Forty Nine Aggies Earn 2011 Fall Academic All-WAC Honors

DENVER, CO - Forty-nine student-athletes represented New Mexico State University when the Western Athletic Conference released the 2011 fall sports Academic All-WAC Team, Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The five sports represented were Men's and Women's Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. Men’s and Women’s Cross Country received the most honors with 11 each, Football and Soccer tallied 10 apiece and Volleyball had seven student-athletes honored.

This list included the likes of All-American honorable mention Jennah DeVries, all-WAC selection Courtney Schultz and Academic All-American David Niumatalolo.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The following is a list of the fall sport honorees:

Men’s Cross Country: (11)
Anthony Ellis, Sr.
Ryan Fenton, Jr.
James Hart, Sr.
Michael Hart, Sr.
Kevin Palmer, Jr.
Marcus Porter, Sr.
Ramon Rueda, So.
Jonah Ruybalid, Jr.
Victor Sanchez, Sr.
Robert Selph, Jr.
Kevin Taft, Sr.

Women’s Cross Country: (11)
Christiana Barela, So.
Samantha Hamilton, So.
Rylie Hightower, So.
Adrienne Larson, Jr.
Lizbeth Mata, Jr.
Chelsa McDonnell, Jr.
Carly Porter, So.
Gael Sanchez, So.
Camille Schultz, Sr.
Courtney Schultz, Sr.
Madelyn Stoltze, Sr.

Football: (10)
Jake Capraro, So.
Davis Cazares, So.
Robert Clay Jr., Jr.
Jordan Davenport, Sr.
David Niumatalolo, Sr.
Darrius Preston, Sr.
David Quiroga, Jr.
Al Smith, So.
Tyler Stampler, Sr.
Trevor Walls, Sr.

Soccer: (10)
Cassandra Branch, Sr.
Cassandra De Leon, Jr.
Megan Hendler, Jr.
Courtney Irwin, Jr.
Mary Kate Koziol, So.
Yolanda McMillion, Jr.
Elizabeth Nordin, Jr.
Olivia Sierra, So.
Vanessa Thomas, Jr.
Erin Wosick, So.

Volleyball: (7)
Kelsey Brennan, Sr.
Jene Coppedge, Jr.
Jennah DeVries, Sr.
Deirdre Pajares, So.
Kelsi Phillips, Sr.
Shelby Tamura, So.
Stephanie Ziegler, Jr.