INDIANAPOLIS – The Crossroads League announced its 2016 Academic All-Crossroads League recipients on Friday, with Taylor picking up 29 of the 204 honors for the second-highest total in the 10-team league.
Taylor trailed only Spring Arbor's 32 Academic All-Crossroads League selections for the fall semester, which included student-athletes from the sports of soccer, cross country and volleyball.
The Taylor men's cross country program led all men's cross country teams in the Crossroads League with eight Academic All-League awards, while women's cross country, women's soccer and volleyball each also ranked within the top-four in the league for their respective sports.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-Crossroads League recognition, a student-athlete must have reached junior status academically, possess a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale and have been submitted for nomination by their head coach.
Taylor's list of Academic All-Crossroads League performers from the fall semester included Joseph Beamish, Stephen Cho, Tanner Dye, Jordan Florian, Matt Hall, Tyler Koteskey, Aaron Scott and Jonathan Taylor of men's cross country, Alex Berends, Kathryn Gerig, Lauren Melchers and Ellie Rodman of women's cross country, Griffin Gardner, Gabe Saliba and Nate West of men's soccer, Amy Frederickson, Fayth Glock, Shannon Jacobsen, Megan Kammer, Sammi Lawson, Shelbi Lowe, Meghan Sulka and Katie Wierenga of women's soccer and Jessi Arbuckle, Rachel Bouma, Laura Craig, Becca Gerig, Alex Reel and Kayla Springer of volleyball.
The Academic All-Crossroads League awards for the sports of basketball, track and field, tennis, golf, baseball and softball will be announced in May, following the conclusion of the spring semester.