EMPORIA STATE RANKED 11TH IN PRODUCING ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS


EMPORIA, KAN. (August 8, 2007)-- Emporia State University is ranked
11th in the nation in producing Academic All-Americans named by the
College Sports Information Director*s of America (CoSIDA). Hornet
student-athletes have been named Academic All-America 14 times since
2000.

On the conference level, the MIAA easily has outdistanced its closest
peers, with 163 total CoSIDA Academic All-America winners this decade.
The NCC is second with 111, while the PSAC is third with 85.

*MIAA member schools have distinguished themselves as some of the
leading institutions in the nation in regard to Academic All-America
placement,* said Jim Johnson, who became the new MIAA commissioner on
July 1. *Certainly the MIAA has some of the premier Division II
athletics programs year-in and year-out. Our continued academic success
illustrates the commitment our student-athletes also have in the
classroom. Administrators, coaches and faculty at our member
institutions should be commended for their efforts in recruiting and
mentoring these young men and women.*

ESU had seven Academic All-District performers during the 2006-07
school year to rank third among MIAA schools.

ESU Academic All-Americans since 2000
Year Name, Sport
2000 Emily Bloss, Women's Basketball
2001 Pat Amon, Football
2001 **Emily Bloss, Women's Basketball
2002 Tyler Paul, Football
2003 Brad Johnson, Football
2003 Kadri Kelve, Women's Track & Field
2003 *Tyler Paul, Football
2003 Josh Stratman, Baseball
2003 Sarah Wuertz, Women's Track & Field
2004 Rachel Goetz, Track & Field
2005 Melissa Stevens, Softball
2006 Bree Beattie, Softball
2006 Kristen Larson, Women's Track & Field
2006 Melissa Stevens, Softball
**D-II Academic All-American of the Year
*D-II Football Academic All-American of the Year

Top DII CoSIDA Academic All-America* Producing Schools of the 2000s
School Conf. Total
1. Truman MIAA 41
2. Pittsburg State MIAA 40
3. Indianapolis GLIAC 29
4. Missouri-Rolla MIAA/GLVC 25
North Dakota NCC 25
Wingate SAC 25
7. Barry Sunshine 18
8. Central Missouri MIAA 16
9. Abilene Christian LSC 15
Missouri Southern MIAA 15
11. EMPORIA STATE MIAA 14

MIAA Academic All-District Performers in 2006-07
1. Pittsburg State 11
Truman 11
3. EMPORIA STATE 7
Central Missouri 7
5. Northwest Missouri 5
6. Missouri Southern 4
7. Washburn 1
Missouri Western 1
9. Ft. Hays State 0
Southwest Baptist 0


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