Mildes and Thurston Named Academic All-Conference

Oct. 28, 2016

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Gonzaga women's cross country runners, Jessica Mildes and Jordan Thurston, were both named Academic All-West Coast Conference Thursday.

Mildes and Thurston were selected to the All-Academic team, while Katy Culver and Julie Henling were tabbed honorable mention. Ian Goldizen and Jerry Sicalo were in the men's honorable mention list.

Mildes makes her second consecutive appearance on the first team this season. All told, 35 nominated women's cross country student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.50 or better, 25 of which recorded a mark of 3.75 or higher. An unprecedented five WCC student-athletes posted a perfect 4.00 GPA, including Mildes.

Mildes, an accounting major, started the season with an 11th place finish at the Clash of the Inland Northwest, followed by fifth place finish at Montana Invitational. She placed 40th at the Pre-Nationals.

Thurston boasts a 3.97 GPA in accounting. She won the first three races of the season and came in sixth at the Pre-Nationals in Indiana. She started the season by breaking the program 4,000-meter course record at the Clash of the Inland Northwest. Thurston was honorable mention Academic All-WCC last year.

Henling was Academic All-Conference last season, and has a 3.97 GPA this year. The English major, opened the season with three top-20 finishes, and ran a 23:13.4 at the Pre-Nationals in Indiana. Culver, an economics major, has 3.45 GPA. She placed 11th at the Gonzaga-Idaho Dual and 10th at the Montana Invitational.

On the men's side, Goldizen has a 3.46 GPA as a business administration major. He placed eighth at the Inland Empire Championships with a time of 24:48, and 14th at the Montana Invitational. Sicalo came in ninth at the Gonzaga-Idaho dual, and finished in the top-25 at the Montana Invitational. He is a biology major with a 3.32 GPA.

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.

The GU women and men are at the West Coast Conference Championships in San Diego, Calif. The women's race begins at 10 a.m., followed by the men's race at 11. Live video and results will be available on GoZags.com.

2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Name

School

Class

GPA

Major

Alice Jensen

BYU

So.

3.93

Chemistry

Parkes Kendrick

Portland

Jr.

4.00

Mathematics

Lauren LaRocco

Portland

Jr.

3.63

Mechanical Engineering

Anne Luijten

Portland

Sr.

3.98

Sociology

*Jessica Mildes

Gonzaga

Sr.

4.00

Accounting

Weronika Pyzik

San Francisco

So.

4.00

Undeclared Business

Tatjana Schulte

San Francisco

So.

4.00

International Business

Charlotte Taylor

San Francisco

Grad.

4.00

International Development Economics (Master’s)

Jordan Thurston

Gonzaga

Jr.

3.97

Accounting

Laura Young

BYU

Jr.

3.69

Human Development

 
2016 WCC WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Erika Birk-Jarvis, BYU; Abby Bolt, Saint Mary’s; Elena Burkard, San Francisco; Kelsey Braithewaite, BYU; Mary Carino, Loyola Marymount; Christine Cremer, Santa Clara; Katy Culver, Gonzaga; Kayla de Bondt, Loyola Marymount; Anne Farello, Portland; Jamie Ferris, Santa Clara; Elise Froebe, Olivia Gonzalez, San Diego; Julia Green, Santa Clara; Pepperdine; Julie Henling, Gonzaga; Sarah Kapple, San Diego; Kaitlyn Kuehn, Santa Clara; Myra Lakdawala, Pacific; Frederique Latraverse, San Francisco; Grace McConnochie, Portland; Bevin McCullough, Santa Clara; Karen Mac, Santa Clara; Allison Martinez, Santa Clara; Sam Mattice, San Diego; Camille Morales, San Diego; Kelsey Nielsen, San Francisco; Daryl Phill, San Francisco; Taryn Rawlings, Portland; Marisa Rudolph, Santa Clara; Simona Santi, Pepperdine; Haley Silva, Pacific; Amanda Stark, Pepperdine; Ali Teliha, Saint Mary’s; Mary Tenuta, San Diego; Lindsey Tompkins, Portland; Madelyn Vorgitch, Loyola Marymount; Ashleigh Warner, BYU; Julia Wood, Santa Clara
 
 
2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Name

School

Class

GPA

Major

*Mohamed Aziz

San Francisco

Jr.

3.44

Architecture & Community Design

Joshua Bland

Portland

So.

3.73

Mechanical Engineering

Benjamin Davis

Loyola Marymount

So.

4.00

Computer Science

**Ben Fox

Pepperdine

Sr.

3.59

Physics

*Timo Goehler

Portland

Sr.

3.78

Finance

Ryan Greenough

Santa Clara

Sr.

3.92

Mechanical Engineering

Nick Heath

Pepperdine

So.

3.96

Pre-Business Administration

Alex Short

San Francisco

Grad.

3.60

Economics (Master’s)

Josh Spooner

Saint Mary’s

Sr.

3.93

Environmental Science

Clayton Young

BYU

So.

3.82

Mechanical Engineering

 
2016 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Nick Blanchard, Pepperdine; Wilder Boyden, Santa Clara; Mitchell Briggs, BYU; Aaron Brumbaugh, Santa Clara; Liam Burke, San Diego; Daniel Carney, BYU; Alex Dillard, Portland; Ryan Driscoll, San Francisco; Ian Goldizen, Gonzaga; Said Guermali, Portland; Samir Habash, Saint Mary’s; Erik Harris, BYU; T.J. Hodges, San Diego; Mason Labadie, Saint Mary’s; Caleb McClain, San Francisco; Noah McDermott, Saint Mary’s; Andrew Melendez, Santa Clara; John O’Hagan, Santa Clara; Koby Pederson, Loyola Marymount; Max Pedrotti, San Diego; Jack Polerecky, Loyola Marymount; Brynn Sargent, Santa Clara; Jeremy Sicalo, Gonzaga; Noah Westfall, Santa Clara

 

 

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