Going The Distance: Danner Tops Women's T&F All-Academic
Bethany Danner (left) is one of six All-Academic selections with a 4.00 GPA and one of five four-time selections.
Bethany Danner (left) is one of six All-Academic selections with a 4.00 GPA and one of five four-time selections.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – A standout performer for Northwest Nazarene on the track and a standout performer academically, Nighthawks senior Bethany Danner leads a total of 125 selections to the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

Danner is one of six honorees with a perfect 4.00 GPA and one of five four-time selections to the squad. A distance performer her entire Northwest Nazarene career, the secondary education major enters the GNAC Outdoor Championships with the conference’s third-best time in the 10,000 meters at 39 minutes, 32.04 seconds. She has also run season-bests of 4:55.80 in the 1,500 meters and 18:06.74 in the 5,000 meters.

Joining Danner with 4.00 GPAs is Central Washington senior Brittany Dodge and junior Audrey Moore; Northwest Nazarene junior Breann Porter and sophomore Jordan Woods; and Western Washington senior Amanda Short.

Also making the squad as four-time honorees are Dodge, Montana State Billings senior Brenna Beckett, and Seattle Pacific seniors Scout Cai and Kate Lilly.

This year’s Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team includes 26 student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher. The squad also features 62 repeat honorees, accounting for almost half of the entire team, and 18 three-time selections.

Central Washington finished with 24 All-Academic selections. Northwest Nazarene had 21 selections and Western Washington had 20 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.

