Feb. 14, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Three Western Washington University runners - Chip Jackson (Sr., Shoreline/Shorewood), Taylor Guenther (So., Vancouver/Prairie) and Nathan Richards (Jr., Longview/R.A. Long) - were among those receiving United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association/NCAA Division II Cross Country All-Academic honors announced Friday.
It is the third time that Jackson has been recognized and the second time for Guenther.
Jackson is a mathematics and computer science major maintaining a 3.91 (4.0 scale) grade point average. He placed 61st at the 2013 national championships and earned all-star honors by placing fourth at both the West Regional and Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships.
Jackson is a three-time GNAC academic all-star.
Guenther is a language, literature and cultural studies major with a 3.78 GPA. A GNAC academic all-star, she placed 94th at nationals and was a regional all-star by placing 12th.
Richards is a biology/chemistry major with a 3.42 GPA. He was 194th at nationals after earning all-star honors at both regionals and the GNAC meet by finishing 23rd and eighth, respectively.
Jackson also was a GNAC academic all-star and was named the conference Male Newcomer of the Year.
The WWU women placed 18th and the men 20th at nationals.
Thirteen Vikings Earn GNAC All-Academic Honors
Eight WWU women, five WWU men named to GNAC All-Academic Teams
WWU Women, Men Each Place 8th at West Regional
Senior Andrew Wise places 14th overall to net All-Region honors for the Vikings
Cross Country Headed to West Region Championships
The women will race at 10 am (6K), followed by the men at 11:15 am (10K) on Saturday
WWU Women Place 3rd, Men 4th at GNAC Championships
Jadon Olson and Andrew Wise place among top 10 to earn All-GNAC honors for Vikings
Vikings Set to Host GNAC Championships on Saturday
Conference schools set to race at East Lake Padden Park with races at 10 am and 11 am
Andrew Wise Named GNAC Athlete of the Week
Wise placed 6th and helped Vikings to a 2nd-place team finish at WWU Classic
WWU Men Place 2nd, Women 4th at WWU Classic
Vikings perform well at East Lake Padden Park in final meet before GNAC Championships
Vikings to Host 44th Annual WWU Classic on Saturday
Races at East Lake Padden Park will be at 10 am (women's 6K) and 11 am (men's 10k)
Cross Country Turns in Solid Performances in Split Squad Action
Vikings have strong showing against tough field in Minnesota, also compete at Saint Martin's on Saturday
WWU Travels to Roy Griak Invitational, SMU Invitational
Vikings set to compete in Minnesota and at Saint Martin's (Lacey, Wash.) on Saturday
WWU Men 4th, Women 5th at Sundodger Invitational
Senior Andrew Wise (19th), freshman Jane Barr leads women (24th)
Cross Country Headed to Sundodger Invitational
Women's 6K open race scheduled for 9 am, followed by men's 8K open race at 9:40 am
WWU Men, Women Earn Team Wins at SMU Triangular
Vikings open season with strong performances vs. Central Washington and Saint Martin's
WWU to Open Season at SMU Cross Country Meet
Saturday's meet begins with women's 4K at 10 am, followed by men's 6K at 10:45 am
WWU Men 2nd, Women 4th in GNAC Preseason Poll
The Vikings will host the GNAC Championships for the third consecutive year