Rams earn 63 MWC Scholar-Athlete Awards for 2008-09

Mountain West Conference

Mountain West Conference

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: 

Sport Name Class GPA Major
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

Water Polo 

Aspen Rapp Sophomore 3.72

Business Administration 

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