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Rams earn 63 MWC Scholar-Athlete nods for 2011-12



June 20, 2012

By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fifty-six Colorado State student-athletes earned a total of 63 Scholar-Athlete awards from the Mountain West for their work in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year. The MW made the announcement Wednesday.

The 56 student-athletes honored by the MW represent 15 of CSU’s 16 varsity athletics programs, including eight student athletes –Andrew Goodman, Christian Meyer, Alex Muntefering, Kendra Gerk, Elle Killingsworth, Hannah Pensack-Rinehart, Nicole Peters – were recognized twice for their efforts as part of the CSU cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field programs.

Softball player Kali Haas, track and field athletes Emily Briggs and Kalie Kirk, and sisters Tara and Tasia DeMuth from the swimming and diving program, were five of 25 individuals throughout the MW to post perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point averages.

The MW 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 Institution Name (Last, First) Class Year CUM GPA Major
Men's Basketball Colorado State University Carr, Jesse Junior 3.72 Business Administration
Women's Basketball Colorado State University Mestdagh, Hanne Freshman 3.56 International Studies
Women's Basketball Colorado State University Spotton, Kara Freshman 3.78 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Basketball Colorado State University Wiens, Ashley Junior 3.56 Nutrition and Food Science
Men's Cross Country Colorado State University Goodman, Andrew Freshman 3.96 Health and Exercise Science
Men's Cross Country Colorado State University Meyer, Christian Sophomore 3.86 Physics
Men's Cross Country Colorado State University Muntefering, Alex Junior 3.93 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Cross Country Colorado State University Gerk, Kendra Senior 3.75 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Cross Country Colorado State University Keyser, Ellen Senior 3.59 Human Development & Familly Studies
Women's Cross Country Colorado State University Killingsworth, Elizabeth Sophomore 3.72 Biomedical Sciences
Women's Cross Country Colorado State University Pensack-Rinehart, Hannah Sophomore 3.98 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Cross Country Colorado State University Peters, Nicole Senior 3.84 Natural Resources Management
Football Colorado State University Froland, John Freshman 3.51 Construction Management
Football Colorado State University Jones, Blake Freshman 3.71 Mechanical Engineering
Women's Golf Colorado State University Kelly, Betsy Sophomore 3.58 Business Administration
Women's Golf Colorado State University King, Haley Freshman 3.82 Biomedical Engineering
Women's Golf Colorado State University Spinzig, Christina Sophomore 3.69 Business Administration
Softball Colorado State University Butterfield, Kendal Sophomore 3.87 Animal Science
Softball Colorado State University David, Haley Freshman 3.53 Health and Exercise Science
Softball Colorado State University Greckel, Alysa Sophomore 3.50 Biomedical Sciences
Softball Colorado State University Haas, Kali Sophomore 4.00 Business Administration
Softball Colorado State University Roberts, Lyssa Senior 3.68 Human Development & Familly Studies
Women's Swimming and Diving Colorado State University DeMuth, Tara Junior 4.00 Journalism and Technical Communications
Women's Swimming and Diving Colorado State University DeMuth, Tasia Junior 4.00 Journalism and Technical Communications
Women's Swimming and Diving Colorado State University Hardy, Mary Kate Freshman 3.51 Business Administration
Women's Swimming and Diving Colorado State University Perkins, Shelley Junior 3.70 Communication Studies
Women's Swimming and Diving Colorado State University Polich, Katie Freshman 3.66 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Tennis Colorado State University Arneson, Victoria Senior 3.83 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Tennis Colorado State University Heffron, Natalie Freshman 3.82 Undeclared
Women's Tennis Colorado State University Pick, Lauren Sophomore 3.56 Construction Management
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Baker, Kyle Freshman 3.67 Business Administration
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Browning, Zachary Freshman 3.65 Health and Exercise Science
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Gilliland, Graham Sophomore 3.67 Biological Science
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Goodman, Andrew Freshman 3.96 Health and Exercise Science
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Haas, Jacob Freshman 3.57 Health and Exercise Science
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Hecker, Callen Freshman 3.53 Mechanical Engineering
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University McMillin, Joshua Junior 3.58 Civil Engineering
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Meyer, Christian Sophomore 3.86 Physics
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Muntefering, Alex Junior 3.93 Health and Exercise Science
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Pequette, Kyle Sophomore 3.53 Business Administration
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Schmuhl, Timothy Sophomore 3.96 Business Administration
Men's Track and Field Colorado State University Wasilawski, Ryan Junior 3.77 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Ankoviak, Kelsey Freshman 3.72 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Briggs, Emily Freshman 4.00 Biomedical Sciences
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Campbell, Mindy Sophomore 3.60 Nutrition and Food Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Canini, Laurisa Junior 3.83 Communication Studies
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Christensen, Alison Junior 3.65 History
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Gerk, Kendra Senior 3.75 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Killingsworth, Elizabeth Sophomore 3.72 Biomedical Sciences
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Kirk, Kalie Junior 4.00 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Limes, Ashley Freshman 3.51 Business Administration
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Pensack-Rinehart, Hannah Sophomore 3.98 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Peters, Nicole Senior 3.84 Natural Resources Management
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Robinson, Meagan Junior 3.57 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Smith, Marissa Sophomore 3.55 Health and Exercise Science
Women's Track and Field Colorado State University Tortorelli, Claire Freshman 3.60 Natural Resources Management
Women's Volleyball Colorado State University Cranston, Dana Junior 3.89 Business Administration
Women's Volleyball Colorado State University Foust, Carlie Freshman 3.53 Business Administration
Women's Volleyball Colorado State University Gaulia, Isabelle Junior 3.67 Business Administration
Women's Volleyball Colorado State University Smith, Michelle Sophomore 3.56 Nutrition and Food Science
Women's Water Polo Colorado State University Berry, Kallie Senior 3.61 Apparel and Merchandising
Women's Water Polo Colorado State University Price, Michelle Post-Grad 3.50 Environmental Health
Women's Water Polo Colorado State University Weed, Stephanie Sophomore 3.50 Biomedical Sciences
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