Six WSU Cross Country Runners Earn All-Academic Honors

Nov. 29, 2000

Pullman, Wash.-- Scott Johnson (Bellevue, Wash.) and Greta Johnson (Potlatch, Idaho) were named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic First Team, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday.

Greta Johnson is a sophomore who carries a flawless 4.0 grade-point average. This season, she helped lead the Washington State women to a fifth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships, the team's best in ten years.

Scott Johnson, a junior with a 3.73 GPA in Business Administration, received All-Academic recognition for the second year in a row.

Senior Megan Maynard (Langley, Wash.), as well as juniors Jon Welsh (Charmichael, Calif.) and Jenny Filipy (Spokane, Wash.) earned second team recognition.

Maynard, who has a 3.62 GPA in Food Science & Human Nutrition, was a key runner for the Cougars this year, claiming victory in two meets. She has been named to the All-Academic team for three consecutive years. Welsh, who carries a 3.45 GPA in Political Science, was consistently one of the team's top runners this season, including a 21st-place finish at Pac-10 Championships. Filipy holds a 3.72 GPA in Civil Engineering, and finished as one of WSU's top five runners in every meet this year.

WSU's final academic honoree is senior Alishia Booterbaugh (LaCenter, Wash.) who received an honorable mention. Booterbaugh placed 16th at the Pac-10 Championships this season.

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