43 Named 2013-14 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes

Rebecca Garcia maintained a 3.925 GPA while competing in both cross country and track during 2013-14.

July 8, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. --- Forty-three (43) San José State University student-athletes across 12 sports received one of the Mountain West’s highest academic honors Tuesday with the announcement of the 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Awards.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaing a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in a varsity competition in a MW sponsored sport.

Nine women’s swimming and diving team members received the honor to lead all SJSU sports. Softball and women’s cross country/outdoor track were a close second with seven, and women’s tennis was third with five honorees. 

Four women’s soccer players earned the award. Baseball, women’s basketball, women’s golf, volleyball and men’s cross country all had two members honored. Tim Crawley became the SJSU football programs first conference scholar-athlete.

These 43 San José State student-athletes will go down as the first in school history to be named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes.

Name Sport Class Major
Mike Simonini Baseball SO Undeclared
Jack Veasey Baseball FR Business Administration
Ta'Rea Cunnigan Women's Basketball JR Psychology
Rachol West Women's Basketball FR Undeclared
Jannik Ernst Men's Cross Country SO Business Administration
Ben Branagh Men's Cross Country FR Sociology
Breanna Garcia Women's Cross Country/Track & Field JR Psychology
Rebecca Garcia Women's Cross Country/Track & Field JR Psychology
Aylin Mejia Women's Cross County/Track & Field SR Health Science
Karina Nunes Women's Cross Country/Track & Field FR Psychology
Tim Crawley Football FR Business Administration
Kim Cifuentes Women's Golf FR Business Administration
Alexandra Kristofersson Women's Golf FR Business Administration
Alex Donaldson Women's Soccer JR Health Science
Cheryl Kute Women's Soccer SR Child & Adolescent Development
Stephanie Rebagliati Women's Soccer FR


Alexis Venegas Women's Soccer FR Chemical Engineering 
Michelle Cox Softball JR Business Administration
Chelsea Jenner Softball FR Journalism
Katelyn Linford Softball FR Mechanical Engineering
Jessie Meyer Softball FR Kinesiology
Erin Rodriguez Softball SO Child & Adolescent Development
Marissa Toy Softball SO Nursing
Casey Watt Softball SO Kinesiology
Darcie Anderson Women's Swimming & Diving SR Kinesiology
Lynea Baudino Women's Swimming & Diving FR Evironmental Studies 
Michelle Berry Women's Swimming & Diving SO Pre-Nursing
Alysha Bush Women's Swimming & Diving FR Kinesiology
Alyssa Cable Women's Swimming & Diving FR Journalism
Lisa Ellis Women's Swimming & Diving FR Undeclared
Kayla Nakamoto Women's Swimming & Diving JR Recreation Therapy
Amber Nelson Women's Swimming & Diving JR Biomedical Engineering
Taylor Solorio Women's Swimming & Diving FR Kinesiology
Julianna Bacelar Women's Tennis JR Business Administration
Justine Deleval Women's Tennis SO Business Administration
Marie Klocker Women's Tennis FR Business Administration
Gaelle Rey Women's Tennis FR Business Administration
Jessica Willett Women's Tennis JR Kinesiology
Taylor Griffin Women's Track & Field FR Undeclared
Allison Kimura Women's Track & Field JR Kinesiology
Madiha Raza Women's Track & Field FR Undeclared
Megan Powers Volleyball FR Health Science
Lauren Jacobsen Volleyball FR Mechanical Engineering