The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference
Nine men and six women earned academic all-league honors.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Competed in three meets, including the conference championships...opened the season with a 29th-place finish at the Colorado State Open (5K time of 18:34.70)...posted a season-best 6K time of 22:49.00 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (268th)...finished 72nd at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 24:30.47...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Sunnyslope High School...district champion in both the one-mile and two-mile events...competed at two state cross country championship meets, finishing eighth as a sophomore and 13th as a senior...also played tennis...earned three top-three finishes at the state championships, including two second-place finishes...named Glendale Union High School District Outstanding Student...class valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Full name Is Kirsten Shane Linnartz...daughter of Troy and Pandora Linnartz...has one younger brother, Connor...majoring in biology...future plans include attending medical school and becoming a doctor...named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...hobbies include traveling with family and hanging out with friends...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Jump over the summer...also traveled to Hawaii...likes banana Laffy Taffy and peanut butter...member of Cadet Squadron 16.