Johnson Named RMAC All-Academic Second Team, Six Others on Honor Roll

By Alex Sommers published October 20, 2010

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Sonja Johnson was named RMAC All-Academic second team, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Wednesday. Six other Mountain Lions were also honored by the conference.

Johnson is an Electrical Engineering major with a team best 3.91 GPA. She is also third on the team with 164 kills this season.

Six UCCS players made the RMAC All-Academic Honor Roll: Cindy Bathelt, Alex Nuttall, Nicole Pederson, Jenica Shippy, Lindsey Stich, and Kendall Utz. That means that  77.7% of the players that were eligible to receive the honor achieved the required 3.30 GPA.

Bathelt is majoring in Geography and has a 3.819 GPA. Nuttall is a Math major with a 3.683 GPA and is second on the team in kills with 184 and first on the team in aces with 19 this season. Pederson is majoring in Communications and has a 3.423 GPA to go along with her 156 kills and 62 blocks this year. Shippy is an Accounting major who achieved a 3.547 GPA and 121 kills this season. Stich is majoring in Physical Therapy and has a 3.358 GPA and is the best on the team with 540 assists this season. Utz is a Sport Management major with a 3.751 GPA and is tied for second on the team in aces with 18 this season as the team's libero.

The RMAC All-Academic first team consists of; Katlyn Heiserman from Nebraska-Kearney, Metro State's Anna Mapes, Devin Eckhardt of Regis, Cola Svec from Nebraska-Kearney, Ashley Wilkinson from CSU-Pueblo, Tija Rudzitis of Colorado Christian, and Taylor Hillberry from Fort Lewis.

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