Cowgirl Basketball Places Conference High Seven Players on All-Academic Team

June 27, 2001


The Mountain West Conference announced the 2001 Academic All-Conference team for women's basketball today. 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 starter or significant contributor to the team.

Forty-two student-athletes earned MWC academic honors in 2000-01, including 25 repeat selections from the 1999-2000 squad. Colorado State, Utah and Wyoming each had a league-high seven members on this year's team, followed by UNLV with six, BYU with five, New Mexico with four, and Air Force and San Diego State each with three.

Following is a list of the 2001 Women's Basketball Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections grouped alphabetically by school (*notes repeat selection).

Name           School         Class   GPAMajor

* Darci Arsene Univ. of Wyoming Sophomore 3.29Business* Christy Bacon Univ. of Wyoming Junior 3.83Exercise Physiology* Shelby Hoffman Univ. of Wyoming Senior 3.44Exercise Physiology* Lisa McCann Univ. of Wyoming Sophomore 3.34Undeclared* Ann McColl Univ. of Wyoming Sophomore 3.14Exercise PhysiologyBrenda Pickup Univ. of Wyoming Freshman 3.03Electrical EngineeringHeather Shaffner Univ. of Wyoming Junior 3.70ChemistryDorothy Albright Air Force Academy Freshman 3.34BiochemistryMorgan Bennett Air Force Academy Sophomore 3.02Biology*Rozi Russ Air Force Academy Junior 3.15Civil Engineering*Caroline Beus BYU Senior 3.71Recreation Mgmt/Youth LeadershipJorja Cox BYU Senior 3.26Communications*Stacy Jensen BYU Junior 3.03Fitness & Wellness Mgmt.*Lisa Osguthorpe BYU Junior 3.46French TeachingKaly Shippen BYU Senior 3.94Instructional Psychology & Tech.*Ashley Augspurger Colorado State Univ. Sophomore 3.92Biological Sciences*Elizabeth English Colorado State Univ. Sophomore 3.06 Business Administration*Angela Gorton Colorado State Univ. Junior 3.35Health & Exercise Science*Heather Haanen Colorado State Univ. Senior 3.53Human Dev. & Family StudiesJoy Jenkins Colorado State Univ. Freshman 3.40University Open Option*Lisa Narkiewicz Colorado State Univ. Sophomore 3.21Business Administration*Shannon Strecker Colorado State Univ. Sophomore 3.97Consumer & Family Studies*Nikki Heckroth Univ. of New Mexico Senior 3.52Accounting*Molly McKinnon Univ. of New Mexico Junior 3.55Exercise ScienceLauren McLeod Univ. of New Mexico Freshman 3.63Secondary Education*Jennifer Williams Univ. of New Mexico Senior 3.30AccountingSophia Sledge San Diego State Univ. Senior 3.26EducationClaire Swinbank San Diego State Univ. Junior 3.51International BusinessMorgan Vargas San Diego State Univ. Junior 3.38Microbiology*Linda Fr?hlich UNLV Junior 3.62PsychologyPetra Gl?ser UNLV Freshman 3.53Undeclared*Brooke Ingalls UNLV Senior 3.32Communications*Erin Johansson UNLV Junior 3.30Criminal JusticeViveca L?f UNLV Senior 3.18CommunicationsCourtney Swanson UNLV Junior 3.00Communications*Kristina Andersen Univ. of Utah Senior 3.57Parks, Recreation & Tourism*Lauren Beckman Univ. of Utah Junior 3.58History*Lori Castagnetto Univ. of Utah Senior 3.40Parks, Recreation & Tourism*Amy Ewert Univ. of Utah Senior 3.57GeographyLindsay Herbert Univ. of Utah Junior 3.06Exercise & Sport ScienceCaroline Matthews Univ. of Utah Freshman 3.61Parks, Recreation & TourismKelsy Stireman Univ. of Utah Freshman 3.41Pre-Medicine

(*notes repeat selection)