June 29, 2009
By Nick Sebesta
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sixty-three Colorado State student-athletes have earned Mountain West Scholar-Athlete awards for their work in the classroom during the 2008-09 academic year. The Mountain West Conference made the announcement last week.
The 63 student-athletes honored by the MWC represent each of CSU's varsity athletics programs. Five individuals were recognized twice, for their efforts as part of the CSU cross country and indoor/outdoor track & field programs: Colin Anderson, Ryan Friese, Kendra Gerk, Allison Gohl, Nicole Peters and Crystal Pitney. Freshmen Nicole Peters and Myla Kilchrist were also two of 34 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' 63 Scholar-Athlete award winners are:
|Men's Basketball||Jesse Carr||Freshman||3.78||Undeclared|
|Women's Basketball||Bonnie Barbee||Sophomore||3.54||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Basketball||Kandy Beemer||Senior||3.75||Health & Exercise Science|
|Men's Cross Country||Colin Anderson||Freshman||3.50||Business Administration|
|Men's Cross Country||Ryan Friese||Junior||3.78||Computer Engineering|
|Women's Cross Country||Kendra Gerk||Freshman||3.96||Undeclared|
|Women's Cross Country||Allison Gohl||Junior||3.72||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Justine Jenkins||Junior||3.92||Natural Resource Recreation & Tourism|
|Women's Cross Country||Nicole Peters||Freshman||4.00||Natural Resources Management|
|Women's Cross Country||Crystal Pitney||Freshman||3.53||Health & Exercise Science|
|Football||Josh Gabler||Junior||3.68||Computer Engineering|
|Football||Jeff Horinek||Senior||3.87||Health & Exercise Science|
|Football||Eric Peitz||Sophomore||3.61||Biological Science|
|Football||Jason Smith||Senior||3.65||Construction Management|
|Men's Golf||Zen Brown||Senior||3.50||Business Administration|
|Women's Golf||Stefanie Ferguson||Senior||3.54||Business Administration|
|Women's Golf||Melissa Martin||Freshman||3.50||Natural Sciences|
|Softball||Allison Majam||Junior||3.72||Construction Management|
|Softball||Michelle Reynolds||Senior||3.81||Health & Exercise Science|
|Softball||Lyssa Roberts||Freshman||3.51||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Swimming & Diving||Breann Fuller||Freshman||3.60||Business Administration|
|Swimming & Diving||Kristen Gropp||Freshman||3.57||Construction Management|
|Swimming & Diving||Nora Kennedy||Junior||3.98||Health & Exercise Science|
|Swimming & Diving||Valerie Maldonado||Junior||3.63||Chemical & Biological Engineering|
|Swimming & Diving||Emily Molzahn||Sophomore||3.60||Interior Design|
|Swimming & Diving||Melissa Nolte||Freshman||3.78||Health & Exercise Science|
|Swimming & Diving||Michelle Price||Sophomore||3.77||Biomedical Science|
|Swimming & Diving||Charlie Swearingen||Sophomore||3.62||Business Administration|
|Women's Tennis||Manar Al-Jazzaf||Junior||3.51||Nutrition & Food Science|
|Women's Tennis||Victoria Arneson||Freshman||3.79||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Tennis||Laura Neal||Junior||3.93||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Tennis||Rui Xu||Junior||3.68||Business Administration|
|Men's Track & Field||Colin Anderson||Freshman||3.50||Business Administration|
|Men's Track & Field||Brian Fox||Sophomore||3.68||Health & Exercise Science|
|Men's Track & Field||Ryan Friese||Junior||3.78||Computer Engineering|
|Men's Track & Field||Alex Godell||Senior||3.93||Economics|
|Men's Track & Field||Jeff Horinek||Senior||3.87||Health & Exercise Science|
|Men's Track & Field||Josh Murphy||Sophomore||3.64||Construction Management|
|Men's Track & Field||Ryan Pahlau||Freshman||3.64||Health & Exercise Science|
|Men's Track & Field||Jason Smith||Senior||3.65||Construction Management|
|Men's Track & Field||Travis Smith||Junior||3.79||Liberal Arts|
|Men's Track & Field||Kevin Wills||Junior||3.81||Mechanical Engineering|
|Women's Track & Field||Rebecca Carlson||Freshman||3.80||Business Administration|
|Women's Track & Field||Ashley Dace||Freshman||3.82||Business Administration|
|Women's Track & Field||Hilary Fraser||Sophomore||3.69||Business Administration
|Women's Track & Field||Kendra Gerk||Freshman||3.96||Undeclared|
|Women's Track & Field||Allison Gohl||Junior||3.72||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Kristen Hemphill||Senior||3.65||Nutrition & Food Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Serena Johnson||Sophomore||3.58||Applied Computing Technology|
|Women's Track & Field||Myla Kilchrist||Freshman||4.00||Mathematics|
|Women's Track & Field||Kristen Kugler||Junior||3.88||History|
|Women's Track & Field||Brittany Lee||Sophomore||3.74||Languages, Literature & Cultures|
|Women's Track & Field||Jennifer Lehman||Freshman||3.54||Pre-Landscape Architecture|
|Women's Track & Field||Samantha McMillan||Freshman||3.55||Anthropology|
|Women's Track & Field||Nicole Peters||Freshman||4.00||Natural Resources Management|
|Women's Track & Field||Crystal Pitney||Freshman||3.53||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Sonni Russell||Junior||3.55||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Jenna Sliwinski||Freshman||3.55||Health & Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Sophia Wagner||Freshman||3.66||Zoology|
|Women's Track & Field||Margaret Wood||Freshman||3.72||Anthropology|
|Volleyball||Audrey Hemmings||Sophomore||3.71||Biological Science|
|Volleyball||Lisa Weintraub||Freshman||3.67||Communication Studies|
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