35 UVU student-athletes named Academic All-WAC



April 9, 2014

2014 Winter Academic All-WAC Teams

DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference has announced its academic all-WAC teams for the winter of 2013-14 and 35 Utah Valley University student-athletes have been named to the honor. 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.

The winter sports of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track & field and men's and women's swimming & diving teams were included on the list.

The men's track & field team led the way for the Wolverines with 16 student-athletes making the cut. Women's track was next with nine, while men's and women's basketball each had five of their players recognized.

"These young men and women continue to embody the true definition of 'student-athlete' and represent our proud institution in tremendously positive ways through their wholesale commitment and dedication," said Utah Valley Director of Athletics Vince Otoupal. "Their noble pursuit of academic success -- congruent with the immense success they've enjoyed in the arena of competition this winter -- is commended and truly appreciated.

"It is a true accomplishment to be named among the top academic performers in this storied conference and we will continue to strive to carve a legacy in this league through such commitment to the Wolverine Way."

In all, 10 Wolverine seniors were recognized, as well as five juniors, 17 sophomores and three redshirt freshmen.

Including the fall Academic All-WAC list, Utah Valley has now seen 59 student-athletes named to all-academic teams this school year.

UVU Representatives on the 2013-14 Winter Academic All-WAC Teams

Men's Basketball
Ben Aird, Sr.
Mitch Bruneel, Jr.
Keawe Enos, Sr.
Holton Hunsaker, Sr.
Zach Nelson, RFr.

Women's Basketball
Georgia Agnew, RFr.
Whitney Jenkins, Sr.
Karlee Kartchner, RFr.
Katie Kuklok, RSo.
Kyra Prause, Sr.

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Levi Ball, Jr.
Presten Beatty, So.
Macy Butterfield, Sr.
Chris Dorton, Sr.
Mike Fogt, RSo.
Seth Gutzwiller, RSo.
Gary Hatch, So.
Mike Keith, RSo.
Jason Lynch, RSo.
Michael McPherson, Jr.
Scott Moake, RSo.
Trac Norris, RSo.
Chandler Rieske, RSo.
Logan Rusch, So.
Trevor Sharp, RSo.
Carson Van Wagoner, RSo.

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Lindsey Bryant, Jr.
Gately Garnett, So.
Celeste Gutzman, So.
Brooke Hodson-Davies, Sr.
Harley Murray, So.
Wendy Peterson, Jr.
Autumn Robertson, Sr.
Darian Sharp, So.
Jessica Wilding, Sr.