Utah State Has 92 Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Mountain West Honors From Its Spring Sports
The Mountain West Conference announced its spring all-academic teams on Thursday and Utah State had 92 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 950 student-athletes who were honored.
July 16, 2015

LOGAN, Utah - The Mountain West Conference announced its spring all-academic teams on Thursday and Utah State had 92 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 950 student-athletes who were honored.

Spring sports include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track & field.

Of its 92 academic all-Mountain West selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 37 student-athletes from women's track honored, along with 26 from men's track, eight from women's tennis, six from men's golf, five from both men's tennis and softball, four from women's basketball and one from men's basketball.

Utah State's 92 academic honorees from its spring sports were the fourth-most in the league as New Mexico led the conference with 128 all-academic recipients, while Colorado State had 104 and Fresno State had 98, followed by USU's 92. Boise State was fifth with 91 all-academic honors from its spring sports, followed by Nevada (80), UNLV (77), Wyoming (77), San Jose Staté (73), San Diego State (69) and Air Force (61).

Utah State also had the most individuals honored in women's track & field (37), tied for first with the most honorees in men's golf (6) and women's tennis (8), ranked second in men's track & field (26) and tied for the second most student-athletes honored in men's tennis (5).

Senior Eric Shellhorn, who competes in cross country, and both indoor and outdoor track & field for Utah State, has now earned academic all-conference honors 10 times in his career. Fellow senior cross country/track athletes Tom Derr and Kade Jensen have now both earned academic all-conference honors seven times, while senior track athletes Nic Bowens, Laycee Elliott, Dan Mosman, Amanda Stoudt, Amber Thompson and Jacqueline Winterton all earned their sixth academic all-conference honor.

Of the 92 USU student-athletes to earn spring academic all-Mountain West honors, 58 are receiving the accolade for at least the second time.

To be eligible, 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.

During the 2014-15 academic year, Utah State had a total of 153 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors.

Spring Academic All-Mountain West Honorees
Men's Basketball
David Collette, Fr., Undeclared Business

Women's Basketball
Tijana Djukic, Jr., Communication Studies
Mariah Miles, Jr., Political Science
Funda Nakkasoglu, Fr., Undeclared Business
Elise Nelson, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy

Brennan Coburn, Jr., Finance
Seokwon Jeon, Jr., Sociology
Eli Rogers, So., Pre-Physical Therapy
Grahm Schmaltz, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies
Zach Waxler, Sr., Journalism
McCoy Willey, So., Interdisciplinary Studies

Nicole Arata, Sr., Exercise Science
Brina Buttacavoli, Fr., Exercise Science
Sarah Chow, Jr., Family Life Studies
Noelle Johnson, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies
Kirstyn Namba, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy

Men's Tennis
Dennis Baumgartner, So., Business Administration
Marcus Fritz, Sr., Exercise Science
Karan Salwan, So., Business Administration
Sebastian Schneider, So., Marketing
Jack Swindells, So., Economics

Women's Tennis
McKenzie Davis, Sr., Exercise Science
Sabrina Demerath, Fr., Management Information Systems
Nini Guensler, So., International Business
Meghan Lyall, Fr., Psychology
Maggie O'Meara, Fr., Undeclared
Kallie Sperry, Jr., Communication Studies
Katie Sweet, So., Physics and Biochemistry
Lexi Turley, So., Exercise Science

Men's Track & Field
Jacob Barton, Jr., Food Science
Jordan Beutler, Fr., Plant & Life Science
Mike Bills, Sr., Accounting
Parker Bluth, Jr., Accounting
Sander Brouwers, Fr., Interdisciplinary Studies -- Agriculture
Zach Cottrell, Fr., Mechanical Engineering
Tom Derr, Sr., Geology
David Hirschmann, Fr., Mechanical Engineering
Tanner Hunt, Jr., Bio-Engineering
Kade Jensen, Sr., Family Consumer Health
Mitchell Kalinin, So., Undeclared Business
Clay Lambourne, Fr., Management Information Systems
Cole Lambourne, Jr., Business Administration
Dillon Maggard, Fr., Undeclared
Dan Mosman, Sr., Finance
CJ O'Neal, Sr., Marketing
Briton Page, Sr., Spanish
Dustin Randall, Fr., Exercise Science
Justin Sheets, Fr., Psychology
Eric Shellhorn, Sr., Civil Engineering
Bryson Stout, Fr., Physical Education Coaching & Teaching
Bradford Strobell, So., Pre-Physical Therapy
Landon Watts, So., Biology
Colby Wilson, So., Marketing
Devin Wright, So., Biology

Women's Track & Field
Maci Bingham, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies
Sydney Blair, So., Exercise Science
Joanna Boyd, So., Mechanical Engineering
Stephanie Crapse, Fr., Biochemistry
Karlee Deeter, Jr., History
Mckenzie Draper, Fr., Biological Sciences Composite Teaching
Laycee Elliott, Sr., Dietetics
Mia Estes, So., Exercise Science
Candace Greenwood, Fr., Elementary Education
Nieka Gutenburger, Fr., Physics
Maggie Hallerud, Fr., Wildlife Science
Chari Hawkins, Sr., Family Consumer Science Education
Jackie Heaps, Fr., Dietetics
Kayla Lee, So., Pre-Physical Therapy
Karli Lundquist, So., Art
Anna Maki, So., Environmental Studies
Hannah Malone, Fr., Dietetics
Olivia Moriconi, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy
Sam Nielson, Sr., Exercise Science
Tori Parkinson, So., Public Health
Megan Perkins, Fr., Psychology
Selina Ramsey, So., American Studies
Brittany Rawlins, So., Biology
Megan Ryan, Fr., Undeclared
Heather Simpson, Jr., Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
Mitzi Munns-Stewart, So., Health Education Promotion
Amanda Stoudt, Jr., Bio-Engineering
Bethani Talbot, So., Elementary Education
Amber Thompson, Sr., International Studies
Paige Timothy, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy
Caroline Weiler, Fr., Environmental Studies
Kaitlyn Wilcox, Jr., Communication Studies
Jodi Williams, Sr., Masters of Fitness Promotions
Elizabeth Winters, So., Conservation and Restoration Ecology
Jacqueline Winterton, Jr., Music
Kelsey Yamauchi, Fr., Undeclared Business
Katelyn Zabriskie, So., Art

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