Iowa State University Athletics
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Office of Student-Athlete Development announced that four Cyclone student-athletes have been honored for their commitment to excellence in the classroom during the spring semester. Iowa State’s Student-Athletes of the Semester are Spencer Benton (Football), Gannon Gremmel (Wrestling), Skyler Ramos (Softball) and Meghan Sievers (Gymnastics).
Spencer Benton: Redshirt SeniorHometown: Van Meter, IowaMajor: Accounting and Finance (Graduate School)
Benton has been a member of the Iowa State defensive line for the past four seasons. In 2017, he racked up 11 tackles, including 1.5 stops for loss and 0.5 sacks. He was a recipient of the 2018 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Award and has earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors the past two seasons.
Gannon Gremmel: Redshirt SophomoreHometown: Dubuque, IowaMajor: Pre-businessGannon Gremmel is a heavyweight on the Iowa State wrestling team. He compiled a 19-6 record in 2017-18, wrestling primarily in open tournaments. Most recently, Gremmel won the title at the UWW Junior National Freestyle Championships and will wrestle for a spot on the Junior World Team this weekend.
Skyler Ramos – FreshmanHometown: Ventura, Calif.Major: Open optionSkyler Ramos came on strong to close out her freshman season with the Iowa State softball team. The native of Ventura, Calif., appeared in 37 contests, including 19 starts in the outfield. Ramos tallied 12 hits and three stolen base, and also had a triple and scored the game-winning run in an extra-inning victory at Kansas on May 5.
Meghan Sievers: SeniorHometown: Gary, S.D.Major: KinesiologyMeaghan Sievers qualified for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships in 2018, the second trip to nationals in her career. Sievers earned her trip to the National Championships by winning the vault title at the NCAA Gymnastics Minneapolis Regional, tying her career-high with a 9.925. She was named First Team Academic All-Big 12 in 2017 and has been a member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll the past seven semesters.Additional NomineesDonovan Jackson (men’s basketball)David Montgomery (football)Zeb …