Faculty Athletic Representatives Honor 193 High Performers
Three athletes became the first five-time FAR Award honorees: Alaska's Michael Fehrenbach (left), Simon Fraser's Lorenzo Smith (center) and Central Washington's Kiah Jones.
Three athletes became the first five-time FAR Award honorees: Alaska's Michael Fehrenbach (left), Simon Fraser's Lorenzo Smith (center) and Central Washington's Kiah Jones.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – A record 193 Great Northwest Athletic Conference student-athletes, including 57 men and 136 women, are being recognized for high-level academic achievement with the GNAC Faculty Athletic Representative’s Scholar-Athlete Award.

Presented annually to the most outstanding student-athletes at each GNAC institution, the award honors those athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or better. All student-athletes, including redshirts, listed on any squad list at a GNAC full-member school, regardless of whether the sport is a GNAC championship sport, are eligible for the award. Conference affiliate members could nominate student-athletes from the sport in which they compete in the GNAC.

A total of 48 of this year’s recipients (16 men and 32 women) attending U.S. institutions have compiled perfect 4.00 GPAs. In addition, six Simon Fraser student-athletes have GPAs of 4.00 or better in the Canadian system that awards 4.33 points for an A-plus.

The list features 61 repeat selections (30 men and 31 women). For the first time, three student-athletes became five-time selections: Alaska’s Michael Fehrenbach (cross country/skiing), Simon Fraser’s Lorenzo Smith (track and field) and Central Washington’s Kiah Jones (volleyball).

Five other student-athletes became four-time FAR Award recipients: Alaska’s Jordan Wilson (women’s basketball), Northwest Nazarene’s Janessa Dyk (track and field), Seattle Pacific’s Jordan Kollars (men’s soccer) and Lauren Glover (gymnastics) and Western Washington’s Shawna Troupe (cross country/track and field).

A faculty athletic representative (FAR) is a member of the faculty at a NCAA member institution who has been designated to serve as a liaison between the institution’s faculty and the athletic department. The FAR serves as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs.

The role of the FAR is “to ensure that the academic institution establishes and maintains the appropriate balance between academics and athletics.”

Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
**** Michael Fehrenbach Cross Country/Skiing Mechanical Engineering Sr. 4.00 Saint Märgen, Germany
Anton Martinsson Ice Hockey Business Administration Fr. 4.00 Klippan, Sweden
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Marcus Deuling Skiing Elementary Education So. 4.00 Whitehorse, Yukon
* Alex Jackstadt Ice Hockey Economics So. 4.00 Anchorage, Alaska
** Olivier Mantha Ice Hockey Mathematics Jr. 4.00 La Tuque, Que.
** Curtis McKillop Skiing Management Sr. 3.97 Calgary, Alta.
David Trinkberger Ice Hockey Management Fr. 4.00 Landshut, Germany
Dominic Unterberger Skiing Finance Fr. 4.00 Revelstoke, B.C.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Carter Kragero Football Finance Fr. 3.96 Happy Valley, Ore.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Michael Buehn Baseball Undeclared Fr. 3.92 Wenatchee, Wash.
Matt Conrardy Cross Country/Track Art Fr. 3.91 Sutter Creek, Calif.
* John Hayden Rugby Biology (Pre-Vet) Sr. 3.96 Fallbrook, Calif.
Tyler Humphries Cross Country/Track Business Administration So. 3.86 Puyallup, Wash.
Alex Mackenzie Rugby Undeclared Fr. 4.00 Seattle, Wash.
Yi-An Pan Baseball Accounting Fr. 3.91 Langley, B.C.
** Drew Wallen Football Business Administration Jr. 3.98 Auburn, Wash.
* Justin Wendling Track and Field Biology So. 4.00 Chehalis, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Adam Brown Track and Field Nursing Fr. 3.88 Portland, Ore.
* Tyler Charlton Baseball Psychology Jr. 3.92 Las Vegas, Nev.
Cole Crosby Baseball Chemistry Jr. 3.87 Las Vegas, Nev.
* Taylor Harris Basketball Business Jr. 3.95 Portland, Ore.
