Prep Sports

Catching up with former area athletes

How they're doing in college

Iowa defensive specialist Molly Kelly, a former West Liberty prep, digs during the third set of a Big Ten Conference volleyball match against Rutgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in November. She earned all-Big Ten academic honors this fall. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa defensive specialist Molly Kelly, a former West Liberty prep, digs during the third set of a Big Ten Conference volleyball match against Rutgers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in November. She earned all-Big Ten academic honors this fall. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

A periodic look at former Gazette-area athletes and where they are now:

Iowa colleges — Wartburg’s Ben Johnson of Marion earned third-team all-region scholar honors from the United Soccer Coaches Assocation. Johnson has a 3.52 GPA in business ... Mary Arch (City High) and Tia Saunders (West) of Iowa City and Macie Weber of Cascade earned all-Big Ten academic honors as members of the Iowa women’s cross country team .., Coe sophomore Sydney Schroder of Iowa City (City High) and Loras junior Jenny Wick of Iowa City (Regina) earned NCAA III all-Northern region honors in women’s soccer ... Iowa football players Shaun Beyer of Shellsburg (C.R. Kennedy), Drew Cook (Regina) and John Milani (West) of Iowa City, Noah Feldman of West Liberty, Parker Hesse of Waukon, Matt Nelson and Bryce Schulte of Cedar Rapids (Xavier), Colten Rostetter of Guttenberg (Clayton Ridge), Ryan Schmidt of Marion (Linn-Mar) and Jack Subbert of Williamsburg earned all-Big Ten academic honors ... Central linebacker Drew Kithcart of Atkins (Benton Community) earned NCAA III all-district academic honors in football ... Iowa senior Molly Kelly of West Liberty earned all-Big Ten academic honors in volleyball ... Emily O’Brien of Cedar Rapids (Jefferson), Emily Hay of Stanwood (North Cedar), Bri Smith of Solon and Emma Ware of Walker (North Linn) are members of the Central women’s basketball team ... Jordan Challis of Tipton is a member of the Coe wrestling team, along with Bailey Chyma of Tama (South Tama), Josh Gerke (Xavier) and Taylor Mehmen (Prairie) of Cedar Rapids, Brock Henderson of Coggon (North Linn), Brennan Koerperich of Epworth (Western Dubuque), Kaleb Reeves of Sigourney, Ryan Schott (Regina) and Guy Snow (West) of Iowa City and Jake Voss of Ryan (West Delaware).

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