In the Student Spotlight: Dec. 13, 2019

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  • SICCS doctoral student Katie Orndahl authored stories for The Narwhal and NASA Earth Expeditions about her research on interactions between barren-ground caribou in the Yukon/Northwest Territories border and their environment—namely, the boreal forest and arctic tundra ecosystems. “Chasing Caribou Across a Changing Arctic” is Orndahl’s narrative of gathering data through examining tracks, hair, bones, antlers and signs of browsing.
  • Senior quarterback Case Cookus was named as one of the four finalists for the 2019 STATS FCS Walter Payton Award. The award is presented each season to the most outstanding offensive player in the FCS. With 4,114 passing yards and 31 touchdowns, Cookus enjoyed a historical 2019 senior season. He became the Lumberjacks’ career leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and total offense.
  • Abby Stomp, women’s volleyball player, was named to the 2019 Academic All-America Third Team, joining former player Lauren Campbell as the only Academic All-Americans in program history. Stomp is one of 21 players honored with this appointment and is one of only 12 who holds a 4.0 grade point average. She will graduate this week with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.
  • Place kicker Luis Aguilar was named one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award. Each season, the award is presented to the top place-kicker in the Football Championship Series (FCS), NCAA Division II, III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Junior College Athletic Association. This season, Aguilar ranked third among FCS kickers with a field goal completion rating of 88.8 percent. Previously, he has been honored as a 2019 All-Big Sky First Team Choice and was recognized twice as the Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week.