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WCC Announces 2016 Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Team

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CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL 

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The 2016 West Coast Conference All-Academic team features ten top scholar-athletes including three making a repeat appearance. Pepperdine’s Ben Fox makes his third straight all-academic team, while San Francisco’s Mohamed Aziz and Portland’s Timo Goehler appear for the second straight year. 

This season, 23 nominated men’s cross country student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.50 or better, nine of those 23 recorded a mark of 3.75 or higher. One student-athlete, Loyola Marymount’s Benjamin Davis, posted a 4.00 GPA. Seven student-athletes make their debut on the all-academic first team. 

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to his team. 

2016 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MENS CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Name

School

Class

GPA

Major

*Mohamed Aziz

San Francisco

Jr.

3.44

Architecture & Community Design

Joshua Bland

Portland

So.

3.73

Mechanical Engineering

Benjamin Davis

Loyola Marymount

So.

4.00

Computer Science

**Ben Fox

Pepperdine

Sr.

3.59

Physics

*Timo Goehler

Portland

Sr.

3.78

Finance

Ryan Greenough

Santa Clara

Sr.

3.92

Mechanical Engineering

Nick Heath

Pepperdine

So.

3.96

Pre-Business Administration

Alex Short

San Francisco

Grad.

3.60

Economics (Master’s)

Josh Spooner

Saint Mary’s

Sr.

3.93

Environmental Science

Clayton Young

BYU

So.

3.82

Mechanical Engineering

 

2016 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY ALL-ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION
Nick Blanchard, Pepperdine; Wilder Boyden, Santa Clara; Mitchell Briggs, BYU; Aaron Brumbaugh, Santa Clara; Liam Burke, San Diego; Daniel Carney, BYU; Alex Dillard, Portland; Ryan Driscoll, San Francisco; Ian Goldizen, Gonzaga; Said Guermali, Portland; Samir Habash, Saint Mary’s; Erik Harris, BYU; T.J. Hodges, San Diego; Mason Labadie, Saint Mary’s; Caleb McClain, San Francisco; Noah McDermott, Saint Mary’s; Andrew Melendez, Santa Clara; John O’Hagan, Santa Clara; Koby Pederson, Loyola Marymount; Max Pedrotti, San Diego; Jack Polerecky, Loyola Marymount; Brynn Sargent, Santa Clara; Jeremy Sicalo, Gonzaga; Noah Westfall, Santa Clara