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
Mariah Brelsford Electrical Engineering Sr. 3.95 Bozeman, Mont.
*+ Ruth Cvancara Nursing Science Sr. 3.84 Anchorage, Alaska
Carlotta Duenninger Economics & Management Fr. 3.71 Ratingen, Germany
*+ Arielle Himelbloom Health Sciences Jr. 3.38 Kodiak, Alaska
Mikayla Mader Justice So. 3.47 Anchorage, Alaska
Alfin Nyamasyo Marketing Jr. 3.47 Makuenui, Kenya
Bailey Roe Health Sciences So. 3.25 Fairbanks, Alaska
Joei Vidad Nursing Fr. 3.80 Sitka, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Brenna Board Exercise Science So. 3.53 Mill Creek, Wash.
Taylor Bogle Biology So. 3.24 Clarkston, Wash.
* Sydney Carter Business Administration Jr. 3.57 Bothell, Wash.
KC Catey History Sr. 3.50 Puyallup, Wash.
Lauryn Chandler Undeclared So. 3.20 Bremerton, Wash.
McCall DeChenne Biology So. 3.93 Ephrata, Wash.
*+# Brittany Dodge Higher Education Sr. 4.00 Pateros, Wash.
Aujanique Doss Athletic Administration Sr. 3.75 Tacoma, Wash.
* Caitlin Gohr Accounting Jr. 3.87 Anchorage, Alaska
Kiarra Green Biology So. 3.36 Marysville, Wash.
* Rachelle Hamilton HR Management Jr. 3.95 Okanagan, Wash.
* Makenna Hansen Public Health Jr. 3.50 Lacey, Wash.
Alexis Mallory Sport Management So. 3.76 Kent, Wash.
Meredith Massey Art So. 3.81 Kennewick, Wash.
Zoie Mastin Clinical Physiology So. 3.69 Lake Stevens, Wash.
* Audrey Moore Physical Education Jr. 4.00 East Wenatchee, Wash.
Jasmyne Neria Law & Justice/Psychology Sr. 3.33 Lynden, Wash.
* Yareli Ochoa Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising Jr. 3.63 Marysville, Wash.
Brittany Stevens Literacy Sr. 3.94 Bellevue, Wash.
Katelynn Strate Clinical Physiology/Pre-Physical Therapy So. 3.44 Yelm, Wash.
* Jillyan Taylor Economics Jr. 3.48 Okanogan, Wash.
*+ Sidney Trinidad Social Sciences/Ethnic Studies Sr. 3.22 Arlington, Wash.
* Lily Tyrell Physical Education & School Health Sr. 3.88 Selah, Wash.
* Kayla Wyatt Biology Sr. 3.90 Spokane, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+# Brenna Beckett Clinical Rehab & Mental Health Couns. Sr. 3.91 Broadview, Mont.
*+ Anne Lory Chevalier Criminal Justice Sr. 3.33 Billings, Mont.
* Sierra Durbin Communication: Media Studies Jr. 3.49 Moore, Mont.
* Michaela Johnson Psychology Sr. 3.28 Billings, Mont.
* Kailee Stoppel History: Teaching Option Jr. 3.46 Billings, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Annalisa Abdalla Psychology Sr. 3.40 Caldwell, Idaho
Ellie Alberts Elementary Education So. 3.77 Cashmere, Wash.
*+# Bethany Danner Secondary Education Sr. 4.00 McCall, Idaho
* Sage Earnest Recreation Sport Management Jr. 3.79 Nampa, Idaho
McKenna Emerson Graphic Design Fr. 3.74 Eagle, Idaho
Haylee Facer Elementary Education So. 3.44 Weiser, Idaho
*+ Katie Heckathorn Biology: Pre-Medicine Sr. 3.99 Everett, Idaho
Destany Herbert Social Work So. 3.41 Pomeroy, Wash.
* Dakota Hutton-King Recreation Sport Management Jr. 3.69 Hailey, Idaho
Kalen Johnson Nursing Jr. 3.87 Zillah, Wash.
Kalyssa Kempthorne Criminal Justice So. 3.80 Lake Oswego, Ore.
* Jaidyn Kinneeveauk Management Jr. 3.81 Anchorage, Alaska
Julia LaMar Nursing So. 3.61 Eagle, Idaho
Elizabeth McMullen Recreation Sport Management Fr. 3.60 Ilwaco, Wash.
Katerina Moeller Nursing Jr. 3.47 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Heidi Nisly English Sr. 3.93 Victor, Mont.
* Breann Porter Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 4.00 Vancouver, Wash.
* Madi VonBrethorst Management Jr. 3.85 Spokane, Wash.
Sage Way Nursing So. 3.94 Cascade, Idaho
Jordan Woods Accounting So. 4.00 Meridian, Idaho
Lauren Wuertz Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.84 Eagle, Idaho
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Annika Briggs Civil Engineering Fr. 3.64 Spokane, Wash.
Judy Ann Cabico Bachelor of Science Nursing Fr. 3.56 Ewa Beach, Hawaii
* Brianna Cabrera Psychology So. 3.72 Chino Hills, Calif.
Hannah Cook Bachelor of Science Nursing Fr. 3.96 Raymond, Wash.
Bethany Forward Business Administration Fr. 3.93 Federal Way, Wash.
