Record Number Receive GNAC FAR Scholar-Athlete Award
Alaska Anchorage ice hockey goalie Olivier Mantha (left) and Northwest Nazarene runner Isaac Mitchell finished their careers as four-time FAR Scholar-Athlete Award selections with 4.00 GPAs.
Alaska Anchorage ice hockey goalie Olivier Mantha (left) and Northwest Nazarene runner Isaac Mitchell finished their careers as four-time FAR Scholar-Athlete Award selections with 4.00 GPAs.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – For the second year in a row, a record number of conference student-athletes have been recognized for high academic achievement with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Faculty Athletic Representative’s Scholar-Athlete Award.

A total of 207 student-athletes, 66 men and 141 women, are being honored for compiling a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or better. All student-athletes listed on any squad list at a GNAC full-member school, regardless of whether the sport is a GNAC championships sport, are eligible for the award. Conference affiliate members could nominate student-athletes from the sport in which they compete in the GNAC.

Of the 207 honored student-athletes, 109 of those are repeat selections, accounting for 52.6 percent of the total list. The list also includes 39 student-athletes (13 men and 26 women) who finished the 2017-18 academic year with a perfect 4.00 GPA.

Twelve student-athletes earned their fourth FAR Scholar-Athlete Awards. Four-time men’s selections include Alaska Anchorage’s Olivier Mantha (ice hockey), Central Washington’s Drew Wallen (football), Northwest Nazarene’s Gabe Fisher (cross country/track and field) and Isaac Mitchell (cross country/track and field); and Seattle Pacific’s Jess Cayetano (soccer) and Ryan Higgins (soccer).

Four-time women’s honorees include Alaska Anchorage’s Madeleine Arbuckle (gymnastics), Montana State Billings’ Bailee Dexter (golf), Northwest Nazarene’s Ellie Logan (basketball/track and field), Saint Martin’s Jennifer Codd (volleyball) and Seattle Pacific’s Simone Herzberg (soccer) and Jordan McPhee (basketball/track and field).

In addition to the 12 four-time honorees, a total of 29 student-athletes earned their third FAR Scholar-Athlete Awards.

A faculty athletic representative (FAR) is a member of the faculty at an 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
Josiah Alverts Cross Country/Skiing Physics Fr. 3.87 Palmer, Alaska
Arnaud Guyon Cross Country/Skiing Communication Jr. 3.89 Chamonix, France
Lyon Kopsack Cross Country Civil Engineering Sr. 4.00 Palmer, Alaska
* Anton Martinsson Ice Hockey Business Administration So. 3.89 Klippan, Sweden
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Trey deGraaf Ice Hockey Management Fr. 4.00 Red Deer, Alta.
** Marcus Deuling Skiing History Jr. 3.96 Whitehorse, Yukon
Drake Glover Ice Hockey Marketing Fr. 3.87 Anchorage, Alaska
** Alex Jackstadt Ice Hockey Economics Jr. 4.00 Anchorage, Alaska
*** Olivier Mantha Ice Hockey Mathematics Sr. 4.00 La Tuque, Que.
Zac Masson Ice Hockey Management Fr. 4.00 Newmarket, Ont.
Nolan Nicholas Ice Hockey Justice So. 3.85 Thunder Bay, Ont.
Eric Sinclair Ice Hockey Construction Management Fr. 4.00 Kenora, Ont.
Michael Soetaert Skiing Health Sciences Fr. 4.00 Edmonton, Alta.
* David Trinkberger Ice Hockey Management So. 3.85 Landshut, Germany
* Dominic Unterberger Skiing Accounting So. 4.00 Revelstoke, B.C.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Carter Kragero Football Finance So. 3.98 Happy Valley, Ore.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Matt Conrardy Cross Country/Track Art So. 3.87 Sutter Creek, Calif.
Rajesh Gill Cross Country/Track Undeclared Fr. 3.93 Federal Way, Wash.
Jaden Hassell Baseball Information Tech & Administrative Management So. 3.90 Milton, Wash.
Harrison Horwath Track and Field Undeclared Fr. 3.95 Gig Harbor, Wash.
* Tyler Humphries Cross Country/Track Business Administration & Economics Jr. 3.87 Puyallup, Wash.
Makani Mafua Rugby Computer Science So. 3.87 Kent, Wash.
Henry Milodragovich Cross Country/Track Undeclared Fr. 3.89 Seattle, Wash.
