Jul 01, 2019

149 Bruins Named Scholar-Athletes By Northwest Conference Office

FOREST GROVE --- The Northwest Conference office announced the 2018-19 NWC Scholar-Athletes Monday, July 1. For the seventh year in a row, the Bruins set a new department record for NWC Scholar-Athletes with 149 deserving student-athletes.

2018-19 NWC Scholar-Athletes – Full List

In order to be eligible for NWC Scholar-Athlete honors, 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.

Of the Bruins' 149 scholar-athletes, 25 were also honored during 2018-19 as a first- or second-team All-NWC athlete. Those 25 that were honored on and off the field include: Peter Weiss (cross country), Mason Koch (men's golf), Joshua Lackey (men's golf), Rachel Drgastin (women's golf), Alex McMenamin (women's golf), Jennifer Burke (women's lacrosse), Emma Fanger (women's lacrosse), Bailey Faust (women's lacrosse), Ella Rand (women's lacrosse), Lois Ray (women's lacrosse), Meredith Teel (women's lacrosse), Alyssa Gonzalez (softball), Allison Meyer (softball), Davis Mihelich (men's track & field), Cade Reed (men's track & field), Nathaniel Russell (men's track & field), Macadia Calavan (women's track & field), Katie James (women's track & field), Sarah King (women's track & field), Ashley Korb-Doty (women's track & field), Sydney Radigan (women's track & field), Alissa Swilley (women's track & field), Shaye Vanderville (women's track & field), Elizabeth Warren (women's track & field), Sophia Lawrence (women's tennis).

The 25 athletes honored for their play and their hard work in the classroom is also a higher mark than the 2017-18 season a year ago. Additionally, Ray of women's lacrosse stands out as both an NWC Conference Player of the Year and a Scholar-Athlete. King of women's track and field also stands out as a two-time individual NCAA National Champion and an NWC Scholar-Athlete for the Bruins in 2018-19.

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 – and the second year in a row – the conference had a record-breaking number of student-athletes recognized for their performances in the classroom and in the field of play, with 1,156 athletes named by the conference. Last season, the conference recorded a number of 1,088 which was the previous best mark.