206 Student-Athletes Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University student-athletes continue to stand out in the classroom as 206 Bulldogs were named to the 11th annual West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll Tuesday. The list recognizes student-athletes who balance athletic success with academic excellence and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Last year, 935 WCC student-athletes were named to the prestigious list, breaking the conference record. This year, for the fourth consecutive year, the record was broken was again as 1,093 WCC student-athletes were honored on the 2011-12 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

"I would like to congratulate the more than one thousand student-athletes who earned their place on this year's West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "Our member institutions are committed to assisting their student-athletes in reaching their highest potential, and breaking the record for number of student-athletes awarded this honor for the fourth year in a row is a testament to that dedication."

Gonzaga's 206 honorees accounted for 18 percent of the total student-athletes honored.

The Bulldogs had 32 student-athletes receive Gold status (4.00-3.75 GPA), led by men's freshmen tennis player Levin Guillermo (civil engineering; 3.96 GPA). Gonzaga accounted for 47 silver recipients (3.74-3.50 GPA) and 127 Bronze accolades (3.49-3.00 GPA).

Commissioner Honor Roll Criteria

Only grades earned at WCC institutions may be used in calculating the grade point average for this award. To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must meet the following requirements:

1) Individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year.

2) The cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be based on a 4.0 scale.

3) The individuals must have successfully completed an average of 12 graded credit hours (non pass-fail hours) per term.

The conference recognizes those on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll in three separate categories:

Gold Honors
Levin Guillermo (men's tennis, Jr., civil engineering, 3.96)
Naseeb Bhangal (rowing, So., psychology, 3.94)
Regan Casey (women's cross country, Fr., business administration, 3.94)
Alison Fraher (women's cross country, Fr., mechanical engineering, 3.93)
Kenzie Lubeck (women's soccer, Fr., business administration, 3.93)
Alvaro Nazal (men's tennis, Fr., business administration, 3.92)
Becca Barad (women's cross country, So., environmental studies, 3.91)
Kylie Edinger (volleyball, Jr., human physiology, 3.91)
Jennifer Wheeler (women's cross country, So., human physiology, 3.91)
Scott Davis (men's cross country, So., mathematics, 3.88)
Jennifer Hill (rowing, Fr., undeclared, 3.87)
Tori Lee (women's soccer, Fr., undeclared, 3.86)
Vladimir Mijatovic (men's tennis, Fr., undeclared, 3.86)

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