Jack Urquhart | Posted: 23 Nov 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Six Cougars receive WCC All-Academic awards

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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

Name School Class GPA Major
Juli Vass Santa Clara Senior 3.98 Economics
Julia Sherwood San Diego Senior 3.97 English and Philosophy
Eliza Hard Pacific Senior 3.90 Speech/Language Pathology
Kiana Quarles Saint Mary's Senior 3.89 Business Administration
Bizzy Phillips Bowen BYU Junior 3.88 Management (Marketing)
Jessica Nakae San Francisco Senior 3.81 Kinesiology
Bri Visalli Pepperdine Junior 3.77 Economics
Sarah Carter Gonzaga Senior 3.76 Nursing
Amanda Whittle San Francisco Junior 3.74 Kinesiology
Michele Vasconcelos BYU Senior 3.54 Exercise and Wellness
Ellie Boon Portland Senior 3.47 Biology

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

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