Oh Brother, You Art Thou On The Football All-Academic Team
Andrew Tingstad (left) has a 4.00 GPA as a business administration major while Caleb Tingstad has a 3.85 GPA as an economics major.
Andrew Tingstad (left) has a 4.00 GPA as a business administration major while Caleb Tingstad has a 3.85 GPA as an economics major.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Exceptional prowess in academics and athletics often run in families. That is certainly the case with the Tingstad brothers, who lead a total of 44 selections to the 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team.

Western Oregon senior Caleb Tingstad was named to his second All-Academic Team and is one of eight Wolves’ players named to the squad. The tight end has appeared in all nine games for the Wolves this season while amassing a 3.85 cumulative grade point average as an economics major.

Humboldt State sophomore Andrew Tingstad is the only member of the All-Academic Team with a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a business administration major. One of three quarterbacks to see time for the Lumberjacks this season, Andrew has completed 34 of 68 passes for 484 yards and three touchdowns. He has also rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns.

Azusa Pacific leads all five GNAC programs with an impressive 23 selections to the All-Academic Team.

The brothers Tingstad are among 21 selections to the team with a grade point average of 3.50 or better and among eight with a 3.70 GPA or better. The squad features a total of 17 repeat selections along four three-time honorees in Azusa Pacific senior Jonah Wataru, Central Washington senior Chandler Strueli, Simon Fraser senior Ben Minaker and Western Oregon senior Andrew Weber.

Selections to the GNAC All-Academic Teams must be of sophomore standing or greater, be in their second year at the nominating school, have a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average at their current institution and be on the roster for their team the full season.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Blaine Aguiar Kinesiology Sr. 3.34 Atascadero, Calif.
Andrew Anderson Criminal Justice So. 3.21 La Mirada, Calif.
Jasaan Andrews Finance So. 3.42 Oakland, Calif.
Dylan Attridge Computer Science & Humanities So. 3.54 Upland, Calif.
* Abe Berg Business Management Jr. 3.27 Corona, Calif.
Jordan Bogardus Kinesiology So. 3.27 Eastvale, Calif.
Jerald Campbell Physcial Education So. 3.44 Lemoore, Calif.
Eric Esquer Business Management So. 3.25 Redlands, Calif.
Quentin Frazier Business Management So. 3.51 San Diego, Calif.
* Clay Garcelli Allied Health Jr. 3.29 Ontario, Calif.
Bryce Grandison Business Management Jr. 3.75 Oakland, Calif.
* Jacob Hall Engineering Sr. 3.64 Greenville, Ill.
Jason Harman Business Finance So. 3.50 Anaheim, Calif.
Caleb Johnson Business Management So. 3.40 Pasadena, Calif.
Luke Johnson Business Management So. 3.63 Pasadena, Calif.
Gavin McDaniel Business Finance Sr. 3.79 Coppell, Texas
Harrison Morgan Accounting Jr. 3.72 Murrieta, Calif.
Josh Olave Business Administration So. 3.26 San Ysidro, Calif.
Robbie Polimeni Kinesiology So. 3.23 Palm Desert, Calif.
* Lavell Thomas Communication Studies Sr. 3.25 Riverside, Calif.
* Sam VanderDussen Systems Engineering Jr. 3.72 Visalia, Calif.
*+ Jonah Wataru Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.67 Honolulu, Hawaii
* Lucas Widmer Kinesiology Jr. 3.58 Lathrop, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Luke Asbjornsen Physical Education & School Health Sr. 3.29 Graham, Wash.
Reilly Hennessey Math Education Sr. 3.42 Camas, Wash.
Will Ortner Digital Journalism So. 3.70 Vancouver, Wash.
Lucas Petersen Psychology So. 3.68 Lynden, Wash.
Sam Sanchez Undeclared So. 3.30 Poulsbo, Wash.
*+ Chandler Strueli Mechanical Engineering Sr. 3.62 Enumclaw, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Isaiah Hall Criminology & Justice Studies Jr. 3.38 Temecula, Calif.
Ryan McCombs Kinesiology Jr. 3.39 Antelope, Calif.
Jose Morales Business Administration (Management) Sr. 3.51 Santa Maria, Calif.
Clint Schalberger Computer Science Jr. 3.72 Stockton, Calif.
Andrew Tingstad Business Administration (Economics) So. 4.00 Lynnwood, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Dallas Dixon Kinesiology So. 3.24 Sherwood Park, Alta.
*+ Ben Minaker Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.25 West Kelowna, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Ty Currie Economics Jr. 3.59 Yreka, Calif.
Bo Highburger Economics Sr. 3.30 Veneta, Ore.
* Derek Parnell Business Jr. 3.35 Portland, Ore.
Jakob Pruitt Criminal Justice So. 3.60 Beaverton, Ore.
* Joey Roos Exercise Science Jr. 3.40 Albany, Ore.
Adrian Saldana Community Health Sr. 3.67 West Covina, Calif.
* Caleb Tingstad Economics Sr. 3.85 Lynnwood, Wash.
*+ Andrew Weber Biology Sr. 3.21 Vale, Ore.
* - 2017 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2016 All-Academic Selection