Jones Keeps Up To Lead Men's Track All-Academic Team
A perfect 4.00 as a double major in bsuiness and mathematics, Jones (left) was a GNAC Championships placer outdoors in the 5,000 and indoors in the mile. Photo by Gary Breedlove.
A perfect 4.00 as a double major in bsuiness and mathematics, Jones (left) was a GNAC Championships placer outdoors in the 5,000 and indoors in the mile. Photo by Gary Breedlove.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – Not only is Western Oregon senior Tyler Jones fast, but he has an exceptional record in the classroom.

One of two honorees with a 4.00 cumulative grade point average, Jones lead 87 student-athletes named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference 2018-19 Men’s Track and Field All-Academic Team.

Jones has that 4.00 GPA as a double major in business and mathematics. On the track, Jones finished sixth in the 5,000 meters at last week’s GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships and finished the year with a lifetime best time at the distance of 14:32.10, run at the Mike Fanelli Classic in March. Jones also finished seventh in the mile at February’s GNAC Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Concordia senior Robert Kochis is the other 4.00 GPA performer, picking up the perfect average as a student in Concordia’s Master’s of Education Program.

Of the 87 honorees, 16 own grade point averages of 3.7 or higher. A total of 35 honorees are repeat selections while 12 have been named to the team for the third time.

Joining Jones as a three-time All-Academic honoree is Central Washington seniors Taryk Boyd and Ryan Gunther; Montana State Billings seniors Brady Ostermiller and Kaelen Shay; Northwest Nazarene senior Nick Hamilton; Saint Martin’s seniors Levi Schilter and Andrew Walter; Seattle Pacific senior Jesse Phan and Western Washington seniors Alex Barry, Isaac Derline and Kyler Sager.

Western Washington leads all schools with 18 All-Academic selections. Central Washington finished with 17 selections while Concordia had 13.

