Men's Cross Country Academic Honorees Announced By MWC

Feb. 11, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The Mountain West Conference has announced the Academic All-Mountain West Conference honorees for the sport of men'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.

Twenty-seven student-athletes qualified for the academic all-conference team in the sport of men's cross country. BYU garnered the most honorees with seven and New Mexico had five. Colorado State, Utah and Wyoming each had four, while Air Force had three selections.

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

Academic All-Mountain West Conference

University of Wyoming
Joe Hall, Junior, 3.73, Arch. Engineering
Chris Jons, Junior, 3.73, Chemistry
Nathan McLeland, Senior, 3.21, Political Science
Paul Rigsby, Junior, 3.06, Exercise Physiology

Air Force Academy
Brian Carpenter, Sophomore, 3.22, Computer Science
Shane Rogers, Junior, 3.60, Physics
Patrick Shanahan, Senior, 3.32, Env. Engineering

David Danley, Freshman, 3.83, Zoology
John Hedengren, Sophomore, 3.98, Chemical Engineering
Nathan Harrison, Junior, 3.09, Civil Engineering
Marc Lawson, Senior, 3.56, Accounting
Matt Poulsen, Senior, 3.76, Exercise Science
Randon Richards, Senior, 3.19, Computer Engineering
Gary Wilson, Senior, 3.95, Theater and Media Arts

Colorado State University
Bryan Berryhill, Senior, 3.03, Forestry
Dylan Olchin, Sophomore, 3.07, Finance and Real Estate
Gabriel Olchin, Freshman, 3.30, Biological Sciences
Robert Vermillion, Junior, 3.08, History

University of New Mexico
John Austin, Freshman, 3.25, Management
Travis Clark, Sophomore, 3.08, Physical Education
Scott Connors, Sophomore, 4.00, Computer Engineering
Mark Mizell, Freshman, 3.20, Management Info. Systems
Pontus Osterberg, Freshman, 3.99, Undeclared

University of Utah
Travis Hildebrand, Senior, 3.22, Exercise and Sport Science
Teren Jameson, Junior, 4.00, Electrical Engineering
Christopher Merkley, Senior, 3.20, Computer Science
Adam Stark, Junior, 3.52, Business