Lumberjack Fall Teams Place 40 on Big Sky All-Academic Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona cross country, football, soccer and volleyball programs were recognized with 40 student-athletes on the Big Sky Fall All-Academic teams released by the conference office.
The cross country teams were highlighted by David McNeill, who was an ESPN Academic All-America selection last year. Three of the four representatives from the women’s team have 4.00 grade point averaged including Carissa Gwerder, Alex Myers and Sarah Raber.
The football team had 11 student-athletes on the team led by junior Ben Bachelier, who boasts a 3.97 GPA. Dan Pela, a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, has a 3.59 in health sciences/health promotion.
The soccer team had a conference-best 13 selections to the Big Sky All-Academic team led by senior Kristi Andreassen, the ESPN Academic All-American of the Year in the sport of soccer. Andre Luciano’s team had six student-athletes with 3.6 or higher GPAs.
The volleyball team had eight selections. Sophomore Lauren Campbell, who has a 4.00 GPA in mechanical engineering, was an ESPN Academic All-District choice this fall.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) Participated in at least half of the team’s competitions; 2) Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at the conclusion of the most recently completed term; 3) Completed at least one academic term at his/her current Big Sky institution.
Women’s Cross Country
Carissa Gwerder, Spanish, Freshman, 4.00
Lisette Michaels, Speech Language Sciences and Technology, Junior, 3.74
Alex Myers, Nursing, Sophomore, 4.00
Sarah Raber, Undeclared, Freshman, 4.00
Men’s Cross Country
Andrew Belus, Microbiology, Junior, 3.70
Tim Freriks, Exercise Science, Sophomore, 3.85
David McNeill, Exercise Science, Senior, 3.77
Jason Pedersen, Mechanical Engineering, Senior, 3.67
Ben Bachelier, Exercise Science, Junior, 3.97
Michael Battisti, Health Sciences/Public Health, Senior, 3.44
Zach Bauman, Marketing, Freshman, 3.25
Michael Czyz, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Junior, 3.27
Drew Emanuel, Mechanical Engineering, Freshman, 3.43
Alex Mott, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Junior, 3.22
Dan Pela, Health Sciences/Health Promotions, Junior, 3.59
Mana Purdy, Environmental Studies, Sophomore, 3.33
Nick Ragland-Johnsen, Health Sciences/Public Health, Junior, 3.31
Reid Worthington, Sociology, Senior, 3.53
Max Zemezonak, Finance, Sophomore, 3.53
Kristi Andreassen, Exercise Science, Senior, 4.00
Chelsea Bednarz, Advertising, Junior, 3.30
Brenna Boies, Interior Design, Senior, 3.25
Brandy Carr, Health Sciences/Public Health, Senior, 3.87
Ally Cwiekowski, Exercise Science, Junior, 3.48
Alana D’Onofrio, Biology, Freshman, 3.47
Tori Howe, Health Sciences/Public Health, Senior, 3.40
Laura Johnson, Elementary Education, Sophomore, 4.00
Ashley Marrapode, Exercise Science, Junior, 3.64
Shawnee Morgan, Biology, Freshman, 3.60
Tori Rocke, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Junior, 3.66
Jenna Samora, Biology, Junior, 3.25
Lauren Zallis, Exercise Science/Physical Education, Junior, 3.43
Lauren Campbell, Mechanical Engineering, Sophomore, 4.00
Chelsea Cheeley, Health Sciences/Public Health, Senior, 3.27
Kobi Christiensen, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Junior, 3.28
Kelli Dallmann, Health Sciences/Physical Education, Sophomore, 3.51
Anna Gott, Management, Sophomore, 3.69
Lexie Schroeder, Health Sciences/Public Health, Sophomore, 3.23
Lexi Sullivan, Health Sciences/Physical Education, Sophomore, 3.68
Jen Wilson, Advertising, Sophomore, 3.40