Buffs Place 19 On MPSF All-Academic Team
WOODLAND, Calif. -The University of Colorado's track and field team placed 19 student-athletes on the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic teams, announced on Friday by MPSF Executive Director Al Beaird.
Nikki Look and Rachel Viger led the Buffs with a pair of 4.0 grade point averages. Look, a senior, will graduate this spring with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and has received a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as she will attend medical school in the fall. Viger is a redshirt sophomore majoring in chemical engineering.
The women placed a total of 12 on the team. Sophomore Bridget Sweeney had the third highest GPA amongst the Buffs with a 3.818 and is an open major. Junior Diana George, a mechanical engineering major, was very close to the top with a 3.794. Other Buffs honored for their academic success were: Brianne Beemer, Courtney Bouchet, Emma Coburn, Kelsey English, Lindsey Hubbard, Lindsy Mattson, Holly Odneal, Gwen Ricco, Jana Stolting and Elizabeth Tremblay.
The men were led by senior Matt Biegner, who has recorded a 3.593 GPA while majoring in finance and political science. He was joined by Cameron Hutchins, Mark Jones, Ryan Savercool and Blake Theroux.
To be chosen for this distinction, honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00, must be a sophomore academically, must have completed at least one academic year with their institution, and must have competed in at least 50 percent of the institution's competition.
Academic All-MPSF Men's First Team
Name Yr Major Hometown
Matthew Biegner Sr. Finance & Political Science Broomfield, Colo.
Cameron Hutchins Sr. Classics Centennial, Colo.
Mark Jones So. Open Major Summit, N.J.
Ryan Savercool Jr. Integrative Physiology & Philosophy Chester, N.J.
Blake Theroux So. History Chesapeake, Va.
Academic All-MPSF Women's First Team
Name Yr Major Hometown
Brianne Beemer Sr. Business/Linguistics & Hearing Sciences Loveland, Colo.
Courtney Bouchet Sr. MCD Biology Estes Park, Colo.
Emma Coburn Sr. Marketing Crested Butte, Colo.
Kelsey English So. Integrative Physiology Colorado Springs, Colo.
Diana George Jr. Mechanical Engineering Livermore, Calif.
Lindsey Hubbard Jr. Mechanical Engineering LaSalle, Colo.
Nikki Look* Sr. Applied Mathematics Castle Rock, Colo.
Lindsy Mattson So. Communications Grand Rapids, Minn.
Holly Odneal Sr. Finance Palisade, Calif.
Gwen Ricco Sr. Anthropology Dallas, Texas
Jana Stolting Jr. Philosophy Tallahassee, Fla.
Bridget Sweeney So. Open Major Hopkins, Minn.
Elizabeth Tremblay Sr. Integrative Physiology Loveland, Colo.
Rachel Viger* So. Chemical Engineering Fort Collins, Colo.
*indicates nominated with a 4.0 GPA