SLIAC Names 23 Westminster Student-Athletes to All-Academic Team

By Kirsten Carney, Sports Information Director

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named 22 student-athletes to the spring All-Academic team.

The 2019 SLIAC Spring All-Academic Team is represented by 192 student-athletes from across the conference. Athletes from baseball, men’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track & field are eligible for the honor. Recipients must hold a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, be at least a sophomore in academic standing, and have been at their institution for at least one full year. 

The following student-athletes represented Westminster on the list: 

Branden Beeler Jr. Baseball Kirksville, Mo. Secondary Education
Ian Cassidy Sr. Baseball Ballwin, Mo. Secondary Education
Ryan Clavin Jr. Baseball St. Louis Business Communication and Administration
Andrew Boessen Jr. Baseball Jefferson City, Mo. Business Administration
Alex Dickneite Sr. Baseball Westphalia, Mo. Business Administration
Zach Eisenreich Jr. Baseball Blue Springs, Mo. Mathematical Sciences
Ryan Klimkiewicz Sr. Baseball St. Peters, Mo. Secondary Education
Tanner Nowatzki Jr. Baseball Kansas City, Mo. Accounting
Trevor Rhoads Jr. Baseball St. Charles, Mo. Accounting and Finance
Rob Shifrin Jr. Baseball Chesterfield, Mo. Health and Wellness
Will Stonecipher Jr. Baseball Wildwood, Mo. Business Administration and Accounting
Andrew Bennett Jr. Men’s Golf St. Louis, Mo. Political Science
Sawyer Breland Jr. Men’s Golf Seymour, Mo. Computer Science
Brooklyn Bledsoe So. Softball Eldon, Mo. Early Childhood Education
Brooke Laidley Jr. Softball Belleville, Ill. Health and Wellness, Business Administration
Jordan Milam So. Softball Wentzville, Mo. Psychology
Katie Price Jr. Softball Ashland, Mo. Math, Economics, Spanish
Josh Udinyiwe So. Men’s Tennis Boonville, Mo. Biochemistry
Philip Udinyiwe So. Men’s Tennis Boonville, Mo. Biochemistry
Allison Frisella Jr. Women’s Tennis St. Louis, Mo. Political Science
Alexz McPherson Jr. Women’s Tennis Kennett, Mo. Biochemistry
Natalie Tiffany Jr. Women’s Tennis Columbia, Mo. Biology and Exercise Science
Jessie Kuykendall Sr. Track and Field Warsaw, Mo. Health Psychology and Exercise Science
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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.