93 Aggies earn Academic All-WAC honors

The Western Athletic Conference announced its springall-academic teams on Wednesday and Utah State had 93 student-athletesrecognized as 58 earned all-academic team honors, while 35 more were namedto the academic all-freshman/transfer team.Utah State’s 58 academic honorees from its spring sports were by far themost in the league as Fresno State was second with 43, followed by NewMexico State (41), Nevada (37), Hawaiąi (31), Louisiana Tech (29), Idaho(26), Boise State (25), and San Jose State (20).Utah State also had the most individuals honored in both womenąs outdoortrack and field with 24 and menąs golf with six, while the menąs outdoortrack and field team tied with Idaho for top honors in that sport as bothschooląs had 13 student-athletes honored.Senior Vanessa Gledhill, who competes in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track, has now earned academic all-WAC honors eighth times in her career, while junior Erin Stratton earned her sixth academic honor.Student-athletes who earned academic all-conference honors for the fifthtime include Palmer Hawkins, Steve Strickland and Heath Wing from men’strack and field, and Ashley Johnson and Krista Larson from women’s track and field.To be eligible for the spring academic team, a student-athlete must havecompleted one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-pointaverage and have participated in at least 50 percent of the teamąs contests.During the 2008-09 academic year, Utah State had 181 student-athletesrecognized by the league office for their academic achievements.


<em>Spring Academic All-WAC Honorees</em>



Lindsey Benson, Sr., Economics, 3.01Jeanine Hernandez, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.00Cami Jones, So., Political Science, 3.58Emily Reilly, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.04Nicole Rupp, Jr., Math, 3.78Simone Wright, Jr., Spanish, 3.09

<strong>Men’s Tennis</strong>

Jakob Asplund, So., Journalism, 3.02Michael Banks, Sr. Political Science, 3.09Matthew Braithwaite, Jr., Spanish, 3.00Bryan Marchant, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.56Alex Thatcher, Jr. Public Relations, 3.16

<strong>Women’s Tennis</strong>

Taylor Perry, So., Undeclared Business, 3.23Bridgette Strickland, Sr., Parks and Recreation, 3.35Hailey Swenson, So., Marketing, 3.98Britney Watts, Jr., Art, 3.54

<strong>Women’s Outdoor Track and Field</strong>

Justine Baugh, So., Elementary Education, 3.81Cortnie Broadus, Sr., Matt/Stats Composite Teaching, 3.98Ashlee Cannon, Jr., Health Education Specialist, 3.53Brittany Chadwick, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.11Kira Datwyler, Jr., Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, 3.89Jennifer Day, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.58Camille Fehlberg, So., History Teaching, 3.83Kaylene Gastaldi, Sr., Physical Education, 3.76Vanessa Gledhill, Jr., Elementary Education, 3.79Sonia Grabowska, So., Exercise Science, 3.12Maria Halton, Jr., Chemistry 3.58Kali Hamby, So., Physical Education, 3.76Heidi Hopkins, Jr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.58Katelyn Jensen, So., Physical Education, 3.99Ashley Johnson, GR., Corporate Wellness, 3.75Kimiko Kamo, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.58Krista Larson, Sr., Physical Education, 3.46Brooke McNaughton, Jr., American Studies, 3.46Shanna Nielsen, So., Exercise Science, 3.62Kimberly Quinn, So., Wildlife Science, 3.11Kandace Shoell, So., Exercise Science, 3.96Erin Stratton, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.97Alison Taylor, Sr., Biology, 3.90Kathryn Thatcher, Sr., Family, Consumer and Childhood Development, 3.10

<strong>Men’s Outdoor Track and Field</strong>

Steven Atkinson, Jr., Business Management, 3.93Blake Bolen, Jr., Marketing, 3.64Todd Griffith, Jr., International Business, 3.51Blake Hadfield, Sr., Physical Education, 3.31Max Hansen, Jr., Biology, 3.93Palmer Hawkins, Jr., Engineering, 3.08Nathan Lloyd, Jr., Political Science, 3.98Jacob Mabey, Sr., Psychology, 3.50Brian McKenna, So., Psychology, 3.04Casey Parker, Jr., Human Resource Management, 3.18Clinton Silcock, So., Physical Education, 3.39Steven Strickland, Jr., Spanish and Economics, 3.46Heath Wing, Jr., Spanish, 3.37


Brandon Broadhead, Jr. Accounting, 3.86Devin Daniels, Sr., Entrepreneurship, 3.04Chanse Godderidge, So., Exercise Science, 3.17Dan Heath, Exercise, So., Exercise Science, 3.13Tyler Labrum, Sr., Management Information Systems, 3.58Thad Truman, Sr., Economics, 3.67

<strong>Academic All-WAC Freshmen/Transfers</strong>

GymnasticsBrandie Dickson, Fr., Undeclared, 3.00Haley Hogan, Fr., Undeclared Science, 3.05


Kellen Bartlett, Fr. Undeclared, 3.11Marquis Butler, Fr. Sociology, 3.02


Allie Maduell, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.20Chandra Salmon, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.16Summer Tillotson, Fr., Psychology, 3.56


Elizabeth McArthur, Fr., Undeclared Science, 3.54


Rachel Evans, Jr., Business, 3.04Kate Greenough, Jr., Health Education Specialist, 3.44Gina Rawls, Fr., Accounting, 3.47

<strong>Men’s Tennis</strong>

Liran Braun, Fr., Undeclared, 3.56

<strong>Women’s Tennis</strong>

Cady Andelin, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.15Carla Limon, Fr., Undeclared Business, 3.41

<strong>Women’s Cross Country</strong>

Jessie Chugg, Fr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.53Aimee Haertel, Fr., Undeclared, 3.58Ruth Hilton, Fr., Engineering, 3.73

<strong>Women’s Track and Field</strong>

Jessie Chugg, Fr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.53Ruth Hilton, Fr., Engineering, 3.73Madison Jensen, Fr., Undeclared, 3.90Kelsie Packman, Fr., Music, 3.86Amber Rasmussen, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.85Chalese West, Fr., Wildlife Science, 3.59

<strong>Men’s Cross Country</strong>

Michael Bills, Fr., Accounting, 3.88

<strong>Men’s Track and Field</strong>

Daniel Howell, Fr., Wildlife Science, 3.88John Johnson, Fr., Biology Pre-Med, 3.70Dusty Ott, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.87

<strong>Women’s Basketball</strong>

Chelsea Burns, Fr., Law and Constitutional Studies, 3.78Stacey Howard, So., Exercise Science, 3.36

<strong>Men’s Basketball</strong>

Brady Jardine, Fr., Finance, 3.83

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