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Vanessa Alvarez, Danielle Henderson, Jasmin Mejia and Nisa Ontiveros lead Cal in the classroom
Courtesy: GoldenBearSports.com
Four Golden Bears Tabbed Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mentions
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/30/2014

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Cal’s trio of sophomore returners led the way for the Golden Bears in the classroom this year, earning Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention merits for the 2013-14 academic year. Vanessa Alvarez, Jasmin Mejia and Nisa Ontiveros join junior Danielle Henderson on the list, league commissioner Larry Scott announced Friday.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or higher with a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be a significant contributor.

Henderson, a sociology major, picks up her second consecutive honorable mention laurel to add to NFCA All-Pacific Second Team and All-Pac-12 First Team honors in 2014. Mejia and Ontiveros are also sociology majors, while Alvarez is a legal studies major.

Cal’s four All-Academic selections ties for second-most in program history. The Golden Bears placed five on conference all-academic teams in 1998 and 2003, and aside from this year also had four all-academic selections in 1991, 1992, 1999 and 2012.

2014 Pac-12 All-Academic Teams

First Team
Name, School, Year, GPA, Major

Koral Costa, Oregon, So., 3.67, Journalism and Cinema Studies
Hooch Fagaly, Washington, Sr., 3.40, Medical Anthropology and American Ethnic Studies
Cheridan Hawkins, Oregon, So., 3.70, Family and Human Services
Taylor Jordan, Utah, Sr., 3.50, Human Development/Family Studies
Amanda Najdek, Oregon State, Sr., 3.51, Digital Communication Arts
Kayce Nieto, Utah, So., 3.80, Behavioral Science
Kelsey Rodriguez, Arizona, Sr., 3.92, Psychology
Bryana Walker, Washington, Sr., 3.61, Psychology
Bailey Wigness, Arizona State, Sr., 4.00, Political Science; Communications
Hanna Winter, Stanford, Jr., 3.55, Computer Science

Second Team
Name, School, Year, GPA, Major

Kayla Bonstrom, Stanford, So., 3.48, Undeclared
Elizabeth Caporuscio, Arizona State, Jr., 3.38, Earth and Environmental Studies
Kate Dickman, Utah, Jr., 3.32, Physical Therapy
Amber Freeman, Arizona State, Jr., 3.43, Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyle)
Sara Goodrum, Oregon, Jr., 3.43, Human Physiology
Whitney Jones, Washington, Sr., 3.35, Sociology
Alexa Peterson, Oregon, Sr., 3.39, Communication Disorders and Sciences
Cassandra Roulund, Stanford, Jr., 3.39, Communication
Jenn Soria, Arizona State, So., 3.42, Family and Human Development
Kristen Stewart, Utah, So., 3.40, Physical Therapy
Chelsea Suitos, Arizona, Jr., 3.32, Family Studies and Human Development

Honorable Mention
Vanessa Alvarez, So., CAL; Nancy Bowling, So., ARIZ; Dani Braun, So., WASH; Allie Butterfield, So., ASU; Courtney Ceo, Sr., ORE; Cheyenne Coyle, Sr., ASU; Dallas Escobedo, Sr., ASU; Kenzie Fowler, Sr., ARIZ; Alyssa Gillespie, So., ORE; Chelsea Goodacre, Jr., ARIZ; Gracie Goulder, Jr., UCLA; Jessica Hall, Sr., UCLA; Corey Hanewich, Sr., STAN; Victoria Hayward, Sr., WASH; Danielle Henderson, Jr., CAL; Karissa Hovinga, Jr., ORE; Kaitlin Inglesby, Sr., WASH; Kylee Lahners, Jr., WASH; Stephany LaRosa, Jr., UCLA; Janelle Lindvall, So., ORE; Jasmin Mejia, So., CAL; Marissa Mendenhall, Jr., UTAH; Nisa Ontiveros, So., CAL; Mackenzie Popescue, Sr., ASU; Courtney Rodriguez, So., ARIZ; Kaitlin Schaberg, So., STAN; Karine Shaver, So., ORE; Abby Spiel, So., ASU; Haley Steele, Jr., ASU; Kelli Suguro, Sr., WASH; Janie Takeda, Jr., ORE; Tylyn Wells, Jr., STAN; Lauren Young, So., ARIZ. 


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