June 23, 2008
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Forty-seven Colorado State student-athletes have earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete awards for their work in the classroom during the 2007-08 academic year. The Mountain West Conference made the announcement Monday.
The 47 student-athletes honored by the MWC represent 15 of Colorado State's 16 varsity athletics programs. Five individuals were recognized twice, for their efforts as part of the CSU cross country and indoor/outdoor track & field programs: Jake Keyser, Allison Gohl, Kristen Hemphill, April Thomas and Melissa Thomas. April Thomas, the 2007 MWC cross country individual champion, was also one of 20 individuals throughout the conference to make the list with a 4.00 GPA.
The MWC Scholar-Athlete award is the highest academic honor 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 have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.
The Rams' 52 Scholar-Athelte award winners are:
|Women's Basketball||Bonnie Barbee||
|Women's Basketball||Kandy Beemer||Junior||3.65||Social Science|
|Women's Basketball||Kelly Rae Finley||Senior||3.73||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Women's Basketball||Lauren Young||Freshman||3.54||Business Administration|
|Men's Cross Country||Jake Keyser||Freshman||3.51||Business Administration|
|Women's Cross Country||Allison Gohl||Freshman||3.76||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Kristen Hemphill||Junior||3.67||Nutrition & Food Science|
|Women's Cross Country||April Thomas||Senior||4.00||Biological Sciences|
|Women's Cross Country||Melissa Thomas||Senior||3.68||Health & Exercise Science|
|Football||Kyle Bell||Junior||3.54||Technical Journalism|
|Football||Jeff Horinek||Junior||3.91||Health & Exercise Science|
|Football||Eric Peitz||Freshman||3.71||Biological Sciences|
|Football||Jason Smith||Senior||3.62||Construction Management|
|Women's Golf||Sarah Anast||Freshman||3.83||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Golf||Kayley Kempton||Freshman||3.66||Business Administration|
|Softball||Eranne Daugharthy||Freshman||3.83||Animal Sciences|
|Softball||Allison Majam||Sophomore||3.71||Construction Management|
|Softball||Michelle Reynolds||Junior||3.90||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Jacqueline Bibee||Freshman||3.80||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Kim Freeman||Freshman||3.50||Undeclared|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Nora Kennedy||Sophomore||3.97||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Karin Knudson||Senior||3.84||Biological Sciences|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Valerie Maldonado||Junior||3.63||Chemical Engineering|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Michelle Price||Freshman||3.79||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Swimming and Diving||Charlie Swearingen||Freshman||3.85||Business Administration|
|Katie Brown||Sophomore||3.50||Biological Sciences|
|Laura Neal||Sophomore||3.90||Health & Exercise Science|
|Hilary Tyler||Senior||3.86||Speech Communications|
|Rui Xu||Sophomore||3.89||Business Administration|
|Men's Track and Field||Brian Fox||Freshman||3.70||Health & Exercise Science|
|Men's Track and Field||Ryan Friese||Sophomore||3.79||Electrical Engineering|
|Men's Track and Field||Alex Godell||Senior||3.92||Economics|
|Men's Track and Field||Jake Keyser||Freshman||3.51||Business Administration|
|Men's Track and Field||Joshua Murphy||Freshman||3.67||Construction Management|
|Men's Track and Field||Ryan Pahlau||Freshman||3.55||Psychology|
|Men's Track and Field||Travis Smith||Sophomore||3.79||Liberal Arts|
|Men's Track and Field||Kevin Wills||Junior||3.82||Mechanical Engineering|
|Women's Track and Field||Janay DeLoach||Senior||3.50||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Women's Track and Field||Hilary Fraser||Freshman||3.59||Business Administration|
|Women's Track and Field||Allison Gohl||Freshman||3.76||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Kristen Hemphill||Junior||3.67||Nutrition & Food Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Amanda Johnson||Senior||3.83||English|
|Women's Track and Field||Kristen Kugler||Sophomore||3.90||History|
|Women's Track and Field||Katie Lloyd||Senior||3.72||Landscape Horticulture|
|Women's Track and Field||Stacey Robben||Sophomore||3.53||Biological Sciences|
|Women's Track and Field||Sonni Russell||Sophomore||3.50||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||April Thomas||Senior||4.00||Biological Sciences|
|Women's Track and Field||Melissa Thomas||Senior||3.68||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Water Polo||Annie Quinn||Senior||3.80||Speech Communications|
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