April 9, 2009
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State continues to perform well in the classroom as 46 student-athletes from its winter sports were named academic all-Western Athletic Conference it was announced by the league office Thursday. Among those honored were 33 indoor track athletes (20-women, 13-men), nine basketball players (5-men, 4-women), and four gymnasts.
Boise State had 53 winter academic all-WAC honorees, which included 10 women's swimmers, followed by Utah State (46), Nevada (31), Idaho (30), New Mexico State (30), Fresno State (21), Hawai'i (19), San Jose State (17), and Louisiana Tech (11).
Utah State also had the most individuals honored in three different sports as the 20 women and 13 men honored from USU's indoor track and field teams were the most in the WAC, as were the five men's basketball players.
Senior Vanessa Gledhill, who competes in cross country and indoor and outdoor track, has now earned academic all-WAC honors seven times in her career, while junior Erin Stratton earned her fifth academic honor. Student-athletes who earned academic all-conference honors for the fourth time include Palmer Hawkins, Steve Strickland and Heath Wing from men's track and field, and Krista Larson from women's track and field.
Furthermore, of the 46 student-athletes to earn winter academic all-WAC honors, 36 are receiving the accolade for at least the second time.
To be eligible for the winter 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.
Winter Academic All-WAC Honorees Men's Basketball Matt Formisano, So., Political Science, 3.32 Tyler Newbold, So., Journalism, 3.35 Jared Quayle, Jr., Recreatioin Resourse Management, 3.01 Gary Wilkinson, Sr., Sociology, 3.85 Stavon Williams, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.16
Women's Basketball Alice Coddington, So., Marketing, 3.59 Nicole Johnson, Jr., Accouting, 3.85 Ana Pares, Sr., Family, Consumer and Human Devolpment, 3.25 Lydia Whitehead, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.20
Men's Track Blake Bolen, So., Marketing, 3.72 Tyler Ellis, Sr., Physical Education - Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.89 Todd Griffith, So., Economics and International Business, 3.38 Blake Hadfield, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.41 Dwayne Hansen, So., Biology, 3.97 Palmer Hawkins, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.41 Nathan Lloyd, Jr., Political Science, 3.97 Jake Maybe, Sr., Psychology, 3.49 Brian McKenna, So., Psychology, 3.11 Casey Parker, Jr., Human Resource Management, 3.18 Clinton Silcock, So., Exercise Science, 3.38 Steve Strickland, Jr., Spanish and Economics, 3.57 Heath Wing, Sr., Spanish, 3.40
Women's Track Justine Baugh, So., Elementary Education, 3.82 Cortnie Broadus, Jr., Math/Stats - Composite Teaching, 3.98 Ashlee Cannon, Jr., Health Education Specialist, 3.53 Brittany Chadwick, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.10 Jennifer Day, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.57 Camille Fehlberg, So., History - Teaching, 3.78 Kaylene Gastaldi, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.74 Vanessa Gledhill, Sr., Elementary Education, 3.81 Sonia Grabowska, So., Exercise Science, 3.33 Maria Halton, So., Chemistry, 3.84 Kali Hamby, So., Exercise Science, 3.55 Heidi Hopkins, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.60 Katelyn Jensen, So., Exercise Science, 3.98 Kimiko Kamo, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.54 Krista Larson, Sr., Physical Education - Teaching, 3.42 Kim Quinn, So., Wildlife Science, 3.49 Kandace Shoell, So., Physical Education - Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.97 Erin Stratton, Jr., Physical Education - Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.98 Alison Taylor, Sr., Biology, 3.90 Katie Thatcher, Sr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.13
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