* Yi-An Pan Baseball Accounting So. 3.94 Langley, B.C.
*** Drew Wallen Football Business Administration Sr. 3.94 Auburn, Wash.
Jack Wendling Rugby Construction Management Fr. 3.88 Bellingham, Wash.
** Justin Wendling Track and Field Biology Jr. 3.97 Chehalis, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Adam Brown Track and Field Nursing So. 3.89 Portland, Ore.
Bruin Campbell Baseball Psychology Sr. 3.87 Tigard, Ore.
** Tyler Charlton Baseball Psychology Sr. 3.87 Las Vegas, Nev.
* Cole Crosby Baseball Chemistry Sr. 3.90 Las Vegas, Nev.
** Taylor Harris Basketball Business Sr. 3.92 Portland, Ore.
Isaiah Hatch Baseball Business Jr. 3.89 Auburn, Wash.
Fernando Herrera, Jr. Soccer Business Jr. 3.97 Fremont, Calif.
* Alec Lohr Soccer Business Sr. 3.94 Nogales, Ariz.
Jake Roes Baseball Business Jr. 3.93 Kent, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Andrew Tingstad Football Computer Science Fr. 4.00 Edmonds, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Sam Muskat Baseball Political Science So. 3.95 Beaverton, Ore.
** Jarod Paul Baseball Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Sr. 4.00 Viola, Idaho
** Jared Winslow Baseball Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Jr. 3.94 Libby, Mont.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*** Gabe Fisher Cross Country/Track Business Administration Sr. 3.87 Nampa, Idaho
Ben Johnson Baseball Biology: Pre-Medicine Fr. 3.96 Federal Way, Wash.
* Marko Lepovic Basketball Global Business Sr. 3.92 Kragujevac, Serbia
Levi Lewis Track and Field Christian Ministry Jr. 3.96 Ontario, Ore.
* Drew Lunt Golf Financial Economics So. 3.96 Nampa, Idaho
Ryan Mets Baseball Financial Economics So. 3.86 Olympia, Wash.
*** Isaac Mitchell Cross Country/Track Biology: Pre-Medicine Sr. 4.00 Sandy, Ore.
Nathan Moore Track and Field Pre-Physical Therapy Sr. 3.86 Eugene, Ore.
Lincoln Olson Golf Accounting Jr. 3.93 Lynden, Wash.
* Luke Vaartstra Golf Psychology Jr. 3.95 Nampa, Idaho
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Matt Dahlen Basketball Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.92 Redmond, Ore.
* Joe Edgecomb Cross Country/Track Chemistry Jr. 3.89 Lakewood, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Harry Cavell Basketball Business Management Fr. 3.86 Keizer, Ore.
*** Jess Cayetano Soccer Physiology Sr. 3.92 Portland, Ore.
*** Ryan Higgins Soccer Physiology Sr. 3.97 Issaquah, Wash.
** Andrew Ivaldi Soccer Accounting & Business Jr. 3.99 Mishawaka, Ind.
Sharif Khan Basketball Business Management So. 3.88 Bellevue, Wash.
Austin Matzelle Track and Field Psychology Fr. 3.89 Redmond, Wash.
** Luke Postma Soccer Accounting & Business Jr. 3.98 Bellevue, Wash.
** Sam Simpson Basketball Biochemistry Jr. 3.88 Boise, Idaho
Travis Swallow Soccer Accounting & Business Fr. 4.00 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Ryan Stolys Golf Engineering Science Fr. 3.93 Richmond Hill, Ont.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
** Tyler Jones Track and Field Business & Mathematics Jr. 4.00 Bend, Ore.
* Dustin Nading Cross Country/Track Exercise Science Jr. 3.86 Longview, Wash.
* Caleb Tingstad Football Economics Jr. 3.85 Lynnwood, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Aaron Bosscher Track and Field Electrical Engineering So. 3.98 Lynden, Wash.
* Cameron Unks Soccer Biology So. 3.88 Centennial, Colo.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Alex Bergholtz Cross Country Chemistry Jr. 3.86 Kenai, Alaska
* Abby Blackstone Swimming Wildlife Biology & Conservation Sr. 3.97 Eagle River, Alaska
Hannah Deuling Cross Country/Skiing General Studies Fr. 3.93 Whitehorse, Yukon
Sage Robine Cross Country/Skiing Biological Sciences Fr. 4.00 Rossland, B.C.
