ENMU athletes honored for academics

CNJ staff

Two Eastern New Mexico athletes were recognized for all-academic conference honors.

Senior midfielder Ryan Atkinson was elected to the Southwest Soccer Conference’s All-Academic team for the second straight year, while Zia sophomore defensive specialist Heidi Geyer gained selection to the Lone Star Conference volleyball All-Academic squad.

Both teams are selected by sports information directors in the leagues, based on academic and athletic achievement. To be eligible, student-athletes must have at least a 3.2 grade point average and be at least a sophomore.

Players academically eligible who aren’t selected are placed on the commissioner’s honor roll.

Qualifying for the ENMU soccer team were senior midfielder Keith Vargas, sophomore midfielder Tyler Hart and sophomore midfielder Stephen Alicandro.

Commissioner’s honor roll representatives for the Zias were senior outside hitter Randi Egley, junior middle blocker Megan Kazakoff and sophomore setter Caitlin Murphy.