Thompson, Mock earn NWC First-Team Scholar-Athlete honors

Thompson, Mock earn NWC First-Team Scholar-Athlete honors

FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- Among the 70 Lewis & Clark student-athletes who earned Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete honors were graduated seniors Emily Thompson and Deion Mock, who were chosen to the NWC First-Team, the conference office announced last week.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher at the end of the academic year and must have participated throughout the entire varsity season.

Thompson and Mock were two of 18 honorees on the NWC First-Team. Lewis & Clark had 10 Scholar-Athlete choices, including Mock and Thompson, who competed in multiple sports during 2015-16.

An All-NWC performer in both soccer and track and field, Thompson was named Lewis & Clark's Mary Hunter Female Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year in both 2014 and 2016. As a forward in soccer, she earned All-NWC First-Team honors in 2012, 2014 and 2015 and Second-Team in 2013, scoring 24 goals and notching 11 assists in her career. In track and field, Thompson garnered All-NWC honors in 2013, 2014 and 2016 in the 400-meter hurdles, and is Lewis & Clark's all-time record holder in that event.

"Emily spent a large part of her time at Lewis & Clark working with athletes with autism for Specialty Athletic Training," said Pios soccer head coach Jim Tursi. "Her sportsmanship carries over from her athleticism on the field and track to her ability to serve as a mentor and role model for the athletes she helped as a trainer. She is extremely passionate about her work with autistic children and is an advocate for equal access to sports participation, exercise and health."

She served as a track and field team captain in 2016 and was also named a Strength and Conditioning All-American. A Psychology major with a 3.521 grade-point average, Thompson was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team in 2014 and to the NSCAA Level 2 Division Scholar All-West Region Team for the 2015 season. Her senior psychology capstone project was on "Combating Obesity in Autism through Exercise and a Growth Mindset." She was named a Leadership and Service Scholar all four years at Lewis & Clark.

Mock graduated after a two-sport career for the Pios football and track and field teams. Mock contributed 69 solo tackles and 95 assisted tackles in four years as a defensive back. As a track and field pole vaulter, he finished 11th at the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships, finished second at the NWC Championships, earning All-NWC honors, and set a school record with a vault of 16 feet, 1.75 inches at the Whitworth Last Chance meet last May. He was also named to the USTFCCCA All-West Region Team.

"Deion consistently serves as a motivator and source of encouragement both as an athlete and as a student," said Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Keith Woodard. "As a pole vaulter, he always assists his competitors in securing their take off marks for the vault and is the first to congratulate not only the winner of the competition but the entire field."

As a two-year Bacchus Network Certified Peer Educator, he assisted first-year students through their transition to Lewis & Clark and served as a positive mentor to young college athletes.

A three-semester member of the Dean's List, Mock graduated with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics while compiling a 3.587 GPA and was a Student Alumni Ambassador as a senior. During his time competing for the Pios, Mock was a Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative, a strength and conditioning volunteer with Lewis & Clark's Performance Tennis Camps, a football camp volunteer and a Specialty Athletic Training volunteer.

Lewis & Clark's Northwest Conference Scholar-Athletes

Baseball
Jeramy Albert (Fr.) San Jose, Calif.
Holden Jones (So.) Burlington, Vt.
Nathan Klein (Fr.) Juneau, Alaska
Peter Lahti (So.) Lincoln City, Ore.
Christian Macdonald (Sr.) Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Grant Mohn (Fr.) Las Vegas, Nev.
Kellen Ochi (So.) Newport Beach, Calif.
Robert Reaser (Fr.) Phoenix, Ariz.

Men's Basketball
Carl Appleton (Sr.) Portland, Ore.
Evan Davison (Jr.) San Francisco, Calif.
Alex Jones (Jr.) Missoula, Mont.
Jason Luhnow (Sr.) Lake Oswego, Ore.

Men's Cross Country
Evan Gamza (Sr.) Montclair, N.J.
Ryan Nguyen (So.) Santa Rosa, Calif.
Blake Slattengren (Jr.) Kenmore, Wash.