Alec Lohr Soccer Business Jr. 3.92 Nogales, Ariz.
* Latrell Wilson Basketball Business Administration Sr. 3.99 Arcata, Calif.
Isaias Zerufael Baseball Exercise Science Sr. 3.90 Portland, Ore.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Chuck Carr Track and Field Pre-Professional Nursing Fr. 4.00 Bozeman, Mont.
Steen Fredrickson Baseball Business Administration: Marketing So. 3.88 Ashland, Ore.
Sam Muskat Baseball Political Science Fr. 3.94 Beaverton, Ore.
* Jarod Paul Baseball Health & Human Performance: Performance Option Jr. 4.00 Viola, Idaho
* Jared Winslow Baseball Health & Human Performance: Peformance Option So. 3.92 Libby, Mont.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* JB Bermudez-Koch Track and Field Biology Sr. 3.85 Caldwell, Idaho
Ian Briske Golf Business Administration Sr. 3.96 Spanaway, Wash.
Casey Cornwell Baseball Secondary Education: Chemistry Jr. 4.00 Portland, Ore.
** Gabe Fisher Cross Country/Track Business Administration Jr. 3.86 Nampa, Idaho
Marko Lepovic Basketball Global Business Jr. 3.90 Kragujevac, Serbia
** Isaac Mitchell Cross Country/Track Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 4.00 Sandy, Ore.
Drew Lunt Golf Financial Economics Fr. 3.97 Nampa, Idaho
Luke Vaartstra Golf Psychology So. 3.93 Nampa, Idaho
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Joe Edgecomb Cross Country/Track Chemistry So. 3.89 Lakewood, Wash.
** Victor Ieronymides Basketball Business Administration Jr. 3.95 Nicosia, Cyprus
* Fred Jorg Basketball Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.97 Korschenbroich, Germany
** Jared Rasmussen Golf Mechanical Engineering Sr. 3.99 Chehalis, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
** Jess Cayetano Soccer Physiology Jr. 3.98 Portland, Ore.
* Ryan Higgins Soccer Physiology Jr. 3.97 Issaquah, Wash.
* Andrew Ivaldi Soccer Psychology So. 3.98 Mishawaka, Ind.
Sharif Khan Basketball Undeclared Fr. 3.85 Bellevue, Wash.
*** Jordan Kollars Soccer General Engineering Sr. 3.88 Silverdale, Wash.
* Luke Postma Soccer Accounting So. 3.97 Bellevue, Wash.
* Sam Simpson Basketball Biochemistry Jr. 3.85 Boise, Idaho
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
** Ben Conrad Track and Field Computing Science Jr. 3.97 Bridgewater, N.S.
**** Lorenzo Smith Track and Field Biomedical Physiology Sr. 4.15 Chilliwack, B.C.
** Brandon Watson Soccer Kinesiology Sr. 4.15 Victoria, B.C.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Nawai Ah Yen Baseball Exercise Science Fr. 3.85 Wailuku, Hawaii
* Tyler Jones Track and Field Math So. 4.00 Bend, Ore.
Dustin Nading Cross Country/Track Exercise Science So. 4.00 Longview, Wash.
Caleb Tingstad Football Economics So. 3.86 Lynnwood, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Aaron Bosscher Track and Field Electrical Engineering Fr. 4.00 Lynden, Wash.
Cameron Unks Soccer Energy Policy & Management Fr. 3.91 Centennial, Colo.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Abby Blackstone Swimming Wildlife Biology & Conservation So. 3.95 Eagle River, Alaska
Brooke Gottmeier Cross Country Biology Fr. 4.00 Fairbanks, Alaska
Jocelyn Kopsack Cross Country Math & Secondary Education So. 4.00 Palmer, Alaska
Kaillee Skjold Basketball Emergency Management Sr. 3.88 Kasilof, Alaska
Kylie Wallace Basketball English Fr. 3.88 Petersburg, Alaska
***Jordan Wilson Basketball Elementary Education Sr. 3.95 Henderson, Colo.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
** Madeleine Arbuckle Gymnastics Environmental Studies Jr. 3.93 Winnipeg, Man.
Natalie Hynes Skiing Pre-Nursing Fr. 4.00 Whitehorse, Yukon
Michaela Keller-Miller Skiing Accounting Fr. 4.00 Plymouth, Minn.
