DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Spring All-Academic awards, as well as its awards for freshmen and transfers, and University of Idaho student-athletes garnered 77 honors to bring the school's year-long total to 141.

Idaho athletics increased its total number of honorees by 25 in 2009-10 after earning 116 such honors in the 2008-09 academic year. To earn the honor, a student-athlete must have competed in at least 50 percent of a team's contests and achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

Women's outdoor track and field led the way among Spring honorees with 14, while the men's outdoor track and field team had 12. Women's tennis and women's golf garnered five each, while men's tennis and men's golf each had two. Freshmen and transfers from all other sports added 37 total awards.

Idaho student-athletes earned a cumulative 3.02 GPA in 2009-10 and 24 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPAs. Women's golf led all Idaho teams with a 3.54 team GPA during the season, while women's soccer was close behind at 3.52. A total of 61 Vandal student-athletes graduated during the 2009-10 academic year.

2009-10 Spring WAC All-Academic

Men's Golf (2)
Stefan Richardson, So.
Brad Tensen, Sr.

Women's Golf (5)
Amanda Jacobs, Sr.
Kayla Mortellaro, So.
Frida Nilsson, So.
Annika Karlsson, So.
Teo Poplawski, So.

Men's Tennis (2)
Alex Joitoiu, Jr.
Lachlan Reed, Jr.

Women's Tennis (5)
Daniela Cohen, Sr.
Silvia Irimescu, Jr.
Yvette Ly, Jr.
Barbara Machiocha, Jr.
Gabriela Niculescu, Sr.

Men's Outdoor Track and Field (12)
Alex Brekke, So.
Josh Dalton, Jr.
Paul Dittmer, Jr.
Jeremiah Dubie, Jr.
Markus Geiger, So.
Jeremy Klas, So.
Dustin Kreger, Jr.
Eugenio Mannucci, Jr.
Jonathan Marler, Sr.
Steve Potratz, Sr.
James Rogan, Sr.
Ben Wood, Sr.

Women's Outdoor Track and Field (14)
Darcy Collins, Sr
K.C. Dahlgren, Sr.
Morgan Dunning, So.
Lindsey Goodman, Sr.
Christie Gordon, Sr.
Ulrike Hartz, Jr.
Maike Holthuijzen, Sr.
Anna Kalbrener, So.
Allix Lee-Painter, Sr.
Melissa McFaddan, Sr.
Gabriella Midles, Jr.
Ellen Rouse, So.
Lauren Schaffer, So.
Julia Veseth, So.

2009-10 WAC All-Academic Freshman and Transfers
Women's Basketball (2)
Kanisha Bello, Fr.
Bianca Cheever, Jr.

Men's Cross Country (2)
Lars Lunstrum, Fr.
Jeff Osborn, Fr.

Women's Cross Country (1)
Laurel Draper, Fr.

Football (1)
Chris Ramos, Jr.

Men's Golf (1)
Matt Rawitzer, Fr.

Soccer (8)
Jill Flockhart, Fr.
Erica Hart, Fr.
Lauren Layton, Fr.
Christine Leathem, Fr.
Megan Lopez, Fr.
Amber Pimley, Fr.
Cassandra San, Fr.
Chelsea Small, Fr.

Swimming and Diving (5)
Sierra Grove, Fr.
Rachel Klancher, Fr.
Meaghan McCloskey, Fr.
Treasa Ring, Fr.
Kelsie Saxe, Fr.

Men's Tennis (1)
Abid Akbar, Fr.

Men's Indoor Track and Field (3)
Colin Briggs, Fr.
Jason Lorentz, Fr.
Jeff Osborn, Fr.

Women's Indoor Track and Field (4)
Laurel Draper, Fr.
Kelly Jacka, Fr.
Ali Middleton, Fr.
Samantha Nielson, Fr.

Men's Outdoor Track and Field (3)
Colin Briggs, Fr.
Jason Lorentz, Fr.
Jeff Osborn, Fr.

Women's Outdoor Track and Field (4)
Laurel Draper, Fr.
Kelly Jacka, Fr.
Ali Middleton, Fr.
Samantha Nielson, Fr.

Volleyball (2)
Janelle Chow, Fr.
Jennifer Feicht, Fr.