37 UMKC Student-Athletes Receive All-WAC Fall Academic Honors
UMKC Athletics 1-17-2019
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DENVER, Colo. -- The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) announced 2018 Academic All-WAC selections for fall sports on Thursday. A total of 37 UMKC student-athletes were honored with the award for their efforts both on the court and in the classroom throughout the fall semester. UMKC’s 37 Academic All-WAC honorees also marked the second most selections in the conference this fall, behind only Utah Valley’s 40 selections.

The list of fall sport selections include four student-athletes from men’s cross country, four from women’s cross country, eight from volleyball, nine from men’s soccer and 12 from women’s soccer.

“The student-athletes at UMKC remain deeply dedicated to achieving the highest standards of success, both on the field and in the classroom,” commented UMKC Director of Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin. “Each of our university’s 37 Academic All-WAC Honorees for the fall semester have represented our Athletics Department and institution in tremendous fashion, continuing to bring UMKC a great sense of pride.”

The high volume of academic honorees comes on the heels of one of the best semesters for UMKC’s student-athletes in the classroom. The Roos achieved a combined GPA of 3.35, with 15 of 16 teams earning a team GPA above 3.0.

The 37 Roo fall athletes recognized were the most since 38 earned the status during the 2015 fall season. During the last five fall semesters, UMKC has averaged 34 recipients.

  • 2018 – 37 Fall Selections
  • 2017 – 34 Fall Selections
  • 2016 – 33 Fall Selections
  • 2015 – 38 Fall Selections
  • 2014 – 30 Fall Selections

To be eligible for an Academic All-WAC selection, student athletes must have been enrolled full-time at the school for one year, compete in at least half of the team’s games and hold a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better.

Men’s Cross Country

  • Marcus Johnson, Sr.
  • Lachlan Moore, Jr.
  • Daylan Quinn, Jr.
  • Josh Sanders, So.

Women’s Cross Country

  • Halley Dean, Jr.
  • Katie Hanners, So.
  • Sarah Jaloma, Jr.
  • Mia Jerman, Sr.


Men’s Soccer

  • Christian Anderaos, Sr.
  • Chris Bellmann, Gr.
  • Michele Drago, Sr.
  • Filippo Errico, Jr.
  • Lorant Lettner, Sr.
  • Victor Olorunfemi, Jr.
  • Mirko Orchi, Jr.
  • Antoine Precheur, Jr.
  • Tim Staerz, Jr.


Women’s Soccer

  • Hayden Burnett, So.
  • Ryann Burnett, Sr.
  • Reighan Childers, Sr.
  • Maddison Cipolla, So.
  • Ruth Fiander, So.
  • Halle Hamilton, Jr.
  • Lexie Howard, Sr.
  • Carly Janike, Jr.
  • Liz Mann, So.
  • Kelsey Mothershead, Sr.
  • Abby Small, Jr.
  • Emily Talmon, Sr.



  • Mack Blatcher, So.
  • Emma Dyer, Sr.
  • Alicia Harrington, Jr.
  • Brooke Jacobs, Sr.
  • Kynnedy Myers, Sr.
  • Alex Ratzlaff, So.
  • Alli Schomers, So.
  • Rhegan Spiegel, Jr.


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