52 Spring Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Mountain West

Sabastiani Leon Chao now has four academic all-conference awards to go along with the Western Athletic Conference championship which the women's tennis team won in 2013.

July 7, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Sixty-one (61) San José State University student-athletes from nine sports were named Academic All-Mountain West Conference honorees for the 2014 spring season.

The group of Spartans helped the conference achieve a league-record 897 honorees that met the criteria of completing at least one academic term as a MW member while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better while participating in at least 50 percent of the team's competitions. The mark surpasses the previous record of 783 set during the 2010-11 academic year.

The women’s swimming and diving team led SJSU with 18 honorees, including four-time winner Darcie Anderson. There are 19 student-athletes between the two diamond sports on the list - 13 from the softball team and six from baseball. Eight women’s track and field members were honored, while women’s tennis had six, and women's basketball had five. Sabastiani Leon Chao of women's tennis also earned the fourth academic all-conference award of her Spartan career. 

Two men’s basketball players, two women’s golfers and one men’s golfer comprised the remainder of the Spartans to receive academic honors.

The spring announcement brings San José State’s total number of 2013-14 academic all-conference honorees to 129. There were 50 Spartan student-athletes on the MW’s fall list, while eight gymnasts and seven women’s water polo players earned awards in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. There were three academic all-Western Athletic Conference honorees on the men’s soccer team.

SPRING ACADEMIC ALL-MW SPARTAN HONOREES

Name Sport
Matt Carroll Baseball
James Glawe Baseball
Logan Handzlik Baseball
Johnny Melero Baseball
Andre Mercurio Baseball
Mike Simonini Baseball
Jalen James Men's Basketball
Devante Wilson Men's Basketball
Paris Baird Women's Basketball
Ta'Rea Cunnigan Women's Basketball
Britta Hall Women's Basketball
Rachol West Women's Basketball
Rebecca Woodberry Women's Basketball
Justin Estrada Men's Golf
Alexandra Kristofersson Women's Golf
Megan Osland Women's Golf
Rachelle Reali Women's Golf
Devin Caldwell Softball
Michelle Cox Softball
Madison Fish Softball
Jessie Hufstetler Softball
Chelsea Jenner Softball
Casey Lester Softball
Katelyn Linford Softball
Alyssa Martinez Softball
Kryn Masutani Softball
Jessie Meyer Softball
Erin Rodriguez Softball
Nicole Schultz Softball
Casey Watt Softball
Darcie Anderson Women's Swimming and Diving
Lynea Baudino  Women's Swimming and Diving
Michelle Berry Women's Swimming and Diving
Alysha Bush Women's Swimming and Diving
Alyssa Cable Women's Swimming and Diving
Allison Davis Women's Swimming and Diving
Lisa Ellis Women's Swimming and Diving
Allyson Fellows Women's Swimming and Diving
Brooke Hammond Women's Swimming and Diving
Erika Harvey Women's Swimming and Diving
Morgan Miller Women's Swimming and Diving
Natasha Moffitt Women's Swimming and Diving
Kayla Nakamoto Women's Swimming and Diving
Amber Nelson Women's Swimming and Diving
Cassidy Robinson Women's Swimming and Diving
Haley Smith Women's Swimming and Diving
Taylor Solorio Women's Swimming and Diving
Riley Spitser Women's Swimming and Diving
Julianna Bacelar Women's Tennis
Justine Deleval Women's Tennis
Marie Klocker Women's Tennis 
Sabastiani Leon Chao Women's Tennis
Gaelle Rey Women's Tennis
Jessica Willett Women's Tennis
Marissa Buckley  Women's Track and Field
Breanna Garcia Women's Track and Field
Rebecca Garcia  Women's Track and Field
Jenay Jauregui Women's Track and Field
Allison Kimura Women's Track and Field
Aylin Mejia Women's Track and Field
Karina Nunes Women's Track and Field
Madiha Raza Women's Track and Field