Utah State has 86 student-athletes receive Academic All-Mountain West honors from its Fall sports – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN, Utah – The Mountain West announced its all-academic teams Tuesday and Utah State had 86 student-athletes recognized from its fall sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. Overall, 44 of the 86 USU student-athletes recognized by the conference are being honored for at least the second time.

Of its 86 academic all-MW selections, Utah State had 25 student-athletes from football, along with 21 from soccer, 16 from women’s cross country, 13 from men’s cross country and 11 from volleyball.

Men’s and women’s cross country both had the second-most honorees in its sport among all Mountain West schools, while soccer and volleyball both tied for the third-most.

Wyoming led the MW with 96 all-academic honorees, followed by Fresno State (95), Boise State (88), Utah State (86), New Mexico (79), UNLV (73), Nevada (70), Colorado State (55), San Diego State (47), San José State (46) and Air Force (39). Hawai’i, which is a football-only member, had 20 all-academic honorees, while Colorado College, a women’s soccer-only member, had 22 honorees.

Twelve of Utah State’s 86 student-athletes from its fall sports to earn academic all-MW honors carried a 4.00 grade point average, including five women’s cross country runners in senior Megan Terry (dietetics), junior Sammi Lee (psychology), sophomore Emma Thornley (kinesiology), freshman Sarah Ellis (undeclared) and freshman Carissa Hofeling (business education). Women’s soccer had three student-athletes with a 4.00 GPA in junior Alysia Butters (biology), junior Rine Yonaha (Asian studies) and freshman Kaylie Chambers (undeclared). Men’s cross county had two student-athletes with a 4.00 GPA in sophomore Ben Berlin (global communication) and freshman Logan Garnica (registered nurse). And, football and volleyball each had one student-athlete with a 4.00 GPA in graduate Jacob South (master of sports management) and graduate Emilee Turner (master of sports management), respectively.

Seniors Abby Jensen and Mica Rivera, who compete in both cross country and track & field, have now earned academic all-conference honors seven times, including four times in cross country. Fellow senior Caleb Garnica, who also competes in both cross country and track & field, has now earned academic all-conference honors six times in his career, including three times in cross country. Terry is also earning academic all-conference honors for the sixth time, including the fourth time in cross country. Furthermore, senior cross country and track & field athletes Bridger Altice, Bailey Brinkerhoff, Mark Crandall, Darren Harman and Abigail Gray are all earning all-academic honors for the fifth time overall. For Brinkerhoff, it is her fourth cross country honor, while Altice, Crandall, Harman and Gray are earning their third academic all-conference honor in cross country.

Senior soccer student-athlete Jordan Foraker is also earning her fifth academic honor.

Student-athletes that are earning academic all-conference honors for the fourth time include three cross country and track & field athletes in senior Camren Todd, sophomore Brennan Benson and Lee, two football players in seniors Alfred Edwards and AJ Vongphachanh, and one soccer player in junior Kelsey Salvesen-Harmer.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

Fall Academic All-Mountain West Honorees

Men’s Cross Country (13)

Bridger Altice, Sr., Electrical Engineering, 3.85

Caleb Armstrong, So., Finance, 3.96

Brennan Benson, So., Social Studies Composite Teaching, 3.53

Ben Berlin, So., Global Communication, 4.00

Mark Crandall, Sr., Kinesiology, 3.94

Wyatt Evans, So., Kinesiology, 3.88

LJ Floyd, Fr., Forestry Ecology Management, 3.27

Caleb Garnica, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, 3.41

Logan Garnica, Fr., Registered Nurse, 4.00

Eli Gregory, Fr., Undeclared, 3.64

Darren Harman, Gr., Master of Business Administration, 3.91

Grady Mylander, Fr., Integrated Studies, 3.08

Camren Todd, Sr., Civil Engineering, 3.98

Women’s Cross Country (16)

