KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) announced Academic All-WAC selections for spring sports along with freshmen and transfer student athletes on Tuesday morning. A total of 64 UMKC student athletes were honored with the award, including 52 spring sport selections as well as nine freshmen and three transfers.
The list of spring sport selections include two student athletes from men’s golf, six from women’s golf, 11 from softball, two from men’s tennis, five from women’s tennis, 11 from men’s outdoor track & field, and 15 from women’s track & field. Among the freshmen and transfers, men’s and women’s soccer held four apiece while men’s indoor track & field added two. Volleyball and men’s cross country each had one student athlete selected.
"In addition to excelling in athletics competition, our student athletes continue to achieve success in the classroom and community,” commented UMKC director of athletics Carla Wilson. “The extraordinary determination and effort they display and put forth toward their academic studies is a tremendous source of pride for not only the Athletics Department, but for the entire institution."
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.
Visit the WAC website for a complete list of 2018 Academic All-WAC honorees.
2018 Spring/Freshmen/Transfer Academic All-WAC Honorees
Men’s Golf Men’s Cross Country
Jack Hermeston Senior Josh Sanders Freshman
McCain Schellhardt Sophomore
Women’s Golf Christian Anderaos Junior
Cyrielle Kern Senior
Celine Lim Senior Women’s Soccer
Maddi Cipolla Freshman
Softball Liz Mann Freshman
Morgan Byrn Junior
Sydney Garcia Sophomore Men’s Indoor Track & Field
McKenzie Harrish Freshman Josh Sanders Freshman
Macy Hornosky Freshman
Alex Larson Junior Volleyball
Ashlin O’Brien Graduate
Maegan Rollow Junior Women’s Tennis
Katie Fries Junior
Men’s Tennis Yana Grechnika Sophomore
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
Harpeet Dosanjh Senior Daiwa Emmert Senior
Marcus Johnson Junior Katie Hanners Sophomore
Josh Sanders Freshman Elizabeth Nolke Junior
Alexa Pint Junior
Genel Rollins Senior
Lillian Schnakenberg Sophomore
Jada Steele Sophomore
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