Seven Bulldogs WCC Fall All-Academic Picks

Dec. 21, 2001

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University had seven student-athletes selected to the 2001 West Coast Conference Fall All-Academic teams.

The Bulldogs were represented on all five fall teams, led by a pair of selections in both men's cross country and men's soccer. Senior Mark Bridenstine, who carries a 3.77 GPA in psychology, and sophmore Sam Burch, who has a 3.72 GPA in civil engineering, were the men's cross country honorees. Senior Zach Scott, with a 3.29 GPA in math, and junior Connor Quinn, who carries a 3.72 GPA in biology, represented men's soccer.

Other Bulldogs selected were sophomore Carrie Gibson, women's cross country, 3.83, civil engineering, junior Claire Whitfield, women's soccer, 3.71, biology, and sophomore Natasha Kozen, volleyball, 3.27, business administration.

This past summer in the latest NCAA Graduation Rate Report of student-athletes, the West Coast Conference ranked fifth in overall student-athlete Graduation Rate. The WCC boasts a 69.5 percent student athlete-graduation rate, which is the highest of any Division I conference west of the Mississippi.

2001 West Coast Conference
Fall All-Academic Teams

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Mark Bridenstine GON Sr. 3.77 Sam Burch GON So. 3.72 Warren Sutton LMU Jr. 3.36 Dave Cameron PEP So. 3.46 Tom McMahon PEP Sr. 3.46 Chad Killian POR Jr. 3.95 Steve Schaefer POR So. 3.38 Steve Trudelle USD So. 3.41 Ritchie Jong USF Sr. 3.29 Benjamin Gauen SCU So. 3.62

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Carrie Gibson GON So. 3.83 Edit Pakay LMU Jr. 3.20 Laura Beam PEP Sr. 3.40 Monica Keyes PEP So. 3.60 Jessica Newton POR Jr. 3.37 Allegra Porter SMC So. 3.42 Kim Croswell USD So. 3.23 Laura Danner-Biard USF Sr. 3.36 Marcia Cole USF Jr. 3.87 Milena Basile SCU So. 3.75

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Claire Whitfield GON Jr. 3.71 Allison Marra LMU Sr. 3.71 Amanda Shellenberger LMU Sr. 3.83 Susan Palmer PEP Jr. 3.24 Imani Dorsey POR So. 3.84 Emily Patterson POR Jr. 3.62 Lindsay Smart POR Sr. 3.77 Jennifer Belzer SMC So. 3.66 Shauna Rech SMC So. 3.58 Aly Wagner SCU Jr. 3.60 Danielle Slaton SCU Sr. 3.71

VOLLEYBALL
Natasha Kozen GON So. 3.27 Laura Gustorf LMU Jr. 3.72 Paola Rodriguez PEP Jr. 3.67 Stacy Rowenhorst PEP Jr. 3.53 Anna Abatzoglou POR Jr. 3.23 Rebecca Wood SMC So. 3.63 Teresa Russell USF Jr. 3.52 Amanda Willnerd USF Sr. 3.37 Becky Potter SCU So. 3.35 Chrissy Hirsch SCU Jr. 3.43

MEN'S SOCCER
Connor Quinn GON Jr. 3.72 Zach Scott GON Sr. 3.29 Jeff Kovar LMU Sr. 3.85 Nate Jaqua POR So. 3.23 Isacc Vandenburg POR Sr. 3.27 Alex Avina SMC Sr. 3.80 Tyler Conley USD Jr. 3.82 Kellen Hirito USD So. 3.47 Josh Hansen USF So. 3.27 Gerard Hylkema USF Sr. 3.35 Rusty Johnson SCU Sr. 3.66
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