September 27, 2021

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Utah State Second in the Mountain West with 177 Scholar-Athlete Honors

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State finished second in the Mountain West as USU student-athletes earned a total of 177 MW Scholar-Athlete honors, as announced by the league offices on Thursday. The Aggies finished second only to New Mexico, which led the league with 187 total MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.

The Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. The athletic contribution/participation requirement has been omitted for this award this year due to the impact of COVID-19.

Wyoming followed the Aggies with 162 scholar-athlete honors, while Colorado State (158) and Nevada (152) rounded out the top five. UNLV (147), Fresno State (130), Boise state (129), San Diego State (84), Air Force (78) and San José State (64) were next as affiliate members Hawaii (10) and Colorado College (8) punctuated the league total of 1,486 scholar athlete honors.

Utah State led the league in five sports as women’s track & field earned a conference-best 43 scholar-athlete accolades, as did men’s track & field with 30, women’s cross country with 17, men’s cross country with 12 and men’s basketball with six. The Aggies also had double-digit honorees in football (15), women’s soccer (15) and softball (11), while Utah State’s total of 177 was rounded out by volleyball (8), women’s basketball (7), women’s tennis (5) and men’s tennis and men’s golf with four apiece.

Utah State had a total of 26 student-athletes on the list with a 4.0 grade point average, while 48 student-athletes carried a 3.95 or better.

During the 2020-21 academic year, Utah State garnered a total of 460 academic all-conference and/or MW Scholar-Athlete honors.

Aggie fans can follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter, @USUAthletics, Facebook at /USUAthletics and on Instagram, @USUAthletics.

Men’s Basketball (6)

Steven Ashworth, Fr., 3.54, Marketing

Trevin Dorius, Jr., 3.62, Management

Brock Miller, Sr., 3.78, Masters Business Administration

Matthew Wickizer, Fr., 3.65, Business Administration

Rollie Worster, Fr., 3.84, Kinesiology

Szymon Zapala, Fr., 3.77, Exploratory

Women’s Basketball (7)

Jessica Chatman, Gr., 3.91, Masters of Education: Psychology

Kinley Falsev, Fr., 3.75, Exercise Science

Taylor Franson, Jr., 3.66, Journalism

Emmie Harris, Sr., 3.69, Biology

Meagan Mendazona, Fr., 3.59, Psychology

Halle Nelson, Fr., 3.55, Exploratory

Jocelyn Polansky, So., 3.61, Psychology

Men’s Cross Country (12)

Bridger Altice, So., 3.92, Electrical Engineering

Heston Andersen, So., 3.60, Animal, Dairy, & Veterinary Science

Brennan Benson, Fr., 3.64, Social Studies Composite Teach

Mark Crandall, Jr., 3.98, Management

Garrett Faragher, Fr., 4.00, Exploratory

Caleb Garnica, Jr., 3.51, Mechanical Engineering

Darren Harman, Jr., 3.70, Marketing

Justin Hartshorn, Fr., 3.85, Management

Thomas Heaps, So., 3.59, Mechanical Engineering

Justin Hodges, So., 3.98, Human Development and Family Studies

Jakob Tew, Sr., 3.89, Art

Camren Todd, So., 4.00, Civil Engineering

Women’s Cross Country (17)

Bailey Brinkerhoff, So., 3.87, Psychology

Ali Bybee, So., 3.56, Marketing

Paytin Drollinger, So., 3.97, Dietetics

Morgan French, Fr., 3.55, Health Education and Promotion

Mattie Geddes, Fr., 3.96, Interior Architecture & Design

Abigail Gray, So., 3.88, Dietetics

Katie Haviland, Sr. 3.91, Residential Landscape Design & Construction

Reagan Hooopes, So., 4.00, Computer Science

Abby Jensen, So., 3.94, Management Information Systems

LeAnn Larkin-Hatch, Jr., 3.55, Kinesiology

Sammi Lee, Fr., 4.00, Psychology

Claire Mantz-Chugg, So., 3.75, Statistics

Megan Nielsen, Jr., 3.63, Dietetics

Taylia Norris, Fr., 4.00, Communication Disorders & Deaf Education

Mica Rivera, Jr., 3.07, Marketing

Taylor Smart, So., 4.00, Outdoor Product Design & Development

KaryLee Taylor, So., 3.05, Elementary Education

Madison Taylor, Jr., 3.82, Journalism

Megan Terry, So., 4.00, Dietetics

Football (15)

