June 3, 2014
The announcement was made Tuesday at the fifth annual Dub-Dub-Blue awards ceremony on the WWU campus. Their names will be added to the G. Robert Ross Memorial Trophy.
Drake, a sophomore from Sandy, Ore. (Sandy High School graduate), earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-America honors after winning the javelin at the NCAA Division II national championships.
Drake was ranked No.1 nationally for most of the season after setting school and Great Northwest Athletic Conference records with a toss of 169-6 on Apr. 5. That mark was the fourth longest in NCAA II history.
Drake earned USTFCCCA National Division II Athlete of the Week honors for that feat.
Drake also was named USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year and a West Region all-star.
An anthropology major, Drake received GNAC academic all-star honors with a 3.78 grade point average (4.0 scale).
Catelli, a sophomore from Sequim (Sequim High School graduate) placed third in the shot put at nationals with a school and GNAC record effort of 60-10 1/2. He also finished 13th in the discus.
A USTFCCCA All-American, Catelli placed first at the GNAC Championships with a meet record put of 59-7.
Catelli earned West Region all-star honors in both the shot put and discus, setting a school record of 173-11 in the latter.
Catelli also had an outstanding indoor season, being named the USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year. He placed 17th at nationals in the shot put and set a school record of 57-5 1/2.
WWU ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
1954 Ken Swalwell - Football, Men's Track & Field, Baseball 1955 Bruce Randall - Football, Men's Basketball 1956 Ted Whan - Men's Track & Field 1957 Bruce Randall - Football, Baseball 1958 Fred Emerson - Football, Baseball 1959 Sam Martin - Football 1960 Jerry Joyce - Men's Track & Field 1961 Don Trethewey - Men's Track & Field 1962 Mike Kirk - Men's Basketball 1963 Jim Adams - Men's Basketball 1964 Bob Thomas - Men's Basketball 1965 Keith Shugarts - Football, Men's Basketball 1966 Jack Nighbert - Men's Basketball, Baseball 1967 Steve Richardson - Football, Baseball 1968 Dave Weedman - Football 1969 Gary Reiersgard - Men's Basketball 1970 Mike Clayton - Men's Basketball 1971 Gary White - Men's Basketball 1972 Lee Andersen - Wrestling 1973 Mike Franza - Men's Basketball 1974 Mike Vorce - Men's Track & Field 1975 Chuck Price - Men's Basketball 1976 Charmon Odle - Women's Basketball 1977 Pat Locker - Football 1978 Bruce Manclark - Men's Track & Field, Men's Cross Country 1979 Rohn McCoy - Men's Basketball 1981 Jo Metzger - Women's Basketball 1982 Marilyn Thibodeau - Women's Cross Country,Women's Track & Field 1983 Wendy Malich - Women's Track & Field 1984 Joan Williamson - Women's Track & Field 1985 Dave Peterson - Football Genevie Pfueller - Women's Cross Country and Track & Field 1986 Carmen Dolfo - Women's Basketball Allen James - Men's Track & Field 1987 Kim Nix - Men's Track & Field and Football Hollie Watson - Women's Track & Field 1988 James Johnson - Men's Basketball Shelly Borovich - Women's Volleyball and Track & Field 1989 Peter LaBarge - Football Anna Rabel - Women's Basketball 1990 Peter LaBarge - Men's Soccer Lorrie Post - Women's Volleyball 1991 Peter LaBarge - Men's Soccer Scott Lohr - Football Lorrie Post - Women's Volleyball 1992 Jeff Van Kleeck - Men's Cross Country & Track Joanie Armstrong - Women's Crew 1993 Shane Volkmann - Football Lynton Hyde - Football Kris Maraveller - Women's Cross Country & Track 1994 Dwayne Kirkley - Men's Basketball Brandi Stevenson - Women's Track 1995 Bill Christensen - Football Gina Sampson - Women's Basketball 1996 Orlondo Steinauer - Football Gina Sampson - Women's Basketball 1997 Chris Nicholl - Football Amy Cameron - Women's Track 1998 Mark Spencer - Football Cathy Johnson - Fastpitch 1999 Joel Skarbo - Men's Golf Devin Kemper - Men's Track Celeste Hill - Women's Basketball 2000 Ben Clampitt - Football Celeste Hill, Women's Basketball Craig Welty - Men's Golf 2001 Erik Totten - Football Michelle Parker - Volleyball 2002 Scott Mitchell - Football Shannon Rowland - Volleyball 2003 Mike Palm - Men's Basketball Liz Bishop - Volleyball Ashlee Vincent - Women's Cross Country and Track 2004 Nicola Parker - Volleyball Kurt Hartmaier - Men's Cross Country and Track Josh Griesse - Men's Crew 2005 Michael Koenen - Football Tim Feenstra - Men's Golf Julia Gamache - Women's Rowing 2006 Grant Dykstra - Men's Basketball Katja Trygg - Women's Golf 2007 Anthony Tomsich - Men's Track and Cross Country Courtney Schneider - Volleyball Lindsay Mann-King - Women's Rowing 2008 Courtney Schneider - Volleyball Sean Packer - Men's Golf 2009 Ira Graham - Men's Basketball Jake Koppenberg - Men's Golf Sarah Porter - Women's Cross Country and Track Audrey Coon - Women's Rowing 2010 Sarah Porter - Women's Cross Country and Track Ryan Brown - Men's Track 2011 Sarah Porter - Women's Cross Country and Track Ryan Brown - Men's Track 2012 Rory Blanche, Men's Basketball Emily Warman, Women's Track & Field and Soccer 2013 John Allen, Men's Basketball Jake Webb, Men's Golf Marlayna Geary, Volleyball Jamie Arthurs, Women's Soccer 2014 Frank Catelli - Men's Track & Field Bethany Drake, Women's Track & FieldVikings name 2013-14 Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Maris earns female honor for second time, Weishaar is male choice
June 3, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Men's soccer forward Andrew Weishaar and women's soccer forward Kristin Maris are the Western Washington University Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year for 2013-14. The announcement was made Tuesday at the fifth annual Dub-Dub-Blue awards ceremony.
It is the second straight year that Maris has earned the honor.
The scholar-athlete awards, which have been presented since 1999, recognize WWU student-athletes who best demonstrate excellence both in competition and in the classroom.
Maris, a senior from Issaquah (Issaquah High School graduate), is completing a degree in behavioral neuroscience with a 3.83 grade point average (4.0 scale). She was a second-team College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-American and National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Scholar All-American and for the third straight year a Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star.
Last fall, Maris led the Vikings to the best season in school history as they finished 20-2-1 and reached the NCAA Division II national semifinals, falling 2-1 in overtime to defending national champion West Florida after winning West Region and GNAC regular-season championships. She finished with 11 goals and eight assists for 30 points with three game-winning goals.
Maris, the GNAC Player of the Year, was a second-team NSCAA All-American, honorable mention Daktronics All-American, first-team NSCAA and Daktronics West Region all-star, and first-team GNAC all-star, all for the second straight year.
Maris, a four-year letter winner, finished eighth among WWU career leaders in goals with 28, assists with 17 and points with 73.
Weishaar, a senior from Puyallup (Puyallup High School graduate), has maintained a 3.72 GPA as an accounting major. He was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selection, a second-team NSCAA National Scholar-Athlete pick, and a three-time GNAC academic all-star.
A third-team NSCAA All-American, Weishaar helped WWU to an 11-4-3 record, one of the best in school history, as he led the team in goals with 10, points with 23 and game-winning goals with five.
Weishaar was a West Region all-star, earning first-team NSCAA recognition and second-team Daktronics honors, and a first-team GNAC all-star.
A four-year letter winner, Weishaar finished his career ranked fifth among WWU leaders in goals with 26 and sixth in points with 63.
WWU SCHOLAR ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
1999 Erik Meyer, track 2000 Marty Juergens, football 2001 Erik Totten, football 2002 Erik Totten, football 2003 Greg Dykstra, football 2004 Rob White, football 2005 Rob White, football 2006 Scott Romney, track 2007 Keith Lemay, track 2008 Keith Lemay, track/cross country 2009 Anthony Zackery, football 2010 Alex Harrison, track 2011 Xavier Dailly, golf 2012 Alex Harrison, track 2013 Chris Mitchell, basketball 2014 Andrew Weishaar, soccer
1999 Sarah Hiss, track 2000 Sarah Hiss, track 2001 Kelsi Griswald, rowing 2002 Liz Bishop, volleyball 2003 Liz Bishop, volleyball 2004 Liz Bishop, volleyball 2005 Jodi Gerald, basketball Meghan Evoy, volleyball 2006 Jessica Telleria, track 2007 Audrey Coon, rowing 2008 Audrey Coon, rowing 2009 Audrey Coon, rowing 2010 Casey Mapes, rowing 2011 Katie Sharpe, golf 2012 Megan Northey, rowing 2013 Kristin Maris, soccer 2014 Kristin Maris, soccer
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