Shot Put Champ Linenko Lead Women's T&F All-Academic
Linenko's performance helped lead Concordia to the 2020 GNAC women's team title. Photo by Loren Orr.
Linenko's performance helped lead Concordia to the 2020 GNAC women's team title. Photo by Loren Orr.

Friday, April 17, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Katrina Linenko finished off her career as the conference indoor champion in the shot put and also ranks among the tops in the classroom as the Concordia senior headlines the 123 student-athletes named to the 2019-20 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team.

Linenko is one of two student-athletes on the team to be a four-time selection to the squad. With a 3.87 cumulative grade point average as an exercise and sports science major, Linenko won the 2020 indoor shot put title with a mark of 46 feet, 2.75 inches. A provisional qualifier for the Division II Indoor Championships, Linenko’s mark in the conference ranked second in the event and 33rd in Division II.

Joining Linenko a four-time honoree is Western Oregon senior Grace Knapp, who has a 3.99 GPA as a biology major. Knapp finished sixth in the 3,000 meters at the GNAC Indoor Championships and was part of the third-place distance medley relay team. An NCAA Championships provisional qualifier, Knapp finished ranked 39th in Division II.

Knapp is among 58 repeat selections to the Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team and 25 student-athletes with a 3.90 GPA or higher. Of the 58 repeat selections, 21 of those are three-time honorees.

A total of 11 honorees have a perfect 4.00 GPA. That list is led by Alaska Anchorage senior Marie Ries, who was named the women’s Elite 90 Award winner at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The award is presented to the student-athlete at each NCAA championship site with the highest cumulative GPA. Ties are broken by total credits completed.

Also among the 4.00 GPAs is Central Washington sophomore Audrey Moore, Concordia senior Karlie Hurley, Northwest Nazarene senior Bethany Danner, junior Katie Heckathorn and sophomores Anna DePew and Breann Porter; Seattle Pacific sophomore Madison Licari, Simon Fraser junior Emily Chilton, Western Oregon senior Danel Camacho and Western Washington sophomore Aliyah Dawkins.

Central Washington leads all GNAC teams with 28 selections. Western Washington finished with 22 selections.

