40 Duhawks Honored by A-R-C for Academic Success

The American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) announced the Spring 2021 All-Academic team on Thursday afternoon, which showcased 40 Loras College student-athletes from the conference’s sponsored spring sports. Fall sports that participated in the spring were named to the traditional Fall 2020 All-Academic team in November. 

 To be eligible for All-Academic Team honors, a student-athlete must be on the eligibility list for the sport of nomination, at least a sophomore in academic standing with at least one year in residence and attain an accumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). 

 The 2021 NCAA Division III Track and Field National Champions, the women’s track and field team, led the Duhawks with 15 All-Academic honorees, including Marion Edwards (‘ 22) and Stevie Lambe (’22), who were members of the National Champion 4-by-100 relay team. Joining Edwards and Lambe on the All-Academic team is Elayna Bahl (’21), who was part of the National Runner-Up 4-by-400 relay squad and finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles to claim All-American status in both events. 

 Softball had eight honorees, including Jessica Bulanda (’23), who earned her first-career All-Conference nods after a productive sophomore campaign at first base. Baseball claimed seven spots on the list, highlighted by senior shortstop and A-R-C Position Player of the Year, Luke Fennelly (’21). All-Conference selections Max Cullen (’23), Matt Jeter (‘) and Bill Luzzo (’21) join Fennelly on the All-Academic team after posting their best postseason record since 2008 while excelling in the classroom. 

 Brandon Dozer (’23), Ethan Hannerand (’21), Luke Guttormson (’22), Brian Maty (’21) and Ryan Monson (’23) received the honors for the men’s track and field team. The men’s golf team saw Ryan Keating (’22), Buddy Martens (’22) and Sam Martin (’21) on the All-Academic Team, while Konnor Barth (’22) and Sean Gelski (’23) receive the award from the men’s tennis team. 


Max Cullen / SO / BB / Joliet, Ill. / Joliet Catholic / Biology, Spanish
Luke Fennelly / SR / BB / Davenport, Iowa / Assumption / Engineering
Owen Funke / JR / BB / Dubuque, Iowa / Wahlert Catholic / Public Relations
Alex Kriz / SO / BB / Spring Grove, Ill. / Richmond Burton Community / Business Analytics
Matt Jeter / SO / BB / Montgomery, Ill. / Aurora Central Catholic / Sport Management
Bill Luzzo / SR / BB / Orland Park, Ill. / Marist / Finance
Davis Pasco / SO / BB / Huntley, Ill. / Huntley / Sport Management, Business Analytics
Ryan Keating / JR / MG / Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Xavier / Finance, Business Analytics
Buddy Martens / JR / MG / Villa Park, Ill. / Willowbrook / Religious Studies, Spanish
Sam Martin / SR / MG / Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Xavier / Political Science, Spanish
Konnor Barth / JR / MT / Appleton, Wis. / Xavier / Kinesiology
Sean Gelski / SO / MT / Rock Island, Ill. / Alleman / Business Administration
Brandon Doser / SO / MTF / Dubuque, Iowa / Hempstead / Computer Science, Mathematics
Ethan Hammerand / SR / MTF / Epworth, Iowa / Western Dubuque / English, Spanish, Education
Luke Guttormson / JR / MTF / West Bend, Wis. / West Bend West / Kinesiology
Brian Maty / SR / MTF / Palos Heights, Ill. / Shepard / Kinesiology
Ryan Monson / SO / MTF / Aledo, Ill. / Mercer / Sport Management
Hadalyn Anderson / SR / SB / West Liberty, Iowa / West Liberty / Kinesiology, Spanish
Jessica Bulanda / SO / SB / Romeoville, Ill. / Plainfield East / Accounting, Finance
Taylor Donnell / JR / SB / LaSalle, Ill. / LaSalle-Peru / Accounting, Finance
Grace Houghton / SO / SB / Marengo, Ill. / Marengo / Mathematics
Abby Jones / SO / SB / Trevor, Wis. / Westosha Central / Public Relations
Ellie Schill / JR / SB / Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. / Assumption / Media Studies
Sara Vander Mause / SO / SB / Fort Atkinson, Wis. / Fort Atkinson / Accounting, Finance
Hannah Wubben / JR / SB / Galena, Ill. / Galena / Computer Science, Mathematics
Elayna Bahl / SR / WTF / Epworth, Iowa / Western Dubuque / Accounting, Finance
Marion Edwards / JR / WTF / Chicago, Ill. / De LaSalle Institute / Media Studies
Jessica Coulthard / SO / WTF / Readstown, Wis. / Kickapoo / Athletic Training, Kinesiology
Samantha Heavlin / JR / WTF / Winnebago, Ill. / Winnebago / Kinesiology
Shania Kelly / SR / WTF / Decorah, Iowa / Decorah / Psychology, Kinesiology
Courtney Knight / SR / WTF / Wheaton, Ill. / Glenbard South / History, Biology, Spanish
Stevie Lambe / JR / WTF / Dubuque, Iowa / Dubuque Senior / Elementary Education
Abby Landwehr / SO / WTF / Fort Dodge, Iowa / St. Edmond / Biochemistry, Spanish
Kaylee Osterberger / JR / WTF / Dubuque, Iowa / Wahlert Catholic / Accounting, Finance
Brianna Renner / JR / WTF / West Bend, Wis. / West Bend West / Biochemistry
Alexis Riesberg / JR / WTF / Grimes, Iowa / Dowling Catholic / Media Studies, Public Relations
Courtney Schnoor / SR / WTF / Camanche, Iowa / Camanche / Education
Allison Till / SO / WTF / Dubuque, Iowa / Hempstead / Accounting
Bailey Vance / SR / WTF / Dubuque, Iowa / Wahlert Catholic / Elementary Education
Emma Woelfel / SR / WTF / Sussex, Wis. / Hamilton / Computer Science, Religious Studies

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).