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The Tritons' track and field program had 22 student-athletes recognized.

38 Tritons Earn CCAA Spring All-Academic Honors


SAN RAMON, Calif. - The University of California San Diego had 38 student-athletes named to the 2018 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Spring All-Academic Team as the conference announced its honorees Monday.

The CCAA recognizes individuals academically each season (fall, winter, and spring) for all conference-sponsored sports. In order to earn CCAA All-Academic Team honors, a student-athlete must be of sophomore athletic standing or higher and own a 3.3 cumulative GPA or better while competing in a conference-sponsored sport. The CCAA Spring All-Academic Team consists of eligible student-athletes who compete in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, and men’s and women’s track and field.

A total of 348 men and women from across the CCAA’s 13 institutions were honored this spring for their efforts in the classroom.

For UC San Diego, the men's track and field team led the way with 12 selections and was followed by women's track and field (10), baseball (8), softball (6), and men's golf (2). Twenty-one Tritons are repeat recipients of the award, while Kendall Baker (softball), Luis Carson (men's track and field), Mandy Che (women's track and field), Selena Friedman (women's track and field), Mateusz Kucz (men's golf), Cameron Kurz (baseball), Michael Palos (baseball), Kristin Semancsin (women's track and field), and Joel Wermter (men's golf) are three-time honorees.

Baseball (8)
Keenan Brigman Sophomore International Business
Cameron Kurz Junior Human Biology
Preston Mott Junior Pharmacological Chemistry
Michael Palos Junior Human Biology
Christopher Schasteen Junior International Business
Steven Schuknecht Sophomore International Business
Tom Simpson Senior Public Law
Ted Stuka Sophomore International Business

Men's Golf (2)
Mateusz Kucz Senior Management Science
Joel Wermter Junior Human Biology

Softball (6)
Kendall Baker Senior Human Development
Maddy Lewis Junior Communication
Rachel Phillips Senior Clinical Psychology
Mikaila Reyes Sophomore Physiology and Neuroscience
Lauren Sanders Senior Human Biology
Danielle Stedman Sophomore International Business

Men's Track and Field (12)
Joseph Benrubi Junior Economics
Samuel Blake Junior Computer Science
Luis Carson Senior Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Nick Famolaro Senior Public Health
Justin Hunter Senior Political Science
Makhai Husband Sophomore Human Biology
Devin Lecakes-Jones Sophomore History
Alex Liebscher Sophomore Cognitive Science
Joshua MaKieve Senior Applied Science
Graham Martin Sophomore Structural Engineering
Cole Mears Senior Communication
Nevin Sarao Junior Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Women's Track and Field (10)
Amanda Brooks Sophomore Pre Human Development
Mandy Che Senior Computer Science
Selena Friedman Senior Public Policy
Carly Heffernan Senior Human Biology
Christa Kloha Junior Media
Erikka Linn Sophomore Biology
Melissa Seaman Sophomore Human Biology
Kristin Semancsin Senior Chemical Engineering
Helen Tade Junior Environmental Science
Kelly Weldon Junior Biochemistry


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