Nov. 11, 2010
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -
Senior Jordan Welling (Burlington/Burlington-Edison) was honored for the third straight year, heading 12 Western Washington University runners named to the 2010 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-star cross country team released today.
The Vikings edged Seattle Pacific, 12 to 11, for the most athletes on the team.
Welling, who is a manufacturing and supply chain management major, is maintaining a 3.54 (4.0 scale) grade point average.
Honored for the second year were Lauren Breihof (Jr., Vancouver/Mountain View), Eric Brill (Jr., Kent/Kentwood), Sierra Brisky (Jr., Acme/Mount Baker) and Phoebe Hartnett (So., San Diego, CA/Patrick Henry).
Breihof is a business administration-marketing major with a 3.58 GPA, Brill an English literature major with a 3.86 GPA, Brisky a kinesiology: physical therapy major with a 3.75 GPA, and Hartnett a special education major with a 3.91 GPA.
Rounding out Western's contingent were Chandler Dennison (So., Seattle/West Seattle), a physics major with a 3.37 GPA; Kristi Fairbanks (Jr., Snohomish), a kinesiology: pre-physical therapy major with a 3.67 GPA; Rachael Johnson (Jr., Yakima/West Valley), an English-creative writing major with a 3.67 GPA; Gaby Krevat (So., Bozeman, MT/Bozeman), a communications major with a 3.25 GPA; Travis Peters (Jr., Kelso), a mathematics major with a 3.59 GPA; Cheryl Watson (Sr., Olympia), a biology major with a 3.32 GPA; and Mary Rogers (So., Spokane/Shadle Park), who is taking a pre-medicine program with a 3.89 GPA.
To be eligible for the GNAC academic team, student-athletes must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 and be in at least their second year of competition at their university.
GREAT NORTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Cross Country: Eighty Named To GNAC Academic Team
SPOKANE, Wash. - A total of 80 student-athletes - 33 men and 47 women - have been named to the 2010 Great Northwest Athletic Conference cross country all-academic team.
Heading up the women's academic squad are Helen Crofts of Simon Fraser and Mary Owen of Montana State Billings. Crofts has the best GPA under the Canadian system that awards 4.33 points for an A+. The junior science major has a 4.04 GPA.
Owen, a sophomore Health and Human Performance major, has the best GPA in the U.S. system with a 3.97 average. Western Oregon's Justin Karr, a senior psychology and social science major, has a 3.99 GPA, which is the best among GNAC men.
Karr is also one of four men to earn all-academic honors for the third time. Other three-time academic all-stars include John Parry of Alaska Anchorage, Caleb Reynolds of Northwest Nazarene and Jordan Welling of Western Washington.
Seven women - Aurelia Korthauer of Alaska Fairbanks; Sarah Jackson and Katie Thiel of Montana State Billings; Elisa Decker and Jaclyn Puga of Northwest Nazarene, Annie Laweryson of Saint Martin's and Annan Applebee of Western Oregon - are also three-time academic all-stars. An additional 25 athletes - 16 women and nine men - are also repeat selections from last season.
Western Washington placed the most athletes on the academic team with 12, followed by Seattle Pacific at 11. Also in double figures was Alaska Fairbanks with 10.
To be eligible for the academic team, student-athletes must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 and be in at least their second year of competition at their university.
