WAC RELEASE

DENVER (June 26) – Seventy-eight Seattle University student-athletes have earned Academic All-WAC honors, the conference announced Tuesday. The list includes Redhawks competing in spring sports, along with freshmen and transfers for the 2017-18 year.

To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

Baseball landed nine student-athletes on the team, as Michael Ciancio, Lucas Denney, Dalton Hurd, Nick Meservey, Jacob Prater, Jack Reisinger, Tarik Skubal, Sean Sutton, and Tyler Yeh were all recognized. Hurd, Meservey, Reisinger, and Sutton are all three-time spring honorees, while Ciancio is a repeat winner.

For men’s golf, Greg Gionfriddo, Joe Harvie, Zack Overstreet, and Gabe Spach were all honorees. Harvie has now taken three spring honors and Overstreet has a pair.

Women’s golf put seven Redhawks on the list, as Linette Chua, Nicole Foster, Vendela From, Keisha Lugito, Kimberlee Tottori, Anne Transier, and Yen Ting Wong were named. Chua is a two-time recipient.

Ten softball student-athletes earned recognition, with Molly Campbell, Ally Choate, Sara Dominguez, Alyson Matriotti, Susanne Morris, Carley Nance, Kaylee Ree, Shianne Smith, Bailey Thompson, and Breanna Timmons were on the team. Campbell, Dominguez, Matriotti, Morris, and Ree are each repeat winners.

For men’s tennis, Matt Alderson, Arshak Ghazaryan, Jeremiah KalmusEmilio Monroy, and Trenton Nield were each on the squad this year. Alderson and Kalmus have earned recognition three times, while Ghazaryan is a two-time honoree.

Kyra Jung, Lily-Ana Kreutzer, Michelle Lui, Kali McCollister, and Audrey Scott represented women’s tennis on the list. Lui has taken three straight spring honors, while McCollister has taken two in a row.

Men’s track & field put six Redhawks on the team, as Eli Boudouris, Devin Hasty, Ben Monk, Cam Peters, Matthew Seidel, and Chay Weaver claimed the accolade. Seidel and Weaver are three-time recipients and Boudouris and Monk are repeat winners.

For women’s track & field, Johanna Erickson, Thea Foulk, Jaime Hegg, Shannan Higgins, Abbigayle Kohmetscher, Madison Lichter, Laurel Mack-Wilson, Michelle Newblom, Emily O'Hara, Siobhan Rubio, Renee Soliman, Olivia Stein, and Abby Wachter were on the team. Erickson, Lichter, and Wachter have each earned three awards and Foulk, Mack-Wilson, Newblom, Rubio, Soliman, and Stein have two apiece.

SU was well-represented on the freshman/transfer squad as well, as Kallin Spiller and McKenzi Williams (women’s basketball), Devin Hasty and Kyle Kennedy (men’s cross country), Orlando Neto, Gabriel Ruiz, and Kees Westra (men’s soccer), Leahi Manthei and Holly Rothering (women’s soccer), Taj Mercer and Jack Neton (men’s swimming), Emily Bakewell, Sherlyn Devadason, Bryn Lasher, Allison Plamondon, and Jennifer Wong (women’s swimming), and Victoria Demmene, Rachel Stark, and Michelle Taynton (volleyball) all qualified this year.

For 2017-18, Seattle U put 150 student-athletes on the Academic All-WAC squads for fall, winter, and spring.