Connor Coles, Sr., 3.59, Political Science

Chandler Dolphin, Sr., 3.51, Marketing

Jack Drews, So., 3.55, Undeclared

Nels Haltom, Sr., 3.51, Integrated Studies

Nick Heninger, Gr., 3.51, Aviation Management

Broc Lane, Fr., 3.93, Exercise Science

Garrett Larson, Fr., 3.73, Undeclared

Cooper Legas, So., 3.94, Economics

Breaker Mendenhall, Fr., 3.80 Undeclared

Marcus Moore, Gr., 3.60, Physical and Sport Education

Joey Rouly, Fr., 3.76, Undeclared

Simon Thompson, So., 3.69, Marketing

Addison Trupp, So., 3.98, Political Science

Kyle Van Leeuwen, So., 3.84, Management

Garrett Walchli, Fr., 3.61, Agribusiness

Men’s Golf (4)

Jesse Henderson, RS-Jr., 3.93, Environmental Studies

Cameron Tucker, Jr., 3.92, Political Science

Cooper Wayment, So., 3.97, Finance

Purin Yingpisit, Fr., 3.95, Exploratory

Women’s Soccer (15)

Sami Aguilar, So., 3.78, Pre-Physical Therapy

Alysia Butters, Fr., 4.00, Undeclared

Kenli Coon, Fr., 3.96, Exercise Science

Jordan Foraker, Jr., 3.84, Civil Engineering

Taylor Garza-Freeman, Sr., 3.88, Social Work

Ashley Hughes, So., 3.88, Dietetics

Adree Johnson, Fr., 3.82, Undeclared

Peyton Lumanog, So., 3.92, Pre-Physical Therapy

HalleKate Munson, Fr., 4.00, Exercise Science

Marli Niderhauser, Jr., 3.91, Social Work

Rachel Noel, Jr., 3.61, Exercise Science

Kylie Olsen, Fr., 3.73, Undeclared

Kristin Rhees, So., 3.85, Human Development & Family Studies

Addy Symonds, Fr., 3.65, Nursing

Sara Noel-Taylor, Jr., 3.98, Accounting

Softball (11)

Zaia Castruita, Fr., 3.95, Nursing

Libbie Hawker, Fr., 3.89, Exploratory

Kennedy Hira, Sr., 3.67, Business Administration

Amya Legarra, Fr., 3.50, Kinesiology

Bri Lerma, Sr., 3.53, Business Administration

Makenzie Macfarlane, So., 3.67, Kinesiology

Leah Molina, Sr., 3.93, Psychology

Stephanie Reed, Sr., 3.64, Kinesiology

Sydnee Smith, Jr., 3.97, Psychology

Tyler Thornton, So., 3.67, Kinesiology

Kapri Toone, Jr., 3.79, Kinesiology

Men’s Tennis (4)

Felipe Acosta, Sr., 3.96, Finance

Jack Ninteman, So., 3.96, Computer Engineering

Keanu Rigby, Fr., 3.67, International Business

Roko Savin, So., 3.75, Pre-Business

Women’s Tennis (5)

Gabrielle Dekkers, Jr., 3.74, International Business

Lisa Kung, Fr., 3.76, Pre-Business

Lillian Okamoto, So., 4.00, Animal, Dairy, & Vet Sciences

Zara Ryan, So., 3.60, Biochemistry

Naya Tillitt, Fr., 3.64, Exploratory

Men’s Track & Field (30)

