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Baseball/Softball - Mon, May 15, 2017
USCAA Announces All-American and All-Academic Teams for Baseball and Softball

Norfolk, VA – May 15, 2017 - The United States Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2017 All-American and National All-Academic team awards for baseball and softball.  Iowa Wesleyan University had one individual receive All-American honors, and seventeen members earn National All-Academic honors. Award winners were announced at the USCAA Baseball and Softball National Championship banquet in Norfolk, Virginia on Sunday, May 14, 2016.

Caitlin O'Neill (SR/Princeton, IA) received USCAA Honorable Mention All-American honors for her play this season for the Iowa Wesleyan softball team.  She finished the 2017 softball season with a batting average of .367 and scored 25 runs for the Tigers. O'Neill was 15th in the USCAA in plate appearances with a total of 132. She threw out nine base runners attempting to steal to lead the USCAA.  O'Neill finished in the top ten in walks drawn (18) and hit by pitch (5).

Iowa Wesleyan University also had members of the baseball and softball teams earn National All-Academic honors for their hard work in the classroom. To earn National All-Academic honors, individuals must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.  Below is a list of the student-athletes from IW that received the honors.

 

Name

Hometown

Class

Sport

Tanner Anderson (SR/Vermillion, SD)

Vermillion, SD

Sr.

Baseball

Josh Brase (JR/Riverside, IA)

Riverside, IA

Jr.

Baseball

Russell Culberton

Fresno, CA

So.

Baseball

Nick Fencl

Danville, IA

So.

Baseball

Travis Kostello (SR/St. Louis, MO)

St. Louis, MO

Sr.

Baseball

Parker Leland (SO/Parker, CO)

Parker, CO

So.

Baseball

Alex Payne (JR/Nevada, MO)

Nevada, MO

Jr.

Baseball

Michael Rojas (SO/West Valley City, UT)

West Valley City, UT

So.

Baseball

Joseph Belarde (JR/Fountain, CO)

Fountain, CO

Jr.

Baseball

Austin Christian (JR/Arlington, TX)

Arlington, TX

Jr.

Baseball

Tyler Cooksey (JR/Fairfield, IA)

Fairfield, IA

Jr.

Baseball

Julie Dodd (SO/Rock Falls, IL)

Rock Falls, IL

So.

Softball

Sheridan Gealow (JR/Huxley, IA)

Huxley, IA

Jr.

Softball

Samantha McIlwain (JR/Boone, IA)

Boone, IA

Jr.

Softball

Caitlin O'Neill

Princeton, IA

Sr.

Softball

Skyler Rodgers (SR/St. Louis, MO)

St. Louis, MO

Sr.

Softball

Kassie Vazquez (SR/Ainsworth, IA)

Ainsworth, IA

Sr.

Softball

 

To see the full list of award winners, visit www.theuscaa.com