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

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

MIAA Academic All-District Performers in 2006-07
1. Pittsburg State 11
Truman 11
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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