June 28, 2011
By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fifty-four Colorado State student-athletes earned a total of 62 Scholar-Athlete awards from the Mountain West for their work in the classroom during the 2010-11 academic year. The MW made the announcement Tuesday.
The 54 student-athletes honored by the MW represent all 16 of CSU’s varsity athletics programs, including eight student athletes –Ryan Friese, Christian Meyer, Kendra Gerk, Kaitlin Hanenburg, Ellie Keyser, Hannah Pensack-Rinehart, Nicole Peters and Aliese Willard – were recognized twice for their efforts as part of the CSU cross country and indoor/outdoor track and field programs.
Track and field athlete Kalie Kirk, cross country runner Becky Schmitt and sisters Tara and Tasia DeMuth from the swimming and diving program, were four of 29 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' 62 Scholar-Athlete award winners are:
Name (Last, First)
|Men's Basketball||Carr, Jesse||Sophomore||3.72||Business Administration|
|Women's Basketball||Barbee, Bonnie||Senior||3.62||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Basketball||Hemmings, Sara||Senior||3.83||Business Administration|
|Women's Basketball||Martin, Sam||Freshman||3.54||Undeclared|
|Men's Cross Country||Friese, Ryan||Senior||3.84||Electrical Engineering|
|Men's Cross Country||Meyer, Christian||Freshman||3.77||Physics|
|Women's Cross Country||Gerk, Kendra||Junior||3.73||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Hanenburg, Kaitlin||Freshman||3.67||Biological Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Keyser, Ellie||Junior||3.58||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Women's Cross Country||Pensack-Rinehart, Hannah||Freshman||3.98||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Peters, Nicole||Junior||3.84||Natural Resources Management|
|Women's Cross Country||Schmitt, Rebecca||Freshman||4.00||Biological Science|
|Women's Cross Country||Willard, Aliese||Sophomore||3.94||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Football||Peitz, Eric||Senior||3.71||Biological Science|
|Men's Golf||Giro, Jackson||Freshman||3.77||Business Administration|
|Women's Golf||Roering, Emily||Sophomore||3.67||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Golf||Spinzig, Christina||Freshman||3.55||Business Administration|
|Softball||Butterfield, Kendal||Freshman||3.78||Animal Science|
|Softball||Palish, Brittany||Sophomore||3.82||Health and Exercise Science|
|Softball||Roberts, Lyssa||Junior||3.66||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Swimming and Diving||Burke, Carissa||Freshman||3.52||Undeclared|
|Swimming and Diving||DeMuth, Tara||Sophomore||4.00||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Swimming and Diving||DeMuth, Tasia||Sophomore||4.00||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Swimming and Diving||Fuller, Breann||Junior||3.62||Business Administration|
|Swimming and Diving||Gamble, Maddie||Senior||3.57||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Swimming and Diving||Gropp, Kristen||Sophomore||3.52||Construction Management|
|Swimming and Diving||Molzahn, Emily||Senior||3.64||Interior Design|
|Swimming and Diving||Price, Michelle||Senior||3.70||Environmental Health (post-grad)|
|Tennis||Arneson, Tori||Junior||3.78||Health and Exercise Science|
|Tennis||Holzinger, Melissa||Senior||3.87||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Tennis||Schultz, Kaley||Freshman||3.54||Apparel and Merchandising|
|Tennis||Wooldridge, Kaitlin||Senior||3.50||Restaurant & Resort Management|
|Men's Track and Field||Butler, Seth||Freshman||3.57||Undeclared|
|Men's Track and Field||Fox, Brian||Senior||3.67||Health and Exercise Science|
|Men's Track and Field||Friese, Ryan||Senior||3.84||Electrical Engineering|
|Men's Track and Field||Gilliland, Graham||Freshman||3.68||Biological Science|
|Men's Track and Field||Meyer, Christian||Freshman||3.77||Physics|
|Men's Track and Field||Wasilawski, Ryan||Sophomore||3.70||Health and Exercise Science|
|Men's Track and Field||Williams, Tyson||Senior||3.53||Accountancy (post-grad)|
|Women's Track and Field||Cisneros, Isabel||Freshman||3.74||Undeclared|
|Women's Track and Field||Ford, Jennifer||Freshman||3.64||Undeclared|
|Women's Track and Field||Gerk, Kendra||Junior||3.73||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Hanenburg, Kaitlin||Freshman||3.67||Biological Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Hazel, Katharine||Freshman||3.67||Business Administration|
|Women's Track and Field||Johnson, Serena||Senior||3.53||Business Administration|
|Women's Track and Field||Keyser, Ellie||Senior||3.58||Human Development & Family Studies|
|Women's Track and Field||Killingsworth, Elizabeth||Freshman||3.84||Biomedical Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Kirk, Kalie||Sophomore||4.00||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Pensack-Rinehart, Hannah||Sophomore||3.98||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Peters, Nicole||Junior||3.84||Natural Resources Management|
|Women's Track and Field||Pollard, Stephanie||Freshman||3.82||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Robinson, Meagan||Sophomore||3.56||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Smith, Marissa||Freshman||3.77||Health and Exercise Science|
|Women's Track and Field||Willard, Aliese||Sophomore||3.94||Journalism and Technical Communication|
|Volleyball||Cranston, Dana||Sophomore||3.93||Business Administration|
|Volleyball||Gaulia, Isabelle||Sophomore||3.71||Business Administration|
|Volleyball||Hemmings, Audrey||Senior||3.79||Biological Science|
|Volleyball||Koenning, Emily||Senior||3.57||Business Administration|
|Water Polo||Berry, Kallie||Junior||3.67||Apparel and Merchandising|
|Water Polo||Rapp, Aspen||Senior||3.78||Business Administration|
|Water Polo||Weed, Stephanie||Freshman||3.59||Biomedical Science|
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