Garcia, Martino, McGovern Earn WCC All-Academic Honors

Cori McGovern

Nov. 10, 2011

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Personifying the true meaning of student-athlete, LMU women's soccer players Jaide Garcia, Tawni Martino and Cori McGovern were all named to the 2011 West Coast Conference women's soccer All-Academic Honorable Mention team.

To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team. This marks the second consecutive WCC All-Academic honor for both Garcia and McGovern.

Garcia carries a 3.65 cumulative GPA and will graduate in the spring of 2012 with a degree in English. On the pitch, Garcia appeared in all 20 games for the Lions, starting 19, and was part of the defensive line that held a 1.25 goals against average.

Martino, a sophomore, is majoring in management at LMU and currently holds a 3.33 cumulative GPA. Recently selected as a 2011 All-WCC honorable mention selection Martino led the Lions with four goals and two assists for 10 points this fall.

McGovern, in her junior year at LMU, is a communications studies major with a 3.35 cumulative GPA. She appeared in all 20 games this fall, starting 19 in the Lions' midfield. She tallied one goal on Sept. 4 in a 3-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield.

2011 WCC All-Academic Team
Margueritte Aozasa, Santa Clara, Sr., 3.77, Psychology
Micaela Capelle, Portland, So., 3.41, Business
Laura Cole, Pepperdine, Sr., 3.52, Liberal Arts
Emily Eckmann, Gonzaga, So., 3.73, Human Physiology
Danielle Fozhoven, Portland, Sr., 3.41, Marketing & Management
Karissa Garcia, Pepperdine, Sr., 3.95, Business Administration
Bianca Henninger, Santa Clara, Sr., 3.41, Finance
Elissa Magracia, San Diego, Sr., 3.20, Industrial Systems & Engineering
McKinzie Olson, BYU, Sr., 3.42, Clinical Laboratory Science
Carlee Payne, BYU, Jr., 3.53, Public Health
Joan Piasta, San Francisco, Jr., 4.00, History



2011 WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention
Lauren Anderson (BYU); Stacy Bartholomew (BYU); Alli Beard (Saint Mary's); Sarah Bridges (Portland); Taylor Brooke (Portland); Tyler Campagna (San Francisco); Cloee Colohan (Portland); Michelle Cruz (Portland); Kristin DeGrandmont (Pepperdine); Hailee DeYoung (Portland); Emma Dolcetti (Gonzaga); Sierra Ferreira (San Diego); Jaide Garcia (Loyola Marymount); Taylor Housley (San Diego); Olivia Klei (Santa Clara); Halley Kreminski (Portland); Caroline Kreuz (Saint Mary's); Melinda Madden (Saint Mary's); Morgan Manchester (Gonzaga); Tawni Martino (Loyola Marymount); Cori McGovern (Loyola Marymount); Kelsey Moe (San Francisco); Emma Nelson (Portland); Dana Oldroyd (BYU); Michelle Olivier (Portland); Ellen Parker (Portland); Callie Payetta (Pepperdine); Ana Pontes (Pepperdine); Cali Reiss (Santa Clara); Ellie Rice (Santa Clara); Caitlyn Salo (Gonzaga); Ashley Soro (Saint Mary's); Katie Spangenber (Gonzaga); Myriah Stockman (Pepperdine); Caitlin Williams (San Diego)



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