King Cole: NNU's Evarts Leads Men's Golf All-Academic Team
Cole Evarts has played in 12 rounds for Northwest Nazarene this year while compiling a 3.90 GPA as a financial economics major.
Cole Evarts has played in 12 rounds for Northwest Nazarene this year while compiling a 3.90 GPA as a financial economics major.

Friday, April 23, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the key players for Northwest Nazarene this season and a solid performer in the classroom as well, Nighthawks sophomore Cole Evarts leads the 22 student-athletes named to the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Golf All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

One of eight NNU players named to the squad, Evarts owns a 3.90 GPA as a financial economics major. Evarts has played in 12 rounds this season with a 77.4 stroke average. Evarts posted a pair of top-10 finishes this season, tying for seventh at the LC State Warrior Spring Invitational on March 15 and 16 and tying for eighth at the GNAC Championships, where he carded a three-round score of 223.

Simon Fraser junior Ryan Stolys joined Evarts as the two honorees with a 3.90 GPA or better. Stolys has a 3.93 GPA as an engineering science major. The duo is among five student-athletes on the team with a 3.70 GPA or better.

Of the 22 selections to the All-Academic Team, 10 are repeat selections and four are three-time selections. The three-time selections include Montana State Billings junior Riley Kaercher, Northwest Nazarene seniors Andrew Cortez and Tyler Joplin and Saint Martin’s senior Brooks McKinney.

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.

Thanks to eligibility waivers provided by the NCAA due to the cancellation of the 2020 season, players who continue to hold freshman eligibility but are in their second season of competition at the nominating institution were eligible for selection to the GNAC All-Academic Team.

Presented By Barnes & Noble College
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Blake Finn Elementary Education Fr. 3.24 Big Timber, Mont.
*+ Riley Kaercher Business Administration: Accounting Jr. 3.43 Billings, Mont.
Riley Lawrence Criminal Justice Jr. 3.29 Helena, Mont.
* Logan Martin Business Administration: Marketing Sr. 3.49 Billings, Mont.
Paul O’Neil Business Administration:
General Business
Fr. 3.22 Laurel, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Micah Becker Accounting So. 3.44 Nampa, Idaho
Michael Corkish Engineering So. 3.68 Nampa, Idaho
*+ Andrew Cortez Accounting Sr. 3.83 American Falls, Idaho
* Isaac Emerson Management Sr. 3.78 Greenacres, Wash.
Cole Evarts Financial Economics So. 3.90 Star, Idaho
Grayson Giboney Management So. 3.59 Mukilteo, Wash.
*+ Tyler Joplin Marketing Sr. 3.78 Eagle, Idaho
* Jared Stensgaard Chemistry Sr. 3.25 Nampa, Idaho
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Nicholas Baker Business Administration Jr. 3.49 Cle Elum, Wash.
*+ Brooks McKinney Mechanical Engineering Sr. 3.63 Lacey, Wash.
Jordan Terada Business Administration Jr. 3.25 Maui, Hawaii
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Jordan Bean Business Administration So. 3.50 Canmore, Alta.
* Ryan Stolys Engineering Science Jr. 3.93 Richmond Hill, Ont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Austin Darnell Finance Jr. 3.66 Mount Vernon, Wash.
Nick Lasko International Business Fr. 3.43 Clackamas, Ore.
Cody Oakes Accounting Fr. 3.25 Arlington, Wash.
* Aidan Thain Business Administration Jr. 3.31 Bellevue, Wash.
* - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection