Utah State Has 102 Student-Athletes Receive Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Accolades For 2015-16 Academic Year
July 8, 2016

LOGAN, Utah - The Mountain West Conference announced its 2015-16 Scholar-Athlete Award recipients on Friday and Utah State had 102 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 734 who were honored. The mark bested the previous year's record pool of 730 student-athletes.

Women's track & field represented the largest number of those recognized among Utah State's 102, with 33 honorees. Women's cross country was next with 18, followed by women's soccer (12), men's track & field (11), women's basketball (6), softball and volleyball each with five, women's tennis (4), men's cross country and men's golf each with three and men's basketball and men's tennis each with one.

Utah State's 102 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes for the 2015-16 academic year are the second-most in the league behind New Mexico's 145. Boise State had 84 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes to rank third, followed by Fresno State (82), Colorado State (81), Wyoming (76), Nevada (66), UNLV (49) and San José State (49), Air Force (39), San Diego State (33) and affiliate member Colorado College with five.

Utah State had the most individuals honored in women's track & field with a league-best 33, and tied for tops among those honored in women's basketball with six.

Utah State had a total of five student-athletes on the list with a 4.0 grade point average during the 2015-16 academic year, including three from the women's cross country team in freshman Kashley Carter (pre-physical therapy) and sophomores Tavia Dutson (biochemistry) and Maggie Hallerud (wildlife sciences) in addition to two from the women's track & field team in freshman Elise Berning (nutrition, dietetics and food science) and graduate Jodi Williams (master of fitness promotion).

The Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and participated in varsity competition in a Mountain West sponsored sport.

During the 2015-16 academic year, Utah State had a total of 273 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors and/or the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award.

MOUNTAIN WEST SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

Men's Basketball (1)
Grayson Moore, Gr., Masters of Business Administration, 3.53

Women's Basketball (6)
Rachel Brewster, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.71
Taylor Enders, Fr., Undeclared, 3.60
Deja Mason, Fr., Family, Consumer, and Human Development, 3.60
Funda Nakkasoglu, So., Undeclared, 3.62
Baylee Peck, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.69
Tijana Djukic, Sr., Communication Studies, 3.73

Men's Cross Country (3)
Ben Johnston, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.51
Spencer Fehlberg, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.74
Kody Gould, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.95

Women's Cross Country (18)
Joanna Boyd, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.59
Caroline Weiler, So., Environmental Studies, 3.61
Amanda Stoudt, Jr., Biological Engineering, 3.62
Shannon Maloney, Fr., Psychology, 3.65
Tori Parkinson, Jr., Public Health, 3.66
Hannah Malone, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.68
Emily Hubner, Fr., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.76
Kelsey Girardelli, So., Biology, 3.80
Lauren Pierson, Fr., Mathematics and Statistics Composite Education, 3.83
Jackie Heaps, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.84
Selina Ramsey, Jr., American Studies, 3.86
Hannah Demler, Fr., Biochemistry, 3.87
Kelsey Yamauchi, So., Management Information Systems, 3.89
Jacqueline Winterton, Jr., Music, 3.90
Tylee Newman, So., Special Education, 3.97
Kashley Carter, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.00
Tavia Dutson, So., Biochemistry, 4.00
Maggie Hallerud, So., Wildlife Sciences, 4.00

Men's Golf (3)
McCoy Willey, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.52
Elijah Rogers, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.55
Tanner Jenson, Jr., Finance, 3.64

Women's Soccer (12)
Jordyn Chung-Hoon, Fr., Art, 3.87
Emma Clark, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.52
Sara Cobb, Jr., Accounting, 3.75
Jenny De Boer, Fr., Marketing, 3.82
Lauren Harmon, Jr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.60
Jaylen Hinckley, Fr., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.92
Mikayla Howes, So., Public Health, 3.63
Ann Marie Lee, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.88
Grace McGuire, So., Business Administration, 3.75
Danielle Nowers, Jr., Marketing, 3.51
Jeannie Woller, Sr., English, 3.92
Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.89

Softball (5)
Mia Maher, Fr., Bioveterinary Science, 3.95
Katie Schroeder, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.55
Jordyn McCracken, So., Exercise Science, 3.90
Kylie-Rose Dickson, Jr., Elementary Education, 3.51
Kirstyn Namba, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.63

Men's Tennis (1)
Jack Swindells, Jr., Economics, 3.62

Women's Tennis (4)
Sabrina Demerath, So., Management Information Systems, 3.60
Meghan Lyall, So., Psychology, 3.79
Lexi Turley, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.51
Monika Van de Vondel, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.60

Men's Track & Field (11)
Nic Bowens, Sr., Civil Engineering, 3.50
Tanner Hunt, Jr., Biological Engineering, 3.51
Benjamin Johnston, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.51
Parker Bluth, Jr., Accounting, 3.58
Spencer Fehlberg, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.74
Adam Hendrickson, Fr., Business Administration, 3.78
James Withers, Fr., Biological Engineering, 3.80
Eric Shellhorn, Sr., Civil Engineering, 3.84
Landon Watts, Jr., Biology, 3.93
Kody Gould, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.95
Devin Wright, Jr., Biology, 3.95

Women's Track & Field (33)
Mariah Thompson, Gr., Master of Health Promotion, 3.51
Stephanie Crapse, So., Biochemistry, 3.55
Candace Greenwood, So., Family Consumer Science Education, 3.57
Joanna Boyd, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.59
Megan Ryan, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.59
Caroline Weiler, So., Environmental Studies, 3.61
Amanda Stoudt, Jr., Biological Engineering, 3.62
Maci Bingham, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.63
Bethani Talbot, Jr., Elementary Education, 3.64
Shannon Maloney, Fr., Psychology, 3.65
Tori Parkinson, Jr., Public Health, 3.66
Hannah Malone, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.68
Alyssa Hirschi, Fr., Exploratory, 3.70
Kelsey Jacobs, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.70
Katelyn Zabriskie, Jr., Art, 3.71
Brittany Rawlins, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.72
Megan Perkins, So., Psychology, 3.75
Emily Hubner, Fr., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.76
Kaylie King, Fr., Biology, 3.76
Anna Maki, Jr., Environmental Studies, 3.76
Kelsey Girardelli, So., Biology, 3.80
Michala Zilkey, Fr., PE Teaching, 3.82
Jackie Heaps, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.84
Selina Ramsey, Jr., American Studies, 3.86
Hannah Demler, Fr., Biochemistry, 3.87
Kelsey Yamauchi, So., Management Information Systems, 3.89
Jacqueline Winterton, Jr., Music, 3.90
Tylee Newman, So., Special Education, 3.97
Elise Berning, Fr., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 4.00
Kashley Carter, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.00
Tavia Dutson, So., Biochemistry, 4.00
Maggie Hallerud, So., Wildlife Sciences, 4.00
Jodi Williams, Gr., Master of Fitness Promotion, 4.00

Women's Volleyball (5)
Maddie Day, Jr., Family, Consumer, and Human Development, 3.70
Kayla DeCoursey, Jr., Family Consumer, Science Education, 3.57
Rachel Gale, So., Family, Consumer, and Human Development, 3.85
Hannah Gleason, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.84
Carly Lenzen, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.54

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