July 16, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Ten Western Washington University student-athletes were named recipients of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletics Representative's Scholar-Athletes award for 2013-14 announced on Wednesday.
The award, which began two years ago, is presented annually and honors the most outstanding scholar-athletes at each of the GNAC's 10 universities. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 (4.0 scale).
WWU student-athletes honored were Emily Bartlett (Broadlands, VA/Thomas Jefferson S&T), rowing, 3.85; EmilyBoerger (Sr., Marysville/Marysville-Pilchuck), volleyball, 3.90; Damien Fisher (Grad., Fife), track & field/basketball, 3.86; Ashton Griffen (Sr., Duvall/Cedarcrest), soccer, 3.91; Chip Jackson (Sr., Seattle/Shorewood), cross country and track & field, 3.91; Maddy Jalbert (Fr., Boulder, CO/Niwot), cross country and track & field, 3.97; Miranda Lahman (Sr., Boulder, CO/Niwot), cross country and track & field, 3.89; Jasmine McMullin (Fr., Sequim), track & field, 3.87; Trevor Robinson (Sr., Seattle/Nathan Hale), cross country and track & field, 3.99; and Shawna Troupe (Fr., Kelso) track & field, 3.85.
It is the third honor for Boerger, Fisher, Jackson, Lahman and Robinson. Recognized for the second time were Griffen and Jalbert.
Dr. Bruce Larson is beginning the second of his three-year term as the WWU FAR.
A FAR is a member of the faculty at a NCAA member institution who has been designated to serve as a liaison between the institution and the athletic department. The FAR serves as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs.
The role of the FAR is "to ensure that the academic institution establishes and maintains the appropriate balance between academics and intercollegiate athletics."
Western Washington University
GNAC FAR Scholar-Athlete Award Winners
***Trevor Robinson (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field), Planning & Environmental Policy, Sr., 3.99, Seattle, WA
**Maddy Jalbert (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field), Biochemistry, So., 3.97, Boulder, CO
***Chip Jackson (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field), Mathematics, Sr., 3.91, Shoreline, WA
**Ashton Griffen (Women's Soccer), Physical Education, Sr., 3.91, Duvall, WA
***Emily Boerger (Women's Volleyball), Anthropology & Biology), Sr., 3.90, Marysville, WA
***Miranda Lahman (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field), Cellular Biology, Sr., 3.89, Boulder, CO
*Jasmine McMullin (Women's Track & Field), Elementary Education, Fr., 3.87, Sequim, WA
***Damien Fisher (Men's Track & Field), Kinesiology, Grad., 3.86, Fife, WA
*Emily Bartlett (Women's Rowing), Undeclared, Fr., 3.85, Broadlands, VA
*Shawna Troupe (Women's Track & Field), Kinesiology, Fr., 3.85, Kelso, WA
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