University of Wyoming Has 41 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-MWC Honors for 2009 Fall Sports

Feb. 11, 2010


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The Mountain West Conference announced Thursday its Academic All-Conference teams for the five fall sports sponsored by the MWC. The University of Wyoming had 41 student-athletes honored.

The Cowboy football team had 12 individuals achieve Academic All-MWC, followed by Cowgirl volleyball with 10 and Cowgirl soccer with eight. Women's cross country had six individuals earn recognition, and men's cross country had five student-athletes named to the team.

Of Wyoming's 41 student-athletes named to the team 12 were freshmen, seven were sophomores, 12 were juniors and 10 were seniors.

The average cumulative grade-point-average for Wyoming's 41 honorees was 3.37.

The criteria for selection to the team are: 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.

Academic All-MWC teams for winter and spring sports will be announced later in 2010 after completion of those sports' seasons.

Fall 2009 Mountain West Conference Academic All-Conference Awards
University of Wyoming Selections

Sport, Name, Class, Cumulative GPA, Major

  • Men's Cross Country, Nik Deininger, Sophomore, 3.10, Physical Education Teaching
  • Men's Cross Country, Tyler Gifford, Freshman, 4.00, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Men's Cross Country, Ryan Griesbach, Sophomore, 4.00, Molecular Biology
  • Men's Cross Country, Greg Miller, Sophomore, 4.00, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Men's Cross Country, Sean Wilde, Sophomore, 3.00, History
  • Women's Cross Country, Emily Byra, Junior, 3.00, Professional Pharmacy
  • Women's Cross Country, Alysha Davis, Junior, 3.44, Accounting
  • Women's Cross Country, Francis Gipson, Junior, 4.00, Criminal Justice
  • Women's Cross Country, Erin Heffron, Senior, 3.35, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Women's Cross Country, Molly Lux, Sophomore, 3.47, Pre-Pharmacy
  • Women's Cross Country, Maya Martinez, Freshman, 3.38, Social Work
  • Football, Russ Arnold, Senior, 3.32, Undeclared
  • Football, Nick Carlson, Freshman, 3.12, Environment & Natural Resources
  • Football, Austyn Carta-Samuels, Freshman, 3.29, Undeclared
  • Football, Weston Johnson, Senior, 3.44, Undeclared
  • Football, Clayton Kirven, Sophomore, 3.18, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Football, Chris Prosinski, Junior, 3.17, Business Administration
  • Football, Luke Ruff, Freshman, 3.50, Engineering
  • Football, Jesson Salyards, Senior, 3.50, Mechanical Engineering
  • Football, Jake Scott, Senior, 3.16, Undeclared
  • Football, Alex Stover, Sophomore, 3.12, Criminal Justice
  • Football, Karsten Sween, Senior, 3.02, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Football, Alex Toney, Junior, 3.33, Psychology
  • Women's Soccer, Katie Amsberry, Junior, 3.48, Psychology
  • Women's Soccer, Bostyn Burger, Junior, 3.36, Secondary Education - Math
  • Women's Soccer, Mara Cosgrove, Freshman, 3.69, Psychology
  • Women's Soccer, Kerstyn Etheridge, Senior, 3.00, Elementary Education
  • Women's Soccer, Shalayne Janis, Freshman, 3.25, Elementary Education
  • Women's Soccer, Morgan Johnson, Senior, 3.57, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Women's Soccer, Emily Layton, Senior, 3.61, Civil Engineering
  • Women's Soccer, Nicole Rice, Junior, 3.02, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Women's Volleyball, Makenzie Bartsch, Freshman, 3.82, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Women's Volleyball, Dani Bedore, Junior, 3.00, Communication
  • Women's Volleyball, Camille Coffman, Freshman, 3.00, Undeclared
  • Women's Volleyball, JennaRae Jester, Junior, 3.97, Business Administration
  • Women's Volleyball, Jessica Kagarise, Senior, 3.00, Finance
  • Women's Volleyball, Barbara Lasic, Junior, 3.33, Communication
  • Women's Volleyball, Jodi Purdy, Freshman, 3.29, Kinesiology & Health Promotion
  • Women's Volleyball, Nikky Sapp, Redshirt Freshman, 3.55, Undeclared - Business
  • Women's Volleyball, Jadranka Tramosljanin, Freshman, 3.21, Undeclared
  • Women's Volleyball, Lauren Whitney, Junior, 3.26, Secondary Education/Mathematics