Selections to the GNAC All-Academic Teams must be of sophomore standing or greater, have a 3.20 cumulative grade point average or better and be in their second season of competition at the nominating institution. The Track and Field All-Academic Team includes student-athletes from both the indoor and outdoor seasons.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Chris Brake Geomatics Jr. 3.25 Nelson, New Zealand
Edwin Kangogo Management Information Systems/ Sr. 3.52 Eldoret, Kenya
Felix Kemboi Pre-Major Nursing Science So. 3.62 Eldoret, Kenya
* David Sramek Journalism & Public Communications Management Jr. 3.71 Klatovy, Czech Republic
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Trevor Allen Undeclared So. 3.77 Lake Stevens, Wash.
Angus Beaton Undeclared So. 3.44 Olympia, Wash.
*+ Taryk Boyd Health Professions Sr. 3.56 Camas, Wash.
Bryan Cadena Health Professions Sr. 3.26 Chelan, Wash.
* Daniel Calderon Business Jr. 3.43 Tacoma, Wash.
Matthew Conrardy Visual & Performing Arts Jr. 3.85 Sutter Creek, Calif.
Michael Forster Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Studies Sr. 3.29 Arlington, Wash.
Rajesh Gill Undeclared So. 3.75 Federal Way, Wash.
*+ Ryan Gunther Transportation & Materials Moving Sr. 3.54 Camas, Wash.
Harrison Horwath Undeclared So. 3.97 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Hanson Lee Communciation, Journalism & Related Programs Sr. 3.33 Ballard, Wash.
Riley Maier Education Sr. 3.20 Selah, Wash.
Garret Steuk Health Professions Sr. 3.23 Gig Harbor, Wash.
* Alberto Tafoya Psychology Jr. 3.34 Quincy, Wash.
Ethan Tonder Undeclared So. 3.39 Vancouver, Wash.
Blake Trujillo Theology & Religious Vocations Jr. 3.55 Silverdale, Wash.
* Justin Wendling Biological & Biomedical Studies Sr. 3.87 Chehalis, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Robert Bierly Chemistry Jr. 3.43 Boring, Ore.
* Caleb Bridge Business Jr. 3.39 Ocean Shores, Wash.
* Adam Brown Nursing Jr. 3.91 Portland, Ore.
* Giovanni Brown Education Sr. 3.54 Erie, Pa.
Easton Christensen Business Sr. 3.51 Oregon City, Ore.
* Joe Denniston Psychology Jr. 3.77 Portland, Ore.
* Brett Elder Exercise & Sports Science Jr. 3.29 Cloverdale, Ore.
* Josh Koch Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.47 Dayton, Nev.
Robert Kochis Master’s of Education (Secondary) Sr. 4.00 Yuma, Ariz.
* Judd Lewis Accounting Sr. 3.68 Wenatchee, Wash.
Jose Macias Marketing Sr. 3.51 Hermiston, Ore.
* Matthew Schweitz Nursing Sr. 3.31 Milwaukie, Ore.
Peter Seifert Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.42 Sangerhausen, Germany
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Beau Ackerman Business Administration: Management Sr. 3.23 Glendive, Mont.
Isaiah Girard Art Education Jr. 3.21 Dillon, Mont.
*+ Brady Ostermiller Process Plant Technology Sr. 3.77 Shepherd, Mont.
Mason Schram Health & Human Performance: Teaching Sr. 3.41 Gardiner, Mont.
*+ Kaelen Shay Business Administration: Accounting Sr. 3.64 Billings, Mont.
Ronald Venema Special Education Jr. 3.24 Pinesdale, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Ryan Abdalla Financial Economics So. 3.22 Duvall, Wash.
Grant Brookover Engineering So. 3.51 Addy, Wash.
*+ Nick Hamilton Computer Science Sr. 3.33 Caldwell, Idaho
Blake Johanson Computer Science So. 3.57 Nampa, Idaho
* Isaiah Kahut Pre-Physical Therapy Jr. 3.39 Vancouver, Wash.
Levi Lewis Christian Ministry Jr. 3.87 Ontario, Ore.
Dakota Tidwell Recreation Sports Management So. 3.61 South Jordan, Utah
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Zachary Anguay Business Administration Jr. 3.24 Wailuku, Hawaii
Miguel De LaMalena Mathematics & Mechanical Engineering So. 3.65 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Levi Schilter Mechanical Engineering Sr. 3.32 Lacey, Wash.
Guillaume Tabary Political Science So. 3.60 Kailua, Hawaii
*+ Andrew Walter Business Administration Sr. 3.40 Fairbanks, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Davis Flintoff Mechanical Engineering So. 3.28 Vancouver, Wash.
Elius Graff Computer Engineering So. 3.63 Portland, Ore.
*+ Jesse Phan Business Administration Sr. 3.67 Bellingham, Wash.
Christian Wong Exercise Science Jr. 3.31 Renton, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Aaron Ahl Biomedical Physiology So. 3.32 Calgary, Alta.
*+# Ben Conrad Computing Science Sr. 3.87 Bridgewater, N.S.
* Rowan Doherty Behavioral Neuroscience Jr. 3.42 West Vancouver, B.C.
* Nathan Mah Kinesiology Jr. 3.27 Burnaby, B.C.
Zackary Kuzyk Kinesiology So. 3.32 Maple Ridge, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Codi Blodgett Business Sr. 3.87 Clatskanie, Ore.
Mont Child Criminal Justice So. 3.57 Molalla, Ore.
Neal Cranston History So. 3.58 Canby, Ore.
* Justin Crosswhite Business Jr. 3.59 Hood River, Ore.
* Sawyer Heckard Exercise Science Jr. 3.38 Coos Bay, Ore.
*+ Tyler Jones Business/Mathematics Sr. 4.00 Bend, Ore.
Zach Kanelis Business Sr. 3.66 Camas, Wash.
* Parker Marson Exercise Science Sr. 3.26 Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Alex Barry Kinesiology Sr. 3.52 Sequim, Wash.
Sonny Chhim Kinesiology So. 3.34 Kelso, Wash.
* Dario Cirlincione Chemistry Jr. 3.42 Renton, Wash.
Liam Cossette Manufacturing & Supply Chain Mgt. Jr. 3.34 Spokane, Wash.
Costel David Business Administration Jr. 3.43 Vancouver, Wash.
Garrett Davies Computer Science So. 3.40 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Isaac Derline Community Health Sr. 3.42 Kent, Wash.
Angelo Fernandez Kinesiology So. 3.56 Kent, Wash.
Macauley Franks Electrical Engineering So. 3.72 Lake Forest Park, Wash.
Eric Hamel Manufacturing & Supply Chain Mgt. Jr. 3.24 Enumclaw, Wash.
Colton Hoggarth Psychology Jr. 3.22 Yakima, Wash.
Avery Lux Financial Economics So. 3.63 Fort Collins, Colo.
Cyrus McAllister Undeclared So. 3.66 Shoreline, Wash.
Porter McMichael Anthropology/Biology So. 3.40 Richland, Wash.
*+ Kyler Sager Business Administration Sr. 3.73 Snohomish, Wash.
Myles Smith Secondary Education So. 3.58 Puyallup, Wash.
Tupre Wickliff Kinesiology Sr. 3.49 Vancouver, Wash.
Jesse Wiley Biology So. 3.44 Parkdale, Ore.
* - 2017-18 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2016-17 All-Academic Selection
# - 2015-16 All-Academic Selection
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