LA GRANDE, Ore. – Proving that they can take care of business in the classroom as well as in the athletic arena, eight Evergreen Geoducks have been named Bank of The Cascades Academic All-Conference, as announced by the Cascade Conference on Thursday.
Four different teams were represented for the Geoducks, led by three from men’s soccer, two from women’s soccer and volleyball and one cross country runner.
The playoff-bound men’s soccer team was led by juniors Kevin Flavin (Oak Harbor, Wash./Shoreline CC) and Mitch Treend (Vancouver, Wash./Heritage HS) and sophomore Caleb Phillips (Aberdeen, Wash./Aberdeen HS).
Senior Teresa Lopez (Yakima, Wash./Walla Walla CC) and sophomore Katie Hebien (Boulder, Colo./Boulder HS) represented the women’s soccer program.
Volleyball players Sonja Arrasi (Sandy, Utah/Westminster College) and Taylor Asao (Kaneohe, Hawaii/Saint Francis School) earned academic honors as did cross country runner Aaron Jones (San Bruno, Calif./Cappuchino HS).
A total of 227 Cascade Collegiate Conference student-athletes in the fall sports of men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer have earned Bank of the Cascades Academic All-CCC honors for their performances in the classroom, the conference office announced. To earn recognition as a CCC scholar-athlete, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and sophomore standing.