Utah State has 43 student-athletes receive Winter Academic All-WAC honors

LOGAN, Utah ­ The Western Athletic Conference announced its winter all-academic teams on Friday and Utah State had 43 student-athletes recognized from the sports of gymnastics, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s indoor track & field to lead the league. Of its 43 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 16 student-athletes from men’s indoor track honored, along with 14 from women’s indoor track, six from women’s basketball, four from gymnastics and three from men’sbasketball. Utah State¹s men’s track program led all WAC schools with its 16 honorees,while both the women’s (6) and men’s (3) basketball programs tied for the most academic all-WAC selections among the other institutions, and women’s indoor track ranked second in the league with its 14 honorees. Boise State had 41 winter academic all-WAC honorees to rank second behind Utah State¹s 43. Idaho was third with 39 academic all-WAC recipients, followed by New Mexico State (36), Fresno State (24), Nevada (22), Hawai’i (20), San Jose State (16) and Louisiana Tech (7). Senior Erin Stratton, who competes in cross country, and both indoor and outdoor track, has now earned academic all-WAC honors eight times in her career, while senior cross country/track athlete Steve Strickland earned his seventh academic all-WAC honor. Of the 43 USU student-athletes to earn winter academic all-WAC honors, 35 are receiving the accolade for at least the second time. To be eligible for the winter academic team, a student-athlete must have completed one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. Fall Academic All-WAC HonoreesGymnasticsHeather Heinrich, Sr., Management Information Systems, 3.54Lyndsie Boone, Jr., Entrepreneurship, 3.01Rachel Flessner, So., Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, 3.57Haley Hogan, So., Environmental Science, 3.21Rebecca Holiday, So., Interior Design, 3.00 Men’s BasketballBrady Jardine, So., Finance, 3.77Tyler Newbold, Jr., Journalism, 3.46Matt Formisano, Jr., Political Science, 3.22 Women’s BasketballAlice Coddington, Jr., Marketing, 3.73Banna Diop, So., Undeclared, 3.02Stacey Howard, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.26Nicole Johnson, Sr., Accounting, 3.78TaHara Williams, Sr., Sociology, 3.16Lydia Whitehead, Sr., Corporate Wellness, 3.22 Men’s Indoor TrackSteven Atkinson, Jr., Management, 3.91Blake Bolen, Jr., Finance, 3.60Michael Budge, So., Civil Engineering, 3.03Todd Griffith, Jr., Economics/International Business, 3.50Spencer Hall, So., Psychology, 3.16Sam Hawkins, So., Bio-Engineering, 3.50Daniel Howell, So., Wildlife Science, 3.90John Johnson, So., International Business, 3.65Tyler Killpack, So., Business, 3.02Nathan Lloyd, Sr., Political Science/Economics, 3.97Brian McKenna, Jr., Psychology, 3.17Jordan McMurray, So., Accounting, 3.58Philip Noble, Jr., Accounting, 3.46Casey Parker, Sr., Management Human Resources, 3.09Clinton Silcock, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.39Steven Strickland, Sr., Spanish/Economics, 3.43 Women’s Indoor TrackJustine Baugh, Jr., Elementary Education, 3.84Ashlee Cannon, Sr., Health Education, 3.53Jessie Chugg, So., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.59Jennifer Day, Sr., Nutrition and Food Sciences, 3.59Camille Fehlberg, Jr., History, 3.87Marissa Floodman, So., Physical Therapy, 3.82Kali Hamby, Jr., Exercise Science, 3.31Ruth Hilton, So., Math Education, 3.76Madison Jensen, So., Interior Design, 3.94Julia Johnson, So., Family and Consumer Science, 3.97Kimberly Quinn, Jr., Environmental Studies, 3.09Kandace Shoell, Jr., Physical Therapy, 3.93Erin Stratton, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.98Chalese West, So., Wildlife Science, 3.66 -USU-

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