WOODLAND, California – A total of 32 BYU track and field athletes received Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors for the 2016 indoor season.
Fourteen men and 18 women were named scholar-athletes. Student-athletes were required to meet the following criteria in order to be selected:
- Maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
- Must be at least a sophomore academically.
- Must have competed in 50 percent or more of the institution’s competitions in the student-athlete’s respective event.
- Must have completed one full academic year at the school prior to the season for which the award is being received.
The following athletes represented BYU on the 2016 MPSF indoor All-Academic team:
|2016 Women's All-Academic Team|
|Marissa Appiah||3.93||Junior||High Jump||North Salt Lake, UT/Woods Cross HS|
|Kensey Berry||3.37||Senior||Hurdles/Sprints||Lucas, TX/Lovejoy HS|
|Erica Birk||3.73||Sophomore||Distance||Hoytsville, UT/North Summit HS|
|Madelyn Brooks||3.76||Sophomore||Distance||Mesa, AZ/Mountain View HS|
|Natalie Shields-Connolly||3.85||Junior||Distance||Salt Lake City, UT/East HS|
|Sierra Hansen||3.40||Junior||Pole Vault||Dana Point, CA/Dana Hills HS|
|Cherilyn Bunker-Hawkins||3.40||Junior||Throws||Newport, OR/Newport HS|
|Christina Hedgepeth||3.14||Sophomore||Jumps/Multis||Arlington, TX/Lamar HS|
|Sadie Nielsen||3.06||Junior||Throws||Moses Lake, WA/Moses Lake HS|
|Alyssa Monteverde-Dalton||3.29||Senior||Hurdles||Fresno, CA/University of Oregon|
|Erin Merkley||3.51||Senior||Heptathlon||Olathe, KS/Olathe South HS|
|Maria Morley||3.66||Sophomore||Distance||Stillwater, MN/Stillwater Area HS|
|Nicole Naatjes||3.83||Sophomore||Pole Vault||Lakeville, MN/Lakeville North HS|
|Kaylee Packham||3.97||Senior||Hurdles/Sprints||Fort Collins, CO/Loveland HS|
|Sidney Reilly||3.52||Sophomore||800m||Valley Center, CA/Valley Center HS|
|Kristi Rush||3.84||Junior||Distance||Gilbert, AZ/Highland HS|
|Ashleigh Warner||3.79||Sophomore||Distance||Orem, UT/Mountain View HS|
|Laura Young||3.63||Sophomore||Distance||South Jordan, UT/Bingham HS|
|2016 Men's All-Academic Team|
|Michael Abbott||3.31||Junior||60m/200m||Monroe, UT/South Sevier HS|
|John Glazier||3.24||Sophomore||LJ/60m||Lakeport, CA/Eagle HS|
|Jackson Walker||3.11||Junior||Heptathlon||Idaho Falls, ID/Idaho Falls HS|
|Kevin Nielsen||3.19||Sophomore||Heptathlon||Granite Bay, CA/Granite Bay HS|
|Sean Adams||3.12||Senior||400m/4x400m||Valley Center, CA/Valley Center HS|
|Dillon Goodman||3.53||Senior||60mH/200m||Pima, AZ/Central Arizona College|
|Mark Carlson||3.94||Senior||400m||Austin, TX/McNeil HS|
|Max Scheible||3.46||Sophomore||400m/60mH||Germany/Lise Meitner Gymnasium|
|Shaquille Walker||3.62||Junior||800m/4x400m||Richmond Hill, GA/Richmond Hill HS|
|Chase Horrocks||3.27||Junior||Mile||Vancouver, WA/Skyview HS|
|Karson Fronk||3.85||Sophomore||Mile||Temecula, CA/Great Oak HS|
|Zachary Blackham||3.66||Junior||High Jump||Orem, UT/Orem HS|
|Sam Rockwood||3.55||Senior||High Jump||Diamond Bar, CA/Diamond Bar HS|
|Kyle Brown||3.94||Senior||Pole Vault||Liberty Lake, WA/Central Valley HS|