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The Spartans honored with this award continue to climb every year.
July 17, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colo.— A school-record 60 San José State University student-athletes have received a 2017-18 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award for their performance in the classroom during their athletic career.The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have completed two semesters at the institution, have a 3.5 or better grade point average and have participated in a competition in a Mountain West-sponsored sport.The Spartan student-athletes represent 15 sports, led by women’s swimming and diving with 10 honorees and followed by football with seven.Six San José State student-athletes have earned an award each of their four years – Nate Velichko (FB); Dorthe Hoppius (WSOC); Cari Reiswig (WSW); Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw and Madiha Raza (WT&F); and Jamie Hirai (VB).“Our student-athletes continue to demonstrate academic excellence and have made us proud once again. They continually set impressive records each year with the number of student-athletes recognized by the Mountain West. Our coaches and academic team continue to work diligently to ensure that every Spartan is successful in the classroom,” said Eileen Daley, senior associate athletics director for academics and student services.The Spartan Scholar-Athletes helped the Mountain West to a new league-record 789 student-athletes recognized.
2018-18 San José State University MW Scholar-Athletes