* Yvonne Jeschke Track and Field Physical Education So. 4.00 Au am Rhein, Germany
Louisa Marie Knapp Gymnastics Physical Education Fr. 3.87 Rellingen, Germany
** Katerine Lamoureux Skiing Finance Sr. 3.97 Mt. Tremblant, Que.
Mackenzie Miller Gymnastics Business Administration Fr. 4.00 Waterford, Mich.
Marie Ries Track and Field Journalism & Public Communications Fr. 4.00 Wenden, Germany
Hannah Rudd Skiing Biology Fr. 4.00 Plymouth, Minn.
Hailey Swirbul Skiing Civil Engineering Fr. 4.00 El Jebel, Colo.
* Alix Wells Skiing Health Sciences So. 4.00 Prince George, B.C.
* Casey Wright Skiing Health Sciences So. 4.00 Melbourne, Australia
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Kourtney Adkisson Cross Country/Track Physics Fr. 3.86 Ellensburg, Wash.
Spencer Boldt Rugby Undeclared Fr. 3.92 Wilcox, Sask.
Delaney Clem Cross Country/Track Biology (Pre-Med) Fr. 3.99 Pendeton, Ore.
Niki Cook Volleyball Undeclared Fr. 3.96 Meridian, Idaho
Brittany Dodge Track and Field Undeclared Fr. 3.90 Pateros, Wash.
* Julia Inderbitzin Track and Field Public Health So. 3.88 Graham, Wash.
**** Kiah Jones Volleyball Biology (Pre-Med) Sr. 3.94 Port Angeles, Wash.
* Emma Leonard Rugby Geography/Public Policy So. 3.87 Christchurch, New Zealand
* Brenna Liebel Cross Country/Track Biology (Pre-Med) So. 3.98 Buckley, Wash.
Erin Little Volleyball Health & Physical Education Sr. 4.00 Colville, Wash.
Miranda Nelson Cross Country/Track Religious Studies Fr. 3.87 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Molly Nutt Softball Business Administration So. 3.96 Sandy, Ore.
* Kaycee O’Brien Volleyball Undeclared So. 3.94 Leavenworth, Wash.
* Kayla Postula Rugby Law & Justice Jr. 3.88 Portland, Ore.
* Alexa Shindruk Cross Country/Track Accounting So. 4.00 Bellingham, Wash.
Hannah Spero Softball Geology Fr. 3.90 Boise, Idaho
Allison Taylor Cross Country/Track Food Science & Nutrition Jr. 3.94 Renton, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Ana Delgadillo Soccer Psychology Jr. 3.88 Vancouver, Wash.
Anna Dols Volleyball Business Fr. 3.88 Northfield, Minn.
Bailey Fjelstul Track and Field Exercise Science Fr. 3.93 Kenmore, Calif.
Kristina Flanagan Soccer Nursing Fr. 3.86 Seattle, Wash.
Mallory Flatebo Soccer Nursing Jr. 3.88 Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Rebecca Harris Soccer Nursing Fr. 3.92 Vancouver, Wash.
Gabriella Hobson Track and Field Exercise Science Fr. 3.92 Coos Bay, Ore.
* Katrina Linenko Track and Field Exercise Science So. 3.89 Newport, Ore.
Rachel McKinnis Track and Field Business Sr. 3.93 Boring, Ore.
* Rachel Siltman Track and Field Biology Sr. 3.87 Puyallup, Wash.
* Briannah Smith Basketball Business Sr. 3.93 San Francisco, Calif.
Jessica Wheeler Volleyball/Track & Field Education Fr. 3.93 Estacada, Ore.
Kelsey Whiles Golf Accounting Sr. 3.86 Hockinson, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Brenna Beckett Track and Field Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Option Fr. 3.88 Broadview, Mont.
* Lili Delgadillo Soccer Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Option So. 3.91 Vancouver, Wash.
