Eight Conference Player of the Week awards, two National Player of the Week awards, 29 All-Tournament Team honors, five Tournament MVP awards, 24 All-Conference performers, 29 All-Region performers and eight All-America standouts. You can add 50 All-Academic award winners to that already impressive list of accomplishments by Sonoma State student-athletes in 2010-11.
In addition, 38 of those 50 student-athletes earned California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic honors, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Of the 12 student-athletes not listed on the All-CCAA Academic Team were members of the women's water polo, women's golf, women's tennis and men's golf programs, teams in which do not compete in the CCAA.
In order to earn All-Academic status, student-athletes must maintain a grade point average of 3.40 or higher over a course load of at least 24 units. They also must be a letter winner on one of the Seawolves' thirteen intercollegiate athletic teams.
"I am very proud of this past year's student-athletes," Compliance Coordinator Michael Balasek said. "As our academic standards trend upward, our student-athletes have made a commitment to keep pace."
Women's soccer and volleyball each had nine players named to the All-Academic team, leading the way for all Sonoma State teams. Volleyball also produced nine All-Academic honorees last season.
Below are schools in the CCAA, ranked in order of student-athletes named to the CCAA All-Academic Team. Sonoma State was sixth on this list in 2010-11:
UC San Diego (84), Cal State Monterey Bay (47), San Francisco State (43), Cal Poly Pomona (43), Chico State (41), Sonoma State (38), Cal State Stanislaus (35), Humboldt State (27), Cal State San Bernardino (27), Cal State East Bay (25), Cal State L.A. (22), Cal State Dominguez Hills (19).
The following student-athletes earned All-Academic status in 2009-10:
Joey Van Cleave
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Ryan Grassel (4.0)
Keala Peterson (4.0)
WOMEN'S WATER POLO*
*Asterisk denotes a sport that is not a member of the CCAA.