Bridger Altice, So., 3.92, Electrical Engineering

Skyler Andam, Jr., 3.53, Kinesiology

Heston Andersen, So., 3.60, Animal, Dairy, & Veterinary Science

Brennan Benson, Fr., 3.64, Social Studies Composite Teach

Benjamin Berlin, Fr., 4.00, Exploratory

Clark Brown, Gr., 3.62, Master of Business Administration

Mark Crandall, Jr., 3.98, Management

Jacob Davos, Sr., 3.61, Biology

Garen Earley, Gr., 3.53, Kinesiology

Spencer Eldridge, Jr., 3.51, Mechanical Engineering

Porter Ellis, So., 3.56, Biological Engineering

Ethan Ellsworth, So., 3.99, Mechanical Engineering

Garrett Faragher, Fr., 4.00, Exploratory

Dan Fleming, Doctoral, 4.00, Family and Human Development

Caleb Garnica, Jr., 3.51, Mechanical Engineering

Darren Harman, Jr., 3.70, Marketing

Justin Hartshorn, Fr., 3.85, Management

Thomas Heaps, So., 3.59, Mechanical Engineering

Justin Hodges, So., 3.98, Human Development and Family Studies

Nathan Kaufusi, So., 3.57, Law and Constitutional Studies

Mikhail Kidd, Sr., 3.63, Residential Landscape Design & Construction

Carter Lamb, So., 3.53, Management

Brandon Ovington, Fr., 3.72, Psychology

Nick Pembroke, Fr., 3.53, Mechanical Engineering

Andrew Simonsen, So., 4.00, Kinesiology

Jakob Tew, Sr., 3.89, Art

Patrick Thompson, Jr., 3.77, Computer Science

Camren Todd, So., 4.00, Civil Engineering

Brandon Williams, Fr., 4.00, Mechanical Engineering

Josh Wintch, So., 3.86, Biological Engineering

Women’s Track & Field (43)

Darcy Allen, Sr., 3.56, Kinesiology

Heather Baker, So., 3.72, Public Health

Jenny Bitner-Rogers, Jr., 3.96, Elementary Education

Jordan Brandt, So., 3.89, Global Communication

Bailey Brinkerhoff, So., 3.87, Psychology

Ali Bybee, So., 3.56, Marketing

Sophie Chandler, Fr., 3.96, Management

Paytin Drollinger, So., 3.97, Dietetics

Maddie Edwards, Fr., 4.00, Exploratory

Regan Fillmore, Fr., 3.87, Communication Studies

Morgan French, Fr., 3.55, Health Education and Promotion

Dolly Gabri, So., 3.58, Exploratory

Maia Garren, Sr., 3.64, Biology

Audrey Garrett, Gr., 3.89, Master of Business Administration

Mattie Geddes, Fr., 3.96, Interior Architecture & Design

Abigail Gray, So., 3.88, Dietetics

Katie Haviland, Sr., 3.91, Residential Landscape Design & Construction

Annie Hill, Fr., 3.81, English

Katie Hoffman, Fr., 3.98, Finance

Gabriella Holmstrom, So., 3.60, International Business

Reagan Hoopes, So., 4.00, Computer Science

Abby Jensen, So., 3.94, Management Information Systems

Autumn Kidd, Fr., 3.54, Kinesiology

Alexis Koetitz, Jr., 3.62, Family & Consumer Sciences Education

LeAnn Larkin-Hatch, Jr. 3.55, Kinesiology

Sammi Lee, Fr. 4.00, Psychology

Hannah Lybbert, So., 4.00, Exploratory

Claire Mantz-Chugg, So., 3.75, Statistics

Erin McQuillen, So., 4.00, Psychology

Elsja Mecham, Sr., 3.60, Interdisciplinary Studies

Megan Nielsen, Jr., 3.63, Dietetics

Taylia Norris, Fr., 4.00, Communication Disorders & Deaf Education

Djamilliah Paepke-Chile, So., 3.80, Biology

Emma Reeves, Fr., 3.62, Outdoor Product Design & Development

Lydia Robison, Fr., 4.00, Animal, Dairy, & Veterinary Science

Emma Shippen, So., 3.84, Outdoor Product Design & Development

Taylor Smart, So., 4.00, Outdoor Product Design & Development

Olivia Smith, Fr., 3.69, Marketing

Summer Steeneck, Fr., 3.62, Marketing

Brooklyn Taylor, Fr., 3.57, Art

Madison Taylor, Jr., 3.82, Journalism

Megan Terry, So., 4.00, Dietetics

Michala Zilkey, Gr., 3.86, Communication Studies

Volleyball (8)

Hailey Cuff, So., 3.80, Psychology

Bailey Downing, Sr., 3.81, Health Education and Promotion

Grace DuBay, So., 3.95, Kinesiology

Katie Langford, Fr., 3.91, Exploratory

Corrine Larsen, Jr., 3.88, Global Communication

Inka Mehtola, Fr., 4.00, Sociology

Elle Nesbitt, Sr., 4.00, Animal, Diary, Veterinary Science

Abby Peterson, Fr. 3.54, Pre-Business