Matadors Place 17 on Fall All-Big West Academic Team


Seventeen Matadors earned recognition for their successes in the classroom this fall as Cal State Northridge had student-athletes from each sport represented on the Big West Academic All-Conference list, the league announced this week. In all, 125 student-athletes from all nine member institutions received the honor.

The 2011 Fall All-Academic team consists of student-athletes from women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.20 grade point average, complete one full academic year at the school (at least a sophomore academically before the season starts), and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.

Below is the list of Matadors that earned All-Academic honors this fall:

Women’s Volleyball

Sydney Gedryn – Sophomore – Kinesiology

Mahina Haina – Sophomore – Journalism

Monica McFarland – Junior – Public Health Education

Una Siljegovic - Senior - Communications

Women’s Soccer

Chloe McDaniel – Sophomore – Kinesiology

Marisa Miller – Junior – Early Childhood Development

Stephanie Norton – Junior – Kinesiology

Amanda Smith – Sophomore – Liberal Arts

Wendy Warner – Sophomore – Nutrition

Men’s Soccer

Joe Franco – Junior – Finance

Yuval Barak – Junior – Kinesiology

Brian Behrad – Sophomore – Undecided

Taylor Bowlin – Junior – Pre-CTVA

Women’s Cross Country

Fany Alvarado – Sophomore – Liberal Arts

Vanessa Carr – Sophomore – Liberal Arts

Yvonne Castillo-Urbina – Sophomore – Liberal Arts

Men’s Cross Country

Masis Hagobian – Junior – Liberal Arts

Hunter Hays – Junior – Liberal Arts