June 17, 2010

Christy Borders & Jacob Kragt Selected as BSC Scholar-Athletes

Honored for their athletic and academic achievements, local products are both headed for professions in health care

Big Sky Conference News Release 

Track and field athlete Christy Borders and football player Jacob Kragt, who are both headed for professions in health care, have been selected as Eastern Washington University's recipients of the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2009-10 school year.

The Scholar-Athlete Award recognizes and honors the "best of the best" of the conference's nearly 3,000 student-athletes. One senior male and one senior female from each school in the conference are honored for their athletic and academic achievements. The award goes to seniors who have achieved outstanding success in the classroom as well as the playing field.

Borders and Kragt both graduated from Eastern earlier this month. Borders had a 3.97 grade point average as a health service administration major, and is a 2006 graduate of Sunnyside (Wash.) High School. Kragt is a 2005 graduate of Ritzville (Wash.) High School and had a 3.88 GPA as a biology/pre-med major.

During the recently completed outdoor track and field season, Borders earned Big Sky All-Academic honors for the fourth time in her career after transferring from Gonzaga. Besides her near-perfect GPA, Borders won an award granted to the top 20 business/health administration students graduating each year.

On the track, her time of 9.00 in the 60-meter hurdles indoors is the second-fastest in school history and her time of 8.40 in the 55-meter hurdles is fifth. She qualified for Big Sky Conference competitions four times in her career.

As a senior, Kragt won prestigious ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA), including schools from both NCAA Championship Subdivision (FCS) and NCAA Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Earlier in the season, he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII squad for the third-straight season and was among the 55 recipients on the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.

He was also selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for a fourth-straight time.  Kragt will attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa as he plans on becoming the ninth family member, spanning three generations, to become a chiropractor.

He started all 12 games at defensive end and earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors in 2009, finishing with 30 total tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, three fumble recoveries and six quarterback hurries. He started 13 career games, and had 73 total tackles with six sacks in his 44-game Eagle career.

 

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RECIPIENTS OF THE BIG SKY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

Year

Female Athlete, Sport

Male Athlete, Sport

2009-10

Christy Borders, Track & Field

Jacob Kragt, Football

2008-09

Bonnie Berscheid, Track & Field

Marcus Walker, Football

2007-08

Camille Moseley, Track & Field/Cross Country

Tom McAndrews, Football

2006-07

Joanna Chadd, Basketball

David Paul, Track & Field

2005-06

Beth Russell, Soccer

Joey Cwik, Football

2004-05

Keva Sonderen, Volleyball

Ty Weingard, Track & Field

2003-04

Kathleen Nygaard, Basketball

Kyler Randall, Football

2002-03

Christie Kight, Track & Field

Kurt Kraemer, Track & Field

2001-02

Robyn Felder, Volleyball

Mike Oien, Track & Field

2000-01

Angie Hall, Volleyball

Lance Ballew, Football

1999-2000

Kim Maxwell, Volleyball

Ryan Hansen, Basketball

1998-99

Kim Exner, Volleyball

Mike MacKenzie, Football

1997-98

Lora Botha, Volleyball

Jeff Ogden, Football

1996-97

Jaime Dotson, Volleyball

Jason Baerlocher, Track & Field

1995-96

Resa Watterson, Basketball

Jesse Hardt, Football

1994-95

Lori Napier, Basketball

Noah Chambreau, Track & Field

1993-94

Andrea Pochman, Volleyball

Tony Brooks, Football

1992-93

Angela Grant, Volleyball

Trevor Westlund, Football

1991-92

Kari McKay, Track & Field/Cross Country

Kurt Schulz, Football

1990-91

Nancy Kuiper, Track & Field

John Garrison, Basketball

1989-90

Suzanne Vick, Volleyball

Jack Folger, Track & Field/Cross Country

1988-89

Lorna Barr, Volleyball

Jeff Mickel, Football

1987-88

Sonya Gaubinger, Basketball

Hogan Wrixon, Track & Field

 

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