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June 9, 2015

Robert Nygaard | Communication Director | University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics | 218-726-8191| bnygaard@d.umn.edu
Lori Melton | Communication Associate | External Affairs | 218 726-8830 | lmelton@d.umn.edu


SIXTEEN STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2014-15 UMD SCHOLAR LIST CITATIONS; BULLDOGS' GPA IS HIGHEST EVER

DULUTH, MN – A group of 16 Bulldog student-athletes have been named to the UMD Athletic Academic Scholar List for compiling the highest grade point average during the 2014–15 school year in their respective sports.

Five seniors, seven sophomores and four freshmen, all of whom were 2014–15 letterwinners, comprise the UMD Athletic Academic Scholar List (*denotes number of previous selections):

Name • Sport(s) • Year • Major • GPA • Hometown

Nathan Jack • Baseball • Soph. • Accounting/Finance • 4.00 • Neenah, Wis.
Jacob Brusehaver • Football • Sr. • Exercise Science • 4.00 • Hutchinson, Minn.
Ted Heikkila** • Cross-Country (M) • Sr. • Chemical Engineering • 4.00 • Delano, Minn.
Breanna Colbenson • Cross-Country (W) • Soph. • Physical Education/Public Health and Promotion • 3.98 • Elmwood, Wis.
Kyle Schalow • Basketball (M) • Fr. • Business • 3.93 • Sherwood, Wis.
Alyssa Kerkhoff* • Basketball (W) • Sr. • Public Health and Promotion • 4.00 • St. Peter, Minn.
Anna Monke • Basketball (W) • Fr. • Psychology/Teaching Social Studies • 4.00 • Fergus Falls, Minn.
Dan Molenaar* • Hockey (M) • Soph. • Finance • 3.95 • Eden Prairie, Minn.
Catherine Daoust • Hockey (W) • Fr. • Mechanical Engineering • 4.00 • Ile Bizard, Quebec
Courtney Driscoll • Soccer • Sr. • Criminology/Spanish/Psychology • 4.00 • Apple Valley, Minn.
Marissa Ganske • Soccer • Soph. • Exercise Science • 4.00 • Eagan, Minn.
Mel Jarvi* • Softball • Soph. • Biochemistry/Molecular Biology • 4.00 • Duluth, Minn.
Kaitlin Wohnoutka* • Tennis • Soph. • Biology • 3.91 • Luverne, Minn.
Grant Pulver • Track & Field (M) • Fr. • Economics/Statistics and Actuarial Science • 4.00 • Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Anna Jensen • Track & Field (W) • Fr • Economics • 3.97 • Saginaw, Minn.
Sheenagh Caroline* • Volleyball • Sr. • Human Resource Management • 3.89 • Moose Lake, Minn.

Overall, UMD's 412 student-athletes, which include redshirted freshmen, posted an average GPA 3.18 in 2014-15 -- an all-time high -- and of that group, 99 achieved GPAs of 3.50 or above and 11 turned in perfect 4.00 marks. The women's basketball Bulldogs registered the best collective GPA (3.61) of any UMD team during the 2014-15 school year while soccer (3.33) and tennis (3.32) were next. Women's basketball also took top GPA honors for both the fall (3.65) and spring (3.57) semesters.


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