Utah State Has 105 Student-Athletes Receive Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Accolades For 2016-17 Academic Year
July 18, 2017

LOGAN, Utah - The Mountain West announced its 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete Award recipients on Tuesday and Utah State had 105 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 756 who were honored. The mark bested the previous year's record pool of 734 student-athletes.

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.

Women's track & field represented the largest number of those recognized among Utah State's 105, with 29 honorees. Women's cross country was next with 18; followed by men's track & field (15); women's soccer (14); men's cross country (6); women's basketball, women's tennis and volleyball each with five; men's golf, softball and men's tennis with two each; and men's basketball and football with one each.

Utah State's 105 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes for the 2016-17 academic year are the second-most in the league behind New Mexico's 106. Colorado State and Wyoming each had 90 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes to tie for third, followed by Boise State (89), Nevada (81), Fresno State (79), San José State (51), UNLV (49), Air Force (41) and San Diego State (36). Colorado College and Hawai'i garnered eight and three, respectively, as affiliate members in women's soccer and football.

Utah State had the most individuals honored among schools in the MW in four sports, including women's track & field (29), women's cross country (18), women's soccer (14) and women's tennis (5). USU also finished second among MW institutions in men's track & field (15) and men's cross country (6).

Utah State had a total of six student-athletes on the list with a 4.0 grade point average during the 2016-17 academic year, including men's basketball freshman Diogo Brito (mechanical engineering), women's soccer freshman Mealii Enos (special education), women's tennis freshman Ellee Bullock (biology) and men's track & field freshman Michael Bluth (pre-business). Women's cross country and women's track & field also warranted a pair with perfect GPAs in freshman Sydney Jacobs (special education) and sophomore Kashley Carter (pre-physical therapy).

During the 2016-17 academic year, Utah State had a total of 253 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)
Diogo Brito, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 4.00

Women's Basketball (5)
Olivia West, Fr., Dietetics, 3.66
Deja Mason, So., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.80
Jessie Geer, Fr., Health Education & Promotion, 3.71
Rachel Brewster, So., Exercise Science, 3.63
Katie Toole, So., Exercise Science, 3.54

Men's Cross Country (6)
Jordan Beutler, Jr., Plant Science, 3.56
Spencer Fehlberg, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.81
Kody Gould, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.77
Darren Harman, Fr., Business Administration, 3.69
Adam Hendrickson, So., Business Administration, 3.71
Tristan Houser, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.59

Women's Cross Country (18)
Joanna Boyd, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.53
Kashley Carter, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.00
Corinne Clarkson, Fr., Exploratory, 3.96
Tavia Dutson, So., Biochemistry, 3.94
Elli Eastmond, Fr., Exploratory, 3.92
Kelsey Girardelli, Jr., Biology, 3.73
Josie Givens, Fr., Exploratory, 3.74
Maggie Hallerud, Jr., Wildlife Science, 3.99
Jackie Heaps, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.89
Emily Hubner, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.72
Sydney Jacobs, Fr., Special Education, 4.00
Shannon Maloney, So., Psychology, 3.82
Bailee Parker, Fr., Exploratory, 3.90
Selina Ramsey, Sr., American Studies, 3.85
Kelsey Yamauchi-Richins, Jr., Accounting & Management Information Systems, 3.87
Megan Ryan, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.53
Cierra Simmons, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.70
Tylee Newman-Skinner, Jr., Special Education, 3.98

Football (1)
Jacoby Wildman, Fr., Sociology, 3.64

Men's Golf (2)
Tanner Jenson, Sr., Finance, 3.65
Eli Rogers, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.53

Women's Soccer (14)
Mealii Enos, Fr., Special Education, 4.00
Kacey Erickson, So., Community Health, 3.56
Maggie Richey, Fr., Exploratory, 3.69
Alecia Robinson, Fr., Exploratory, 3.74
Jordyn Chung-Hoon, So., Graphic Design, 3.80
Emma Clark, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.56
Jaylen Hinckley, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.95
Grace McGuire, So., Business Administration, 3.81
Erin Rickenbach, Jr., Math and Statistics Education, 3.96
Rachelle Parrish, Jr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.51
Mikayla Howes, Jr., Public Health, 3.62
Lauren Harmon, Sr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.70
Karlee Campbell-Zollinger, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.91

Softball (2)
Mia Maher, So., Animal, Vet Science, 3.92
Jordyn McCracken, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.80

Men's Tennis (2)
Jack Swindells, Sr., Economics, 3.59
Kai Wehnelt, Jr., Human Movement Science, 3.65

Women's Tennis (5)
Ellee Bullock, Fr., Biology, 4.00
Sabrina Demerath, Jr., Management Information Systems, 3.58
Hannah Jones, Fr., Exploratory, 3.50
Lucy Octave, Fr., Marketing, 3.53
Monika Van de Vondel, So., Exercise Science, 3.57

Men's Track & Field (15)
Jordan Beutler, Jr., Plant Science, 3.56
Michael Bluth, Fr., Pre-Business, 4.00
Matthew Calvin, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.92
Samuel Coleman, Fr., Pre-Business, 3.67
Spencer Fehlberg, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.81
Joshua Gordon, Sr., Master of Health and Human Movement, 3.61
Kody Gould, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.77
Darren Harman, Fr., Business Administration, 3.69
Adam Hendrickson, So., Business Administration, 3.71
Tristan Houser, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.59
Jaydon Lord, Fr., Electrical Engineering, 3.86
Sam Nelson, So., Business Administration, 3.79
Chase Thurgood, So., Accounting, 3.51
Landon Watts, Jr., Biology and Spanish, 3.95
Devin Wright, Sr., Biology, 3.91

Women's Track & Field (29)
Joanna Boyd, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.53
Kashley Carter, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.00
Jennifer Christensen, So., Music Education: Band Education, 3.66
Corinne Clarkson, Fr., Exploratory, 3.96
Tavia Dutson, So., Biochemistry, 3.94
Elli Eastmond, Fr., Exploratory, 3.92
Maia Garren, Fr., Biology, 3.56
Kelsey Girardelli, Jr., Biology, 3.73
Josie Givens, Fr., Exploratory, 3.74
Jackie Heaps, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.89
Alyssa Hirschi, So., Health Science, 3.70
Emily Hubner, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.72
Sydney Jacobs, Fr., Special Education, 4.00
Kaylie King-Arnold, So., Biology, 3.82
Anna Maki, Sr., Environmental Studies, 3.80
Shannon Maloney, So., Psychology, 3.82
Bailee Parker, Fr., Exploratory, 3.90
Christine Van Brocklin-Parker, Sr., Health Science, 3.61
Tori Parkinson, Sr., Public Health, 3.58
Hannah Putnam, Fr., Exploratory, 3.65
Selina Ramsey, Sr., American Studies, 3.85
Brittany Rawlins, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.74
Kelsey Yamauchi-Richins, Jr., Accounting and Management Information Systems, 3.87
Megan Ryan, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.53
Cierra Simmons, So., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, 3.70
Tylee Newman-Skinner, Jr., Special Education, 3.98
Amanda Stoudt, Sr., Biological Engineering, 3.67
Katelyn Zabriskie, Sr., Graphic Design, 3.71
Michala Zilkey, So., Exercise Science, 3.68

Women's Volleyball (5)
Kayla DeCoursey, Jr., Family, Consumer and Human Developement, 3.60
Rachel Gale, Jr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.88
Hannah Gleason, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.82
Lauren O'Brien, So., Accounting, 3.50
Ashley Wesenberg, Fr., Business Administration, 3.82

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