49 Fall Sports Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Mountain West

Football player Wes Schweitzer is one of the Spartans to earn multiple academic all-conference honors.
Feb. 18, 2015

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Colorado Springs, Colo.----- Forty-nine San José State University student-athletes from the fall sports of football, women's volleyball, women's soccer and men's and women's cross country earned 2014 Academic All-Mountain West honors.

These Spartans are part of the 522 student-athletes from the 11 full conference members and the University of Hawaii in football and Colorado College in women's soccer to meet the Mountain West's criteria for enrollment, cumulative grade-point average and athletics participation.

For the second consecutive season, 16 San José State football players earned the Academic All-Mountain West honor. The women's soccer team was next with 15. Seven women's cross country, six volleyball and four men's soccer student-athletes round out the 49 San José State honorees.

Wide receiver Tim Crawley, defensive backs Dasheon Frierson and Akeem King, running back Shane Smith, tight end Jordan Thiel, and offensive linemen Evan Sarver and Wes Schweitzer are among the returning San José State football players that are two-time Academic All-Mountain West honorees.

Cross country runners Ben Branagh, Jannik Ernst, Matthew Stephens, Marissa Buckley and Rebecca Garcia; women's soccer players Alex Donaldson, Lupita Estrada, Alexandra Jimenez, Stephanie Rebagliati, Kareli Rodriguez and Alexis Venegas; and women's volleyball player Tyanna Roy are 12 more Spartans to earn their second Academic All-Mountain West award.

Student-athletes from Mountain West sports of basketball, baseball, golf, women's swimming and diving, softball, tennis and track and field that maintain a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of their teams contests will honored after the conclusion of the spring semester.

Name Sport Class Major
Jennifer Beckingham Women's Cross Country JR Mathematics
Claire Berkley Women's Soccer FR Business Administration
Daniel Bradbury Football SR Communication Studies
Ben Branagh Men's Cross Country SO Sociology
Marissa Buckley Women's Cross Country SR Nutritional Science
Vince Buhagiar Football SR Interdisciplinary Studies
Osirius Burke Football SO Communication Studies
David Catalano Football JR Educational Counseling
Tim Crawley Football SO Business Administration
Jannik Ernst Men's Cross Country JR Business Administration
Rachel Docherty Women's Soccer JR Business Administration
Alex Donaldson Women's Soccer SR Health Science
Lupita Estrada Women's Soccer JR Health Science
Dasheon Frierson Football SR Communication Studies
Melanie Fujiwara Women's Cross Country SO Biochemistry
Nandyala Gama Volleyball FR Art
Rebecca Garcia Women's Cross Country SR Psychology
Chris Gonzalez Football FR Business Administration
Forrest Hightower Football SR Educational Counseling
Jamie Hirai Volleyball FR Business Administration
Dorthe Hoppius Women's Soccer FR Justice Studies
Craig Huff Men's Cross Country FR Undeclared
Alex Jimenez Women's Soccer SR Kinesiology
Aliyah Jones Women's Soccer FR Undeclared
Allison Kimura Women's Cross Country SR Kinesiology
Akeem King Football SR Interdisciplinary Studies
Allison Meehan Volleyball JR Business Administration
Sabrina Miller Women's Soccer FR Business Administration
Karina Nunes Women's Cross Country SO Psychology
Diana Orozco Women's Cross Country SR Forensic Science
Stephanie Rebagliati Women's Soccer SO Kinesiology
Breann Robinson Volleyball FR Business Administration
Darlene Rodriguez Women's Soccer JR Sociology
Kareli Rodriguez Women's Soccer SR Communication Studies
Yavianliz Rosado Volleyball FR Political Science
Tyanna Roy Volleyball JR Business Administration
Evan Sarver Football SO Mechanical Engineering
Wes Schweitzer Football JR Biochemistry
Becca Spangler Women's Soccer JR Biochemistry
Gabriella Stange Women's Soccer JR Business Administration
Matthew Stephens Men's Cross Country SR Mechanical Engineering
Jordan Thiel Football SO Kinesiology
Sam Tomlitz Football SR Communication Studies
Nate Velichko Football FR Kinesiology
Alexis Venegas Women's Soccer SO Chemical Engineering
Andrew Vollert Football FR Communication Studies
Myia Wilkes Women's Soccer FR Business Administration