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Nine Broncos Named to WCC Fall All-Academic Teams

Jan. 11, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announced today the conference's Fall All-Academic teams and a total of nine Santa Clara University student-athletes earned spots on the team in the five fall WCC sports. The men's soccer All-Academic team features senior Keith DeVey, and juniors Matt Hatzke and Matt Marquess, while senior Lauren Zealer was recognized from women's soccer. All-American Anna Cmaylo and teammate Kim McGiven were named to volleyball's All-Academic team. Senior Shannon Bell's perfect 4.0 GPA earned her a spot on the women's cross country All-Academic team along with classmate Lauren Swigart, who led the Broncos with a 12th place finish at the WCC Championships in November. Junior A.J. Blumel, a stalwart for the men's cross country team, which finished third as a team at the WCC Championships, rounded out the Bronco contingent on the WCC Fall All-Academic team.

DeVey, who maintained a 3.70 GPA as a communication major in his final season, has now earned three academic honors this year, having earned a spot on the NSCAA Scholar All-American Third Team and the NSCAA Scholar All-Far West Region First Team. He also was named to the NSCAA All-Far West Third Team and All-WCC First Team for his outstanding on the play on the field in 2006. As a senior in 2006, DeVey tied for the team lead in points with 14 on six goals and two assists to conclude an outstanding career on the Mission Campus. He started all 23 games for SCU this season, playing both forward and midfield to help SCU to the West Coast Conference championship and their best NCAA Tournament finish since 2003.

Hatzke earned his second academic honor of the year after an impressive junior season on defense for SCU. The San Jose native started 17 games and scored one goal and recorded two assists while helping the team notch nine shutouts. He was named honorable mention All-WCC, while maintaining a 3.70 GPA in the classroom. Hatzke, an accounting major, was also recognized as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII honoree this year.

Marquess also received ESPN The Magazine All District VII All-Academic honors along with the WCC All-Academic recognition. A 3.70 GPA as a finance major he played in all 23 games for the Broncos, helping them reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Zealear, an art history major, was an integral part of a back line that was one of the nation's best in 2006, shutting out 11 opponents and allowing only 0.65 goals against. She helped the Broncos grab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and earned first-team All-WCC honors for her efforts, while also maintaining a 3.20 GPA.

In 2006, Cmaylo was one of the most feared hitters in the nation, racking up 3.89 kills a game from her spot in the middle and putting kills down at an incredible .405 success rate, easily leading all hitters in the West Coast Conference, and placing eighth in the nation. She earned All-American Third Team honors, first-team All-Pacific Region and first-team All-WCC honors. Off the court, she excelled as well, posting a 3.39 GPA as a joint political science/environmental studies major.

McGiven played in all 28 matches for the Broncos and posted a team-high 4.28 kills per game to help lead the Broncos to their ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Encinitas, Calif. native was also a first-team All-WCC honoree and a member of the ESPN The Magazine All-District VIII team. A joint finance and religious studies major, McGiven finished the fall quarter with a 3.91 GPA.

The cross country team checked in with three All-Academic honorees. Bell has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout her Bronco career, while also making her mark as one of the top runners in program history. A combined science major Bell finished sixth at the Notre Dame Invitational and was the team's top runner at the NCAA West Regionals. She was the Comcast Community All-Star award winner for the month of October.

Swigart, who led the Broncos at the WCC Championships with her 12th place finish, also earned All-WCC honorable mention honors. She posted a 3.25 GPA in communication in the fall quarter. On the men's side, Blumel receives his first honor of the season as he finished the fall quarter with a 3.74 GPA. He helped the Broncos post a third-place finish at the WCC Championships while also running a number of strong races throughout the fall.

2006 WCC Fall All-Academic Teams

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Name, School - Year, GPA, Major
Steven Ault, POR - JR, 3.72, Biology/Chemistry
AJ Blumel, SCU - JR, 3.74, Political Science
Kevin Krohn, POR - SO, 3.62, English
John Moore, POR - JR, 3.47, Nursing
Colby Litzenberger, GON - SO, 3.56, Civil Engineering
Jonathan MacNeil, LMU - JR, 3.60, Mech. Engineering
Derek Mandell, POR - SO, 3.21, Org. Communication
Chuck McKenzie, POR - SR, 3.67, Computer Science
Joe Miller, GON - SR, 3.36, Exercise Science
Matt Sheeks, POR - SR, 4.00, Accounting

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Name, School - Year, GPA, Major
Nellie Ballou, GON - SR, 3.27, Civil Engineering
Shannon Bell, SCU - SR, 4.00, Combined Sciences
Abby Fall, LMU - SO, 3.74, Comm. Studies
Karrie Hagedorn, SMC - JR, 3.49, Liberal Arts
Jennifer Hartford, USF - JR, 3.54, Visual Arts
Bobeya Krishnek, POR - JR, 3.59, Life Science
Laura Mickelson, LMU - JR, 3.95, Natural Science
Lucy Miller, USF - JR, 3.37, Marketing
Adrienne Nova, POR - SO, 3.83, Biology
Lauren Swigart, SCU - SR, 3.25, Communication

MEN'S SOCCER
Name, School - Year, GPA, Major
Alex Christlieb, SMC - SR, 3.57, Business Admin.
Keith DeVey, SCU - SR, 3.70, Communication
Ryan Guy, USD - SR, 3.28, Political Science
Matt Hatzke, SCU - JR, 3.70, Accounting
George Josten, GON - JR, 3.79, Civil Engineering
Kevin Long, USF - SR, 3.39, Marketing
Matt Marquess, SCU - JR, 3.70, Finance
David Niemeyer, LMU - SR, 3.83, Political Science
John Reha, GON - JR, 3.24, Business Admin.
Ben Sawyer, GON - SR, 3.54, Accounting

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Name, School - Year, GPA, Major
Cori Alexander, POR - SR, 3.48, Org. Comm./Education
Kari Evans, POR - SR, 3.88, Biology
Stephanie Lopez, POR - JR, 3.74, Psychology/Spanish
Katie Osborne, LMU - JR, 3.53, Natural Science
Rachel Rapinoe, POR - JR, 3.30, Life Science
Lisa Sari, POR - SR, 3.38, Business/English
Joslyn Slovek, LMU - JR, 3.39, Business Admin.
Whitney Temple, LMU - SR, 3.25, Psychology
Emily Wynne, PEP - SO, 3.25, Sports Medicine
Lauren Zealear, SCU - SR, 3.20, Art History
Lauren Zuckerman, GON - JR, 3.90, Accounting

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
Name, School - Year, GPA, Major
Many Bible, SMC - SR, 3.22, Sports Medicine
Kristen Carlson, USD - SR, 3.44, History
Anna Cmaylo, SCU - JR, 3.39, Pol.Sci./Envir. Stud.
Kekai Crabbe, PEP - SR, 3.23, Natural Science
Emily Day, LMU - SO, 3.49, Mathematics
Becky Jones, GON - JR, 3.30, Criminal Justice
Christina Kirk, SMC - SR, 3.42, Psychology
Murphy McClenahan, POR - SR, 3.82, Business
Kim McGiven, SCU - SR, 3.91, Finance/Relig. Stud.
Sophia Milo, PEP - SR, 3.32, Liberal Arts
Julie Rubenstein, PEP - SO, 3.60, Liberal Arts
Nicole Thometz, POR - JR, 3.68, Biology