Swimming & Diving Academic All-MWC Honorees Announced

June 28, 2000


The Mountain West Conference has announced its Academic All-Mountain WestConference honors for the sports of men's and women's swimming & diving. To be eligible for selection to theacademic team, a student-athlete must have completed one academic term at the member institution,maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor.

Forty-eight male and eighty-eight female student-athletes qualify for the academic all-conference team in thesport of swimming & diving. On the men's side, Air Force leads the way with 14 honorees and BYU followsclosely with 12. The University of Utah received nine men's selections, UNLV notched eight and the Universityof Wyoming five. On the women's side, BYU and Wyoming tied for the lead with 16 student-athletes each.Colorado State followed with 13 female selections, New Mexico and Utah tallied 11 each, UNLV totaled ninefemale honorees, Air Force had eight and San Diego State notched four.

Following is the list of Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections for men's swimming & diving,grouped alphabetically by school. (Name, Institution, Year, GPA, Major)

Men's Swimming & Diving:

Air Force AcademyAndrew Badgett, Junior, 3.23, Operations ResearchJames Bales, Junior, 3.43, BiochemistryJohn Dayton, Freshman, 3.74, UndeclaredMarshall Haylett, Sophomore, 3.38, Operations ResearchMatthew Horner, Sophomore, 3.37, EconomicsMatthew Ihlenfeld, Junior, 3.19, Political ScienceJames Marion, Senior, 3.28, Behavioral ScienceMcKay Morgan, Junior, 3.51, Civil EngineeringJohn Olson, Freshman, 3.88, Engineering MechanicsTimothy Paschke, Senior, 3.61, PhysicsScott Percival, Junior, 3.50, Operations ResearchMatthew Shipstead, Junior, 3.53, Political ScienceE. Race Steinfort, Sophomore, 3.55, AeronauticsCharles Toth, Junior, 3.47, Environmental Engineering

BYUMichael Buys, Sophomore, 3.76, Exercise ScienceAlexander Denke, Junior, 3.28, FilmJoshua Johnston, Freshman, 3.25, Chemical EngineeringJohn Lowry, Senior, 3.79, AccountingDewey Lucero, Sophomore, 3.10, Mechanical EngineeringSean Moore, Junior, 3.69, ManagementRobert Morris, Sophomore, 3.47, AccountingDevan Porter, Senior, 3.26, Civil EngineeringAaron Russell, Freshman, 3.56, UndeclaredC. Farr Smith, Junior, 3.07, Facilities ManagementEric Talbot, Sophomore, 3.70, International StudiesGary Tan, Freshman, 3.04, Undeclared

UNLVAndrew Kapchinske, Freshman, 3.12, UndeclaredPiotr Krzyskow, Junior, 3.53, Physical EducationWill Pulgarin, Freshman, 3.78, Elementary EducationDavid Schick, Sophomore, 3.33, Business AccountingMichael Short, Sophomore, 3.72, KinesiologyJacint Simon, Junior, 3.35, UndeclaredPaul Valen, Freshman, 3.21, UndeclaredLaurens Vosloo, Senior, 3.15, Accounting & Management

University of UtahTrent Brown, Sophomore, 3.20, UndeclaredJon-Mikael Carlile, Freshman, 3.10, UndeclaredMatt Chamberlain, Senior, 3.30, Materials Science EngineeringDaniel Godfrey, Sophomore, 3.48, BusinessCory Heidelberger, Senior, 3.72, BiologyJohan Nystrom, Senior, 3.11, EngineeringRobert Renna, Senior, 3.42, EnglishJames Thompson, Junior, 3.82, BiologyChris Williams, Senior, 3.24, Finance

University of WyomingTheodore Dibble, Sophomore, 3.37, Electrical EngineeringGuy Fulfer, Sophomore, 3.52, Humanities/Fine ArtsJacob Rehard, Sophomore, 3.11, Animal and Veterinary SciencesTim Smyser, Senior, 4.00, Wildlife & Fish Biology and ManagementColin Wallace, Senior, 3.33, Accounting

Following is the list of Academic All-Mountain WestConference selections for women's swimming &diving, grouped alphabetically by school. (Name,Institution, Year, GPA, Major)

Women's Swimming & Diving:

Air Force AcademyRobin Cadow, Sophomore, 3.68, Foreign Area StudiesChristi Cleaver, Sophomore, 3.33, HistoryJaimie Koller, Freshman, 3.47, UndeclaredSarah Law, Freshman, 3.73, UndeclaredLindsey McRoberts, Senior, 3.10, Human FactorsAnna Rietze, Freshman, 3.16, History-MilitaryCandace Staubitz, Junior, 3.39, BiochemistryMonique Van't Wout, Sophomore, 3.14, Management

