SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Former Juneau-Douglas and current Gonzaga University soccer player Colin Flynn was named last week honorable mention for the 2009 West Coast Conference All-Academic Men's Soccer Team.
Flynn is majoring in mechanical engineering. To be considered for honors, student-athletes must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA while also being a significant contributor on their team.
Flynn, a sophomore midfielder scored one goal in five starts and 16 games played.
Flynn graduated from JDHS in 2008, and is the son of Rod Flynn and Cathy Connor, of Douglas.
Gonzaga University had 33 student-athletes named to the 2009 West Coast Conference Fall All-Academic teams.
The fall sports encompass men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball. A first team and honorable mention were selected for all five teams.
Men's soccer paced the Bulldog selections with three first-team selections. Senior defender Nick Barclay of Boise, Idaho, has a 3.47 GPA in civil engineering. He was named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District VIII All-Academic first team as picked by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and was selected to the University Division Scholar All-West Region team as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He was also an All-WCC second-team selection this past fall.
Senior midfielder Ben Funkhouser of Spokane Valley carries a 3.25 GPA in accounting, while senior forward Tye Perdido of Kalua, Hawai'i, has a 3.22 GPA in religious studies. Perdido was an All-WCC first-team selection while Funkhouser was a second-team honoree.
"This is an outstanding showing by our fall sport student-athletes," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "I tell our staff, coaches and student-athletes at the beginning of each school year we have two goals - to win games and to win in the classroom. I think we do an outstanding job of achieving both of those goals."
"The West Coast Conference is proud to recognize these extraordinary student-athletes who are perfect examples of being leaders in both the classroom and the playing field," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "These nominees are proof of the core values of our member institutions and they should all be congratulated for their efforts."
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