LOGAN, Utah - The Mountain West announced its fall all-academic teams Thursday and Utah State led the conference as it had 63 student-athletes recognized from the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.
Of its 63 academic all-Mountain West selections, Utah State had 19 student-athletes from football honored, along with 18 student-athletes from soccer, nine from both women's cross country and volleyball, and eight from men's cross country. The 18 honorees from soccer led the conference, while men's cross country ranked second with its eight selections, women's cross country and volleyball both tied for third with its nine honorees, and football's 19 selections tied for fourth-most in the conference.
Following Utah State's conference-leading 63 all-academic honoress was Boise State (61), New Mexico (60), Wyoming (60), Fresno State (50), Nevada (50), Colorado State (48), San José State (46), Air Force (41), UNLV (34) and San Diego State (26). Hawai'i, who is a football-only member, had 20 all-academic honorees while Colorado College, who is a women's soccer-only member, had 12 all-academic honorees.
Three of Utah State's 63 student-athletes from its fall sports to earn academic all-Mountain West honors carried a 4.00 grade point average including soccer player Jaylen Hinckley (nutrition, dietetics and food sciences), and cross country runners Kody Gould (exercise science) and Kashley Carter (pre-physical therapy).
Juniors Tori Parkinson and Colby Wilson, who both compete in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track for Utah State, have now earned academic all-conference honors five times each in their careers, including three times each in cross country.
Student-athletes who are earning academic all-conference honors for the fourth time include football player Jordan Nielsen and cross country/track athlete Amanda Stoudt. Three-time honorees include football players Jarom Baldomero and Michael Okonkwo, cross country runners Jackie Heaps, Caroline Weiler, Jacqueline Winterton and Kelsey Yamauchi, and soccer players Jessica Brooksby, Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, Lexie Henrie-Parrish, Jayne Robison and Jeannie Woller.
Furthermore, of the 63 student-athletes to earn fall academic all-Mountain West honors for Utah State, 30 are receiving the accolade for at least the second time.
To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.
Fall Academic All-Mountain West Honorees
Jarom Baldomero, Sr., Accounting, 3.36
Chris Copier, Sr., Business, 3.03
Aaron Dalton, So., Exercise Science, 3.07
Edmund Faimalo, Sr., 3.31, Interdisciplinary Studies
Salanoa Galea'i, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.19
Daniel Gray, Sr., Sociology, 3.08
Deshane Hines, Sr., Sociology, 3.44
Landon Horne, Sr., Business, 3.48
Wyatt Houston, Sr., Sociology, 3.43
Derek Larsen, So., Business, 3.07
DJ Nelson, So., Busniess, 3.42
Jordan Nielsen, Sr., Biology, 3.24
Michael Okonkwo, Sr., Business, 3.55
Jentz Painter, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.05
Jontrell Rocquemore, So., Exploratory, 3.22
Siua Taufa, Sr., Sociology, 3.20
Zach Van Leeuwen, So., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.30
Brock Warren, Sr., Sociology, 3.08
Ben Wysocki, Sr., Physical Education, 3.50
Kelsey Andersen, Fr., Pre-Business, 3.54
Jessica Brooksby, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.32
Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.86
Jordyn Chung-Hoon, Fr., Art, 3.82
Josie Deere, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.28
Sydnie Dolzine, Fr., Art, 3.85
Wesley Hamblin, So., Communication Studies, 3.27
Bailee Hammond, So., Psychology, 3.34
Lauren Harmon, Jr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.51
Lexie Henrie-Parrish, Sr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.63
Jaylen Hinckley, Fr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences, 4.00
Mikayla Howes, So., Public Health, 3.65
Alexa Hunt, Fr., Exploratory, 3.00
Ann Marie Lee, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.89
Danielle Nowers, So., Business, 3.57
Jayne Robison, Jr., Business, 3.17
Rachelle Warner, So., Family Consumer & Human Development, 3.19
Jeannie Woller, Sr., English, 3.93
Maddie Day, So., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.69
Kayla DeCoursey, So., Family Consumer Science Education, 3.57
Rachel Gale, So., Exercise Science, 3.80
Hannah Gleason, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.83
Kassidy Johnson, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.28
Kaylie Kamalu, Jr., Health Science, 3.27
Carly Lenzen, So., Exercise Science, 3.58
Erica Moscoso, Jr., Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Science, 3.17
Lauren O'Brien, Fr., Business, 3.50
Men's Cross Country
Spencer Fehlberg, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.80
Kody Gould, Fr., Exercise Science, 4.00
Ben Johnston, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.56
Dillon Maggard, So., Exploratory, 3.01
Tyler Roberts, So., Civil Engineering, 3.47
Justin Sheets, So., Psychology, 3.24
Jon Stutz, Fr., Computer Science, 3.14
Colby Wilson, Jr., Business, 3.08
Women's Cross Country
Kashley Carter, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.00
Jackie Heaps, So., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences, 3.84
Shannon Maloney, Fr., Psychology, 3.64
Tori Parkinson, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.67
Lauren Pierson, Fr., Mathematics & Statistics Composite Teaching, 3.89
Amanda Stoudt, Sr., Biological Engineering, 3.57
Caroline Weiler, So., Environmental Science, 3.63
Jacqueline Winterton, Jr., Music, 3.90
Kelsey Yamauchi, So., Business Information Systems, 3.89
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