Women's Gymnasts Honored at End of Season Banquet

San JoseSophomore Michelle Minotti was named the “Most Valuable Gymnast,” and freshman Veronica Porte was named the “Most Outstanding Gymnast at the annual San Jose State women’s gymnastics banquet on Saturday, May 6.

The 2006 team qualified for the NCAA West Regional for only the second time in school history. The team finished fourth at the regional. Three athletes received All-WAC honors Renae Moneymaker on vault, Kelsey Spellacy on bars and Veronica Porte in the all-around.

Below is a list of all of the awards handed out at the banquet.


Academic Excellence Leah Bigelow
Leadership Award Adriane Mertens
Team Spirit Casey Jay
Most Inspirational Kelsey Spellacy
Most Improved Alley Zezoney
Most Valuable Michelle Minotti
Most Outstanding Veronica Porte

Academic Honor Roll Renae Moneymaker, Alise Blackwell, Veronica Porte, Michelle de Groof, Jennifer Pizano, Alicia Quinata, Nancy Van Eck

SJSU Scholar Athlete Tracie Kavalec, Amberly Klein, Greta Leach, Liza Major, Casey Jay, Adriane Mertens, Leah Bigelow, Michelle Minotti

WAC All-Academic Tracie Kavalec, Adriane Mertens, Leah Bigelow, Amberly Klein, Michelle Minotti

Dean’s List Adriane Mertens, Leah Bigelow

Letterwinners Leah Bigelow, Raylyn Cardeno, Shina Cardeno, Tracie Kavalec, Amberly Klein, Adriane Mertens, Kelsey Spellacy, Veronica Porte, Alise Blackwell, Renae Moneymaker