BYU cross-country: Cougars receive WCC All-Academic honors

By Justin Green

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7 2013 3:16 p.m. MST

PROVO — Steve Flint, Thomas Gruenewald and Jason Witt have been named to the 2013 West Coast Conference Men's Cross-Country All-Academic team, as announced Wednesday by the WCC.

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered in the sport of men's cross-country, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, be a significant contributor to his team, participate in at least 50 percent of all contests and have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing with at least one year in residence at the nominating institution.

BYU's Tylor Thatcher and Spencer Gardner received All-Academic Honorable Mention honors.

2013 West Coast Conference Men's Cross-Country All-Academic Team

Player, School, Class, GPA, Major

Jesse Aston, Pepperdine, Sr., 3.79, English

Eric Causey, San Francisco, So., 3.47, Business

Scott Fauble, Portland, RS-Jr., 3.4, Psychology

Steve Flint, BYU, Jr., 3.78, Actuarial Science

Thomas Gruenewald, BYU, Sr., 3.54, Family Studies

Samuel Holeman, Santa Clara, So., 3.94, Computer Science/Engineering

Kevin Joerger, Loyola Marymount, Sr., 3.95, Biochemistry

Willie Milam, Gonzaga, Sr., 3.78, Business

Weston Strum, Loyola Marymount, Sr., 3.62, Accounting

Jason Witt, BYU, Sr., 3.36, Applied Statistics

Justin Green is the sports information director over men's track and cross country for BYU Athletic Communications. He is a BYU student majoring in public relations and minoring in business and will graduate in April 2013. Email: justinjgreen8@gmail.

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