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43 Named MPSF All-Academic

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

WOODLAND, Calif. – In their first season in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, 22 men’s track and field athletes and 21 women’s track and field athletes were named MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes.

The combined 43 athletes honored were the most of any MPSF school. The men’s team had four more scholar-athletes than Stanford, which finished second with 18 honorees. On the women’s side, Patrick Shane’s squad finished second overall behind Stanford, which had 22 selections.

Senior All-American Miles Batty led the way on the men’s side with a 3.93 GPA. Batty is a double major in neuroscience and exercise science.

The top GPA on the women’s team came from sophomore Elizabeth Portanova, who currently holds a 4.00. National champion Nachelle Mackie also made the list with a 3.98 GPA in elementary education.

In order to be nominated for the academic award, the student-athletes had to meet the following criteria:

  • 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically
  • Student-athlete must have completed one full academic year at the institution prior to the season for which the award is being received
  • Student-athlete must have competed in 50 percent or more of the institution’s competition in the student-athlete’s respective sport

Men's All-Academic Scholar-Athletes

Name Class
Miles Batty Senior
Ryan Jones Junior
Steve Flint Sophomore
Colby Barber Senior
Braydon Bringhurst Sophomore
Alden Bahr Senior
Joseph Stull Sophomore
Bryson Strupp Sophomore
Cade Lindahl Junior
Isaac Robison Sophomore
Dakoda John Sophomore
Tylor Thatcher Sophomore
James Ghormley Senior
Buddy Cranford Sophomore
Ryan Waite Junior
Rex Shields Junior
Tyler Brown Junior
Jared Ward Sophomore
Fanfan Charles Junior
Jason Hinds Junior
Chase Dalton Sophomore
Steven Hart Senior

Women's All-Academic Scholar-Athletes

Name Class
Elizabeth Portanova Sophomore
Nachelle Mackie Junior
Diane Stewart Senior
Sarah Edwards Senior
Diana Blauer Senior
Bethanie Kruman Sophomore
Cecily Boyce Redshirt Freshman
Christen Guenther Senior
Candace Eddy Junior
Katie Palmer Senior
Elizabeth Wilson Sophomore
Arlene Gowar Sophomore
Diane McAllister Perry Senior
Michaelanne Laurent Junior
Andrea Nelson Sophomore
Maren Hanson Sophomore
Erica Shields Senior
Makenna Smith Sophomore
Martha Shephard Sophomore
Lacey Bleazard Senior
Aubrey Hale Sophomore