Wallen's Perfect 4.00 Leads Football All-Academic Team
Central Washington defensive end Drew Wallen is one of five players on the All-Academic Team with a 3.70 GPA or better.
Central Washington defensive end Drew Wallen is one of five players on the All-Academic Team with a 3.70 GPA or better.

Friday, October 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – A perfect 4.00 grade point average for Central Washington defensive back Drew Wallen leads the list of 45 selections to the 2016 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team.

Wallen, who is a business administration major, is the only 4.00 student on the squad that recognizes performers of sophomore standing or better with a 3.20 cumulative GPA or better. Wallen has played in all seven games for the Wildcats so far this season and has eight tackles on the season.

The next highest GPA is also a defensive player and one of Division II’s best. Simon Fraser linebacker Jordan Herdman earned his third selection to the All-Academic Team with a 3.90 GPA as a biomedical physiology major. Herdman set the GNAC career records for total tackles and assisted tackles earlier this season.

Herdman is one of eight players to be selected to the team three consecutive years. The list includes Azusa Pacific’s Jonathan Thropay and Ethan Zeidler; Humboldt State’s Gus Johnson and Chase Krivashei; Jordan’s brother at Simon Fraser, Justin Herdman, and Western Oregon’s Steven Etheridge and Kaleb Nelson. In all, 23 of the 45 selected to the team were repeat selections.

Wallen and Jordan Herdman lead a list of five players on the team with 3.70 GPAs or better. Central Washington’s Chandler Strueli has a 3.74 GPA as a mechanical engineering major, Simon Fraser’s Andrew Pauls has a 3.72 GPA as a biomedical physiology major and Western Oregon’s Etheridge has a 3.72 GPA as a business major.

Azusa Pacific leads GNAC teams with 17 Football All-Academic Team selections. Central Washington finished with 13 selections.

To qualify for selection to the GNAC Football All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or better, have a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA and must have competed for their nominating institution for at least one season.

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jabrion Burnside Business Management So. 3.40 San Diego, Calif.
Preston Campbell Business Management So. 3.58 Phoenix, Ariz.
* Andrew Elffers Business Management Jr. 3.33 Arcadia, Calif.
Samuela Fanua Applied Exercise Science Sr. 3.43 Milpitas, Calif.
* Haden Hobbs Accounting Jr. 3.70 Visalia, Calif.
Tevin Krall Social Work So. 3.23 Ventura, Calif.
* Hunter Malberg Applied Exercise Science Sr. 3.39 North Bend, Wash.
Rey Osuna Business Management So. 3.53 Chula Vista, Calif.
Traves-Charles Raphael Business Management Sr. 3.21 Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Royce Redira Applied Exercise Science Jr. 3.33 Marina, Calif.
Kendall Rew Finance So. 3.20 Spokane, Wash.
* Jason Schwartz Business Marketing Sr. 3.25 Santa Barbara, Calif.
Billy Tanuvasa Sociology Sr. 3.25 Corona, Calif.
*+ Jonathan Thropay Physics Sr. 3.44 Monrovia, Calif.
* Josiah Thropay Accounting Sr. 3.29 Monrovia, Calif.
Jonah Wataru Business Management So. 3.58 Honolulu, Hawaii
*+ Ethan Zeidler Communication Sr. 3.46 Plymouth, Minn.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Sean Elledge Business Administration Jr. 3.40 Monroe, Wash.
* Kevin Haynes Business Administration Jr. 3.47 Battle Ground, Wash.
Jackson Huerta Business Administration Jr. 3.36 Covington, Wash.
Jonathan Kuhn Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.57 Mercer Island, Wash.
* Tanner Lucas Construction Management Sr. 3.62 Kent, Wash.
* Brian O’Donnell Business Administration Jr. 3.32 Stanwood, Wash.
* Kyle O’Donnell Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.35 Stanwood, Wash.
Lucas Petersen Undeclared So. 3.66 Lynden, Wash.
* Justin Peterson Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.40 Marysville, Wash.
Chandler Strueli Mechanical Engineering So. 3.74 Enumclaw, Wash.
Tyler Stumph Safety/Health Management Sr. 3.23 Tacoma, Wash.
Dillon Sugg Clinical Physiology So. 3.25 Wenatchee, Wash.
Drew Wallen Business Adminstration So. 4.00 Auburn, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Alex Cappa Kinesiology (Exercise Science) Jr. 3.35 Dublin, Calif.
*+ Tracy “Gus” Johnson Kinesiology (Pre-Physical Therapy) Sr. 3.57 Reno, Nev.
*+ Chase Krivashei Kinesiology (Pre-Physical Therapy) Sr. 3.64 Corona, Calif.
* Jared Layel Communication Jr. 3.52 Redlands, Calif.
Jacob Sutton Business Administration So. 3.23 Rocklin, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Jordan Herdman Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.90 Winnipeg, Man.
*+ Justin Herdman Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.38 Winnipeg, Man.
Gabe Lopes Engineering Science So. 3.59 Camas, Wash.
Ben Minaker Biomedical Physiology So. 3.62 West Kelowna, B.C.
* Andrew Pauls Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.72 Vancouver, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Steven Etheridge Business Sr. 3.72 Grants Pass, Ore.
* Tyler Johnson Business Sr. 3.22 Eugene, Ore.
Nathan Jones Business Jr. 3.25 Scio, Ore.
*+ Kaleb Nelson Business Sr. 3.53 Port Orchard, Wash.
Andrew Weber Biology Jr. 3.68 Vale, Ore.
* - 2015 All-Academic Selection  + - 2014 All-Academic Selection   


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