June 12, 2007
Academic All-MIAA Teams for 2006-07 released
A total of 188 student-athletes earn honors for success
in academics and athletics
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics
Association is proud to salute success on the field of play as
well as the classroom with the release of the 2006-07 Academic
A total of 188 student-athletes -- 61 men and 127 women --
are being recognized in this program, introduced in 1998 by MIAA
commissioner Ralph McFillen. That is up from 181 last year, and
from 168 in 2004-05 -- the last time the conference had 10 member
To earn this distinction, student-athletes must have a cumulative
3.50 grade-point average in two terms of attendance at the nominating
institution, and earned All-MIAA honors in their sport over the
In the sports of baseball, basketball, football, women's soccer,
softball, tennis and volleyball, the coaches vote for All-MIAA.
First-team, second-team and honorable mentions are eligible for
Academic All-MIAA recognition.
In golf, a points system based on finishes in the five conference-sanctioned
events is utilized, with the top 10 in points scored earning All-MIAA.
In track and field, the top six finishers in each individual
event, along with the top three relay-event finishers, are recognized
as All-MIAA, while the top 10 finishers in cross country earn
Student-athletes at MIAA schools competing in sports which
the conference does not sponsor a championship and meeting the
academic requirements are eligible for Academic All-MIAA honors
by either earning All-District/Region honors in a team sport,
or by qualifying for their national championship in an individual
2006-07 Academic All-MIAA Team -- Men
Name School Sport(s) Cl. Major(s) Hometown
Acebedo, Pablo NWMSU Ten Sr. Management & marketing Barcelona, Spain
Alleman, Nathan PSU FB Sr. Biology Bartlesville, Okla.
Applegate, Tom TSU Sw Sr. Exercise science Pontiac, Ill.
Arnhold, Kevin ESU Ten Sr. Communication Hutchinson, Kan.
Arthur, Ryan MSSU OTF Jr. Health promotion & wellness Clinton, Mo.
Asher, Jason SBU BsB So. Biology Greenwood, Mo.
Bado, Colin MSSU FB Jr. Marketing McKinney, Texas
Book, Wes ESU BkB Jr. Physical education Emporia, Kan.
Bracha, Peter TSU Ten Fr. Biology/computer science Ames, Iowa
Briggs, Dylan FHSU BsB Fr. Political science Hays, Kan.
Bullock, John NWMSU OTF Jr. Psychology Lauderdale Lake, Fla.
Burnsides, Myles NWMSU FB Fr. Management & marketing Maryville, Mo.
Butterworth, Jace UCM ITF So. Biology/chemistry Verona, Mo.
Clawson, Greg PSU ITF/OTF So. Plastics engineering Pittsburg, Kan.
Deao, Kevin PSU BsB Sr. Nursing Omaha, Neb.
Dellasega, Nick PSU FB Jr. Accounting Pittsburg, Kan.
Douglas, Leon MWSU FB Sr. Physical education Kansas City, Mo.
Dykins, Iain UCM BsB Jr. Physical education Reno, Nev.
El Alabi, Emilio SBU Ten So. Business (economics/finance) Bahia Blanca, Argen