ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS

Mesa athletes excel in the classroom every bit as well as in athletic competition. Since the 2011-12 academic year MCC has had 128 student athletes earn NJCAA All-Academic honors by earning a minimum of a 3.60 GPA. In addition, 36 teams have been honored by the NJCAA for having composite 3.00-or-better GPAs. Two teams, women’s golf in 2012-13 and women’s indoor track and field in 2016-17, were named NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year for having the top GPS of all teams in the nation in their respective sports.

First Team (Pinnacle Award) is for a 4.0 GPA - Second Team (Superior) is for 3.80-3.99 - Third Team (Exemplary) is for 3.60-3.79

 

 

 

Name

Sports

Award

2016-17 (35)

   
Arilena Martinez Softball  Third Team
Ashle Burns Indoor Track and Field  
  Outdoor Track and Field Third Team
Ashlyn DiDomenico Outdoor Track and Field First Team
  Indoor Track and Field  
  Cross Country  
Brandi Alderson Soccer  Third Team
Cameron Cruz Baseball  Third Team
Catherine Bryant Outdoor Track & Field Third Team
  Indoor Track & Field  
Drew Bailey Baseball  Second Team
Dusan Simovic Men’s Basketball Third Team
Emily Lynch Soccer  Second Team
Gergo Rendek Tennis  First Team
Gianna Grumbein Basketball  First Team
Grant Navakuku Men’s Cross Country Third Team
Jacob Aboud Golf  Third Team
Jake Suddreth Baseball  First Team
Jordan Alvarez Outdoor Track and Field Second Team
Joshua Brown Baseball  Second Team
Keaton Licon Footba Third Team
Keaton Ranger Basketball  Third Team
Kelsey Chiaverini Softball  Second Team
Linus Holthey Tennis  Third Team
Madison Tjaden Golf Second Team
Maia Gajate Soccer  Third Team
Marcus Mannie Outdoor Track & Field  Third Team
  Indoor Track & Field  
Myrna Navarette Indoor Track & Field First Team
Noe Anabir Basketball First Team
Paige Greenly Volleyball  Third Team
Ryan Porter Golf  Third Team
Ryan Sisk Indoor Track & Field Third Team
  Outdoor Track & Field  
  Cross Country  
Samantha Miller Indoor Track & Field First Team
  Outdoor Track and Field  
  Cross Country  
Sara Phillips Softball Third Team
Savannah Cornejo Soccer  Third Team
Shaquille Grosvenor Football Second Team
Sydney White Soccer  Third Team
Takara Wade Outdoor Track & Field First Team
  Basketball  
Tori Gonzalez Softball  First Team

Nine complete teams

   
Men’s Basketball    
Men’s Cross Country    
Men’s Golf    
Men’s Tennis    
Women’s Cross Country    
Women’s Golf    
Women’s Indoor Track and Field- NJCAA Academic Team of the Year
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field  
Volleyball    
     

2015-16 (23)

   
Ayala, Matthew Baseball  Superior
Bailey, Drew Baseball  Exemplary
Block, Megan Volleyball  Exemplary
Bradford, Kayla Softball  Superior
Carlon, Yolena Tennis  Superior
Carver, Austin Football Exemplary
Coloma, Aaron Soccer  Exemplary
Connell, Sierra Indoor Track & Field Superior
  Outdoor Track & Field  
  Soccer  
Cooper, Savanah Golf Exemplary
Harrion, Kahri Volleyball  Exemplary
Hasler, Kent Baseball  Superior
McKrill, Sayge Outdoor Track & Field  Exemplary
Megwa, Obiomachi Basketball  Exemplary
Miller, Samantha Indoor Track & Field Pinnacle
  Outdoor Track & Field  
  Cross Country  
Morimoto, Mitchell Baseball  Exemplary
Napodano, Faith Softball  Superior
Navarrete, Myrna Indoor Track & Field Exemplary
  Outdoor Track & Field  
Reed, Taylor Basketball Superior
Skarda, Sheridan Tennis  Pinnacle
Stilwell, Natalie Basketball  Pinnacle
Tamplin, Emory Volleyball  Superior
Trevino, Alex Golf  Exemplary
Warning, Michael Baseball  Exemplary

Seven complete teams

   
Women’s Indoor Track and Field  
Women’s Softball    
Women’s Golf    
Men’s Golf    
Men’s Baseball    
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field  
Women’s Volleyball    
     

2014-15 (22)

