Colorado Springs, Colo.----- Forty-nine San José State University student-athletes from the fall sports of football, women's volleyball, women's soccer and men's and women's cross country earned 2014 Academic All-Mountain West honors.
These Spartans are part of the 522 student-athletes from the 11 full conference members and the University of Hawaii in football and Colorado College in women's soccer to meet the Mountain West's criteria for enrollment, cumulative grade-point average and athletics participation.
For the second consecutive season, 16 San José State football players earned the Academic All-Mountain West honor. The women's soccer team was next with 15. Seven women's cross country, six volleyball and four men's soccer student-athletes round out the 49 San José State honorees.
Wide receiver Tim Crawley, defensive backs Dasheon Frierson and Akeem King, running back Shane Smith, tight end Jordan Thiel, and offensive linemen Evan Sarver and Wes Schweitzer are among the returning San José State football players that are two-time Academic All-Mountain West honorees.
Cross country runners Ben Branagh, Jannik Ernst, Matthew Stephens, Marissa Buckley and Rebecca Garcia; women's soccer players Alex Donaldson, Lupita Estrada, Alexandra Jimenez, Stephanie Rebagliati, Kareli Rodriguez and Alexis Venegas; and women's volleyball player Tyanna Roy are 12 more Spartans to earn their second Academic All-Mountain West award.
Student-athletes from Mountain West sports of basketball, baseball, golf, women's swimming and diving, softball, tennis and track and field that maintain a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average and participate in at least 50 percent of their teams contests will honored after the conclusion of the spring semester.
Name Sport Class Major Jennifer Beckingham Women's Cross Country JR Mathematics Claire Berkley Women's Soccer FR Business Administration Daniel Bradbury Football SR Communication Studies Ben Branagh Men's Cross Country SO Sociology Marissa Buckley Women's Cross Country SR Nutritional Science Vince Buhagiar Football SR Interdisciplinary Studies Osirius Burke Football SO Communication Studies David Catalano Football JR Educational Counseling Tim Crawley Football SO Business Administration Jannik Ernst Men's Cross Country JR Business Administration Rachel Docherty Women's Soccer JR Business Administration Alex Donaldson Women's Soccer SR Health Science Lupita Estrada Women's Soccer JR Health Science Dasheon Frierson Football SR Communication Studies Melanie Fujiwara Women's Cross Country SO Biochemistry Nandyala Gama Volleyball FR Art Rebecca Garcia Women's Cross Country SR Psychology Chris Gonzalez Football FR Business Administration Forrest Hightower Football SR Educational Counseling Jamie Hirai Volleyball FR Business Administration Dorthe Hoppius Women's Soccer FR Justice Studies Craig Huff Men's Cross Country FR Undeclared Alex Jimenez Women's Soccer SR Kinesiology Aliyah Jones Women's Soccer FR Undeclared Allison Kimura Women's Cross Country SR Kinesiology Akeem King Football SR Interdisciplinary Studies Allison Meehan Volleyball JR Business Administration Sabrina Miller Women's Soccer FR Business Administration Karina Nunes Women's Cross Country SO Psychology Diana Orozco Women's Cross Country SR Forensic Science Stephanie Rebagliati Women's Soccer SO Kinesiology Breann Robinson Volleyball FR Business Administration Darlene Rodriguez Women's Soccer JR Sociology Kareli Rodriguez Women's Soccer SR Communication Studies Yavianliz Rosado Volleyball FR Political Science Tyanna Roy Volleyball JR Business Administration Evan Sarver Football SO Mechanical Engineering Wes Schweitzer Football JR Biochemistry Becca Spangler Women's Soccer JR Biochemistry Gabriella Stange Women's Soccer JR Business Administration Matthew Stephens Men's Cross Country SR Mechanical Engineering Jordan Thiel Football SO Kinesiology Sam Tomlitz Football SR Communication Studies Nate Velichko Football FR Kinesiology Alexis Venegas Women's Soccer SO Chemical Engineering Andrew Vollert Football FR Communication Studies Myia Wilkes Women's Soccer FR Business Administration