COLORADO SPRINGS—The 2017 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic team was announced earlier this week by conference officials. Adams State saw eight Grizzlies make the honor roll. The eight Grizzlies that were honored were tied for the most in the RMAC with the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs also having eight.
Adams State saw two seniors on the list and three juniors and sophomores.
For Adams State, they were represented by junior pitcher Whitney Fields (Pre-Nursing; 4.0 GPA), sophomore catcher Sarah Hansen (Sociology/Criminology; 3.55 GPA), sophomore utility player Kaesha Harper (Exercise Science; 3.97 GPA), junior outfielder Taya McWilliams (Business Administration; 3.46 GPA), senior outfielder Jasmine Pemble (Interdisciplinary Studies; 3.38 GPA), senior middle infielder Paige Reichmuth (Business Administration; 3.78 GPA), sophomore infielder Sheridan VanHoose (Pre-Nursing; 3.52 GPA) and junior pitcher Madison Vrabel (Business Administration; 3.4 7 GPA).
Colorado Mesa’s McKenzie Surface received the highest honors as she was named the conference Academic Player of the Year.
The award winner, along with the other All-Academic team members, were voted on by the conference’s sports information directors. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must carry a 3.30 cumulative grade point average and must have been an active student at the institution for at least two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.
All student-athletes that meet those requirements, but were not voted First Team, automatically qualify for the Honor Roll.
Surface, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, currently holds a 3.90 grade point average as a psychology major. She has pitched 133 innings so far this season, recording 134 strikeouts and allowing only 46 runs. Surface has won 19 of her 23 starts this year with a 2.50 earned run average.
This week the Grizzlies will be in action at Chadron State with two doubleheaders.