Tech student-athletes named Academic All-WAC

Jun 18, 2009 | General News

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) office released its Academic All-WAC honors on Wednesday and 46 student-athletes from Louisiana Tech’s athletic program earned the award.

Of the 46 Bulldogs and Lady Techsters, 29 participated in Tech’s spring sports and 17 were either freshmen or transfer students that took part in any one of the school’s 16 sports.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

The spring student-athletes who were recognized by the conference were Emma Barnes (softball), Corey Bartlett (golf), Kylie Bassett (softball), Antoinette Cobb (women’s track), Nathan Davis (men’s track), Kinsey Dinnel (men’s track), Heather Doiron (softball), Clint Ewing (baseball), Nick Grunenwald (baseball), Rocio Juarez (women’s tennis), Chris Kersten (baseball), Meghan Krieg (softball), Chasidee Lewis-Baker (women’s track), Adriana Makowska (women’s tennis), Wanda Malone (softball), Justin Martin (men’s track), Wade McGaha (men’s track), Jonathan Mire (baseball), Dylan Moseley (baseball), Jack Ramstad (men’s track), Clinton Shepard (golf), Danielle Sheridan (softball), Josh Slocum (men’s track), Mallory Smith (women’s tennis), Clint Stubbs (baseball), Christina Tupper (women’s track), Amberly Waits (softball), Ashley Wedderburn (women’s tennis) and Kevin Winn (baseball).

The freshmen or transfer student-athletes who were recognized by the conference were Kaylon Alexander (volleyball), Jonathan Bale (golf), Cat Buchanan (women’s soccer), Scotti Culton (women’s soccer), Devon Dageford (baseball), Maartje De Wit (women’s tennis), Chelsea Dressel (women’s track), Rachel King (women’s soccer), Hikari Kurokawa (women’s soccer), Olivia Lukasewich (women’s soccer), Kyle Roliard (baseball), Cody Santone (golf), Kristen Sevier (women’s soccer), Mallory Stanley (volleyball), Jeb Stefan (baseball), Chelsea White (women’s soccer) and Alex Williams (baseball).

For the second consecutive year, Louisiana Tech ranks No. 1 in the state of Louisiana and the WAC in student-athlete graduation rate.

Written by Malcolm Butler