Gymnastics And Women's Basketball Has 13 Players Receive Academic All-WAC Honors

May 11, 2007

LOGAN, Utah - The Western Athletic Conference announced its winter all-academic teams on Thursday and Utah State had 13 student-athletes recognized. Among those honored were nine gymnasts and four women's basketball players.

Of the 13 Utah State student-athletes honored, five are receiving academic all-conference honors for the fourth time, two are being honored for the third time, and three are being honored for the second time.

Student-Athletes who are earning academic all-conference honors for the fourth time include gymnasts Ashley Barr, Meagan Lewis, Rachael Mandy and Jessica Parenti-Otte, and women's basketball player Brittany Phillips. Those being honored for the third time include Brittany Hagen of women's basketball and Alex Martin of gymnastics, while two-time award winners include Katie Omann and Ana Rickard of women's gymnastics, and Taylor Richards of women's basketball.

To be eligible for academic all-conference honors, a student-athlete must have completed at least 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.

Utah State's Winter Academic All-WAC Selections
Women's Basketball
Jenny Gross, Jr., 3.20, Family, Child and Human Devolpment
Brittany Hagen, Sr., 3.29, Pre-Physical Therapy
Brittany Phillips, Sr., 3.66, Heath, Physical Education and Recreation
Taylor Richards, Jr., 3.50, Elementary Education
Ashley Barr, Sr., 3.67, Political Science
Nicki Felley, So.. 3.47, Undecided
Meagan Lewis, Sr., 4.00, Heath, Physical Education and Recreation
Rachael Mandy, Sr., 3.487, Human Resource Management
Devin Markle, So., 3.19, Exercise Science
Alex Martin, Sr., 3.31, Exercise Science
Katie Omann, Jr., 3.22, Exercise Science
Jessica Parenti-Otte, Sr., 3.51, Family and Consumer Science
Ana Rickard, Jr., 3.34, Exercise Science
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