10 Broncos Earn Spring WCC All-Academic Honors

May 26, 2004

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation had 10 student-athletes earn Spring All-Academic honors from the West Coast Conference on Wednesday. The Broncos had 10 athletes represented on the six spring teams that were selected by the league office from many well-credentialed nominees.

Men's Tennis led the way with three honorees. Erich Chen is computer engineering major balancing a 3.40 GPA and made the team for the second straight year. Teammate Gernot Fischer boasts the same GPA in management, while Ben Hidalgo is averaging a 3.80 GPA as a graduate student in the Leavey School of Business.

Baseball and women's tennis followed with two representatives each. Anthony Rea repeated last year's recognition and Will Thompson joined him for this year's honor. They posted overall GPAs of 3.39 in economics and a 3.24 in political science, respectively. Janalle Kaloi (3.60 psychology) and Casey Knutson (3.70 sociology) earned the honor for the first time in each of their careers.

Like Rea and Chen, Justin Ahasic of men's golf (3.50 English) and Amanda Kremer of women's crew (3.23 liberal studies) repeated as 2003 honorees. Women's golfer Meggie Fagundes (3.07 business) also earned recognition.

During the fall seasons the Broncos had seven student-athletes selected to the All-Academic teams, bringing the total to 17 on the year. Additionally, student athletes at Santa Clara University graduate at the highest rate in the WCC and at the second-highest rate among all Division I institutions in California. SCU athletes also recorded the second-highest percentage graduation rate in California for the last decade, according to annual report released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

2004 Spring WCC All-Academic Teams

Justin Blaine USD So. 3.67 Business
Cory Brightwell PEP Sr. 3.65 Business Admin.
Armand Gaerlan USF Sr. 3.34 Business Admin.
Chris Genung USF Sr. 3.72 Finance
John Gonzalez GON Sr. 3.80 Physical Education
Steve Kleen PEP Jr. 3.55 Sports Medicine
Nick Kliebert PEP So. 3.68 Business
Kea Kometani PEP Jr. 3.26 Economics
Joey Prast USD Sr. 3.48 Accounting/Econ.
Anthony Rea SCU Jr. 3.39 Economics
Kevin Rose USF Sr. 3.79 Biology
Andrew Smith USF So. 3.63 Media Studies
Will Thompson SCU Jr. 3.24 Political Science

Justin Ahasic SCU Sr. 3.50 English
Yen Yi Chen USD Jr. 3.51 Accountancy
Alex Coe PEP So. 3.21 Business
Tim Cureton USD Sr. 3.33 Business
Chris Elliott PEP So. 3.44 Business
Robert Frye USF Sr. 3.48 Finance
Chaz Inouye LMU So. 3.37 Communications
Jimmy Harris USD So. 3.42 Business
Joe Lanza SMC Jr. 3.56 Economics
Michael Putnam PEP So. 3.31 Business

Marie Arenas PEP Jr. 3.04 Advertising
Courtney Clark PEP So. 3.22 Psychology
Catherine Chamberlin POR Jr. 3.23 Biology
Marissa Crnkovich POR Jr. 3.49 Biology
Meggie Fagundes SCU So. 3.07 Business
Rie Ganir POR So. 3.49 Life Science
Rachel Kyono PEP Jr. 3.17 Psychology
Carolina Llano PEP So. 3.40 Intl. Business
Erin Picht GON Sr. 3.21 Business
Kelsey Posedel GON Sr. 3.63 Marketing

Kevin Borzenski PEP So. 3.47 Philosophy
Erich Chen SCU Sr. 3.40 Computer Eng.
Bryce Cooper GON So. 3.41 Accounting
Scott Doerner PEP So. 3.27 Itnl Business
Axel Elvik USF Jr. 3.54 Intl. Business
Gernot Fischer SCU Sr. 3.40 Management
Ben Hidalgo SCU Jr. 3.80 Marketing
Rafeal Lopez SMC Sr. 3.61 Art
Carlos Malet LMU So. 3.58 Business Admin.
Pierrick Ysern USD So. 3.72 Business

Natalie Braverman PEP So. 3.36 Intl. Business
Michelle Duncan USF Jr. 3.60 Intl. Business
Kate Harden SMC So. 3.49 Psychology
Janalle Kaloi SCU Jr. 3.60 Psychology
Lauren Kazarian USD Jr. 3.74 Accountancy
Casey Knutson SCU So. 3.70 Sociology
Karin Schlapbach PEP Gr. 3.38 Psychology
Anna Skogerboe USF Jr. 3.67 Accounting
Kaori Tanabe POR Sr. 3.94 Political Science
Charlotte Vernaz PEP Gr. 3.24 Intl. Business

Kristi Aamodt GON Sr. 3.89 Public Relations
Kari Durgan GON So. 3.80 English
Naomi Hoogesteger LMU So. 3.88 Spanish
Breanne Jackson SMC Sr. 3.67 Eviro. Sciences
Erin Ludwig LMU So. 3.68 Accounting
Caitlin McClain LMU Jr. 3.94 Urban Studies
Amanda Kremer SCU Sr. 3.23 Liberal Studies
Karen O'Hagan GON Jr. 3.57 Engineering
Courtney Serpa GON Sr. 3.41 Philosophy
Kelsey Watters USD Sr. 3.48 Biology

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