Senior Chase Rhode and junior Matt Baringer named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team
UC Davis welcomes the Wildcats for a friendly on Sunday (Aug. 21) at 5 p.m.
UC Davis hosts Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Aggies host Cal Poly looking to secure spot in Big West Conference Tournament
Senior defender now up for Academic All-America laurels
AS A SENIOR (2012): FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN...W.P. LINDLEY AWARD WINNER...Given the W.P. Lindley Award at the 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet as UC Davis' top scholar-athlete...Earned selection to Big West Conference All-Academic Team for fourth straight year...Third on the team in minutes played with 1,757...His 5,132 career minutes played is the most of any player in the Div. I era (2007+)...Helped the Aggies' defense post six shutouts and go 3-0-1 against top-25 foes.
AS A JUNIOR (2011):THIRD TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN...Started 15 of the 17 games he appeared in, recording seven shots, two of which were on frame... Recorded first career assist in 1-0 double overtime victory over Oregon State on Sept. 9... Took 3 shots at UC Riverside on Nov. 5... Clocked over 1,400 minutes on the field, recording more than 90 minutes of playing time on six different occasions... Named to CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America third team after receiving his second career All-District 8 selection... Earned selection to Big West Conference All-Academic Team for third straight year... Top-10 finalist for the 2012 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010): Appeared in 11 games as a defender, making nine starts... Tallied one shot on the year which came against UC Irvine (10/6)... Named to Big West Conference Fall All-Academic Team for second straight season.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009): Competed in 19 games and started 11... First career start came Sept. 27 against Sacramento State... Tallied three shots, two on goal... Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII Team as well as the Big West Conference Fall All-Academic Team.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Redshirted.
BELLA VISTA HS '08: Scored 16 goals (on 43 shots) with 6 assists as a senior, 6 goals with 5 assists as a junior... Named to Sacramento Bee All-Metro first team in 2007... Played club ball for Boca Juniors Academy.
PERSONAL:Born in Castro Valley, Calif.... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology and behavior... Parents are Shahwali & Mina Chopan... Has one sister (Hawa) and two cousins (Masoud Chopan, Edreece Arghandiwal) all at UC Davis.
2013 STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARD PRESENTATION:
(L-R): GOLFDemi Runas (Hubert Heitman Award - Female Athlete of the Year), MBBCorey Hawkins (Colby E. "Babe" Slater Award - Male Athlete of the Year), MSOCMustafa Chopan (W.P. Lindley Award - Scholar-Athlete of the Year)