Andy Kang

Record Number Of Spartans To Be Recognized At University Honors Convocation

An athletics department record 86 student-athletes and four cheer squad members will be recognized either as a President's Scholar or Dean's Scholar at San José State University's 57th annual Honors Convocation.
This year's Honors Convocation recognizing the academic excellence of more than 6,700 students is Friday, May 3, in The Event Center.
To earn a President's Scholar designation, a student must earn a 4.00 grade-point average in one of the two semesters (Fall, 2018, & Spring, 2018) before the Honors Convocation. A Dean's Scholar is a San José State student with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average in a semester during the same academic calendar.
At this year's Honors Convocation, the President's Scholars will be honored individually. A record number 20 student-athletes from 12 intercollegiate athletics programs is designated as a President's Scholar. In recent Honors Convocations, the range of student-athletes named President's Scholars has been between five and seven.

"We are very proud of the student-athletes that achieved President's Scholar or Dean's Scholar status this year. Their dedication to academic achievement while in competing in Division I intercollegiate athletics is remarkable," says Eileen Daley, senior associate athletics director for academics and student services.
Gymnast Stephanie Relova and swimmer Jacqueline Nisson are President's Scholars for the second time.
"Congratulations to our student-athletes being recognized at this year's Honors Convocation. To have nearly a 30 percent increase in the number of student-athletes earning one of these university honors in a year is remarkable," said San José State Athletics Director Marie Tuite, who also praised the department's Academic Support staff for their daily service to these award recipients and the entire student-athlete population. "Academics is one of the core values of our department and these young men and women personify the student-athlete ideal."
All 22 San José State University NCAA Division I athletics programs had at least one current or former team member named as a President's Scholar or Dean's Scholar.  For the third consecutive year, the women's swimming and diving program led the way with 13, four of which are President's Scholars. Football is next with 11, including two President's Scholars, and had the biggest numerical increase (+8) year over year. Third was women's water polo that matched women's swimming and diving's four President's Scholars and had nine honorees total.

President's Scholars (20)
Aspyn Audibert      Women's Soccer Psychology
Kai Bohannon      Women's Cross Country/Track Business Administration
Ashley Castle Men's Water Polo Kinesiology
Alexandra Cooper Women's Golf Kinesiology
Yvette Cuellar      Women's Soccer Psychology
Jalend Dinwiddie  Football Computer Science
Gabby Heng         Women's Swimming & Diving   Anthropology
Heleyna Hill          Women's Basketball       Undeclared
Andrew Jenkins   Football                                        Political Science
Shelby Mullendore Women's Swimming & Diving   Economics
Jacqueline Nisson Women's Swimming & Diving   Environmental Studies
Tayler Peters       Women's Water Polo                  Kinesiology
Josalyn Ray         Women's Gymnastics                  Psychology
Stephanie Relova Women's Gymnastics                  Business Administration
Natasha Sondeno Women's Swimming & Diving   Kinesiology
Sophie Spivack    Women's Water Polo Art/Design Studies
Bailey Sprague    Women's Water Polo Psychology
Tyanna Supreme Women's Water Polo Justice Studies
Anna Thomasdotter     Women's Basketball  Biological Sciences
Mathilda Vidgren           Women's Tennis Business Marketing
Dean's Scholars (70)
Riley Agerbeek                       Women's Water Polo  Justice Studies
Kaelin Amrein              Softball                                         Psychology
Megan Anderson          Women's Basketball Undeclared
Luiza Andrade                Volleyball                                     Communication Studies
Abegail Arevalo             Women's Golf     Social Sciences
Megan Au                    Women's Swimming & Diving   Kinesiology
Madison Aurin              Softball                                         Public Health
Jamilecxth Becerra      Women's Soccer                         Public Health
Caitlin Bettenay           Volleyball                                     Kinesiology
Isabella Bowers           Women's Soccer Engineering
Caroline Bowman Softball Mechanical Engineering
David Campbell            Baseball                                                 Communication Studies 
Santiago Cantu             Baseball                                        Undeclared
Michael Carrillo             Football Business Marketing
Cassidy Clark               Women's Basketball                   Public Health
Bryce Crawford            Football  Communication Studies
Jeff Dukes               Men's Soccer Business Management
Kathryn Elgin               Women's Water Polo Kinesiology
Brett Foley                     Football                                        Business/Finance
Darriell Franklin             Women's Soccer Kinesiology
Kimberlee Giggey        Women's Swimming & Diving Psychology
Kendal Guy                  Women's Swimming & Diving  Hospitality, Tourism &                               Event Management
Cole Haft                      Cheer Art
Kate Hanf                     Women's Swimming & Diving   Psychology
Bailey Harris                 Cheer  Psychology
Harrison Hoffman          Football Business Accounting
Craig Huff                     Men's Cross Country/Track  Computer Science
Carlie James                Women's Soccer Art Design
Miyo Kobayashi          Women's Tennis  International Business
Austin Liles                   Football Business Marketing
Erika Lindqvist             Volleyball Industrial Design
Kiley Lingenfelter      Volleyball Communication Studies
Gillian Logan              Women's Swimming & Diving Radio/TV/Film
Laura Malsert            Women's Tennis Hospitality, Tourism,
Event Management
Mariana Mantellato    Volleyball Business Administration/ International             Business
Danae Marquez         Women's Basketball Psychology
Alii Matau                     Football Business Finance
Katie McIntee             Women's Swimming & Diving Psychology
Matt Mercurio               Football History
Willy Miranda             Men's Soccer  Spanish
Madyson Montoya      Cheer Journalism
DeJon Packer            Football Public Health
Sierra Painter                Women's Water Polo Communication Studies
Finn Pardon               Men's Water Polo Business Marketing
Kiara Parker                 Women's Soccer Business Administration/
Jonathan Partida        Men's Soccer  Hospitality, Tourism,
Event Management
Leah Perrino                 Women's Gymnastics Psychology
Jacey Phipps             Softball Liberal Studies
Justin Pickering   Men's Water Polo Business Administration/
Charlie Pope     Men's Cross Country/Track       History
Travis Sanders             Baseball                                        Political Science
Austin Schneider          Men's Soccer                                Undeclared
Savannah Sendar Women's Tennis                         Business/Finance
Michelle Shalit   Women's Gymnastics                  Psychology
Katrina Slivkoff         Women's Swimming & Diving Computer Science
Shona Spikes             Women's Swimming & Diving  Sociology
Vijay Srinivasan         Men's Golf    Business Accounting
Kelsea Steele                Cheer Health &            Human Services
Michelle Taikeff     Women's Water Polo Justice Studies
Kalei Tolentino-Perry  Men's Soccer                                Environmental Studies
Ysabel Tran        Women's Golf  Forensic Science/
Duane Tuitasi         Football Communication Studies
Fernanda Vido          Volleyball Business
Administration/       Marketing
Clarissa Wandinger     Women's Water Polo   Biological Sciences
Kendal Watts Women's Gymnastics Communication Studies
Marc Weber       Men's Water Polo   Kinesiology
Ryan Welage     Men's Basketball                       Kinesiology
Sebastian Winfield        Men's Golf Business Marketing
Finlay Wood               Men's Soccer                                Psychology