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Khan, Sommerfield Lead Men's Basketball All-Academic Team
Seattle Pacific's Sharif Khan (left) is a 4.00 in the school's Master of Data Analytics program. Sommerfield is a 4.00 as a digital journalism major.
Seattle Pacific's Sharif Khan (left) is a 4.00 in the school's Master of Data Analytics program. Sommerfield is a 4.00 as a digital journalism major.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – Seattle Pacific’s Sharif Khan and Alaska’s Alex Sommerfield are at the top of the class of 26 selections to the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

The two are among three players on the team with a perfect 4.00 GPA and among nine student-athletes with a 3.80 cumulative GPA or better.

Khan, a senior guard from Bellevue, Washington, is enrolled in Seattle Pacific’s Master of Data Analytics program. Moving into a starting role this season, Khan is averaging 8.7 points per game in 10 games and is shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.

Sommerfield, a forward from Federal Way, Washington, is a digital journalism major. Sommerfield played in all 30 games for the Nanooks in 2019-20 and started 10, averaging 7.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Alaska has not played in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joining Khan and Sommerfield with a 4.00 GPA is Montana State Billings sophomore forward Sam Elliott, who has a 4.00 as a finance major.

Khan is one of seven repeat selections to the All-Academic Team and one of three three-time selections. The other three-time selections are Northwest Nazarene senior Sam Roth and Seattle Pacific senior Harry Cavell.

To qualify for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, presented by Barnes & Noble College, nominees must be of sophomore eligibility or greater, have a minimum cumulative GPA or 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second year at the nominating institution.

Central Washington led all programs with six All-Academic Team selections. Alaska Anchorage finished with five selections.

2020-21 GNAC MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Presented By Barnes & Noble College
 
ALASKA        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Alex Sommerfield Digital Journalism Sr. 4.00 Federal Way, Wash.
         
ALASKA ANCHORAGE        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Keegan Crosby Journalism & Public Communications Jr. 3.20 Seattle, Wash.
Tobin Karlberg Journalism & Public Communications Jr. 3.26 Anchorage, Alaska
Caleb Larsen Journalism & Public Communications So. 3.60 Wilsonville, Ore.
David Riley Journalism & Public Communications Sr. 3.57 Farmington, N.M.
Hunter Sweet Management Sr. 3.40 Beaverton, Ore.
         
CENTRAL WASHINGTON        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Marqus Gilson Biology Sr. 3.58 Salt Lake City, Utah
David Lindgren Biology Sr. 3.94 Yakima, Wash.
* Lewis Pope Information Technology/Admin. & Mgt. So. 3.68 South Whidbey, Wash.
* Matt Poquette Sport Management Jr. 3.39 Morton, Wash.
Amari Stafford Sport Management Sr. 3.25 Portland, Ore.
         
MONTANA STATE BILLINGS       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Sam Elliott Business Administration: Finance So. 4.00 Kalispell, Mont.
* Brendan Howard Business Administration: Marketing Jr. 3.33 Great Falls, Mont.
         
NORTHWEST NAZARENE       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Ethan McPherson Computer Science Jr. 3.29 Middleton, Idaho
George Reidy Recreation & Sport Management So. 3.86 Edmonds, Wash.
*+ Sam Roth Engineering Sr. 3.81 Salem, Ore.
         
SAINT MARTIN’S        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Alex Clinton Communication Studies So. 3.40 New South Wales, Australia
Marcus Lenker Mechanical Engineering So. 3.54 Spokane, Wash.
John Moore Accounting Jr. 3.80 Tacoma, Wash.
         
SEATTLE PACIFIC        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Harry Cavell Master’s – Data Analytics Sr. 3.85 Keizer, Ore.
Mehdi El Mardi Master’s – Data Analytics Sr. 3.80 Rabat, Morocco
Filip Fullerton Exercise Science So. 3.47 Beaverton, Ore.
*+ Sharif Khan Master’s – Data Analytics Sr. 4.00 Bellevue, Wash.
         
WESTERN OREGON        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Collin Warmouth Biology So. 3.76 Roseburg, Ore.
         
WESTERN WASHINGTON       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Ivan Bullock Kinesiology So. 3.61 Orcas Island, Wash.
* RJ Secrest Finance & Marketing Jr. 3.50 Silverdale, Wash.
         
* - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection  
+ - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection
     

 

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