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Ten Lions Earn Fall WCC All-Academic Honors



Los Angeles, Calif. (Jan. 9)--The 2000 West Coast Conference Fall All-Academic teams honor the league's finest examples of the consummate scholar-athlete, and ten student-athletes from Loyola Marymount University were named to that honor. Three from the men's cross country and women's volleyball teams made the team, with two coming from men's and women's soccer were chosen to the 2000 All-Academic teams.

Earning that honor this year were Jaimee Brubacher (So, 3.53 GPA, volleyball), Michael Cortez (Sr., 3.58, cross country), Allison Gustorf (Sr., 3.87, volleyball), Laura Gustorf (So., 3.64, volleyball), Jeff Kovar (Jr., 3.52, men's soccer), Tracy Sharp (Sr., 3.46, women's soccer), Daniel Sheridan (Jr., 3.68, men's soccer), Mark Siegfried (Sr., 3.51, cross country), Matt Trinca (Sr., 3.94, cross country) and Michelle Woiemberghe (Sr., 3.75, women's soccer).

"In addition to our athletic program's consistent improvement to the top of the conference standings," said LMU Athletic Director Bill Husak, "our teams and more specifically our individual student-athletes continue to strive to the top as students here at Loyola Marymount."

At the completion of each athletic season, the WCC selects a ten-member all-academic squad for each of the participating sponsored sports. To be considered, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to his or her team.

"The ability of these 50 student-athletes to achieve at such a high level both in and out of the classroom impresses me every year," said WCC Commissioner Michael Gilleran. "Our staff has the unenviable task of choosing only ten members per sport from an amazing pool of scholar-athletes committed to both academic and athletic excellence. All of those nominated should be proud of their achievements."

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