The GNAC All-Academic Teams honor excellence in the classroom while committing to the rigor of being part of a collegiate athletic program. Nominees must be of sophomore eligibility or greater, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second season at the nominating institution.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Ruth Cvancara Nursing Jr. 3.94 Anchorage, Alaska
* Arielle Himelbloom Health Sciences So. 3.46 Kodiak, Alaska
* Marie Ries Journalism & English Sr. 4.00 Wenden, Germany
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Kayla Bloomquist Business Administration So. 3.28 Williston, N.D.
Sydney Carter Business Administration So. 3.53 Bothell, Wash.
Madison Child Undeclared So. 3.85 Camas, Wash.
*+ Delaney Clem Biology Sr. 3.98 Pendleton, Ore.
*+ Brittany Dodge Biology Sr. 3.46 Pateros, Wash.
Avery Fisk Undeclared So. 3.76 Ellensburg, Wash.
Caitlin Gohr Undeclared So. 3.87 Anchorage, Alaska
Rachelle Hamilton Undeclared So. 3.63 Okanagan, Wash.
Makenna Hansen Undeclared So. 3.43 Lacey, Wash.
Erika Hettick Family & Consumer Science So. 3.72 Gig Harbor, Wash.
*+ Halle Irvine Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.88 Yakima, Wash.
* Mariah Jones Physical Education & School Health Jr. 3.94 Yakima, Wash.
Noelia Juarez Undeclared So. 3.71 Royal City, Wash.
*+ Samantha La Rue Psychology Sr. 3.62 Covington, Wash.
Kay Lester Undeclared So. 3.56 Othello, Wash.
Molly Mattson Undeclared So. 3.90 Selah, Wash.
*+ Shaddia Meadows Elementary Education Sr. 3.50 Naches, Wash.
Audrey Moore Physical Education & School Health So. 4.00 East Wenatchee, Wash.
Yareli Ochoa Undeclared So. 3.82 Marysville, Wash.
Kendra Otto Von Askervold Undeclared So. 3.34 Lake Stevens, Wash.
Grace Scarborough Undeclared So. 3.65 Long Beach, Wash.
Sarah Sidibe Undeclared So. 3.84 Kennewick, Wash.
Meagan Smallbeck Undeclared So. 3.70 Tacoma, Wash.
Jillyan Taylor Undeclared So. 3.35 Okanogan, Wash.
* Alexia Thomas Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.93 Covington, Wash.
* Sidney Trinidad Social Science Jr. 3.36 Arlington, Wash.
Lily Tyrell Physical Education & School Health Jr. 3.82 Selah, Wash.
Kayla Wyatt Biology Jr. 3.93 Spokane, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Macie Allen Nursing Jr. 3.68 Gresham, Ore.
*+ Kaitlyn Bailly Nursing Sr. 3.33 Anchorage, Alaska
* Bailey Fjelstul Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.89 Kenmore, Wash.
*+ Gabriella Hobson Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.92 Coos Bay, Ore.
Karlie Hurley Business Sr. 4.00 North Bend, Wash.
Tori Johnson Education Sr. 3.74 Estacada, Ore.
Sasha Korolenko Biology So. 3.35 Bothell, Wash.
*+# Katrina Linenko Exercise & Sports Science Sr. 3.87 Newport, Ore.
*+ Kori Sprague Nursing Sr. 3.56 Wildomar, Calif.
*+ Chase Stephens Elementary Education Sr. 3.72 Palmer, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Nikki Aiken Health & Human Performance: Teaching Sr. 3.44 Belgrade, Mont.
*+ Brenna Beckett Broadfield Science Teaching Option Sr. 3.89 Broadview, Mont.
* Anne Lory Chevalier Criminal Justice Sr. 3.35 Billings, Mont.
Sierra Durbin Communication: Media Studies So. 3.30 Moore, Mont.
* Rachel Hiner Special Education Jr. 3.68 Harlowton, Mont.
* Michaela Johnson Health & Human Performance: Human Performance Sr. 3.25 Billings, Mont.
Miranda Livingston Biology Sr. 3.21 Columbia Falls, Mont.
Kailee Stoppel History: Teaching Option So. 3.48 Billings, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Bethany Danner Mathematics Sr. 4.00 McCall, Idaho
Anna DePew Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 4.00 Stanwood, Wash.
Sage Earnest Communication So. 3.81 Nampa, Idaho
*+ Kourtney Gwin Biology: Pre-Medicine Sr. 3.95 Orangevale, Calif.
Annalisa Hamilton Secondary Education Jr. 3.29 Caldwell, Idaho
* Katie Heckathorn Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 4.00 Greenleaf, Idaho
Dakota Hutton-King Recreation Sport Management So. 3.64 Hailey, Idaho
Jaidyn Kinneeveauk Management So. 3.73 Anchorage, Alaska
Katerina Moeller Nursing So. 3.61 Spokane, Wash.
* Heidi Nisly English Jr. 3.92 Victor, Mont.