2010 GNAC Cross Country Academic All-Conference Team
Micah Chelimo, Alaska Anchorage (Engineering, So., 3.74, Kapkoi, Kenya)
Marko Cheseto, Alaska Anchorage (Nursing, Sr., 3.20, Kapenguria, Kenya)
*Alex Morris, Alaska Fairbanks (Electrical/Computer Engineering, Jr., 3.96, Anchorage, AK)
*Erik Soederstroem, Alaska Fairbanks (Geography, Jr., 3.88, As, Sweden)
*Ian Wilkinson, Alaska Fairbanks (Art, Jr., 3.80, Fairbanks, AK)
**John Parry, Alaska Fairbanks (Anthropology, Sr., 3.54, Whitehorse, Yukon)
Jon Swanson, Central Washington (Undeclared So., 3.75, Spokane, WA)
Jacob Calvin, Central Washington (Geology. Sr., 3.40, Black Diamond, WA)
Scott Romain, Central Washington (Flight Technology, Sr., 3.39, Seattle, WA)
Scott Power, Central Washington (P.E. Teaching. Sr., 3.34, Burlington, WA)
Tom Johnson, Central Washington (Economics. Sr., 3.33, Seattle, WA)
Tyler Eidsmoe, Central Washington (Exercise Science. Sr., 3.24, Federal Way, WA)
Jesse Baggenstos, Northwest Nazarene (Engineering Physics, So., 3.91, Renton, WA)
Alex Cunningham, Northwest Nazarene (International Studies, So., 3.44, Kimberly, ID)
*Luke Hetrick, Northwest Nazarene (Engineering Physics, Jr., 3.47, Caldwell, ID)
**Caleb Reynolds, Northwest Nazarene (Philosophy and Religion, Sr., 3.32, Yakima, WA)
Joseph Patti, Saint Martin's (Education, So., 3.78, Renton, WA)
*Jacob Suazo, Saint Martin's (Biology, Jr., 3.69, Lakewood, WA)
Nate Seely, Seattle Pacific (English, So., 3.84, Lynden, WA)
Jacob Wahlenmaier, Seattle Pacific (Political Science, Sr., 3.62, Everett, WA)
*Daniel Hamilton, Seattle Pacific (Computer Science, Jr., 3.47, Missoula, MT)
*Nathanael Sleight, Seattle Pacific (Physics, Jr., 3.42, Bellevue, WA)
AJ Baker, Seattle Pacific (Biochemistry, So., 3.33, Au Gres, MI)
Jordan Lance, Seattle Pacific (Physics, 3.20, Mill Creek, WA)
James Young, Simon Fraser (Science, So., 3.71, Surrey, BC)
Brett Wakefield, Simon Fraser (Interactive Arts & Technology, Sr., 3.21, Mapleridge, BC)
**Justin Karr, Western Oregon (Psychology & Social Science, Sr. , 3.99, Tigard, OR)
Connor Kasler, Western Oregon (Comm. Health Education, So., 3.55, Grants Pass, OR)
*Dan Sprinkle, Western Oregon (History, Jr., 3.37, Hillsboro, OR)
Chris Reed, Western Oregon (Economics & Business, Sr., 3.21, Klamath Falls, OR)
*Eric Brill, Western Washington (English-Literature, Jr., 3.86, Kent, WA)
Travis Peters, Western Washington (Mathematics, Jr., 3.59, Kelso, WA)
**Jordan Welling, Western Washington (Manufacturing & Supply Chain Mgmt, Sr., 3.54, Burlington, WA)
*Ruth Keino, Alaska Anchorage (Nursing, Jr., 3.47, Kapcheno, Kenya)
Miriam Kipng'eno, Alaska Anchorage (Nursing, So., 3.34, Eldoret, Kenya)
*Theresia Schnurr, Alaska Fairbanks (Applied Physics, Jr., 3.93, Voehrenbach, Germany)
*Jana Benedix, Alaska Fairbanks (Biological Sciences, Jr., 3.87, Fairbanks, AK)
Morgan Bender, Alaska Fairbanks (Biological Sciences & Fisheries, So., 3.86, Eagle River, AK)
Marit Rjabov, Alaska Fairbanks (Psychology, So., 3.84, Voru, Estonia)
