On Friday, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference announced 12 Alaska Nanooks as GNAC Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athletes for their 2018-19 season performances.
To qualify for the award, students must maintain at least a 3.85 GPA. All student-athletes that compete for a GNAC full-member institution, including redshirts, are eligible.
A record 248 student-athletes — 70 men and 178 women — were named GNAC FAR Scholar-Athletes on Friday.
Seven of UAF’s nominees were women and five were men and of the 124 repeat selections, eight were ’Nooks.
The Nanooks’ cross-country running and Nordic skiing teams accounted for seven of Alaska’s selections: Josiah Alverts, Alex Bergholtz, Arnaud Guyon, Zephan Otzurgut, Catherine Reed-Metayer, Sage Robine and Kati Roivas.
Morgan Eickson (rifle), Caleb Hite (hockey), Kylie Wallace (women’s basketball), Lahra Weber (volleyball) and Cate Whiting (volleyball) made up the remaining five UAF representatives.
Eickson, Reed-Metayer, Robine and Roivas all completed the past academic year with perfect 4.0 GPAs.
University of Alaska Anchorage produced 31 honorees. Among the list of Seawolves was freshman Jacob Moos. Moos hails from Galena and he carried a 4.0 GPA during the 2018-19 academic year.
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