Utah State has 115 student-athletes receive Mountain West Scholar-Athlete accolades for 2017-18 academic year

LOGAN, Utah – The Mountain West announced its 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete Award recipients on Tuesday and Utah State had a league-best 115 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 789 who were honored. The mark bested the previous year’s record pool of 756 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 115, with 28 honorees. Women’s soccer was next with 17, followed by women’s cross country (16), men’s track & field (13), football and softball with eight apiece, men’s cross country and women’s volleyball with seven each, women’s basketball (4), women’s tennis (3), and men’s basketball and men’s tennis each with two.

 

Utah State’s 115 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes for the 2017-18 academic year led the league, followed by Boise State with 105. Colorado State was next with 89, followed by New Mexico and Wyoming each with 76, Fresno State (71), Nevada (64), San José State (60), UNLV (53), Air Force (51) and San Diego State (30). Colorado College rounded out the total with 10 honorees as affiliate members in women’s soccer.

 

Utah State had the most individuals honored among schools in the MW in five sports, including women’s track & field (28), women’s soccer (17), women’s cross country (16), men’s track & field (13) and men’s basketball (2) . USU also finished second among MW institutions in football (8), men’s cross country (7) and women’s volleyball (7).

 

Utah State had a total of four student-athletes on the list with a 4.0 grade point average during the 2017-18 academic year, including women’s cross country freshman Megan Bartholomew, women’s cross country junior Kashley Carter, women’s cross country sophomore Sydney Jacobs and women’s soccer sophomore Mealii Enos.

 

During the 2017-18 academic year, Utah State had a total of 274 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors and/or the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award.

 

Men’s Basketball (2)

Diogo Brito, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.95

Brock Miller, Fr., Finance, 3.69

 

Women’s Basketball (4)

Laura Daulton, Fr., Political Science, 3.65

Emmie Harris, Fr., Biology, 3.61

Deja Mason, Jr., Human Development & Family Studies, 3.77

Olivia West, So., Exercise Science, 3.82

 

Men’s Cross Country (7)

Haydon Cooper, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.77

Spencer Fehlberg, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.79

Kody Gould, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.81

Darren Harman, So., Business Administration, 3.64

Adam Hendrickson, So., Management Information Systems, 3.72

Jakob Tew, Fr., Art, 3.93

J.D. Thorne, So., International Business, 3.58

 

Women’s Cross Country (16)

Megan Bartholomew, Fr., Psychology, 4.00

Rae Bedke, Fr., Elementary Education, 3.92

Kashley Carter, Jr., Pre-Phsyical Therapy, 4.00

Paytin Drollinger, Fr., Exploratory, 3.98

Tavia Dutson, Jr., Biology, 3.92

Elli Eastmond, So., PE Teaching, 3.96

Kelsey Girardelli, Sr., Biology, 3.92

Josie Givens, So., Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, 3.79

Sydney Jacobs, So., Special Education, 4.00

Shannon Maloney, Jr., Psychology, 3.87

Tori Parkinson, Sr., Public Health, 3.62

Cierra Simmons, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, 3.76

Tylee Newman-Skinner, Sr., Special Education, 3.98

Alyssa Snyder, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.76

Katie Struthers, Fr., Residential Landscape Design and Construction, 3.70

Kelsey Yamuchi-Richins, Sr., Accounting & Management Information Systems, 3.83

 

Football (8)

Connor Coles, Fr., Political Science, 3.60

Taylor Compton, Fr., Marketing, 3.82

Baron Gajkowski, Fr., Finance, 3.67

Braden Harris, So., Biology, 3.64

Connor McGuire, Sr., Physical Education Teaching, 3.91

Michael Smith, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.62

Zach Van Leeuwen, Jr., Sociology, 3.52

Jacoby Wildman, So., Sociology, 3.69

 

Softball (8)

Kayla Fielder, Fr., Biology, 3.56

Kennedy Hira, Fr., Pre-Business, 3.62

Emily Hunter, Sr., Human Development and Family Studies, 3.63

Mia Maher, Jr., Animal and Veterinary Science, 3.96

Jordyn McCracken, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.79

Leah Molina, Fr., Psychology, 3.78

Stephanie Reed, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.51

Joely Williamson, Fr., Business Administration, 3.61

 

