Record 77 Spartan Student-Athletes Honored As Academic All-MW

July 17, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colo.— A record-number 77 San José State University student-athletes from nine Spartan spring sports teams earned 2017 Academic All-Mountain West honors.

The women’s swimming and diving team had the most award winners for the third consecutive year with 24, followed by softball at 13 and baseball at 11.

Seven (7) San José State student-athletes earned Academic All-MW honors for each of their four years at the school – Paris Baird and Rachol West (WBB); Chelsea Jenner and Katelyn Linford (SB); Taylor Solorio (WSW); and Marie Klocker and Gaelle Rey (WTN). They join five student-athletes from the fall who received four recognitions - Ben Branagh (MXC), Karina Nunes (WXC), Tim Crawley and Evan Sarver (FB) and Alexis Venegas (WSOC). 

To qualify, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better 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.

In all, 986 student-athletes have been named to the spring 2016 Academic All-MW team. Sports recognized include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.

For the 2016-17 academic year, a record-158 Spartans earned academic all-conference recognition from the Mountain West, Western Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation or the Golden Coast Conference.



San José State University Academic All-Mountain West Award winners – Spring 2017

Baseball (11)

Joseph Balfour

& Justin Beck

Kyle Blakeman

$& Michael Breen

& David Campbell

& Graham Gomez

Cameron Keup

Kyle Morrison

$& Josh Nashed

Jack Veasey

& Zach Wallace

Men’s Basketball (2)

Ryan Singer

& Ryan Welage

Women’s Basketball (6)

%$& Paris Baird

Hallie Gennett

Fa-Ko-Fieme’a Hafoka

& Andrea Kohlhaas

$& Myzhanique Ladd

%$& Rachol West

Men’s Golf (2)

Henrik Sohlberg

Sean Talmadge

Women’s Golf (4)

Abegail Arevalo

Franziska Friedrich

$& My Leander

$& Elizabeth Schultz

Softball (13)

Kaelin Amrein

Madison Aurin

Georgia Blair

Cassidy Clark

Mackenzie Drake

Makayla Englestad

$& Emma Entzminger

Julia Gallegos

%$& Chelsea Jenner

%$& Katelyn Linford

Alexandra Luna

& Colette Riggs

& Emily Rogers

Women’s Swimming & Diving (24)

& Megan Au

Violani Auva’a

& Brenna Bushey

& Lisa Ellis

%& Allyson Fellows

$& Kylie Fonseca

Victoria Fountain

Kate Hanf

& Brittany Heng

Gabby Heng

Claire Hultin

$& Colleen Humel

Jenner Johnson

& Taylor Lehr

Gillian Logan

Jenna Lloyd

Antoinette Loya

Jacqueline Nisson

$& Cari Reiswig

Maleah Schmidt

%$& Taylor Solorio

Natasha Sondeno

& Eri Tamada

Erin Wayman

Women’s Tennis (6)

Tamara Culibrk

Marine Dans

$& Sybille Gauvain

%$& Marie Klocker

& Miyo Kobayashi

%$& Gaelle Rey

Women’s Track & Field (9)

Adilene Aldapa

Breya Carter

Jade Childs

Carmen Contreras

$& Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw

Karina Nunes

Jennifer Sandoval

& Kolbi Sims

Jeanette Zambrano

& - 2016 award winner

$ - 2015 award winner

% - 2014 award winner