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USU has 99 Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Mountain West Honors

Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2014

Utah State Athletics illustration for academic honors, multiple sports

The Mountain West Conference announced its spring all-academic teams and Utah State had 99 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 897 student-athletes who were honored. (illustration from Athletics website)

The Mountain West Conference announced its spring all-academic teams Monday [July 7, 2014] and Utah State had 99 student-athletes recognized as part of a league-record 897 student-athletes who were honored.

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

Of its 99 academic all-Mountain West selections from its spring sports, Utah State had 37 student-athletes from women's track honored, along with 28 from men's track, nine from softball, six from both women’s basketball and men’s golf, five from women’s tennis and four each from men’s basketball and men’s tennis.

Utah State’s 99 academic honorees from its spring sports were the third-most in the league. New Mexico led the conference with 124 all-academic recipients, while Colorado State had 101 and USU had 99.  Boise State was fourth with 90 all-academic honors from its spring sports, followed by Fresno State (86), Nevada (79), UNLV (78), Air Force (69), San Diego State (58), Wyoming (58) and San Jose State (53).

Utah State also had the most individuals honored in women’s track and field (37) and men’s track and field (28), and men’s golf (6) was tied for the most, while men’s basketball finished tied for the second-most honorees (4).

Senior Kyle McKenna, who competes in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track for Utah State, has now earned academic all-conference honors 10 times in his career. Junior cross country/track athletes Brittany Bushman and Eric Shellhorn have now both earned academic all-conference honors eight times, while senior track athletes Keeley Eldredge, Kylie Ross and Bailee Whitworth all earned their seventh academic all-conference honor. Junior volleyball/track athlete Rachel Orr also earned her seventh academic all-conference honor this spring, including her fourth in track, and junior cross country/track athlete Chris Martinez earned his sixth academic all-conference honor this spring.

Of the 99 USU student-athletes to earn spring academic all-Mountain West honors, 71 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 2013-14 academic year, Utah State had a total of 160 student-athletes earn academic all-Mountain West honors.

Spring Academic All-Mountain West Honorees

Men’s Basketball

Spencer Butterfield, Sr., Business Administration, 3.21

Ben Clifford, Jr., Finance, 3.20

Kyle Davis, So., Business Administration, 3.75

Jalen Moore, Fr., Undeclared, 3.06

Women’s Basketball

Tijana Djukic, Jr., Global Communication, 3.66

Lynette Johnson, Fr., Psychology, 3.24

Mariah Miles, Jr., Political Science, 3.00

Elise Nelson, Jr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.39

Jennifer Schlott, Sr., Marketing, 3.52

Cristal Turner, Grad., Physical & Sport Education, 3.95


Brennan Coburn, Jr., Business Administration, 3.73

Tanner Higham, Sr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.93

Seokwon Jeon, So., Sociology, 3.03

Braxton Miller, Fr., Undeclared, 3.50

Reed Platke, So., Landscape Architecture, 3.14

Grahm Schmaltz, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.47


Nicole Arata, So., Exercise Science, 3.07

Sarah Chow, So., Family Life Studies, 3.35

Sydney Hart, Fr., Health Education, 3.44

Abby Indreland, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 4.00

Samantha Larsen, Sr., Health Education, 3.24

Allison Lenzora, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.17

Devin Montgomery, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.21

Kirstyn Namba, So., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.36

Annie Thomas, Sr., Business Administration, 3.61

Men’s Tennis

Dennis Baumgartner, Fr., Undeclared, 3.44

Marcus Fritz, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.18

Fredrik Peterson, Sr., Business Administration, 3.89

Sebastian Schneider, Fr., Undeclared, 3.55

Women’s Tennis

McKenzie Davis, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.32

Nini Guensler, Fr., Undeclared, 3.50

Kallie Sperry, So., Communication Studies, 3.50

Katie Sweet, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 4.00

Lexi Turley, Fr., 3.62, Exercise Science

Men’s Track & Field

Kevin Allen, So., Exercise Science, 3.03

Trevor Andersen, Fr., International Business, 3.88

Mike Bills, Jr., Accounting, 3.92

Parker Bluth, So., Accounting, 3.60

Nic Bowens, Jr., Civil Engineering, 3.61

Ben Bracken, Fr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.61

Sander Brouwers, Fr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.54

Michael Cardinal, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.42

Tom Derr, Sr., Environmental Science, 3.55

Joe Gough, Fr., Undeclared Business, 3.52

Austin Groll, Fr., Business Administration, 3.60

Tanner Hunt, So., Biological Engineering, 3.51

Kade Jensen, Jr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.17

Mitchell Kalinin, Fr., Civil Engineering, 3.35

Cole Lambourne, So., Business Administration, 3.44

Chris Martinez, Jr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.64

Kyle McKenna, Sr., Music, 3.98

Dan Mosman, Jr., Finance, 3.42

CJ O’Neal, Jr., Business Administration, 3.75

Briton Page, So., Spanish, 3.04

Silas Pimentel, Sr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.67

Eric Shellhorn, Jr., Civil Engineering, 3.78

Bradford Strobell, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.39

Jeff Taylor, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.65

Kalon Weston, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.49

Alec Willard, Fr., Undeclared, 3.61

Xavier Williford Jr., Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.10

Colby Wilson, Fr., Undeclared, 3.34

Women’s Track & Field

Abby Andrews, So., Communication Studies, 3.40

Maci Bingham, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.33

Sydney Blair, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.66

Joanna Boyd, Fr., Statistics, 3.89

Brittany Bushman, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.44

Karlee Deeter, So., History Teaching, 3.47

Keeley Eldredge, Sr., History Teaching, 3.04

Laycee Elliott, Jr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.83

Mia Estes, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.54

Kaylee Hartshorn, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.44

Chari Hawkins, Jr., Family Consumer Science Education, 3.22

McKenzie Johnson, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.57

Daphne Jones, Sr., Psychology, 3.25

Bethany King, So., Elementary Education, 3.98

Julia Klingler, So., Mechanical Engineering, 3.24

Kayla Lee, Fr., Pre-Physical Therapy, 3.56

Karli Lundquist, Fr., Art, 3.63

Elise Maddox, Fr., Spanish Teaching, 4.00

Anna Maki, Fr., Undeclared, 3.82

Morgan Monks, Fr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 4.00

Sam Nielson, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.07

Annie Orr, Fr., Social Work, 3.48

Rachel Orr, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.42

Tori Parkinson, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.70

Brittany Rawlins, Fr., Undeclared, 3.68

Kylie Ross, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.86

Ashley Shields, Sr., Family, Consumer & Human Development, 3.57

Cierra Simmons, Fr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.34

Bethani Talbot, Fr., Elementary Education, 3.66

Cree Taylor, Jr., History Teaching, 3.92

Chalese West, Sr., Wildlife Science, 3.79

Bailee Whitworth, Sr., Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, 3.60

Kaitlyn Wilcox, So., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.12

Jensen Williams, Fr., Health Education & Promotion, 3.45

Elizabeth Winters, Fr., Conservation & Restoration Ecology, 3.76

Jacqueline Winterton, So., Music, 3.86

Katelyn Zabriskie, Fr., Undeclared, 3.91

Additional Aggie sports news is available at the Athletics website.

Contact:  Contact: Doug Hoffman, (435) 797-3714

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