Weighty Expectations: Beaton Leads Men's T&F All-Academic
Beaton is a rare five-time All-Academic selection. He placed third in the men's hammer at last week's GNAC Outdoor Championships. Photo by Amanda Loman.
Beaton is a rare five-time All-Academic selection. He placed third in the men's hammer at last week's GNAC Outdoor Championships. Photo by Amanda Loman.

Friday, May 19, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. – He is an all-conference performer in the hammer circle but Central Washington senior Angus Beaton is quite the all-conference performer in the classroom as well.

The graduate student is a rare five-time All-Academic selection and leads a total of 91 honorees named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Track and Field All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

Beaton, who is a student in Central Washington’s graduate Information Technology & Administrative Management program, is one of four honorees with a perfect 4.0 GPA and one of 52 repeat selections to the team. Beaton earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish in the hammer at last week’s GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He also placed ninth in the shot put to help lead the Wildcats to a fourth-place team finish.

Among the 52 repeat selections to the squad are 22 three-time honorees and three four-time honorees. Among the athletes earning their fourth All-Academic selection as Montana State Billings seniors Ase Ackerman and Logan Straus and Western Washington senior Kaleb Korta.

Joining Beaton as 4.0 performers are Alaska Anchorage sophomore Coleman Nash and Northwest Nazarene sophomores Jackson Berreth and Dylan Breuer. In all, 18 honorees hold GPAs of 3.8 or higher.

Western Washington leads all GNAC programs with 16 All-Academic selections. Western Oregon finished with 13 honorees and Saint Martin’s had 12 selections.

To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, a student-athlete must be of sophomore athletic eligibility or greater, must be in their second season competing at the nominating institution, must be on the roster for the full season and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater. Athletes that participated in both the indoor and outdoor seasons are considered for the Track and Field All-Academic Team.

