Jul 13, 2016

102 Bruins Named Northwest Conference Scholar-Athletes

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The Northwest Conference announced the 2015-16 NWC Scholar-Athletes Wednesday, and 102 Bruins earned a spot on the list, a record-breaking number for George Fox.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher at the end of the academic year, and must have participated throughout the entire varsity season.

Eleven of the Bruins who were recognized for their classroom achievements also earned a first team All-NWC honor during their respective sports season. That group is as follows: Alexa Nakashimada (First Team and NWC Player of the Year, women's lacrosse), Justine Benner (First Team, women's basketball), Sammy Naluai (First Team, women's basketball), Sarah Tuemmler (First Team, women's tennis), Ben Hortaleza (First Team, men's track & field), Will Lawrence (First Team, men's track & field), Dakota Buhler (First Team, women's track & field), Emily Hamilton (First Team, women's track & field), Sarah King (First Team, women's track & field), Sierra Robertson (First Team, women's track & field) and Kylie Weatherford (First Team, women's track & field).

The Northwest Conference, affiliated with the NCAA Division III, offers championships in football, volleyball, baseball, softball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, women's lacrosse, swimming, men's and women's tennis and outdoor men's and women's track and field.

The NWC recorded 988 student-athletes who were recognized for their performance in the classroom and on the field of play.

For a complete list of all Scholar-Athletes for 2015-16, click here.