Dec. 8, 2004
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2004 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Conference Team and 58 Spartans were among those honored - fourth-most of any Big Ten school. To be eligible for the Academic All-Big Ten team, athletes must be a letterwinner in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
Michigan State's football team had 13 All-Big Ten academic selections - the most in the program's history. The MSU men's and women's soccer teams were well-represented, as the women's team had 15 selections, second most in the Big Ten, and the men's team had 10, which was tied for second most of any team in the Big Ten.
Below is a listing of MSU's 2004 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Conference honorees.
Name Year GPA Major Hometown
Matt Bartlebaugh, M-Cross Country Jr. 3.97 History Napoleon, Mich.
Nathan Egger, M-Cross Country Sr. 3.97 Finance Bath, Mich.
Timothy O'Hara, M-Cross Country Jr. 3.08 Advertising Big Rapids, Mich.
Brittany Ballard, W-Cross Country Jr. 3.40 Criminal Justic Midland, Mich.
Leigha Christian, W-Cross Country Jr. 3.79 Accounting Rochester Hills, Mich.
Katie Forsyth, W-Cross Country So. 3.93 Education Bath, Mich.
Michelle Rafferty, W-Cross Country Jr. 3.85 English Carmel, Ind.
Becky Bolen, Field Hockey Jr. 3.10 Zoology Red Bank, N.J.
Michelle Carstens, Field Hockey Sr. 3.22 Kinesiology Edwardsville, Ill.
Veerle Goudswaard, Field Hockey Sr. 3.21 Criminal Justice Houten, Netherlands
Breanna Harpstead, Field Hockey Jr. 3.82 Biochemistry & West Chester, Pa.
Jessica Miller, Field Hockey Jr. 3.25 Psychology Carlsbad, Calif.
Megan Nimke, Field Hockey So. 3.41 No-preference Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ashley Pernicano, Field Hockey So. 3.14 No-preference San Diego, Calif.
Kiel Beltinck, Football So. 3.72 Human Biology Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Kyle Brown, Football Jr. 3.14 Human Resources West Bloomfield, Mich.
Pete Clifford, Football So. 3.45 Business Salem, N.H.
Cole Corey, Football So. 3.58 General Management Tecumseh, Mich.
Brian Davies, Football Sr. 3.03 Civil Engineering Farmington, Mich.
Brandon Fields, Football So. 3.41 Kinesiology Toledo, Ohio
Mike Gyetvai, Football So. 3.20 Engineering Old Castle, Ontario
Chris Morris, Football Jr. 3.26 Finance Lambertville, Mich.
Gordon Niebylski, Football Sr. 3.59 Supply chain mgmt Farmington, Mich.
Chad Simon, Football Sr. 3.53 Finance Saginaw, Mich.
Eric Smith, Football Jr. 3.05 Criminal Justice Groveport, Ohio
Drew Stanton, Football Jr. 3.28 Kinesiology Farmington Hills, Mich.
Kaleb Thornhill, Football So. 3.52 No-preference Lansing, Mich.
Chris Austin, M-Soccer So. 3.15 No-preference Livonia, Mich.
Ryan Dick, M-Soccer So. 3.75 Kinesiology Rochester Hills, Mich.
Greg Doster, M-Soccer Jr. 3.14 Accounting Frankfort, Ill.
Steve Doster, M-Soccer Sr. 3.23 Packaging Frankfort, Ill.
John Folino, M-Soccer So. 3.23 No-preference Okemos, Mich.
Greg Janicki, M-Soccer So. 3.10 Packaging New Baltimore, Mich.
Matt Kreikemeier, M-Soccer So. 3.91 No-preferenc Chesterfield, Mo.
John Minagawa-Webster, M-Soccer Sr. 3.65 Packaging Monroe, Mich.
Mike Thomson, M-Soccer Sr. 3.42 Kinesiology East Lansing, Mich.
Jason Tillman, M-Soccer So. 3.75 Supply chain mgmt. Brighton, Mich.
Christine Byrne, W-Soccer Sr. 3.03 Nutritional Sciences Saginaw, Mich.
Erin Carlson, W-Soccer Sr. 3.22 Spanish Portage, Mich.
Anna Hagel, W-Soccer Jr. 3.18 General mgmt. Gaylord, Mich.
Emma Harris, W-Soccer Jr. 3.66 General mgmt. Portage, Mich.
Erin Konheim, W-Soccer Jr. 3.86 Education West Bloomfield, Mich.
Linsey Laskowski, WSoccer Jr. 3.40 General mgmt. Troy, Mich.
Ashley Lawson, W-Soccer Sr. 3.40 Marketing Burlington, Ontario
Nina Mastracci, W-Soccer Jr. 3.32 Human Biology Troy, Mich.
Callie McCarthy, W-Soccer So. 3.23 Packaging Okemos, Mich.
Katherine Peters, W-Soccer Jr. 3.24 Nutritional Sciences Troy, Mich.
Abby Shepherd, W-Soccer Sr. 3.32 Kinesiology Milford, Conn.
Suzanne Smokevitch, W-Soccer Sr. 3.33 Environmental Birmingham, Mich.
Adrienne Treado, W-Soccer Sr. 3.03 Advertising Troy, Mich.
Emily Wiegand, W-Soccer Sr. 3.03 History Portage, Mich.
Jenee Witherspoon, W-Soccer So. 3.40 Pre-veterinary Midland, Mich.
Mickey Davis, Volleyball Sr. 3.04 Packaging/Advertising Villa Hills, Ky.
Michelle Kopka, Volleyball Sr. 3.98 Human Biology Scarborough, Ontario
Brooke Langston, Volleyball Sr. 3.61 Apparel & textile design Germantown, Tenn.
Kim Schram, Volleyball Sr. 3.58 Supply chain mgmt. London, Ontario
Diana Steplyk, Volleyball Sr. 3.58 Finance Libertyville, Ill.
Miken Trogdon, Volleyball So. 3.74 Criminal Justice Lisle, Ill.