Oct. 26, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- The West Coast Conference announced its 2012 Men's and Women's All-Academic honors on Thursday. LMU juniors Kevin Joerger was named to the WCC All-Academic Men's Team while Michelle Hickerson was named to the WCC All-Academic Women's Team. Fellow Lions Sheree Shea, Michael Carlone, Drew Dalton, Greg Innes, Dan Smith and Weston Strum received Honorable Mention to the All-Academic teams.
Joerger is a biochemistry major with a 3.92 grade point average. The Thousand Oaks native had the fastest time for the Lions at the Triton Invite in October, finishing third in the race individually and leading the Lions to a second-place result.
Hickerson is studying studio arts and has a 3.88 GPA. The junior finished 15th overall at the Mustang Challenge in September, second-best on the team, which finished third at the meet.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered in the sport of men's cross country, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, be a significant contributor to his team and participate in at least 50 percent of all contests, and have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing with at least one year in residence at the nominating institution.
The Lions will compete Saturday in the WCC Championships in Portland, Ore. The meet begins at 9:00 a.m. Click here for a preview and more information.
2012 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC
Jesse Aston (Pepperdine) - Junior, 3.82, English
Ganbileg Bor (San Francisco) - Senior, 4.0, Computer Science
Ben Demaree (Santa Clara) - Junior, 3.88, Bioengineering
Steve Flint (BYU) - Sophomore, 3.83, Statistics
Steven Garboden (San Francisco) - Senior, 3.91, Exercise Sport Science
Kevin Joerger (Loyola Marymount) - Junior, 3.92, Biochemistry
Lars Erik Malde (Portland) - Senior, 3.71, Engineering Management
Gustavo Mena (San Francisco) - Junior, 4.0, Business
Willie Milam (Gonzaga) - Junior, 3.80, Business
Kevin Oliver (Santa Clara) - Senior, 3.97, Economics and Political Science
2012 WCC MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Trevor Araujo (SMC), Jared Bassett (POR), Chris Boyle (GON), Jacob Bruce (USD), Michael Carlone (LMU), Drew Dalton (LMU), Scott Fauble (POR), Brent Felnagle (GON), Tony Ferrari (SCU), Andrew Gaddis (SCU), Marcos Hinojosa (SCU), Greg Innes (LMU), Charlie Johansen (USF), Stephen Kersh (POR), William Kincaid (POR), Peter McDonald (POR), Matt Mosier (SCU), Rajpaul Pannu (SMC), Conner Peloquin (BYU), Jonathan Rahaeuser (PEP), Sean Roe (SCU), Rex Shields (BYU), Luca Signore (SCU), Adam Smith (USF), Dan Smith (LMU), Peter Stephens (SCU), Weston Strum (LMU), Tylor Thatcher (BYU), Robert Walgren (GON), Andrew Walker (GON), Jared Ward (BYU), Conner Whan (POR)
2012 WEST COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Becca Barad (Gonzaga) - Junior, 3.91, Environmental Studies
Maddie Hibshman (Portland) - Sophomore, 3.84, Biology
Michelle Hickerson (Loyola Marymount) - Junior, 3.88, Studio Arts
Eva Krchova (San Francisco) - Junior, 3.71, International Studies
Sarah Pearson (San Francisco) - Junior, 4.0, Education
Emerald Raney (San Diego) - Senior, 3.92, Psychology
Emily Robinson (Santa Clara) - Sophomore, 3.99, Biochemistry
Allie Sibole (Santa Clara) - Junior, 3.98, Bioengineering
Laura Suur (San Francisco) - Senior, 4.0, Biology
Merel van Steenbergen (Portland) - Junior, 3.86, Sociology
2012 WCC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Jamie Anderson (SCU), Sarah Attar, (PEP), Alice Baker (USF), Krista Beyer (GON), Erin Burke (SMC), Kymberli Buyer (PEP), Lyndy Davis (POR), Andrea Dettman (POR), Christine Dollard (POR), Alicia Doohan (SMC), Lindsey Drake (GON), Candace Eddy Carlisle (BYU), Julia Fonk (POR), Alex Garcia (SCU), Kayla Germany (SCU), Lauren Germany (SCU), Gillian Gorelik (USD), Erin Hartwig (SCU), Melissa Hastings (POR), Audrey Hiatt (SCU), Kate Jamoboretz (USF), Mary Kriege (SCU), Emma Kroloff (SMC), Amia Nash (SCU), Hayley Ney (SCU), Hannah Peterson (SCU), Mary Reynolds (SCU), Mary Sandri (USF), Lily Shafer (POR), Sheree Shea (LMU), Makenna Smith (BYU), Lauren Spears (SCU), Emily Thomas (GON), Lara Tuthill (GON), Rachel van Nes (POR), Natasha Verma (POR), Kathryn Vidmar (BYU), Meg Webber (SCU), Marci Witczak (POR), Claire Yearian (POR)
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