Last year, 96 student-athletes went well above and beyond the minimum

academic requirement and were named Northwest Conference NWC Scholar Athletes, earning at least a 3.5 GPA during the season.

Cross Country runner Tyler Deck Shipley and swimmer Katie Porter

were named members of the NWC All- Academic First Team.

The All-Academic First Team honors the top person from each NWC team for athletic, academic and community achievement.

“I’ve always wanted to run in college”, said Shipley. “I know that in order to be an athlete I have to be a student as well. It’s not really a challenge for me because I am endlessly interested in school and sports.”

Brandon Harms and Jordan Fukumoto were named to the Capital One Academic All-American District football team.

The program selects 816 distinguished student-

athletes to become part of an honorary team in their respective sports.

Kelsey Lack, Kaitlin Lomartie, Reuben Mulhern and Alen Sukje were named scholar athletes by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner and have a GPA of at least 3.5.

To be a part of an athletic team at Pacific, students are required to be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester and maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

The athletic department keeps track of all athletic GPA’s as a part of keepingacademicsandathleticsunited.

Athletic Director Ken Schuman said he is very pleased with the coaches who recruit skilled athletes and high quality students who will succeed.

“I’m really pleased with what our student athletes have done in the classroom in the past several years,” said Schumann.

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