* Jordan Devoto Soccer Health & Human Performance: Health & Wellness Option So. 3.96 Wilsall, Mont.
** Bailee Dexter Golf English Jr. 3.93 Townsend, Mont.
Sarah Farris Soccer Chemistry Fr. 3.86 Lakewood, Colo.
Lydia Foster Cross Country Music Performance Fr. 4.00 Gillette, Wyo.
* Tiana Hanson Basketball Elementary Education Sr. 4.00 Shepherd, Mont.
Amanda Hemmen Soccer Biology Fr. 4.00 Renton, Wash.
** Kari Kastelic Soccer Business Administration: Finance Sr. 3.92 Phoenix, Ariz.
Jeanann Lemelin Basketball Public Relations Fr. 3.87 Billings, Mont.
Abbie Lohof Basketball/Track and Field Elementary Education Fr. 4.00 Laurel, Mont.
Rachel Lythgoe Soccer English Fr. 3.97 Gilbert, Ariz.
Kortney McNeil Golf Pre-Professional Nursing So. 3.85 Billings, Mont.
Catrina Schuchard Cross Country/Track Pre-Professional Nursing Fr. 3.85 Harlowton, Mont.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Alli Byron Softball Criminal Justice Fr. 3.89 Nampa, Idaho
* Olivia Carter Soccer Global Business Jr. 3.94 Mill Creek, Wash.
Bethany Danner Cross Country/Track Secondary Education: Math Fr. 4.00 McCall, Idaho
***Janessa Dyk Track and Field Management/Global Business Sr. 3.98 Portland, Ore.
Brooke Felzien Soccer Accounting Fr. 3.90 Boise, Idaho
* Cassidy Fifield Softball Chemistry So. 3.92 Lake Stevens, Wash.
* Carly Gilmore Track and Field English Sr. 4.00 Nampa, Idaho
Kourtney Gwin Track and Field Biology: Pre-Medicine Fr. 3.87 Orangevale, Calif.
* Kelsey Jones Golf Pre-Physical Therapy So. 4.00 Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
Sydney Kuehn Soccer Biology: Pre-Medicine Fr. 3.97 Duvall, Wash.
** Ellie Logan Basketball/Track Biology Jr. 3.92 Fossil, Ore.
Emma Logan Basketball Pre-Physical Therapy Fr. 4.00 Fossil, Ore.
Jaquelyn Mahowald Track and Field Nursing Fr. 3.99 Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
Maddie Midstokke Soccer Secondary Education: English Fr. 4.00 Olympia, Wash.
Megan Nelson Volleyball Biology: Pre-Medicine Fr. 3.88 Boise, Idaho
Corrinah Schaefer Soccer Biology Fr. 3.93 Boise, Idaho
Madi Taylor Soccer Pre-Physical Therapy So. 3.97 Lewiston, Idaho
Abigail Watkins Softball Recreation & Sport Management Sr. 3.97 Yakima, Wash.
Tennyson Young Soccer Management Fr. 3.97 Meridian, Idaho
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Emily Baca Softball Elementary Education Fr. 3.93 Boise, Idaho
** Jennifer Codd Volleyball Biology Jr. 3.93 Gilbert, Ariz.
Sally Fletcher Golf Mathematics Sr. 3.89 Bremerton, Wash.
Bernadette Franulovich Track and Field Mathematics Fr. 3.90 Ketchikan, Alaska
Kianna Garmanian Track and Field Communication Studies Fr. 4.00 Everett, Wash.
** Taylor Gersch Soccer Business Administration Sr. 4.00 Sherwood, Ore.
Liz Larson Volleyball/Track and Field Biology/Mathematics Jr. 3.86 Snoqualmie, Wash.
** Sara Massee Soccer Biology Sr. 3.88 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Marissa Miller Basketball Criminal Justice & Psychology Fr. 4.00 Tucson, Ariz.
* Hannah Reynolds Basketball Business Administration Sr. 3.98 Klamath Falls, Ore.
Kylee Sarchett Soccer Elementary Education So. 3.88 Puyallup, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Hailee Bennett Basketball Accounting Fr. 3.90 Kalispell, Mont.
