Aston Leads Cross Country's WCC All-Academic Award Winners
Nov. 7, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - Senior Jesse Aston earned West Coast Conference All-Academic first team honors for the third consecutive year and eight of his Pepperdine cross country teammates claimed honorable mention status, the league office announced today.
Nine of Pepperdine's 11 men and women with more than one of year of experience qualified for WCC All-Academic honors.
In order to attain WCC All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, be at least a sophomore and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's competitions.
Aston (Martinez, Calif./Alhambra HS), the #2 runner for the Pepperdine men at this past weekend's WCC Championships, is an English major who was Pepperdine's 2012-13 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Also on the men's side, sophomore Chris Hostetler (El Cajon, Calif./Steele Canyon Charter HS) was honorable mention.
Seven women received honorable mention: senior Sarah Attar (Escondido, Calif./Escondido HS), senior Adrianna Davies (Coronado, Calif./Coronado HS), sophomore Stasia Demick (Seattle, Wash./Holy Names Academy), sophomore Katie Engel (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Honeoye Falls-Lima HS), sophomore Rachel Rant (Boise, Idaho/Boise HS), junior Lisa Santroch (Shoreline, Wash./Shorewood HS) and sophomore Kelly Smyth (Toms River, N.J./Toms River HS East).
Attar was honorable mention for the third time, while Davies received the honor for the second time.
Pepperdine will next run at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, Calif., on November 15.