Thirty-Four Aztecs Named MW Scholar-Athletes

SDSU had 34 student-athletes earn Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors in 2014-15.
July 22, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Thirty-four San Diego State student-athletes were named 2014-15 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, the league announced Wednesday morning. SDSU’s total for the 2014-15 academic year surpassed last season’s total by one when it had 33 honorees.

The track and field team led the way with 10 scholar-athletes and had an additional four recognized from the cross country squad. MW champion swimming and diving and women’s tennis also had four apiece, while football (3), Mountain West champs baseball (2), softball (2) and men’s tennis (2) had multiple scholar-athletes.

Rounding out San Diego State’s total were men’s basketball, men’s golf and women’s golf, which each had one player earn scholar-athlete accolades. All three teams, meanwhile, won Mountain West titles in 2014-15.

The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in a Mountain West-sponsored sport.

The scholar-athlete announcement comes days after a school-record 69 Aztecs were named to the Spring 2015 Mountain West All-Academic Team.


Women’s Track and Field (10)
Ellison Grove, Fr., International Security and Conflict Resolution
Sarah Haydock, Sr., Psychology
Cali King, So., Kinesiology
Tyra Lea, So., Kinesiology
Freja Liljedahl, So., Psychology
Katherine Magill, So., Kinesiology
Rachel Roesgen, So., Kinesiology
Lily Seynaeve, Fr., Kinesiology
Melissa Wendorf, Sr., Child Development
Jasmine Young, Fr., Political Science

Women’s Cross Country (4)
Cali King, So., Kinesiology
Rachel Roesgen, Jr., Kinesiology
Lily Seynaeve, Fr., Kinesiology
Melissa Wendorf, Sr., Child Development

Women’s Swimming and Diving (4)
Anika Apostalon, So., Psychology
Maddy Dalcamo, Sr., Criminal Justice
Caroline Mitchell, So., Foods and Nutrition
Natilee Ruiz, Jr., Child Development

Women’s Tennis (4)
Felicia Ahlborg, Fr., Finance
Jana Buth, Fr., Psychology
Paola Diaz de Regules, Fr., International Security and Conflict Resolution
Tami Nguyen, Jr., English

Football (3)
Jeff Overbaugh, Jr., Psychology
Paul Pitts III, Jr., Religious Studies
J.J. Whittaker, Jr., Homeland Security

Baseball (2)
Zack Oakley, Jr., Marketing
Spencer Thornton, Jr., Management

Softball (2)
Samantha Camello, Jr., Psychology
Frankie Orlando, So., Criminal Justice

Men’s Tennis (2)
Maxi Boewer-Stelter, Jr., Philosophy
Jonas Meinzer, So., Finance

Men’s Basketball (1)
JJ O’Brien, Sr., Education Leadership Post Secondary Education

Men’s Golf (1)
Ricky DeSantis, So., Psychology and Philosophy

Women’s Golf (1)
Mila Chaves, Fr., Business

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