December 27, 2016 > CSUEB tops Fall All-Academic Honorees
CSUEB tops Fall All-Academic Honorees
Submitted By Steve Connolly
Cal State University East Bay (CSUEB) placed 34 student-athletes on the 2016 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Fall All-Academic list, as announced by the conference office on December 20. CSUEBÕs total is the highest of the 13 CCAA institutions.
CSUEBÕs 34 honorees for the fall season is the UniversityÕs most since the conference began recognizing seasonal academic awards; in the fall of 2015, the Pioneers had 22 honorees.
In order to qualify for CCAA All-Academic standing, student-athletes must be of sophomore standing or higher, have competed in their respective sport during that season, and maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average.
The womenÕs soccer team led the way for CSUEB with 10 All-Academic honorees. Five of those student-athletes have earned the award multiple times, and seniors Andrea Hernandez, Megan Ravenscroft, and Rachel Robbert become three-time honorees.
The Pioneer volleyball team boasted eight award winners, tied with Stanislaus for the most of any team in the league. CSUEBÕs menÕs soccer team also had eight honorees, second only to UCSD among CCAA schools. Seniors Steffen Sauer and Juan Alfaro have both claimed the award three straight years.
The menÕs cross country team had perhaps the most impressive showing among the CSUEB squads. Their roster includes seven freshmen who arenÕt eligible for the award. Of the 10 eligible runners, six of them earned All-Academic honors, which matches CCAA champion Chico State for the most of any team.
2016 CCAA Fall All-Academic Award Winners:
* Two-time honoree
** Three-time honoree
WomenÕs Soccer (10):
Aulani Fernandez, Miranda Gonzalez, Andrea Hernandez**, Janelle Herrera*, Nicole Lutz*, Megan Massone*, Megan Ravenscroft**, Rachel Robbert **, Savannah Schultz, Tia Sidtikun
Brandi Brucato*, Taylor Elliott, Katie Ireland, Aimee Kyed*, Kiki Leuteneker, Kathy McKiernan, Julie Navarro, Deja Thompson*
MenÕs Soccer (8):
Juan Alfaro**, Ali Arianmanesh*, Kalvin Conley, Preston Hale, Davis Okonkwo, Evan Sanchez, Steffen Sauer**, Kalle Sjogrell
MenÕs Cross Country (6):
Kyle Fetter*, Zach Kanlong, Cameron Olson, Noah Siegel*, Israel Sotelo, Alberto Venegas
WomenÕs Cross Country (2):
Kelsey Lamb*, Dana Pollard