Women's Cross Country Awards and Honors

13 earn WCC academic honors

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference recognized 13 BYU women’s cross country student-athletes in its annual WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 academic year.

Nicole Nielsen and Maddy Roach earned Gold honors (4.00-3.75) maintaining GPAs of 3.93. Natalie Shields, Sarah Yingling and Andrea Nelson Harrison received silver honors with cumulative GPAs between 3.74-3.5. Bryn Rohner, Maren Fassmann, Carrie Jube, Rachel Stewart, Makenna Smith, Jennica Redd, Kelsey Brown, and Lindsey Sowards Nielson garnered bronze honors having GPAs between 3.49-3.0. Harrison, Nielson and Stewart are all repeat honorees from the 2012-13 academic year.

The recipients are separated by three categories, gold, silver and bronze. Gold recipients earned a 3.75 GPA or higher, silver earned GPAs between 3.74 and 3.5, and bronze honorees had GPAs between 3.5-3.0.

The WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll has the following requirements for prospective student athletes:

1.     Individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference crowned a champion during the completed academic year.

2.     The cumulative GPA must be at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

3.     Individuals must have completed an average of 12 credit hours per term.

For the full release go to the WCC website.



Name Major GPA
Gold Honors    
Nicole Nielsen Elementary Education 3.93
Maddy Roach Undeclared 3.93
Silver Honors    
Natalie Shields Applied Statistics 3.74
Sarah Yingling Exercise and Wellness 3.57
Andrea Nelson Harrison Teaching Social Science 3.51
Bronze Honors    
Bryn Rohner Pre-Illustration 3.46
Maren Fassmann Exercise and Wellness 3.41
Carrie Jube Pre-Illustration 3.38
Rachel Stewart English 3.37
Makenna Smith Wildlife Conservation 3.16
Jennica Redd Elementary Education 3.14
Kelsey Brown Exercise and Wellness 3.11
Lindsey Sowards Nielson Spanish Teaching 3.09