Top Shelf: 96 Named To Women's Soccer All-Academic Team
Montana State Billings' Kiley Sandow is one of four 4.0 GPA honorees on the All-Academic Team and one of 21 three-time selections.
Montana State Billings' Kiley Sandow is one of four 4.0 GPA honorees on the All-Academic Team and one of 21 three-time selections.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – Four 4.0 students lead the way for 96 total selections to the 2022 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team, presented by Barnes & Noble College.

Montana State Billings senior Kiley Sandow leads the list, making her third appearance on the team with her 4.0 GPA as a health and human performance major. The senior has started all 13 matches for the Yellowjackets this season, scoring one goal and logging 880 minutes. Sandow leads 60 repeat honorees with 21 being three-time All-Academic Team selections.

Saint Martin’s fields half of those 4.0 GPA students in sophomores Sosna Araya and Ellison Kephart. Sosna is an environmental studies major and a midfielder for the Saints who has appeared in all eleven matches this season, logging 320 minutes. Kephart has appeared in all but one of SMU’s matches, making four starts and netting one goal while pursuing a degree­ in nursing.

Central Washington’s Grace Jackson has a 4.0 GPA as a clinical physiology major. The junior forward has appeared in all 12 of the Wildcats’ matches this season, starting in 10, and racking up 669 minutes.

The four 4.0 performers are among 23 student-athletes on the team with a 3.9 GPA or higher. Northwest Nazarene had five and Central Washington, Montana State Billings and Western Oregon all had four.

Northwest Nazarene seniors Sierra Sanchez and Magda Wronski are both four-time honorees who have started all 12 matches for the Nighthawks this season. Sanchez has two goals and three assists as a starting forward for NNU while Wronski has racked up three assists over 805 minutes as part of the second-best defense in the conference.

Central Washington leads the conference with 16 students being named to the All-Academic Team. Montana State Billings and Seattle Pacific both finished with 15 selections and Saint Martin’s had 14.

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 of 3.20 or greater, be a letterwinner on their team and must be in their second year at the nominating institution.

