School-Record 69 Aztecs Earn Spring MW Academic Honors

Brian Heldman was named to the MW Academic Team for spring 2015.
July 16, 2015

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State set a school record with 69 student-athletes earning 2015 Mountain West Academic All-Conference Awards for the spring semester. The record number came from 10 different sports and erases the old SDSU standard of 64 honorees back in spring of 2013.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

Leading the way for SDSU were a pair of MW championship squads in swimming and diving and baseball. The swimming and diving team had 17 earn their way onto the list, while baseball had 11 players pick up all-conference recognition. Track and field, meanwhile, was the third Aztec program with double-figure award winners with 10.

The balance of San Diego State's total is as follows: softball -- 8, women's tennis -- 7, women's basketball -- 5, men's tennis -- 4, women's golf -- 3, men's basketball -- 2, men's golf -- 2.

This is the fifth consecutive season in which SDSU has had at least 50 Aztecs honored in the spring by the Mountain West. In the previous 11 years, San Diego State hit the 50-mark only once when it had 52 award winners in the spring of 2008.

The school-record figure caps a 2014-15 academic year that saw the Aztecs win eight team championships, including seven in the Mountain West. In addition to swimming and diving and baseball, San Diego State won MW titles in women's soccer (regular season, tournament), men's basketball (regular season), women' golf and men's golf. Since the start of 2012-13, SDSU has won 27 conference team championships, including a league-best 25.


Women's Swimming and Diving (17)
Anika Apostalon, So., Psychology
Briana Balsbough, Fr., Biology
Emilie Campbell, Sr., Child Development
Alexandra Caplan, Fr., Interior Design
Maddy Dalcamo, Sr., Criminal Justice
Laura Day, Jr., Foods and Nutrition
Samantha Guttmacher, So., Child Development
Shannon Herman, Jr., Kinesiology
Alexandria Holland, Sr., Marketing
Cayla Jetter, So., Business
Taylor Johnson, Jr., Kinesiology
Dana Michaels, Sr., Anthropology
Savannah Miller, Jr., Foods and Nutrition
Caroline Mitchell, So., Foods and Nutrition
Lydia Pereverzina, Fr., Sociology
Natilee Ruiz, Jr., Child Development
Cecilia Zaccarelli, So., Communication

Baseball (11)
Mitch Bluman, Sr., Public Administration
Andrew Brown, So., Criminal Justice
Chase Calabuig, Fr., Kinesiology
Bubba Derby, Jr., Criminal Justice
Dalton Douty, Jr., Sociology
Ty France, Jr., Criminal Justice
Brian Heldman, Jr., Social Science
Ryan Muno, Sr., Criminal Justice
Zack Oakley, Jr., Marketing
Marcus Reyes, So., Political Science
Spencer Thornton, Jr., Management

Women's Track and Field (10)
Rachel Alesi, So., Mathematics
Kristen Brown, Sr., Communication
Jazmen Bunch, Fr., Zoology
Alexa Evans, Jr., Public Administration
Ellison Grove, Fr., International Security and Conflict Resolution
Courtney Jackson, Fr., Health Science
Tyra Lea, So., Kinesiology
Freja Liljedahl, So., Psychology
Rachel Roesgen, So., Kinesiology
Karsen Sper, Jr., Child Development

Softball (8)
Lorena Bauer, Sr., Social Science
Kayla Bufardeci, Jr., Television, Film and New Media Production
Samantha Camello, Jr., Psychology
Jaylene Ignacio, So., Communication
Victoria Kobold, Jr., Kinesiology
Zaria Meshack, Fr., Undeclared
Hayley Miles, Sr., Psychology
Leia Ruiz, Jr., Kinesiology

Women's Tennis (7)
Jana Buth, Fr., Psychology
Kristin Buth, Sr., Business
Paola Diaz de Regules, Fr., International Security and Conflict Resolution
Isabelle Hoorn, Jr., Finance
Hailey Johnson, So., Sustainability
Tami Nguyen, Jr., English
Dora Somoracz, Jr., Interior Design

Women's Basketball (5)
Chairese Culberson, Sr., Homeland Security
Cheyenne Greenhouse, Fr., Biology
Chloe Johnson, So., Management
Deidra Smith, Jr., Criminal Justice
Lexy Thorderson, Fr., Hospitality and Tourism Management

Men's Tennis (4)
Thorsten Bertsch, Sr., Marketing
Freddy Gelbrich, Jr., Management
Hendrik Jebens, So., Management
Jonas Meinzer, So., Finance

Women's Golf (3)
Sirene Blair, So., Psychology
Mila Chaves, Fr., Business
Emma Henrikson, Jr., Finance

Men's Basketball (2)
JJ O'Brien, Sr., Education Leadership Post Secondary Education
D'Erryl Williams, So., Kinesiology

Men's Golf (2)
Ricky DeSantis, So., Psychology and Philosophy
James Holley, Sr., Management

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