr., Accra, Ghana; Micah Kust, Sr., New Berlin, Wis.
Women's soccer: Anna Dieter, So., Hopkins, Minn.; Cydney Haaland, So., Bloomington, Minn.; Kayla Herman, So., Northfield, Minn.; Kara Pedersen, So., Santa Ana, Calif.; Allison Richman, So., Waterloo; Kaila Will, So., St. Paul, Minn.; Erin Wilson, So., North Liberty; Shannon Gerberding, Sr., Sartell, Minn.; Maggie Herrity, Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.; Kirsten Stevens, Sr., Denver
Football: Chris Norton, Jr., Altoona; Conner Herman, So., Cedar Rapids; Alex Ockenfels, So., Center Point; Matt Scheidle, So., Council Bluffs; Tyler Holmlund, Sr., Denver; Zach Jipp, Sr., Bettendorf; Obi Ukabiala, Sr., Urbandale
Men's cross country: Austin Bauer, Jr., Milaca, Minn.; John Freude, Jr., Des Moines; Gabe Dorn, So., Lake City, Minn.; Nils Johnson, So., Madison, Wis.; Soren Thompson, So., Springs Lane, Texas; Nick Andresen, Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.; Marty Mitchell, Sr., Decorah
Volleyball: Alexis Dorschner, Jr., La Crescent, Minn.; Jordyn Dudek, Jr., Chatfield, Minn.; Hannah Wilson, Jr., Deephaven, Minn.; Michelle Betsinger, So., Longmont, Colo.; McKinzy Lohberger, So., Owatonna, Minn.; Kelsey Sorensen, So., Fairbault, Minn.
Women's golf: Katie Gaudian, Jr., West Burlington; Annika Ring, So., Cokato, Minn.