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Sara Spaventa, who helped guide the UCSD women's soccer team to a national runner-up finish in 2010, was also named to the All-Academic Team on Tuesday.
UC San Diego Announces Third Annual All-Academic Team Honorees
Release: Tuesday 02/22/2011 
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego Athletics Department announced its third annual All-Academic Team on Tuesday, recognizing the top student on each qualifying team for their performance in the classroom.

To qualify for the award, the student-athletes must be currently enrolled at UCSD and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher through the 2010 fall quarter. The student-athlete must also have been a member of the team the previous season.

"I was really pleased when we came up with this award and I'm thrilled that we continue to recognize our student-athletes for their performance in the classroom, in addition to their athletic accomplishments," UCSD Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards said. "That balance between excelling both academically and athletically is really what we're all about."

Recipients of the UC San Diego All-Academic Team award receive a $500 scholarship towards tuition and expenses.

2010-11 UC San Diego All-Academic Team

Sport Student-Athlete Major College
Baseball Elias Tuma Cognitive Science John Muir
Men's Cross Country John Svet Structural Engineering Earl Warren
Men's Crew Yumeng Sheng Physiology and Neuroscience John Muir
Men's Fencing Michael Fong Bioengineering Sixth
Men's Soccer Kasra Sarabakhsh Human Biology Earl Warren
Men's Swimming & Diving Samuel Duimovich History John Muir
Men's Tennis Austin West Management Science Earl Warren
Men's Track & Field Nolan O'Dowd Biochemistry Eleanor Roosevelt
Men's Water Polo Brian Donohoe History John Muir
Women's Basketball Erin Grady Political Science Eleanor Roosevelt
Women's Cross Country Kathryn Turner Urban Studies and Planning Eleanor Roosevelt
Women's Crew Jennifer Burke Political Science Eleanor Roosevelt
Women's Fencing Alexandra Stanley Human Biology John Muir
Women's Soccer Sara Spaventa Psychology John Muir
Women's Swimming & Diving Emilie Schnarr Environmental Systems John Muir
Women's Tennis Zoe Sophos Political Science Eleanor Roosevelt
Women's Track & Field Brianna Alban Physiology and Neuroscience Earl Warren
Women's Volleyball Katie Condon Human Development Eleanor Roosevelt

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