Cougars Selected for MPSF Indoor Track & Field All-Academic Teams

April 9, 2009

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PULLMAN, Wash. -- Sixteen Washington State University student-athletes have been selected as 2009 Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Scholar Athletes for Indoor Track and Field, executive director Al Beaird announced Wednesday.

The student-athletes were selected based on the following criteria: have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average, be at least a sophomore academically, have completed one full academic year at the institution prior to January 2009, have competed in fifty percent or more of the institution's competition during indoor track and field season.

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Washington State Men Indoor Track & FieldName	                Year	GPA	Events	        Hometown/Last schoolEvan Blanshan	        Senior	3.54	Mile	        Selah, Wash./Portland StateBob Hewitt-Gaffney	Junior	3.33	DMR	        Gillette, Wyo./Campbell County HSMatt Lamb	        Junior	3.27	Shot Put	Emmett, Idaho/Emmett HSBarry Leavitt	        Senior	3.31	400m, 4x4	Benton City, Wash./Kiona-Benton HSDrew Polley	        Senior	3.71	5000m	        Port Orchard, Wash./South Kitsap HSJustin Woods	        Senior	3.00	60/200/4x4	Buena Vista, Calif./Los Alamitos HS

Washington State Women Indoor Track & FieldName Year GPA Events Hometown/Last schoolSara Trané Junior 3.96 3000m Pixbo, Sweden/Frolunda GymMarisa Sandoval Senior 3.78 Mile Los Alamos, NM/Los Alamos HSKendall Mays Junior 3.73 Pole Vault Spokane, Wash./N. Central HSAmanda Stewart Soph. 3.59 High Jump Federal Way, Wash./Decatur HSAlexa Huestis Soph. 3.51 Pole Vault Chehalis, Wash./W.F. West HSLisa Egami Junior 3.49 Mile Coquitlam, B.C/Centennial HSJalisa Williams Soph. 3.26 60mH Pasadena, Calif./John Muir HSVeronica Elseroad-Wall Soph. 3.14 400m/4x4 Casper, Wyo./Kelly Walsh HSSarah Burns Senior 3.13 Jumps Tacoma, Wash./Curtis HSLorraine King Senior 3.09 400m/4x4 Fontana, Calif./JW North HS

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