Football: 38 Named to GNAC Academic Team
Kicker Kelly Morgan of Western Oregon was one of seven players who earned academic honors for the third time.
Kicker Kelly Morgan of Western Oregon was one of seven players who earned academic honors for the third time.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore. - A total of 38 student-athletes – including 13 from first-year GNAC member Azusa Pacific University - have been named to the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-conference football team.

Western Oregon’s Brian Walton, a criminal justice major from Fruitland, Idaho, has the best GPA of the all-conference selectees with a 3.88 average.  Walton is one of 12 repeaters on the academic team, including 11 from last year and one – WOU’s Sherman Vercher – from 2010.

Vercher is one of seven players who earned all-academic honors for the third time.  Other three-time honorees included Joey Tivnan and Ryan Robertson of Central Washington; Cameron Greene of Dixie State; Bo Palmer of Simon Fraser, and Kelly Morgan and Michael Akins of Western Oregon.