**Aurelia Korthauer, Alaska Fairbanks (Mechanical Engineering, Sr,, 3.62, Bonndorf, Germany)
Heather Edic, Alaska Fairbanks (Mechanical Engineering, So., 3.60, Fairbanks, AK)
*Adriana Mendoza, Central Washington (Mathematics, Sr., 3.79, Zillah, WA)
Ashley Rice, Central Washington (Undeclared, So., 3.78, Tieton, WA)
*Amanda Valera, Central Washington (Chemistry, Sr., 3.56, Moxee, WA)
Mary Owen, MSU Billings (HHP with Teaching Option, So., 3.97, Hammond, MT)
**Katie Thiel, MSU Billings (Practical Nursing, Sr., 3.89, Powell, WY)
**Sarah Jackson, MSU Billings (Rehabilitation & Related Services, Sr., 3.88, Bozeman, MT)
*Danielle Beesley, Northwest Nazarene (Nursing, Jr., 3.32, Caldwell, ID)
**Elisa Decker, Northwest Nazarene (Pre-Physical Therapy, Sr., 3.35, Vancouver, WA)
**Jaclyn Puga, Northwest Nazarene (Biology, Sr., 3.60, Meridian, ID)
*Meagan Swenson, Northwest Nazarene (Marketing, Jr., 3.24, Salem, OR)
Danika Lawson, Saint Martin's (Business, Gr., 3.78, Edgewood, WA)
Carelia Agis, Saint Martin's (Business, So., 3.37, Tacoma, WA)
**Annie Laweryson, Saint Martin's (Biology, Sr., 3.37, Puyallup, WA)
*Kaitlynn Pecha, Saint Martin's (Engineering, Jr., 3.34, Omak, WA)
*Joscelyn Minton, Saint Martin's (Business, Jr., 3.25, Shelton, WA)
*Natty Plunkett, Seattle Pacific (Psychology, Jr., 3.95, Bellevue, WA)
Laura Moser, Seattle Pacific (Electrical Engineering, So., 3.94, Sequim, WA)
Krysta Carrick, Seattle Pacific (Nursing, So., 3.78, Tokyo, Japan)
Kelsey Brown, Seattle Pacific (Exercise Science, So., 3.64, Colorado Springs, CO)
Kayla Wilkins, Seattle Pacific (Physical Education, Jr., 3.47, Vancouver, WA)
Helen Crofts, Simon Fraser (Science, Jr., 4.04, West Vancouver, BC)
Emily Palibroda, Simon Fraser (Science, Sr., 3.67, Fort St. John, BC)
Emma Vogt, Simon Fraser (Biological Sciences, Jr., 3.35, Burnaby, BC)
Brianna Kane, Simon Fraser (Communications, Sr., 3.27, Roberts Creek, BC)
Olivia Brennan, Simon Fraser (Communications, Sr., 3.25, Regina, SK)
**Annan Applebee, Western Oregon (Education, Sr. , 3.78, Gladstone, OR
*Erika Snawder, Western Oregon (Amer. Sign Language, Sr., 3.66, Salem, OR)
*Zoe Skordahl, Western Oregon (Communications, Jr., 3.47, Oakridge, OR)
*Amanda Wright, Western Oregon (Undecided, Jr., 3.44, Olympia, WA)
Tricia Morrison, Western Oregon (Anthropology, Sr., 3.26, Hillsboro, OR)
*Phoebe Hartnett, Western Washington (Special Education, So., 3.91, San Diego, CA)
Kristi Fairbanks, Western Washington (Kinesiology/Pre Physical Therapy, So., 3.80, Snohomish, WA)
*Sierra Brisky, Western Washington (Kinesiology: Sport Psychology, Jr., 3.75, Acme, WA)
Rachael Johnson, Western Washington (English-Creative Writing, Jr., 3.67, Yakima, WA)
*Lauren Breihof, Western Washington (Business Admin.-Marketing, Jr., 3.58, Vancouver, WA)
Chandler Dennison, Western Washington (Physics, So., 3.37, Seattle, WA)
Cheryl Watson, Western Washington (Biology-Cell, Sr., 3.32, Olympia, WA)
Gaby Krevat, Western Washington (Communication, So., 3.25, Bozeman, MT)
Mary Rogers, Western Washington (Pre-Medicine, So., 3.89, Spokane/Shadle Park)
*Repeater **Two-time repeater