April 3, 2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Gonzaga University junior basketball players Sean Mallon and Stephanie Hawk were both selected to the 2006 Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Teams as selected by the I-AAA Athletic Directors Association. This is the fourth year that this team has been recognized to honor student-athletes playing for schools classified as I-AAA (non-football playing institutions).
Mallon makes his second appearance on the I-AAA Scholar-Athlete team with a 3.27 in Political Science. Mallon appeared in all 33 games for the Bulldogs as they advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 and finished the season with a No. 5 ranking by the Associated Press. Mallon started 32 of 33 games averaging 7 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Hawk makes her first appearance on the I-AAA Scholar-Athlete team with a 3.58 in Business. Hawk was the lone Bulldogs player to start all 30 games this season as Gonzaga won its second straight West Coast Conference regular-season title. She was a first-team All-WCC selection averaging 12.9 points and 7.1 rebounds.
Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials. He/she must have reached sophomore athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He/she must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his/her designated position.
Additionally, from the Scholar-Athlete teams, one male and female student-athlete were selected as the Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Receiving the women's honor was Allie Quigley, a sophomore from DePaul University, with a 3.83 GPA in physical education; while the men's award went to Anthony Toliver, a junior from Creighton University, with a 3.54 GPA in finance.
Men's Scholar-Athlete TeamNameInstitutionYearGPAMajor John GoldsberryUNC WilmingtonSr3.56FinanceCharles HarrisCanisiusJr3.53Digital Media ArtsMartin KlimesVermontJr3.85Business Admin.Alex LoughtonOld DominionSr3.40Business/MarketingSean MallonGonzagaJr3.27Political ScienceCharles Mohn IIIUNC AshevilleSr3.46EconsomicsBrett SegerDenverSr3.92AccountingChet StachitasSt. Joseph'sSr3.24MarketingAdrian TigertWisconsin MilwaukeeGr3.40MBA BusinessAnthony ToliverCreightonJr3.54FinanceBeckham David WyrickUNC WilmingtonSr3.42Finance
Honorable Mention: Michael Bell, Fairfield; Walter Brady Dawkins, Texas Arlington;
Brian Hodges, Maryland Baltimore County; Mitchell Henke, Santa Clara;
Keith Jarbo, Pepperdine; Joey Kaempf, Santa Clara; Matthew Petersen, Utah Valley State;
and Zachary Trader, Texas Pan American.
Women's Scholar-Athlete Team NameInstitutionYearGPAMajor Stephanie HawkGonzagaJr3.58BusinessMegan LiffickEvansvilleSr3.31Exercise ScienceAmber Renee MasonLongwoodSr3.71Criminology/Criminal JusticeSarah McIlwraithSt. LouisJr3.93Early Childhood EducationBrooke MeyerDenverSo3.90Finance/Real EstateIva MilevojWinthropSr3.87MarketingAllie QuigleyDePaulSo3.83Physical Education/td>Faith SchutteSt. Joseph'sSr3.86EnglishMichaela VezenkovaUNC WilmingtonJr4.00Political ScienceAmber WirthLong IslandSr3.79Media Arts
Honorable Mention: Whitney Cave, Siena; Caitie Goddard, Detroit Mercy;
Stacey Gooden, Texas Pan American; Carolyn Kieger, Marquette;
and Rachael Vanerwal, Boston University.