38 Spartans Academic All-WAC

 Denver, Colo.-----Thirty-eight San Jose State University student-athletes from the fall sports of football, men's and women's cross country, volleyball and women's soccer earned Academic All-Western Athletic (WAC) honors for the 2010 season.

            To qualify, a student-athlete must complete at least one academic year at the WAC school, maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.

            The honored student-athletes do not include team members who are first-time freshmen or transfers who are excellent students, but need to complete the 2011 spring semester for one complete academic year.

           For the second year in a row, the Spartans had the most Academic All-WAC student-athletes in women's cross country with 13. Nine players from the WAC regular-season champion women's soccer team named Academic All-WAC.

            Of the nine conference schools, San Jose State was fifth with 38 honorees. The other eight WAC members had a range of 23 to 44 Academic All-WAC honorees.

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE CONSISTENCY

            Thirty-five of the 39 student-athletes are repeat achievers of the conference's academic award.

            Cross country runners Alan Shelton and Morgan Hancock, women's soccer players Kim Johnston and Lauren Ng-Pinkerton and volleyball's Courtney Zellmer earned their fourth Academic All-WAC award at San Jose State.

2010 Academic All-Western Athletic Conference Honors For Fall Sports

Alex Akana (2)            Volleyball                  SO
Caitlin Andrade (2)      Volleyball                   SO
Megan Arias (2)           Cross Country            JR
Antonio Cantu (3)        Cross Country            JR
Asia Casino (2)            Volleyball                   JR
Lauren Dubay (3)         Cross Country            SR
Alex Esparza (3)           Cross Country            JR
Matt Faulkner               Football                     JR
Shanelle Furner (3)      Women's Soccer         JR
Pablo Garcia (2)            Football                     JR
Talia Gragert                 Cross Country            JR
Sterling Granger (2)      Cross Country            SR
Nicole Haggerty             Cross Country            SR
Morgan Hancock (4)      Cross Country            SR
Michelle Haughey (2)     Women's Soccer         JR
Taylor Japhet (2)            Volleyball                 SO
Travis Johnson (2)          Football                    SO
Kim Johnston (3)            Women's Soccer       SR
Kate Lambdin (3)            Cross Country          JR
Kelsey Lord (2)               Women's Soccer       SO
Anna Lutz (2)                  Cross Country          SR
Amanda Martin (3)          Women's Soccer        JR
Sasha Martinez (2)          Cross Country           JR
Sarah McAtee (2)            Volleyball                  JR
Kylie Miraldi (3)               Volleyball                 JR
Lauren Ng-Pinkerton (4)   Women's Soccer       SR
Katie O'Connell (2)           Cross Country          SO
Jacob Orth (2)                  Football                   JR
Helen Phan                      Women's Soccer       SO
Elizabeth Raymond (3)      Cross Country          JR
Alexa Richter (3)              Cross Country           JR
Lauren Sanchez (3)          Women's Soccer        JR
Angela Santoro (3)           Women's Soccer        JR
Alan Shelton (4)                Cross Country          SR
Victoria Smith (3)              Cross Country          JR
Katie Turner (2)                 Volleyball                SO
Lisa Worsham (2)              Cross Country          JR
Courtney Zellmer (4)         Volleyball                 SR

(2) - two-time academic All-WAC

(3) - three-time academic All-WAC

(4) - four-time academic All-WAC