Four-Time Performers Lead Women's T&F All-Academic
Arielle Himelbloom (left), Emily Chilton (center) and Amanda Short competed for their respective teams at the GNAC Outdoor Championships. Photos by Jacob Thompson.
Arielle Himelbloom (left), Emily Chilton (center) and Amanda Short competed for their respective teams at the GNAC Outdoor Championships. Photos by Jacob Thompson.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – Making the most of an extra year on the track and in the classroom, four-time honorees Arielle Himelbloom of Alaska Anchorage, Emily Chilton of Simon Fraser and Amanda Short of Western Washington lead a total of 120 selections to the 2021-22 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

The three seniors were among 54 repeat honorees on the team. In addition to the duo’s four-time selections, there were a total of 19 student-athletes making the team for the third time.

Himelbloom, who has a 3.33 GPA as a health sciences major, raced at the GNAC Outdoor Championships in the distances, placing 11th in the 10,000 meters and 13th in the 5,000 meters. During the indoor season, she placed eighth at the GNAC Championships in the 5,000 meters and 14th in the 3,000 meters.

Chilton, who has a 3.91 GPA as a biomedical physiology major, placed eighth for SFU at the GNAC Outdoor Championships in both the 800 meters and 1,500 meters. During the indoor season, Chilton placed sixth at the GNAC Championships in the mile and ran the third leg on SFU’s winning distance medley relay team.

Short, who has a 4.00 GPA as a master's student in kinesiology, finished second in the javelin at the GNAC Outdoor Championships. She earned her first All-Academic award during the 2016-17 academic year.

Chilton was among 23 student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team with a 3.9 GPA or higher.

Seven student-athletes made the team with a 4.0 GPA. Joining Short at 4.0 are Central Washington senior Audrey Moore, Montana State Billings sophomore Brynn Jolma, Northwest Nazarene sophomore Jordan Woods, Seattle Pacific sophomore Annika Esvelt, Western Oregon junior Luz Garcia and freshman Kaitlyn Kruse.

