Spring Academic All-WAC teams feature 53 Wolverines

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June 30, 2014

2014 Spring Academic All-WAC Teams

DENVER --The Western Athletic Conference has announced the 2014 academic all-conference teams for the sports of baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's outdoor track and field -- a list that features 53 Utah Valley University student-athletes. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.

A total of 308 spring student-athletes were named to the list. Of UVU's 53 representatives, 17 hailed from men's outdoor track and field and another 11 came from the women's track and field program. Ten members of Wolverine baseball made the list, as did seven student-athletes from softball -- the 2014 WAC Tournament champions. Finally, four members from both UVU men's and women's golf received the all-academic team honor.

"I could not be more proud of the outstanding commitment in the classroom our student-athletes have demonstrated this spring and throughout the academic year," said Vince Otoupal, Utah Valley Director of Athletics. "We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of athletic success over the spring season, but that success becomes all the more gratifying when viewed alongside the continued academic achievement of these young men and women."

With the 2013-14 academic year now completed, 342 true freshmen and transfers were added to the All-WAC Academic team to bring the total of student-athletes recognized to 650. Forty-three Wolverine newcomers from all 14 UVU and WAC sponsored varsity sports appeared on that list. Including the 14 Wolverine wrestlers that were named to the Western Wrestling Conference All-Academic team, the grand total of UVU all-academic performers comes to 169 for the 2013-14 athletic year.

"To see over half of our total Wolverine student-athletes achieve all-academic status is outstanding," Otoupal continued. "We have not fallen short in our commitment to and pursuit of the Wolverine Way."

UVU Representatives on the 2014 Spring Academic All-WAC Teams

BASEBALL
Danny Beddes, So.
Greyson Bogden, So.
Ryan Evans, Sr.
Andrew Freter, Sr.
Beau Kallas, So.
Devin Nelson, Sr.
Braden Poole, Jr.
Seth Rhineer, So.
Kyle Valgardson, So.
Riley White, Sr.

SOFTBALL
Kelli Fox, Jr.
Megan Peay, Jr.
Dara Rahm, Sr.
Amanda Robinson, Sr.
Erin Romero, Jr.
Morgan Summers, So.
Josi Summers, Sr.

MEN'S GOLF
Noah Cook, So.
Michael Dart, Jr.
Corey Eccles, So.
Brayden Eriksen, Jr.

WOMEN'S GOLF
Hannah Herman, Jr.
Heather Mathison, Jr.
Kimberly Nyhus, So.
Brooke Whittaker, Jr.

MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Levi Ball, Jr.
Presten Beatty, So.
Chris Brower, So.
Tanner Brown, So.
Macy Butterfield, Sr.
Chris Dorton, Sr.
Mike Fogt, So.
Seth Gutzwiller, So.
Gary Hatch, So.
Mike Keith, So.
Jason Lynch, So.
Michael McPherson, Jr.
Scott Moake, So.
Trac Norris, So.
Logan Rusch, So.
Trevor Sharp, Jr.
Carson Van Wagoner, So.

WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Lindsey Bryant, Jr.
Gately Garnett, So.
Taylor Gomez, Jr.
Celeste Gutzman, So.
Bridget Hazel, So.
Brooke Hodson-Davies, Sr.
Jessica Lingwall, Jr.
Wendy Peterson, Jr.
Autumn Robertson, Sr.
Latoya Shaw, Sr.
McKenzie Snyder, So.

FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS

BASEBALL
Eric Olguin, Fr.
Patrick Wolfe, Fr.
Cam Zollinger, So.

SOFTBALL
Kelsey Lawton, Fr.
Bailey Moore, Fr.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Brenden Evans, Jr.
Hayes Garrity, So.
Chad Ross, Jr.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Ashley Baugh, Fr.
Rebecca MaWhinney, Fr.
Rhaiah Spooner-Knight, Fr.
Makaily Worthington, Fr.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Maddie Riggs, Fr.

WOMEN'S GOLF
Monica Yeates, Fr.

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Taylor Kirk, Fr.
Melanie Ostler, Fr.
Sara Ranck, Fr.

MEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Jacob Peterson, So.
Brandon Smart, Fr.
Drake Walker, Fr.

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Caity Beddes, Fr.
Emma Graves, Fr.
Emily Krout, Fr.
Corrie Lamoreaux, Fr.
Samantha Reeves, Fr.
Maddie Riggs, Fr.
Rebecca Sainsbury, Fr.
Mindy Stapel, Fr.
Camille Tew, Fr.

MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Jacob Peterson, So.
Brandon Smart, Fr.

WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Caity Beddes, Fr.
Emma Graves, Fr.
Savannah Heywood, Fr.
Emily Krout, Fr.
Corrie Lamoreaux, Fr.
Samantha Reeves, Fr.
Maddie Riggs, Fr.
Rebecca Sainsbury, Fr.
Mindy Stapel, Fr.
Camille Tew, Fr.

VOLLEYBALL
Jen Hardman, Jr.
Kelcee Munk, Fr.

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