OGDEN, Utah — The Big Sky Conference announced the 2013 Scholar Athlete Award winners today.
Basketball player Rachel Semansky was one of two winners from Montana State University. Semansky, from Highwood, is the daughter of Butte native John Semansky. Her brother, Joe, was a linebacker on Montana Tech’s 2012 Frontier Conference champion football team.
Deer Lodge native David Phillips, who is currently in Oregon to compete in the NCAA Championships, also took home the prestigious award.
Montana Grizzlies Olivia Weber, a golfer, and Mathias Ward, a member of the men’s basketball team, also received the honor.
To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), be a member of the graduating class and/or have completed his or her last year of intercollegiate athletic eligibility, have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the institution, and be a letter winner.
Following is a list of all the Scholar Athletes from the Big Sky Conference.
Eastern Washington University
Cora Kellerman Volleyball/Track & Field Electrical Engineering
Jeff Minnerly Football
Idaho State University
Danielle Downs Volleyball
Donovan Henley Football
The University of Montana
Olivia Weber Golf
Mathias Ward Men’s Basketball Business
Montana State University
Rachel Semansky Women’s Basketball Elementary Education
David Phillips Track and Field Technology Education
University of North Dakota
Kirsten Haas Track & Field International Studies
Brett Cameron Football
Northern Arizona University
Fi Connell Swimming
Jake Hess Football
University of Northern Colorado
Lindsey Smith Softball
Ben Packard Baseball
Portland State University
Anna Bertrand Softball
Zach Lubek Men’s Tennis
Janelle Currey Volleyball
Aliaksandr Malko Men’s Tennis
Southern Utah University
Caitlin Kennedy Gymnastics
Michael Clore Football
Weber State University
Laken Hintze Cross Country/Track & Field Dental Hygiene
Derek Harrebomee Track & Field Public Relations & Advertising Lakeside, Calif.