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.
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
Vikings Announce More 2017-18 Program Additions
Head coach Pee Wee Halsell announces second wave of recruits joining the Vikings
Six Vikings Earn Academic All-District Honors
Bethany Drake, Anna Paradee, Jasmine McMullin, Alex Barry, Gordie Kordas and Andrew Wise earn academic award
Vikings Announce 2017-18 Program Additions
Head coach Pee Wee Halsell announces first wave of recruits set to join the Vikings next season
Six Vikings Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
Senior Matthew Lutz earns distinction for third time in career
Derline Places 102nd at NCAA Championships
Junior Isaac Derline concludes strong junior season with 102nd-place finish at NCAA Championships in Florida
Derline Set to Compete at NCAA Championships
Junior Isaac Derline will race as an individual at the NCAA Championships on Saturday morning in Florida
WWU Men Seventh, Women Eighth at West Regional
Isaac Derline, Andrew Wise and Lillianna Stelling earn all-region honors for Vikings
Vikings Headed to NCAA West Region Championships
The men's race will take place at 9 am and will be followed by the women's race at 10:15 am