Four Men’s Soccer Players Garner Academic All-WAC Honors

Jan. 12, 2017

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – San José State men’s soccer players Jonathan Colunga, Rory Knibbs, Kyle O’Mahoney and Jonathan Partida have been named Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) honorees for the 2016 fall sports season.  The conference made the announcement on January 12.

To be recognized, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests. 

Colunga, a senior midfielder, has a 3.49 grade point average (GPA).  Majoring in Spanish with a minor in business administration, Colunga earned the Academic All-Conference honors for the second time.    

The Lindsay, Calif., native was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-West Region third-team this season.  He was also named to the All-WAC team for the third time. 

Knibbs, a senior forward from London, England, has a 3.21 GPA to earn his second Academic All-Conference honors.  Majoring in communication studies, the three-time All-WAC selection finished his Spartan career tied for first in career goals scored in WAC matches with 19. 

O’Mahoney, a senior from Hednesford, England, has a 3.27 GPA to also earn his second Academic All-Conference honors.  The four-year letter winner majoring in communication studies, started in 66 matches during his career. 

Majoring in hospitality management, Partida boasts a 3.67 GPA.  It was the first such honor for the sophomore from Newark, Calif.  Partida was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 24 during the 2016 season. 

A total of 248 student-athletes were named Academic All-WAC.