OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona student-athletes competing in the winter sports of men's and women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track & field totaled 25 Big Sky All-Academic awards, the conference announced Friday.
Combined with 41 Big Sky All-Academic awards in the fall and 17 Academic All-WAC awards for the NAU swimming & diving team Lumberjack student-athletes have now totaled 83 conference All-Academic awards during the 2012-13 year.
Men's indoor track & field led the way with 11 Big Sky All-Academic awards during the winter season while the women's indoor track & field team totaled 10. Men's and women's basketball each had two honorees from their teams.
To be eligible for Big Sky All-Academic honors, 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.
Collectively, the Lumberjacks are excelling in the classroom with 12 of their 15 intercollegiate teams posting a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher following the fall semester. The department's 3.12 cumulative GPA for the fall semester marked the 17th semester out of the last 18 that the Lumberjack student-athletes have recorded a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher.
Here is the complete list of winter 2012 NAU Big Sky All-Academic selections:
Max Jacobsen - So. - Electrical Engineering
Jordyn Martin - Fr. - Undeclared
Aubrey Davis - Sr. - Secondary Education
Patricia Gortarez - Jr. - Hotel & Restaurant Management
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Roman Acosta - Sr. - Public Administration
Cameron Coleman - Fr. - Exercise Science
Miles DiSabella - Sr. - Biomedical Science
Arnaud Froidmont - Sr. - Applied Physics
Chris Ganem - So. - Biomedical Science
Bahlbi Gebreyohanns - So. - Business Economics
Caleb Hoover - So. - Biomedical Science
Matt League - Fr. - Biology
Gus Margiotta - Jr. - Journalism
Alejandro Montano - So. - Mechanical Engineering
Brian Shrader - So. - Exercise Science
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Emily Bartz - So. - Exercise Science
Jade Childs - Fr. - Business
Rolonda Jumbo - Fr. - Undeclared
Agnes Laurent - Sr. - Cultural Studies
Kerri Lenihan - So. - Biomedical Sciences
Shamelle Pless - So. - Business
Amanda Stricker - So. - Anthropology
Lauren Stuart - Jr. - Biology
Kasandra Vegas - Sr. - Exercise Science
Jessica Weise - So. - Sociology