Kati Roivas Cross Country/Skiing Psychology Jr. 3.94 Liperi, Finland
* Kylie Wallace Basketball Social Work So. 3.93 Petersburg, Alaska
Lahra Weber Volleyball Chemistry Fr. 3.96 Berlin, Germany
Cate Whiting Volleyball Civil Engineering Fr. 3.97 Rapid City, S.D.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*** Madeleine Arbuckle Gymnastics Environment & Society Sr. 3.94 Winnipeg, Man.
Ruth Cvancara Cross Country/Track Nursing Fr. 3.94 Anchorage, Alaska
Li Djurestaal Skiing Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management Fr. 3.88 Sundbyberg, Sweden
Grace Gannon Cross Country/Track Psychology Fr. 4.00 Anchorage, Alaska
Maria Gudmundsdottir Skiing Physical Education So. 3.88 Tretten, Norway
* Natalie Hynes Skiing Nursing & Health Sciences So. 4.00 Whitehorse, Yukon
** Yvonne Jeschke Track and Field Physical Education Jr. 4.00 Au am Rhein, Germany
* Michaela Keller-Miller Cross Country/Skiing Accounting So. 4.00 Plymouth, Minn.
* Louisa Marie Knapp Gymnastics Physical Education So. 3.93 Rellingen, Germany
Yemi Knight Track and Field Environment & Society Jr. 4.00 St. Michael, Barbados
* Marie Ries Track and Field Journalism & English So. 4.00 Wenden, Germany
* Hannah Rudd Skiing Health Sciences So. 3.88 Plymouth, Minn.
* Hailey Swirbul Skiing Civil Engineering So. 4.00 El Jebel, Colo.
** Alix Wells Skiing Health Sciences Jr. 4.00 Prince George, B.C.
** Casey Wright Skiing Physical Education Jr. 4.00 Melbourne, Australia
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Sarah Absalonson Volleyball Undeclared Fr. 3.87 Spokane, Wash.
Alycia Bannan Softball Undeclared Fr. 3.93 Orting, Wash.
* Spencer Boldt Rugby Undeclared Fr. 3.96 Wilcox, Sask.
Sydney Brown Softball Undeclared Fr. 3.86 Vancouver, Wash.
* Delaney Clem Cross Country/Track Pre-Medicine So. 3.99 Pendleton, Ore.
Katie Collins Track and Field Business Administration & Economics Jr. 3.87 Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
Kayla Ellis Softball Anthropology, Primate Behavior & Ecology Jr. 3.87 Mill Creek, Wash.
Jordan Engman Soccer Undeclared Fr. 3.90 Kent, Wash.
** Julia Inderbitzin Track and Field Public Health Jr. 3.90 Graham, Wash.
Mariah Jones Cross Country/Track Physical Education Jr. 3.87 Yakima, Wash.
** Brenna Liebel Cross Country/Track Biology (Pre-Med) Jr. 3.97 Buckley, Wash.
Molly Nutt Softball Business Administration Jr. 4.00 Sandy, Ore.
** Kaycee O’Brien Volleyball Psychology, Family & Child Life Jr. 3.94 Leavenworth, Wash.
Olivia Olason Soccer Education Jr. 3.99 Blaine, Wash.
Emily Phillip Cross Country/Track Environmental Geological Sciences Fr. 3.91 Spokane, Wash.
** Kayla Postula Rugby Law & Justice Sr. 3.91 Portland, Ore.
Emily Russell Soccer Undeclared Fr. 3.97 Kennewick, Wash.
** Alexa Shindruk Cross Country/Track Accounting & Spanish Jr. 4.00 Bellingham, Wash.
Brittany Stevens Track and Field Education So. 3.94 Bellevue, Wash.
Alexia Thomas Track and Field Clinical Physiology Fr. 3.97 Kent, Wash.
Emily Thomson Soccer Undeclared Fr. 4.00 Edmonton, Alta.
Kayla Wyatt Track and Field Undeclared Fr. 3.96 Spokane, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Abby Aplaca Basketball Biology Fr. 3.96 Waipahu, Hawaii
Chelsea Bone Track and Field Business Jr. 4.00 Oregon City, Ore.
* Ana Delgadillo Soccer Psychology Sr. 3.94 Vancouver, Wash.
* Bailey Fjelstul Cross Country/Track Exercise Sports & Science So. 3.97 Kenmore, Wash.