   
Blankenship, Meghan Lynne Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Brady, Dana Outdoor Track and Field  Exemplary
Chavez, Rosalynd Cross Country  Exemplary
Christensen, Samantha Softball  Superior
Cortazzo, Ethan Football Exemplary
Dailey, Gianni Basketball  Exemplary
Demarr, Hannah Taylor Outdoor Track and Field  Exemplary
Eddy, Morgan Soccer  Exemplary
Edmonson, Sarah Elizabeth Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Fresquez, Evan Michael Baseball  Pinnacle
Garcia, Matthew Steven Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Hart, Matthew Michael Baseball Superior
Herd, Kylie Basketball  Exemplary
Kay, Brylee Lynn Softball  Superior
Kruck, Bridget Softball  Exemplary
Lobeck, Alex Golf  Superior
Lorentzen, Alexa Soccer  Superior
Mcmahon, Kevin Tennis  Pinnacle
Moloi, Thiditsana Basketball  Exemplary
Retana-ceballos, Jose Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Thongbai, Charatta Golf Exemplary
Zimmerman, Jordan Paul Baseball  Exemplary

Six complete teams

   
Baseball    
Women’s Basketball    
Men’s Golf    
Women’s Golf    
Softball    
Men’s Tennis    
     

2013-14 (18)

   
Cirivello, Nicole Soccer  Superior
Daniel, Ciara Indoor Track & Field,   
  Outdoor Track and Field  Exemplary
Elkins, Natalie Volleyball  Exemplary
Heathcote, Kristi Indoor Track & Field   
  Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Kemp, Blake Football Exemplary
Lacomb, Drew Baseball Exemplary
Larmour, Levi Baseball  Exemplary
Loncar, Cole Baseball  Exemplary
Mylonas, Marios Baseball  Exemplary
Phillips, James Cross Country  Exemplary
Retana Ceballos, Jose Cross Country    
  Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Sandoval, Cesar Soccer  Superior
Tomlinson, Kyle Basketball  Exemplary
Wilkinson, Emily Cross Country    
  Indoor Track & Field   
  Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Willadsen, Mariah Basketball  Pinnacle
Wingersky, Ashlee Tennis  Exemplary
Woody, Raquel Basketball  Exemplary
Young, Rebekah Outdoor Track and Field    
  Cross Country I   
  Indoor Track & Field Superior

Seven complete teams

   
Baseball    
Women’s Basketball    
Women’s Cross Country    
Men’s Golf    
Women’s Golf    
Mens Tennis    
Women’s Tennis    
     

2012-13 (19)

   
Andrews, Jacob Baseball  Exemplary
Aulik, Sierra Basketball  Exemplary
Barcus, Ciara Golf Superior
Budge, Alexandra Soccer  Exemplary
Correa, Monique Soccer  Exemplary
Cortazzo, Trenton Football Pinnacle
Driscol, Mary Golf Exemplary
Gale, Erin Volleyball  Exemplary
Hendricks, Evan Baseball  Exemplary
Huffman, Sydney Softball  Exemplary
Jaramillo, Laura Tennis  Superior
Loncar, Cole Baseball  Exemplary
Mylonas, Mario Baseball  Exemplary
Pew, Susan Outdoor Track and Field  Superior
Porter, Madison Tennis  Pinnacle
Potter, Benjamin Golf  Exemplary
Rumsey, Kelin Tennis  Exemplary
Skarda, Savannah Tennis  Exemplary
Tonnesen, Pau Outdoor Track and Field  Exemplary

Four complete teams

   
Baseball    
Women’s Basketball    
Women’s Tennis    
Women’s Golf - NJCAA Academic Team of the Year  
     

2011-12 (11)

   
Campbell, Gavin Tennis  Exemplary
Contreras, Chaz Baseball  Exemplary
Isley, Conrad Golf  Superior
Locke, Jenay Basketball    
  Outdoor Track and Field  Exemplary
Mahoney, Kyle Golf  Exemplary
Neely, Alyssa Soccer  Exemplary
Rhodes, Ben Indoor Track & Field   
  Outdoor Track and Field  Pinnacle
Sterling, Dillon Football Exemplary
Tonn, Haley Volleyball  Exemplary
Vennard, Haley Basketball  Exemplary
Wesolowski, Michael Baseball  Superior

Three complete teams

   
Men’s Golf    
Women’s Basketball    
Women’s Golf    
     

2010-11 (3)

   
Autenrieth, Steven Baseball  Pinnacle
Bates, Taylor Baseball  Superior
Jarrett, Mark Baseball  Exemplary
     

2009-10 (1)

   
Briana Benjamin Women’s Basketball   Distinguished
     

2008-09 (6)

   
Katrina Graham  Basketball  Academic All-American
Ryan Guy  Baseball   Academic All-American
Connor Isley  Basketball  Distinguished 
Brooke Jackson  Basketball  Academic All-American
Scott Payne  Baseball   Academic All-American
Abbey Ritz  Basketball  Distinguished 
     

2007-08 (0)

   
     

2006-07 (1)

   
Lindsi Demik  Basketball  Distinguished 
     

2005-06 (1)

   
James Nesbit  Basketball   Academic All-American
     

Grand totals since the program began in2005-06

 
Individual athletes: 140    
Complete teams: 36    
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

xemplary) is for 3.60-3.79

 

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