25 Players Earn Baseball Academic Honors
Ethan Sterkel of Central Washington is one of six repeaters from last's academic team.
Ethan Sterkel of Central Washington is one of six repeaters from last's academic team.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore.  – Twenty-five student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Baseball Academic all-conference team.

Tyler Marsh of Northwest Nazarene  heads up  the academic team with a 3.80 GPA.  He is a mechanical engineering major from Boise. 

Six players are repeaters from last year – Kasey Bielec and Ethan Sterkel of Central Washington; Brady Muller of Montana State Billings; Kaleb DeHaas of Northwest Nazarene, and Spencer Dodd, Travis Shaw, Chandler Tracy and Stephen Mahnken of Saint Martin’s.  Dodd was selected to the team for the third year in a row.

Saint Martin’s placed the most players on the academic team with seven.  Montana State Billings and Central Washington placed six players each on the academic team.  Northwest Nazarene earned four spots.  Western Oregon had two.

2014 GNAC Baseball Academic All-Conference Team
Eric Tinnell, CWU (Business Administration, Sr., 3.76, Ephrata, WA)
*Kasey Bielec, CWU (Exercise Science, Jr., 3.57, Port Orchard, WA)
Willie Davies, CWU (Exercise Science, Sr., 3.45, Shoreline, WA)
Scott Stone, CWU (Exercise Science, Sr., 3.44, Corvallis, OR)
*Ethan Sterkel, CWU (Special Education, Sr., 3.32, Ellensburg, WA)
Stuart Fewel, CWU (Exercise Science, Sr., 3.23, Portland, OR)
Lee Busto, MSUB (Business Administration – Management, Jr., 3.61, Littleton, CO)
Blake Loran, MSUB (Business Administration – Accounting, Sr., 3.60, Billings, MT)
Joseph Andriolo, MSUB (Business Administration – Accounting, Sr., 3.46, Helena, MT)
Lucas Blehm, MSUB (Business Administration – Accounting, Sr., 3.45, Billings, MT)
*Brady Muller, MSUB (Business Administration - Management, Jr., 3.40, Billings, MT)
Steven DeYoung, MSUB (Elementary Education, 3.20, Sr., Missoula, MT)
Tyler Marsh, NNU (Mechanical Engineering, So., 3.80, Boise, ID)
*Kaleb DeHaas, NNU (Secondary Education, Jr., 3.50, Coeur d’Alene, ID)
Nick Bland, NNU (Kinesiology, So., 3.36, Tigard, OR)
Joshua Hatfield, NNU (Criminal Justice, So., 3.20, Meridian, ID)
**Spencer Dodd, SMU (Business Administration, Sr., 3.61, Eagle, ID)
Luke Besel, SMU (Biology, Sr., 3.56, Woodinville, WA)
*Travis Shaw, SMU (Accounting, Jr., 3.50, Mililani, HI)
*Chandler Tracy, SMU (Business Management, Jr., 3.43, Newcastle, WA)
Chris Womac, SMU (Biology, Sr., 3.30, Olympia, WA)
Nick Mailhot, SMU (Engineering, So., 3.25, Olympia, WA)
*Stephen Mahnken, SMU (Business Marketing, Jr., 3.24, Puyallup, WA)
Will Minice, WOU (Business, Sr., 3.70, Bellevue, WA)
Nathan Etheridge, WOU (Biology, So., 3.57, Grants Pass, OR)

 *Repeater   **Two-time repeater