|Tara Chance, women's soccer top defensive player, was named to CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division District VIII team.|
|Jonathan Bornstein, the leading scorer for the past two seasons for men?s soccer, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division District VIII team.|
|Kimberly Van Beek, a top player on the women?s volleyball team, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division District VIII team.|
Three Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes have won academic honors. Tara Chance, the top defensive player on the Bronco women?s soccer team, Jonathan Bornstein, the leading scorer for the past two seasons for men?s soccer, and Kimberly Van Beek, a top player on the women?s volleyball team, have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America College Division District VIII teams.
Chance, a resident of Alta Loma, is a senior studying pedagogy in the Kinesiology & Health Promotion department. Chance holds a 3.4 GPA and has been a member of the dean?s list five times.
This is the second time Chance has made the academic all-district squad, having also been selected in 2001. Chance was a third-team All-America defender in 2001, and she earned first-team All-Far West Region and first-team All-CCAA honors that year as well. She was named to the All-Final Four Tournament Team in 1999 when the Broncos advanced to the NCAA Division II championship game.
Bornstein, a resident of Los Alamitos, is a sophomore business administration major with a 3.3 GPA. He has made the dean?s list twice.
On the field, Bornstein has been the Broncos? best player for the past two seasons. He led the Broncos in scoring for a second straight season with 7 goals and 12 assists for 26 total points. The 12 assists were one shy of the program?s single-season record and were second in the CCAA. He also tied the program?s single-game assist record of three in two games this season.
Van Beek, an Artesia resident, is a senior psychology major with a 3.81 GPA. She has been one of the Broncos? top women?s volleyball players for the past two seasons. She is currently second on the team in kills with 317, in blocks with 76 and in aces with 32. She earned second-team All-CCAA honors and was selected to the CoSIDA second team as well last season.
Bornstein, Chance and Van Beek, along with the other District VIII team members, will now be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. The national team will be announced later this month. To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.20 GPA and be either a starter or important reserve at their current school. District VIII includes schools in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia.