Local briefs for Oct. 18, 2016

College Volleyball

Mavs’ Edwards, Woods selected 
to RMAC all-academic team

MacKenzie Edwards and Taylor Woods were voted onto the RMAC All-Academic volleyball team, announced Monday.

Edwards, a sophomore outside hitter from Lakewood, has a 4.0 GPA in mass communications. Woods, a sophomore libero from Glendale, Arizona, has a 3.81 GPA in elementary education.

Seven other CMU players made the honor roll: Gabi Dias, a senior from Recife, Brazil (3.71, business); Kricket Adleman, a senior from Grand Junction (3.71, history education); Alyssa Chutka, a sophomore from Palisade (3.58, fine arts); Hattie Gianinetti, a junior from Carbondale (3.89, elementary education), Megan Gianinetti, a junior from Carbondale (3.76 counseling psychology); Hana Peterman, a sophomore from Tucson (3.88 nursing); and Natalee Todd, a sophomore from Bismarck, North Dakota (3.66, exercise science).

College Football

Mesa’s Dustin Rivas earns RMAC 
academic player of the year award

Dustin Rivas was selected the RMAC defensive academic player of the year Monday.

The junior strong safety from Thornton has a 3.31 GPA in pre-business administration, and is one of four CMU players on the first team. Defensive end Blake Nelson, a junior from Centennial, has a 3.36 GPA in kinesiology, and offensive lineman Aaron Simons, a junior from Chandler, Arizona, has a 3.46 GPA in kinesiology.

Punter Austin Pitchford, a junior from Castle Rock, made the team with a 3.41 GPA in exercise science.

Fifteen more players made the honor roll: Austin Beswick (3.42, sports management), Alec Barcellos (3.63, pre-business administration), Julian Casas (3.72, pre-business administration), Geoffry Clary (3,90 construction management), Cody Daniels (3.87, business administration), Colby Dixon (3.52, environmental science), Greg Gonzalez (3.61 pre-engineering), Ricky Hayes (3.62, kinesiology-fitness & health), Mason Newton (3.53, kinesiology-fitness & health), Tanner Quick (3.42 exercise science), Rope Ruel (3.85 sports management), Noah Sanchez (3.75 criminal justice), Taylor Shultz (3.71, master’s degree, business administration), AJ Scott (3.33, sports management), and Tristan Wallevand (3.30, pre-criminal justice) made the honor roll.


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