Sara Harrington Cross Country/Track Education Sr. 3.97 San Francisco, Calif.
* Rebecca Harris Soccer Pre-Nursing So. 3.93 Vancouver, Wash.
* Gabriella Hobson Cross Country/Track Exercise Sports & Science So. 3.86 Coos Bay, Ore.
** Katrina Linenko Track and Field Exercise Sports & Science Jr. 3.86 Newport, Ore.
Mckenzie Smith Softball Business Jr. 3.86 Victoria, B.C.
Elizabeth Stottlemyre Track and Field Biology Fr. 3.91 Lacey, Wash.
Madison Welch Golf Accounting Sr. 3.85 Hermiston, Ore.
* Jessica Wheeler Volleyball Elementary Education Jr. 3.95 Estacada, Ore.
Leah Witzel Volleyball Pre-Nursing Fr. 4.00 Woodbury, Minn.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
** Lili Delgadillo Soccer Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option Jr. 3.94 Vancouver, Wash.
* Jordan Devoto Soccer Health & Human Performance - Health & Wellness Option Jr. 3.97 Wilsall, Mont.
*** Bailee Dexter Golf English Sr. 3.95 Townsend, Mont.
* Amanda Hemmen Soccer Biology So. 4.00 Renton, Wash.
* Jeanann Lemelin Basketball Public Relations So. 3.92 Billings, Mont.
* Abbie Lohof Track and Field Elementary Education So. 3.91 Laurel, Mont.
* Rachel Lythgoe Soccer English So. 3.98 Gilbert, Ariz.
Jerrica Martin Cross Country/Track Outdoor Adventure Leadership Fr. 3.87 Livingston, Mont.
Kalin Sandow Soccer Psychology So. 3.86 Murrieta, Calif.
Courteney Shovlin Soccer History So. 3.89 Great Falls, Mont.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Kaelen Bach Track and Field Nursing Fr. 3.97 Chehalis, Wash.
* Alli Byron Softball Criminal Justice So. 3.93 Nampa, Idaho
** Olivia Carter Soccer Global Business Jr. 3.95 Mill Creek, Wash.
* Bethany Danner Cross Country/Track Secondary Education: Math So. 4.00 McCall, Idaho
Brooke Felzien Soccer Accounting So. 3.86 Boise, Idaho
** Cassidy Fifield Softball Chemistry Jr. 3.90 Lake Stevens, Wash.
* Kourtney Gwin Track and Field Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.92 Orangevale, Calif.
Katie Heckathorn Track and Field Biology: Pre-Medicine Fr. 3.99 Greenleaf, Idaho
*** Ellie Logan Basketball/Track Biology Sr. 3.92 Fossil, Ore.
Nice Loufoua Track and Field Social Work Jr. 3.86 Boise, Idaho
* Maddy Midstokke Soccer Secondary Education: English So. 3.97 Olympia, Wash.
* Megan Nelson Volleyball Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.86 Boise, Idaho
Heidi Nisly Cross Country/Track English Fr. 3.85 Victor, Mont.
Kylie Orr Softball Secondary Education: Kinesiology Jr. 3.88 Meridian, Idaho
* Corrinah Schaefer Soccer Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.94 Boise, Idaho
Shayli Siegfreid Volleyball Communication Jr. 3.87 Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Elise Snowden Track and Field Christian Ministry So. 3.93 Medford, Ore.
Sierra Snyder Basketball Political Science Fr. 3.97 Olympia, Wash.
* Madi Taylor Soccer Pre-Physical Therapy Jr. 3.90 Lewiston, Idaho
* Tennyson Young Soccer Management So. 3.99 Meridian, Idaho
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Emily Baca Softball Elementary Education So. 3.92 Boise, Idaho
*** Jennifer Codd Volleyball Biology Sr. 3.94 Gilbert, Ariz.
* Kianna Garmanian Track and Field Communication Studies So. 4.00 Everett, Wash.
Emily Gooding Volleyball Business Administration Fr. 3.85 Renton, Wash.
Ali Koehler Soccer Chemistry Jr. 3.85 Ogden, Utah
Liz Larson Volleyball/Track Biology Jr. 3.87 Snoqualmie, Wash.
* Marissa Miller Basketball Criminal Justice & Psychology So. 3.95 Tucson, Ariz.
