Colorado Springs, Colo.----- Seventy (70) San Jose State University student-athletes from eight Spartan spring sports teams earned 2015 Academic All-Mountain West honors.
San Jose State's 70 Academic All-Mountain West award winners represent nearly a 35 percent increase over the Spartans' 52 from spring sports a year ago.
To qualify, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, be enrolled at the conference institution at least one year and participate in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.
The women's swimming and diving team had the most award winners with 23 out of 31 team members earning the conference award. The women's tennis team had the highest percentage of Academic All-Mountain West award winners at 85.7 percent (six of seven).
Women's track and field (13) and baseball (10) were two other Spartan teams with 10 or more Academic All-Mountain West award winners.
Seniors Ta'Rea Cunnigan from women's basketball, track and field distance runner Rebecca Garcia, outfielder Michelle Cox from the softball team and swimmers Kayla Nakamoto, Amber Nelson and Haley Smith are six San Jose State student-athletes to receive their fourth academic all-conference honor from either the Mountain West or the Western Athletic Conference.
For the 2014-15 academic year, 138 Spartans earned an academic all-conference recognition from the Mountain West, Western Athletic Conference or Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
San José State University Academic All-Mountain West Award winners - Spring 2015
Paris Baird, Ta’Rea Cunnigan, Nyre Harris, Myzhanique Ladd, Chereese Thomas,
Emily Vann, Rachol West, Rebecca Woodberry
Michelle Cox, Emma Entzminger, Madison Fish, Jessie Hufstetler, Chelsea Jenner, Katelyn Linford, Erin Rodriguez, Nicole Schultz
Julianna Bacelar, Malin Cubucku, Sybille Gauvain, Marie Klocker, Abbie Pahz, Gaelle Rey
|WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING
Lynea Baudino, Brynne Beneke, Michelle Berry, Amanda Buxbaum, Alyssa Cable, Kylie Fonseca, Brooke Hammond, Brittany Heng, Colleen Humel, Jenner Johnson, Morgan McCormick, Michaela McLean, Morgan Miller, Kayla Nakamoto, Amber Nelson, Marissa O’Quinn, Cari Reiswig, Cassidy Robinson, Haley Smith, Taylor Solorio, Riley Spitser, Angel Van Hofwegen
|WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Jennifer Beckingham, Jade Childs, Melanie Fujiwara, Rebecca Garcia, Nicole Iloanya, Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw, Leah Lambert, Karina Nunes, Angelica Parodi, Madiha Raza, Lenae Stevens, Emma Sutherland, Makayla Webb