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Nikkie Viotto is the seventh player in program history to be named academic all-conference three times.
Courtesy: Sam Wasson/UAA Athletics

Three 'Wolves make GNAC Academic squad

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 11/15/2012
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Three Alaska Anchorage players were among the 40 student-athletes honored Thursday when the Great Northwest Athletic Conference announced its 2012 GNAC All-Academic Volleyball Team.

Nikkie Viotto, a senior outside hitter from Eagle River High, produced the Seawolves' highest overall grade-point average with a 3.82 as a strategic communications major. It is the third all-league academic honor for Viotto, who ranks in UAA's career top 20 in digs, aces, sets played and matches played.

Siobhan Johansen, a junior libero/setter from Palmer (Colony HS), earned her second career honor with a 3.63 GPA in English. She currently leads UAA with 4.43 digs per set. Earning recognition for the first time was sophomore libero/defensive specialist Jordan Bush (Graham, Wash.) for her 3.58 GPA as a nutrition major. Bush paces the Seawolves with a service ace/error ratio of better than 2 to 1.

To be eligible for the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 and be in at least her second year at her university.

2012 GNAC Volleyball Academic All-Conference Team
**Nikkie Viotto, Alaska Anchorage (Strategic Communications, Sr., 3.82, Eagle River, AK)
*Siobhan Johansen, Alaska Anchorage (English, Jr., 3.63, Palmer, AK)
Jordan Bush, Alaska Anchorage (Nutrition, So., 3.58, Graham, WA)
*Keri Knight, Alaska Fairbanks (Business Administration, Jr., 3.86, Arvada, CO)
Reilly Stevens, Alaska Fairbanks (Biology, Sr., 3.34, Riverside, CA)
*Allison Oddy, Alaska Fairbanks (Social Work, Sr., 3.33, Chilliwack, BC)
Lauren Herseth, Central Washington (Physical Education & School Health, So., 3.81, Olympia, WA)
*Devin Larson, Central Washington (Physical Education & School Health, Sr., 3.63, Mukilteo, WA)
*Erin Smith, Central Washington (Physical Education & School Health, Jr., 3.62, Selah, WA)
Julie Hulbert, Central Washington (Nutrition, So., 3.51, LaConner, WA)
Sabrina Schwindler, Central Washington (History & Social Studies, Sr., 3.36, LaConner, WA)
Kaely Kight, Central Washington (Undeclared, So., 3.32, Spokane, WA)
Emmy Dolan, Central Washington (Elementary Education, Jr., 3.25, Castle Rock, WA)
*Taylor Adams, MSU Billings (Health & Human Performance, Jr., 3.95, Anchorage, AK)
**Jody Lutz, MSU Billings (Business Marketing & Management, Sr., 3.45, Dugald, Manitoba)
Morgan Moss, MSU Billings (Special Education & Elementary Education, Sr., 3.31, Fowler, CO)
Rebecca Tenhaken, Northwest Nazarene (Marketing, So., 3.40, Happy Valley, OR)
Lauren Garlie, Northwest Nazarene (Business Administration, So., 3.30, Challis, ID)
Kristyn Ross, Saint Martin's (Biology, So., 3.83, Olympia, WA)
Halee Hernandez, Saint Martin's (Education, So., 3.48, Olympia, WA)
Teilissa Tua, Saint Martin's (Biology, Sr., 3.31, Kahului, HI)
Katy Ferguson, Saint Martin's (Education, Sr., 3.26, Tacoma, WA)
**Shelby Swanson, Seattle Pacific (Physiology, Sr., 3.89, Kennewick, WA)
Brianna Leenders, Seattle Pacific (Nursing, So., 3.74, Portland, OR)
Madi Cavell, Seattle Pacific (English, So., 3.70, Keizer, OR)
*Nikki Lowell, Seattle Pacific (Business Administration, Jr., 3.57, Claremont, CA)
Jessica Miller, Seattle Pacific (Global Development, So., 3.45, Fife, WA)
*Kelsey Robinson, Simon Fraser (Biology, Jr., 3.81, Surrey, BC)
Madeline Hait, Simon Fraser (Business Administration, So., 3.56, Burnaby, BC)
Alanna Chan, Simon Fraser (Health Sciences, So., 3.43, Port Moody, BC)
**Danielle Reese, Western Oregon (Early Childhood Education, Sr., 3.72, Gig Harbor, WA)
**Samantha Ward, Western Oregon (Psychology, Sr., 3.68, Salem, OR)
*Becky Blees, Western Oregon (Criminal Justice, Jr., 3.46, Portland, OR)
Sylvia Herrold, Western Oregon (Biology, Sr., 3.45, Ilwaco, WA)
LesLyne Satele, Western Oregon (Art., So., 3.27, Honolulu, HI)
**Bailey Jones, Western Washington (Industrial Design, Sr., 3.86, Mukilteo, WA)
*Emily Boerger, Western Washington (Anthropology & Biology, Jr., 3.86, Marysville, WA)
**Laurie Yearout, Western Washington (English-Literature, Sr., 3.63, Spokane, WA)
Kelsey Moore, Western Washington (Business Administration & International Business, So., 3.48, Bellevue, WA)
Kayla Erickson, Western Washington (General Studies, So., 3.28, Gig Harbor, WA)
*Repeater **Two-time repeater

 

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