SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A total of 29 UC Santa Barbara student-athletes were named to the 2018 Big West All-Academic Team, the conference announced late last week.
UCSB had four more student-athletes honored on the 2018 All-Academic Team than in 2017, when 25 Gauchos were named. The 29 members this year put UCSB in a tie with UC Davis for most in the Big West, as fellow UC schools UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Riverside all had 29 as well to pace the conference.
To earn Big West All-Academic status, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, complete one full academic year at the institution prior to the season for which the award is being given (true freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible), and participate in at least 50% of the team's contests. Men's and women's cross country student-athletes are able to fulfill the participation requirement by competing in the Big West Championship.
Among UCSB's programs, women's volleyball shined as seven of its 11 eligible All-Academic players were named to the team. Women's soccer contributed the most overall with eight, while men's soccer had six. Men's and women's cross country rounded things out with four honorees each.
A record total of 224 student-athletes from the league's nine member teams and associate men's soccer member Sacramento State were named to the fall squad. To view the complete 2018 Fall Academic All-Big West Team, click here.
All of UCSB's honorees are listed below.
|UCSB Fall 2018 All-Big West Honorees|
|Women's Volleyball (7)|
|Rowan Ennis||Jr.||Environmental Studies||Virginia Beach, Va.|
|Annie Hasselmann||Sr.||Psychology||San Diego, Calif.|
|Kobie Jimenez||So.||Film & Media Studies||Ventura, Calif.|
|Emilia Petrachi||Sr.||Biological Sciences||Modena, Italy|
|Charlie Robinson||Jr.||Communication||Pacific Palisades, Calif.|
|Lexi Rottman||Sr.||Sociology||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|Lindsey Ruddins||Sr.||Sociology||Laguna Niguel, Calif.|
|Women's Soccer (8)|
|Jessica Clegg||Sr.||Environmental Studies||San Diego, Calif.|
|Sophia Dertorossian||Jr.||Sociology||San Mateo, Calif.|
|Mallory Hromatko||Sr.||Sociology||Danville, Calif.|
|Ryan Kokoska||Sr.||Environmental Studies||Carmel, Ind.|
|Sydney Magnin||Sr.||Sociology||Temecula, Calif.|
|Christine Maurer||So.||Undecided||Temecula, Calif.|
|Jessica Parque||Sr.||Sociology||Pacifica, Calif.|
|Cate Post||So.||Undecided||Hermosa Beach, Calif.|
|Men's Soccer (6)|
|Joseph Ammer||Sr.||Economics||Dornwang, Germany|
|Noah Billingsley||Jr.||Undecided||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Kaya Fabbretti||So.||Pre-Economics||San Jose, Calif.|
|William Gillingham||So.||Pre-Political Science||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Mateo Restrepo-Mejia||Jr.||Pre-Biology||Toronto, Canada|
|Ignacio Tellechea||Jr.||Global Studies||Madrid, Spain|
|Women's Cross Country (4)|
|Madison Meade||So.||Environmental Studies||Roseville, Calif.|
|Miranda Ross||Sr.||Communication||Tacoma, Wash.|
|Sienna Serrao||Jr.||Communication||Dana Point, Calif.|
|Victoria Yanco||Sr.||Environmental Studies||Dana Point, Calif.|
|Men's Cross Country (4)|
|James Douglass||Sr.||Mathematical Sciences||Shorewood, Wis.|
|Bryan Johnson||Jr.||Mechanical Engineering||Encinitas, Calif.|
|Nick Randazzo||So.||Environmental Studies||Ventura, Calif.|
|Thomas Wilfert||So.||Economics & Accounting||Dana Point, Calif.|