DENVER – Twenty-nine Seattle University student-athletes have earned 2018 Fall Academic All-Western Athletic Conference honors, the league office announced Thursday. Women’s soccer led five Redhawk teams with nine honorees.
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. A total of 274 WAC student-athletes were recognized this term.
Rachel Bowler, Isabelle Butterfield, Hannah Carrothers, Kate Farnham, Mikaela Morey, Olivia Ovenell, Jessie Ray, Kelsey Vogel and Emily Zimmer represented women’s soccer on the list. Butterfield, Carrothers, and Zimmer are now three-time recipients, while Bowler, Ovenell, Ray, and Vogel are back-to-back winners.
Volleyball landed six student-athletes on the honor roll as Victoria Demmene, Mila Duarte, Shae Harris, Rachel Stark, Maja Stojanovic and Michelle Taynton claimed recognition. Duarte and Harris are both three-time honorees.
For men’s cross country, Eli Boudouris, Kyle Kennedy, Ben Monk and Nathan Pixler qualified. Boudouris and Monk are a three-time winners. Thea Foulk, Shannan Higgins and Elle Stein were women’s cross country’s representatives. Foulk and Higgins rounded out the repeat recipients.
As a whole, 306 Redhawk student-athletes combined to accumulate a 3.27 GPA during the 2018 fall quarter. Five programs recorded a 3.5 or higher (men's tennis, women's cross country, women's golf, women's rowing and women's swimming), while five additional programs earned a 3.3 GPA or higher (men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, women's soccer and softball). All told, 86 student-athletes earned Dean's List recognition (3.5-3.899), 45 student-athletes earned President's List recognition (3.9+, including 4.0s) and 24 student-athletes earned a 4.0 during the fall quarter.