For the third consecutive year, a record number of San Jose State University student-athletes and cheerleaders will be recognized for exceptional academic achievements at the University’s annual Honors Convocation.
The 2016 University-wide celebration is Friday, April 15, at The Event Center beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Fifty-nine (59) current and recent student-athletes and cheerleaders are among more than 4,100 undergraduate students designated either as President’s Scholars or Dean’s Scholars. A President’s Scholar is a student who earned a 4.00 grade-point average at the University in at least two contiguous of the three semesters prior to the Honors Convocation. A Dean’s Scholar is a student who achieved a 3.65 grade-point average during the same academic span. For the 54th annual Honors Convocation, the Fall 2015, Spring 2015 and Fall 2014 semesters were used.
"We are extremely proud of our San José State student-athletes who excel in the classroom. Setting a new all-time high again for sports representation and the number of student-athletes being honored recognizes the value our student-athletes, coaches and student-athlete support staff place on academic achievement," says Liz Jarnigan, San José State senior associate athletics director and director of student-athlete success services.
The 59 honorees surpass the 56 President’s and Dean’s Scholars in 2015 and 42 in 2014. A record number 18 of the Spartans’ NCAA Division I-sponsored sports programs are represented. The women’s gymnastics team’s 12 honorees are the most ever for one program. Women’s tennis, men’s cross country and gymnastics have more than 50 percent of its team members earning this exceptional academic distinction.
Overall, 28 student-athletes earned San Jose State University President’s or Dean’s Scholar status for at least the second time. Men’s soccer goalkeeper Felix Petermann, women’s basketball player Emily Vann and former cross country and track and field runners Breanna and Rebecca Garcia are President’s Scholars again. The nine President’s Scholars are an all-time high for San Jose State athletics.
“These student-athletes and their accomplishments represent the character and excellence we seek in our student-athletes. Congratulations to these outstanding Spartans. This news is the latest in a series of academic successes we foresee announcing in the coming weeks,” says San Jose State athletics director Gene Bleymaier.
President’s Scholars (9)
|Breanna Garcia||Women's Cross Country||Psychology|
|Rebecca Garcia||Women's Cross Country||Psychology|
|Adrianne Manseau||Gymnastics||Communication Studies|
|Felix Petermann||Men's Soccer||Public Relations|
|Madiha Raza||Women's Track & Field||Business Administration/Marketing|
|Gaelle Rey||Tennis||Business Administration/Managment|
|Emily Vann||Women's Basketball||Public Relations|
|Julie Sam||Volleyball||Hospitality, Tourism & Event Managment|
Dean’s Scholars (50)
|Patricia Aubel||Gymnastics||Applied Mathematics|
|Julianna Bacelar||Tennis||Business Administration/Finance|
|Oscar Barron||Football||Political Science|
|Allison Bellingham||Gymnastics||Business Adminstration/Accounting|
|Amy Bellingham||Gymnastics||Child & Adolescent Development|
|Claire Berkley||Women's Soccer||Businiess Administration/Management|
|Ben Branagh||Men's Cross Country||Sociology|
|Garrick Chan||Men's Cross Country||Art/Animation/Illustration|
|Paige Collins||Cheerleading||Child & Adolescent Development|
|Jonathan Colunga||Men's Soccer||Spanish|
|Michelle Cox||Softball||Business Administration/Accounting|
|Tim Crawley||Football||Business Administration/Management Information Systems|
|Ta'Rea Cunnigan||Women's Basketball||Psychology|
|Justine Deleval||Tennis||Businiess Administration/Finance|
|Jannik Ernst||Men's Cross Country||Business Administration/Management|
|Kiley Field||Gymnastics||Nutritional Science|
|Cami Guyer||Gymnastics||Justice Studies|
|Rachel Henry||Women's Water Polo||Justice Studies|
|Maddie Herr||Gymnastics||Business Administration/Entrepreneurship|
|Jamie Hirai||Volleyball||Business Administration/Accounting|
|Jasmine Holmes||Gymnastics||Health Sciences|
|Craig Huff||Men's Cross Country||Undeclared|
|Nicole Iloanya||Women's Track & Field||Political Science|
|Chelsea Jenner||Softball||Communication Studies|
|Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw||Women's Track & Field||Kinesiology|
|Gabrielle Kambur||Gymnastics||Business Administration/International Business|
|Bradley Keyer||Men's Golf||Psychology|
|Allison Kimura||Women's Cross Country/Track||Kinesiology|
|Marie Klocker||Tennis||Business Administration|
|Katelyn Linford||Softball||Mechanical Engineering|
|Jamison Loveless||Men's Soccer||Civil Engineering|
|Sabrina Miller||Women's Soccer||Business Administration/Marketing|
|Karina Nunes||Women's Cross Country||Psychology|
|Arturo Osorio||Men's Soccer||Business Administration/International Business|
|Stephanie Rebagliati||Women's Soccer||Kinesiology|
|Cari Reiswig||Women's Swimming & Diving||Journalism|
|Yavianliz Rosado||Volleyball||Political Science|
|Nicholas Sherrell||Men's Cross Country||Radio/TV/Film|
|Mike Simonini||Baseball||Communication Studies|
|Katelynn Thompson||Women's Water Polo||Kinesiology|