Save the Date:
11th Annual STAR Awards
When: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Location: Mesa Gym
Time: 12:45-2:15pm, check in starts at 12:15pm
Keynote Speaker: David Aceron, Mesa Assistant Baseball Coach and Army Veteran
2018 Honoree: Dave Evans, former Dean and Athletic Director of EXSC
STAR Awards Nominations
Please nominate a fellow teammate for the following awards:
1. Super STAR Award
2. The Individual Community Spirit Award
You may obtain the STAR Awards 2018 Nomination Form , through your coach or Kristy Carson
RSVP by Friday, April 6th or sooner, please RVSP vis this RSVP link or through your Coach.
What is the STAR Awards?
With 10 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate teams, Mesa College has one of the largest competitive community college athletic programs in the region. The annual STAR Awards recognizes the academic achievements, community spirit, and athletic excellence of Mesa College student athletes.
Awards are given in a variety of categories including highest individual and team GPA, individual and team community spirit award, team attendance award and Super STAR award. According to our previous athletic director Dave Evens, student-athletes at Mesa College have a 34% transfer rate to 4-year institutions. "We are very competitive in all intercollegiate sports as members of the Pacific Coast, Orange Empire, and Foothill Conferences," notes Evans.
The award program is presented by the Mesa Academic and Athletics Program (MAAP) at San Diego Mesa College, which assists student-athletes in achieving their educational, career and personal goals.
** Highlights from the 2017 event **
Photos from the event, click here
Youtube video of the event, click here
2017 Honoree: Jan Ellis, former Exercise Science Department Chair and Head of the Dance Department, click here to watch this particular honor
2017 Keynote: Brittney Reese, U.S. Olympian and Mesa assistant Track and Field Coach
2016-2017 STAR Awards Winners:
Team Attendance Award: Baseball
Obtained a 4.0 GPA during their season of sport in 2016 (student-athlete had to be enrolled as a full time student).
Derek Fernandez from Football
Gabriela Nordeman from Women’s Swimming
Devin O’Donnel from Men’s swimming
Nicholas Plum from Football
Vincent Ray from Football
Ciara Turner from Women’s track and field
Shane Fisher from Men’s Tennis
Georgina Hererra from Women’s Soccer
Bryan Moser from Men’s Swimming
Michelle Navarro from Women’s Cross Country
Mong Ng from Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field
Michelle Rodriguez from Softball
Miguel Sauceda from Men’s Track and Field
Melanie Stuart from Badminton
Bryce Towne from Men’s Soccer
Leah Veleker from Women’s Basketball
Top Women's GPA Winner for Spring 2016: Softball with a cumulative GPA of 3.22
Top Men's GPA Winner for Spring 2016: Men's Tennis with a cumulative GPA of 3.41
Top Women's GPA Winner for Fall 2016: Women's Indoor Volleyball with a cumulative GPA of 3.11
Top Men's GPA winner for fall 2016: Men's Cross Country with a cumulative GPA of 3.05
Team Community Spirit Award: Women's Basketball (2nd year in a row)
Individual Community Spirit Award: Leah Veleker from W. Basketball
SUPER STAR Award Winner: Georgina Herrera from Women's Soccer