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The CCAA recognized 78 Tritons with All-Academic honors.
78 UC San Diego Student-Athletes Receive CCAA All-Academic Honors for 2016-17
Release: Tuesday 10/10/2017 

SAN RAMON, Calif. - The University of California San Diego had 78 student-athletes named California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic for 2016-17, the conference announced this week.

To qualify for CCAA All-Academic honors, student-athletes must be a varsity letter winner 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.

In addition, student-athletes must achieve a grade-point average of 3.40 or higher in a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter units.

The UC San Diego women’s track and field program led the way for the fifth consecutive year with 19 student-athletes receiving the honor, including five dual-sport performers who also competed in cross country.

Men’s soccer was second with 10, men’s track and field had nine, and women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball each had eight apiece.

UC San Diego finished second in the conference behind only Cal State San Marcos (96) for most student-athletes earning the accolades, after finishing first in each of the previous 11 years.

The CCAA also set a new benchmark as a whole in 2016-17 with a record 825 student athletes being recognized. It is a 14-percent increase from a year ago, as 10 of the conference’s 13 member institutions saw an increase.

2016-17 CCAA All-Academic Honorees by School

Cal State San Marcos 96
UC San Diego 78
San Francisco State 72
Sonoma State 72
Stanislaus State 70
Chico State 67
Cal State East Bay 64
Cal State Monterey Bay 61
Cal Poly Pomona 60
Humboldt State 60
Cal State San Bernardino 51
Cal State Dominguez Hills 47
Cal State LA 27

2016-17 UC San Diego CCAA All-Academic Honorees 

JD Hearn
Cameron Kurz
Preston Mott
Adrian Orozco
Jack Rupe, Jr.

Men’s Basketball
Adam Klie

Women’s Basketball
Haley Anderson
Shandiin Armao
Cassie MacLeod
Beth Mounier
Paige Song
Taylor Tanita
Kristen Vrcelj
Mikayla Williams

Men’s Cross Country
Nick Famolaro
Terrence Luevano 

Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Samuel Blake
Timothy Corvese 

Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Karina Carstens
Ashley Larson
Kristin Semancsin
Valerie Stark
Ella Verhees 

Men’s Golf
Mateusz Kucz
Joel Wermter 

Men’s Soccer
Malek Bashti
Justice Duerksen
Nolan Mac
Cameron McElfresh
Steven Ortiz
Sam Palano
Kyle Panganiban
Brett Sampiere
Kuba Waligorski
Eric Young

Women’s Soccer
Summer Bales
Jamie Benedetto
Kiera Bocchino
Makenzie Brito
Brie Diaz
Dani Nunn
Natalie Saddic
Kristen Sampietro

Kendall Baker
Lizzy Beutter
Lauren Brown
Maddy Lewis
Rachel Phillips
Mikaila Reyes
Lauren Sanders
Caitlyn Weisner

Men’s Track & Field
Khalil Flemister
Justin Hunter
Makhai Husband
Paul Koenig
Joshua Makieve
Sam Ozenbaugh
Nevin Sarao 

Women’s Track & Field
Casey Buck
Chrissi Carr
Jackie Chalmers
Mandy Che
Taylor Eljenholm
Savanna Forry
Selena Friedman
Carly Heffernan
Hannah Johnson
Erikka Linn
Melissa Seaman
Devin Stetson
Helen Tade
Kelly Weldon

Women’s Volleyball
Molly Dalziel
Morgan Kissick
Alyson Penrose
Shaelyn Perez
Allison Tiegs


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