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Reynolds, Nelke Lead Women's Hoop All-Academic Selections
Hannah Reynolds (left) and Ali Nelke (right) are also among 26 repeat selections to the All-Academic Team.
Hannah Reynolds (left) and Ali Nelke (right) are also among 26 repeat selections to the All-Academic Team.
Seattle Pacific's Jordan McPhee is a three-time All-Academic Team selection and carries a 3.98 GPA as a business administration major.
Seattle Pacific's Jordan McPhee is a three-time All-Academic Team selection and carries a 3.98 GPA as a business administration major.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two upperclassmen who carry 4.0 grade point averages and are key players on their respective teams lead a total of 61 selections to the 2017-18 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team.

Saint Martin’s senior guard Hannah Reynolds and Western Oregon junior forward Ali Nelke lead the squad with those 4.0 GPAs. Reynolds, who is in SMU’s Master’s of Business Administration program, has started half of the Saint’s 24 games this season. She is averaging 4.4 points and two rebounds per game and is shooting an impressive 96.8 percent from the free throw line (30-31).

Nelke, a business major, has started five of 16 games she has played in for Western Oregon this season. She is averaging 3.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game while averaging 17 minutes per game.

The pair is among 26 repeat selections to the Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team. Reynolds is among nine three-time selections to the team. Seattle Pacific’s Jordan McPhee tops the list of three-time honorees as she carries a 3.98 GPA as a business administration major. The three are joined by Central Washington’s Jasmin Edwards and Rachel Lorentson, Montana State Billings’ Alisha Breen and Lexi Prevost, Seattle Pacific’s Courtney Hollander, Lindsay Lee and Erica Pagano; and Western Oregon’s Sydney Azorr and Jasmine Miller.

Reynolds and Nelke are also among six players with a 3.9 GPA or better. They are joined by Alaska’s Kylie Wallace, Montana State Billings’ Jeanann Lemelin, Seattle Pacific’s McPhee and Western Oregon’s Natalie DeLonge.

Montana State Billings led all GNAC teams with 10 selections to the All-Academic Team, accounting over 75 percent of the team’s roster. Central Washington finished with nine selections and Western Oregon had eight selections.

To be eligible for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or higher, be in their second season competing at their current insitutions and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better.

2017-18 GNAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

ALASKA        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Lexi Carpenter Interdisciplinary Studies So. 3.55 Yakima, Wash.
Sanni Salonen Anthropology Jr. 3.28 Littoinen, Finland
Sabrina Ungaro Accounting So. 3.22 Anchorage, Alaska
Kylie Wallace Psychology So. 3.92 Petersburg, Alaska
* Marian Wamsley Psychology Jr. 3.80 Valdez, Alaska
Cassi Williams Communication Sr. 3.36 Klawock, Alaska
         
ALASKA ANCHORAGE       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Yazmeen Goo Justice So. 3.25 Daly City, Calif.
* Tara Thompson Accounting & Management Jr. 3.65 Anchorage, Alaska
         
CENTRAL WASHINGTON       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Taylor Baird Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.49 Snohomish, Wash.
*+ Jasmin Edwards Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.56 Lynnwood, Wash.
Kaelie Flores Undeclared So. 3.23 Keizer, Ore.
*+ Rachel Lorentson Accounting Sr. 3.52 Sammamish, Wash.
Anna Matz Undeclared So. 3.72 Tacoma, Wash.
* Sadie Mensing Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.76 Snohomish, Wash.
Alexis Pana Undeclared So. 3.55 Hilo, Hawaii
Taylor Shaw Undeclared So. 3.55 Oregon City, Ore.
Beverly Verduin Social Services Sr. 3.30 Seattle, Wash.
         
CONCORDIA        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Erin Higbie Marketing Jr. 3.37 Spokane, Wash.
Keesha Sarman Biology Jr. 3.40 Union, Ore.
         
MONTANA STATE BILLINGS      
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
+# Alisha Breen Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Option Sr. 3.67 Choteau, Mont.
Taylor Cunningham Health & Human Performance: Teaching Option So. 3.39 Spokane, Wash.
* Taylor Edwards Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Option Jr. 3.33 Great Falls, Mont.
* Brina Hull Biology Jr. 3.54 Colstrip, Mont.
* Rylee Kane Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Option Sr. 3.48 Red Lodge, Mont.
Jeanann Lemelin Public Relations So. 3.92 Billings, Mont.
*+ Lexi Prevost Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Option Sr. 3.53 Sidney, Mont.
+ Vanessa Stavish Mathematics – Teaching Option Jr. 3.35 Frenchtown, Mont.
Grace Weeks Elementary Education Sr. 3.75 Rapid City, S.D.
Janessa Williams Elementary Education So. 3.76 Clancy, Mont.
         
NORTHWEST NAZARENE       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Avery Albrecht Business Administration So. 3.72 La Grande, Ore.
Colette Gall Political Science Sr. 3.79 Pasco, Wash.
Kaitlyn Merritt Social Work Sr. 3.53 Twin Falls, Idaho
Maya Rodgers Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 3.45 Meridian Idaho
Lexi Tubbs Marketing Sr. 3.23 Turlock, Calif.
McKenna Walker Management Jr. 3.32 Moses Lake, Wash.
         
SAINT MARTIN’S        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Rebekah Baugh Business Administration Jr. 3.36 Poulsbo, Wash.
Elin Johansson Psychology Sr. 3.23 Gothenburg, Sweden
* Emma Kennedy Biology Jr. 3.72 Spokane, Wash.
* Mallory Kessler Accounting Jr. 3.38 Ritzville, Wash.
Lauren Lindley Psychology Sr. 3.62 Portland, Ore.
*+ Hannah Reynolds Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 4.00 Klamath Falls, Ore.
Makenna Schultz Biology So. 3.31 Lacey, Wash.
         
SEATTLE PACIFIC        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Jaylee Albert Business Administration Jr. 3.58 Hamilton, Mont.
Riley Evans Communications Jr. 3.58 Terrigal, Australia
* Julia Haining Accounting Sr. 3.71 Lynnwood, Wash.
*+ Courtney Hollander Business Administration Sr. 3.68 Lynden, Wash.
*+ Lindsay Lee Health & Fitness Education Sr. 3.50 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Jordan McPhee Business Administration Sr. 3.98 Normandy Park, Wash.
*+ Erica Pagano Business Administration Sr. 3.72 Happy Valley, Ore.
         
SIMON FRASER        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Tayler Drynan Business Administration So. 3.29 Spokane, Wash.
         
WESTERN OREGON        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Sydney Azorr Exercise Science Sr. 3.40 Clackamas, Ore.
* Kaylie Boschma Community Health Education Jr. 3.54 Tigard, Ore.
Kennedy Corrigan Biology Sr. 3.42 Richland, Wash.
* Natalie DeLonge Exercise Science Jr. 3.95 Klamath Falls, Ore.
Savannah Heugly Exercise Science Sr. 3.62 Tualatin, Ore.
*+ Jasmine Miller Business Sr. 3.72 Tualatin, Ore.
* Ali Nelke Business Jr. 4.00 Albany, Ore.
Shelby Snook Exercise Science Sr. 3.69 Roseburg, Ore.
         
WESTERN WASHINGTON       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Lexie Bland Kinesiology So. 3.49 Ellensburg, Wash.
* Amanda Lance Business Administration Jr. 3.81 Buckley, Wash.
Hannah Stipanovich Economics Sr. 3.29 St. Louis, Mo.
         

* - 2016-17 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2015-16 All-Academic Selection
# - 2014-15 All-Academic Selection

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