'Dogs Cap Season With 129 Combined Academic All-MW Honors
Fresno State capped an amazing season athletically with its fifth straight year of +120 academic all-conference distinctions.
Fresno State capped an amazing season athletically with its fifth straight year of +120 academic all-conference distinctions.

July 7, 2014

By Geoff Thurner

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After celebrating one of its greatest years on the playing field, the Fresno State Athletic Department capped it in equally impressive fashion in the classroom.

In an announcement by the Mountain West Conference office Monday, 86 Bulldogs claimed Academic All-MW honors among Fresno State's 12 winter and spring sports.

The Bulldog baseball and swimming and diving teams led the way with 17 honorees, and the other sports' tallies follow - men's track and field (9), women's basketball (8), women's tennis (7), men's golf (6), softball (6), men's tennis (5), women's golf (5), women's track and field (5) and men's basketball (1).

Among those teams, the combined list of Bulldog honorees included 19 seniors, 26 juniors, 19 sophomores and 22 freshmen.

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.

Including the Bulldogs' 43 fall sports honorees from cross country, football, soccer and volleyball - a total of 129 Bulldogs earned Academic All-Mountain West honors in 2013-14.

For comparison's sake, the `Dogs also topped the century plateau in 2012-13 (122), and likewise on Academic All-WAC lists in 2011-12 (142), 2010-11 (132) and 2009-10 (142).

Not included in this season's count were seven more All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Scholar-Athlete honors for the lacrosse team for their +3.0 GPA's - Meghan Macaulay, Jordyn Frew, Marcy Levatino, Meganne Weissenfels, Sophia Aragon, Anjelica Fuccillo and Holly Cisneros.

Overall for the winter and spring of 2014, a total number of 897 student-athletes from 11 MW member institutions were honored - a new league record that bettered the 783 spring semester honorees from the 2010-11 academic year.


Baseball (17)
Jacob Alvarez, Senior, Communication
Manny Argomaniz, Junior, Communication
Tim Borst, Sophomore, Kinesiology-Coaching
Jordan Brink, Junior, Kinesiology-Personal Fitness Training
Ryan Dobson, Freshman, Pre-Business
Austin Guibor, Freshman, Kinesiology-Sport Administration
Jimmy Lambert, Freshman, Undeclared
Jordan Luplow, Junior, Kinesiology-Personal Fitness Training
Jesse Medrano, Freshman, Communication
Garrett Mundell, Junior, Kinesiology-Sport Administration
William Munro, Junior, Kinesiology-Sport Administration
Casey Rodriguez, Junior, Criminology-Law Enforcement
Brody Russell, Sophomore, Kinesiology-Personal Fitness Training
Jake Stone, Freshman, Criminology-Law Enforcement
Taylor Tempel, Junior, Business Administration-Sports Marketing
Derick Velazquez, Junior, Criminology-Law Enforcement
Trent Woodward, Junior, Communication

Men's Basketball (1)
Tanner Giddings, Sophomore, Pre-Business

Women's Basketball (8)
Brittany Aikens, Sophomore, Liberal Studies-Blended Program
Robin Draper, Junior, Anthropology
Raven Fox, Junior, Business Administration-Marketing
Alex Sheedy, Junior, Mass Communication & Journalism-Journalism
Toni Smith, Sophomore, Mass Communication & Journalism-Advertising
Taylor Thompson, Senior, Education-Curriculum & Instruction
Jacinta Vandenberg, Sophomore, Child Development
Emilie Volk, Freshman, Kinesiology-Exercise Science

Men's Golf (6)
Neil Bautista, Junior, Mass Communication & Journalism-Public Relations
Nate Jessup, Senior, Kinesiology-Personal Fitness Training
Keenan Nelson, Junior, Electrical Engineering
Michael Pugh, Freshman, Undeclared
Daniel Russell, Senior, Criminology-Law Enforcement
Russell Takeuchi, Freshman, Pre-Business

Women's Golf (5)
Hillary Billingsley, Senior, Kinesiology-Personal Fitness Training
Guðrún Brá Björgvinsdóttir, Freshman, Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Krysta Clark, Senior, Recreation Administration-Leisure Service Management
Madchen Ly, Junior, Kinesiology-Sport Administration
Hannah Sodersten, Sophomore, Health Science-Community Health

Softball (6)
Kapri Angotti, Senior, Communication
Stesha Brazil, Senior, Communication
Hannah Harris, Sophomore, Mass Communication & Journalism-Advertising
Kelly Megee, Junior, Criminology-Corrections
Brenna Moss, Junior, Psychology
Brooke Ortiz, Senior, Interior Design

Women's Swimming and Diving (17)
Hailee Baldwin, Freshman, Communicative Disorders - Speech Pathology
Frida Börnfors, Freshman, Mechanical Engineering
Brittany Buna, Senior, Business Administration-Human Resource Management
Kali Conlon, Freshman, Mass Communication & Journalism-Multimedia
Karissa DeRousseau, Junior, Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Michelle Dockendorf, Senior, Communication
Noelle Farrer, Freshman, Enology
Esme Gullick, Freshman, Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Shelbie Holden, Freshman, Pre-Nursing
Dana Jones, Sophomore, Nursing
Danielle Powers, Sophomore, Criminology-Forensic Behavioral Sciences
Hannah Prigge, Senior, Business Administration-Sports Marketing
Tarryn Rennie, Freshman, Mass Communication & Journalism-Journalism
Rachel Rosenthal, Freshman, Kinesiology-Sport Administration
Lacie Ruth, Sophomore, Liberal Studies-Blended Program
Courtney Sheehan, Junior, Communicative Disorders - Speech Pathology
Lucy Titchin, Junior, Kinesiology-Personal Fitness Training

Men's Tennis (5)
John Darmstaedter, Freshman, Pre-Business
Eric Komati, Freshman, Pre-Business
Sai Kartik Nakireddi, Junior, Business Administration-Finance
Nikolas Papic Sborowitz, Sophomore, Pre-Business
Alexandros Georgios Vakouftsis, Freshman, Pre-Business

Women's Tennis (7)
Rana Sherif Ahmed, Sophomore, Economics
Sofya Malysheva, Sophomore, Pre-Psychology
Tanya Murtagh, Junior, Mass Communication & Journalism-Public Relations
Anne Susdorf, Junior, Liberal Studies-Blended Program
Anneka Watts, Sophomore, Biology
Sophie Watts, Sophomore, Biology
Claire Yang, Freshman, Pre-Business

Men's Track and Field (9)
Olivier Bernard, Junior, Business Administration-Sports Marketing
Kamara Biawogi, Freshman, Geography
Keane Bland, Sophomore, Criminology-Law Enforcement
Roderick Dash, Senior, Kinesiology
Brennen Davis, Senior, Business Administration
Benjamin Fox, Senior, Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Devin Harrison, Junior, Mass Communication & Journalism-Broadcast Journalism
John Jamieson, Senior, Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Kevin Poythress, Senior, Plant Sciences-Plant Health

Women's Track and Field (5)
Karissa Bell, Junior, Psychology
Kristen Galvez, Senior, Anthropology
Shakira Lewis, Sophomore, Criminology-Law Enforcement
Meagan McKee, Senior, Sociology
Caroline Weaver, Sophomore, Pre-Nursing

"Be Bold!" - 2014 Fresno State football and volleyball season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at GoBulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647).



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