Seventy Palomar College Fall-Sport Comets Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors

SAN MARCOS, CA (January 30, 2017) –— Participants in the recently concluded 2016 Palomar College fall season of sport produced 70 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete honors. Qualification for the award includes active participation on an in-season team, successful completion of 12-or-more semester units and a 3.0 (B equivalent) grade-point average.

For the current year’s assessment, men’s and women’s basketball was eliminated from the fall-sport grouping to be evaluated in the spring, owing to the in-progress status of the now three-unit intercollegiate class. Also and for a first time, the fall semester totals include the Athletic Department’s co-ed cheerleading program, which although not recognized as a California Community College Athletic Association or PCAC-sanctioned activity, is institutionally administrated according to similar eligibility standards.

The honored students include 14 members of the Comet football team; 10 members of the men’s water polo team; eight men’s soccer players; seven members each of the women’s water polo team, wrestling team and cheerleading squad; five women’s soccer players; four members each of the men’s cross country and women’s volleyball teams; and two women’s golfers.

Six Comet athletes achieved perfect 4.0 (straight-A) grade point averages for the semester, including Grant Curry, Elijah Foli, Tim Sheehy and Paul Shaner of the men’s water polo team; Matt DeHaven of the men’s cross country team; and Dana Zapanta of the women’s golf team. No fewer than 24 additional fall-sport athletes achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Overall, of the 202 fall-sport participants, 139 (69%) passed 12-or-more semester units and achieved an aggregate grade-point average of 2.77.

 

Following is the complete list of 2016 Palomar College fall-sport scholar-athletes, grouped according to the individual sport programs.

CHEERLEADING

Taylor Frank

Kelly Hale-kocinski

Emily Holland

Priscilla Morelos

Maryann Perea

Allison Staub

Christina Truong

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Matthew DeHaven

Joshua Lyda

Edgar Romero

Mark Yabarra

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Marlen Amador

Maya Guerrero

FOOTBALL

Lamont Chaney

Zachary Lofting

Roger Mann*

Joshua Pichette

Christian Prince*

Ethan Reber

Justin Sattelmaier

Harry Sio

James Taumaoe

Currie Thomason

Chandler Wachholz

Bryce Willette

Semaj Wren

Nicholas Zimmerman

WOMEN’S GOLF

Michelle DeLaCruz

Dana Zapanta*

MEN’S SOCCER

Tyler Burdick

Joshua Clay

Kyle Gemmell

Ian Jaime

Marcus Lactawen

Stone McElderry*

Jiovani Molinero

Gilberto Vasquez

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Grace Busby*

Cheyanne Edwards

Ardiana Gutierrez

Lindsay Pelchat

Brittney Rosillo

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Ashley Aubele

Kayla Boatright*

Lisa Eldridge

Samanatha Radebaugh

MEN’S WATER POLO

Grant Curry

Tristin D’Ambrosi*

Elijah Foli

Aaron Oreb

Ryan Rhoads

Paul Schaner*

Tim Sheehy*

Abraham Turner*

Dylan Van Horn

Zach Wagonis

WOMEN’S WATER POLO

Rebekah Blackburn

Dallas Fatseas**

Jordann Heimback

Torrey Hirning

Kelly Rowan

Emma Thomas

Sydney Thomas

WRESTLING

Cameron Cox

Miguel Flores

Seville Hayes

Sean McDannold

Trevor Torres

Bruce Valdez

Le Valdez

 

*Previous honors

 

 

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