Presented by Barnes & Noble College

Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Jordan Bartlow Sport Management So. 3.64 Arlington, Wash.
Stacia Conely Law & Justice So. 3.37 Reno, Nev.
* Emily Darcy Clinical Physiology Jr. 3.46 Maple Valley, Wash.
*+ Sydney Edwards Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.73 Renton, Wash.
*+ Jaxyn Farmen Biology Sr. 3.75 Medical Lake, Wash.
* Kayla Gout Accounting Jr. 3.99 Yakima, Wash.
Kylee Gregory Psychology So. 3.79 Discovery Bay, Calif.
* Grace Jackson Clinical Physiology Jr. 4.00 Ronald, Wash.
* Maggie McBroom Geography Jr. 3.63 Tumwater, Wash.
* Megan Meindersee STEM Teaching Program Jr. 3.50 Brush Prairie, Wash.
*+ Teryn Mendez Sport Management Sr. 3.68 Seattle, Wash.
* Lily Newberry Biology Jr. 3.75 Centennial, Colo.
Casey Park Economics So. 3.67 Grants Pass, Ore.
Maci Parke Clinical Physiology Sr. 3.46 Des Moines, Wash.
Tess Sparks Apparel, Textiles & Merchandising Jr. 3.97 East Wenatchee, Wash.
* Finn Sprankle Physical Education & School Health Jr. 3.95 Fairbanks, Alaska
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Vendela Andersson Criminal Justice So. 3.22 Gaevle, Sweden
Leila Clark Elementary Education So. 3.28 Marysville, Wash.
* Taylor Gertsch Human Services So. 3.61 Billings, Mont.
* Clare Keenan Environmental Studies Jr. 3.98 Tallahassee, Fla.
Kendall McGraw Business Administration: General Business So. 3.47 Hockinson, Wash.
* Emelie Moberg Human Services So. 3.98 Karlstad, Sweden
Liberty Palmer Business Administration: General Business So. 3.81 Maple Valley, Wash.
Tuva Sallvin Business Marketing Jr. 3.65 Norrala, Sweden
*+ Kiley Sandow Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Sr. 4.00 Murrieta, Calif.
Abby Sena Biology Jr. 3.40 Las Vegas, Nev.
Jackie Sharpe Political Science So. 3.64 Apple Valley, Calif.
Maddie Smith Elementary Education So. 3.71 Kent, Wash.
* Cassie Southwick Human Services Sr. 3.81 Alpine, Utah
Sydney Torres Health & Human Performance - Performance Option Sr. 3.41 Peoria, Ariz.
* Sydney Wate Health & Human Performance 3+2 Option Sr. 3.93 Auburn, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Yacine Bitibale Pre-Physical Therapy Jr. 3.26 Spokane, Wash.
* Kate Bleffert Biology So. 3.94 Driggs, Idaho
*+ Madison Grande Secondary Education Jr. 3.77 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Alejandra Jaramillo Social Work So. 3.34 Chula Vista, Calif.
*+ Kailyn LaBrosse Nursing Jr. 3.54 Spokane Valley, Wash.
*+ Alexis Montoya Pre-Physical Therapy Sr. 3.91 West Jordan, Utah
Elysia Moore Nursing So. 3.49 Kennewick, Wash.
*+ Carolyn Moravec Wildlife Biology & Ecology Jr. 3.91 Spokane, Wash.
*+ Ashley Parton Marketing Sr. 3.35 Leavenworth, Wash.
*+# Sierra Sanchez Biology Sr. 3.49 Blackfoot, Idaho
* Allison Wolf Social Work So. 3.91 Nampa, Idaho
*+# Magda Wronski Communication Sr. 3.92 Anaheim, Calif.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Sosna Araya Environmental Studies So. 4.00 Burien, Wash.
Payton Aselton Psychology So. 3.37 Adna, Wash.
*+ Ali Campigotto Business Administration Jr. 3.86 Gig Harbor, Wash.
Emily Chong Bachelor of Science - Nursing So. 3.77 Lynnwood, Wash.
Shelby Clayton Exercise Science So. 3.24 Lake Tapps, Wash.
Mia Fleming Psychology So. 3.35 Redding, Calif.
*+ Taylor Goodpaster Exercise Sports Science Jr. 3.31 Fife, Wash.
Faith Hahn Landis Bachelor of Science - Nursing  So. 3.93 Naches, Wash.
* Ellison Kephart Bachelor of Science - Nursing So. 4.00 Anacortes, Wash.
* Rachel Kimura Business Administration So. 3.77 Federal Way, Wash.
Kaeli Ploettner Mechanical Engineering So. 3.34 Olympia, Wash.
* Stephanie Roestel Political Science So. 3.71 Mukilteo, Wash.
* Alyssa Twogood Bachelor of Science - Nursing So. 3.65 Graham, Wash.
*+ Maddie Wolff Civil Engineering Jr. 3.61 Longview, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Mackenzie Aiken Business Administration So. 3.48 Snohomish, Wash.
Marissa Bankey Nursing Sr. 3.29 Spokane, Wash.
* Sophie Beadle Communication Jr. 3.67 Rainier, Wash.
* Jacqueline Blakeley Psychology Jr. 3.36 Portland, Ore.
AJ DePinto Political Science Sr. 3.21 Portland, Ore.
* Lauren Forster Communication Jr. 3.95 Olympia, Wash.
* Sophie Gardner Nursing Jr. 3.73 Portland, Ore.
*+ Kaitlynn Knocke Ecology Sr. 3.30 Marysville, Wash.
Mia Mahaffey Integrated Studies Jr. 3.28 Lake Tapps, Wash.
Landrey McCann Sociology So. 3.37 Olympia, Wash.
* Toni Miranda Psychology Sr. 3.49 Bothell, Wash.
Kathryn Nyone Apparel Merchandising So. 3.52 Happy Valley, Ore.
* Callie Rheaume Sociology Sr. 3.60 Camas, Wash.
Lauren Snedeker Nursing So. 3.89 Washougal, Wash.
*+ Ally Veenhuizen Nursing Sr. 3.78 Seattle, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Valerie Silva Education Jr. 3.26 Coquitlam, B.C.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Camille Darland Biology Jr. 3.82 Vancouver, Wash.
Jenna Efraimson Business Jr. 3.93 Camas, Wash.
*+ Erika Gonzalez-Moreno Education Sr. 3.75 Hillsboro, Ore.
Briana Kubli Undeclared So. 3.94 Eugene, Ore.
* Campbell Neste Business So. 3.31 Renton, Wash.
* Lilly Nowatzke Business Jr. 3.20 Shoreview, Minn.
* Elizabeth Parker Education Jr. 3.92 Camas, Wash.
*+ Hannah Rispler Education Jr. 3.89 Gresham, Ore.
* Holly Schmitz Biology Jr. 3.59 Vancouver, Wash.
*+ Chloe Smith Business Jr. 3.68 Portland, Ore.
Macee Woods Public Health Jr. 3.92 Vancouver, Wash.
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Sophie Bearden Croft Sustainable Business So. 3.77 Portland, Ore.
* Zola Carbone Supply Chain Management Sr. 3.85 Bellingham, Wash.
*+ Claire Henninger Master’s of Science - Kinesiology Jr. 3.93 Sequim, Wash.
* Allison Lepp Outdoor Recreation Sr. 3.96 Minot, N.D.
* Ashley Nguyen Business So. 3.37 Seattle, Wash.
* Jayden Nguyen Communication Studies Jr. 3.58 Bellingham, Wash.
*+ Karina Provo Theatre Sr. 3.47 Federal Way, Wash.
* Gracie Sturdevant Biology Sr. 3.72 Kirkland, Wash.
* Chloe Unflat Design So. 3.92 Portland, Ore.
* Grace Wales Anthropology - Archaeology So. 3.55 Snohomish, Wash.
*+ Katie Watt Kinesiology Jr. 3.22 Seattle, Wash.
Tera Ziemer Environmental Studies Sr. 3.79 Santa Rosa, Calif.
* - 2021 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2020-21 All-Academic Selection        
# - 2019 All-Academic Selection