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82 Named Academic All-MWC

PROVO, Utah—The men and women’s track and field teams had 82 athletes receive the Mountain West Conference All-Conference Academic award.

Those awarded included 32 athletes from the men’s track and field team and 50 from the women’s.  The highest GPA’s represented from each team include Jared Rohatinsky, with a 3.98 GPA in accounting, and Elizabeth Portanova and Elizabeth Ricks, who both have maintained a 4.0 GPA in their respective majors. 

The 82 athletes from the track and field team join 782 other student-athletes from across the MWC who were named to the Academic All-Mountain West team.  Of the 782, 155 were BYU student-athletes.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.


Men’s Track and Field

Name Class Major
Adams, Joshua Junior Biology
Bahr, Alden Junior


Barber, Colby Junior Exercise Science
Batty, Miles Junior Neuroscience
Bettis, Philip Senior Exercise Science
Blackham, Zachary Freshman Undeclared
Brown, Tyler Sophomore Latin American Studies
Carlson, Mark Freshman Communications Premajor
Cosby, Jacob Sophomore Accounting
Cressman, Parker Freshman Communications Premajor
Emrich, TJ Senior Construction Management
Farnsworth, Taylor Sophomore Exercise Science
Fish, Tek Junior Landscape Management
Ghormley, James Junior History
Heiner, Trevor Senior Strategy
Heiner, James Senior Advertising
John, Dakoda Freshman Civil Engineering
Jones, Ryan Sophomore Mathematics
Lindahl, Cade Sophomore Pre-Management Core
Little, Christopher Senior Psychology
Magnusson, Jordan Freshman Undeclared
Ogden, Nathan Senior Tax
Powell, Aaron Senior Political Science
Prestwich, Clinton Sophomore Neuroscience
Reno, Chris Junior Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Robison, Isaac Freshman Sociology
Rohatinsky, Jared Sophomore Accounting
Shields, Rex Sophomore History
Skidmore, Robert Senior English
Speirs, Joshua Sophomore Biology
Tingey, Drew Freshman Undeclared
Turner, Kyle Freshman Undeclared


Women’s Track and Field

Name Class Major
Andrews, Katy Junior Exercise and Wellness
Blauer, Diana Junior Elementary Education
Botteron, Christen Junior Exercise Science
Bushman, Shanie Senior Accounting
Christensen, Kendra Sophomore Undeclared
Christensen, Alyssa Senior Spanish
Critchfield, Brittany Freshman Nursing Premajor Program
Darby, Sarah Freshman English
Drury, Lisa Sophomore Undeclared
Eddy, Candace Sophomore Communication Disorders
Edwards, Sarah Junior Elementary Education
Fisher, Rachel Sophomore Biophysics
Fotu, Tipaleli Graduate Public Administration
Giddings, Porshe Senior Broadcast Journalism
Gowar, Arlene Freshman Pre-Management Core
Hale, Aubrey Freshman Exercise Science
Hansen, Allysa Freshman Exercise Science
Hanson, Maren Freshman Exercise Science
Huntington, Amber Sophomore Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K-12)
Jensen, Stephanie Senior Nursing
Kruman, Bethanie Freshman Undeclared
Larsen, Julie Sophomore Psychology
Laurent, Michaelanne Sophomore English
Lew, Cecily Senior Print Journalism
McAllister, Diane Junior Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K-12)
Nelson, Andrea Sophomore Undeclared
Nelson, Elise Sophomore English
Olander, Lisa Sophomore Dietetics Premajor
Palmer, Katie  Senior Civil Engineering
Portanova, Elizabeth Freshman International Relations
Rencher, Ashley Sophomore Psychology
Ricks, Elizabeth Sophomore Undeclared
Sagers, Mindy Senior Exercise Science
Shepard, Martha Sophomore Sociology
Shields, Erica Senior Exercise and Wellness
Slight, Stacey Senior International Relations
Small, MaryBeth Sophomore Communications Premajor
Smith, Makenna Freshman Exercise Science
Sowards, Lindsey Sophomore Spanish
Stapley, Taylor Sophomore Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K-12)
Stewart, Natalie Junior Public Health
Swanson, Katherine Sophomore Accounting
Thomas, Ashlee Junior Fiance
Tippets, Kelsi Freshman Elementary Education
Tyler, Megan Junior  International Relations
Vaughn, Sarah Freshman Exercise Science
Vidmar, Kathryn Sophomore Undeclared
Wells, Erin Senior Political Science
Wilson, Elizabeth Sophomore Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K-12)
Witt, Amy Sophomore Elementary Education
Woodall, Cassandra Junior English