36 T-Birds Earns All-Academic Honors

The Big Sky Conference announced their 2019 Winter Big Sky All-Academic Team on Thursday, and 36 Thunderbird student-athletes from the men’s and women’s basketball and track & field teams were honored with the designation.

“I’d like to congratulate our basketball and track & field student-athletes for their hard work and dedication to academic success,” said Big Sky Commissioner Tom Wistrcill. “Our student-athletes continue to achieve greatness in their respective sport, as well as in the classroom. I’m proud to see our student-athletes shine at a high level.”

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) Participated in at least half of the team’s competitions. In track & field student-athlete competed at the indoor conference championships. 2) Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at the conclusion of the most recently completed term. 3) Completed at least one academic term at his/her current Big Sky institution.

The league had a total of 487 student-athletes recognized for the winter season, the third-most in league history. It was the fifth straight year with 400 or more honorees. There were 314 student-athletes that registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, while 41 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA. Men’s basketball set a new high of 37 student-athletes earning all-academic accolades.

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Southern Utah Winter All-Academic Team

Men’s Basketball

Maizen Fausett

Freshman

Undeclared

Dre Marin

Sophomore

PE Teaching/Coaching

Women’s Basketball

Kiana Thomas

Junior

Nursing

Peyton Shepherd

Freshman

Exercise Science

Rebecca Cardenas

Junior

Communication

Jessica Chatman

Sophomore

Elementary Education

Ashley Larsen

Junior

Finance

Megan Kamps

Sophomore

PE Teaching/Coaching

Harley Hansen

Junior

PE Teaching/Coaching

Geassy Germano

Freshman

Criminal Justice

Breanu Reid

Senior

Exercise Science

Men’s Indoor T&F

Jordan Porcaro

Junior

Exercise Science

Bryan Pearson

Sophomore

Biology

Cannon Brunsvik

Senior

Biology

Jacob Francis

Sophomore

PE Teaching/Coaching

Max Spence

Sophomore

Exercise Science

Marcus Hastings

Senior

Criminal Justice

Nate Osterstock

Sophomore

Exercise Science

Mark Bennett

Senior

Economics

Sean Newcomb

Junior

Exercise Science

Brandan Harley

Senior

Family Life & Human Development

Kasey Knevelbaard

Junior

Exercise Science

Oman Gatoloai

Senior

Criminal Justice

Women’s Indoor T&F

Angie Nickerson

Senior

Public Administration

Laura Kehr

Senior

Athletic Training

Morgan Porcaro

Senior

Exercise Science

Destiny Tolliver

Freshman

Psychology

Samantha Taylor

Sophomore

Accounting

Camille Palmer

Freshman

Psychology

Emily Wilson

Junior

Exercise Science

Emma Aldred

Freshman

Psychology

Jentry Skidmore

Sophomore

Exercise Science

Linnea Saltz

Junior

Philosophy

Kassandra Neiwert

Junior

Communication

Elize Larsen

Sophomore

Biology

Madison Fruchey

Sophomore

English

Story and Photography Courtesy of: SUU Athletics Strategic Communication

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