|Faulkner, Trammell Named Athletes of the Month|
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Seniors Matt Faulkner and Kirsten Trammell have been named the San Jose State Spartan Foundation Athletes of the Month for November.
Faulkner, a senior quarterback for the Spartans football team, completed 116-of-176 passes with just two interceptions for 1,337 yards and five touchdowns during the month. The Highland Village, Texas, native finished the season with three straight 300-plus yard passing games. His quarterback rating of 136.82 in November was his highest rating for any four-game period of the season. He led the Spartans to wins over Navy and Fresno State by the identical score of 27-24 to conclude the 2011 season.
Trammell, a senior on the women’s swimming and diving team, set three school records, swam four NCAA “B” standard times and collected four top-three finishes at the prestigious Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 17-19.
Trammell was part of a school-record performance in the 400 medley relay, breaking a two-year old record by more than two seconds with a time of 3 minutes, 40.23 seconds. She broke her own school record in the 100 breaststroke, swimming 1:01.44 and set another San Jose State mark by nearly four seconds in the 200 breaststroke in 2:12.88. She was also a member of the Spartans’ 200 medley relay team which finished third in 1:41.30.
The award is the second this year for Trammell, who was named Spartan Foundation Athlete of the Month for October after winning eight total races and twice being named Western Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week.
Now in its 52nd year, the Spartan Foundation provides the primary financial support for intercollegiate athletic student-athlete scholarships at San José State University. The purpose of the Spartan Foundation is to unite, in an organized effort, the alumni and friends of San José State University in order to raise funds to meet the rising costs of athletic scholarships. In the past year, over a million dollars was allocated for this purpose to approximately 400 student-athletes in 16 men's and women's varsity sports.