15th Anniversary of National Student-Athlete Day

Photo courtesy of UCSD Athletics
Photo courtesy of UCSD Athletics

On Wednesday UCSD and the athletics department recognized 12 student-athletes for their performances within their sports, the classroom and the community. Founded by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports in 1987, National Student-Athlete Day honors the positive impact that sports and student-athletes have on the community. More than 229,000 student-athletes were honored in 2015 for boasting a GPA above 3.00 (for UCSD, all recipients had above a 3.48) and for their outreach and involvement in the community.

Photo courtesy of UCSD Athletics
Photo courtesy of UCSD Athletics
  1. Michael Cohn

Men’s Swimming and Diving, Muir College junior, 3.98 GPA

Three-time All-American

Three school records

Scholar All-America first team 2015


  1. Chase Cockerill

Men’s Water Polo, Warren College senior, 3.68 GPA

ACWPC Player of the year 2015

ACWPC First Team All-American

ACWPC All-Academic awardee


  1. Jamie Katuna

Women’s Basketball, Warren College senior, 3.69 GPA

All-CCAA First Team 2016

All-CCAA Tournament Team

NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team


  1. Adam Klie

Men’s Basketball, Revelle College junior, 4.00 GPA

All-CCAA First Team

Three-time CCAA All-Academic pick

Academic All-American 2016


  1. Terrence Luevano

Men’s Cross COuntry/Track and Field, Thurgood Marshall College junior, 3.75 GPA

Three time CCAA All-Academic pick

USTFCCCA All-Academic selection Track and Field 2015

USTFCCCA All-Academic selection Cross Country 2015


  1. Courtney Miller

Women’s Water Polo, Warren College senior, 3.80 GPA

Three time ACWPC and WWPA All-Academic honoree

Academic All-American 2015

ACWPC Co-Player of the year 2015


  1. Sam Palano

Men’s Soccer, Muir College junior, 3.80 GPA

Academic All-District 8 First team 2014

Four time CCAA academic honoree

UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team 2015


  1. Kristen Sampietro

Women’s Soccer, Sixth College junior, 3.58 GPA

Four time CCAA Academic honoree

Started 53 of 54 games

Back-to-back postseason appearances


  1. Kristen Sato

Women’s Track and Field, Revelle College senior, 3.61 GPA

Three time USTFCCCA All Region performer at the triple jump

CCAA Freshman of the year 2013

Fourth best triple jump and ninth best long jump in school history


  1. Farrah Shokoor

Women’s Basketball, Marshall College senior, 3.67 GP

Academic All-America and CCAA All-American

WBCA and D2CCA All-American, CCAA Player of the year 2015

Two time All West Region and All CCAA honoree


  1. Heidi Sierks

Women’s Volleyball, Thurgood Marshall College senior, 3.48 GPA

Two time All West Region and All CCAA First Team performer

All America honorable mention 2013

3,757 assists, second-most in school history


  1. Kuba Waligorski

Men’s Soccer, Thurgood Marshall College junior, 3.71 GPA

Two All-CCAA Second Team

All-West Region performer 2014

Academic All-America Third team, two CCAA academic accolades

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