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Nine Broncos Earn Fall WCC All-Academic Honors

Nine Broncos Earn Fall WCC All-Academic Honors

Dec. 14, 2004

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -

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The Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation had nine student-athletes earn Fall All-Academic honors from the West Coast Conference on Tuesday. The Broncos had nine athletes represented on the five fall teams that were selected by the league office from many well credentialed nominees.

Four different teams has two honorees as men's and women's soccer and men's and women's cross country each placed four student-athletes on the team. Kim McGiven of volleyball also earned All-Academic accolades with a 3.87 GPA in Finance.

Senior men's soccer player Will Weatherly (3.65 Accounting) earned his second straight WCC All-Academic award after being honored in 2003. Fellow men's soccer player Keith DeVey (3.74 Communication) joins Weatherly, while Megan Kakadelas (3.80 Accounting) and Julie Ryder (3.39 Communications) of women's soccer were also recognized.

Senior Robin Bell of women's cross country (3.96 Mechanical Engineering) earned her third straight WCC All-Academic honor this season after being named to the team in both 2002 and 2003. Katie Hansen (3.73 Communications) also repeated her honor in 2004 with her second WCC award.

Chris Doerhoff (3.89 Studio Arts) and John Paul Thyken (3.53 Political Science) of men's cross country each picked up conference honors as Doerhoff was named to the team for the second time.

The Broncos had seven student-athletes selected to the All-Academic teams after the fall seasons of 2003. In the spring, 10 more Broncos earned WCC All-Academic recognition, to total 17 on the 2003-04 school year. Additionally, student athletes at Santa Clara University graduate at the highest rate in the WCC and at the second-highest rate among all Division I institutions in California. SCU athletes also recorded the second-highest percentage graduation rate in California for the last decade, according to annual report released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

At the completion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each of the participating sponsored sports. To be considered, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to his or her team.

"These honorees represent the commitment of WCC student-athletes to both academic and athletic excellence," said WCC Commissioner Michael Gilleran. "Every year, it's a difficult process to narrow the long list of qualified nominees from each institution. All of those nominated should be proud of their achievements."

Men's Cross Country

Ryan Anderson, GON - Civil Engineering 3.46
Kenny Arehart, LMU - Animation 3.47
Eric Berge, GON - Religious Studies 3.47
Brett Carter, POR - Biology 3.95
Chris Doerhoff, SCU - Studio Arts 3.89
Joe Manning, GON - Journalism 3.84
Jorge Martinez, USF - International Bus. 3.65
Bernie Ochoa, LMU - Physics 3.77
Nick Schuetze, POR - Secondary Ed. 3.40
Andrew Thompson, LMU - Business 3.40
John Paul Thyken, SCU - Political Science 3.53
Brent Warnken, USD - English 3.32

Women's Cross Country

Robin Bell, SCU - Mech. Engineering 3.96
Emily Buck, GON - Exercise Science 3.51
Tarrah Crowley, PEP - Business 3.26
Rachel Erlandson, USD - English 3.72
Katie Hansen, SCU - Communications 3.73
Tiffanie Marley, USD - Diversified Liberal Arts 3.74
Ariana Morey, USF - Psychology 3.67
Kristen Rohde, POR - Life Science 3.77
Elise Sabin, POR - Communications 3.35
Jill Semenza, GON - Biology 3.37
Breanne Siebol, POR - Biology 3.65
Renee Stribling, USF - Ex. & Sports Science 3.67

Men's Soccer

Rob Anderson, GON - History 3.70
Brian Cotlove, POR - Political Science 3.62
Keith DeVey, SCU - Communications 3.74
Ryan Guy, USD - Undeclared 3.67
Luke Holmes, USF - Ex. Sports Science 3.58
Michael Johnson, SMC - Biology 3.68
Kevin Long, USF - Business 3.30
David Niemeyer, LMU - Political Science 3.81
Arni Pjetersson, GON - Business 3.77
Diego Rovira, SMC - Business 3.47
Diego Souza, LMU - Business 3.86
Will Weatherly, SCU - Accounting 3.65

Women's Soccer

Kylie Beren, LMU - Business 3.57
Marie Claude-Henry, USD - Business 3.75
Lindsey Huie, POR - Psychology 3.23
Shuree Hyatt, USF - Psychology 3.20
Megan Kakadelas, SCU - Accounting 3.80
Kristen Rogers, POR - History 3.74
Julie Ryder, SCU - Communications 3.39
Annika Schmidt, USF - Communications 3.26
Lori Sims, LMU - Liberal Studies 3.29
Christine Sinclair, POR - Life Science 3.68
Ashley Swanson, PEP - Liberal Arts 3.28
Megan Woods, PEP - Advertising 3.58


Lindsey Bogason, SMC - French 3.40
Jody Carlson, LMU - Liberal Studies 3.64
Emilee Gihring, GON - Business 3.46
Murphy McClenahan, POR - Business 3.73
Kristin McClune, PEP - Business 3.75
Kim McGiven, SCU - Finance 3.87
Melissa Mehlhorn, PEP - Political Science 3.27
Sophia Milo, PEP - Liberal Studies 3.20
Kelli Nerison, LMU - Business 3.35
Michelle Oakland, POR - Life Science 3.42
Kaui Salzman, SMC - Communications 3.20
Lindsey Sherburne, USD - Business 3.22