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BYU Track Team Earns Scholar-Athlete Awards


PROVO, Utah – After completing their 12th and final season in the Mountain West Conference the BYU men’s and women’s track and field teams earned 39 MWC Scholar-Athlete awards.

Those awarded included 23 athletes from Patrick Shane’s women’s track and field team and 15 from Mark Robison’s men’s track and field team. The highest GPA on the women’s side went to freshman Elizabeth Portanova, who has earned a 4.00 GPA while majoring in international relations. On the men’s team senior Jared Rohatinsky led the way with a 3.98 GPA while majoring in accounting.

MWC individual champions Rachel Fisher and Cecily Lew also earned Scholar-Athlete honors. Miles Batty, a National Champion in the mile during indoor season, was also named a MWC Scholar-Athlete.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.



Men’s Track and Field

Name Class Major
Bahr, Alden Junior


Barber, Colby Junior Exercise Science
Batty, Miles Junior Neuroscience
Blackham, Zachary Freshman Undeclared
Carlson, Mark Freshman Communications Premajor
Cosby, Jacob Sophomore Accounting
Heiner, Trevor Senior Strategy
Heiner, James Senior Advertising
Jones, Ryan Sophomore Mathematics
Lindahl, Cade Sophomore Pre-Management Core
Ogden, Nathan Senior Tax
Prestwich, Clinton Sophomore Neuroscience
Robison, Isaac Freshman Sociology
Rohatinsky, Jared Sophomore Accounting
Speirs, Joshua Sophomore



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
Darby, Sarah Freshman English
Eddy, Candace Sophomore Communication Disorders
Edwards, Sarah Junior Elementary Education
Fisher, Rachel Sophomore Biophysics
Giddings, Porshe Senior Broadcast Journalism
Hansen, Allysa Freshman Exercise Science
Jensen, Stephanie Senior Nursing
Kruman, Bethanie Freshman Undeclared
Lew, Cecily Senior Print Journalism
Palmer, Katie  Senior Civil Engineering
Portanova, Elizabeth Freshman International Relations
Rencher, Ashley Sophomore Psychology
Ricks, Elizabeth Sophomore Undeclared
Slight, Stacey Senior International Relations
Stewart, Natalie Junior Public Health
Swanson, Katherine Sophomore Accounting
Thomas, Ashlee Junior Fiance
Tippets, Kelsi Freshman Elementary Education
Wells, Erin Senior Political Science
Witt, Amy Sophomore Elementary Education