Cal State Northridge Athletic Department Honors Scholar-Athletes

Cal State Northridge Athletic Department Honors Scholar-Athletes

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Thirty-nine Cal State Northridge Scholar-Athletes will be honored for their academic achievements on May 14th at the home of school president Dr. Jolene Koester.

The athletes, who have completed a minimum of one season of varsity competition and have a minimum 3.2 grade point average for the previous two semesters, have been named to the 2007 Varsity 'N Academic Athletics Honor Roll.

The Cal State Northridge Athletic Department has held this annual event since 1982 to honor the academic excellence of their student-athletes. While the athletes participated in intercollegiate athletics, their ability to balance athletics and demonstrated academic excellence is highly regarded at Cal State Northridge. The scholar-athletes are encouraged to send an invitation to a faculty member who has been particularly instrumental in their success, or has left a positive impact on their experience at Cal State Northridge. In addition, the scholar-athletes are also encouraged to be accompanied by their parents at this ceremony.

"This group of student-athletes represents an ideal combination of excellence in the classroom and athletic competition," said Matador athletic director Rick Mazzuto. "In many ways, they present the best we have to offer, and serve as role models for other CSUN student-athletes and prospective students."

The 2007 Honorees
The Varsity 'N Honor Roll recipients are student-athletes who have completed a minimum of one season of varsity competition and have a minimum 3.2 grade point average for the previous two semesters.

Alex Bardeguez - Baseball, Senior, Coram, NY
Major: Marketing

Jessy Borges - Women's Soccer, Senior, San Jose, Ca
Major: Philosophy

Hilary Brinkman - Women's Volleyball, Senior, Camarillo, Ca
Major: Multimedia Productions

Taylor Canel - Men's Soccer, Senior, Sherman Oaks, Ca
Major: Communications

Chris Goodwin - Men's Swimming, Senior, Oakdale, Ca
Major: Cinema Television Arts

Kevin Guppy - Men's Soccer, Sophomore, Chino Hills, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Crystal Hahs - Women's Basketball, Sophomore, San Clemente, Ca
Major: Deaf Studies

Kelley Hanson - Women's Volleyball, Sophomore, Moorpark, Ca
Major: Kinesiology

Sarah Kahn-Shamout - Softball, Sophomore, Quartz Hill, Ca
Major: Biology

Jackie Kecskes - Women's Soccer, Junior, Granada Hills, Ca
Major: English

Kathryn Kerr - Women's Swimming, Sophomore, San Diego, Ca
Major: Kinesiology

Simone Luker - Women's Swimming, Adelaide SA, Australia
Major: Undeclared

Kevin Nious - Men's Track & Field, Junior, Alameda, Ca
Major: Television Production

Kayli Sanders - Women's Track & Field, Baytown, Tx
Major: Business Administration

Caren Sperry - Women's Track & Field, Simi Valley, Ca
Major: Kinesiology

Jonathan Tan - Men's Track & Field, Junior, Granada Hills, Ca
Major: Kinesiology

Colleen Tobin - Women's Volleyball, Senior, Forest Park, Il
Major: Kinesiology

Sandra Velarde - Women's Track & Field, Freshman, San Fernando, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Erica Waltemade - Women's Water Polo, Freshman, Westminster, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Jessica Beach - Women's Track & Field, Junior, Olympia, Wa
Major: Pre-Med/Biology

Megan Ching - Women's Basketball, Senior, Basketball, Honolulu, Hw
Major: Biology

Diana Daltorio - Women's Swimming, Senior, Monterey Park, Ca
Major: History

Lucy Davies - Women's Golf, Junior, Northridge, Ca
Major: Journalism/Broadcasting

Sarah Freitag - Women's Swimming, Junior, Manhattan Beach, Ca
Major: Communication Disorders

Julia Flores - Women's Track & Field, Senior, Reseda, Ca
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mallory Gonzalez - Women's Golf, Sophomore, Granada Hills, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Brett Grunert - Men's Swimming, Senior, Menomonee Falls, Wi
Major: Civil Engineering

Katie Holloway - Women's Basketball, Junior, Lake Stevens, Wa
Major: Journalism

Isaac Kneubuhl - Men's Volleyball, Junior, Pukalani, Hw
Major: Kinesiology

Kasia Krasinska - Women's Tennis, Senior, Otwock, Poland
Major: Psychology

Sonya Kumar - Women's Tennis, Senior, Amber Gardens, Singapore
Major: Kinesiology

Susie Mischenko - Women's Soccer, Junior, Arcadia, Ca
Major: Kinesiology

Devon Nizich - Women's Soccer, Senior, San Pedro, Ca
Major: Apparel Merchandising

Mary Ortega - Women's Soccer, Junior, Saugus, Ca
Major: Liberal Studies

Cody Pearce - Men's Track & Field, Sophomore, Folsom, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Diana Rosete - Women's Track & Field, Senior, Costa Mesa, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Manuel Ruiz - Men's Track & Field, Senior, North Hills, Ca
Major: Undeclared

Kristin Smith - Women's Golf, Senior, Moorpark, Ca
Major: Business Finance

Eric Vance - Men's Volleyball, Sophomore, Camarillo, Ca
Major: Undeclared


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