USU Lands 35 Student-Athletes on Fall Academic all-Western Athletic Conference Teams

Jan. 19, 2006

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State landed 35 of its student-athletes on the fall academic all-Western Athletic Conference teams it was announced on Thursday. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least 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.

USU's 35 honorees, were just shy of Fresno State's league-best 37 selections. Boise State was second with 36 picks, while Idaho and Hawai'I tied for fourth with 26 selections after USU.

Athletes from the sports of men's and women's cross country, football, women's soccer and women's volleyball were recognized by the league for the classroom achievements.

Eight fall Aggie athletes earned both athletic all-conference and academic honors this season. Among USU's honorees were WAC cross country individual champion Trever Ball and league runner-up Clark Bryner. Tiffany Strickland, who finished second at the WAC Cross Country Championships and Ashley Johnson, who was sixth, were also recognized for the academic success.

Charity Weston and Liz Masson, who were both first-team all-WAC selections on the field, were two of 13 Aggie soccer players recognized for their classwork. Volleyball honorable mention All-American Zuzana Cernianska was also named to the academic team.

In all, USU's seven women's cross country selections tied for the most among women's cross country teams in the league, while the 13 soccer players topped the conference's soccer teams. Football landed eight players on the team.

Utah State Fall Academic all-Western Athletic Conference Selections

Men's Cross Country

Trever Ball, Gr., Masters of Education
Clark Bryner, Gr., Masters of Bio Regional Planning

Women's Cross Country

Carolyn Andrus, Sr., Elementary Education
Caroline Berry, Jr., Family Consumer Science Education
Amy Egan, Jr., Teaching/English
Ashley Johnson, Jr., Exercise Science
Stacie Lifferth, So., Communication
Jill Steele, Sr., Exercise Science
Tiffany Strickland, Sr., Elementary Education


Ben Childs, So., History
Malik Cin, Jr., Marketing
Derek Hoke, So., Exercise Science
Terrance Washington, Jr., Finance
Josh Anderson, So., Law and Constitutional Studies
Frank Maile, So., Exercise Science
Otis Nelson, So., Business
Eric Sobolewski, So., Exercise Science


Kelli Allred, So., Undeclared
Rachelle Dixon, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies
Andra Hansen, So., Elementary Education
Abby Hunt, So., Undeclared
Lindsay Lauro, So., Undeclared
Elizabeth Masson, Sr., Finance
Tiffany Jones-McQueen, Sr,. Elementary Education
Dana Peart, So., PE-Teaching
Shannon Ross., So. Exercise Science
Sierra Smith, Jr., Exercise Science
Chanel Blaquiere-Weddle, Sr., Social Work
Charity Weston, Jr., PE-Teaching
Lisa Willardson, So., Undeclared


Dominique Arsenault,  Jr., French Teaching
Zuzana Cernianska, Sr., Marketing
Erin Graybill, Sr., Accounting Masters Program
Elizabeth Hodge, Jr., Psychology
Kelsi Thoman-Peterson, Jr., Physical Education
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