13 Gonzaga Athletes Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Dec. 11, 2003

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -

2003 WCC Fall All-Academic
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Gonzaga University placed 13 student-athletes on the West Coast Conference Fall All-Academic List as released by the conference office. The athletes were selected from the fall sports of cross country, soccer and volleyball with the Bulldogs having at least one representative per sport. Gonzaga was second among the eight WCC schools in number of student-athletes honored trailing on the University of Portland. 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.

Junior cross country runner Joe Manning has the highest GPA among the Bulldogs honored as he maintains a 3.80 in journalism. Joining Manning from the men's cross country team were Ryan Anderson (3.44, Civil Engineering) and David Hannon (3.28, English). Gonzaga's women's cross country team also placed three student-athletes on the list with Emily Buck (3.51, Exercise Science), Jamie Schiel (3.33, Undeclared) and Jill Semenza (3.26, Biology).

The Bulldogs men's soccer team also placed three players on the All-Academic list led by Scott Bertram who earlier this year was named a CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic selection. Bertram holds a 3.58 GPA in Accounting/Finance. Kari Arnason (3.38, Undeclared) and Arni Pjetursson (3.29, Finance) rounded out the men's soccer selections. Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Haugen was the lone women's soccer representative for Gonzaga with a 3.52 GPA, her major is still undeclared.

Gonzaga volleyball had three players earn All-Academic honors as junior outside hitter Christina Davis had the highest GPA for a Zags female athlete. Davis owns a 3.78 GPA in Public Relations. Gonzaga also placed Emilee Gihring (3.62, Business) and Natasha Kozen (3.23, Psychology) on the list.

"These honorees represent the commitment of WCC student-athletes to both academic and athletic excellence," said WCC Commissioner Michael Gilleran. "Every year it's a difficult process to narrow the long list of qualified nominees from each institution. All of those nominated should be proud of their achievements."

Ryan Anderson    GON    Jr.    3.44    Civil Engineering
Kenny Arehart    LMU    So.    3.67    Animation
Eric Fleming    USF    So.    3.24    Communications
Ben Gauen    SCU    Sr.    3.59    Finance
Pat Green    SCU    So.    3.38    Undecided
David Hannon    GON    Sr.    3.28    English
Brett Hargrave    POR    So.    3.44    Finance
Joe Manning    GON    Jr.    3.80    Journalism
Brian Murphy    POR    Jr.    3.51    Chemistry
Bernie Ochoa    LMU    Jr.    3.73    Physics/Chemistry
Andrew Thompson    LMU    Jr.    3.45    Business
Chad Trammell    PEP    So.    3.60    Biology
Steve Trudelle    USD    Sr.    3.55    Business
Steve Schaefer    POR    Sr.    3.37    Biology
Nick Shuetze    POR    Jr.    3.40    Secondary Education

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY Robin Bell SCU Jr. 3.96 Mech. Engineering Emily Buck GON So. 3.51 Exercise Science Jennifer Crossland PEP Sr. 3.53 Public Relations Katie Hansen SCU Jr. 3.74 Communications Kelsey Metcalfe POR So. 3.69 Spanish Tiffany Marley USD Jr. 3.64 Div. Liberal Arts Naomi Morey USF So. 3.73 Psychology Cara Payne SCU Sr. 3.32 French Allegra Porter SMC Sr. 3.70 English Nicole Ricci POR Sr. 3.29 Life Science Kathy Rice POR So. 3.66 Life Science Kristen Rodhe POR So. 3.79 Life Science Jamie Schiel GON So. 3.33 Undeclared Jill Semenza GON So. 3.26 Biology Lauren Tyree PEP So. 3.36 Advertising

WOMEN'S SOCCER Libby Bassett USD Sr. 3.68 History Jen Belzer SMC Jr. 3.85 Psychology/Biology Daniella Bosio PEP So. 3.56 Political Science Marie-Claude Henry USD Jr. 3.75 Business Kelly Hollenbeck POR So. 4.00 Biology Lindsey Huie POR So. 3.29 Psychology Imani Dorsey POR Sr. 3.85 Interdisciplinary Stud. Ashley Haugen GON So. 3.52 Undeclared Megan Kakadelas SCU Jr. 3.64 Accounting Kristen Rogers POR Jr. 3.64 History Wanda Rozwadowska POR Sr. 3.43 Life Science

VOLLEYBALL Lindsey Bogason SMC Jr. 3.32 French Christina Davis GON Jr. 3.78 Public Relations Emilee Gihring GON Jr. 3.62 Business Erin Gravert SMC So. 3.23 Undecided Lyndsey Hache' PEP Sr. 3.27 Psychology Monique Kettler POR So. 3.21 Biology Kealani Kimball LMU Sr. 3.32 Business Natasha Kozen GON Gr. 3.23 Psychology Kelli Nerison LMU Jr. 3.26 Business Teresa Russell USF Sr. 3.55 Physics/Math Caroline Skacel USF Sr. 3.27 Communications April Scoggin USF Sr. 3.51 Finance

MEN'S SOCCER Kari Arnason GON So. 3.38 Undeclared Scott Bertram GON Gr. 3.58 Accounting/Finance Kellen Hiroto USD Sr. 3.67 History Shaun Kalnasy LMU Jr. 3.87 Business Arni Pjetursson GON Sr. 3.29 Finance Diego Rovira SMC Jr. 3.38 Business Josh Simpson POR Jr. 3.27 Accounting Ben Stuart USF Sr. 3.59 Int'l Business Will Weatherly SCU Jr. 3.62 Accounting Eric Wunderle USD Sr. 3.48 Accounting Adam Zielske SMC So. 3.37 Undecided

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