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Twenty-Four Cougars Earn PAC-10 All-Academic Honors For Track & Field
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/20/2002
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June 20, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State University men's and women's track and field teams placed a combined 24 student-athletes on the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Teams for Track & Field, conference Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Thursday. A total of 175 student-athletes were selected to first, second and honorable mention teams for men and women competing in track and field.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be a significant contributor.

2002 PAC-10 All- Academic Track & Field

Men's First Team Year GPAMajor Hometown
Tim GehringRS-So. 3.65 Accounting Kettle Falls, Wash.
Ian JohnsonRS-So. 3.62 General LinguisticsSpokane, Wash.
Scott Johnson Sr.3.85 General Business Bellevue, Wash.
Justin Nikbakhsh-Tali RS-Jr. 3.88 Accounting San Jose, Calif.
Men's Second Team
Jim Neeway So.3.73 Undeclared Beaverton, Utah
Men's Honorable Mention
Kyle BarkerRS-Jr. 3.34 Business Oregon City, Ore.
Rick Collins Jr.3.33 Pre-Business AdministrationSpokane, Wash.
Andy Kammenga RS-Fr. 3.23 Undeclared Bellingham, Wash.
Ryan TurnerRS-Sr. 3.18 Psychology Spokane, Wash.
Jon Welsh Sr.3.29 Political Science Carmichael, Calif.
Mark Wicklander RS-Jr. 3.16 Civil Engineering Tacoma, Wash.
Women's First Team
Heidi Abersfeller Sr.3.84 Exercise Science Kennewick, Wash.
Ana CabreraSo.3.98 Undeclared Vancouver, Wash.
Cicely ClinkenbeardGrad. 3.93 Communications Okanogan, Wash.
Whitney Evans RS-Jr. 3.98 Finance Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jenny Filipy Grad. 4.00 Environmental Engineering Spokane, Wash.
Beth Welander So.4.00 Biology Gig Harbor, Wash.
Women's Second Team
Randi SmithSr.3.58 Zoology Valencia, Calif.
Women's Honorable Mention
Anna Blue Jr.3.07 Pre-Business AdministrationOlympia, Wash.
Allison Eldridge Sr.3.47 Apparel Merch. & Textiles Yakima, Wash.
Itoro Elijah Sr.3.33 Psychology-Biology Portland, Ore.
Shannon Rance So.3.22 Undeclared Renton, Wash.
Ellannee RichardsonRS-Jr. 3.31 Sociology Gladstone, Ore.
Stephanie Robinett Jr.3.21 Communications Bremerton, Wash.
Briana Willis Jr.3.27 Education Ravensdale, Wash.
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