29 Fall Sports Spartans Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

Denver, Colo.-----Twenty-nine San Jose State University student-athletes from the fall sports of football, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and women’s soccer earned Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) honors for the 2008 season.

    To be qualify, a student-athlete must complete at least one academic year at the WAC school, maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and participate in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. 

    The Spartans’ women’s cross country team is tops in the WAC for the sport with its eight student-athletes who are 2008 Academic All-WAC honorees.

    Cross country runners Suzanne Hancock, Jenna Hicks and Nisha Richardson; defensive tackle Aaron Gilbert and linebacker Travis Jones from the football team; and volleyball players Thao Pham, Nia Freeman and Colleen Burke earned Academic All-WAC recognition for the third time during their college careers.

2008 ACADEMIC ALL-WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (Fall sports only)
Katie Bonadies    Women’s Soccer    Sophomore
Eric Bucholz    Football    Sophomore
Colleen Burke    Volleyball    Senior
Austin Carter    Football    Junior
Brittany Collet    Volleyball    Senior
Lauren Dubay    Women’s Cross Country    Sophomore
Myles Eden    Football    Junior
Nia Freeman    Volleyball    Senior
Aaron Gilbert    Football    Junior
Jessica Gonzales    Women’s Cross Country    Sophomore
David Haefele    Men’s Cross Country    Junior
Morgan Hancock    Women’s Cross Country    Sophomore
Suzanne Hancock    Women’s Cross Country    Junior
Jenna Hicks    Women’s Cross Country    Senior
Kim Johnston    Women’s Soccer    Sophomore
Travis Jones    Football    Junior
Roxy Kamal    Women’s Soccer    Junior
Mohamed Marah    Football    Junior
Lauren Moniz    Women’s Soccer    Senior
Lauren Ng-Pinkerton    Women’s Soccer    Sophomore
Justin Paysinger    Football    Graduate
Thao Pham    Volleyball    Junior
Nisha Richardson    Women’s Cross Country    Junior
Liam Smith    Football    Junior
Braden Storaasli    Football    Sophomore
Kristal Tsukano    Volleyball    Junior
Rebecca Ulrich    Women’s Cross Country    Junior
Lisa Worsham    Women’s Cross Country    Junior
Courtney Zellmer    Volleyball    Sophomore