When: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Where: Mesa Gym
Time: 12:45-2:00pm, arrive early. You may check-in as early as 12:15pm.
Student-athletes will check in at the gym lobby (north side of the gym).
All other guests will check-in on the west side door.
RSVP to your Coach or RSVP online here by April 11th, 2014.
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 nomination form online here, through your coach or Kristy Carson
RSVP by Friday, March 28th, 2014 or sooner
What is the STAR Awards?
With 20 men's and 20 women's competitive 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 category including highest individual and team GPA, individual and team community spirit award, team attendance award and Super STAR award. According to 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 2014 event **
2014 Honoree: Laurie Black
2014 Keynote: Irma Dagnino, Counselor and former Mesa Women's Basketball player from 1998-2000
2014 STAR Awards Winners:
Team Attendance Award: Women's Tennis
Obtained a 4.0 GPA during their season of sport in 2013 (student-athlete had to be enrolled as a full time student).
Maxine Bredehoft from Badminton
Julia Degnan from W. Volleyball
Cindy Flores from W. Cross Country
Matthew Garrido from M. Track and Field
Kinberly Jones from W. Track and Field
Taylor Moran from W. Volleyball
Noelle Nordgren from W. Soccer
Taylor Pompa-Hogam from W. Soccer
Maudelyn Price from W. Track and Field
Regina Soria from W. Track and Field
Ira Steele from M. Track and Field
Highest Individual GPA winners (4.0 GPA for spring 2013 and fall 2013 while a full-time student-athlete):
Emily Bartholomew from W. Track and Field
Andrew Beckner from M. Track and Field
Holly Bergen from Badminto
Michael Cahill from Football
Albert Gamez Jr. from M. Cross Country
Jacqueline Howe from W. Swimming
Zachary Kovach from M. Track and Field
Shannon Smith from W. Soccer
Highest Team GPA Winners: 4 Awards
Top GPA Winner for Spring 2013: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.33
Top GPA Winner for Fall 2013: Women's Soccer with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
Top Women's GPA Winner for 2013: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.33
Top Men's GPA winner for 2013: Baseball with a cumulative GPA of 3.18
Team Community Spirit Award: Women's Basketball - 5th win in the last 7 years
Individual Community Spirit Award: Taylor Moran from W. Volleyball
SUPER STAR Award Winner: Elisa Brooks from Women's Soccer