A handful of CHHS students were among the 96 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Mountain West Team for the spring 2017 semester. In order to be eligible, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.0 G.P.A. or better and played a significant role in their athletic team.
Among that list, 20 received the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors – reserved for those that maintained a 3.5 G.P.A. or better and played in a varsity competition.
Student-athletes receiving honors include:
- Zach Ashford – Kinesiology
- Korby Batesole – Kinesiology
- Marc Reece – Public Health
- Kristina Cavey – Kinesiology
- Breanne Knishka – Kinesiology
- Emilie Volk – Kinesiology
- Candice White – Pre-Nursing
- Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir – Kinesiology
- Chase Lee Hong – Kinesiology
- Christina Rodriguez – Kinesiology
Swimming and Diving
- Hailee Baldwin – Communicative Sciences
- Vanessa Dugan – Health Science
- Samantha Giannetta – Kinesiology
- Esme Gullick – Kinesiology
- Shelbie Holden – Nursing
- Hannah Jarvis – Kinesiology
- Gabbie Libang – Health Science
- Rachel Rosenthal – Kinesiology
- Kelly Simmons – Communicative Sciences
- Patrik Pech – Kinesiology
- Olivia Noble – Kinesiology
Women’s Track and Field
- Breanna Covington – Pre-Athletic Training
- Maia Pogorevc – Kinesiology
- Cristal Rivera – Kinesiology
- Taylor Samson – Kinesiology
Fresno State tied with Wyoming as having the third most Academic All-Mountain West team selections.
Earlier this semester, members of the women’s swimming and diving team were recognized in the Fresno Bee for their exemplary academic and athletic performance , including nursing major, Shelbie Holden, and Speech-Language Pathology graduate student, Hailee Baldwin – both of whom received 4.0 G.P.A.’s.
Another former student-athlete in the spotlight is Ricky Tyler Thomas, a social work major who was recently drafted into the Major League Baseball to play for the Chicago Cubs. He can be seen in Fresno State Athletics’ promo, Just The Ticket: