Saints Trio Of Four-Timers Lead All-Academic Team
Ryne Oshiro (left), Dakota Hill (center) and Bryant Nakagawa were all four-time All-Academic Team selections for Saint Martin's.
Ryne Oshiro (left), Dakota Hill (center) and Bryant Nakagawa were all four-time All-Academic Team selections for Saint Martin's.

Friday, April 15, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – Three four-time honorees from Saint Martin’s highlight the 67-member GNAC Baseball All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes and Noble College.

Senior Ryne Oshiro has maintained a 3.83 GPA as a communication studies major while serving as the Saints’ starting shortstop. Appearing and starting in 30 games this season, Oshiro is batting .225 with a .325 on-base percentage, five doubles, a triple and a home run.

Dakota Hill has a 3.46 GPA as a senior education major. On the field, Hill has appeared in 22 games, starting six, and is 6-for-38 with four runs scored and two doubles. He also has yet to make an error in 10 chances defensively.

The trio also includes senior Bryant Nakagawa, who has a 3.95 GPA as a student in SMU's Master's of Engineering Management program. Nakagawa is batting .344 for the Saints in 25 games with 22 hits and five doubles.

Oshiro and Hill were joined by eight three-time honorees: Central Washington’s Josh Touhey, Montana State Billings’ PJ Ausmus and Dylan Barkley, Northwest Nazarene’s Nathan Cassara, Nick Irwin, Haden Keller and Steven Verdieck and Western Oregon’s Anthony Zellner. There were a total of 30 repeat selections, nearly half of the 66 student-athletes honored.

Saint Martin’s also featured one of the conference’s 4.00 GPAs in Griffin Williams. A sophomore business administration major, Williams is hitting .205 in 23 games for the Saints. The other 4.00 belongs to Western Oregon senior Mike Peterson. An organizational leadership major, Peterson has a decorated on-field career as well. He was named the 2021 GNAC Pitcher of the Year and currently ranks fourth in the GNAC in ERA (3.34) and opponents' batting average (.241) over 35 innings pitched. He also leads the conference in fewest walks allowed (four).

Including Williams and Peterson, there were eight student-athletes with a GPA above 3.9 and 18 with a GPA above 3.8. Perfect 4.00 GPA near-misses included CWU’s Austin Ohland, who has a 3.98 GPA as a sophomore business administration major while leading the GNAC with 20 doubles and a .600 slugging percentage, and Brayde Hirai, who has a 3.96 GPA in the master’s of athletic administration program while compiling three saves for the Wildcats.

Northwest Nazarene, which currently leads the GNAC standings, also led in the classroom with 18 student-athletes selected. Central Washington and Saint Martin’s both had 15 selections.

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.

