June 29, 2012
Long Beach, Calif. -
28 Long Beach State student-athletes were honored by qualifying for Big West Academic All-Conference honors, which were released today by the conference for both the winter and spring sports sponsored by the Big West.
To be eligible for Academic All-Conference honors, student-athletes have to have completed at least one full season of competition prior to 2012, carry a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participate in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.
Softball and women's track and field had the most players honored for Long Beach State, each with six. For softball, Emily Gregorio, Taylor Petty, Alisha Rosen, Nalani St. Germain, Brianna Stephan, and Loni Tyler all qualified for selection. The six honorees in softball was tied with Pacific for the most among all competing universities, in addition to the 49ers on-field success which saw the team win the Big West championship.
Women's track and field also had six honorees, as Alisia Barajas, Rebecca Hamilton, Kayla Kamaka, Kristen Kiefer, Alexandrea Kruthers, and Aiyana Welsh were all named Academic All-Big West. From the men's side, Michael Vaughn was also honored.
Among the winter sports, senior Tipesa Moorer of women's basketball represented the 49ers, one of 23 total student-athletes on the winter sports list.
Long Beach State also had 11 players honored from the fall sports, bringing the total to 39 different student-athletes over the course of the 2011-12 academic year. Long Beach State also defended its Big West Commissioner's Cup title, winning for the second season in a row in 2011-12.
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