ESPN1280 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK- Freshman Forward Dakota Saunders posted a double-double as Men’s Basketball brought a road win back on Saturday from Alameda, 86-70, in the only contest of the week for Cuesta Athletics. Saunders came off the bench to score 13 points and pull down a game-high 16 rebounds in the game. On defense, he also blocked five shots and anchored a Cuesta defense that held their host, who are also nicknamed the Cougars, to less than 40% shooting from the field. Saunders' double-double marked the first time this season has reached double-digits in either statistical category.

 

WRESTLING- COMING UP-  Wrestling heads to the CCCAA Regional Championships this Saturday at Rio Hondo College in Whittier. The Cougars finished 5th in the SouthEast Conference and are currently ranked 13th in the State and 7th in Southern California. The Cuesta squad is built more for tournaments than dual meets, so expect All-SEC Wrestlers Annthony Stenschke and Humprey Quirie, who are ranked 6th and 7th in the State in their respective divisions, to lead the way. Sophomore Victor Bryson and Freshman Jesse Stoy are currently ranked just outside the Top 8, but are poised to score plenty of points for the grapplers this Saturday.   LAST WEEK: Wrestling has not competed since November 10, so the wrestlers are rested and ready to go this weekend.  

MEN’S BASKETBALL- LAST WEEK:  Men's Basketball enjoyed a post-Thanksgiving Feast on Saturday with a win in Alameda, 86-70.  Three members of the squad posted double-doubles on the night.  Freshman Forward Dakota Saunders came off the bench to score 13 points and also post game-highs with 16 rebounds and five blocked shots.  All-WSC Forward Iker Cruz led the Cougars with 19 points and pulled down an even dozen boards, with six on coming on each end of the court.  All-WSC Guard Joshua Wilson-Murry was right behind Cruz with 18 points and grabbed 10 boards of his own to help lead the Cougars to victory.  Cuesta improved to 5-2 on the season.   COMING UP-  Cuesta heads back North, but on the otherside of the Bay, when they play in the Cabrillo Tournament in Santa Cruz on Saturday and Sunday.  They face host Cabrillo on Saturday (7 PM) and face Foothill, in the first of their two pre-scheduled meetings, on Sunday (5 PM)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL-   COMING UP-  Women's Basketball hosts the 35th Phillips 66 Classic this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Cougars are joined by local rival Allan Hancock, along with ranked teams #12 American River and #14 West LA, as well as, Monterey Peninsula, Las Positas, Porterville, and San Diego City. The Cougars open the double-elimination tournament against Porterville on Thursday (8 PM) and play either Las Positas or Monterey Peninsula on Friday. The Phillips 66 Title (5 PM), 3rd Place (3 PM), and Consolation (1 PM) games will be played on Saturday. This is the 35th year of the Phillips 66 Classic and the Cuesta is chasing its eighth title overall and 4th under Coach Ron Barba, however American River, on the other side of the bracket, is the returning Champion and beat the Cougars in the last year's title game. Expect a weekend full of great basketball!!! LAST WEEK:  Women's Basketball did not play last week.  

 

 

 

Cuesta College

Female Athlete of the Month

October 2018

Kaylie Griffin Volleyball 

            Cuesta College Athletics Department is proud to announce this month’s selections for the Cuesta Athlete of the Month.  This distinct honor recognizes two Cuesta College Athletes each month during the school year who have performed to the highest standards in their sport.  Our female selection for is October is Sophomore Middle Blocker Kaylie Griffin.

All Western State Conference First Team Kaylie Griffin ended her second season regarded as one of the finest Middle Blockers in the State.  Kaylie led the Cougars to a 3-1 record in November, which included a pair of dominant performances against Top 20 teams Moorpark and Ventura.  All season she was at her best in big games and floored a combined 32 kills and stuffed 10 blocks against the rival Raiders and Pirates.   On the season, Kaylie led the Cougars with 250 kills, 10th best all time at Cuesta, and paced the team with a .322 hitting percentage.  A dominant force at the net, she also led the Cougars with a school record 107 total blocks, which was also the 3rd best total in the State.  Kaylie ends her Cuesta career ranked 2nd all time with 193 total blocks and 13th all time with 349 kills. 