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
Kaitlyn Backman Biological Sciences So. 3.91 Anchorage, Alaska
Haley Bartolaba Health Sciences So. 3.27 Sitka, Alaska
* Mariah Brelsford Electrical Engineering Sr. 3.85 Bozeman, Mont.
Elena Cano Criminal Justice Sr. 3.66 Alpine, Texas
* Carlotta Duenninger Economics So. 3.77 Ratingen, Germany
*+# Arielle Himelbloom Health Sciences Sr. 3.33 Kodiak, Alaska
* Mikayla Mader Justice Jr. 3.43 Anchorage, Alaska
* Alfin Nyamasyo Global Logistics & Supply Chain Mgt./Marketing Sr. 3.34 Makukeni, Kenya
* Bailey Roe Dietetics Jr. 3.28 Fairbanks, Alaska
Sofia Spaic Social Work So. 3.39 Palmer, Alaska
* Joei Vidad Nursing So. 3.89 Sitka, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Brenna Board Exercise Science Jr. 3.36 Mill Creek, Wash.
Erica Cabanos Accounting So. 3.59 Puyallup, Wash.
Madison Child Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.90 Camas, Wash.
Tailer Cochran Applied Mathematics So. 3.80 Arlington, Wash.
Allison Coleman Integrated Energy Management So. 3.94 Richland, Wash.
* McCall DeChenne Biology Jr. 3.89 Ephrata, Wash.
Payton Elenbaas Undeclared So. 3.84 Lynden, Wash.
Avery Fisk Post-Bacclaureate Sr. 3.88 Ellensburg, Wash.
*+ Caitlin Gohr Business Administration Sr. 3.86 Anchorage, Alaska
* Kiarra Green Biology Jr. 3.39 Marysville, Wash.
*+ Makenna Hansen Public Health Sr. 3.60 Lacey, Wash.
Kelli Heim Geology So. 3.73 Pullman, Wash.
E’lexis Hollis Special Education So. 3.39 Ellensburg, Wash.
Kay Lester Law & Justice/Psychology Sr. 3.72 Othello, Wash.
* Meredith Massey Art/Honors College Jr. 3.86 Kennewick, Wash.
* Zoie Mastin Exercise Science Jr. 3.60 Lake Stevens, Wash.
Molly Mattson Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.95 Selah, Wash.
*+ Audrey Moore Physical Education & School Health Sr. 4.00 East Wenatchee, Wash.
*+ Yareli Ochoa Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising Sr. 3.55 Marysville, Wash.
Meagan Smallbeck Deaf & Sign Language Studies Sr. 3.47 Tacoma, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jordan Cookman Health & Human Performance - Performance Option So. 3.65 Forsyth, Mont.
*+ Sierra Durbin Communication: Media Studies Sr. 3.57 Moore, Mont.
*+ Michaela Johnson Psychology Sr. 3.34 Billings, Mont.
Brynn Jolma Health & Human Performance - Performance Option So. 4.00 Winnett, Mont.
Grace Jones Busines Administration: General Business So. 3.32 Helena, Mont.
Kendall Lynn Biology – Medical Lab Science So. 3.32 Three Forks, Mont.
*+ Kailee Stoppel History: Teaching Option Jr. 3.54 Billings, Mont.
Aspen Tolman Health & Human Performance - Teaching Option So. 3.76 Westminster, Colo.
Ally Whitmer Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Jr. 3.51 Pocatello, Idaho
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Ellie Alberts Elementary Education So. 3.82 Cashmere, Wash.
* Kalen Belton Nursing So. 3.84 Zillah, Wash.
Nizhoni Buckway Management Fr. 3.23 Coalville, Utah
Emma Clark Nursing So. 3.58 Melba, Idaho
Laine DeJong Nursing Fr. 3.97 Lynden, Wash.
Ellie Earnest Digital Media Fr. 3.71 Nampa, Idaho
Chloe Edmiston Social Work Fr. 3.94 Nampa, Idaho
* Haylee Facer Elementary Education So. 3.48 Weiser, Idaho
Madison Fouse Public Relations Fr. 3.30 Pocatello, Idaho
Hailey Graham Engineering Fr. 3.43 Kelso, Wash.
* Destany Herbert Social Work So. 3.37 Pomeroy, Wash.
*+ Dakota Hutton-King Recreation Sport Management Jr. 3.74 Sun Valley, Idaho
* Kalyssa Kempthorn Criminal Justice Fr. 3.82 Lake Oswego, Ore.
Olivia Klein Recreation Sport Management Fr. 3.90 Meridian, Idaho
Olivia Mancinelli Social Work Fr. 3.88 Kennewick, Wash.
Emily McMahon Wildlife Biology & Ecology Fr. 3.67 Prescott, Ariz.
Alyssa Quinn Psychology Fr. 3.85 Meridian, Idaho
* Jordan Woods Accounting So. 4.00 Meridian, Idaho
Kinsey Yenor Marketing Fr. 3.97 Meridian, Idaho
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Peyton Bodi Nursing Jr. 3.25 Monroe, Ore.