Women's Cross Country
Angie Epifano (Sr.) Orange Park, Fla.
Kori Groenveld (Jr.) Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Katie Hull (So.) Highland Park, Ill.
Teresa Stackhouse (Sr.) Ft. Collins, Colo.
Ashley Wamboldt (Sr.) Littleton, Colo.

Football
Carl Appleton (Jr.) Portland, Ore.
Cody Banks (Jr.) Agoura Hills, Calif.
Peter Lahti (So.) Lincoln City, Ore.
Deion Mock (Sr.) La Pine, Ore.

Men's Golf
Drew Groshong (Sr.) Roseburg, Ore.

Women's Golf
Tori Eichten (Fr.) Newberg, Ore.

Men's Rowing
Kaleb Anderson (Jr.) Seal Rock, Ore.
Luc Cohen-Wanis (So.) Huntington Beach, Calif.
Miguel Guerrero (Sr.) Austin, Texas
Mikita Hanets (So.) Hrodna, Belarus
Samuel Makikalli (Sr.) Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Zack Weimer (Fr.) Shelburne, Vt.

Women's Rowing
Ashley Garber (So.) Alameda, Calif.
Kendall Graham (Jr.) Austin, Texas
Madi Hyde (Sr.) Orono, Minn.
Dominoe Jones (So.) Austin, Texas
Gabriela Kalla (So.) Opole, Poland
Elly McClane (So.) Seattle, Wash.
Katja Putzke (Sr.) Waterloo, Wis.
Natalie Stroud (Fr.) Oakland, Calif.
Karissa Tom (Sr.) San Francisco, Calif.

Women's Soccer
Tasha Addington-Ferris (So.) Seattle, Wash.
Jayana Alvarez (So.) San Carlos, Calif.
Ashley Cox (So.) Jerome, Idaho
Emily Thompson (Sr.) Hood River, Ore.

Softball
Holly Hale (Fr.) Stevensville, Mont.
Ateisha Norton (So.) Kaneohe, Hawaii

Men's Swimming
Nathan Beirne (So.) Port Angeles, Wash.
Jack Bergamini (Jr.) Ft. Worth, Texas
Sam Bundenthal (So.) Fairfield, Calif.
Rowan Gannon (So.) Austin, Texas

Women's Swimming
Libby Bissen (Sr.) Annandale, Va.
Sophia Canon (So.) Madison, Wis.
Kassie Kometani (Fr.) Hawi, Hawaii
Sofia Koutzoukis (Sr.) Yorba Linda, Calif.
Baergen Schultz (So.) Centennial, Colo.
Hannah Smay (Sr.) Boise, Idaho

Men's Tennis
Raed Attia (Fr.) Cairo, Egypt
Harrison Collins (So.) Tening, Wash.

Women's Tennis
Glenna Gee-Taylor (Jr.) Louisville, Colo.

Men's Track & Field
Kodie Artner (Sr.) Medford, Ore.
Evan Gamza (Sr.) Montclair, N.J.
David Lovitz (Sr.) Portland, Ore.
Ryan Nguyen (So.) Santa Rosa, Calif.
Blake Slattengren (Jr.) Kenmore, Wash.
Deion Mock (Sr.) La Pine, Ore.

Women's Track & Field
Tatyana Benko (Jr.) Anchorage, Alaska
Sarah Bucknovitz (Sr.) Oak Park, Calif.
Angie Epifano (Sr.) Orange Park, Fla.
Kori Groenveld (Jr.) Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Chase Hagar (So.) Seattle, Wash.
Katie Hull (So.) Highland Park, Ill.
Alaina King (Fr.) Davis, Calif.
Katie Kowal (Sr.) Portland, Ore.
Kara Marler (So.) Bothell, Wash.
Jeanie Mullins (Sr.) Randle, Wash.
Rachel Stone (Jr.) Brier, Wash.
Emily Thompson (Sr.) Hood River, Ore.
Ashley Wamboldt (Sr.) Littleton, Colo.

Volleyball
Ali Carleton (Sr.) Boulder, Colo.
Bridgette Henningsen (Jr.) Beaverton, Ore.
Annika San Nicolas (Fr.) Kapolei, Hawaii