  Women’s Volleyball finished the season 11-14 overall and in 3rd place in the Western State Conference.     

 

Cuesta College

Male Athlete of the Month

October 2018

 Mason Smith Water Polo

 Cuesta College Athletics Department is proud to announce this month’s selections for the Cuesta Athlete of the Month.  This distinct honor recognizes two Cuesta College Athletes each month during the school year who have performed to the highest standards in their sport.  Our male selection for is October is Freshman Goaltender Mason Smith.

 Freshman Goaltender Mason Smith has been the backbone of the Men’s Water Polo team and anchored the team’s stalwart defense.  As a Redshirt-Freshman, Mason was one of the veteran leaders on a team that boasted only one true sophomore.  He collected 171 saves in the goal and posted an 18-9 won-loss record, while leading the Cougars to their 40th consecutive playoff campaign.  Mason was selected as the Goaltender on the 2018 All-Western State Conference First Team and was named to the CCCAA All State Second Team.

Cuesta Water Polo finished the 2nd in the Western State Conference and advanced to the program’s 40 straight playoff berth.  The season ended in the second round of the 2018 CCCAA Regional Playoffs.  The Cougars finished the season 22-10 overall.

 

 

 

Marsh Honored as Cuesta College’s Coach of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 29, 2018)- Cuesta Men’s Swim & Dive Coach John Marsh has been recognized as the 2017-18 Cuesta College Coach of the Year.  This is Marsh’s second time to be honored for his work as Cuesta’s Men’s Swim & Dive Coach.  Marsh led his Aqua-Cats to the 2018 Western State Conference title and to 7th place at the 2018 CCCAA State Swim & Dive Championships.  In the pool, Cuesta’s 53rd recipient of the George Silveria Career Student-Athlete Award Austin Barton led the team.  Barton and fellow All Americans Sean Mylan and Dan Lambert all won two individual events to power the Cougars to the conference title and returned them to the State’s Top 10 State with multiple CCCAA State Championship final appearances. Marsh, who also coaches men’s water polo and women’s swim & dive, has been recognized as the Western State Conference Coach of the Year nine times, including twice for men’s swim and dive, over his 15 years at Cuesta.    

This award recognizes the highest level of coaching achieved at Cuesta College during a year of competition.  It was first officially presented in 2009.  The award is based on a mathematical formula that weighs a coach’s individual performance as well as the on-field success of his/her team.  

Cuesta Coaches Award

Cuesta College Coach of the Year (est. 2009)

2008-09          Mike Napoli, Women’s Tennis

2009-10          Rusty Blair, Men’s Basketball

2010-11          Joe Dansby, Wrestling

2011-12          Brian Locher, Women’s Cross Country

2012-13          John Marsh, Men’s Swim & Dive

2013-14          Joe Dansby, Wrestling

2014-15          Joe Dansby, Wrestling

2015-16          Bob Miller, Baseball

2016-17          Brian Locher, Men’s Cross Country

2017-18        John Marsh, Men’s Swim & Dive

  

Andrew Navigato and Torie White Named Cuesta’s

2018 Outstanding Athletes of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 8, 2018) – In 2003 the Cuesta Athletic Department instituted its first true Athlete of the Year Award.  The coaching staff was encouraged to nominate their best athlete for the award and committee was created that would weigh performance as the highest criteria.  Today Cuesta announced its Outstanding Athletes of the Year for the sixteenth time. This year’s winners are Baseball Star Andrew Navigato (Riverside) and Aquatic Star Torie White (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS).  Both of athletes led their teams to the post-season and established themselves as state-level elite athletes.  

2018 Western State Conference Player of the Year Andrew Navigato (Riverside) displayed excellence at the plate, on the bases, and in the field as one of the State’s elite players.  He led the Cougars in runs scored (44), Triples (6), Runs Batted In (52), and batting average (.387).  As a 2018 All State First Team player, Navigato played every game and led the team into the playoffs by ending the regular season riding a 23-game hitting streak.  A two-time all-WSC First Team selection and two-time Cuesta Team MVP, Navigato played to win and put himself on the line in every game.  He holds the school record with 28 hit by pitches and is 10th all-time with 100 career hits.  Coach Bob Miller says, “Andrew has been a team leader the past two seasons.  He is having one of the best offensive seasons in years at Cuesta.  He has been a huge part of our success.  His leadership and influence has been a major bonus as well.” 

All American Swimmer Torie White (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS) is one of the most competitive athletes to ever suit up for Cuesta.  She won two Western State Conference titles this year, in the 50 and 100 freestyles, and is poised to earn All American honors in three events after reaching the State Finals in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles.  Torie has established herself as one of the all time greats in Cuesta’s dominant aquatics program.  She ranks 2nd all time at Cuesta in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 50-butterfly.  She also posted Cuesta Top 10 marks this season in the 200-freestyle, 100-butterfly, 200-backstroke and both the 100 and 400-individual medleys.  In addition, Torie swam the anchor leg on two of Cuesta record relays during her freshman season.  In her other sport, Torie was named to the 2017 All-Western State Conference First Team for water polo and led Cuesta to the second round of the CCCAA Regional Playoffs.  She scored 40 goals and dished out a team-high 43 assists for the Cuesta Poloists.

Swim Coach John Marsh says, “Torie is a fierce competitor, who showed great sportsmanship, regardless of her winning or losing the race. Torie was joy to coach and be around.”

Water Polo Coach Pete Schuler says, “Torie is an amazing young woman and never holds back in anything she does, no matter the odds, the score or the distance.  She is a leader in and out of the pool and always pushes people to do and be their best.”

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

2003           David Lamar, Carpinteria, CA (Baseball)              

2004           Kevin Bradley, Long Beach, CA (Water Polo, Swim)        

2005           Mike Brown, Davis, CA (Baseball)                        

2006           Jeff Chaney, Arroyo Grande, CA (Water Polo)                 

2007           Michael Williams, Sutter Creek, CA (Wrestling)               

2008           Quentin Cate, Cambria, CA (Baseball)         

2009           Tom Schumacher, Dudelange, LUX (Basketball)             

2010           Roger Guardia, Matadepera, ESP (Basketball)                

2011           Eric Marsh, Arroyo Grande, CA (Water Polo)         

2012           Malte Kramer, Freiburg, DEU (Basketball)            

2013           Brady Moore, Santa Barbara, CA (Water Polo)               

2014           Georan Meendering, Visalia, CA (Swimming)        

2015           Connor Fisher, Lake Isabella, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2016           Brendan Jenkins, Pleasanton, CA (Baseball)                  

2017           Sean McDermott, Kings Beach, CA (Cross Country)

2018          Andrew Navigato, Riverside, CA (Baseball)                                                                     

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

 2003           Shanna DeMichelle, Napa, CA (Swim)

2004           Christina Reyes, Los Osos, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2005           Jessie Ritchie, Arroyo Grande, CA (Tennis)

2006           Lindsay Campana, Templeton, CA (Softball)

2007           Whitney Levicki, Santa Cruz, CA (Water Polo)

2008           Julie Coelho, Lemoore, CA (Volleyball)

2009           Chloe Redman, Morro Bay, CA (Tennis)

2010           Kelly Barmann, Cimarron, NM (Cross Country)

2011           Alexandria Bernard, Porterville, CA (Water Polo, Swim)

2012           Devon Kelsey, Atascadero, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2013           Kryn Masutani, Honolulu, HI (Softball)

