Student-Athletes Earn Academic Awards

Thirty-four Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes earned 2008-09 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic Awards, conference commissioner Robert J. Hiegert announced last week.

“Our student-athletes put forth a tremendous commitment toward their respective sports and academics,'' Cal Poly Pomona Director of Athletics Brian Swanson said. “These 34 individuals have set high standards for themselves in their academics and we're very proud of what they have accomplished.

“We have a well-respected group of coaches and academic advising department, who continue their dedication toward developing each student-athlete.''

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a varsity letter winner who competed in one of 13 CCAA-sponsored sports and record a grade point average of 3.40 or above in a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter units.

The 34 Cal Poly Pomona award winners are:

Men's basketball

Kyle Krause

Jimmy Miyasaka

Women's basketball

Unique Anderson

Rosslyn Beard

Reyana Colson

Jessica Duran

Ally Smith


Jordan Alcantar

Chris Brehm

Richard McDowell

Robert Palmer

Casey Yokubaitis

Men's soccer

Nick Costanza

Women's soccer

Bethany Meichsner

Stephanie Sandino

Valerie Strawn

Women's tennis

Fallon Blattner

Mallory Brady

Brianne Cyrus

Kaitlin  Wooldridge

Women's volleyball

Jasmine Davis

Anne-Marie Hofmans

Rocio Vargas

Jenna Young

Men's cross country

Luis Briseno

Clark Selters

Women's cross country/track and field

Denise Salceda

Tiffany Turner

Women's track and field

Allison Brewer

Jennifer Cryer

Megan Emami

Men's track and field

Anthony Drake

Connor Duckworth

Derek Wong