Konyn Leads 99 On Women's Soccer All-Academic Team
A three-time All-Academic Team selection, Selen Konyn has three goals and two assists for Western Oregon this season.
A three-time All-Academic Team selection, Selen Konyn has three goals and two assists for Western Oregon this season.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the leaders behind the resurgence of Western Oregon women’s soccer is also among the tops in the classroom as Wolves’ senior Selene Konyn is among the leaders of the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team.

Konyn is among four players selected to the team with a perfect 4.00 GPA. An early childhood education major in the classroom, Konyn has performed well on the pitch at midfield. A starter in all nine matches this season, Konyn enters the week with three goals and two assists and tallied the game-winning goal in the Sept. 21 3-2 overtime victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Two of the other three 4.00 GPAs come from Montana State Billings in senior Amanda Hemmen and sophomore Abby Hamilton. Hemmen, a biology major, has started in all nine matches this season while Hamilton, also majoring in biology, is one of the Yellowjackets’ backup goalkeepers. The other 4.00 GPA belongs to Seattle Pacific sophomore Mariah Alexander, who is majoring in business administration.

A total of 99 student-athletes were named to the All-Academic Team, which recognizes academic success alongside athletic achievement. To qualify for selection, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or greater, have a minimum cumulative 3.20 GPA, be a letterwinner with her team and must be in her second season at the nominating institution.

The four 4.00 GPAs are among 16 student-athletes that have a 3.90 GPA or better. In addition, 29 student-athletes have GPAs of 3.80 or better.

Of the 99, 44 are repeat selections to the All-Academic Team. Eighteen of those are three-time selections while Simon Fraser senior Carli Grosso earned selection for a fourth time.

Seattle Pacific leads all GNAC teams with 16 All-Academic selections, accounting for over 61 percent of the program’s active roster. Montana State Billings was close behind with 15 selections. All but one of the nine GNAC teams had at least 10 selections.


Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Alyssa Barden Elementary Education Sr. 3.74 Yakima, Wash.
* Madison Bradley Public Health Jr. 3.62 Monroe, Wash.
Bella Brown Undeclared So. 3.69 Tumwater, Wash.
Kylee Dillon Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.45 Medford, Ore.
Megan Fox Undeclared So. 3.86 Woodland Hills, Calif.
* Sophia Keenan Elementary Education Jr. 3.68 Vancouver, Wash.
Sydney Lowe Undeclared So. 3.72 Tumwater, Wash.
Makinzie Packwood Undeclared So. 3.75 Clarkston, Wash.
* Emily Russell Food Science & Nutrition Jr. 3.91 Kennewick, Wash.
* Emily Thomson Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.98 Edmonton, Alta.
Bryn Waite Undeclared So. 3.91 Anchorage, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Hailey Asato Biology So. 3.80 Honolulu, Hawaii
Emily Boettcher Pre-Nursing So. 3.27 Eugene, Ore.
* Alaina Edgerly Exercise & Sports Science Sr 3.42 Happy Valley, Ore.
*+ Rebecca Harris Pre-Nursing Sr. 3.96 Vancouver, Wash.
* Megan Myers Biology Sr. 3.26 Newberg, Ore.
* Samantha Persad Biology Jr. 3.61 Milwaukie, Ore.
*+ Michaela Prothe Elementary Education Sr. 3.64 Spokane, Wash.
* Kyra Radcliffe Business Sr. 3.53 Sandy, Utah
Madison Serafini Marketing So. 3.24 Gresham, Ore.
Quinn Williams Business Sr. 3.32 Pukalani, Hawaii
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Lexie Bloyder Communication: Media Studies So. 3.67 Billings, Mont.
Josie Corbin Elementary Education So. 3.66 Richland, Wash.
Haylee Gunter Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option So. 3.80 Buckley, Wash.
Abby Hamilton Biology So. 4.00 Lander, Wyo.
* Erinn Harder Psychology Jr. 3.63 Gig Harbor, Wash.
*+ Amanda Hemmen Biology Sr. 4.00 Renton, Wash.
*+ Alexa Iacolucci Mathematics Sr. 3.69 Lake Forest Park, Wash.
Julia Keller Business Administration: Management So. 3.97 Munich, Germany
Rachel Lythgoe Public Relations Jr. 3.99 Gilbert, Ariz.
Lindsey Meyer Health & Human Performance - Human Performance Option So. 3.76 Laramie, Wyo.
* Erin Reynolds Business Administation: Management Sr. 3.63 Lancaster, Calif.
*+ Kalin Sandow Psychology Sr. 3.87 Murrieta, Calif.
*+ Courteney Shovlin History Sr. 3.91 Great Falls, Mont.
*+ Claire Tevaseu Business Administation: Management Sr. 3.70 Seattle, Wash.
* Hallie Vervair Elementary Education Jr. 3.36 Spokane, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Makenna Alfson Criminal Justice So. 3.20 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Brooke Felzien Accounting Sr. 3.88 Boise, Idaho
Chandler Kauffman Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.64 Redondo Beach, Calif.
Christa Lewis Recreation Sport Management Sr. 3.47 Mountain Home, Idaho
* Rikki Myers Biology Jr. 3.47 Mill Creek, Wash.
Maddy Parton Secondary Kinesiology Education Sr. 3.52 Leavenworth, Wash.
Sierra Sanchez Biology So. 3.36 Blackfoot, Idaho
*+ Corrinah Schaefer Biology: Pre-Medicine Sr. 3.94 Boise, Idaho
Mikayla Sherer Biology: Pre-Medicine So. 3.60 Pocatello, Idaho
Jenna Turner Nursing So. 3.81 Glendora, Calif.
Magda Wronski Communication So. 3.86 Torrance, Calif.
*+ Tennyson Young Management Sr. 3.97 Meridian, Idaho
* Jade Zimmer Global Business Jr. 3.77 Denver, Colo.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Olivia Bianco Education So. 3.50 Mukilteo, Wash.
Natalie Brown Business Administration & Psychology Sr. 3.83 Lynnwood, Wash.
Maia Larsen Psychology So. 3.77 Poulsbo, Wash.
Morgan Lord Criminal Justice Sr. 3.33 Lynnwood, Wash.
Nicole Macaluso Biology Sr. 3.47 Kuna, Idaho
Maddison Maffeo Psychology Sr. 3.20 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Shea McKnight Business Administration Sr. 3.47 Graham, Wash.
LeAnn Phanakhone Chemistry Sr. 3.76 Portland, Ore.
Jenna Ramirez Nursing So. 3.48 Waipahu, Hawaii
Rose Robbins Biology Sr. 3.33 Chehalis, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Mariah Alexander Business Administration So. 4.00 Sammamish, Wash.
Abbie Anderson Physiology So. 3.89 Longview, Wash.
*+ Asia Cayetano Physiology Sr. 3.79 Nampa, Idaho
* Sophia Chilczuk Physiology Jr. 3.84 Kent, Wash.
Abby Despain Exercise Science So. 3.36 Maple Valley, Wash.
Ava Giovanola Economics So. 3.70 Sammamish, Wash.
Madison Ibale Visual Communication So. 3.85 Kent, Wash.
Rachel Maddy Nursing Jr. 3.29 Polson, Mont.
Taylor Menkens Business Administration So. 3.72 Beaverton, Ore.
*+ Megan Moore Business Administration Sr. 3.33 Santa Rosa, Calif.
* Claire Neder Interior Design Jr. 3.65 Spokane, Wash.
Kaylie Nelson Applied Human Biology So. 3.23 Bend, Ore.
Makena Rietz Sociology So. 3.39 Walla Walla, Wash.
* Sierra Smith Accounting Jr. 3.92 Boise, Idaho
Riley Travis Criminal Justice So. 3.43 Seattle, Wash.
* Kate Veenhuizen Nursing Jr. 3.67 Seattle, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Gabrielle Brissette Education So. 3.71 Calgary, Alta.
*+# Carli Grosso Kinesiology Sr. 3.96 Vancouver, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jacky Beristain Exercise Science Sr. 3.77 Pleasanton, Calif.
* Kennedy Clay Criminal Justice Jr. 3.30 Sherwood, Ore.
Jordan Confair Business So. 3.32 Honolulu, Hawaii
Isabelle Creighton Exercise Science Sr. 3.57 Auburn, Wash.
Nicole Hoey Business Jr. 3.30 Tempe, Ariz.
*+ Selene Konyn Early Childhood Education Sr. 4.00 Eugene, Ore.
* Brynn Kubo Early Childhood Education Jr. 3.44 Wailuku, Hawaii
* Alexie Morris Exercise Science Jr. 3.79 Everett, Wash.
* Malia Napoleon Exercise Science Jr. 3.27 Mililani, Hawaii
*+ Kaitlin Poe Early Childhood Education Sr. 3.85 Salem, Ore.
Alex Qualls Criminal Justice Sr. 3.93 Gresham, Ore.
Alyssa Tomasini Community Health Jr. 3.27 Camas, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Jordyn Bartelson Communications Sr. 3.45 Puyallup, Wash.
Talia Daigle Outdoor Recreation Jr. 3.35 Edmonds, Wash.
* Natalie Dierickx Communications Jr. 3.29 Kirkland, Wash.
* Grace Eversaul Environmental Science Jr. 3.83 Vancouver, Wash.
Lindsey Fujiwara Management Information Systems Sr. 3.30 Sammamish, Wash.
* Alice Hiebert Recreation Management Jr. 3.44 Bellingham, Wash.
*+ Liv Larson Recreation Management Sr. 3.29 Arlington, Wash.
*+ Annaliese Laurila Marketing Management Sr. 3.54 Portland, Ore.
*+ Emily Nelson Kinesiology Sr. 3.55 Puyallup, Wash.
Karli White Sociology Sr. 3.39 North Bend, Wash.
* - 2018 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2017 All-Academic Selection
# - 2016 All-Academic Selection