2014           Riley Cooks, Coarsegold, CA (Volleyball, Track)

2015           Rachel Gruetzmacher, Atascadero, CA (Water Polo, Swim)

2016           Augusta Thomason, San Diego, CA (Track)  

2017           Miranda Daschian, Atascadero, CA (Cross Country, Track)

2018          Torie White, Los Osos, CA (Swim) 

Austin Barton Named Cuesta’s

2018 George Silveria Memorial Student-Athlete Award

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 8, 2018) - The George Silveria Memorial Student/Athlete Career Award was established in 1966 by the Booster Club Board of Directors to honor and serve as a memorial for George Silveria. George was a graduate of San Luis Obispo District Junior College in 1948. He was the captain of the Championship football team in 1947, he was an executive member of the student body, and he was a very good student and was extensively involved in the community. He was well respected by his teammates, coaches, teachers and fellow peers. He truly exemplified the meaning of student/athlete. George served in World War II and died of Leukemia in 1961. The award has been given annually and from 1966 to 2002 as the Cuesta Athlete of the Year Award. Cuesta began giving a men’s and a women’s award in 1978 and did so until 2003, when Cuesta established the Outstanding Athlete of the Year Award, which left the George Silveria Award to stand on its own as a career award. It was decided that the merits emphasized by the award were not restricted by gender and the athletic department returned to only one award per year. This is the 53rd year of Cuesta College Athletics and the 53rd year of the George Silveria Award.
The award takes into consideration the student/athletes’ career as an athlete, their involvement in the college and community, sportsmanship, citizenship, coachability and leadership on and off the field. In a sense, this award exemplifies type of athlete we strive to mold here at Cuesta.
The 2018 George Silveria Athletic Career Award winner is Aquatic Star Austin Barton (Albany, OR).  Barton competed in both water polo and swimming for two seasons.  In his individual sport, swimming, Barton possesses outstanding speed, however it is his overall athleticism that also made him a star in water polo.    

Barton is a two-time CCCAA State Qualifier in swimming and earned All American honors in the 50-freestyle as a freshman and should add honors in the 100 and 200 freestyles to earn All American in three events this Spring.  He is a two-time Cuesta Men’s Swim & Dive Team MVP and led the team to the 2018 Western State Conference title and to 7th place at the CCCAA State Swim & Dive Championships.  Barton won Western State Conference titles in the 100 and 200 this season, but was second in the circuit in the 50-freestyle, which was the only event he won as a freshman. He owns Cuesta record marks in the non-championship 50-breaststroke (:28.39) and 100-individual medley (:57.93) and is in the Top 10 for a total of six events.  In his specialty, Barton ranks 3rd all time in both the 50-freestyle (:20.90) and 100-freestyle (:45.91) and 5th in the 200-freestyle (1:42.36).   

Barton was a two-year starter on Cuesta Men’s Water Polo team and led the Cougars to a pair of playoff berths.  The Cougars were a combined 44-29 over his two campaigns and Barton was the Cougars’ top fastbreak threat and one of the team’s best outside shooters.  He scored 84 goals in his two seasons and earned all-conference 2nd team as a sophomore. 

Barton twice earned All-Western State Conference Academic honors competed at Cuesta College and has compiled a 3.5 GPA over his first three semesters.  He has accepted a scholarship to compete in water polo and swimming at Concordia-Irvine next year. 

George Silveria Career Student-Athlete

1966                                       Ray Sayler (Football, Basketball, Baseball)

1967                                       Mark Anderson (Cross Country, Track & Field)

1968                                       Jim Sunderland (Wrestling)

1969                                       Richard Abney (Football, Wrestling)

1970                                       Steve Mowrey (Golf)

1971                                       Larry Ramos (Football, Wrestling)

1972                                       George Palmer (Wrestling)

1973                                       Camillo Alarcio (Football, Wrestling)

1974                                       Paul Kinne (Football, Baseball)

1975                                       Rusty Kuntz (Football, Basketball, Baseball)

                                               & Dave Rusco (Basketball, Baseball)

