SAN LUIS OBISPO (July 2, 2015)-- Cuesta has compiled the names of 60 individuals who have risen to the top of Cuesta College’s 2015 spring scholar-athlete list, including several repeat honorees. The success of Cuesta student-athletes is significant, as is the fact that 53.6% of Cuesta College athletes made the honor roll and earned 2015 All Western State Conference Academic Team status. Eighteen athletes also made their second appearance on the honor roll, while two sport stars Molly Casey (Coarsegold), the 2015 Cuesta Warren Hansen Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Danny Fennessy (South Pasadena HS), Alex Hascall (Nipomo HS), and Colton Privett (Fresno) each made the honor roll for their fourth straight semester.


In addition, fifteen athletes were also named to their 2015 All Western State Conference First Team as athletes- Baseball players Josh Falco (Sacramento), Brendan Jenkins (Pleasanton) and, James Kannenberg (Colorado); Softballers Savanna Johnson (Antelope HS) and Marissa Tabares (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS); Swimmers Calvin Gonder (Santa Cruz: SLO HS), Haylee Mariucci (Templeton HS) and Molly Casey (Coarsegold); Track stars Calvin Herman (Tehachapi HS), Connor Fisher (Lake Isabella), Brandon Messerly (Temecula) and Lawrence Stokes (Las Vegas, NV); and Cagers Rafael Casanova (Spain), Tayler Thompson (Sonora HS) and Jerrica Crosby (Durango , CO): Morro Bay HS). Outfielder Josh Falco (Sacramento) and Miler Brandon Messerly (Temecula) were the only student-athletes to post a perfect 4.0.


The Cuesta Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll recognizes the student-athletes who have completed 12 units during the past semester with a grade point average of at least a 3.0 and finished in good standing with their respective team. This year the honor roll has representatives from each of the six spring sports and both basketball teams. The women’s swim & dive team led the way with a combined 3.431 grade point average, while men’s track & field led the men’s teams with a 3.063 GPA. The men’s track & field team is the only team to qualify for both the Western State Conference and COA/Pepsi State scholar teams awards; both the women’s swim and track teams missed the minimal team size requirement,

            Cuesta athletes traditionally excel in the classroom and this semester was no exception. Cuesta’s athletes combined to complete 95.4% of their classes for a 2.994 GPA. All of the athletes listed below are part of the 2015 Cuesta College Spring Student-Athlete Honor Roll.


All of the spring sport athletes also earned Western State Conference All Academic team honors (Basketball is tabulated with the fall sports).

The honor roll was also well represented by local athletes:

SAN LUIS OBISPO (4): RJ Hassey (BB), Amelene Bartlett (WSD), Calvin Gonder (MSD), RJ Hassey (BB)

LOS OSOS (3): Dan Beavers (BB), Marissa Tabares (SB), Daniel Van Beurden (MTF)

ATASCADERO (3): Joel Jandle (MTF), Matt Seminara (MTF), Melody Ayers (WBB)

TEMPLETON (2): Jennifer Hulfachor (WTF), Haylee Mariucci (WSD)

PASO ROBLES (1): Ande Miller (WSD)

MORRO BAY (1): Jerrica Crosby (WBB)

ARROYO GRANDE (1): Hissam El-Effendi (MSD)

NIPOMO (1): Alex Hascall (MTF)


W Swim/Dive (WSD)  3.431

W Track/Field (WTF)            3.198

M Track/Field (MTF) 3.063

Softball (SB)               2.956

W Basketball (WBB)  2.899

M Swim/Dive (MSD)  2.853

Baseball (BB)              2.780

M Basketball (MBB)   2.756



Spring Semester

Athletic Honor Roll


Matteo Abreu- Track

Keana Arnold- Softball

Melody Ayers- Basketball

Amelene Bartlett- Swimming

Josselyn Beutler- Track

Dan Beavers- Baseball

Rafael Casanova- Basketball

Molly Casey- Swimming

Jonah Cole- Track

Jerrica Crosby- Basketball

Joe Dreyer- Track

Adam Driedger- Track

Hissam El-Effendi- Swimming

Alex Fagalde- Baseball

Josh Falco- Baseball

Danny Fennessy- Swimming

Connor Fisher- Track

Alex Hascall- Track

Ashley Gamber- Basketball

Oliviah Gemperle- - Track/ Basketball

Jackson Gentes- Baseball

Calvin Gonder- Swimming

RJ Hassey- Baseball

Calvin Herman- Track

Ami Hood- Softball

Jennifer Hulfachor- Track

Joel Jandle- Track

Chloe Jankosky- Swimming

Brendan Jenkins- Baseball

Danielle Johnson- Track

Parker Johnson- Track

Savanna Johnson- Softball

James Kannenberg- Baseball

Priscilla Kluis- Track

Haylee Mariucci- Swimming

Gabby Massari- Softball

TK McWhertor- Baseball

Josh Medina- Baseball

Brandon Messerly- Track

Ande Miller- Swimming

Bre Ojala- Softball

Ben Peterson- Basketball

Steven Pico- Baseball

Andrew Pifferini- Baseball

Reanna Powell- Track

Marie Potter- Swimming

Colton Privett- Swimming

Samantha Rachal- Track

Matt Seminara- Track

Nathan Smith- Track

Lawrence Stokes- Track

Trevor Stangle- Track

Mia Taapken- Swimming

Marissa Tabares- Softball

Tayler Thompson- Basketball

Cameron Trichka- Baseball

Matt Tyler- Track

Daniel Van Beurden- Track

Ryan Welsh- Basketball

Trevor Whitsitt- Swimming






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