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Winslow, Concordia Lead GNAC Baseball All-Academic Team
Jared Winslow recorded a 3.91 GPA in health/human performance in his sophomore season.
Jared Winslow recorded a 3.91 GPA in health/human performance in his sophomore season.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – A total of 35 GNAC athletes were named to the 2017 GNAC All-Academic Baseball team led by Montana State Billings’ sophomore Jared Winslow with a GNAC-best 3.91 GPA in health/human performance.

Winslow is joined by his teammate Casey Merritt, who was one of two players to be named to the team for a third consecutive year and is among nine Yellowjackets to receive the honor this season.

The Cavaliers’ leader in batting average, Cole Crosby, is also among the league leaders in GPA with a 3.85, studying chemistry. Psychology major Tyler Charlton leads Concordia in GPA at 3.90.

Andrew Helmstadter from Northwest Nazarene was the other player to earn a third consecutive selection after recording a 3.46 GPA in accounting.

Reigning GNAC Pitcher of the Year Brady Miller is leading Western Oregon, not only on the mound, but also in the classroom. The business major led a group of six selections from WOU with a 3.78 GPA. He is one of three repeat selections from the Wolves’ roster, the most of any team.

Austin Feist from Saint Martin’s leads his team as a sophomore in GPA with a 3.62 in business administration. Adam Eskil received his second selection to the GNAC All-Academic Team with a 3.36 GPA in mechanical engineering.

Central Washington is represented on the team by Mackenzie Gaul, who recorded a 3.58 GPA in business administration.

To be eligible for selection, athletes must be of sophomore standing or greater, be in their second season at the nominating school and have a 3.20 GPA or better. Two athletes were selected for a third time in their careers while seven athletes received their second honor and 26 were first-time honorees.

2017 GNAC BASEBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

CENTRAL WASHINGTON        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Mackenzie Gaul Business Administration Jr. 3.58 Winlock, Wash.
         
CONCORDIA        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jake Brewer Exercise Science Sr. 3.21 Sammamish, Wash.
Tyler Charlton Psychology Jr. 3.90 Las Vegas, Nev.
* Cole Crosby Chemistry Jr. 3.85 Las Vegas, Nev.
Fisher Dodd Business So. 3.22 Portland, Ore.
Kyle Henderson Homeland Security Sr. 3.20 Portland, Ore.
Conner Jackson Education Sr. 3.65 Kirkland, Wash.
Ben Koerner Business So. 3.51 Seattle, Wash.
Henry Rondeau Business Sr. 3.27 Corvallis, Ore.
Scott Schepige Business Sr. 3.49 Dallas, Ore.
Justin Taylor Biology So. 3.52 Portland, Ore.
Isais Zerufael Exercise Science Sr. 3.86 Portland, Ore.
         
MONTANA STATE BILLINGS        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Garrett Baldry Health/Human Performance Jr. 3.28 Miles City, Mont.
* Cody Cooper Health/Human Performance Sr. 3.32 Bozeman, Mont.
* Adam Cox Criminal Justice Jr. 3.71 Encino, Calif.
Matt Dillon Health Administration So. 3.75 Billings, Mont.
Jacob Foley Environmental Studies So. 3.28 Boise, Idaho
Steen Fredrickson Marketing So. 3.84 Ashland, Ore.
*+ Casey Merritt Health/Human Performance Sr. 3.45 Twin Falls, Idaho
Zach Robinson Marketing Sr. 3.74 Cedar Falls, Utah
Jared Winslow Health/Human Performance So. 3.91 Libby, Mont.
         
NORTHWEST NAZARENE        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Blake Adkins Psychology Sr. 3.22 Cottonwood, Calif.
Coltin Brink Youth Ministry Jr. 3.22 Erie, Colo.
Ross Clevenger Financial Economics Jr. 3.30 Eagle, Idaho
*+ Andrew Helmstadter Accounting Sr. 3.46 Palm Desert, Calif.
         
SAINT MARTIN’S        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Adam Eskil Mechanical Engineering Jr. 3.36 Walla Walla, Wash.
Austin Feist Business Administration So. 3.62 Burns, Ore.
Luke Hare Business Administration So. 3.53 Tumwater, Wash.
Zachary Stephenson Criminal Justivce Jr. 3.37 Greham, Wash.
         
WESTERN OREGON        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Joey Crunkilton Interdisplinary Studies Sr. 3.31 Edgewood, Wash.
Forrest Garcia Business Sr. 3.49 Dayton, Ore.
* James Leach Exercise Science Sr. 3.43 Roseburg, Ore.
* Jay Leverett Business Jr. 3.66 Gold Bar, Wash.
* Brady Miller Business Jr. 3.78 Gilbert, Ariz.
Justin Spinner Math Jr. 3.36 Grants Pass, Ore.

* - 2016 All-Academic Selection  + - 2015 All-Academic Selection

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