Cougars End UCSD's 11-year Academic Streak
By Mindy Mills
A conference-record 96 CSUSM student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Academic list, topping the list for the first time and ending UC San Diego's 11-year reign at the top.
"This is an extremely proud moment for CSUSM and our student-athletes," said Director of Athletics Jennifer Milo. "Our student-athletes are setting records, and our academic records are proof that the STUDENT part of student-athlete is our first priority.
"CSUSM student-athletes are reaching news heights academically and athletically."
UCSD was second with 78. San Francisco State and Sonoma tied for third with 72. A record 825 student-athletes from the 13 CCAA schools were recognized.
To qualify for CCAA All-Academic accolades, student-athletes must be a varsity letterwinner who competed in one of the 12 CCAA-sponsored sports (men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's golf, men's and women's outdoor track and field, baseball and softball) during the 2016-17 academic year.
Student-athletes must also have achieved a grade-point average of 3.40 or higher in a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter units completed.
CSUSM 2015-16 CCAA All-Academic Award Winners
* = Participated on the cross country and track & field teams
Baseball: Taylor Ahearn, Riley Froom, Alex Wall, Ryan Marsh, Jake Trybulski, Domenic Antonacci, Jose Osete, Griffin Teisher
Men's Basketball: Alec Frank, Devin Koeplin
Women's Basketball: Natalie Delgado, Raegan Lillie, Kaitlyn Reina, Monica Friedl, Chloe Eackles
Men's Cross Country/Track & Field: Tyler Luis, Patrick Holstrom, Nick Heid, Joshua Litwiller*, Nathan Hale, Jr., Tim Stalboerger, Josh Maffei, Antonio Riggins, A.J. Freund*
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field: Cristen Lane*, Terra McGinnis, Elizabeth Buckle*, Anahi Soriano*, Lauren Wyckoff, Raelyn Werley*, Brenda Barniga, Lisa Flora*, Sierra Valenzuela*, Natalie Rodriguez*, Paula Stonehouse, Domenique Barnes, Jenna Hernandez, Salena Gallardo*, Rachel Brady, Arianna Garcia-Swantek*, Jocelyn Veyna, Alicia Villarreal*, Jasmine Shambo, Victoria Ethridge, Makayla Byerly, Dezirae Soria*, Danielle Pettit
Men's Golf: Shohei Yamawaki, Matt Fry, Ryan Bisharat
Men's Soccer: Isaac Swenson, Jacob Stolmeier, Zach Olow, Andrew Stalboerger, Victor Gonzalez, Daniel Alexander, Bryan Morrison, Eric Poland
Women's Soccer: Bailey Cockrill, Holly Isaacs, Meghan Randig, Sierra Ferrario, Briana Daoust, Erica Dory, Megan Pfrunder, Brie Jones, Yeya Millan, Lauren Perry, Karly Dunning, Alex Sanders, Amy Wilson, Katie Largent, Jessica Moreno, Channel Felix, Sidney Hernandez, Elizabeth Maass, Courtney McLeish, Lauren Rivero, Sarena Lapham
Softball: Amanda Horbasch, Sara Whelehon, Ashley Dagenais, Lindsay Cerulle, Melody Forstie, Abby Callais, Meagan Esteban, Holly Fauria, Breanna Fulton, Mackenzie Fannin
Volleyball: Brooke Butler, Lauren Lee, Aleese Wheaton, Samantha Huang, Faith Fortuné, Morgan Willis, Eliana Williams