DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference released its 2009 fall academic all-WAC teams and 25 Idaho student-athletes were among those honored.
The fall academic all-WAC teams include football, volleyball, men's and women's cross country and women's soccer players. To be honored, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, hold a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. Freshmen and transfers from all sports are honored at the end of the year.
In all, 169 Idaho student-athletes achieved a 3.0 or better GPA during the fall semester, and Vandal student-athletes as a whole produced a combined 3.10 GPA. Teams active during the fall season compiled a 3.20 overall GPA during the semester. Among fall sports teams, women's soccer led the way with a 3.58 team GPA.
Women's cross country, football, and soccer each had six academic all-WAC selections, while volleyball had four and men's cross country had three.
Idaho Men's Cross Country:
Alex Brekke, So. (Bozeman, Mont.)
James Clark, So. (Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada)
Markus Geiger, So. (Bad Neustadt, Germany)
Idaho Women's Cross Country:
Maike Holthuijzen, Sr. (Boise, Idaho)
Anna Kalbrener, So. (Gig Harbor, Wash.)
Melissa McFaddan, Sr. (Post Falls, Idaho)
Lauren Schaffer, So. (Boise, Idaho)
Teegan Schoch, So. (Kelowna, B.C., Canada)
Julia Veseth, So. (Moscow, Idaho)
Peter Bjorvik, Sr. (Crook County, Ore.)
Bobby Cowan, Fr. (Vancouver, Wash.)
Preston Davis, So. (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Nathan Enderle, Jr. (North Platte, Neb.)
Adam Juratovac, Sr. (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Aaron Lavarias, Jr. (Woodinville, Wash.)
Liz Boyden, So. (Spokane, Wash.)
Melissa Canite, Jr. (Mililani, Hawai'i)
Jennifer Eugenio, Jr. (Honolulu, Hawai'i)
Jenn Hull, Jr. (Vancouver, Wash.)
Sari Morrison, Sr. (Boise, Idaho)
Ashley Perez, Sr. (Pasco, Wash.)
Sarah Conwell, Sr. (Kent, Wash.)
Anna McKinney, Sr. (Federal Way, Wash.)
Kelsey Taylor, Jr. (Moscow, Idaho)
Katie Tribley, Jr. (Wenatchee, Wash.)