June 15, 2006
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State landed 30 athletes from its spring sports and 29 freshmen and transfers from the 2005-06 season on the WAC Academic teams that were announced this week.
To be eligible for the spring 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.
Leading the way for the Aggies were two athletes, who have boasted perfect 4.0 grade-point averages. Senior Andrea Barker, a member of the USU tennis team, owns a perfect 4.0 while majoring in exercise science, while track standout Kristen Guymon is working on a master's degree in health, PE, and parks and recreation and has not received less than an `A' grade in the classroom.
This school year, 115 USU student-athletes were recognized by the league office for their academic achievement.
Spring Academic all-WAC Honorees
Ashley Bellum, So., 3.21, PE/Teaching Lindsey Benson, Fr., 3.23, Business Shawn Bjarnson, Sr., 3.63, Business Information Systems Jamie Fife, Jr., 3.16, PE/Exercise Science Jessica Garnett, Jr., 3.45, PE/Exercise Science Leslie Higley, Sr., 3.04, PE/Exercise Science Quela Leonhardt, Sr., 3.59, PE/Exercise Science Heather Straight, Sr., 3.01, Psychology
Michael Banks, So., 3.09, Political Science Joao Pinho, Sr., 3.12, Marketing Dantley Young, Jr., 3.14, PE/ Exercise Science
Andrea Barker, Sr., 4.00, PE/Exercise Science Lauren Monson, Jr., 3.40, PE/Exercise Science
Trevor Ball Sr., 3.35, MS in Health, Physical Education, and Parks & Rec. Clark Bryner, Sr., 3.59, MS in BioRegional Planning Yance Fawcett, Sr., 3.42, Math Education Kevin Liu, Jr., 3.17, Finance Chase Taylor, So., 3.16, Undeclared Justin Wickard, Sr., 3.12, Interdisciplanary Studies
Caroline Berry, So., 3.85 GPA, Family Consumer Science Education Rebecca Bostwick, So., 3.61 GPA, Art Michelle Bowen, Jr., 3.52 GPA, P E/ Exercise Science Kathryn Duhadway, Jr., 3.84 GPA, Computer Science Kristen Guymon. Grad., 4.00, MS in Health, PE, and Parks & Rec Lacey Hulbert, Sr., 3.12 GPA, Marketing Amber Judd, Jr., 3.28 GPA, Family, Child, & Human Development Stacie Lifferth, So., 3.37 GPA, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Jillian Steele, Sr., 3.47, PE/ Exercise Science Tiffany Strickland, Sr., 3.57, Elementary Education Amy Egan, Jr., 3.71, English
* * * * * * * Academic all-WAC Freshmen And Transfers
Lindsay Freeze, Fr., 3.14, Undeclared
Trisha Cardon, Fr., 3.42, PE/Exercise Science Lacey Christensen, Fr., 3.76, Undeclared Candice Clark, Fr., 3.30, Undeclared Jessica Darrow, Fr., 3.34, Undeclared Katherine Keller, Fr., 3.41, Undeclared Kiersten Nilsson, Fr., 3.71, Science
Bryan Marchant, Fr., 3.14 GPA, Business Administration J.J. Netto, Sr., 3.42, Journalism Johannes Zelle, Jr., Business
Dee Dee Nelson, Fr., 3.13, Undeclared
Bruce Clement, Fr., 3.23, Undeclared Dwayne Max Hansen, Fr., 3.95, Undeclared Palmer Hawkins, Fr., 3.33, Mechanical Engineering Jason Jeppsen, Fr., 3.49, Undeclared Mitch Lancaster, Fr., 3.85, History Cameron Madsen, Fr., 3.12, Political Science Logan Moore, Jr., 3.31, Landscape Architecture Taylor Price, So., 3.53, Busisness Administration Vance Twitchell, Jr., 3.91, Civil Engineering Seth Wold, So., 3.41, General Studies
Jennifer Day, Fr., 3.34, Physical Education Jamie Garn, Jr., 3.32, Math Education Vanessa Hawkins, Fr., 3.76, Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education Krista Larson, Fr., 3.61, Undeclared Aimee Sauvageau, So., 3.18, Health Education Specialist Jennifer Twitchell, Jr., 3.79, Nutrition and Food Science Meagan Wold, Sr., 3.9, Elementary Education
Heather Hillier, Fr., 3.28, Undeclared
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