Presented By Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Zach Berryman Economics Jr. 3.67 Ephrata, Wash.
Michael Copeland Business Administration Sr. 3.33 Vancouver, Wash.
Jacob Goudzwaard Law & Justice Sr. 3.55 Lynnwood, Wash.
Brayde Hirai Master’s of Athletic Administration Sr. 3.96 Pasco, Wash.
Beau Kearsey Safety & Health Management So. 3.75 Vancouver, Wash.
Trenton Love Undeclared So. 3.68 Richland, Wash.
* Tyler McClain Sport Management Jr. 3.75 Bonney Lake, Wash.
Colby Musselmann Sport Management So. 3.76 Phoenix, Ariz.
* Austin Ohland Business Administration So. 3.98 Maple Valley, Wash.
* Michael Peter Law & Justice/Sociology Sr. 3.88 San Ramon, Calif.
Reid Rasmussen P.E. & School Health So. 3.83 Selah, Wash.
*+ Josh Touhey Accounting Jr. 3.62 Santan Valley, Ariz.
Trevor Tripoli Sport Management Jr. 3.29 Mililani, Hawaii
Dylan Weese Business Administration Jr. 3.39 Poway, Calif.
Riley Wingerson Psychology Jr. 3.23 Renton, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ PJ Ausmus Business Administration: Marketing Jr. 3.62 Parker, Colo.
*+ Dylan Barkley Organizational Communications Jr. 3.54 Missoula, Mont.
Hayden Foltz Business Administration: Accounting Jr. 3.55 Pocatello, Idaho
Matthew Houlihan Health & Human Performance: Performance Option So. 3.35 Renton, Wash.
Justin Lutz Business Administration: Finance Sr. 3.88 North Bend, Wash.
Mason Powell Business Administration: Management So. 3.95 Gillette, Wyo.
Logan Siblerud Business Administration: Management So. 3.27 Kalispell, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Cameron Bogard Wildlife Biology & Ecology Jr. 3.26 Enumclaw, Wash.
*+ Nathan Cassara Business Administration Jr. 3.91 Cave Creek, Ariz.
Will Daniels Digital Media So. 3.66 Crestline, Calif.
Cameron Duke Criminal Justice Sr. 3.32 Moses Lake, Wash.
* Kyle Ethridge Criminal Justice So. 3.85 Alta Loma, Calif.
* Max Holtzclaw Recreation & Sport Management Sr. 3.67 Palo Cedro, Calif.
*+ Nick Irwin Engineering Jr. 3.24 Kennewick, Wash.
*+ Haden Keller Wildlife Biology & Ecology Sr. 3.61 Minden, Nev.
Grant Kerry Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.53 Wynwyrd, England
Mason Leavitt Business Administration So. 3.79 Eagle, Idaho
* Eryk Lopez Recreation & Sport Management So. 3.22 Ontario, Calif.
* Colton Makinster Wildlife Biology & Ecology Sr. 3.66 Nampa, Idaho
* Colton Moore Master of Accountancy Sr. 3.71 Provo, Utah
* Brennan Patterson Master of Business Administration Sr. 3.41 Roy, Utah
Parker Price Master of Business Administration Sr. 3.84 Boise, Idaho
* Alex Salsman Master of Business Administration Sr. 3.85 Meridian, Idaho
Spencer Schwehr Recreation & Sport Management Jr. 3.34 Boise, Idaho
*+ Steven Verdieck Master of Accountancy Sr. 3.24 Troutdale, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Finnley Butler Mechanical Engineering So. 3.76 Boise, Idaho
Cody Chavis Business Administration Jr. 3.25 Sumner, Wash.
* Ryan Driscoll Business Administration Sr. 3.95 West Linn, Ore.
Drew Forgoine Accounting Jr. 3.24 Chehalis, Wash.
Cole Hatton Undeclared So. 3.87 Grayland, Wash.
*+# Dakota Hill Education Sr. 3.46 Yelm, Wash.
* Hunter Kosmider Accounting So. 3.87 Olympia, Wash.
* Nathan Martinez Mechanical Engineering So. 3.81 Tucson, Ariz.
* Troy McCormick Civil Engineering So. 3.20 Allyn, Wash.
Braeden McNally Education So. 3.43 Buckley, Wash.
*+#Bryant Nakagawa Master's of Engineering Management Sr. 3.95 Wailuku, Hawaii
*+# Ryne Oshiro Communication Studies Sr. 3.83 Aiea, Hawaii
Austin Schaler Business Administration So. 3.84 Olympia, Wash.
Mark Steward Exercise Science So. 3.74 Meridian, Idaho
* Griffin Williams Business Administration So. 4.00 El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Michael Yamaguchi Biology So. 3.26 Aiea, Hawaii
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Matthew Dunaway Psychology Jr. 3.37 Mililani, Hawaii
* Justyn Herzog Exercise Science Jr. 3.42 Hillsboro, Ore.
Joe Kinsky Organizational Leadership Sr. 3.95 Denver, Colo.
* Derek Maiben Interdisciplinary Studies Sr. 3.50 Newberg, Ore.
* Jacob Maiben Criminal Justice Sr. 3.61 Newberg, Ore.
Jacob Memmott Exercise Science So. 3.75 Central Point, Ore.
Darian Noll Exercise Science So. 3.37 Tolovana Park, Ore.
* Mike Peterson Organizational Leadership Sr. 4.00 Pullman, Wash.
Spencer Six Biology So. 3.44 Roseburg, Ore.
Ryan Witt Education Sr. 3.78 Monroe, Wash.
*+ Anthony Zellner Business Sr. 3.40 Salem, Ore.
* - 2021 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2020 All-Academic Selection      
# - 2019 All-Academic Selection