Thirty Cowgirls and 20 Cowboys on the annual academic list

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2014) – A school-record 50 University of Wyoming student-athletes received Academic All-Conference honors for the fall semester, announced Thursday by the Mountain West.

 Cowboy football led the way with 16 honorees, followed by women’s soccer (13), volleyball (11), women’s cross country (six) and men’s cross country with four recipients. The 50 total awardees for Wyoming represents the most number of fall honorees in the 15-year history of the MW. The figure surpasses the previous high of 47, achieved in 2005 and 2013. Fall sports include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

Two student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Sophomore Mary Kozlowski, who participates in women’s cross country, earned the mark while studying elementary education. Freshman soccer player Laurel Ramer got a 4.0 while pursuing her studies in pre-pharmacy.

Overall, 12 seniors comprised the list, along with 16 juniors, nine sophomores and 13 freshman. The average GPA of the 50 Wyoming honorees was 3.5.

The criteria for selection to the team requires that a student-athlete must have completed at least one full semester at their university, must have achieved a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.00 or higher and must have been a starter or significant contributor to their team.

 

University of Wyoming Selections

Men’s cross country (4)

Michael Banks, Senior, 3.21, Marketing

Aaron Derner, Junior, 3.66, International Studies

Michael Seas, Sophomore, 3.94, Chemical Engineering

Garrett Zans, Senior, 3.45, Electrical Engineering

 

Women’s cross country (6)

Megan Brunette, Freshman, 3.00, Criminal Justice

Audra DeStefano, Sophomore, 3.83, Chemical Engineering

Devon England, Junior, 3.92, Animal and Veterinary Science

Mary Kozlowski, Sophomore, 4.00, Elementary Education

Holly Page, Junior, 3.96, Elementary Education

Emily Swigart, Senior, 3.59, Physiology

 

Football (16)

Justin Bernthaler, Senior, 3.06, Communications

Alex Borgs, Junior. 3.01, Business Administration

Spencer Bruce, Senior, 3.01, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Jake Jones, Sophomore, 3.35, Mathematics

Rafe Kiely, Sophomore, 3.28, Marketing

J.D. Krill, Junior, 3.24, History

Nathan Leddige, Freshman, 3.61, Electrical Engineering

Xavier Lewis, Freshman, 3.78, Mechanical Engineering

Patrick Mertens, Senior, 3.04, Agricultural Business

Keenan Montgomery, Junior, 3.57, English

Eriz Nzeocha, Freshman, 3.26, Business Administration

Mark Nzeocha, Junior, 3.38, Finance

Chase Roullier, Freshman, 3.42, Mechanical Engineering

Sam Stratton, Junior, 3.49, Communication

Brendan Turelli, Freshman, 3.00, Business Administration

Stuart Williams, Junior. 3.64, Computer Science

 

Women’s soccer (13)

Alex Boehm, Junior. 3.81, Business Administration

Brooklyn Chambers, Freshman, 3.75, Secondary Education

Hayley Charlton, Junior, 3.66, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Kasey Curtis, Junior, 3.43, Accounting

Samantha Dunda, Freshman, 3.23, Nursing

Anne Hinman, Freshman, 3.00, Undeclared

Loren Mahoney, Junior, 3.49, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Lucie McDowell, Senior, 3.15, Criminal Justice

Amanda Meyer, Freshman, 3.54, Nursing

Olivia Mohtadi, Senior, 3.25, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Laurel Ramer, Freshman, 4.00, Pre-pharmacy

Mollee Ramsay, Sophomore, 3.67, Physiology

Sheree Small, Junior, 3.35, Elementary Education

 

Volleyball (11)

Laura Beach, Freshman, 3.83, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Courtney Chacon, Freshman, 3.40, Undeclared

Kayla Henderson, Junior, 3.46, Accounting

Kaitlyn Johnson, Sophomore, 3.70, Art

Rachel Keyes, Senior, 3.96, Secondary Education

Erin Kirby, Senior, 3.33, Speech and Hearing Science

Reese Plante, Senior, 3.69, Art

Mikaela Ryshytylo, Sophomore, 3.33, Speech and Hearing Science

Bridget Shanahan, Junior, 3.04, Communication

Becky Stewart, Senior, 3.77, Secondary Education

Nicole Walker, Sophomore, 3.23, Business Education

–UW Sports Information Office