MWC Announces Women's Cross Country Honors

Feb. 11, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Mountain West Conference has announced the Academic All-Mountain West Conference honorees for the sport of women's cross country. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a significant contributor on the team.

Forty-seven student-athletes qualified for the academic all-conference team in the sport of women's cross country. The University of Wyoming garnered the most honorees with eight, Air Force and San Diego State were second with seven, BYU and UNLV each had six, followed by Utah (5), Colorado State (4) and New Mexico (4).

Following is a list of Academic All-Conference selections for women's cross country, grouped alphabetically by school.

Academic All-Mountain West Conference

University of Wyoming
Chelsea Duryea, Sophomore, 3.92, Molecular Biology
Stephanie Hanks, Freshman, 3.29, Business
Amy Hill, Senior, 3.63, Exercise Physiology
Tara LaMay, Sophomore, 3.48, Geology
Lisa Sims, Junior, 3.63, Animal Science
Jessica Strahan, Senior, 3.40, Health Science
Jennifer Vessa, Freshman, 3.26, Chemistry
Jola Wallowing Bull, Freshman, 3.06, Engineering

Air Force Academy
Tracy Denaro, Freshman, 3.66, Undeclared
Stephanie Fry, Freshman, 3.72, Undeclared
Heather Johnson, Senior, 3.45, Basic Sciences
Sarah Malberg, Freshman, 3.20, Undeclared
Rachel Smith, Senior, 3.01, Basic Sciences
Cynthia Vincent, Freshman, 3.71, Undeclared
Dalia Wenckus, Junior, 3.54, English

BYU
Sarah Ellett, Freshman, 3.02, English Teaching
Tara Haynes, Junior, 3.31, Piano Performance
Laura Heiner, Sophomore, 3.02, Undeclared
Kara Ormond, Senior, 3.43, Community Health
Tara Rohatinsky, Sophomore, 3.58, School Health
Sharolyn Shields, Junior, 3.81, Fitness & Wellness Management

Colorado State University
Jeanie Crist, Senior, 3.37, Health and Exercise Science
Marget Larson, Sophomore, 3.81, Soil and Crop Science
Kelly Schumacher, Junior, 3.28, Finance and Real Estate
Christy Virgin, Sophomore, 3.76, Animal Science

University of New Mexico
Maria Andersson, Sophomore, 4.00, Computer Engineering
Jennifer Filip, Freshman, 3.25, Psychology
Jackie Morgan, Sophomore, 3.90, Criminology
Ashlee Othick, Sophomore, 3.66, Biology

San Diego State University

Adriana Acero, Senior, 3.18, Journalism
Lanele Cox, Freshman, 3.22, Undeclared
Meriah Earle, Senior, 3.46, Biology
Candice Hodge, Junior, 3.50, Public Relations
Ashley Luna, Freshman, 3.65, Undeclared
Andra Smith, Freshman, 3.16, Undeclared
Jennifer Stakiw, Freshman, 3.86, Biology

UNLV
Katie Barto, Junior, 3.29, Biology
Kathryn Goetz, Senior, 3.29, Communications
Rhonda Kilfoyle, Freshman, 3.07, Biology
Paula Lechner, Senior, 3.50, Elementary Education
Wendy Murphy, Senior, 3.64, Hotel Administration
Erin Sully, Freshman, 3.65, Chemistry

University of Utah
Trina Bateman, Freshman, 3.57, Exercise and Sport Science
Kimberly Eldredge, Sophomore, 3.94, Undeclared
Johanna Nielson, Senior, 3.17, Accounting
Jennifer Osguthorpe, Freshman, 3.32, Pre-Physical Therapy
Julie Osguthorpe, Freshman, 3.65, Exercise and Sport Science