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UCSD athletes named to All-Academic Team

The UC San Diego Athletics Department announced its second annual All-Academic Team on Thursday, recognizing the top student on each qualifying team for their performance in the classroom in 2009-10.

To qualify for the award, the student-athletes must be currently enrolled at UCSD and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher through the 2009 fall quarter. The student-athlete must also have been a member of the team the previous season.

“It’s great to have an award that recognizes the individuals in our program that really standout in the classroom,” UCSD Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards said. “It’s student-athletes like this who really make us proud in our ongoing pursuit of both academic and athletic excellence.”

Recipients of the UC San Diego All-Academic Team award receive a $500 scholarship towards tuition and expenses.

2009-10 UC San Diego All-Academic Team

— Sport: Recipient, GPA, Major, College

— Baseball: Elias Tuma, 3.9, Cognitive Science, John Muir

— Men’s Cross Country: John Svet, 3.76, Structural Engineering, Earl Warren

— Men’s Fencing: Michael Fong, 3.6687, Bioengineering, Sixth

— Men’s Soccer: David Bakal, 3.876, General Biology, Thurgood Marshall

— Men’s Swimming & Diving: Samuel Duimovich, 3.6866, History, John Muir

— Men’s Tennis: Austin West, 3.8384, Management Science, Earl Warren

— Men’s Track & Field: Gary Ward, 3.7846, Political Science, Thurgood Marshall

— Men’s Volleyball: Alexander Simon, 3.747, Psychology, John Muir

— Men’s Water Polo: Michael Bausback, 3.71, Management Science, Eleanor Roosevelt

— Women’s Basketball: Annette Ilg, 3.5045, General Biology, Earl Warren

— Women’s Cross Country: Kathryn Turner, 3.9517, Urban Studies & Planning, Eleanor Roosevelt

— Women’s Crew: Lynn Nguyen, 3.5943, Computer Science, Earl Warren

— Women’s Fencing: Anne Schnecker, 3.9083, Economics, Eleanor Roosevelt

— Softball: Nicole Saari, 3.85, Communication, John Muir

— Women’s Soccer: Sara Spaventa, 3.8547, Psychology, John Muir

— Women’s Swimming & Diving: Emilie Schnarr, 3.9365, Environmental Systems, John Muir

— Women’s Track & Field: Madeline Weissman, 3.9454, History, John Muir

— Women’s Volleyball: Kathleen Condon, 3.5458, Pre-Human Development, Eleanor Roosevelt

— Women’s Water Polo: Elizabeth Sorenson, 3.651, History, Eleanor Roosevelt