NEWBERG --- The Northwest Conference announced the 2017-18 NWC Scholar-Athletes Tuesday, with a record-breaking 129 Bruins earning a spot on the prestigious list.

The 2017-18 NWC Scholar-Athletes List

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

Twenty-three of the Bruins who were recognized for their classroom achievements also earned a first-team or second-team All-NWC honor during their respective sports season. That group is as follows: Kyler Brudwick (baseball), Alex Jondal (baseball), Matney Jamieson (women's basketball), Caleb Dalzell (football), Grant Schroeder (football), Mason Koch (men's golf), Rachel Drgastin (women 's golf), Jennifer Burke (women's lacrosse), Mikaela Easterlin (women's lacrosse), Jess Hanson (women's lacrosse), Lois Ray (women's lacrosse), Madison Stratton (women's lacrosse), Catrina Kwong (women's tennis), Jack Ammon (men's track & field), Caleb Dalzell (men's track & field), David Guild (men's track  field), Dakota Buhler (women's track & field), Macadia Calavan (women's track & field), Sarah King (women's track & field), Stacy Kozlowski (women's track & field), Kiana Rasubala (women's track & field), Victoria Schroeder (women's track & field), and Kennedy Taube (women's track & field).

The women's track and field team recorded the most NWC Scholar-Athletes with 24.

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, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis and outdoor men's and women's track and field.

For the first time in the conference's history, a record-breaking 1,088 student-athletes were recognized for their performances in the classroom and in the field of play. Last season, the conference recorded a number of 1,083 which was the previous best mark.