Colorado Springs, Colo.—Forty-seven (47) San José State University student-athletes from five sports were named to the Fall 2016 Academic All-Mountain West team.
Five Spartan student-athletes received their fourth Academic All-MW honor – Ben Branagh (men’s cross country), Karina Nunes (women’s cross country), Tim Crawley (football), Evan Sarver (football) and Alexis Venegas (women’s soccer).
Seven students-athletes received honors for the third time in their career, while 16 Spartans earned Academic All-MW recognition for the second year. Nineteen (19) achieved the recognition for the first time in their career.
Spartan football led the list with 19 players honored, an all-time high for the program. Women’s soccer followed closely with 13, followed by volleyball at seven, men’s cross country at five and women’s cross country with three.
To earn Academic All-Mountain West recognition, a student-athlete must complete at least one semester, maintain a 3.00 or better cumulative grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of the contests for the season.
A league-record 614 student-athletes have been named to the fall 2016 Academic All-MW team. Sports recognized include men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.
San José State University Honorees
Men’s Cross Country (5)
|**** Ben Branagh||SR||Sociology|
|*** Craig Huff||JR||Computer Science|
|** Jose Piña||SO||Civil Engineering|
|** Raul Rodarte||SR||Communication Studies|
Women’s Cross Country (3)
|**** Karina Nunes||SR||Psychology|
|** Jeanette Zambrano||SO||Mathematics|
|** Mark Amann||SR||Business Administration/General Business|
|Dominic Barnes||SR||Communication Studies|
|Trevon Bierria||FR||Environmental Studies|
|Bryce Crawford||SO||Communication Studies|
|**** Tim Crawley||GRAD||Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Brett Foley||FR||Business Administration/Marketing|
|** Frank Ginda||SO||Communication Studies|
|*** Chris Gonzalez||JR||Communication Studies|
|** Chandler Hawkins||SO||Kinesiology|
|Josh Love||FR||Business Administration/Management|
|** Alex Manigo||SR||Business Administration/Mgmt Information Systems|
|** Josh Oliver||SO||Undeclared|
|** Malik Roberson||SO||Justice Studies|
|**** Evan Sarver||SR||Mechanical Engineering|
|*** Nate Velichko||JR||Kinesiology|
Women’s Soccer (13)
|Yaritza Arista||JR||Nutrition Science|
|*** Claire Berkley||SR||Business Administration/Management|
|Ana Calero||FR||Political Science|
|** Darriell Franklin||SO||Undeclared|
|*** Dorthe Hoppius||JR||Justice Studies|
|Carlie James||FR||Graphic Design|
|** Aliyah Jones||JR||Kinesiology|
|** Sabrina Miller||JR||Business Administration/Marketing|
|Samantha Orodpour||SR||Communication Studies|
|**** Alexis Venegas||SR||Chemical Engineering|
|*** Myia Wilkes||JR||Biological Science/Systems Physiology|
|** Luiza Andrade||SO||Advertising|
|** Summer Avery||SO||Kinesiology|
|Thaliana Grajeda||FR||Biological Science/Systems Physiology|
|*** Jamie Hirai||JR||Business Administration/Accounting|
|** Julie Sam||SR||Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management|
|** Hana Tresnáková||SO||Communication Studies|
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