DENVER – Seattle University placed 31 student-athletes on the 2018-19 Winter Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) list. Women’s swimming led the way with 11 Redhawks earning recognition from the conference. The team includes members of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.
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.
Women’s swimming had 11 qualifiers, as Emily Bakewell, Sherlyn Devadason, Julia Gorman, Darian Himes, Bryn Lasher, Allison Plamondon, Maddie Rapp, Jenessa Schulte, Margaux Thompson, Jayna Van Stone, and Jennifer Wong made the list. Schulte is a three-time recipient, while Gorman, Himes, Thompson, and Van Stone are repeat honorees.
For women’s indoor track and field, Thea Foulk, Laurel Mack-Wilson, Michelle Newblom, Emily O'Hara, Siobhan Rubio, Renee Soliman, Elle Stein, and Rachel Van Liew qualified. Foulk, Mack-Wilson, Newblom, O’Hara, Rubio, and Soliman are repeat members.
On men’s swimming, Luke Christensen, Shawn Fujii, Ian Keane, Taj Mercer, Jack Neton, and Zach Zenteno made the list. Keane is a three-time honoree, while Christensen and Zenteno claimed their second certificates.
As a department, SU student-athletes compiled a 3.28 GPA during the winter quarter. Five programs tallied a team GPA of 3.5 or higher (men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s golf, rowing, and women’s swimming), while five other programs posted a 3.3 GPA or higher (men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, softball, and women’s tennis). Eighty-three Redhawks were Dean’s List members (3.5-3.899) 44 were President’s List, which recognizes those with a 3.9 GPA or higher, including 29 student-athletes with 4.0 marks for the term.