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Terhaar, Juza get MIAC Elite 22 awards for winter

Nathan Lodermeier photo
Nathan Lodermeier photo


PHOTO: Mariah Terhaar, MIAC runner-up (Nathan Lodermeier photo)


MIAC news release

Elite 22 History


St. Thomas student-athletes received two of the eight Elite 22 Awards for the 2018-19 winter seasons.

The annual award, initiated in 2013-14, goes to one top male and female in each of the 22 sports that hold MIAC championships. The eligible honorees must have the top grade-point average in their sport and meet certain playing or achievement standards.

In women's indoor track and field, St. Thomas sophomore Mariah Terhaar was honored. The Stewartville, Minn., native was MIAC runner-up in the pole vault. She's a Biology major with a 3.97 gpa at St. Thomas.

In women's hoops, sophomore Ashley Juza of Hudson, Wis., was recognized. Juza saw action in nine games for the MIAC champion and No. 2-ranked Tommies this season. The 5-foot-11 forward averaged 2.9 minutes per contest in her second season at St. Thomas. She has a 3.97 gpa while majoring in Actuarial Science.

This marks the sixth year in a row a St. Thomas women's basketball player was honored in her sport.

Tommie student athletes have received Elite 22 honors a league-best 43 times.

In all sports with MIAC team postseason tournaments, including basketball and hockey, the MIAC Elite 22 Award is presented to the individual with the highest grade-point average on the active roster at the MIAC Playoff championship contest. In swim-dive and indoor track and field, the winner is the individual with the highest gpa who was named all-conference. The recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior and in at least his or her second season of competition with their current team.


Ashley Juza