Courtesy of UAA Sports Information
Release: July 16, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. – Nine Alaska Anchorage student-athletes were recognized Wednesday as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference its 2013-14 Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athlete Awards.
To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.85 or better grade-point average through two or more years of athletic competition at a GNAC university. Of the 14 perfect 4.00 GPAs among this year’s recipients, the Seawolves produced five – Teancum Stafford (Men’s Basketball, Sr., Psychology), Marie-Sophie Boggasch (Gymnastics, So., Aviation Technology), Sarah Freistone(Cross Country, So., undeclared), Sarah Johnson (Volleyball, So., Spanish); and Simone Penker (Gymnastics, So., Biological Sciences).
UAA’s other honorees were women’s skier Anna Berecz (3.87, Jr., Psychology & German), men’s skier Brandon Brewster (3.86, Jr., Finance), and women’s runners Bryn Haebe (3.85, Nursing & Nutrition) and Christi Schmitz(3.88, Sr., Nursing & Spanish).
2013-14 GNAC FAR Scholar-Athletes
**Brandon Brewster (Skiing, Finance, Jr., 3.86, Anchorage, AK)
*Teancum Stafford (Basketball, Psychology, Jr., 4.00, Auburn, WA)
*Anna Berecz (Skiing, Psychology and German, Jr., 3.87, Budapest, Hungary)
*Marie-Sophie Boggasch (Gymnastics, Aviation Technology, So., 4.00, Schwarzenbach am Wald, Germany)
*Sarah Freistone (Cross country, Undeclared, So., 4.00, Anchorage, AK)
**Bryn Haebe (Track and Field & Cross Country, Jr., Nursing and Nutrition, 3.85, Evergreen, CO)
*Sarah Johnson (Volleyball, Spanish, So., 4.00, Anchorage, AK)
*Simone Penker (Gymnastics, Biological Sciences, So., 4.00, Maria Saal, Austria)
**Christi Schmitz (Track and Field & Cross Country, Nursing and Spanish, Sr., 3.88, North Pole, AK)