74 Seawolves Earn All-Academic Honors as Athlete-Scholars

allacademic.jpgWith another successful year in the books for SSU student-athletes, the Dept. of Intercollegiate Athletics reports that 62 Seawolves earned All-Academic honors by their respective conferences for the 2013-14 school year. In addition, 12 other student-athletes not eligible for conference awards and/or compete on a team not affiliated with a conference earned Academic Distinction for having a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. The overall total of 74 Seawolves earning academic honors is an increase from last year's tally of 64.

The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) placed 44 Seawolves on its All-Academic list, the Pacific West Conference named 14 men's and women's tennis student-athletes and the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) recognized four women's water polo members for academic excellence.


The student-athletes that make up the Sonoma State athletics department as a whole combined to earn a 3.030 GPA for the 2013-14 academic year, up from a 2.957 GPA in 2012-13. Other noteworthy academic statistics:


Of the 266 student-athletes at Sonoma State in 2013-14...

-- 53.76% earned a 3.00 GPA or higher
-- 21.05% earned a 3.50 GPA or higher
-- 9.77% earned a 3.75 GPA or higher
-- 3.01% earned a 3.90 GPA or higher
-- Two (2) earned a perfect 4.00 GPA


Below are schools in the CCAA, ranked in order of student-athletes named to the CCAA All-Academic Team in 2013-14. A total of 567 student-athletes were named to the CCAA's scholar list, which is an increase from last year (2012-13) when 512 were honored and the year before that (2011-12) when 480 were named:


1. UC San Diego (83), 2. Cal State Monterey Bay (62), 3. Chico State (58), 4. Cal State Stanislaus (54), 5. Cal State East Bay (49), 6. San Francisco State (47), 7. Cal Poly Pomona (45), 8. SONOMA STATE (44), 9. Humboldt State (37), 10. Cal State San Bernardino (36), 11. Cal State Dominguez Hills (28), 12. Cal State L.A. (24).


In order to earn All-Academic status by the CCAA, student-athletes must have maintained a grade point average of 3.40 or higher over a course load of at least 24 units at their current institution. They also must be a letterwinner on one of the Seawolves' nine intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the CCAA.


For men's and women's tennis players to be nominated for All-Academic status by the PacWest, student-athletes (true freshmen and redshirts included) must have earned a 3.00 GPA or higher. To be eligible for All-Academic status by the ACWPC, student-athletes must have carried a 3.20 GPA or higher, played in at least 50 percent of the team's contests and was classified as a full-time student, who completed a minimum of one semester at SSU.

2013-2014 SONOMA STATE ALL-ACADEMIC AWARD RECIPIENTS


BASEBALL (11)
+ Brandon Baranzini
+ Nathan Bernstein
Daniel Caresio
+ Brennan Fulkerson
Matt Hammonds
Jayson Richards
Jon Richards
+ Blake Sack
Jackson Stogner
Wesley Wallace
Shawn Walters


MEN'S BASKETBALL (2)
David Ahern
Calvin Smith


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (4)
Taylor Acosta
Molly Kommer
+ Aliah Marshall
+ Desirae Sanchez



WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (6)

Kelli Bercier
Raelynn Brett
Debra Daubenspeck
Christina Robinson
Hayley Sa
Savannah Silacci


MEN'S GOLF (2)
Blake Basham
Alex Ramsey


WOMEN'S GOLF (3)
+ Nicole Arends
+ Erin Martens
+ Allissa Torres


MEN'S SOCCER (2)
Sean Callahan
Taylor Varnadore



WOMEN'S SOCCER (10)

Melissa Lafranchi
Brigid Lummis
Marissa Marable
Anna Martin
Kate McFarland
JJ McFarlin
Shayla Mellenthin
Midge Minton
Gabby Squarcia
Jessica Zwerling


SOFTBALL (9)
Holli Brown
Ally Bryant
Jena Kaser
Amanda Llerena
Ashley Long
+ Dani Melendez
Keeley Ray
Melissa Smith
Aubrie Tolliver


MEN'S TENNIS (6)
Daniel Holz
Nelson Hosley
Logan Liddell
Jimmy Manning
Vincent Paganetti
Sullivan Roche


WOMEN'S TENNIS (8)
Karlee Budge
Sara Celma
Lauren Ha
Kaitlyn Haithcock
Sheena Johnson
Leire Martinez
Lia Quilty
Spencer Trotta


WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL (5)
Madelyn Densberger
Nicole Gragnola
Anneka Pisula
Devin Shaver
Kelly Shaver


WOMEN'S WATER POLO (6)
Noelle Herrera
Andrea Mallul
Shannon Baer
Kaysie Lewis
Sam Ohanian
Michelle Pollastrini


+ SSU Academic Distinction only.

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