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STAR Awards/Events

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 2017 Nomination Form , through your coach or Kristy Carson

RSVP by Friday, April 14th or sooner

2017 Honoree: the late, Jan Ellis

2017 Keynote: U.S. Olympian and Mesa Coach, Brittney Reese

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 2016 event **

Photos from the event, click here

Youtube video of the event, click here

2016 Honoree: Anita Lee, former Senior Secretary for the Mesa College Exercise Science/Athletics Department

2016 Keynote: Anthony Reuss, Counselor and Professor at San Diego Mesa College and former USD Intercollegiate Men's Basketball player

2015-2016 STAR Awards Winners:

Team Attendance Award: Baseball, Women's Beach Volleyball and Women's Tennis  

Obtained a 4.0 GPA during their season of sport in 2015 (student-athlete had to be enrolled as a full time student).

Diego Flores from Men's Swimming

Kelsey Fraser from Women's Swimming

Corentin Haener from Men's Tennis

Zhi Ling Khor from Badminton

Matthew Logan from Men's Track and Field

Ian Lutz from Baseball

Salena Ortiz from Women's Soccer

Joanna Pekar from Women's Track and Field

Tanner Pelle from Men's Track and Field

Ian Man Wong from Women's Swimming

Patrick Hastings Jr. from Football

Emily King from Women's Soccer

Jordan Linsky from Women's Cross Country

Arthur Luhrs II from Men's Soccer

Bryan Moser from Men's Water Polo

Victoria Soto from Women's Soccer

Kristina Tovilovic from Women's Cross Country 

Leah Veleker from Women's Basketball

Top Women's GPA Winner for Spring 2015: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.39

Top Men's GPA Winner for Spring 2015: Men's Swimming and Diving with a cumulative GPA of 3.32

Top Women's GPA Winner for Fall 2015: Women's Cross Country with a cumulative GPA of 3.33

Top Men's GPA winner for fall 2015: Men's Cross Country with a cumulative GPA of 3.35

Team Community Spirit Award: Women's Basketball 

Individual Community Spirit Award: Lisabella Lemusu from W. Volleyball 

SUPER STAR Award Winner(s): Cassie Bernas from Women's Water Polo and Swim and Stephen Adegoke from Football and Men's track and Field