July 2, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The West Coast Conference announced the first ever Commissioner's Honor Roll Tuesday morning, which recognizes those student-athletes that possess at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Santa Clara placed 114 of its 323 student-athletes on the inaugural list.
All in all 718 student-athletes, who participated in one of the WCC's 13 sponsored sports, were honored from the league's eight member institutions. Only grades earned at WCC institutions may be used in calculating the grade point average for this award.
To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must meet three criteria. First the student-athletes must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the just-completed academic year. Secondly, the cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be based on a 4.0 scale. Finally, the individuals must have successfully completed an average of at least 12 graded credit hours (i.e. non pass-fail hours) per term.
The honorees were separated into three distinctions based on grade point average. Those student-athletes earning a GPA of 4.00-3.75 received Gold Honors, those earning a 3.74-3.50 received Silver Honors, and those who earned a GPA of 3.49-3.00 received Bronze Honors. For the complete Commissioner's Honor Roll list see the link in the Info Center on the right side of the main page.
Santa Clara had nine student-athletes qualify for Gold Honors, 26 for Silver Honors and 79 for Bronze honors. The Gold Honor recipients are listed below. For a complete list of recipients from all schools please CLICK HERE.
WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Gold Recipients from SCU:
Holly Azevedo, women's soccer
Robin Bell, women's cross country
Michael Duong, men's tennis
Shannon Gleeson, women's cross country
Caroline Gruening, women's basketball
Catherine Kilbane, women's crew
Adam Lowry, men's cross country
Sharon Shelton, volleyball
Allison Teague, women's soccer