** Maddy Booster Soccer Applied Human Biology Jr. 3.88 Bend, Ore.
Julia DeVere Soccer Psychology So. 3.87 Bellingham, Wash.
Olivia Gabriel Track and Field Communication Fr. 3.92 Portland, Ore.
*** Lauren Glover Gymnastics Accounting Sr. 3.92 Fort Collins, Colo.
** Simone Herzberg Soccer Physiology Jr. 3.97 Portland, Ore.
Kate Lilly Cross Country/Track Mathematics Fr. 4.00 Renton, Wash.
** Jordan McPhee Basketball Business Administration Jr. 3.98 Normandy Park, Wash.
Sedona McNerney Cross Country/Track Integrated Studies Fr. 3.86 Fair Oaks, Calif.
Emily Monday Rowing Food & Nutritional Science Sr. 3.88 Chester, Calif.
Sierra Smith Soccer Business Administration Fr. 3.90 Boise, Idaho
Katherine Walter Cross Country/Track Business Administration Fr. 3.94 Brier, Wash.
* Emma Young Soccer Economics So. 3.96 Kapolei, Hawaii
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Olivia Aguiar Soccer Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.87 Coquitlam, B.C.
Jayme Bratsberg Volleyball Molecular Biology So. 3.86 North Vancouver, B.C.
Katie Dolguikh Volleyball Cognitive Science Fr. 4.09 Ottawa, Ont.
* Carli Grosso Soccer Kinesiology So. 4.16 Vancouver, B.C.
Laura Jones Golf Health Science Fr. 4.22 Moncton, N.B.
Devon Kollmyer Soccer Molecular Biology Sr. 4.03 Lynden, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Rachel Bayly Cross Country/Track Early Childhood Education Fr. 3.95 Moscow, Idaho
Jenna Compton Volleyball Business Fr. 3.97 Phelan, Calif.
** Jessica De La Melena Soccer Math Education Jr. 3.91 Vancouver, Wash.
* Natalie DeLonge Basketball Exercise Science So. 3.95 Klamath Falls, Ore.
Megan Drader Track and Field Exercise Science Fr. 4.00 Amity, Ore.
Alecia Falck Track and Field Early Childhood Education Jr. 3.95 Eagle, Idaho
Morgan Haskett Volleyball Business Fr. 3.95 Roseburg, Ore.
Breanne Ihara Soccer Pre-Professional Studies Fr. 3.90 Honolulu, Hawaii
Grace Knapp Cross Country/Track Criminal Justice So. 3.98 Sandy, Ore.
Selene Konyn Soccer Early Childhood Education Fr. 4.00 Eugene, Ore.
Virginia Link Cross Country/Track Mathematics Fr. 3.95 Canby, Ore.
* Sara Madden Track and Field Social Science Jr. 3.91 Kent, Wash.
* Ali Nelke Basketball Business So. 4.00 Albany, Ore.
* Dani Payne Soccer Psychology Sr. 3.97 Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
* Machaela Rapozo Soccer Business Sr. 3.93 Lihue, Hawaii
Morgan Roan Soccer Math Education So. 3.87 Puyallup, Wash.
Jamie Smith Track and Field Community Health Fr. 4.00 Independence, Ore.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
** Bethany Drake Track and Field Master In Teaching Sr. 4.00 Sandy, Ore.
Angie Dexter Rowing Undeclared Fr. 3.96 Anchorage, Alaska
Autumn Harding Rowing Biology Fr. 3.92 Kingston, Wash.
Aundrea Koger Cross Country/Track Biology Fr. 3.90 Osage City, Kan.
Kelly Oberbillig Rowing Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.85 Milton, Wash.
Madi Stapleton Rowing Undeclared Fr. 4.00 Kansas City, Kan.
** Karisa Stapp Rowing Accounting Jr. 3.85 Bellingham, Wash.
*** Shawna Troupe Cross Country/Track Sport Psychology Sr. 3.94 Kelso, Wash.
**** - Five-Time FAR Award Recipient      
*** - Four-Time FAR Award Recipient        
** - Three-Time FAR Award Recipient      
* - Two-Time FAR Award Recipient