March 21, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation recognized 23 Washington State University track and field athletes for their academic excellence in the classroom as well as their individual accomplishments in intercollegiate athletics for the 2002 indoor season.
Qualifying student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, must be at least a sophomore academically, must complete at least on full academic year at their current institution, and must have participated in fifty percent or more of their institution's competitions.
WSU is a member of the MPSF for the indoor track and field season. The MPSF honored 125 indoor track and field student-athletes from ten member schools.
The WSU student-athletes are listed below:
Name, GPA, Year, Events Heidi Abersfeller 3.84, Senior,Hurdles, 400m Anna Blue 3.07, Junior, Mile Alison Eldridge 3.47, Senior, Triple Jump Itoro Elijah 3.33, RS-Senior, Triple Jump Whitney Evans 3.98, RS-Junior, High Jump Jenny Filipy 4.00, RS-Senior, 5000m Shannon Rance 3.22, Sophomore, Shot Put Ellannee Richardson 3.31, RS-Junior, 200m, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump Stephanie Robinett 3.21, Junior, Pole Vault Randi Smith 3.58, Senior, Hurdles, 400m Beth Welander 4.00, Sophomore, 5000m Briana Willis 3.27, Junior, High Jump
Rick Collins 3.33, Junior, Pole Vault Eric Dudley 3.96, Senior, Hurdles, 400m Tim Gehring 3.65, RS-Sophomore, Shot Put, 35# Weight Throw Ian Johnson 3.62, RS-Sophomore, Mile Scott Johnson 3.85, Senior, 3000m Andy Kammenga 3.23, RS-Freshman, Pole Vault James Neeway 3.73, Sophomore, Mile Justin Nikbakhsh-Tali 3.88, RS-Junior, Pole Vault, Long Jump Ryan Turner 3.18, RS-Senior, Pole Vault Jonathan Welsh 3.29, Senior, 3000m Mark Wicklander 3.16, RS-Junior, 5000m