Duo Earns Academic All-American Honors


A pair of Timberwolf student-athletes recently earned Academic All-America honors for the accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. Juniors Stacey Klonowski (softball) and Madison Pines (multi sports) each earned Second Team honors. Pines turned in a remarkable all-around athletic year for Northwood.  This spring, she claimed the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship in the 1,500 meter run. Pines qualified for both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships this season in track and holds a total of four school records. She also was a key defender for the Northwood University women’s soccer team, earning Honorable Mention All-GLIAC honors.  At the conclusion of the soccer season, she joined the cross country team.  With just one week to prepare for the regional championship, Pines placed 26th of 158 runners to help Northwood to a seventh place finish overall, the highest in school history. She graduated in three years from the undergraduate program with a perfect 4.0 GPA in Accounting.  She will be attending the DeVos Graduate School of Management next year in her final year of eligibility.

Klonowski turned in one of the finest individual seasons in Northwood history.  She ranked in the top seven in the GLIAC in 12 different categories.  Klonowski ended the season batting .415 with nine home runs and 34 RBI’s, all of which rank her in the top-five in the conference.  All of those marks also rank her in the top-10 leaders in a season in Northwood history.  Despite being a junior, Klonowski ranks second in Northwood history with 22 home runs and a .377 career average while ranking third with 37 career doubles. A Finance major, Klonowski currently maintains a 3.9 overall GPA.

- Travis McCurdy