Three local athletes were named to the 2013 Iowa Conference Fall All-Academic Team as athletes at Luther College.

Senior Marty Mitchell and sophomores Blaise Schaeffer and Tessa Kraus were honored.

To qualify for all-academic team honors, a student-athlete must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year of eligibility, have maintained a grade point average of 3.50 or greater on a 4.0 scale, have attended the school for at least a year and be a member of the varsity team. Academic all-conference teams are sponsored three times a year - fall, winter and spring. The fall academic all-conference squad is comprised of student-athletes from the sports of men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, football, volleyball, women's tennis, and women's golf.

Mitchell, a member of the men's cross country team, earned his third honor. A 2009 graduate of Decorah High school, he is a physical education and biology major with a GPA of 3.68. Mitchell is the son of Jason and Judy Mitchell of Decorah.

Schaeffer is a goalie on the men's soccer team. He is a 2012 graduate of Decorah High School and is a computer science and health major with a GPA of 3.61. Schaeffer is the son of Scot and Debbie Schaeffer of Decorah.

Kraus is a member of the girls cross country team who graduated from DHS in 2012. She is an art major with a GPA of 3.73. Kraus is the daughter of Kevin and Barbara Kraus of Decorah.