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Six Cougars receive WCC All-Academic awards

PROVO, Utah – BYU women's soccer players Bizzy Phillips Bowen and Michele Vasconcelos were named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic team on Wednesday.

Bowen and Vasconcelos represent two of the 11 WCC players selected to the team. Four more Cougars—Paige Hunt Barker, Elena Medeiros, Stephanie Ringwood Ney and Madie Siddoway received WCC All-Academic honorable mention.

It's the second time for Bowen to be named to the team. Vasconcelos, Barker and Medeiros are being recognized with all-academic awards for the third time. Ney is being mentioned for the second time, with Siddoway receiving her first mention.

Athletes considered for the all-academic awards have maintained cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.20, while contributing significantly to their teams.

2016 WCC All-Academic Team

Juli VassSanta ClaraSenior3.98Economics
Julia SherwoodSan DiegoSenior3.97English and Philosophy
Eliza HardPacificSenior3.90Speech/Language Pathology
Kiana QuarlesSaint Mary'sSenior3.89Business Administration
Bizzy Phillips BowenBYUJunior3.88Management (Marketing)
Jessica NakaeSan FranciscoSenior3.81Kinesiology
Bri VisalliPepperdineJunior3.77Economics
Sarah CarterGonzagaSenior3.76Nursing
Amanda WhittleSan FranciscoJunior3.74Kinesiology
Michele VasconcelosBYUSenior3.54Exercise and Wellness
Ellie BoonPortlandSenior3.47Biology

2016 WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention

Hailai Arghandiwal, Santa Clara; Taylor Ayers, Pacific; Karley Baggerly, Gonzaga; Julia Beck, Pacific; Kendall Bietsch, Pacific; Emily Carman, Loyola Marymount; Shelby Cormier, Loyola Marymount; Hannah Diaz, Saint Mary’s; Samantha Dion, Saint Mary’s; Anyssa Dominguez, Saint Mary’s; Jacquelyn Dutton, Saint Mary’s; Alyssa Edenstrom, Portland; Jasmine Edwards, Saint Mary’s; Ebony Ezeji, Pacific; Jill Farley, Loyola Marymount; Sonja Giraud, San Francisco; Janae Gonzalez, Santa Clara; Hannah Griffiths Boston, Portland; Lily Higashino, Pacific; Jenna Holtz, Santa Clara; Paige Hunt Barker, BYU; Jessica Imbrie, Saint Mary’s; Jazmin Jackmon, Santa Clara; Devlyn Jeter, Portland; Sarah Jones, Portland; Caitlyn Kretzscamar, San Diego; Valerie LaForge, Saint Mary’s; Melissa Lowder, Santa Clara; Julia McDonald, Saint Mary’s; Elena Medeiros, BYU; Kellie Peay, Santa Clara; Lena Perry, Pacific; Stephanie Ringwood Ney, BYU; Jenna Roering, Santa Clara; Ali Schaffer, San Francisco; Meghan Schoen, Pepperdine; Hannah Seabert, Pepperdine; Heather Seybert, Saint Mary’s; Madie Siddoway, BYU; Kristin Standish, Gonzaga; Sarah Swanson, Gonzaga; Hannah Terry, Pacific; Emma Tyrnauer, Loyola Marymount; Jodi Ulkekul, Gonzaga; Kaycie Young, Portland