Kyle Chilton | Posted: 21 Feb 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Haws and Worthington earn WCC All-Academic Honors

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named BYU guard TJ Haws to the 2017-18 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball All-Academic Team. Cougar forward Luke Worthington also earned WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Haws, a sophomore from Alpine, Utah, has started all 29 games in 2017-18 and is averaging 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He has posted season highs of 26 points, six rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two blocks.

Worthington, a junior from Mequon, Wisconsin, has started 23 games and is averaging 4.6 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. A team captain, Worthington has posted season highs of 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks.

Last season, three Cougars earned All-Academic Honors. Eric Mika and Davin Guinn were named to the WCC All-Academic Team while Braiden Shaw earned honorable mention.

The 2017-18 list is highlighted by two student-athletes making their third and final, all-academic team appearance. 

Loyola Marymount’s Steven Haney and San Francisco’s Chase Foster appear on the squad for the third-straight year while Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins makes his second-consecutive appearance. Three underclassmen earned a spot on the all-academic squad this season.

For the fourth straight year, more than half of student-athletes on the first team make their debuts while two are pursuing Master’s Degrees. All told 16 student-athletes qualified for all-academic consideration.

At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to his team.

Name School Class GPA Major
Chase Foster San Francisco Sr. 3.78 Economics
TJ Haws BYU So. 3.5 Open
Steven Haney Loyola Marymount Gr. 3.77 Educational Studies
Kai Healy Santa Clara Sr. 3.28 Communication
Mattias Markusson Loyola Marymount So. 3.3 Undeclared Liberal Arts
Emmanuel Ndumanya Santa Clara Gr. 3.82 Educational Leadership
Cameron Neubauer San Diego Sr. 3.27 Finance
Josh Perkins Gonzaga Jr. 3.26 Sport Management
Jordan Ratinho San Francisco So. 3.83 Business Administration
Nate Renfro San Francisco Jr. 3.77 Business Administration
Knox Hellums, Pepperdine; Jordan Hunter, Saint Mary’s; Erik Johansson, Loyola Marymount; Matt McCarthy, San Francisco; Joseph Smoyer, Portland; Luke Worthington, BYU

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