53 Named To GNAC Basketball Academic Team

Thursday, February 28, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. - A total of 53 student-athletes, including 30 women and 23 men, have been named to the 2012-13 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Basketball Academic all-conference team.

Among the women, Annie DePuydt of Montana State Billings and Suzanna Ohlsen of Seattle Pacific have the Top GPAs with perfect 4.00 marks.  Heather Adams of Northwest Nazarene has the top GPAs among seniors with a 3.90 average.

Among the men, Riley Stockton of Seattle Pacific, with a 3.92 GPA,  has the top grade point. Liam Gibcus of Alaska Anchorage with  a 3.80 GPA, is the pacesetter among seniors.

Seattle Pacific placed the most players on the academic teams with a total of nine (five men and four women).  Montana State Billings (1 man, 7 women) and Saint Martin's (6 men, 2 women) each had eight academic all-conference performers.

Ten players - Gibcus and Alysa Horn of Alaska Anchorage, Heather Adams of Northwest Nazarene, Brady Bomber and Roger O'Neill of Saint Martin's, Scott Morse and Rachel Murry of Seattle Pacific, Kristina Collins of Simon Fraser, and Chris Mitchell and Corinn Waltrip of Western Washington - made the team for the third year in a row.

A total of 11 players - four men and seven women - earned their second academic all-conference selection.

To be eligible for the academic team, student-athletes must earn a letter, have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 and be completing at least their second year of eligibility at their university. 


**Liam Gibcus, UAA (Civil Engineering, Sr., 3.80, Lysterfield, Australia)
*Kyle Fossman, UAA (Accounting, Jr., 3.50, Haines, AK)
Chris Weitzel, UAA (Business Management, Sr., 3.23, Gresham, OR)
Stefan Tica, UAF (Business Administration, Jr., 3.83, Belgrade, Serbia)
Zach Ngawaka, UAF (History, Sr., 3.78, Keysborough, Australia)
Sergej Pucar, UAF (Business Administration, Jr., 3.53, Belgrade, Serbia)
Jordan Starr, CWU (Physical Education & School Health, Sr., 3.48, Yakima, WA)
Jordan Coby, CWU (Exercise Science, Sr., 3.31, Tacoma, WA)
*Robby Trabing, MSUB (Environmental Studies, Jr., 3.42,   Buffalo, WY)
Jonathan Hawkins, NNU (Christian Ministries, Sr., 3.20, Phoenix, AZ)
**Brady Bomber, SMU (Business Administration, Sr., 3.62, Lynden, WA)
Will Bond, SMU (Finance and Management, So., 3.58, Troutdale, OR)
Garrett Stoney, SMU (Accounting, So., 3.42, Elma, WA)
*Kyle Karnofski, SMU (English, Jr., 3.36, Castle Rock, WA)
Brad Norman, SMU (Biology, Jr., 3.36, Eatonville, WA)
Roger O'Neill, SMU (Business Administration, Sr., 3.30, Edmonds, WA)
Riley Stockton, SPU (Business Administration, So., 3.92, Spokane, WA)
*David Downs, SPU (Accounting, Jr., 3.82, Kirkland, WA)
Jobi Wall, SPU (Accounting, Sr., 3.77, Arvada, CO)
Ryan Todd, SPU (Business Administration, So., 3.39, Mill Creek, WA)
**Scott Morse, SPU (Physiology, Sr., 3.27, Central Point, OR)
Damien Fisher, WWU (Kinesiology: Movement Studies, Sr., 3.83, Fife, WA)
**Chris Mitchell, WWU (PE – Pre-Healthcare, Sr., 3.46, Everson, WA)


**Alysa Horn, UAA (Physical Education, Sr., 3.67, Kodiak, AK)|
*Kylie Burns, UAA (Dietetics, Jr., 3.45, Kansas City, KS)
Marissa Atoruk, UAF (Business Administration, Jr., 3.55, Kiana, AK)
Jessica VanDyke, CWU (Clinical Physiology, Jr., 3.92, Chester, MT)
Tayler Fettig, CWU (Undeclared, So., 3.58, Olympia, WA)
Courtney Johnson, CWU (Undeclared, So., 3.36, Kent, WA)
Annie DePuydt, MSUB (Business Administration, So., 4.00, Saco, MT)
*Brooke Tolman, MSUB (Biology, Sr., 3.64, Honeyville, UT)
*Bobbi Knudsen, MSUB (Biology, Jr., 3.62, Malta, MT)
Austin Hanser, MSUB (Education, Jr., 3.47, Billings, MT)
Janiel Olson, MSUB (Business Administration, So., 3.43, Billings, MT)
Quinn Peoples, MSUB (Elementary Education, So., 3.38, Butte, MT)
Kayleen Goggins, MSUB (Elementary Education, So., 3.32, Shepherd, MT)
**Heather Adams, NNU (Biology, Sr., 3.90, Boise, ID)
*Leslie Warwick, NNU (Athletic Training, Jr., 3.41, Boise, ID)
Megan Hingston, NNU (Business Administration, Jr., 3.21, Keizer, OR)
Jori Skorpik, SMU (Math, So., 3.39, Kennewick, WA)
Britanie Lining, SMU (Biology, Jr., 3.33, Lacey, WA)
Suzanna Ohlsen, SPU (Biochemistry, So., 4.00. Monroe, WA)
**Rachel Murray, SPU (Psychology, Sr., 3.85, Eglington, New South Wales, Australia)
*Katie Benson, SPU (Communications, Jr., 3.69, Snohomish, WA)
*Michelle Teng, SPU (Accounting, Sr., 3.67, Bellevue, WA)
**Kristina Collins, SFU (Biomedical Physiology, Sr., 3.70, Port Coquitlam, BC)
Kaitlyn Lowen, SFU (Bachelor of Arts, So., 3.39, Lethbridge, AB)
Kia Van Laare, SFU (Kinesilogy, Jr., 3.27, New Westminster, BC)
*Melissa Fowler, WOU (Biology, Jr., 3.44, Canby, OR)
Dana Goularte, WOU (Business, So., 3.25, Port Richard, WA)
Amber Reade, WOU (Biology, So., 3.23, Phoenix, AZ)
Brandi Benner, WWU (Kinesiology: Health & Fitness, Jr., 3.67, Lynden, WA)
**Corinn Waltrip, WWU (Psychology, Sr., 3.63, Tigard, OR)

**Two-time repeater  *Repeater