April 18, 2012
LOGAN, Utah -
The Western Athletic Conference announced its winter all-academic teams on Tuesday and Utah State had 27 student-athletes recognized from the sports of gymnastics, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's indoor track & field.
Of its 27 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 12 student-athletes from women's indoor track honored, along with six from gymnastics, four from both women's basketball and men's indoor track, and one from men's basketball.
Highlighting Utah State's academic all-WAC honorees is senior track athlete Kali Hamby, who has now earned academic all-WAC honors eight times in her career, while fellow senior track athlete Madison Jensen earned her sixth academic all-WAC honor.
Student-athletes who are earning academic all-WAC honors for the fifth time include track athletes Hollie Bosworth, Kaylee Campbell, Philip Noble and Bailee Whitworth. Those student-athletes earning their fourth all-WAC honor include track athletes Eric Follett, Aubrie Haymore, Tyler Killpack and Jennifer Schiess, and gymnast Haley Hogan. Three-time honorees include women's basketball players Pualei Furtado and Jenna Johnson, gymnast Rebecca Holliday, and track athletes Bri Campbell and Keeley Eldredge.
Furthermore, of the 27 USU student-athletes to earn winter academic all-WAC honors, 25 are receiving the accolade for at least the second time.
Idaho had 52 winter academic all-WAC honorees, which included women's swimming and diving, to lead the WAC. New Mexico State was second with its 34 honorees, followed by Hawai'i (29), Utah State (27), San Jose State (25), Nevada (23), Fresno State (21) and Louisiana Tech (5).
To be eligible for the winter academic team, a student-athlete must have completed one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.
Winter Academic All-WAC Honorees From Utah State
Gymnastics Haley Hogan, Jr., Watershed & Earth Systems, 3.21 Rebecca Holliday, Jr., Journalism, 3.39 Paige Jones, So., English, 3.32 Christina Nye, So., Physical Therapy, 3.36 Samantha Wagner, So., Psychology, 3.36 Amanda Watamaniuk, So., Physical Therapy, 3.76
Men's Basketball Ben Clifford, So., Marketing, 3.15
Women's Indoor Track Hollie Bosworth, Jr., Family and Consumer Science Education, 3.50 Bri Campbell, Jr., Accounting, 3.95 Kaylee Campbell, Jr., Social Work, 3.36 Keeley Eldredge, So., History Teaching, 3.20 Kali Hamby, Sr., Physical Education Teaching, 3.44 Aubrie Haymore, Jr., Physical Education Teaching, 3.71 Katelyn Heiner, Sr.-GRAD, Masters of Business Administration, 3.97 Madison Jensen, Sr., Interior Design, 3.95 Jennifer Schiess, Sr., Spanish Endorsement, 3.74 Rachelle St. Jeor, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.59 Amber Thompson, Jr., International Studies, 3.65 Bailee Whitworth, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.39
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