Feb. 8, 2011
Logan, Utah - The Western Athletic Conference announced its fall all-academic teams recently and Utah State had 45 student-athletes recognized from the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball to lead the WAC.
Of its 45 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 18 student-athletes from football honored, along with 10 student-athletes from soccer, seven from volleyball, six from women's cross country, and four from men's cross country. Football's 18 honorees were the second-most in the conference in that sport behind Boise State, while soccer and volleyball both tied for the second-most.
Following Utah State's WAC-leading 45 all-academic honorees was Boise State with 44, Fresno State with 43, New Mexico State with 42, San Jose State with 38, Idaho with 35, Louisiana Tech with 31, Hawai'i with 29 and Nevada with 28.
Senior Kim Quinn, who competes in cross country, and both indoor and outdoor track, has now earned academic all-WAC honors seven times in her career, as has senior cross country/track athlete Brian McKenna. Junior track athletes Jessie Chugg and Ruth Hilton both earned academic all-conference honors for the sixth time, while track athletes Steven Atkinson and Daniel Howell earned their fifth academic all-WAC honors.
Student-athletes who are earning academic all-WAC honors for the fourth time include soccer players Lauren Hansen and Stefani Shiozaki, and volleyball player Katie Astle. Three-time honorees include football players Kellen Bartlett and Patrick Scales, soccer players Heather Pond, Chandra Salmon and Summer Tillotson, and volleyball player Liz McArthur.
Furthermore, of the 45 student-athletes to earn fall academic all-WAC honors, 31 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 Kellen Bartlett, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.13 McKade Brady, So., Exercise Science, 3.44 Rajric Coleman, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.03 Forrest Dabb, So., Business, 3.23 Jacob Doughty, R-Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.36 Josh Flores, Jr., Psychology, 3.70 Chris Harris, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.02 Devin Johnson, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.49 Gavin Jones, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.48 Jamie Markosian, R-Fr., Civil Engineering, 3.42 Eric Moats, Jr., Marketing, 3.22 Cache Morgan, So., Exercise Science, 3.00 Tanner Richins, So., Liberal Arts, 3.18 Patrick Scales, Sr., Master Business Administration, 3.25 Eric Schultz, R-Fr., Exercise Science, 3.29 Brad Theurer, R-Fr., Undeclared, 3.91 Travis Van Leeuwen, R-Fr., Exercise Science, 3.23 Connor Williams, R-Fr., Sociology, 3.21
Soccer Jamee Dyches, So. Journalism, 3.34 Shantel Flanary, Jr., Physical Education/Teaching, 3.02 Lauren Hansen, Sr., Physical Education/Teaching, 3.31 Ellen Larsen, Jr., Health Education - School Health, 3.60 Molli Merrill, Jr., Family Consumer Science, 3.59 Natalie Norris, So., Nutrition and Food Sciences - Dietetics, 3.91 Heather Pond, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.15 Chandra Salmon, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.39 Stefani Shiozaki, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.29 Summer Tillotson, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.57
Volleyball Katie Astle, Sr., Finance and Economics, 3.73 Laurel Bodily, So., Communication Disorders and Deaf Education, 3.26 Shantell Durrant, Sr., Psychology, 3.59 Kassi Hargrove, So., Undeclared, 3.45 Elizabeth McArthur, Jr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.77 Shay Sorensen, So., Exercise Science, 3.41 Josselyn White, So., Exercise Science, 3.60
Men's Cross Country Steven Atkinson, Jr., Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management, 3.85 Daniel Howell, Jr., Wildlife Science, 3.94 Brian McKenna, Jr., Psychology, 3.25 Kyle McKenna, R-Fr., Music, 3.95
Women's Cross Country Stephanie Burt, So., Undeclared, 3.05 Kaylee Campbell, So., Social Work, 3.28 Jessie Chugg, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.72 Brittany Fisher, R-Jr., Elementary Education, 3.26 Ruth Hilton, Jr., Mathematics Education, 3.77 Kimberly Quinn, Sr., Environmental Studies, 3.02
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