1976                                       Kevin Hunstad (Football, Wrestling)

1977                                       Randy Roeder (Football, Baseball)

                        Male                                                    Female

1978               Edmund Alarcio (FB, MTF)              Laura McCarthy (WXC, WTF)

1979               Shawn Kuhn (MBB, Golf)                Celeste Martyn (WXC, WTF)

1980               Steve Mitchell (MBB, MTF)               Catherine Belcher (WXC, WTF, SB)

1981               Gregg Fambrough (MWP, MSD)       Joanne Cooper (VB)

1982               Tom McKeown (MXC, MTF)             Heidi Hausner (VB, WSD)

1983               Matt Armbruster (MXC, MTF)          Karen Canfield (SB)

1984               Bill Lucia (MWP, MSD)                      Toni Venturini (VB)

1985               Sean Chambers (MBB, MTF)           Kelly Buzza (WXC, WTF)

1986               Hank Peterson (MWP, MSD)            Tracey Ross (WXC, WTF)

1987               Karl Blum (MWP, MSD)                    Cathy Jones (WXC, WTF)

1988               Todd Bates (MWP, MSD)                  Jennifer Bland (WSD)

                       & Kelly Porter (MWP, MSD)

1989               Brad Dodge (MT)                               Vanessa Hornbuckle (VB, WBB)

                                                                                    & Kathryn Krieger (WXC, WTF)

1990               Steve Long (MWP, MSD)                   Monica Castro (WT)

1991               Dean Jefferis (MWP, MSD)               Melissa McCormick (WSD)

                                                                                   & Cee Cee Yancy (WBB)

1992               Geoff Bradshaw (MTF)                    Alyssa Van Schmus (WTF)

1993               Kipp Ortenberger (MXC, MTF)         Erin Breeze (VB, WBB)

1994               Kipp Ortenberger (MXC, MTF)         Wendy Ward (VB, WBB)

1995               Mike Barrow (MWP, MSD)                Courtney Peters (WT)

1996               Shannon Lamb (MWP, MSD)           Carrie Musolff (VB, WBB, WT)

1997               Marco Hanlon (BB)                           Anicia Bonds (WBB, WTF)

1998               Mark Merlo (MWP, MSD)                   Ashley Messer (VB, WBB)

1999               Chris Lund (MWP, MSD)                   Ashley Messer (VB, WBB)

2000               Sergio Reyes (MXC, MTF)                Mary Benson (WWP, WSD)

2001               Patrick Furelos (MWP, MSD)            Melinda Flores (WXC, WTF)

2002               Doug Leach (MWP, MSD)                  Courtney Christy (WWP, WSD)

2003                                       Katie Dacus (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2004                                       Christina Reyes (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2005                                       Bryan Etnrye (Water Polo, Swim& Dive)

2006                                       Chris Stehula (Cross Country, Track, Swim & Dive)

2007                                       Becca Reyes (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2008                                       Ian Starkie (Water Polo, Swim& Dive)

2009                                       Tammy Barksdale (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2010                                       Kayla Cribbs (Volleyball, Basketball)

2011                                       Evan Norton (Water Polo, Swim& Dive)

2012                                       Alexandria Bernard (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2013                                       Erin Casey (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

                                               & Matt Giancanelli (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2014                                       Riley Cooks (Volleyball, Track & Field)

2015                                       Rachel Gruetzmacher (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

2016                                       Aly Voth (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2017                                       Sean McDermott (Cross Country, Track & Field)

2018                                       Austin Barton (Water Polo, Swim & Dive)

 

Mia Viss and Chandler Mankins Named Cuesta’s

2018 Warren Hansen Scholar-Athletes of the Year

SAN LUIS OBISPO (May 8, 2017) – In 2002 the Cuesta Athletic Department established and named the Warren Hansen Scholar-Athlete Award in recognition of former Cuesta Athletic Director Warren Hansen’s 36-year commitment to academic excellence.  A student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and be nominated on the basis of their citizenship and athletic performance. Both of the athletes will represent Cuesta at the Conference and State as Cuesta College’s CCCAA Scholar Award nominees. This year’s winners are both All American Water Polo Goaltenders- Mia Viss (Modesto) and Chandler Mankins (Pismo Beach: Arroyo Grande HS)

Mia Viss is a three-time Western State Conference Scholar-Athlete in the classroom and was twice accorded All-Western State Conference First Team in the pool.  She was Cuesta Women’s Water Polo’s Team MVP this season and was recognized as the top goaltender in the State.  She led the CCCAA with a Cuesta school record 375 saves and earned All American honors.  Mia ended her two-year Cuesta career holding nearly all of the school’s goaltending records.  She also swam for the Cougars for two seasons.  Mia is Majoring in Public Health and has posted a 3.97 GPA over her first three semesters at Cuesta College. 

