Ten WWU student-athletes receive GNAC FAR academic honors


Ten Western Washington University student-athletes were named recipients of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletics Representative's Scholar-Athletes award for 2013-14 announced on Wednesday.

The award, which began two years ago, is presented annually and honors the most outstanding scholar-athletes at each of the GNAC's 10 universities. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85 (4.0 scale).

WWU student-athletes honored were Emily Bartlett, rowing, 3.85; EmilyBoerger, volleyball, 3.90; Damien Fisher, track & field/basketball, 3.86; Ashton Griffen, soccer, 3.91; Chip Jackson, cross country and track & field, 3.91; Maddy Jalbert, cross country and track & field, 3.97; Miranda Lahman, cross country and track & field, 3.89; Jasmine McMullin, track & field, 3.87; Trevor Robinson, cross country and track & field, 3.99; and Shawna Troupe track & field, 3.85.

It is the third honor for Boerger, Fisher, Jackson, Lahman and Robinson. Recognized for the second time were Griffen and Jalbert.

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