** Hannah Reynolds Basketball Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 4.00 Klamath Falls, Ore.
* Kylee Sarchett Soccer Elementary Education Jr. 3.92 Puyallup, Wash.
Yeshi Vaughan Cross Country/Track Social Work So. 3.85 Rochester, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Hailee Bennett Basketball Accounting Fr. 3.88 Kalispell, Mont.
** Maddy Booster Soccer Nursing Sr. 3.87 Bend, Ore.
Sophia Chilczuk Soccer Physiology Fr. 4.00 Kent, Wash.
* Julia DeVere Soccer Psychology Jr. 3.91 Bellingham, Wash.
Talia Ferguson Rowing Nursing Fr. 4.00 Corue d’Alene, Idaho
*** Simone Herzberg Soccer/Rowing Physiology Sr. 3.93 Portland, Ore.
Brooke Lancaster Soccer Accounting Jr. 3.88 Lake Tapps, Wash.
* Kate Lilly Cross Country/Track Mathematics So. 3.89 Renton, Wash.
* Sedona McNerney Cross Country/Track Integrated Studies So. 3.85 Fair Oaks, Calif.
*** Jordan McPhee Basketball/Track Business – Finance & Management Sr. 3.93 Normandy Park, Wash.
* Sierra Smith Soccer Accounting So. 3.89 Boise, Idaho
Suzanne Stafford Rowing Biochemistry Fr. 3.94 Clackamas, Ore.
Gabi Stegemoller Volleyball Nursing Fr. 3.93 West Linn, Ore.
* Katherine Walter Cross Country/Track Accounting & Business So. 3.95 Brier, Wash.
** Emma Young Soccer Economics Jr. 3.93 Kapolei, Hawaii
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Emily Chilton Cross Country/Track Biomedical Physiology Fr. 3.88 New Westminster, B.C.
** Carli Grosso Soccer Kinesiology Jr. 3.87 Vancouver, B.C.
Laura Jones Golf Health Sciences So. 3.90 Moncton, N.B.
Bianca Te Volleyball Kinesiology Fr. 3.85 Burnaby, B.C.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Rachel Bayly Cross Country/Track Interdisciplinary Studies So. 3.97 Moscow, Idaho
Juliana Cameron Volleyball Business Fr. 4.00 Marysville, Wash.
** Natalie DeLonge Basketball Exercise Science So. 3.93 Klamath Falls, Ore.
* Megan Drader Cross Country/Track Exercise Science So. 3.95 Amity, Ore.
Allyson Drury Softball Biology Fr. 4.00 Dairyville, Calif.
* Alecia Falck Track and Field Early Childhood Education Sr. 3.96 Eagle, Idaho
* Morgan Haskett Volleyball Psychology So. 3.96 Roseburg, Ore.
* Breanne Ihara Soccer Pre-Professional Studies So. 3.96 Honolulu, Hawaii
Dana Jacobs Soccer Psychology Jr. 3.85 Yorba Linda, Calif.
Eleanor Jones Soccer Early Childhood Education So. 3.85 Scappoose, Ore.
* Grace Knapp Cross Country/Track Biology Jr. 3.99 Sandy, Ore.
* Selene Konyn Soccer Early Childhood Education So. 4.00 Eugene, Ore.
Natalie Legras Track and Field Information Systems So. 3.96 Scio, Ore.
** Sara Madden Cross Country/Track Social Science Sr. 3.93 Kent, Wash.
** Ali Nelke Basketball Business Jr. 4.00 Albany, Ore.
* Morgan Roan Soccer Math Education Jr. 3.89 Puyallup, Wash.
Name Sport Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Maddie Bangasser Rowing Undeclared Fr. 4.00 Sammamish, Wash.
Tess Biscup Volleyball Undeclared Fr. 3.85 Duvall, Wash.
Mariah Brelsford Track and Field Undeclared Fr. 3.88 Bozeman, Mont.
* Angie Dexter Rowing Spanish Jr. 3.88 Anchorage, Alaska
* Aundrea Koger Cross Country/Track Biology So. 3.90 Osage City, Kan.
Jasmine McMullin Track and Field English Sr. 3.94 Sequim, Wash.
Maddie Merritt Rowing Sociology Sr. 3.92 Parker, Colo.
Mackenzie Palmer Softball Accounting So. 3.89 Federal Way, Wash.

*** - Four-Time FAR Award Recipient
** - Three-Time FAR Award Recipient
* - Two-Time FAR Award Recipinent