BYUKelly Anderson, Sophomore, 3.13, Fitness & Wellness Mgmt.Laurel Bogner, Freshman, 3.80, UndeclaredNancy Collins, Junior, 3.37, AnthropologyMary Duffin, Senior, 3.60, Civil EngineeringKelli Einfeldt, Freshman, 3.51, UndeclaredAmanda Grant, Freshman, 3.97, UndeclaredHanalee Hawkins, Senior, 3.57, Public RelationsLeah Jensen, Freshman, 3.61, UndeclaredHeidi Lietz, Freshman, 3.68, UndeclaredAmy Lueken, Sophomore, 3.65, UndeclaredChristine Merrell, Senior, 3.78, Chemical EngineeringSonrisa Oles, Freshman, 3.12, UndeclaredToni Rogers, Sophomore, 3.55, Biology Composite TeachingRachelle Smith Kunkel, Senior, 3.64, NursingJennifer Teerlink, Junior, 3.11, Environmental GeologyAnna Valynn Woolley, Senior, 3.98, Horticulture

Colorado State UniversityMandie Aaker, Junior, 3.87, Health & Exercise ScienceLindsay Barker, Sophomore, 3.05, UndeclaredLisa Belitsky, Freshman, 3.10, Wildlife BiologyElisha Botnick, Sophomore, 3.14, PsychologyEmily Brandenburg, Sophomore, 3.26, Health & Exercise SciencePaula Langner, Freshman, 3.47, Health & Exercise ScienceSandy Leaycraft, Junior, 3.52, Human Development & Family StudiesPatty Nash, Senior, 3.18, EnglishCourtney O'Hagan, Junior, 3.74, EconomicsMeghan Sabin, Freshman, 3.00, Pre-Technical JournalismErin Shumway, Freshman, 3.12, Speech CommunicationsSarah Tomicich, Junior, 3.16, Finance & Real EstateKatie Van Dyken, Junior, 3.01, Psychology

University of New MexicoGenevieve Bernal, Junior, 3.13, HistoryStephanie Brane, Sophomore, 3.48, Exercise ScienceAmanda Carson, Sophomore, 3.48, Communications & JournalismRachel Duncan, Junior, 3.51, SpanishLeslie Eide, Senior, 3.67, EconomicsAnna Hoard, Sophomore, 3.59, BiochemistryJaala Joslin, Junior, 3.04, Political ScienceJennifer Short, Junior, 3.34, BiochemistryErin Smith, Freshman, 3.63, UndeclaredPatricia Thompson, Senior, 3.36, Human Resources Mgmt.Elaissa Trybus, Sophomore, 3.46, Electrical Engineering

San Diego State UniversityHeather DeFelice, Sophomore, 3.50, Liberal StudiesHeidi Matsumoto, Freshman , 3.47, International BusinessNatalie Pennell, Junior, 3.19, Liberal StudiesErin Stenvers, Senior, 3.11, Communications

UNLVTimery Chambers, Sophomore, 3.19, CommunicationsLee Cofer, Freshman, 3.32, Film StudiesSabrina Ferrari, Junior, 3.12, Physical EducationMegan Merchant, Junior, 4.00, CommunicationsHailey Nance, Sophomore, 3.77, BiologyDana Penn, Sophomore, 3.47, Business ManagementSarah Riesmeyer, Junior, 3.22, CommunicationsJessica Vipperman, Senior, 3.19, PsychologyDonna Wu, Senior, 3.86, Hotel Administration

University of UtahLina Borg, Freshman, 3.43, UndeclaredMelissa Chamberlin, Sophomore, 3.85, BiologyDonielle Chittenden, Sophomore, 3.36, Mechanical EngineeringJill Comins, Junior, 3.20, PsychologyErica Fleming, Junior, 3.21, PsychologyRebecca Gerber, Sophomore, 3.61, Political ScienceSarah Horman, Freshman, 3.43, UndeclaredHeike Kutz, Senior, 3.42, Marketing/Mgmt/GermanAmber Nye, Sophomore, 3.38, Graphic DesignJamie Wayman, Junior, 3.71, Art EducationRebecca Wilson, Junior, 3.08, Communication

University of WyomingDominy Alderman, Senior, 3.78, Elementary EducationDarcrea Corey, Freshman, 3.10, BiologyAnne Haywood, Sophomore, 3.04, UndeclaredErin Hennings, Sophomore, 3.90, Mechanical EngineeringEmily Hollon, Senior, 3.14, CommunicationJanice Labrayere, Senior, 3.63, PsychologyElizabeth Nowak, Junior, 3.03, Elementary EducationWendy O'Connell, Junior, 4.00, ManagementCristin Rehard, Freshman, 3.28, Exercise and Sport ScienceJennifer Rice, Senior, 3.52, Wildlife & Fish Biology and ManagementJody Riskowski, Freshman, 3.69, Electrical EngineeringAngela Sax, Freshman, 3.44, UndeclaredJessica Schiffl, Senior, 3.05, Elementary EducationLaura Tierney, Senior, 3.69, FinanceJennifer Weidert, Senior, 3.11, Exercise and Sport ScienceSadie West, Sophomore, 3.79, Zoology & Physiology