GLIAC honors 15 NMU track team members for academics

MARQUETTE – The GLIAC has honored 15 track and field team student-athletes from Northern Michigan University with All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence honors, the league announced Monday.

Athletes who are active members of the team at the conclusion of the season are named to the All-Academic Excellence team for having a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher and All-Academic for a GPA between 3.00 and 3.49.

Here are the NMU honorees, class, major and hometown:

All-Academic Excellence – Emily Allen, junior, biology and physiology, Ravenna; Jaylee Brown, sophomore, community health education, Onekama; Xavier Donajkowski, freshman, environmental science, Hubbard Lake; Chelsea Farquhar, jr., nursing, Lansing; Shannon Flynn, fresh., athletic training, Canton; Larissa Halonen, jr., nursing, Delano; Olivia Howard, jr., social work, Muskegon; Samanthia Johnson, fresh., zoology, Kingston, Jamaica; Caitlin Keskey, jr., clinical health science, Cokato, Minnesota; Abby Roche, fresh., public relations, Fargo, North Dakota; Cheyenne Stewart, senior, earth science, St. Michael, Barbados; Catherine Swiderski, soph., sports science, Lansing; Christina Toogood, jr., English, Stavanger, Norway; and Brittni Wirtz, jr., nursing, Sobieski, Wisconsin.

All-Academic – Sydney Schultz, sr., biology and physiology, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee. His email address is