Bulldogs Named To WCC All-Academic Teams

May 26, 2006

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Ten Gonzaga University student-athletes have been named to the West Coast Conference Spring All-Academic teams announced by Commissioner Michael Gilleran.

To be considered, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to his or her team.

Women's rowing and women's golf led the way with three selections each. Seniors Kari Durgan (3.82 GPA in English) and Erin Palmiter (3.43, English), and sophomore Cory Nelson (3.46, business administration) were the women's rowers named, while junior Jennifer Swanson (3.47, psychology) and sophomores Sarah Sheffield (3.74, English) and Lacey Jo Manwaring (3.31, business administration) were the women's golfers honored.

Baseball and men's golf each had two student-athletes represented. Seniors Jackson Brennan (4.00, MBA) and Patrick Donovan (3.63, sport management) were the baseball players selected. Sophomores Trevor Loe (3.74, accounting) and Reyn Tanaka (3.35, business administration) were the men's golfers named. while junior Jennifer Swanson (3.47, psychology) and sophomore Sarah Sheffield (3.74, English) were the women's golfers honored.

"I think this shows the commitment we make to academics as well as athletics," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "Our coaches are to be commended for the job they do in leading our student-athletes on the field of competition and in the classroom. We strive for athletic and academic excellence, and our student-athletes are to be applauded for the balance they achieve in both areas as well."

2006 West Coast Conference Spring All-Academic Teams

Name/School, Yr, GPA, Major
Jackson Brennan, GON, SR, 4.00, MBA
Lucas Delong, USF, JR, 3.22, Business Admin.
Patrick Donovan, GON, SR, 3.63, Sport Management
Orben Frederick, SMC, SR, 3.72, History
Adam Hicks, SMC, SR, 3.43, English
Nick Kliebert, PEP, SR, 3.63, Business Admin.
Blake Nelson, USF, JR, 3.30, Business Admin.
Matthew Peters, POR, SR, 3.52, MBA
Jesse Rodgers, POR, JR, 3.69, Communications
Ari Ronick, POR, SO, 3.41, Undecided
Andrew Smith, USF, SR, 3.71, Medical Studies
Cole Stipovich, USF, SO, 3.70, Visual Arts
Chad Tracy, PEP, JR, 3.26, Advertising
Cory Wiltshire, POR, SO, 3.36, Mech. Engineering

MENS GOLF Name/School, Yr, GPA, Major Ryan Gonzalez, USF, SR, 3.52, Sociology Jimmy Harris USD, SR, 3.53, Business Admin. Taylor Hobin, USF, JR, 3.20, Politics Chaz Inouye, LMU, SR, 3.35, Business Admin. Trevor Loe, GON, SO, 3.74, Accounting John Marty, POR, JR, 3.46, Business Admin. Michael McRae, SMC, SO, 3.30, Business Admin. Reyn Tanaka, GON, SO, 3.35, Business Admin.

WOMENS GOLF Name/School, Yr, GPA, Major Molly Edmunds, POR, SO, 3.47, Business Admin. Casey Gee, USF, SO, 3.85, Finance Carolina Llano, PEP, SR, 3.50, Intern. Business Lacey Jo Manwaring, GON, SO, 3.31, Business Admin. Kristin Nichols, USF, JR, 3.50, Politics Jessica Potter, USF, SO, 3.67, Exer./Sport Science Sydney Roughton, USF, SO, 3.62, Biology Sarah Sheffield, GON, SO, 3.74, English Jennifer Swanson, GON, JR, 3.47, Psychology Ashley Williams, POR, JR, 3.48, Marketing Mgmt.

MENS TENNIS Name/School, Yr, GPA, Major Scott Doerner, PEP, SR, 3.49, International Mgmt. Richard Johnson, PEP, JR, 3.75, Biology Scott Kennel, POR, JR, 3.42, Biology Jan Macek, SCU, JR, 3.67, Finance Yury Platonov, SMC, SO, 3.24, Accounting Bobby Rasmussen, SCU, JR, 3.46, Accounting Oscar Plotnik, USD, SR, 3.47, Business Admin. Julien Tizot, SMC, SR, 3.35, Business Admin. Pierrick Ysern, USD, SR, 3.61, Business Admin.

WOMENS TENNIS Name/School, Yr, GPA, Major Natalie Braverman, PEP, SR, 3.40, Business Admin. Kim Daniel, SCU, JR, 3.92, Accounting Eva Dickes, PEP, JR, 3.62, Economics Bianca Dulgheru, PEP, SO, 3.61, Spanish Kate Harden, SMC, SR, 3.53, Psychology Jessica Hoath, SMC, SO, 3.25, Undecided Aude Lambert, SMC, JR, 3.25, Envir. Science Stef Ordoveza, SMC, SO, 3.91, Undecided Caroline Raba, PEP, JR, 3.25, Intern. Business Brittany Reitz, USD, JR, 3.62, Business Admin.

WOMENS ROWING Name/School, Yr, GPA, Major Lindsey Anderson, SMC, JR, 3.65, Business Admin. Jill Austin, LMU, SO, 3.69, Communications Amy Bellman, SMC, SR, 3.28, Psychology Carla Conway, LMU, SR, 3.72, Communications Kari Durgan, GON, SR, 3.82, English Aubrey Klaich, USD, SO, 3.79, Psychology Erin Ludwig LMU, SR, 3.61, Accounting Cory Nelson, GON, SO, 3.46, Business Admin. Erin Palmiter, GON, SR, 3.43, English Elizabeth Sibulsky, USD, SR, 3.71, History Cristina Valadez, USD, SO, 3.62, Visual Arts

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