Bailey Brinkerhoff, Sr., Psychology, 3.90

Kaybree Christensen, So., Dietetics, 3.75

Sarah Ellis, Fr., Undeclared, 4.00

Abigail Gray, Sr., Dietetics, 3.91

Carissa Hofeling, Fr., Business Education, 4.00

Abby Jensen, Sr., Data Analytics, 3.97

Sammi Lee, Jr., Psychology, 4.00

Malia Lowe, Fr., Dietetics, 3.86

Camilla McKinstry, So., Communication Studies, 3.90

Morgan Nygren, Fr., Chemistry, 3.52

Meredith Price, Fr., Nutrition Science, 3.66

Abby Raven, So., Management, 3.95

Mica Rivera, Sr., Marketing, 3.22

Megan Terry, Sr., Dietetics, 4.00

Emma Thornley, So., Kinesiology, 4.00

Ana Weaver, So., Information Systems, 3.92

Football (25)

Max Alford, Fr., Undeclared, 3.21

Logan, Bonner, Gr., Master of Sports Management, 3.07

Wyatt Bowles, Sr., Integrated Studies, 3.09

Brian Cobbs, Gr., Kinesiology, 3.40

Connor Coles, Gr., Sociology, 3.44

Chandler Dolphin, Gr., Master of Business Administration, 3.91

Alfred Edwards, Gr., Master of Business Administration, 3.69

Andre Grayson, Gr., Master of Sports Management, 3.81

Cole Joyce, Fr., Exercise Science, 3.13

Calvin Knapp, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.37

Stephen Kotsanlee, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.26

Broc Lane, So., Exercise Science, 3.61

Weylin Lapuaho, Fr., Undeclared, 3.17

Ike Larsen, Fr., Undeclared, 3.23

Cooper Legas, Jr., Economics, 3.82

Jamie Nance, So., Integrated Studies, 3.24

Kyrese Rowan, So., Exercise Science, 3.15

Jalen Royals, So., Exercise Science, 3.22

Jacob South, Gr., Master of Sports Management, 4.00

Seni Tuiaki, Fr., Communication Studies, 3.34

Calvin Tyler Jr., Gr., Master of Sports Management, 3.10

Kyle Van Leeuwen, Jr., Business Management, 3.73

Terrell Vaughn, Jr., Sociology, 3.21

AJ Vongphachanh, Sr., International Business, 3.26

Levi Williams, So., Integrated Studies, 3.58

Women’s Soccer (21)

Bizzy Arevalo, So., Early Childhood Education, 3.88

Sid Barlow, So., International Business, 3.93

Emma Becerra, So., Journalism, 3.86

Alysia Butters, Jr., Biology, 4.00

Kaylie Chambers, Fr., Undeclared, 4.00

Alex Day, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies, 3.40

Jordan Foraker, Sr., Civil Engineering, 3.86

Nicole Hadlock, Sr., Communications, 3.94

Kelsey Kafusi, Jr., Sociology, 3.26

Tenzi Knowles, So., Health Education and Promotion, 3.77

London Miller, Jr., Psychology, 3.61

Sammie Murdock, Gr., Master of Business Administration, 3.36

Kylie Olson, Jr., Finance, 3.58

Kelsey Salvesen-Harmer, Jr., Kinesiology, 3.26

Heidi Smith, Jr., Communications, 3.41

Addy Symonds, Jr., Health Education and Promotion, 3.79

Sara Taylor, Gr., Master of Accounting, 3.76

Diera Walton, Sr., Psychology, 3.13

Tess Werts, Fr., Marketing, 3.78

Talia Winder, Fr., Kinesiology, 3.97

Rine Yonaha, Jr., Asian Studies, 4.00

Women’s Volleyball (11)

Kennedi Boyd, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.35

Shelby Capllonch, Sr., Integrated Studies, 3.17

Myrthe Maring, Gr., Master of Business Administration, 3.94

Adna Mehmedovic, So., Registered Nurse, 3.74

Abby Peterson, Jr., Marketing, 3.55

Kaylie Ray, Fr., Psychology, 3.97

Beatriz Rodrigues, So., Integrated Studies, 3.55

Kylee Stokes, Sr., Integrated Studies, 3.64

Emilee Turner, Gr., Master of Sports Management, 4.00

Leah Wilton-LaBoy, Fr., Undeclared, 3.97

Bella Wooden, Fr., Nutrition Science, 3.24


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