UC Davis lands 27 on fall Big West All-Academic

Feb. 13, 2018

DAVIS, Calif. - A total of 27 UC Davis student-athletes from five fall sports captured Big West Academic All-Conference accolades, the league office announced on Tuesday.

To earn Big West All-Academic honors, student-athletes must hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, complete one full year at the member institution prior to the year for which the award is bestowed, and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests for that year.

Aggie men’s soccer claimed eight of the 31 total honorees in that sport, tying Sacramento State for the conference high. Seniors Miguel Acevedo, Matt Baringer and Noah Wilson each picked up their third awards, while Marte Formico, Nabi Kibunguchy, Wallis Lapsley, Chase Rhode and Justin Wright are first-time honorees.

Women’s volleyball put six on the honor roll, including repeat honorees Emily Allen, Malia Bolko and Brianna Karsseboom. Katie Campbell, Jackie Graves and Lauren Matias are first-time selections. A total of 39 volleyball players from around the conference found their names on the Academic All-Conference list.

UC Davis women’s soccer claims five of the sport’s 58 total honorees, with seniors Sydney Burger and Mandy McKeegan each snaring their third such honors. Junior Kristina Sola and sophomores Oreoluwa Aderibigbe and Olivia Jones made their first appearances on the conference honor roll.

From the two Aggie cross country teams, five women and three men made the Big West scholar-athlete roster. Junior Megan MacGregor and graduate student Jon Horvath made the fall team for the second time, with Haley Adel, Sarah Anderson, Julia Lemak, Lauren Powers, Jesus Salas and Anthony Sanchez scoring their first awards. Horvath and MacGregor also won Big West All-Academic last spring for track & field.

In all, a total of 191 student-athletes from the nine Big West member institutions made the fall All-Academic rolls. 

UC Davis honorees only.

Emily Allen (Jr., Exploratory)
Malia Bolko (Jr., Economics)
Katie Campbell (Sr., Biotechnology)
Jackie Graves (So., Political Science)
Brianna Karsseboom (Jr., Undeclared)
Lauren Matias (So., Exploratory)

Oreoluwa Aderibigbe (So., Economics)
Sydney Burger (Sr., Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior)
Olivia Jones (So., Managerial Economics)
Mandy McKeegan (Sr., Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior)
Kristina Sola (Jr. Managerial Economics)

Miguel Acevedo (Sr., Managerial Economics)
Matt Baringer (Sr., Managerial Economics)
Marte Formico (So., Managerial Economics)
Nabi Kibunguchy (So., Managerial Economics)
Wallis Lapsley (Jr., Global Disease Biology)
Chase Rhode (Sr., Political Science)
Noah Wilson (Sr., Religious Studies)
Justin Wright (Jr., Political Science)

Haley Adel (So., Clinical Nutrition)
Sarah Anderson (So., Animal Science)
Julia Lemak (So., Biological Sciences)
Megan MacGregor (Jr., Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior)
Lauren Powers (So., Biochemical Engineering)

Jon Horvath (Gr., Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior)
Jesus Salas, Jr. (Sr., History)
Anthony Sanchez (Sr., Psychology)

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SAAC COIN DRIVE: Support the UC Davis Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Yolo County SPCA during the month of February as the Aggies hold their 11th annual coin drive at all home events. For the fourth year in a row, Big West Conference institutions will donate 100 percent of the funds raised to their designated charities, with the top three fundraising SAAC’s receiving a cash prize toward their SAAC budget. Over the last 10 years, conference members have combined to raise nearly $197,000.