60 Student-Athletes Earn Academic Distinction

rp_primary_academic.jpgSonoma State University student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. During the Fall 2010 semester, 60 student-athletes received academic distinction by earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher, with five earning a perfect 4.00 GPA.

Additionally, over 55% of Sonoma State's student-athletes earned a 3.00 GPA or higher, besting last fall's number by a full five percent.


"Our student-athletes continue to demonstrate that academic excellence is a priority in their lives," said Bill Fusco, Senior Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. "The coaches, faculty and staff of our university have made a commitment to support our student-athletes in their academic endeavors and the results are truly impressive!"


The Sonoma State volleyball team came in with the department's highest cumulative GPA. In addition to going 17-10 on the court and qualifying for their third straight NCAA Tournament, the netters carried a GPA of 3.432.


According to the most recent U.S. Government graduation rates (2002-03 cohort), Sonoma State student-athletes graduated at a 13% higher rate than the general student-body.


Student-Athlete Academic Distinctions


SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.90-4.00 GPA)


Thomas Lee, Baseball

Joey Van Cleave, Baseball

Ryan Grassell, Men's Golf

Andrew Ball, Men's Soccer

Keala Peterson, Volleyball

Sara Studer, Women's Soccer

Chelsa Robinson, Women's Golf

McKayla Kennedy, Women's Golf

MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.75-3.89 GPA)


Katie Bolce, Cross Country

Laura Paneno, Cross Country

Annie Pedlar, Cross Country

Daniel Slovis, Men's Golf

Bryce Keefer, Men's Tennis

Kendahl Batiste, Volleyball

Lindsay Lytle, Volleyball

Devin Shaver, Volleyball

Annelise Dohrer, Volleyball

Briana Hammonds, Volleyball

Anna Cruz, Women's Golf

Taylor Colacion, Women's Soccer

Katie Parucha, Women's Soccer

Ashley Martin, Women's Soccer


CUM LAUDE (3.50-3.74 GPA)


Sam Bergman, Baseball

Ian Cook, Baseball

Kyle Couture, Baseball

Brandon Kitching, Baseball

Kory Covac, Baseball

Heather Totheroh, Cross Country

Lindsi Riley, Cross Country

Carly McCready, Cross Country

Jackie Kemp, Cross Country

Frank Becerril, Men's Soccer

Nick George, Men's Soccer

Aaron Glover, Men's Soccer

Ryan Harris, Men's Tennis

Stewart Hutton, Men's Tennis

Brian Crow, Men's Basketball

Steven Pratt, Men's Basketball

Kayla Ledford, Softball

Nicole Gragnola, Volleyball

Kelsey Hull, Volleyball

Ally Sather, Volleyball

Aly Henington, Women's Basketball

Paige Transue, Women's Basketball

Bronte Sheahan, Women's Basketball

Spencer Heller, Women's Golf

Taylor Edmonds, Women's Soccer

Katie Lenci, Women's Soccer

Allison Maduell, Women's Soccer

Julianne McFarlin, Women's Soccer

Caitlin Witwer, Women's Soccer

Jocelyn Puga, Women's Soccer

Megan Foy, Women's Soccer

Courtney Grixti, Women's Soccer

Tess Hack, Women's Soccer

Lauren Ha, Women's Tennis

Haley Hickock, Women's Tennis

Jamie Bee, Water Polo


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