Rams earn 52 MWC Scholar-Athlete Awards for 2007-08




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 ThomasApril 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:

 

Sport Name Class GPA Major

Men's Basketball

Jared VanTassel

Junior

3.80 Civil Engineering
Women's Basketball Bonnie Barbee

Freshman

3.60  Biomedical Science
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 Brian Lepak Sophomore 3.95 Finance
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

Women's Tennis

Katie Brown Sophomore 3.50 Biological Sciences

Women's Tennis

Laura Neal Sophomore 3.90 Health & Exercise Science

Women's Tennis

Hilary Tyler Senior 3.86 Speech Communications

Women's Tennis

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 Volleyball

Audrey Hemmings Freshman 3.74 Undeclared
Women's Water Polo Annie Quinn Senior 3.80 Speech Communications


 

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