32 Blue Jays Named to SLIAC Spring Academic All-Conference Teams

32 Blue Jays Named to SLIAC Spring Academic All-Conference Teams

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced the 2015 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams on June 5. Westminster College led the SLIAC schools with 32 spring student-athletes named from the men’s and women’s tennis teams, men’s and women’s track and field teams, the golf team, the baseball team and the softball team.

The Blue Jays had eight repeat Academic All-Conference team members and senior Danielle Smulczenski was the only three sport All-Academic member in the SLIAC this year, marking just the fifth time in conference history. She also became the first student-athlete in conference history to earn nine All-Academic team awards during her career. 

In order to be a member of the team, a student-athlete must hold a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be at least a sophomore and have been enrolled in at least one full year at Westminster.

Here are the 2015 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams:


Cam Backes   Sr.   Tipton, Mo.   Business Admin/Sports Management 
Nolan Bax  So.   Loose Creek, Mo.   Business Admin.
Tom Bohnert   Sr.  St. Louis, Mo.  Business Admin.
Miller Bowles  So.  Ashland, Mo.  Secondary Education/Political Science
Tyler Branneky   Jr.  Bridgeton, Mo.  Business Admin/Political Science
Collin Brinker  Jr.  Mexico, Mo.  Business Admin.
Ben Holterman   So.  Freeburg, Mo.  Accounting
Deion Hughes  Jr.  Jefferson City, Mo.  Information Technology
Seth Lehmen  So.  Freeburg, Mo.  Computer Science/Information Technology 
Ryan Loethen  Jr.  St. Elizabeth, Mo.  Accounting/Business Admin.
Jake Plassmeyer    So.  Freeburg, Mo.  Computer Science/Information Technology

Men's Golf

Aristotle Butler  Sr.  Park Hills, Mo.  Political Science/Philosophy
Blake Stonecipher *   Jr.  Wildwood, Mo.  Accounting/Business Admin.


Anne Baker  So.  Mexico, Mo.  Biology
Alyson Hahn  So.  O'Fallon, Mo.  Mathematical Sciences/Acturary Science
Alyssa Johnson  So.  Midlothian, Ill.  Business Admin.
Charlotte King   So.  St. Peters, Mo.  Biology
Madison McKindley    So.  St. Louis, Mo.  Middle School Education

Men's Tennis

Grant Peterson  So.  Chillicothe, Mo.  Business Admin.

Women's Tennis

Alyssa Busken *  Jr.  Fenton, Mo.  Secondary Education
Laura Kelly  So.  Lee's Summit, Mo.    Biochemistry
Jessica Klutts  Sr.  Fulton, Mo.  Biology/Philosophy
Grace Sanford *  Jr.  St. Louis, Mo.  Biology
Jamie Striler  Jr.  Kirkwood, Mo.  Physchology
Laura Wiltshire  Jr.  Lee's Summit, Mo.   Environmental Studies/Transnational Studies 
Ellen Woolsey  So.  Marshall, Mo.  Biology

Men's Track & Field

Daniel Breihan  Sr.  St. Louis, Mo.   Accounting
Jesse Edwards *  Jr.  Rogersville, Mo.  Biochemistry
Daniel Lindaman *  Sr.  St. Louis, Mo.  Exercise Science
Tj Tjikuzu  So.  Gobabis, Namibia  Environmental Science/English

Women's Track & Field 

Brier Skogsberg *  Jr.  Kirksville, Mo.  Biology
Danielle Smulczenski **   Sr.    Springfield, Mo.  Accounting/Business Admin.

* Denotes previous All-Academic team honor during 2014-15 season