14 Named to Academic All-Conference Team

The BYU women's soccer team was the 2009 regular-season conference champions. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Fourteen Cougars from the BYU women’s soccer squad were named to the Fall 2009 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team, as announced by the conference earlier today.

Lauren Anderson

Sophomore 3.54 Pre-Management Core

Stacy Bartholomew

Junior 3.52 Exercise Science

Whitney Feller

Senior 3.29 Marketing Management

Nicole Urry-Gilliam

Junior 3.14 Exercise & Wellness

Kristi Dow-Jackson

Junior 3.73 Exercise & Wellness

Ashleigh Jameson

Senior 3.72 Exercise & Wellness

Auna Janis

Sophomore 3.15 Art Education K-12

Cami Jensen

Freshman 3.13 Nursing Premajor Program

Dana Oldroyd

Sophomore 3.60 Nursing Premajor Program

McKinzie Olson

Sophomore 3.40 Clinical Laboratory Science Premajor

Carlee Payne

Freshman 3.46 Undeclared

Megan Richardson

Junior 3.59 Exercise Science

Kassidy Shumway

Junior 3.34 Civil Engineering

Andrea Willis

Senior 3.59 Exercise Science

A total of 384 student-athletes were named to the Fall 2009 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team. Fall sports include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. 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.

The 14 athletes from BYU who received the academic award are the most from any of the other women’s soccer programs in the MWC. The BYU squad also received a team academic award from the National College Soccer Association of America this year. To be nominated for this award, a team must finish with a GPA above a 3.0. The team finished with an overall GPA of 3.31 for the 2009 season.