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Horizon League Selects 2010 Fall Academic All-League Team

Cleveland State University ranks third in conference with eight standout student-athletes

March 3, 2011

By Derek Amrich

In the field of play, the uniform-clad athlete is graded for their performance and rewarded with playing time celebrated with a high-five from a teammate, a pat on the back from a coach or a trophy as a champion.

However, university athletes are also students that work hard for the reward to earn a degree and celebrate by walking with peers adorned in cap-and-gown.

The Horizon League graded the performance of its member institutions student athletes that have completed at least one year earning 24 semester-hours and rewarded a cumulative 3.20 grade point average (based on a 4.00 scale) and celebrated with the naming of the 2010 Fall Academic All-League Team.

The league balloting of the faculty athletic representatives and sports information directors from its 10 member schools produced a list of 50 student athletes from the five fall sports to produce the distinction.

Overall, eight CSU student-athletes earned the accolade. Butler led the way in the conference with eleven selections. Valparaiso finished second with nine academic achievers.

Rounding out the Horizion League was Loyola (six), Wright State (five), Milwaukee and YSU (three), Green Bay and UIC (two) and Detroit (one).

Volleyball recorded four kills in senior Amy Benz, juniors Jordan Goad and Amy Grabiec, and sophomore Kara Koch.

Amy BenzJordan GoadAmy GrabiecKara Koch

The Viking soccer programs scored with senior Marley Griener and junior Natalie Daniels to represent the women while senior Jeff Baker assisted for the men.Natalie DanielsMarley GrenierJeff Baker






Brittany Elmlinger, junior, crosses the finish line for CSU scholar-athletes in cross country.Brittany Elmlinger