Presented By Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jesus Avalos Kinesiology Sr. 3.45 King City, Calif.
*+ Jacob Belanger Journalism & Public Communications Sr. 3.68 Anchorage, Alaska
Coleman Nash Finance So. 4.00 Littleton, Colo.
Felix Robertson Accounting So. 3.60 Wasilla, Alaska
Ries Tveit Mechanical Engineering So. 3.56 Salt Lake City, Utah
*+ Joshua Wagner Dietetics Jr. 3.58 Niederahr, Germany
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+#^ Angus Beaton Information Technology & Administrative Management Sr. 4.00 Olympia, Wash.
*+ Chris Hines Sport Management Sr. 3.65 Steilacoom, Wash.
*+ Garrett Hough Environmental Geological Sciences Jr. 3.52 Dana Point, Calif.
Kelvin Kipchirchir Information Technology & Administrative Management So. 3.87 Eldoret, Kenya
Braydon Maier Secondary Education Sr. 3.77 Selah, Wash.
* Deylan Okinaka Professional Pilot Jr. 3.76 Hilo, Hawaii
* Ty Savely Sport Management Jr. 3.68 Mission Viejo, Calif.
Tre Silva Exercise Science Sr. 3.54 Nooksack, Wash.
*+ Zack Sundt Exercise Science Jr. 3.56 Olympia, Wash.
Aiden Wise Computer Science So. 3.63 Ridgefield, Wash.
*+ Shun Yamaguchi Applied Computer Science Jr. 3.74 Vancouver, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+# Ase Ackerman Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Sr. 3.42 Glendive, Mont.
* Jackson Bailey Business Administration: Accounting Jr. 3.54 Missoula, Mont.
Bradley Graves Business Administration: Accounting Jr. 3.76 Ballantine, Mont.
* Bryce Olson Business Administration: Accounting Jr. 3.47 Three Forks, Mont.
*+# Logan Straus Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Sr. 3.51 Billings, Mont.
William Ullery Criminal Justice So. 3.94 Fort Benton, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jackson Berreth Engineering So. 4.00 Meridian, Idaho
* Dylan Breuer Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 4.00 Bothell, Wash.
* Dylan Hendry Wildlife Biology & Ecology Sr. 3.28 New Plymouth, Idaho
* Drew Hollenbeck Biology So. 3.49 Bonney Lake, Wash.
Sylvanus Hunt Engineering So. 3.56 Kennewick, Wash.
* Derek Knight Pre-Physical Therapy Jr. 3.67 Nampa, Idaho
William Koenig Engineering So. 3.66 Yakima, Wash.
Steven Schmidt Accounting So. 3.46 Battle Ground, Wash.
*+ Colton Sedlacek Pre-Physical Therapy Jr. 3.85 Parma, Idaho
Braden Swaney Engineering So. 3.62 Kennewick, Wash.
Nicholas Wong Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.78 Boise, Idaho
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Landon Armstrong Computer Science Sr. 3.52 Seattle, Wash.
* Andrew Boyd Civil Engineering Jr. 3.36 Olympia, Wash.
Noah Boyd Business Administration So. 3.39 Olympia, Wash.
Jaskaran Dhatt Business Administration Jr. 3.22 Bellingham, Wash.
*+ Jack Farrell Business Administration Sr. 3.66 Lacey, Wash.
*+ Nicholas Georgia Nursing Jr. 3.63 Honolulu, Hawaii
Ethan Guidry Business Administration So. 3.20 Beaverton, Ore.
* Michael Harwell Secondary Education So. 3.70 Freeland, Wash.
Kainalu Pagente Civil Engineering So. 3.36 Pearl City, Hawaii
*+ Andrew Schulz Computer Science Sr. 3.95 Pe Ell, Wash.
*+ Noah Simons Nursing Jr. 3.48 Lacey, Wash.
Lance Slichko Master’s of Engineering Management Sr. 3.39 Puyallup, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Isaiah Archer Sociology/Criminology So. 3.29 Silverdale, Wash.
* Colin Boutin Psychology Sr. 3.66 Valrico, Fla.
*+ Brad Bowman Computer Science Jr. 3.80 Federal Way, Wash.
* Darius Holmes Exercise Science Jr. 3.25 Klamath Falls, Ore.
Brennan LeBlanc Computer Science So. 3.30 Duvall, Wash.
* Kainoa Lee Mechanical Engineering Jr. 3.81 San Leandro, Calif.
Rory McClelland Exercise Science So. 3.33 Issaquah, Wash.
*+ David Njeri Nursing Sr. 3.30 Tacoma, Wash.
Ben Sheirbon Physiology So. 3.86 Wilsonville, Ore.
Solomon Wittrell Business Administration Sr. 3.40 Renton, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Mitchell Gibbs Business & Economics So. 3.89 Surrey, B.C.
*+ Jorrin Lenton Environmental Science Jr. 3.60 Maple Ridge, B.C.
*+ Ephrem Mekonnen Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.44 Burnaby, B.C.
* Joel Perriard International Studies So. 3.53 Odesa, Ukraine
Henry Ruckman-Utting Computing Science So. 3.30 Burnaby, B.C.
*+ Jordan Schmidt Business/Psychology So. 3.98 Langley, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Justin Conklin Exercise Science Jr. 3.76 The Dalles, Ore.
* Chase Eckenfels Exercise Science So. 3.20 Kailua, Hawaii
Aero Franklin Criminal Justice So. 3.64 Bandon, Ore.
Jordan Kemper Art & Design So. 3.68 Ashland, Ore.
* Emmett Klus Exercise Science So. 3.63 Burns, Ore.
* Dustyn McKenney Exercise Science So. 3.83 Clovis, Calif.
* Eli Nafziger Exercise Science Jr. 3.76 Albany, Ore.
Easton Pomrankey Computer Science So. 3.60 Kettle Falls, Wash.
Keeton Sanchez Exercise Science So. 3.60 Buckeye, Ariz.
* Bailey Smith Communication Sr. 3.78 Cody, Wyo.
* Wyatt Smith Political Science So. 3.96 Oakland, Ore.
* JJ Walker Business Sr. 3.25 Everett, Wash.
Mark Warren Exercise Science So. 3.55 Warrenton, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jonah Bloom Kinesiology So. 3.74 Spokane, Wash.
* Lucas Brenek International Business & Japanese Jr. 3.50 Honolulu, Hawaii
* Ethan Bursch Electrical & Computer Engineering So. 3.20 Shelton, Wash.
* Jaden Edwards Business Management So. 3.56 Ladera Ranch, Calif.
* Jeret Gillingham Kinesiology So. 3.24 Sandy, Ore.
*+ Ryan Greenwalt Computer Science Jr. 3.90 Kirkland, Wash.
Will Henry Political Science So. 3.48 Park City, Utah
* Jalen Javurek Electrical & Computer Engineering So. 3.40 Portland, Ore.
*+! Kaleb Korta Business Administration Sr. 3.63 Galena, Alaska
Brian Le Kinesiology So. 3.94 Tumwater, Wash.
*+ Kevin McDermott Finance So. 3.55 Port Orchard, Wash.
+# Andrew Oslin Communication Studies Jr. 3.86 Puyallup, Wash.
*+ Alec Ritter Kinesiology Jr. 3.34 Enumclaw, Wash.
*+ Sean Sands Behavioral Neuroscience Jr. 3.60 Pine, Colo.
*+ Drew Weber Urban Planning/Sustainable Development So. 3.46 Vancouver, Wash.
Sean Witters Manufacturing Engineering So. 3.32 Bothell, Wash.
* - 2021-22 All-Academic Selection  
+ - 2020-21 All-Academic Selection     
# - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection 
^ - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection  
! - 2017-18 All-Academic Selection   
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