WAC Recognizes 59 USU Athletes For Academic All-Conference Honors This Spring

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

Men's Tennis

Michael Banks, So., 3.09, Political Science
Joao Pinho, Sr., 3.12, Marketing
Dantley Young, Jr., 3.14, PE/ Exercise Science

Women's Tennis

Andrea Barker, Sr., 4.00, PE/Exercise Science
Lauren Monson, Jr., 3.40, PE/Exercise Science

Men's Track

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

Women's Track

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

Women's Basketball

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

Men's Tennis

Bryan Marchant, Fr., 3.14 GPA, Business Administration
J.J. Netto, Sr., 3.42, Journalism
Johannes Zelle, Jr., Business

Women's Tennis

Dee Dee Nelson, Fr., 3.13, Undeclared

Men's Track

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

Women's Track

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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