Azusa Pacific Dominates Football All-Academic Team
Senior wide receiver Lucas Widmer is one of five three-time honorees on this year's team.
Senior wide receiver Lucas Widmer is one of five three-time honorees on this year's team.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – Azusa Pacific has been known for its excellence both in the classroom and on the field since joining the conference in 2012. This year, that is even more emphatic as the Cougars account for over half of the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Football All-Academic Team.

Of the 49 honorees on the squad, 25 of them are Azusa Pacific players. Selections to the team must be of sophomore standing or greater, be a letterwinner on the team, be in their second season of competition at the nominating school and hold a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average.

The Cougars’ list includes 13 repeat selections and two three-time honorees in senior wide receiver Lucas Widmer and senior defensive lineman Clay Garcelli.

A total of 20 players on the GNAC Football All-Academic Team are repeat selections. Joining Widmer and Garcelli as three-time selections are Western Oregon seniors Ty Currie, Derek Parnell and Joey Roos.

The list includes eight players who have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or better. Only one player, Western Oregon junior Drew Tingstad, owns a perfect 4.00 GPA.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Cole Anderson Physical Therapy So. 3.22 Bakersfield, Calif.
* Jasaan Andrews Finance Jr. 3.24 Oakland, Calif.
* Dylan Attridge Computer Science/Humanities Jr. 3.59 Upland, Calif.
Alex Benter Allied Health So. 3.70 Corona, Calif.
* Jordan Bogardus Kinesiology Jr. 3.20 Eastvale, Calif.
* Jerald Campbell Physcial Education Jr. 3.51 Lemoore, Calif.
Dylan Carlson Kinesiology So. 3.52 Roseville, Calif.
Dromynique Chestnut Criminal Justice Sr. 3.45 Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Luke Eggers Spports Journalism So. 3.29 Arvada, Colo.
* Eric Esquer Business Management Jr. 3.27 Redlands, Calif.
* Quentin Frazier Business Administration Jr. 3.51 San Diego, Calif.
*+ Clay Garcelli Allied Health Sr. 3.26 Ontario, Calif.
* Bryce Grandison Business Management Sr. 3.64 Oakland, Calif.
Shane Hursh Philosophy Sr. 3.43 Fairbanks, Alaska
* Caleb Johnson Business Management Jr. 3.53 Pasadena, Calif.
* Luke Johnson Business Management Jr. 3.64 Pasadena, Calif.
Tim Lee Criminal Justice Jr. 3.29 Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Michael Malepeai English So. 3.22 Waimanalo, Hawaii
* Josh Olave Business Administration Jr. 3.44 San Ysidro, Calif.
Lee Pitts Communication Jr. 3.21 Agoura Hills, Calif.
* Robbie Polimeni Kinesiology Jr. 3.21 Palm Desert, Calif.
Micah Roth Journalism So. 3.53 Temecula, Calif.
Mason Sarna Engineering So. 3.27 Palm Desert, Calif.
Dylan Tucker Kinesiology So. 3.52 Chino Hills, Calif.
*+ Lucas Widmer Kinesiology Sr. 3.33 Lathrop, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Josh Alvarez Physics Pre-Major So. 3.31 Pasco, Wash.
Isaiah Carbajal Undeclared So. 3.35 Vancouver, Wash.
Donte Hamilton Sport Management Sr. 3.46 Mission Viejo, Calif.
Christian Moore Accounting So. 3.36 Puyallup, Wash.
* Will Ortner Digital Journalism Jr. 3.61 Vancouver, Wash.
Tyson Rainwater Religious Studies So. 3.28 Lake Tapps, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Dallas Dixon Kinesiology Jr. 3.56 Sherwood Park, Alta.
Matt Duda Business Administration Sr. 3.20 Vancouver, B.C.
Aidan Pearce Global Environmental Systems So. 3.53 North Vancouver, B.C.
Tyler Wood History Sr. 3.26 Fresno, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Isaiah Abraham Economics So. 3.43 Independence, Ore.
Avery Bilensky Communication Studies So. 3.34 Oakland, Calif.
Kyle Cornett Economics So. 3.50 Bend, Ore.
*+ Ty Currie Economics Sr. 3.63 Yreka, Calif.
Kaleo Garrigan Business Jr. 3.40 Petaluma, Calif.
Andrew Gross Business Jr. 3.61 Gladstone, Ore.
Mack Little Business So. 3.35 Culver, Ore.
*+ Derek Parnell Business Sr. 3.34 Portland, Ore.
Jaylin Parnell Exercise Science So. 3.23 Medford, Ore.
* Jakob Pruitt Criminal Justice Jr. 3.25 Beaverton, Ore.
*+ Joey Roos Exercise Science Sr. 3.48 Albany, Ore.
* Drew Tingstad Economics Jr. 4.00 Edmonds, Wash.
Aaron Turner Criminal Justice Sr. 3.22 Portland, Ore.
Ryan Worthley Economics So. 3.68 Tigard, Ore.
* - 2018 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2017 All-Academic Selection