A total of 57 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom from winter and spring sports
UC Davis makes a return trip across the Causeway to Haggin Oaks for the NCAA regional championships
UC Davis has 89 honorees in fall, winter and spring combined
Aggie teams combine for quartet of season-best marks against tough competition
Ten UC Davis student-athletes make third appearance on Fall Academic All-Conference squads
2015: Competed in six meets for the Aggies... Finished 16th at the Big West Conference Championships in a time of 24:51.87 to help UC Davis to a third-place team finish... Ended the year with a 34th-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals with a time of 31:53.7, helping the Aggies to a 13th-place team finish... Was the third-fastest Aggie at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Louisville, Ky., finishing 41st with a time of 24:50.6... Posted a collegiate-best 8K time of 24:31.1 to finish 29th at the Stanford Invitational, helping UC Davis to a fifth-place finish... Opened the year with a fifth-place finish at the Aggie Open (18:57) and finished 22nd at the UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 24:47.3 to help the Aggies finish fourth as a team... Big West Conference All-Academic selection.
2014: Competed in five of the team's eight meets on the year... Opened the season with a ninth-place finish at the Aggie Open, covering the 6K course in a time of 19:30... Posted his best 8K time of the year at the Stanford Invitational, crossing the line in a time of 25:08... Was the third Aggie across the line at the Big West Conference Championships, finishing 34th with a time of 25:20.6... Also ran a 26:05.6 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Indiana... Posted his fastest cross country 10K time of 31:10.7 at the NCAA West Regionals as the first UC Davis runner across the line... Selected to the Big West All-Academic Team in the fall.
2013: Competed in five meets for the Aggies, posting a pair of top-20 finishes... Crossed the line in 19:10 in the season-opening Aggie Open to finish 11th while ending up 17th at the Big West Conference Championships in a time of 26:30.8... Posted his best 8K time of the season at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, finishing 60th with a time of 24:52... One of six Aggies to run at the NCAA West Regionals, crossing the line in a time of 32:14 (119th)... Selected to the Big West Conference fall All-Academic Team.
2012: Ran in five races in his first season, finishing in the Aggies' top-5 three times...Was the third Aggie across the finish line and checked in at 108th overall at the NCAA West Regionals (10K) with a time of 31:44...Finished a season-best 15th at the Aggie Open (6K), with a time of 18:53.2...Also ran at the Stanford Invite (8K), Bronco Invitational (8K) and Big West Championships (8K).
ESPERANZA HS '12: Crossed the finish line in a time of 14:41 to win the Century League individual championship and advance to the CIF-Southern Section finals where he finished ninth overall in a time of 15:21... Competed in his third California CIF Cross Country State Championship final, clocking in at 15:42 to finish 17th in the 5K race... Was sixth among Div. III competitors (15:54.00) at Mt. SAC last fall.... Also competed in track and field, earning a spot in the CIF-Southern Section Divisional Finals where he posted a career-best time of 9:18.73 in the 3,200-meter run... The time ranked 54th in the state... Won the 3,200 at the Century League finals in a time of 9:32.41 while placing second in the 1,600 with a time of 4:20.12... Held a position on the Principal's Honor Roll all four years at Esperanza HS and was twice named a Distinguished Scholar.
PERSONAL: Parents are Manoj and Ahuti Dholakia... Has one younger sibling, Sapna... Played baseball for 13 years before turning to cross country... Majoring in biological sciences... Lists his greatest personal accomplishment as qualifying for the state championship as an individual in 2011.
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