Utah State’s Fall Sports Rank Tied For First In Mountain West With 67 Student-Athletes Earning Academic All-Conference Honors
The Mountain West announced its fall all-academic teams Tuesday and Utah State tied for the conference lead as it had 67 student-athletes recognized from the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.
Feb. 21, 2017

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The Mountain West announced its fall all-academic teams Tuesday and Utah State tied for the conference lead as it had 67 student-athletes recognized from the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.

Of its 67 academic all-Mountain West selections, Utah State had 19 student-athletes from football honored, along with 16 student-athletes from soccer, 13 from women’s cross country, 10 from volleyball, and nine from men’s cross country. The 13 honorees from women’s cross country and nine honorees from men’s cross country both led the conference, while volleyball’s 10 honorees tied for the most in the conference. Furthermore, soccer tied for second in the MW with 16 honorees, while football’s 19 selections tied for the fourth-most in the conference.

Following Utah State’s conference-tying 67 all-academic honorees was Boise State (67), Nevada (63), New Mexico (60), Wyoming (60), Colorado State (58), Fresno State (57), San José State (47), UNLV (40), Air Force (36) and San Diego State (30). Hawai’i, which is a football-only member, had 15 all-academic honorees while Colorado College, who is a women’s soccer-only member, had 14 all-academic honorees.

Two of Utah State’s 67 student-athletes from its fall sports to earn academic all-Mountain West honors carried a 4.00 grade point average, including soccer player Mealii Enos (special education) and cross country runner Kashley Carter (pre-physical therapy).

Junior Tyler Roberts, who competes in both cross country and track and field, has now earned academic all-conference honors six times in his career, including three times in cross country. Fellow junior cross country/track and field athletes Jackie Heaps and Tylee Newman-Skinner are both earning academic all-conference honors for the fifth time overall, including the third time in cross country for Heaps and second time in cross country for Newman-Skinner.

Student-athletes who are earning academic all-conference honors for the fourth time include football players Wyatt Houston and Travis Seefeldt, women’s soccer players Jessica Brooksby, Jayne Robison-Merrill and Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, and women’s volleyball player Hannah Gleason. Three-time honorees include cross country runners Jordan Beutler, Kashley Carter, Spencer Fehlberg, Kody Gould, Shannon Maloney, Megan Ryan and Cierra Simmons, soccer players Wesley Hamblin, Bailee Hammond, Lauren Harmon and Danielle Nowers, and volleyball players Maddie Day-Larsen, Rachel Gale, Kaylie Kamalu-Smith and Carly Lenzen.

Furthermore, of the 67 student-athletes to earn fall academic all-Mountain West honors for Utah State, 46 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
Men’s Cross Country (9)
Jordan Beutler, Jr., Plant Science, 3.50
Alan Borschel, So., Civil Engineering, 3.41
Spencer Fehlberg, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.80
Kody Gould, So., Physical Therapy, 3.85
Darren Harman, Fr., Business Administration, 3.64
Adam Hendrickson, So., Business Administration, 3.74
Tristan Houser, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.55
Tyler Roberts, Jr., Civil Engineering, 3.09
James Withers, So., Biochemistry, 3.47

Women’s Cross Country (13)
Kashley Carter, So, Physical Therapy, 4.00
Tavia Dutson, Jr., Biochemistry, 3.97
Elli Eastmond, Fr., Undeclared, 3.92
Josie Givens, Fr., Undeclared, 3.59
Jackie Heaps, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.87
Emily Hubner, So., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.66
LeAnn Larkin, Fr., Elementary Education, 3.48
Shannon Maloney, So., Psychology, 3.77
Bailee Parker, Fr., Undeclared, 3.87
Selina Ramsey, Sr., American Studies, 3.83
Megan Ryan, So., Physical Therapy, 3.50
Cierra Simmons, So., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.62
Tylee Newman-Skinner, Jr., Special Education, 3.98

Football (19)
Chad Artist, Fr., Exploratory, 3.22
Austin Cheney, Sr., Business Administration, 3.25
Ethan Cortazzo, Jr., Economics, 3.47
Aaron Dalton, So., Business Administration, 3.12
Edmund Faimalo, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.38
Landon Horne, Sr., Finance & Economics, 3.38
Wyatt Houston, Sr., Sociology, 3.44
Derek Larsen, So., Business Administration, 3.16
Dallin Leavitt, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.05
Patrick Miranda, Jr., General Studies, 3.17
Jentz Painter, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.03
Jontrell Rocquemore, So., Sociology, 3.26
Travis Seefeldt, Sr., Master of Business Administration, 3.26
Siua Taufa, Sr., Sociology, 3.14
Justus Te’i, Fr., Exploratory, 3.29
KJ Uluave, So., Social Work, 3.06
Zach Van Leeuwen, So., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.32
Brock Warren, Sr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.07
Jacoby Wildman, Fr., Sociology, 3.65

Women’s Soccer (16)
Jessica Brooksby, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.06
Jordyn Chung-Hoon, So., Graphic Design, 3.84
Emma Clark, So., Physical Therapy, 3.54
Mealii Enos, Fr., Special Education, 4.00
Katie Flynn, Sr., Sociology, 3.09
Wesley Hamblin, Jr., Communication Studies, 3.38
Bailee Hammond, Jr., Psychology, 3.36
Lauren Harmon, Sr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.65
Jaylen Hinckley, So., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.95
Mikayla Howes, Jr., Public Health, 3.59
Grace McGuire, So., Business Administration, 3.77
Danielle Nowers, Jr., Marketing, 3.42
Alecia Robinson, Fr., Exploratory, 3.71
Jayne Robison-Merrill, Sr., Business Administration, 3.20
Rachelle Parrish, Jr. Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.44
Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.90

Women’s Volleyball (10)
Lauren Anderson, Jr., Statistics, 3.54
Maddie Day-Larsen, Jr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.71
Kayla DeCoursey, Jr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.54
Rachel Gale, Jr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.89
Hannah Gleason, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.82
Kaylie Kamalu-Smith, Sr., Health Education and Promotion, 3.27
Carly Lenzen, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.54
Erica Moscoso, Sr., Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Science, 3.27
Lauren O’Brien, So., Accounting, 3.48
Tasia Taylor, So., Exercise Science, 3.33

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