* Annika Briggs Civil Engineering So. 3.64 Spokane, Wash.
* Judy Ann Cabico Nursing So. 3.54 Ewa Beach, Hawaii
*+ Brianna Cabrera Psychology Jr. 3.73 Chino Hills, Calif.
* Hannah Cook Nursing So. 3.83 Raymond, Wash.
* Naomi Hartley Nursing So. 3.64 Puyallup, Wash.
Madison Johnson Psychology Fr. 3.65 Wenatchee, Wash.
* Eden Mortensen Nursing So. 3.68 Tacoma, Wash.
Abigail Prinzo-Burton Nursing So. 3.93 Medford, Ore.
Sara Sabra Pre-Nursing Fr. 3.45 Lincoln, Calif.
Jocelyn Saribay Communications Fr. 3.72 Waipahu, Hawaii
Madison Vu Math Fr. 3.86 Olympia, Wash.
Cassidy Walchak-Sloan Social Work Fr. 3.58 Olympia, Wash.
* Margaret Zilla Education So. 3.42 Olympia, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
#^ Vanessa Aniteye Exercise Science Sr. 3.51 Eagle River, Alaska
Lizzy Daugherty Psychology So. 3.44 Lake Stevens, Wash.
Annika Esvelt Applied Human Biology So. 4.00 Spokane, Wash.
Aniya Green Exercise Science So. 3.20 Dupont, Wash.
*+ Madison Licari Mathematics Sr. 3.91 Fife, Wash.
* Libby Michael Biology Jr. 3.94 Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
*+ Emily Northey Research Psychology Sr. 3.80 Brier, Wash.
Ellie Rising Food & Nutritional Science So. 3.96 Goldendale, Wash.
*+ Kelsey Washenberger Applied Human Biology Sr. 3.91 Bend, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Alison Andrews-Paul Master’s of Health Science Jr. 3.89 Ohope Beach, New Zealand
Erika Binder Psychology Fr. 3.50 Calgary, Alta.
*+# Emily Chilton Biomedical Physiology Sr. 3.91 New Westminster, B.C.
Kaitlyn Hanger Psychology Fr. 3.57 Burnaby, B.C.
* Sydney Kania Health Sciences So. 3.51 Sydney, Australia
Zuzanna Liniewski Theatre Fr. 3.64 Burnaby, B.C.
Ella Marion Biomedical Physiology Fr. 3.78 Calgary, Alta.
Charlotte Prangley Biomedical Physiology Fr. 3.42 North Vancouver, B.C.
Megan Roxby Business/Sustainable Business Jr. 3.34 North Vancouver, B.C.
Carly Seemann Biological Science Fr. 3.56 Coquitlam, B.C.
*+ Diana Voloshin International Business/Finance Sr. 3.85 Vancouver, B.C.
Olivia Willett English/French Sr. 3.25 Coquitlam, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Kaylin Cantu Exercise Science Jr. 3.41 Mount Angel, Ore.
Rilee Carstensen Exercise Science Fr. 3.81 Newberg, Ore.
Amity Deters Chemistry Fr. 3.98 Amity, Ore.
Luz Garcia Organizational Leadership Jr. 4.00 Los Angeles, Calif.
* Jenelle Hurley Business So. 3.97 Grants Pass, Ore.
* Logan Jackson Political Science So. 3.44 Richland, Ore.
Kaitlyn Kruse Exercise Science Fr. 4.00 Troutdale, Ore.
Madeline Lambing Psychology So. 3.28 Hillsboro, Ore.
Lindie Larson Social Science Fr. 3.73 Redding, Calif.
Kaiya Leamy Biology Fr. 3.41 Corvallis, Ore.
Lilianna Lyness-Morales Exercise Science Fr. 3.54 Mill City, Ore.
Lyndee McLauchlin Exercise Science So. 3.51 Klamath Falls, Ore.
*+ Ana Popchock Biology So. 3.80 Maupin, Ore.
Shannon Smith Exercise Science Fr. 3.59 Bandon, Ore.
*+ Taryn Wilson Psychology So. 3.85 San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Carmen Cleveland Barrera Kinesiology Fr. 3.42 Onalaska, Wash.
* Taliah Coe International Business So. 3.73 Renton, Wash.
Mia Crocker Kinesiology Fr. 3.87 Sammamish, Wash.
*+ Aliyah Dawkins Biochemistry & Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.95 North Mankato, Minn.
Matty Lagerwey Marketing Fr. 3.28 La Conner, Wash.
* Jessica Neal Environmental Studies Fr. 3.41 Lacey, Wash.
* Katie Potts Communication Studies Fr. 3.45 Everett, Wash.
*+ Jamie Sanford Kinesiology So. 3.73 San Diego, Calif.
*+! Amanda Short Kinesiology (Master’s) Sr. 4.00 Lebanon, Ore.
Annie Tran Biochemistry Fr. 3.59 Everett, Wash.
* Raine Westfall Biology/Visual Journalism Fr. 3.44 Port Angeles, Wash.
* - 2020-21 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection  
# - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection 
^ - 2017-18 All-Academic Selection