Elaina Hansen Biology & Exercise Science Fr. 3.49 Tenino, Wash.
Naomi Hartley Bachelor of Science Nursing Fr. 3.68 Puyallup, Wash.
* Kailey Martin Bachelor of Science Nursing So. 3.32 Monroe, Ore.
Eden Mortensen Bachelor of Science Nursing Fr. 3.94 Tacoma, Wash.
Kendyl Otter Secondary Education Fr. 3.69 Bellingham, Wash.
Alyssa Smith Exercise Science Jr. 3.70 Oregon City, Ore.
Ashley Vest Chemistry Jr. 3.25 Poulsbo, Wash.
Makiya Worthy Political Science Fr. 3.46 Federal Way, Wash.
Kierrla Yates Business Administration Fr. 3.61 Longview, Wash.
Margaret Zilla Education & Mathematics Fr. 3.55 Olympia, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Grace Bley Exercise Science Sr. 3.80 Puyallup, Wash.
*+# Scout Cai Exercise Science Sr. 3.71 Colfax, Wash.
*+ Dania Holmberg Psychology Jr. 3.90 Eagle, Idaho
* Madison Licari Mathematics So. 3.97 Milton, Wash.
*+# Kate Lilly Mathematics Sr. 3.70 Renton, Wash.
*+ Kellie May Nursing Jr. 3.67 Irvine, Calif.
*+ Renick Meyer Biology Jr. 3.42 Gresham, Ore.
Libby Michael Biology Fr. 3.97 Nine Mile Falls, Wash.
* Emily Northey Psychology So. 3.52 Brier, Wash.
*+ Julia Stepper History Jr. 3.58 Ariel, Wash.
*+ Elizabeth Thompson History Jr. 3.91 Portland, Ore.
* Kelsey Washenberger Applied Human Biology So. 3.91 Bend, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Alison Andrews-Paul Master’s of Health Science Sr. 3.79 Ohope Beach, New Zealand
*+ Renate Bluschke Business/Sustainable Business Jr. 3.51 Black Creek, B.C.
* Calli Charlton Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.90 Vancouver, B.C.
*+ Emily Chilton Biomedical Physiology Jr. 3.99 New Westminster, B.C.
Jordan Jacobs Health Sciences Fr. 3.22 Langley, B.C.
Sydney Kania Health Sciences Fr. 3.67 Sydney, Australia
*+ Amy Morris Molecular Biology/Chemistry Jr. 3.44 Nanaimo, B.C.
Claire Noort History/First Nations Studies Sr. 3.32 New Westminster, B.C.
* Meyer Quaynor Health Sciences Jr. 3.32 Surrey, B.C.
Mairin Shields-Brown Resource & Environmental Management Jr. 3.41 Campbell River, B.C.
* Diana Voloshin Business Administration Sr. 3.53 Vancouver, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Lauren Berry Business So. 3.62 Bothell, Wash.
* Kaylin Cantu Exercise Science So. 3.41 Mount Angel, Ore.
Danielle Clem Business Fr. 3.31 Sherwood, Ore.
Jenelle Hurley Business Fr. 3.96 Grants Pass, Ore.
Logan Jackson Political Science So. 3.49 Richland, Wash.
* Ana Popchock Biology So. 3.75 Maupin, Ore.
Makenzie Smith ASL Jr. 3.77 Vancouver, Wash.
* Taryn Wilson Psychology So. 3.82 San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
*+ Michaela Yonkman History Jr. 3.76 Everson, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jane Barr Business Administration Jr. 3.38 Seattle, Wash.
Taliah Coe Business Administration So. 3.66 Renton, Wash.
* Aliyah Dawkins Behavioral Neuroscience So. 3.96 North Mankato, Minn.
*+ Hannah Dodson Kinesiology Sr. 3.45 Seattle, Wash.
*+ Talia Dreicer Energy Science & Technology Sr. 3.66 Los Alamos, N.M.
Madison Fassiotto Industrial Design Fr. 3.88 Portland, Ore.
Skye Hopper Biology/Math Fr. 3.85 Anacortes, Wash.
* Karlie Hurley Master’s of Business Administration Sr. 3.82 North Bend, Wash.
Payton Lunde Business Administration Fr. 3.78 Bellingham, Wash.
Jessica Neal Environmental Studies Fr. 3.25 Lacey, Wash.
*+ Hannah Nienaber Environmental Science Sr. 3.93 Battle Ground, Wash.
Devon Olson Environmental Studies Jr. 3.37 Bothell, Wash.
Mollie Olson Multidisciplinary Studies Jr. 3.22 Napavine, Wash.
* Sophie Paradis Marine Biology So. 3.62 Carnation, Wash.
Katie Potts Communication Studies Fr. 3.23 Everett, Wash.
* Jamie Sanford Kinesiology So. 3.74 San Diego, Calif.
* Amanda Short Kinesiology (Master’s) Sr. 4.00 Lebanon, Ore.
* Annika Taylor Art Studio So. 3.89 Poulsbo, Wash.
*+ Natalie Vetto Business Administration Jr. 3.70 Kirkland, Wash.
Raine Westfall Biology/Visual Journalism Fr. 3.53 Port Angeles, Wash.
* - 2019-20 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2018-19 All-Academic Selection
# - 2017-18 All-Academic Selection