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Iowa tight end Drew Cook (18), looking down the line during the spring football game at Kinnick Stadium, earned academic all-Big Ten honos. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa tight end Drew Cook (18), looking down the line during the spring football game at Kinnick Stadium, earned academic all-Big Ten honos. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa colleges — Drew Cook of Iowa City (Regina), Parker Hesse of Waukon, Jake Hulett of Springville, Josey Jewell of Decorah, John Milani of Iowa City (West), Matt Nelson of Cedar Rapids (Xavier), Ryan Schmidt of Marion (Linn-Mar), Jackson Subbert of Williamsburg and Colton Rastetter of Guttenberg (Clayton Ridge) earned all-Big Ten academic honors as members of the Iowa football team ... Emily O’Brien of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson), Jackie Kriegel of Marengo (Iowa Valley), Alison Malaby of Mechanicsville (North Cedar), Heidi Hennessey of Robins (C.R. Kennedy), Emily Hay of Stanwood (North Cedar) and Tina Lane of Williamsburg are members of the Central women’s basketball team ... Hannah Bormann of Amana (Clear Creek Amana) was a member of the Drake women’s soccer team, earning Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week honors in October. She finished the season with three goals and four assists, ranking second on the team in points (10) ... Amber Decker of Marion (Linn-Mar), Macie Weber of Cascade and Juliann Hollensbe of Williamsburg earned all-Big Ten academic honors as members of the Iowa women’s cross country team ... Iowa volleyball player Molly Kelly of West Liberty earned academic all-Big Ten honors ... Ashlyn Bagghe of Independence was a member of the Wartburg cross country team, earning national athlete of the week honors early in the season and helped the Knights to a 20th place finish at the NCAA III championships ... Drew Kitheart of Atkins (Benton Community) was a member of the Central football team, along with Blade Durbala of Blairstown (Benton Community), Kyle Gritsch of Brooklyn (BGM), Cooper Johnson of Cedar Rapids (Kennedy), Joesph Tschantz of Center Point (CP-Urbana), Ed Henning of Chelsea (HLV), Nathan Fitzgerald of Elkader (Central), Kohle Helle of Guttenberg (Clayton Ridge), Andrue Wright of Independence, Nate Boland of Iowa City (West), Hunter Robinson of Lisbon, Cody Fields of Lowden (North Cedar), Austin Carney of Marengo (Iowa Valley), Taylor Newhouse of Marion (Linn-Mar), Derrick Gray of Mechanicsville (North Cedar), Jake Hasley, Logan Price and Zach Townsend of Montezuma, Chase Wederman of Shellsburg (Vinton-Shellsburg) and Ricky Vargas of South English (Mid-Prairie) ... Jess Callahan of Marion (C.R. Xavier) was a freshman on the Luther volleyball team and Melanie Gossman of Decorah was a sophomore.

Wisconsin colleges — Mackenzie Serbousek of Cedar Rapids (Prairie) was a member of the Wisconsin-Whitwater women’s soccer team that advanced to the NCAA III tournament, losing, 1-0, to Hope in the first round. Serbousek, a junior, started all 22 games and had three goals and one assist.

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