51 Spartans Receive MW Scholar-Athlete Recognition

July 18, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colo.— A school-record 51 San José State University student-athletes have received a 2016-17 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award for their performance in the classroom during their athletic career.

The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the conference.  To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have completed two semesters at the institution, have a 3.5 or better grade point average and have participated in a competition in a Mountain West-sponsored sport.

The Spartan student-athletes represent 13 sports, led by women’s swimming and diving with 13 honorees and followed by women’s track and field with seven.

Eight San José State student-athletes have earned an award each of their four years – Jack Veasey (BASE); Karina Nunes (WXC/T&F); Tim Crawley (FB); Chelsea Jenner and Katelyn Linford (SB); Taylor Solorio (WSW); and Marie Klocker and Gaelle Rey (WTN).

“Our student-athletes continue to make us proud by showing us that academic excellence is indeed achievable. I am impressed that we continue to set records each year with the number of student-athletes recognized by the Mountain West.  Our coaches and academic team work diligently to ensure that every Spartan is successful in the classroom,” said Eileen Daley, senior associate athletics director for academics and student services.

The Spartan Scholar-Athletes helped the Mountain West to a new league-record 756 student-athletes recognized.

2016-17 San José State University MW Scholar-Athletes

Baseball (2)
Cameron Keup Junior Business/Management
%$& Jack Veasey Senior International Business
Men's Basketball
& Ryan Welage Sophomore Kinesiology
Women's Basketball (2)
Paris Baird Graduate Counselor Education
%& Rachol West Senior Child & Adolescent Development
Women's Cross Country (3)
%$& Karina Nunes Senior Psychology
Jennifer Sandoval Freshman Kinesiology
& Jeanette Zambrano Sophomore Kinesiology
Football (3)
Bryce Crawford Sophomore Communication Studies
%$& Tim Crawley Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
$& Nate Velichko Junior Kinesiology
Men's Golf
& Bradley Keyer Sophomore Psychology
Women's Golf (2)
Franziska Friedrich Sophomore International Business
$& Fanny Johansson Senior Business/Marketing
Women's Soccer (5)
Aspyn Audibert Freshman Psychology
Ana Calero Freshman Political Science
$& Dorthe Hoppius Sophomore Justice Studies
Carlie James Freshman Art
& Sabrina Miller Juinor Business
Softball (5)
Makayla Englestad Freshman Undecided
Kacie Gresenz Freshman Pre-Nursing
%$& Chelsea Jenner Senior Communicaiton Studies
%$& Katelyn Linford Senior Mechanical Engineering
Janessa Lozano Freshman Justice Studies
Women's Swimming & Diving (13)
& Megan Au Sophomore Kinesiology
Violani Auva'a Freshman Undecided
& Kylie Fonseca Junior Psychology
Victoria Fountain Freshman Psychology
Kate Hanf Freshman Liberal Arts
Gabby Heng Freshman Anthropology
Colleen Humel Junior Art
Gillian Logan Freshman Radio, Television, Film
Jacqueline Nisson Freshman Psychology & Environmental Science
$& Cari Reiswig Junior Humanities
Maleah Schmidt Freshman Psychology
%$& Taylor Solorio Senior Kinesiology
Natasha Sondeno Freshman Biological Science
Women's Tennis (4)
Sybille Gauvain Junior Business
%$& Marie Klocker Senior Business
Clara Mantaux Freshman Business
%$& Gaelle Rey Senior Business Administration/Management
Women's Track & Field (7)
$ Jade Childs Senior Business
Carmen Contreras Junior Psychology
$& Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw Junior Kinesiology
$& Karina Nunes Senior Psychology
Jennifer Sandoval Freshman Psychology
Kolbi Sims Sophomore Health Science
& Jeanette Zambrano Sophomore Kinesiology
Volleyball (3)
$& Jamie Hirai Junior Business
& Julie Sam Senior Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
& Hana Tresnáková Sophomore Communicaiton Studies
& - 2016 honoree
$ - 2015 honoree
% - 2014 honoree

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