Breann Porter Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 4.00 Vancouver, Wash.
Madison VonBrethorst Management So. 3.77 Spokane, Wash.
* Reitta Wyllie Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 3.57 John Day, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Brianna Cabrera Psychology So. 3.74 Chino, Calif.
Kailey Martin Education So. 3.21 Monroe, Ore.
* Taylor Tandecki Biology Jr. 3.41 Enumclaw, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Grace Bley Exercise Science Sr. 3.79 Puyallup, Wash.
*+ Scout Cai Exercise Science Sr. 3.68 Colfax, Wash.
* Dania Holmberg Psychology Jr. 3.89 Eagle, Idaho
Madison Licari Mathematics So. 4.00 Milton, Wash.
*+ Kate Lilly Mathematics Sr. 3.76 Renton, Wash.
* Kellie May Nursing Jr. 3.65 Irvine, Calif.
*+ Sedona McNerney Integrated Studies Sr. 3.85 Fair Oaks, Calif.
* Renick Meyer Biology Jr. 3.52 Gresham, Ore.
Emily Northey Psychology So. 3.39 Brier, Wash.
Krystal Oien Business Administration So. 3.80 Ridgefield, Wash.
* Julia Stepper Education Certification Jr. 3.52 Ariel, Wash.
* Elizabeth Thompson History Jr. 3.90 Portland, Ore.
*+ Katherine Walter Accounting Sr. 3.97 Brier, Wash.
Kelsey Washenberger Applied Human Biology So. 3.90 Bend, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Alison Andrews-Paul Social Policy Sr. 3.67 Ohope Beach, New Zealand
* Renate Bluschke Sustainable Business Jr. 3.41 Black Creek, B.C.
Calli Charlton Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.99 Vancouver, B.C.
* Emily Chilton Biomedical Physiology Jr. 4.00 New Westminster, B.C.
* Amy Morris Molecular Biology Jr. 3.51 Nanaimo, B.C.
Meyer Quaynor Health Sciences Jr. 3.28 Surrey, B.C.
Diana Voloshin Business Administration Sr. 3.53 Vancouver, B.C.
Camryn Yuen Psychology So. 3.53 North Vancouver, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Rachel Bayly Interdisciplinary Studies Sr. 3.98 Moscow, Idaho
Lauren Berry Business So. 3.48 Bothell, Wash.
* Grayson Burke Early Childhood Education Sr. 3.36 Vancouver, Wash.
Danel Camacho Community Health Sr. 4.00 Roseville, Calif.
Kaylin Cantu Exercise Science So. 3.30 Mount Angel, Ore.
Faeryn Glasscock Exercise Science So. 3.83 Monmouth, Ore.
Logan Jackson Political Science So. 3.20 Richland, Wash.
*+# Grace Knapp Biology Sr. 3.99 Sandy, Ore.
Ana Popchock Biology So. 3.67 Maupin, Ore.
Sarra Soladey Chemistry So. 3.70 Kelso, Wash.
* Darian Wilson Community Health Jr. 3.28 Coquille, Ore.
Taryn Wilson Psychology So. 3.63 San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
* Michaela Yonkman History Jr. 3.86 Everson, Wash.
*+ Kendra Zimmerdahl Communication Studies Sr. 3.57 Portland, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Hannah Bradley English Sr. 3.38 Bellingham, Wash.
Taliah Coe International Business So. 3.53 Renton, Wash.
Aliyah Dawkins Biochemistry So. 4.00 North Mankato, Minn.
* Hannah Dodson Kinesiology Jr. 3.35 Seattle, Wash.
* Talia Dreicer Environmental Studies Jr. 3.60 Los Alamos, N.M.
* Chanelle Eddy Elementary Education - Math Sr. 3.50 Bellingham, Wash.
* Heather Faretta Kinesiology Jr. 3.38 Hanalei, Hawaii
*+ Sophia Galvez Environmental Studies/Journalism Sr. 3.35 Los Alamos, N.M.
Cierra Graham Biology So. 3.28 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Aundrea Koger Bio-Ecology & German Sr. 3.90 Osage City, Kan.
Rebecca Lehman English – Creative Writing So. 3.58 Spokane Valley, Wash.
* Hannah Nienaber Environmental Science Jr. 3.89 Battle Ground, Wash.
Sophie Paradis Biology So. 3.76 Carnation, Wash.
*+ Raquel Pellecer Business Administration Sr. 3.70 Sandy, Ore.
Sarah Retter Sociology So. 3.64 Woodland, Wash.
Jamie Sanford Kinesiology So. 3.61 San Diego, Calif.
Amanda Short Kinesiology Sr. 3.77 Lebanon, Ore.
*+ Waverly Shreffler Environmental Education Sr. 3.62 Sequim, Wash.
Tovah Swartz-Ireland Women, Gender & Equality Studies Jr. 3.21 Seattle, Wash.
Jaclyn Swiderski Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.54 Ida, Mich.
Annika Taylor Environmental Studies So. 3.86 Poulsbo, Wash.
* Natalie Vetto Business Administration Jr. 3.58 Kirkland, Wash.

* - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2017-18 All-Academic Selection
# - 2016-17 All-Academic Selection