Northern Great: Wallace Among Women's Academic Leaders
Alaska senior Kylie Wallace owns a 3.96 cumulative GPA as a social work major.
Alaska senior Kylie Wallace owns a 3.96 cumulative GPA as a social work major.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. - A three-year starter for Alaska while maintaining a near-perfect GPA in the classroom, Alaska senior guard Kylie Wallace is among the leaders on the 2019-20 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team.

Wallace, a social work major, has maintained a 3.96 cumulative GPA and is among 12 three-time selections to the team. A starter in all 21 of the Nanooks’ games this season, Wallace is averaging 9.1 points per game and ranks sixth in the conference with a .528 field goal percentage.

A total of 49 student-athletes were named to the team, which honors 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 or 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second season at the nominating institution.

Wallace is one of 15 selections that carries a 3.80 GPA or greater. Montana State Billings sophomore forward Shannon Reny, a health and human performance major, is the only member of the team with a 4.00 GPA.

Joining Wallace as three-time All-Academic Team selections is Alaska Anchorage senior guard Yazmeen Goo, Central Washington senior forwards Kaelie Flores and Taylor Shaw and senior guard Alexis Pana; Montana State Billings senior forwards Taylor Cunningham and Janessa Williams and senior guard Jeanann Lemelin; Northwest Nazarene senior guard Avery Albrecht, Saint Martin’s senior guard Makenna Schultz, Simon Fraser senior guard Tayler Drynan and Western Washington senior guard Lexie Bland.

Saint Martin’s leads conference teams with seven All-Academic selections. Concordia and Simon Fraser follow with six selections.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Brittany Richards Business Administration Sr. 3.82 Dunedin, New Zealand
*# Kylie Wallace Social Work Sr. 3.96 Petersburg, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Kimani Fernandez Psychology So. 3.77 Wailuku, Hawaii
*+ Yazmeen Goo Justice Sr. 3.39 Daly City, Calif.
Nicole Pickney Natural Sciences So. 3.25 Chugiak, Alaska
* Tennae Voliva Psychology Jr. 3.83 Anchorage, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Kaelie Flores Family & Child Life Sr. 3.34 Keizer, Ore.
MJ Lancaster Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.47 Lynden, Wash.
* Kassidy Malcolm Public Relations/Arts & Sciences Honors Jr. 3.78 Ellensburg, Wash.
*+ Alexis Pana Art Sr. 3.58 Hilo, Hawaii
*+ Taylor Shaw Recreation, Tourism & Events Sr. 3.55 Oregon City, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Abby Aplaca Biology Jr. 3.65 Waipahu, Hawaii
* Tamika Etherly Psychology Sr. 3.71 Tualatin, Ore.
* Iraide Juez Elementary Education Sr. 3.70 Mallorca, Spain
Nakiyah LeSure Education Sr. 3.21 Sparks, Nev.
Olivia Vezaldenos Business Sr. 3.88 Manteca, Calif.
Abby Zhang Business So. 3.49 Harbin Heilongjiang, China
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Taylor Cunningham Health & Human Performance - Teaching Option Sr. 3.66 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Jeanann Lemelin Public Relations Sr. 3.89 Billings, Mont.
Shannon Reny Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option So. 4.00 Libby, Mont.
Taryn Shelley Elementary Education So. 3.24 Shoreline, Wash.
Emily St. John Psychology So. 3.21 Butte, Mont.
*+ Janessa Williams Elementary Education Sr. 3.77 Clancy, Mont.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Avery Albrecht Marketing Sr. 3.71 La Grande, Ore.
* Zoe Wessels Nutrition Jr. 3.66 Council, Idaho
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Sara Bowen Accounting Sr. 3.83 Lacey, Wash.
Claire Dingus Accounting So. 3.25 Spokane Valley, Wash.
* Marissa Miller Criminal Justice & Psychology Sr. 3.95 Tucson, Ariz.
Megan Nilsson Business Administration Sr. 3.98 Colbert, Wash.
*+ Makenna Schultz Biology Sr. 3.24 Lacey, Wash.
Bria Thames Psychology Sr. 3.56 Beaverton, Ore.
Emma Wrede Business Administration So. 3.80 Greenwood Village, Colo.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Hailee Bennett Accounting Sr. 3.81 Kalispell, Mont.
Rachel Berg Business Administration So. 3.75 Bellevue, Wash.
* Madi Hingston Business Administration Sr. 3.60 Keizer, Ore.
Natalie Hoff Visual Communications So. 3.83 Beaverton, Ore.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Justina Chan Kinesiology So. 3.43 Markham, Ont.
*+ Tayler Drynan Business Administration Sr. 3.74 Spokane, Wash.
Claudia Hart Business Administration Jr. 3.23 North Vancouver, Wash.
* Jessica Jones Criminology Jr. 3.88 Richmond, B.C.
Sophia Klassen Kinesiology So. 3.88 Chilliwack, B.C.
* Kendal Sands Kinesiology Jr. 3.74 Coquitlam, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Shariah Green Computer Science Sr. 3.87 Hillsboro, Ore.
Tresai McCarver Exercise Science So. 3.71 Renton, Wash.
Rachel Rogers Business So. 3.24 Los Molinos, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Lexie Bland Kinesiology Sr. 3.55 Ellensburg, Wash.
Avery Dykstra Business So. 3.62 Everson, Wash.
* Dani Iwami Environmental Studies Jr. 3.62 Seal Beach, Calif.
* Kelsey Rogers Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Jr. 3.35 Bothell, Wash.

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

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