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Thirty-Nine Matadors Named to Big West All-Academic Team

09 Dec 2021 | 06:38 | Track and Field

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—Thirty-nine CSUN student-athletes earned Big West All-Academic Team recognition on Tuesday, the league office announced.

To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, student-athletes are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, complete one full year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is being received (at least a sophomore academically) and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contents.

Thirty-seven Matadors received spring all-academic honors led by softball with seven honorees. Baseball and beach volleyball has six honorees apiece while men’s track & field and women’s tennis had four each. Women’s golf and the women’s track & field team had three honorees followed by men’s golf and men’s volleyball with two apiece. Two men’s basketball student-athletes received spots on the winter all-academic team.

A record 705 recipients were honored on the Big West Spring All-Academic Team, surpassing the old mark of 634 set just last year. The spring team features student-athletes from baseball, softball, beach volleyball, men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, and women’s water polo. All 11 institutions were represented on the team including Sacramento State, an associate member in beach volleyball.

The Big West Winter All-Academic Team boasted 75 honorees in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball.

CSUN Winter & Spring Big West All-Academic Team Honorees

Softball (7)
Kayla Dominguez
Sami Garcia
Kenedee Jamerson
Jordan Kaeka
Journey Rojas
Jaymi Steward
Aaliyah Swan

Baseball (6)
Jason Ajamian
Michael Cartwright
Denzel Clarke
Mason Le
Gavin Lizik
Blake Sodersten

Beach Volleyball (6)
Lauren Eknoian
Darbi Honeycutt
Kailey Klein
Mikaela Maughan
Lauren McMurray
Lexi McLeod

Men’s Track & Field (4)
Noah Contreras
De Marq Jaque
Ahmed Mohamed
Isaiah Rucker

Women’s Tennis (4)
Jolene Coetzee
Ana Isabel Fraile Toboso
Ekatarina Repina
Jacquie Tan

Women’s Golf (3)
Julia Johansson
Ashley Phelps
Brianna Steger

Women’s Track & Field (3)
Sonsoles Barba
Brisa Guzman-Sanchez
Madyson Houseman

Men’s Basketball (2)
Darius Brown II
Brendan Harrick

Men’s Golf (2)
Paul-Louis Gachet
Tomas Helgo

Men’s Volleyball (2)
Maciej Ptaszynski
Griffin Walters

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