Mountain West Conference Announces Academic Honorees

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Mountain West Conference has announced the Academic All-Mountain West Conference honorees in the sport of men's cross country. To be eligible for the honor the student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and be a significant contributor on the team.

Twenty-nine student-athletes qualified for the academic all-conference team in men's cross country, up from 27 last year. BYU had the most honorees with eight, followed by Utah and New Mexico with five each, Colorado State and Wyoming had four each and Air Force had three.

Nineteen of the academic honorees are in action this Friday and Saturday, February 23-24 at the MWC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Air Force Academy. They are specified by an (*) below.

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

Academic All-Mountain West Conference

(listed as name, class, gpa, major)

Air Force Academy

*Jim Blech, Sophomore, 3.47, Biology

*Brian Carpenter, Junior, 3.18, Computer Science

*Shane Rogers, Senior, 3.59, Physics

BYU

Tyler Bushnell, Junior, 3.49, RMYL

Andrew Carman, Sophomore, 3.44, International Studies

*Scott Cummings, Senior, 3.53, English

*Nathan Harrison, Senior, 3.14, Civil Engineering

John Hedengren, Junior, 3.96, Chemical Engineering

*Lewis Jones, Sophomore, 3.80, English

*J. Ammon Larsen, Sophomore, 3.66, Psychology

*Dula Parkinson, Senior, 3.89, Chemistry

Colorado State University

*Bryan Berryhill, Senior, 3.12, Forestry

Dana Carne, Junior, 3.93, Business Management

*Dylan Olchin, Sophomore, 3.32, Finance & Real Estate

*Gabriel Olchin, Junior, 3.41, Natural Sciences

University of New Mexico

Travis Clark, Sophomore, 3.15, University Studies

Scott Connors, Junior, 4.00, Electrical/Computer Engineering

Christopher Orrell, Freshman, 3.66, Undeclared

*Ben Ortega, Freshman, 3.73, Undeclared

*Christopher Rogers, Freshman, 3.16, Undeclared

University of Utah

*B. J. Christenson, Senior, 3.27, Chemistry

*Colby Frazier, Freshman, 3.25, Undeclared

*Teren Jameson, Junior, 3.97, Electrical Engineering

*Adam Stark, Senior, 3.03, Business

*Erik Vernon, Master's, 3.54, Meteorology

University of Wyoming

Joe Hall, Senior, 3.94, Architectural Engineering

*Kyle Johnson, Sophomore, 3.93, Civil Engineering

Chris Jons, Senior, 3.77, Zoology & Physiology

Nicholas Schabron, Freshman, 3.53, Architectural Engineering