Helm Named Academic All-West Coast Conference

Nov. 22, 2017

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Gonzaga women's soccer's Tianna Helm was selected to the West Coast Conference's All-Academic Team the league announced Wednesday. Madeline Gotta, India Jencks, Jodi Ulkekul and Sophia Viviano were named to the conference's honorable mention list.

Helm, who boasts a 3.75 GPA, started all 19 games this season. She recorded an assist during her senior campaign. The accounting major was tabbed honorable mention Academic All-WCC last season.

Gotta tied for fourth in the conference with five assists in her sophomore season. She added four goals and was fourth on the team with 13 points. Her five assists rank eighth in program history for most in a single season. Gotta owns a 3.47 GPA.

Jencks has a 3.35 GPA. She scored a team-high nine goals, the most by a Bulldog since Nanda McCormick found the back of the net nine times in 2005. Jencks' nine goals is tied for fifth in GU history for most goals in a single season. She added two assists and finished with 20 points, which ranks sixth in program history and fifth in the WCC this season. The redshirt sophomore took 57 shots in 2017, the seventh-most in GU history.

Ulkekul started all 19 games this season, recording four assists and scoring a goal. The junior has a 3.48 GPA and is a Physical Education major. Viviano was third in the WCC with five assists, fourth with 21 points and sixth with eight goals. The sociology major boasts a 3.36 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.

This season, the Zags reached the 10-win plateau for the first time since 2007. It was only the sixth time in program history that GU reached double-digit wins a season. The Bulldogs had the best start to a season in program history this year, and broke several team records.

Gonzaga scored the most goals (39), made the most assists (30), totaled the most points (108) and took the most shots (312) in a single season in program history in 2017.

Name School Class GPA Major
Gudrun Arnardottir   Santa Clara            Jr.         3.75 Economics
Kendall Bietsch         Pacific                    Jr.                3.97            Health, Exercise and Sport Science
Hannah Diaz                   Saint Mary’s             Sr.               3.54            Politics
Sonja Giraud                 San Francisco           Sr.               3.54            International Business
Tianna Helm  Gonzaga                   Sr.                3.75            Accounting
Rachel Lusby              Portland                 Jr.                3.58            Business
Bizzy Bowen Phillips       Brigham Young       Sr.                3.89            Business Marketing
Mason Summer           San Diego                 Jr.                3.58            Undeclared
Emma Tynauer            Loyola Marymount   R-Jr.              3.88            Biology
Kat Uhl                         Santa Clara                  Sr.                3.92            Business
Bri Visalli                  Pepperdine                 Sr.                3.81            Economics
Sigrid Aas, Pacific; Hailai Arghandiwal, Santa Clara; Ashley Arnett, Pacific; Taylor Ayers, Pacific; Julia Beck, Pacific; Lizzy Braby, BYU; Kelley Carusa, San Diego; Katelyn Chandler, Pacific; Shelby Cormier, Loyola Marymount; Jaylen Crim, Saint Mary’s; Jordyn Cunningham, Saint Mary’s; Lucy Davidson, Portland; Anyssa Dominguez, Saint Mary’s; Jackie Dutton, Saint Mary’s; Jasmine Edwards, Saint Mary’s; Jill Farley, Loyola Marymount; Elise Flake, BYU; Jessica Fogel, Pacific; Madeline Gotta, Gonzaga; Hannah Griffiths Boston, Portland; Kimberly Hazlett, Portland; Meghan Healy, Pepperdine; Regan Heslop, Pacific; Alex Hussar, Pacific; India Jencks, Gonzaga; Natalie Kennedy, Santa Clara; Abby King, San Diego; Valerie LaForge, Saint Mary’s; Loren Landrus, Pacific; Melissa Lewis, Loyola Marymount; Melissa Lowder, Santa clara; Izzie Lueken, San Francisco; Desiree Major, San Francisco; Maddy Marotta, San Diego; Courtney Merrill, Pepperdine; Natalie Muth, Portland; Stephanie Ney, BYU; Ally Ocon, San Diego; Anna Parker, Saint Mary’s; Kellie Peay, Santa Clara; Brielle Preece, Pepperdine; Delaney Baie Pridham, Santa Clara; Larkin Russell, Portland; Sophie Santos, Saint Mary’s; Heather Seybert, Saint Mary’s; Madie Siddoway, BYU; Autumn Smithers, San Francisco; Brittain Steiner, BYU; Emily Tanaka, Pepperdine; Hannah Terry, Pacific; Jodi Ulkekul, Gonzaga; Ariel Viera, Portland; Sophia Viviano, Gonzaga; Halle Walls, San Diego; Mary Witkowski, Pacific; Kaycie Young, Portland; Brooke Zenner, Pepperdine 



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