SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A total of 53 UC Santa Barbara student-athletes across 10 programs were named to the Big West Academic All-Conference teams for the 2016-17 winter and spring seasons, the league announced Thursday.
The women's track and field team led the way with 19 honorees, with the men's track and field program adding eight. Softball (five honorees), baseball, women's tennis, women's water polo (four apiece), men's basketball, men's tennis (three apiece), women's basketball (two) and golf (one) all registered student-athletes on the prestigious team as well.
To be eligible for the Big West Academic All-Conference team, student-athletes are required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, complete one full academic 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 competitions.
Baseball and softball pitchers as well as track and field athletes competing in the Big West Championship are exempt from participation requirements.
All of UCSB's 2016-17 winter and spring honorees are listed below.
|UCSB Winter & Spring Academic All-Big West Members|
|Women's Basketball (2)|
San Clemente, Calif.
San Diego, Calif.
|Men's Basketball (3)|
|J.D. Slajchert||Jr.||Pre-Sociology||Oak Park, Calif.|
|Gabe Vincent||Jr.||Religious Studies||Stockton, Calif.|
|Sam Walters||Sr.||Pre-Biology||Soquel, Calif.|
|Austin Bush||Jr.||History||Turlock, Calif.|
|Chris Clements||Sr.||Communication||Pacific Grove, Calif.|
|Dempsey Grover||Sr.||Political Science||Modesto, Calif.|
|Tommy Jew||So.||Pre-Mathematics||San Ramon, Calif.|
|Kristen Clark||Sr.||Microbiology||Danville, Calif.|
|Veronika Gulvin||So.||Pre-Psychological & Brain Sciences||Goleta, Calif.|
|Jacqueline Hinojosa||Sr.||Global Studies||Los Altos, Calif.|
|Whitney Pemberton||So.||Pre-Economics and Accounting||Downey, Calif.|
|Ashley Wright||Jr.||Pre-Psychology||San Marcos, Calif.|
|Men's Golf (1)|
|Nick Swanson||Jr.||Pre-Economics and Accounting||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Men's Tennis (3)|
|Chase Masciorini||Jr.||Global Studies||Dana Point, Calif.|
|Morgan Mays||Sr.||Film & Media Studies||Malibu, Calif.|
|Cody Rakela||Jr.||Pre-Sociology||Santa Cruz, Calif.|
|Women's Tennis (4)|
|Melissa Baker||Sr.||Biopsychology||Simi Valley, Calif.|
|Natalie Da Silveira||Jr.||Global Studies||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Jaimee Gilbertson||Sr.||Political Science||Noosa, Australia|
|Stephanie Yamada||So.||Pre-Communication||Sydney, Australia|
|Men's Track & Field (8)|
|Callan Cochran||So.||Pre-Biology||Laguna Beach, Calif.|
|Blake DeHaven||Jr.||Communication||El Cajon, Calif.|
|James Douglass||Jr.||Pre-Biology||Shorewood, Wis.|
|Lee Duncan||Sr.||Economics and Accounting||Long Beach, Calif.|
|Carlos Guijarro||Jr.||Art||Palmdale, Calif.|
|Austin Lay||So.||History||Morro Bay, Calif.|
|Stephen Leach||Sr.||Philosophy||Carmel, Calif.|
|Zach Nichols||So.||Undecided||San Jose, Calif.|
|Women's Track & Field (19)|
|Betsy Armitage||Sr.||Biopsychology||San Diego, Calif.|
|Hope Bender||Jr.||Pre-Biology||Newport Beach, Calif.|
|Brianna Cheeks||So.||Pre-Biology||San Lorenzo, Calif.|
|Puck DeRoos||So.||Pre-Biology||Saratoga, Calif.|
|Sierra Emrick||So.||Environmental Studies||Los Osos, Calif.|
|Alanna Epps||So.||Pre-Sociology||Fairfield, Calif.|
|Kiely Gode||Sr.||Biology||Auburn, Calif.|
|Jenna Hinkle||Jr.||English||Cottonwood, Calif.|
|Kaitlin Large||Sr.||Global Studies||San Marcos, Calif.|
|Kelsey O'Connell||Sr.||Economics & Accounting||San Diego, Calif.|
|Hannah O'Connor||Sr.||Feminist Studies||Irvine, Calif.|
|Cassidy Peng||So.||Pre-Music||La Verne, Calif.|
|Miranda Ross||So.||Communication||Tacoma, Wash.|
|Alivia Schlueter||Jr.||Global Studies||Chicago, Ill.|
|Tori Usgaard||Sr.||Chemistry||Dana Point, Calif.|
|Celeste Utley||Sr.||Biopsychology||Arcadia, Calif.|
|Madison Wallace||Sr.||Sociology||Granite Bay, Calif.|
|Tori Yanco||Jr.||Environmental Studies||Dana Point, Calif.|
|Women's Water Polo (4)|
|Sarah Kreiser||Jr.||Pre-Psychology||Santa Margarita, Calif.|
|Annie Mortimer||Jr.||Global Studies||Newport Beach, Calif.|
|Taylor Shore||Sr.||Sociology||Corona, Calif.
|Jenna Solberg||Sr.||Sociology||Torrance, Calif.|