Chandler Mankins re-started his water polo career spending two years on his Mission.  He is a two-time Western State Conference Scholar-Athlete in the classroom and a two-time All-Western State Conference First Team in the pool.  He was named all-State Second Team each of the past two seasons and earned All American honors this past Fall.  Chandler also reached the CCCAA State Meet in swimming this season as part of a relay.  Chandler is a Political Science Major and has posted a 3.74 GPA at Cuesta College.

Both Mia and Chandler shall represent Cuesta at the Conference and State level as Cuesta College’s CCCAA Scholar Award nominees.  Their nominations will move forward to the conference level in September. 

Cuesta has earned more CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Awards than any other community college. 

Male                                                                  Female

2002    Savio Gomes (Water Polo)                    Virlena Bascos (Basketball)

2003    Jeremy Waldram (Wrestling)               Leilani Greene (X-Country/Track)

2004    Kevin Bradley (Water Polo/Swim)       Chelsea Tallcott (Soccer)

2005    Jared Hollows (Track)                         Lauren Villa (Basketball)

2006    Jon Jordan (Track)                              Clare Nowel (X-Country/Track)

2007    Mark Stephen (Water Polo)                   Haley Woeste (Basketball)

2008    Quinn Clair (Baseball)                         Majida Fazal (X-Country/Track)

2009    Miles Wallace (Wrestling)                    Chloe Redman (Tennis)

2010    Demian Nelson (Diving)                        Alex Ramirez (Softball)

2011    Nic Lalanne (Water Polo)                      Kaysea Woods (Soccer)

2012    Malte Kramer (Basketball)                   Ensley Allmon (Volleyball)

2013    Spencer Silva (Water Polo)                   Julia Mills (X-Country/Track)

2014    Geoff Merker (Wrestling)                      Karissa Sternfels (Water Polo/Swim)

2015    John Sinclair (Wrestling)                     Molly Casey (Water Polo/Swim)

2016    Nick Rutckyj (Baseball)                       Keiley Hansen (Soccer)

2017    Modan Goldman (Wrestling)                Miranda Daschian (X-Country/Track)

2018   Chandler Mankins (Water Polo/Swim)  Mia Viss (Water Polo/Swim)   

 

CUESTA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2018 SPRING ATHLETIC HONOR ROLL                                             

SAN LUIS OBISPO (June 15, 2018)-- Cuesta has compiled the names of 68 individuals who have risen to the top of Cuesta College’s 2018 spring scholar-athlete list, including several repeat honorees.  The success of Cuesta student-athletes is significant, as is the fact that 52.3% of Cuesta College athletes made the honor roll and earned 2018 All Western State Conference Academic Team status.  Three athletes posted perfect marks- Cager Nic Gabsch (Melbourne, AUS), Swimmer Chandler Mankins (Pismo Beach: Arroyo Grande HS), and Track Star Josiah Gilbert (Paso Robles HS) were the only student-athletes to post a perfect 4.0.  In addition, fifteen Cuesta sophomores made their second appearance on the Spring Honor Roll and a further 11 athletes were also named to their 2017 All Western State Conference First Team as athletes- 2018 Cuesta Athletes of the Year Torie White (Los Osos: Morro Bay HS) and Andrew Navigato (Riverside), plus George Silveria Career-Athlete Austin Barton (Albany, OR) were joined by fellow swimmers Dan Lambert (Kodiak HS, AK) and Sean Mylan (Atascadero HS), Basketball MVPs Noah Saunders (Pittsburgh, PA) and Courtney Barba (Santa Maria: Righetti HS); as well as Diamond Stars Chandler Hughes (Santa Barbara: Dunn School), Nik Pagan (San Bernardino), and Alec Smith (Santa Cruz) from baseball and Sydney Doherty (Tustin: Foothill HS) from Softball, along with Track Stars Roxanne Nolan (Morro Bay HS), Evan Stork (SLO HS), and Luke Nickelson (Fresno: Nipomo HS).  

