36 Beacons Named to Academic All-District Teams for 2022-23

EUGENE, Ore. – 36 Beacons were honored as members of the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Teams throughout the 2022-23 sports seasons.

The Academic All-District teams, selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Bushnell’s 2022-23 honorees are:

Men’s Soccer
Preston Ferry (SR) Kinesiology
Caleb Burke (SO) Bible & Theology

Women’s Soccer
Blake Danna (SR) Biology
Faith Palmer (SR) Psychology
Sydney Petersen (SO) Biology

*Shay Coons (SR) Psychology
Payton Jones (SR) Biology
Halle Neumann (SR) Business Administration
*Callie Wilkins (GRAD) Business Administration

Men’s Basketball
Luke Smith (SO) Business Administration
Spencer Hoffman (JR) Communication

Women’s Basketball
Olivia Bailon (SR) Biology
Kaylen Kamelamela (SR) Biology
Libby Mathis (JR) Business Administration
**Aspen Slifka (JR) Teacher Education

Reece Carganilla (JR) Computer Science
Kyle Casperson (JR) Teacher Education
Brandon Reed (SO) Biology
Caleb Watson (GR) Management
Jordan Wilson (JR) Computer Science

Faith Wayman (SO) Coaching & Athletic Administration
Madison Steelman (SO) Teacher Education
Sam Silver (GR) Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Krystal Akagi (SR) Exercise Science

Beach Volleyball
Faith Wayman (SO) Coaching & Athletic Administration
Madison Steelman (SO) Teacher Education
Sam Silver (GR) Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Krystal Akagi (SR) Exercise Science

Men’s Golf
Benjamin Lovrod (SO) Exercise Science
Jackson Findlay (JR) Mathematics

Beach Volleyball
Halle Neumann (SR) Business Administration
Makenna Northern (GRAD) Education
Brooke Silvernail (JR) Business Administration

Cross Country and Track & Field
Justin Rogers (JR) Exercise Science
Christopher Rosebrook (SO) Accounting
Rebecca Kuskie (SR) Psychology
Adrienne Mai (JR) Exercise Science
*Libby Mathis (JR) Business Administration
Mayah Pappas (SR) Teacher Education
Jenae Usselman (SR) Teacher Education

*Second Selection
**Third Selection

About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895 Bushnell University helps students discover and answer God’s call on their lives. Devoted to offering a Christ-centered environment, Bushnell encourages students to grow in wisdom, informed by faith, and leading to lives of service. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded by pastor-educator Eugene C. Sanderson and pioneer businessman and church leader James A. Bushnell.

Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant University District. The University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies through course formats on campus, online, and hybrid formats. More information about the University is available at www.bushnell.edu.

About Beacons Athletics

At Bushnell University, our focus is on developing the whole athlete: academically, athletically, and as Champions of Character. We are a Christ-centered athletic department, and He is central to everything we do. Above all else, we desire to give student-athletes the opportunity to forward their progress toward achieving a maturing identity in Christ.

By encouraging the pursuit of excellence in the classroom and on the field of play, we desire our students to honor the gospel of Christ. As a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, Bushnell University is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). More information about the Beacons is available at www.bushnellbeacons.com.

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