Men’s Tennis (2)

Felipe Acosta, Fr., International Business, 3.95

Addy Vashistha, Fr., Finance, 3.85

 

Women’s Soccer (17)

Olivia Burnett, Fr., Communication Studies & Marketing, 3.57

Jordyn Chung-Hoon, Jr., Art: Graphic Design, 3.75

Sara Cobb, Sr., Master’s of Accounting, 3.66

Mealii Enos, So., Special Education & Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, 4.00

Kacey Erickson, Sr., Community Health, 3.65

Taylor Garza, Fr., Exploratory, 3.82

Jaylen Hinckley, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, 3.96

Mikayla Howes, Sr., Public Health, 3.59

Ashley Hughes, Fr., Exploratory, 3.78

Amber Marshall, Fr., Exploratory, 3.59

Grace McGuire, Jr., Business Administration, 3.86

Sadie Mertlich, Fr., Pre-Business, 3.76

Rachelle Parrish, Sr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.62

Maggie Richey, So., Social Work, 3.85

Erin Rickenbach, Sr., Physics and Math, 3.96

Alecia Robinson, So., Technology Systems, 3.85

Kami Warner, Fr., Exploratory, 3.73

 

Women’s Tennis (3)

Sabrina Demerath, Sr., Management Information Systems, 3.61

Jenna Kane, Jr., Journalism, 3.52

Sasha Pisareva, Fr., Exploratory, 3.73

 

Men’s Track & Field (12)

Josh Barclay, Fr., Business Administration, 3.62

Matthew Calvin, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.79

Spencer Fehlberg, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.79

Kody Gould, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.81

Darren Harman, So., Business Administration, 3.64

Adam Hendrickson, Jr., Management Information Systems, 3.72

Sam Nelson, Jr., Finance, 3.69

Keil Nicholas, Fr., English, 3.86

Stockton Smith, Fr., Management Information Systems, 4.00

Bryson Stout, Fr., Earth Science Composite Teaching, 3.63

Jakob Tew, Fr., Art, 3.93

J.D. Thorne, So., International Business, 3.58

 

Women’s Track & Field (28)

Josette Ball, So., Mathematics and Statistics, 4.00

Rae Bedke, Fr., Elementary Education, 3.92

Jordan Brandt, Fr., Exploratory, 3.87

Kashley Carter, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 4.00

Jennifer Christensen, Jr., Music, 3.81

Stephanie Crapse, Jr., Biochemistry, 3.55

Paytin Drollinger, Fr., Exploratory, 3.98

Hannah Dutson, Fr., Pre-Nursing, 3.85

Tavia Duston, Jr., Biology, 3.92

Elli Eastmond, So., PE Teaching, 3.96

Mia Estes, Sr., Pre-Nursing, 3.57

Maia Garren, So., Biology, 3.66

Kelsey Girardelli, Sr., Biology, 3.71

Josie Givens, So., Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, 3.79

Jackie Heaps-Hendrickson, Sr., Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, 3.88

Alyssa Hirschi, Jr., Health Education and Promotion, 3.81

Emily Hubner, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, 3.76

Shannon Maloney, Jr., Psychology, 3.87

Bailey Maseda, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.96

Coya Nack, Fr., Exploratory, 3.80

Tylee Newman-Skinner, Sr., Special Education, 3.98

Megan Ryan, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.51

Cierra Simmons, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, 3.76

Whitney Skabelund, Fr., Public Health Education, 4.00

Katie Struthers, Fr., Residential Landscape Design and Construction, 3.70

Josiah Williams, Fr., International Studies, 3.73

Kelsey Yamuchi-Richins, Sr., Accounting & Management Information Systems, 3.83

Michala Zilkey, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.61

 

Volleyball (7)

Bailey Downing, Fr., Exploratory, 4.00

Jaysa Funk-Stratton, Fr., Pre-Phsyical Therapy, 3.82

Rachel Gale-Hammond, Sr., Family, Consumer and Human Development, 3.89

Carly Lenzen, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.53

Madi Olson-Shepherd, Fr., Health Education and Promotion, 4.00

Ashlee Thornock-Johnson, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.98

Ashley Wesenberg, So., Business Administration, 3.71

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