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Basketball's Wallace and Saldivar Named to Big Sky All-Academic

Basketball's Wallace and Saldivar Named to Big Sky All-Academic

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona basketball and indoor track and field programs were recognized with 27 student-athletes on the Big Sky Winter All-Academic teams released by the conference office.

The men's track and field team was highlighted by national champion David McNeill, who was an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America selection last year. He has a 3.75 GPA in exercise science. Classmates Derrick Jackson, Ian Titcomb and Javier Villarreal were among 13 student-athletes on the team. The women's indoor team had eight student-athletes qualify for the team led by Jamilyn Michaud, who has a 3.93 GPA in dental hygiene.

The women's basketball team had six student-athletes on the team, including three with a 3.8 or higher GPA in sophomore Katie Pratt and juniors Jenna Galloway and Melissa Spaich. Men's basketball was represented by freshmen Stallon Saldivar and Reid Wallace.

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.

Men's Basketball

Name, Class, Major, GPA

Stallon Saldivar, FR, Business Economics, 3.43

Reid Wallace, FR, Undecided   , 4.00

Women's Basketball

Name, Class, Major, GPA

Aly Bonham, SO, Health Sciences/Comm. Health Promotion, 3.47

Liana Boer, SR, Exercise Science, 3.65           

Jenna Galloway, JR, Electronic Media & Film, 3.85     

Amy Patton, FR, Business, 3.57

Katie Pratt, SO, Parks & Recreation Management, 3.84          

Melissa Spaich, JR, Public Relations, 3.84

Women's Indoor Track and Field

Name, Class, Major, GPA

Arshiya Hoseyni, JR, Mechanical Engr., 3.86

Holly Kareiva, SO, Nursing, 3.39

Haley Lawrence, JR, Health Sciences, 3.24

Lisette Michaels, SO, Dental Hygiene, 3.61

Jamilyn Michaud, JR, Dental Hygiene, 3.93

Jackie Shea, SO, Exercise Science, 3.43

Torin Shriver, FR, Spanish, 3.63

Lauren Stuart,   FR, Animal Biology, 3.76


Men's Indoor Track and Field

Name, Class, Major, GPA

Andrew Belus, SO, Microbiology, 3.68

Miles DiSabella, FR, Biomedical Science, 3.80

Tim Freriks, FR, Exercise Science, 3.82

Karl Gehrke, FR, Forestry, 3.46

Grant Hamilton, SO, Secondary Education-Earth Science, 3.86

Josh Heck, JR, Criminal Justice, 3.67

Matt Holtfrerich, FR, Engineering Physics, 4.00

Derrick Jackson, SR, Accountancy, 3.55

David McNeill, SR, Exercise Science, 3.75

William Porter  , JR, Electrical Engineering, 3.52

Andres Rossini, JR, Construction Management, 3.59

Ian Titcomb, SR, Sociology, 3.37

Javier Villarreal, SR, Elementary Education, 3.21

Team Behind the Team
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