UC Davis Places 18 On Big West Fall All-Academic Team
Kearney, Chopan are third-year fall honorees
Dec. 27, 2011
DAVIS, Calif. -
A total of 18 UC Davis student-athletes made the Big West Academic All-Conference roster for fall sports, it was announced by the league officer during the holiday break. The Aggie women's cross country team had the highest representation with six honorees, while women's soccer landed five on the list. The women's volleyball team had four of its players on the honor roll, men's soccer claimed two and men's cross country had one representative.
To be eligible for All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher, complete one full year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is credited, and have competed in at least 50 percent of his/her team's contests.
On the men's side, sophomore Alexander Summers was the lone Aggie cross country runner among 14 in the sport. Senior Mustafa Chopan and sophomore Ian Palmer represented UC Davis among 16 total men's soccer honorees. Chopan's award is the third of his career.
The total of 18 all-academic winners represents a new high for the Aggie fall teams. UC Davis had 16 fall honorees in its inaugural year of 2007, 15 in 2008, then 13 in each of 2009 and 2010.
2011 BIG WEST ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE - FALL SPORTS
UC Davis honorees only. Year listed indicates academic year.