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 men's basketball team led the way with a combined 3.386 grade point average, while swimming led the women’s teams with a 3.238 GPA.

                Cuesta athletes traditionally excel in the classroom and this semester was no exception.  Cuesta’s athletes combined to complete 94.6% of their classes for a 3.009 GPA.  The complete 2018 Cuesta College Spring Student-Athlete Honor Roll is attached to this release.

 

All of the spring sport athletes also earned Western State Conference All Academic team honors

The honor roll was also well represented by local athletes:  SAN LUIS OBISPO HS (6): Emerson Trout (MSD), Sofia Terry (WSD), Kobi Kelly (MTF), Nick Maldonado (MTF), Evan Stork (MTF), Tiana Arata (WTF); PASO ROBLES (4): Matt Keller (BB), Josiah Gilbert (MTF), Damian Navarro (MTF), Gwen Lundy (WTF); MORRO BAY (3):  Tyler Chivens (BB), Torie White (WSD), Roxanne Nolan (WTF);  ARROYO GRANDE (2): Chandler Mankins (MSD), Anthony Gonzalez (MTF); ATASCADERO (2): Sean Moller (BB), Faith Archibald (WSD); NIPOMO (1): Luke Nickelson (MTF); TEMPLETON HS (1): Maddie Laskey (SB); COAST UNION (0).

 

M Basketball (MBB)          3.386

W Swim/Dive (WSD)        3.238

Softball (SB)                        3.031

W Basketball (WBB)         3.022

M Swim/Dive (MSD)         2.999

Baseball (BB)                       2.995

M Track/Field (MTF)         2.816

W Track/Field (WTF)         2.775

2018

Spring Semester

Athletic Honor Roll

Zachary Amante- Baseball

Haley Antonini- Softball

Tiana Arata- Track

Faith Archibald- Swimming

Spencer Bade- Basketball

Courtney Barba- Basketball

Gabe Barthelmass- Baseball

Austin Barton- Swimming

Zack Berohn- Baseball

Megan Black- Softball

Garrett Brown- Baseball

Jorge Bueno- Basketball

Tyler Chivens- Baseball

Iker Cruz- Basketball

Connor Davis- Baseball

Sydney Doherty- Softball

Victoris Donis- Swimming

Jimmy Escobar- Track

Michael Escobar- Track

Ryan Estrada- Swimming

Piper Fluegge- Swimming

Nic Gabsch- Basketball

Josiah Gilbert- Track

Mathieu Giroud- Basketball

Farrah Gomes- Softball

Anthony Gonzalez- Track

Mason Grotto- Baseball

Chandler Hughes- Baseball

Summer Hurt- Swimming

Ian Irvine- Baseball

Matt Keller- Baseball

Kobi Kelly- Track

Dan Lambert- Swimming

Maddie Laskey- Softball

Mario Lopez- Baseball

Gwen Lundy- Track

Rodrigo Majarin- Basketball

Nick Maldonado- Track

Chandler Mankins- Swimming

Ruben Mercado- Baseball

Jackson Metcalfe- Swimming

Sean Moller- Baseball

Jed Moscot- Baseball

Damian Navarro- Track

Andrew Navigato- Baseball

Crystal Newsom- Swimming

Luke Nickelson- Track

Roxanne Nolan- Track

Nik Pagan- Baseball

Tyler Parsley- Track

Macy Rivas-Clark- Track

Austin Rust- Track

George Sammon- Baseball

Amber Santana- Swimming

Noah Saunders- Basketball

Makenna Schwarz- Swimming

Emiliano Scully Lopez- Basketball

Alec Smith- Baseball

Logan Smith- Swimming

Shaine Sorensen- Swimming

Evan Stork- Track

Sofia Terry- Swimming

Daphne Torres- Softball

Emerson Trout- Swimming

Cole Tucker- Baseball

Mia Viss- Swimming

Torie White- Swimming

 

Cuesta College Athletic Programs are funded through a combined effort of the College District,

Associated Students of Cuesta College and, The Athletic Booster Club