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UC San Diego's Shandiin Armao, Sydney Sharp, Mikayla Williams and Joleen Yang each earned CCAA Winter All-Academic accolades on Tuesday.

Four Tritons Receive CCAA Winter All-Academic Honors

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of California San Diego women’s basketball team had four scholar-athletes earn California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Winter All-Academic honors, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Shandiin Armao, Sydney Sharp, Mikayla Williams and Joleen Yang each received the accolade, as all four Tritons earned undergraduate degrees last month.

The CCAA recognizes individuals academically each season — fall, winter and spring — for all CCAA sponsored sports. 

In order to earn CCAA All-Academic team honors, a student-athlete must be of at least sophomore athletic standing and own a 3.3 cumulative GPA or better while competing in a conference-sponsored sport in that season. The CCAA Winter All-Academic Team consists of eligible student-athletes who compete in men’s and women’s basketball. 

A total of 80 men and women from across the CCAA’s 13 member institutions have been honored for their efforts in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. 

Armao received Winter All-Academic accolades for the third-consecutive year. The Winslow, Ariz., native had a 3.471 GPA in human biology.

Sharp majored in global health with a 3.365 GPA. The North Tustin, Calif., native has been accepted into UC San Diego’s master’s program for public global health.

Williams and Yang each earned Winter All-Academic honors for the second-straight year. Williams, a native of Meath Park, Sask., Canada, held a 3.917 GPA in public health and also received Google Cloud Academic All-America First-Team honors.

A native of San Francisco, Calif., Yang majored in human development services with a 3.457 GPA.

UC San Diego (30-1) won the CCAA tournament and regular season championships in 2018-19, en route to earning the top seed in the NCAA West Region. In addition, the Tritons made an appearance in the NCAA West Region Semifinals and finished No. 6 in the final WBCA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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