Jan. 18, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - The Western Athletic Conference announced its fall all-academic teams Tuesday and Utah State had 47 student-athletes recognized from the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball to rank second in the WAC.
Of its 47 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 16 student-athletes from football honored, along with 11 student-athletes from soccer, eight from volleyball, and six each from both men's and women's cross country. Football's 16 honorees were the most in the conference in that sport, while volleyball's eight selections were tied for first.
New Mexico State led the WAC with 49 all-academic honorees, followed by Utah State with 47, Idaho with 43, San Jose State with 39, Fresno State with 33, Louisiana Tech with 30, Hawai'i with 28 and Nevada with 20.
Senior Brian McKenna, who competes in cross country, and both indoor and outdoor track, has now earned academic all-WAC honors 10 times in his career, as has senior cross country/track athlete Jessie Chugg. Fellow senior track athlete Ruth Hilton has earned academic all-conference honors nine times, while senior track athlete Daniel Howell earned his eighth academic all-WAC honor.
Student-athletes who are earning academic all-WAC honors for the fifth time include track athletes Brittany Fisher and Kaylee Campbell, while four-time honorees include track athletes Kyle McKenna and Stephanie Burt, volleyball player Liz McArthur, and soccer players Chandra Salmon-Christensen and Summer Tillotson.
Furthermore, of the 47 student-athletes to earn fall academic all-WAC honors, 34 are receiving the accolade for at least the second time.
To be eligible for the fall academic team, a student-athlete must have completed one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.
Fall Academic All-WAC Honorees
Football Keegan Andersen, R-Fr., Undeclared, 3.16 Matt Austin, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.17 McKade Brady, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.41 Forrest Dabb, Jr., Business, 3.16 Jake Doughty, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.44 Josh Flores, Sr., Psychology, 3.68 B.J. Larsen, So., Business Administration, 3.10 Tyler Larsen, So., Exercise Science, 3.02 Jamie Markosian, So., Civil Engineering, 3.23 Nate Needham, R-Fr., Exercise Science, 3.79 Jamaine Olson, Jr., Master of Education, 3.59 Travis Reynolds, So., Undeclared, 3.33 Eric Schultz, So.., Exercise Science, 3.12 Michael Smith, Sr., Master of Education, 3.18 Brad Theurer, So., Master of Education, 3.78 Connor Williams, So., Sociology, 3.03
Soccer Shantel Flanary, Sr., Physical Education/Teaching, 3.10 Jennifer Flynn, So., Exercise Science, 3.38 Shay Haddow, So., Exercise Science, 3.84 Molli Merrill, Sr., Family Consumer Science, 3.71 Mari Miyashiro, So., Art Education, 3.13 Natalie Norris, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences - Dietetics, 3.93 Kendra Pemberton, Business, 3.43 Taryn Rose, Exercise Science, 3.80 Chandra Salmon-Christensen, Sr., Physical Education, 3.40 Chelsie Sperry, So., Undeclared, 3.46 Summer Tillotson, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.58
Volleyball Laurel Bodily, Jr., Communication Disorders & Deaf Education, 3.20 Alyssa Everett, Jr., Physical Education, 3.61 Nicole Gneiting-Theurer, Jr., Family Consumer and Human Development, 3.28 Kassi Hargrove, Jr., Psychology, 3.22 Liz McArthur, Sr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.75 Paige Neves, R-Fr., Mathematics Education, 3.27 Shay Sorensen, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.18 Josselyn White, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.69
Men's Cross Country David Cluff, So., Chemistry, 3.19 Daniel Howell, Sr., Wildlife Science, 3.96 Eric Larson, Sr., Biochemistry, 3.11 Brian McKenna, Sr., Psychology, 3.40 Kyle McKenna, So., Music, 3.96 Hunter Nelson, Sr., Finance, 3.10
Women's Cross Country Stephanie Burt, Jr., Physical Education Teaching, 3.08 Kaylee Campbell, Jr., Social Work, 3.36 Cherice Chugg, So., Undeclared, 3.43 Jessie Chugg, Sr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.77 Brittany Fisher, Jr., Elementary Education, 3.32 Ruth Hilton, Sr., Mathematics Education, 3.81
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