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79 Santa Clara University Student-Athletes Make Commissioner's Honor Roll Lists

79 Santa Clara University Student-Athletes Make Commissioner's Honor Roll Lists

July 18, 2008

Santa Clara, CA - Continuing to shine academically, 79 Santa Clara University student-athletes made Commissioner's Honor Roll lists this spring, including 68 on the West Coast Conference (WCC) Honor Roll and 11 on the Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC), as announced this week by both leagues. The women were led by cross country's Noelle Lopez who posted a 3.99 GPA in philosophy and the men were led by cross country's Chris Mosier who posted 3.88 GPA in political science.

"We are very proud of the 79 student-athletes named to both the West Coast Conference and Pacific Coast Softball Conference Honor Roll lists for academic performance," said Santa Clara athletics director Dan Coonan. "Four years ago we challenged our student-athletes to raise their overall cumulative student-athlete grade point average to 3.0 or higher. They accomplished that a year and a half ago, and last term's GPA was 3.08. Our new goal is to equal or surpass the general student body GPA. First, I applaud our student-athletes for their efforts and success in the classroom. Second, I credit the efforts of our coaches for their role in emphasizing academics, and, of course, our academic staff including Jeff Mitchell, Zoe Segnitz and Jason Stock."

On the WCC Honor Roll, 12 Broncos were awarded gold honors (4.00 - 3.75 GPA), 13 won silver honors (3.74 - 3.50 GPA) and 43 won bronze honors (3.49 - 3.00 GPA). For the WCC, 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 the following requirements:

  1. Individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year.
  2. The cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be based on a 4.0 scale.
  3. The individuals must have successfully completed an average of at least 12 graded credit hours (non pass-fail hours) per term.

To be eligible for the PCSC Honor Roll, a student-athlete had to receive at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the 2007-08 academic year.

2008 PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll (only softball)

Ashley Blier Liberal Studies 3.51
Amanda Edmonson Undeclared 3.47
Maggie Godfrey Marketing 3.36
Noelani Ho'opi'i Marketing 3.31
Breann Netto Business 3.17
Jackie Nicora Business 3.90
Lauren Passafuime Communications 3.05
Nicole Picard Marketing 3.05
Jeanine Ruffoni Civil Engineering 3.03
Britney Sanford Anthropology 3.41
Stephanie Smith Economics 3.49

The following is the list of those honored by the WCC:

WCC Gold Honors

Alex Bon M. Golf Business 3.77
Kiara Bosio W. Soccer Business 3.87
Elizabeth Doran W. Basketball Bio-Engineering 3.95
Mitch Henke M. Basketball Finance 3.76
Noelle Lopez W. Cross Country Philosophy 3.99
Brian Martin M. Soccer Finance 3.87
Chris Mosier M. Cross Country Political Science 3.88
Ross Smith M. Soccer Business 3.87
Erica Van Voast W. Cross Country Business 3.83
Curtis Wagner Baseball Undeclared 3.81
Stephanie Wilson W. Cross Country English 3.92
Andrew Zimmerman M. Basketball Undeclared 3.82

WCC Silver Honors

Andrew Blumel M. Cross Country History 3.72
Hilaire Fouts W. Golf Communications 3.56
Patrick Glenn Baseball Finance 3.50
Claire Goins W. Basketball Combined Sciences 3.50
Matt Hatzke M. Soccer Accounting 3.73
John Howard III M. Cross Country Biology 3.54
Kathryn Jarosz W. Rowing History 3.68
Heather Lynch W. Rowing Religious Studies 3.56
Matt Marquess M. Soccer Finance 3.68
Anne Murphy-Hagen W. Cross Country Communications 3.60
Lexi Orand W. SoccerCombined Sciences 3.72
Ashley Pane W. Tennis Political Science 3.53
Thain Simon Baseball Undeclared 3.73

WCC Bronze Honor Roll

Gabe Alcantar Baseball Civil Engineering 3.04
Jalil Anibaba M. Soccer Undeclared 3.17
Andrew Backus M. Cross Country Mechanical Engineering 3.31
Jennifer Bullian W. Rowing Marketing 3.29
Michael Calcagno M. Cross Country Engineering 3.43
David Castellanos M. Soccer Undeclared 3.33
Derek Character M. Soccer Undeclared 3.32
Alyssa Chun W. Soccer Biology 3.48
Melissa Conlin W. Cross Country Undeclared 3.39
Laila Correa W. Rowing Political Science 3.36
Jeffrey Cosgriff M. Soccer Engineering 3.41
Brian Curry M. Soccer Marketing 3.13
Lindsay Davigeadono Volleyball Liberal Arts 3.15
Michael Delaurenti M. Cross Country Finance 3.37
Daniel DeMarco Baseball Communications 3.19
Kendall Doherty W. Soccer Marketing 3.49
Lauryn Dowd Volleyball Marketing 3.20
Gllian Fitch W. Cross Country Biology 3.31
Stephanie Galainena W. Tennis Communications 3.17
Nicole Gall W. Basketball Combined Sciences 3.23
Alexander Harkins M. Cross Country Engineering 3.16
Mehana Ho'opi'i W. Rowing Engineering 3.18
Brittany Klein W. Soccer Psychology 3.12
Geoff Klein Baseball Combined Sciences 3.29
Lisa Lahman W. Soccer Mechanical Engineering 3.41
John Laughlin M. Cross Country Undeclared 3.30
Jeff Lombard Baseball Finance 3.45
Peter Lowry M. Soccer Finance 3.24
Michelle Luxton Volleyball Communications 3.00
Lindsay McBride W. Tennis Marketing 3.05
Meagan McCray W. Soccer Marketing 3.16
Kellen Moss M. Golf Marketing 3.28
Blair Myers M. Golf Marketing 3.03
Jide Ogunbiyi M. Soccer Finance 3.13
Katrina Ostertag W. Rowing Political Science 3.40
Kendra Perry W. Soccer Business 3.13
Shaun Pienkos M. Golf Undeclared 3.13
Whitney Porter W. Cross Country Biology 3.45
Katherine Reynolds W. Soccer Undeclared 3.22
Christopher Sampson M. Cross Country Civil Engineering 3.25
Garrett Smith M. Cross Country Civil Engineering 3.28
Stephanie Turnbull W. Rowing Psychology 3.03
Corey Utsurogi W. Golf Finance 3.32