School-Record 50 UW Student-Athletes Receive League Honors

Jan. 30, 2014


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A school-record 50 University of Wyoming student-athletes received Academic All-Conference honors for the fall semester, announced Thursday by the Mountain West.

Cowboy football led the way with 16 honorees, followed by women’s soccer (13), volleyball (11), women’s cross country (six) and men’s cross country with four recipients. The 50 total awardees for Wyoming represents the highest number of fall honorees in the 15-year history of the MW. The figure surpasses the previous high of 47, achieved in 2005 and 2013. Fall sports include men's and women's cross country, football, women's soccer and women's volleyball. 

Two student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Sophomore Mary Kozlowski, who participates in women’s cross country, earned the mark while studying elementary education. Freshman soccer player Laurel Ramer got a 4.0 while pursuing her studies in pre-pharmacy.

Overall, 12 seniors comprised the list, along with 16 juniors, nine sophomores and 13 freshmen. The average GPA of the 50 Wyoming honorees was 3.5.

The criteria for selection to the team requires that a student-athlete must have completed at least one full semester at their university, must have achieved a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.00 or higher and must have been a starter or significant contributor to their team.

University of Wyoming Selections

Name, Class, GPA, Major

Men’s cross country (4)

Mike Banks, Senior, 3.21, Marketing

Aaron Derner, Junior, 3.66, International Studies

Mike Seas, Sophomore, 3.94, Chemical Engineering

Garrett Zans, Senior, 3.45, Electrical Engineering

Women’s cross country (6)

Megan Brunette, Freshman, 3.00, Criminal Justice

Audra DeStefano, Sophomore, 3.83, Chemical Engineering

Devon England, Junior, 3.92, Animal and Veterinary Science

Mary Kozlowski, Sophomore, 4.00, Elementary Education

Holly Page, Junior, 3.96, Elementary Education

Emily Swigart, Senior, 3.59, Physiology


Football (16)

Justin Bernthaler, Senior, 3.06, Communications

Alex Borgs, Junior. 3.01, Business Administration

Spencer Bruce, Senior, 3.01, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Jake Jones, Sophomore, 3.35, Mathematics

Rafe Kiely, Sophomore, 3.28, Marketing

J.D. Krill, Junior, 3.24, History

Nathan Leddige, Freshman, 3.61, Electrical Engineering

Xavier Lewis, Freshman, 3.78, Mechanical Engineering

Patrick Mertens, Senior, 3.04, Agricultural Business

Keenan Montgomery, Junior, 3.57, English

Eriz Nzeocha, Freshman, 3.26, Business Administration

Mark Nzeocha, Junior, 3.38, Finance

Chase Roullier, Freshman, 3.42, Mechanical Engineering

Sam Stratton, Junior, 3.49, Communication

Brendan Turelli, Freshman, 3.00, Business Administration

Stuart Williams, Junior. 3.64, Architectural and Civil Engineering


Women’s soccer (13)

Alex Boehm, Junior. 3.81, Business Administration

Brooklyn Chambers, Freshman, 3.75, Secondary Education

Hayley Charlton, Junior, 3.66, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Kasey Curtis, Junior, 3.43, Accounting

Sammi Dunda, Freshman, 3.23, Nursing

Anne Hinman, Freshman, 3.00, Undeclared

Loren Mahoney, Junior, 3.49, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Lucie McDowell, Senior, 3.15, Criminal Justice

Mandy Meyer, Freshman, 3.54, Nursing

Olivia Mohtadi, Senior, 3.25, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Laurel Ramer, Freshman, 4.00, Pre-pharmacy

Mollee Ramsay, Sophomore, 3.67, Physiology

Sheree Small, Junior, 3.35, Elementary Education


Volleyball (11)

Laura Beach, Freshman, 3.83, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Courtney Chacon, Freshman, 3.40, Undeclared

Kayla Henderson, Junior, 3.46, Accounting

Kaitlyn Johnson, Sophomore, 3.70, Art

Rachel Keyes, Senior, 3.96, Secondary Education

Erin Kirby, Senior, 3.33, Speech and Hearing Science

Reese Plante, Senior, 3.69, Art

Mikaela Ryshytylo, Sophomore, 3.33, Speech and Hearing Science

Bridget Shanahan, Junior, 3.04, Communication

Becky Stewart, Senior, 3.77, Secondary Education

Nicole Walker, Sophomore, 3.23, Business Education