June 30, 2010
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sixty-three Colorado State student-athletes earned a total of 72 Scholar-Athlete awards from the Mountain West Conference for their work in the classroom during the 2009-10 academic year. The MWC made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
The 63 student-athletes honored by the MWC represent 15 of CSU’s 16 varsity athletics programs, including nine student athletes – Colin Anderson, Ryan Friese, Kendra Gerk, Kristen Hemphill, Brittany Lee, Nicole Peters, Ellie Rastall, Aliese Ward and Margarett Wood – were recognized twice for their efforts as part of the CSU cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field programs.
Williard, along with track and field teammates Stephanie Greer and Myla Kilchrist and sisters Tara and Tasia DeMuth from the swimming and diving program, were five of 42 individuals throughout the MWC to post perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point averages.
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' 72 Scholar-Athlete award winners are:
|Men's Basketball||Travis Busch||Senior||3.53||Master's of Management Practice|
|Men's Basketball||Jesse Carr||Sophomore||3.80||Business Administration|
|Women's Basketball||Bonnie Barbee||Junior||3.62||Biomedical Sciences|
|Women's Basketball||Sara Hemmings||Junior||3.74||Business Administration|
|Men's Cross Country||Colin Anderson||Sophomore||3.71||Economics|
|Men's Cross Country||Ryan Friese||Junior||3.82||Computer Engineering|
|Women's Cross Country||Kendra Gerk||Sophomore||3.74||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Kristen Hemphill||Senior||3.67||Nutrition and Food Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Brittany Lee||Junior||3.74||Languages, Lit and Cultures|
|Women's Cross Country||Nicole Peters||Sophomore||3.91||Natural Resources Management|
|Women's Cross Country||Ellie Rastall||Junior||3.50||Human Development and Family Studies|
|Women's Cross Country||Aliese Willard||Freshman||4.00||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Women's Cross Country||Margaret Wood||Freshman||3.73||Anthropology|
|Football||Josh Gabler||Senior||3.69||Computer Engineering|
|Football||Eric Peitz||Junior||3.68||Biological Science|
|Women's Golf||Emily Roering||Freshman||3.50||Health and Exercise Science|
|Softball||Allison Majam||Senior||3.73||Construction Management|
|Softball||Brittany Palish||Freshman||3.78||Health and Exercise Science|
|Softball||Lyssa Roberts||Sophomore||3.58||Human Development and Family Studies|
|Swimming & Diving||Roya Asin||Freshman||3.56||Undeclared|
|Swimming & Diving||Tara DeMuth||Freshman||4.00||Undeclared|
|Swimming & Diving||Tasia DeMuth||Freshman||4.00||Undeclared|
|Swimming & Diving||Breann Fuller||Sophomore||3.66||Business Administration|
|Swimming & Diving||Madeline Gamble||Senior||3.50||Human Development and Family Studies|
|Swimming & Diving||Kristen Gropp||Junior||3.50||Construction Management|
|Swimming & Diving||Nora Kennedy||Senior||3.97||Health and Exercise Science|
|Swimming & Diving||Valerie Maldonado||Senior||3.59||Chemical and Biological Engineering|
|Swimming & Diving||Emily Molzahn||Junior||3.65||Interior Design|
|Swimming & Diving||Melissa Nolte||Sophomore||3.83||Health and Exercise Science|
|Swimming & Diving||Michelle Price||Junior||3.59||Biomedical Sciences|
|Tennis||Manar Al-Jazzaf||Senior||3.57||Computer Engineering|
|Tennis||Victoria Arneson||Sophomore||3.76||Health and Exercise Science|
|Tennis||Melissa Holzinger||Junior||3.88||Human Development and Family Studies|
|Tennis||Laura Neal||Senior||3.95||Health and Exercise Science|
|Tennis||Rui Xu||Senior||3.71||Business Administration|
|Men's Track & Field||Colin Anderson||Sophomore||3.71||Economics|
|Men's Track & Field||Doug Dieker||Junior||3.52||Construction Management|
|Men's Track & Field||Brian Fox||Junior||3.64||Health and Exercise Science|
|Men's Track & Field||Ryan Friese||Senior||3.82||Computer Engineering|
|Men's Track & Field||Josh McMilin||Freshman||3.59||Civil Engineering|
|Men's Track & Field||Josh Murphy||Junior||3.57||Construction Management|
|Men's Track & Field||Travis Smith||Senior||3.82||Liberal Arts|
|Men's Track & Field||Ryan Wasilawski||Freshman||3.67||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Ashley Dace||Sophomore||3.87||Business Administration|
|Women's Track & Field||Kathryn Dannecker||Post Grad||3.77||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Jessie Evitt||Freshman||3.54||Undeclared|
|Women's Track & Field||Hilary Fraser||Junior||3.55||Business Administration|
|Women's Track & Field||Kendra Gerk||Sophomore||3.74||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Stephanie Greer||Freshman||4.00||Undeclared|
|Women's Track & Field||Kristen Hemphill||Senior||3.67||Nutrition and Food Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Serena Johnson||Junior||3.53||Business Administration|
|Women's Track & Field||Myla Kilchrist||Sophomore||4.00||Mathematics|
|Women's Track & Field||Kristen Kugler||Senior||3.87||History|
|Women's Track & Field||Brittany Lee||Junior||3.74||Languages, Lit and Culture|
|Women's Track & Field||Samantha McMillan||Sophomore||3.60||Anthropology|
|Women's Track & Field||Hannah Pensack-Rinehart||Freshman||3.96||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Nicole Peters||Sophomore||3.91||Natural Resources Management|
|Women's Track & Field||Jaime Pritchard||Freshman||3.66||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Women's Track & Field||Ellie Rastall||Junior||3.50||Human Development and Family Studies|
|Women's Track & Field||Meagan Robinson||Freshman||3.64||Undeclared|
|Women's Track & Field||Sonni Russell||Senior||3.58||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track & Field||Aliese Willard||Freshman||4.00||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Women's Track & Field||Margaret Wood||Freshman||3.73||Anthropology|
|Volleyball||Shanna Casinelli||Senior||3.64||Education and Human Resource Studies|
|Volleyball||Dana Cranston||Freshman||3.96||Business Administration|
|Volleyball||Audrey Hemmings||Junior||3.76||Biological Science|
|Volleyball||Lisa Weintraub||Sophomore||3.72||Communication Studies|
|Water Polo||Kalie Berry||Sophomore||3.58||Apparel and Merchandising|
|Water Polo||Aspen Rapp||Junior||3.75||Business Administration|
|Water Polo||Jacqueline Sitko||Freshman||3.78||Communication and Journalism|
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