San Marcos, CA (June 23, 2016) – In review of the recently posted semester grades, 57 in-season Palomar College spring-sport athletes have met qualifying standards to earn All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) Scholar-Athlete Honors. Minimum qualifications for the award include successful participation on an intercollegiate athletic team, the completion of 12 semester units and a 3.0 grade-point average.
The honorees include 18 members of the Comet baseball team, 10 members of the men’s swim team, seven members each of the Comets’ PCAC softball champions and women’s swim team, five members of the men’s golf team, four members of the men’s volleyball team, three men’s tennis players, two women’s beach volleyball players and one athlete from Palomar’s PCAC track and field championship team.
Among teams with 80 percent-or-more participants passing at least 12 semester units (the CCCAA standard for state scholar-team award nomination), the baseball team posted a program-high aggregate grade point average of 3.17, followed by women’s swimming at 3.12 and men’s swimming at 3.01. Of 128 total spring-sport athletes, 101 Comets (79 percent) finished with 12-or-more semester units passed. Overall, Palomar’s 2016 spring-sport athletes produced a solid collective grade-point average of 2.80.
Individually, nine of the in-season athletes achieved perfect 4.0 (straight-A) grade point averages, including: baseball player Joel Mitchell; beach volleyball player Kelsey Payne; men’s golfers Mitchell Kwee, Connor Sims and Max Wittmack; men’s swimmers Nicholas Hendricks, Hayden McCauley and Paul Shaner; and men’s volleyball player Ahmed Khalil. Among the 57 scholar-athlete honorees, 30 finished the semester with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher.
The complete list of Palomar College’s 2016 spring sport All-PCAC Scholar Athletes follows:
WOMEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Tristin D’Ambrosi #
Nicholas Hendricks* ##
Travis Lane #
Paul Shaner #
Tim Sheehy #
Morgan Brown* #
Dallas Fatseas #
Lucy Gates* ##
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
* Second-time spring-sport honoree
# Also Water Polo, 2015
## Also Water Polo, 2014 and 2015
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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150 x2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150 x2152
Tom Saxe, Athletics, 760-744-1150 x2989