A total of 35 Northern Arizona University student-athletes were named to the Big Sky Spring All-Academic team, announced by the conference office on Wednesday. The Spring All-Academic team recognized Lumberjacks from the men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's and women's tennis and golf programs.
To be eligible for Big Sky All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: Participated in at least half of the team's competitions or for track and field competed at the Big Sky Championships; achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at the conclusion of the most recently completed term; completed at least one academic term at his/her current Big Sky institution.
The women's outdoor track and field team led the way with 14 All-Academic award recipients, with their men's counterparts receiving 11 awards. The golf team placed five student-athletes on the list, while the women's tennis team had three All-Academic selections. A pair of men's tennis student-athletes rounded out NAU's honorees.
With the announcement of the Big Sky Spring All-Academic team, NAU finished the 2016-17 academic year with a total of 123 all-academic awards between the Big Sky and Western Athletic Conference.
Here is the complete list of the 2017 NAU Big Sky Spring All-Academic selections:
Carly Akine, Sofia Anokhina, Sierra Bezdicek, Kim Cifuentes and Loren Skibba.
Matt Baxter, Geordie Beamish, James Chevious III, Cory Glines, Steven Hartshorn West, Kyle Havriliak, Parker Joens, Lorenzo Johnson, Jacob Kaufman, Matthew Kisiel and Ryan Wolff.
Brooke Anderson, Heather Calandra, Maggie Carruth,Tylnn Carter, Jazzmine Ecker, Karina Ernst, Tiana Hatler-Stefick, Jasmine Malone, Helena McLeod, Shanice McPherson, Sara Murray, Rachel Pott, Emily Roughan and Julia Viberg.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS
Tim Handel, Felix Schumann, Hanneke Lodewijks, Hailey Rochin, Brandy Walker.