D-II leagues honor area student-athletes

The Mid-America Athletic Association and Great Lakes Valley Conference released the Academic Honor Roll for the 2017-18 Academic Year.

The MIAA Academic Honor Roll is released at the conclusion of each academic year for all MIAA Student-Athletes in all sports. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, student-athletes must have a grade point average (GPA) used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of at least 3.00 at the certifying member institution. They also have to have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms).

One local athlete, Washburn volleyball player Allison Sadler, made both the MIAA Academic Honor Roll and was given the MIAA Freshmen and Newcomer Scholar-Athlete Award, a list of 108 student-athletes. She is a sophomore from Park Hill South High School and a resident of Parkville.

GPAs for the GLVC awards were not provided by the league.

Below is a list of area athletes name, grade, school, sport, grade point average, major and hometown.

Platte County

Payton Sheehan, so., Northwest Missouri, track and field, 3.1, business management, Platte City

Kevin Schultz, sr., Northwest Missouri, track and field, 3.09, applied health: exercise science, Platte City

Kevin Neal Jr., fr., Washburn, football, 3.16, kinesiology, Platte City

Lloyd Lockett, so., Lindenwood, football, 3.35, exercise science, Platte City

Alexis Ray, so., Nebraska-Kearney, softball, 3.43, exercise science, Platte City

Mallory Stoner, so., Nebraska-Kearney, softball, 3.96, exercise science, Platte City

Tori Farr, fr., William Jewell, softball, education, Platte City

Park Hill

Johnny Balsamo, sr., Missouri Southern, baseball, 3.14, kinesiology, Kansas City

Nate Blanchard, sr., Lindenwood, football, 3.26, criminal justice administration, Kansas City

Trever Guzzo, fr., Missouri Western, baseball, 3.84, economics, Weatherby Lake

Jamaal Brazil, jr., Northwest Missouri, football, 3.12, communications, Kansas City

Olivia Nowakowsi, sr., Northwest Missouri, volleyball, 3.73, elementary education, Kansas City

Parker Sampson, so., Northwest Missouri, football, 3.0, business management, Kansas City

Cooper Gardner, sr., Pittsburg State, baseball, 3.2, management, Kansas City

Bella Catano, so., William Jewell, soccer, business, Kansas City

Connor Morehouse, fr., William Jewll, baseball, physics and mathematics.

Park Hill South

Easton Fortuna, jr., Missouri Southern, baseball, 3.17, finance, Parkville

Richard Fullerton, jr., Missouri Southern, baseball, 3.25, education, Kansas City

Erica Lutgen, so., Missouri Southern, softball, 3.66, kinesiology, Kansas City

Madison Sanders, r-fr., Central Missouri, soccer, 3.83, biology, Kansas City

Max Laney, jr., Emporia State, baseball, 3.28, business administration, Kansas City

Tyler Baska, so., Missouri Western, football, 3.55, business-accounting, Kansas City

Courtney Todd, so., Washburn, softball, 3.27, marketing, Kansas City

Austin Miller, r-jr., Central Missouri, football, 4.0, BSBA finance, Parkville

Ryan Welty, jr., Northwest Missouri, basketball, 3.33, business management, Parkville

Allison Sadler, fr., Washburn, volleyball, 3.6, sports management, Parkville

Courtney Jackson, jr., Missouri S&T, softball, engineering, Parkville


Chase Dalton, fr., Pittsburg State, track and field, 3.86, finance, Kansas City


Michael Pearl, fr., Washburn, track and field, 3.37, kinesiology, Parkville