61 Chargers get Academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors

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Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, afrey@sandburg.edu

GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College boasted 61 student-athletes who earned Academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors in the 2023-24 academic year.

All 11 Chargers teams had at least one player named academic all-conference. Men’s soccer had the most representatives of any Sandburg squad, with 18 members. Volleyball had nine Academic All-Arrowhead recipients to lead Sandburg’s women’s teams. Student-athletes must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average and met credit hour requirements to be considered for Academic All-Arrowhead status.

Thirteen Chargers earned academic all-conference honors each of the last two seasons, and 11 honorees competed in multiple sports in 2023-24. Among them were Elly Bentley and David Hise, Sandburg’s nominees for the Bob Bopp Award, given to the conference’s outstanding male and female student-athletes.

Bentley, a sophomore from Bartonville, played women’s basketball and softball in each of her two years as a Charger. She ended her career on the hardwood as one of the most prolific scorers in Sandburg history. In addition to scoring her 1,000th career point this season, Bentley was selected First Team All-Arrowhead Conference, First Team All-Region 4 Division II and was voted to the Region 4 Division II District A all-tournament team. The guard also was named Region 4 Player of the Week twice during her sophomore campaign as she helped the Chargers advance to the Region 4 title game.

On the diamond, Bentley played 30 games in the outfield, posted a .350 on-base percentage and was second on the team in triples.

Hise, a Knoxville native, was a two-year member of the men’s basketball and men’s golf teams. He was a Second Team All-Arrowhead Conference pick in basketball this past year. Hise led the Chargers in field goal percentage and was second on the team in rebounding during his sophomore season.

The following Sandburg student-athletes earned 2023-24 Academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors

(* Academic All-Arrowhead last two years):

MULTIPLE SPORTS
Men’s basketball and men’s golf
David Hise*
Men’s soccer and esports
Daniel Albino
Jean Pierre Cabezas Ortiz
Breno Imbuzeiro
Mario Segura Munoz
Women’s basketball and softball
Elly Bentley*
Women’s basketball and volleyball
Lauren Powell
Volleyball and softball
Cristina Heras Marcos*
Erin Jackson
Madeline Mooney
Bailey Ryan

BASEBALL
Sammy Eisenberg
Payton Hankins*
Cameron Howard
Frank Kelch
Michael Kleinhans
Brycen McGarry
Anthony Nino
David Smith*
Austin Wiegand
Noah Wolf

MEN’S BASKETBALL
Koen Derry
Jack DuBois
Easten Schisler

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Collines Chelak
Larry Kamara
Meshack Kimutai

MEN’S GOLF
Jake McGarry

MEN’S SOCCER
Mandyson Bernard
Sebastien Bornelus*
Murillo Campos Costa*
Felipe Endo Dos Santos
Rafael Tomas Francisco
Felipe Garcia
Brais Gonzalez*
Gabriel Barros Lima
Lucas Maranhao
Rodrigo Perez
Matteo Rissato Prado
Vinicio Goncalves Sartorello
Lorenzo Schons
Diego Soto

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Camille Kruse
Elliot Lewis
Armani Revis
Gracie Sims*

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Ascar Jepchirchir
Damaris Kimaiyo
Sharon Yego

WOMEN’S GOLF
Kylie Fahnestock
Ava Hackman
Taylor Haga
Lainey Jensen*
Ellie Wasson*

SOFTBALL
Kaitlyn Egenes
Mary Hellige
Imagin Terlikowski

VOLLEYBALL
Natalie Burden
Grace Evans*
Lillian Isenhour*
Grace Vyhnanek 

***Story and photo courtesy of Sandburg Athletics***

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