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Long Beach State Places 18 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

Jan. 16, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. -

Long Beach State placed 18 student-athletes on the 2013 Big West Fall All-Academic Team, the conference announced on Thursday. Student-athlete from the four fall sports at The Beach (women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s cross country and men’s cross country) were represented on the All-Academic Team.

A total of 190 student-athlete from the nine member institutions were honored on the 2013 Big West Conference Fall All-Academic team for the sports of women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, complete one full academic year at the member institution prior to the season for which the award is being received (at least a sophomore academically), and compete in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.

The women’s volleyball team led the fall sports at The Beach with six student-athletes on the All-Academic team. Women’s soccer placed five on the annual list. The men’s cross country had four honorees and women’s cross country had three.

Below are all the honorees from Long Beach State by sport.

Men’s Cross Country
Tim Bergstrom; Sophomore; Mechanical Engineering; Lake Forest, Calif.
Jake Dawson; Senior; Geography; Costa Mesa, Calif.
Chris Enriquez; Junior; Anthropology; Downey, Calif.
Heath Reedy; Junior English; Creative Writing WCC; Clovis, Calif.

Women’s Cross Country
Taylor Goto; Senior; Human Development; Anaheim, Calif.
Caitlin Turner; Sophomore; Pre-Kindergarten Exercise Science; Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Hillary Zator; Senior; FCS Fashion Merchandising; Mission Viejo, Calif.

Women’s Soccer
Kristyn Benavidez; Senior; Communications; Long Beach, Calif.
Melanie Fox; Sophomore; Communications; Valencia, Calif.
Kassidy Hause; Senior; Human Development; Long Beach, Calif.
Hannah Sanders; Sophomore; Psychology; Valley Center, Calif.
Natalie Zeenni; Junior; American Studies; Arcadia, Calif.

Women’s Volleyball
Delainey Aigner-Swesey; Senior; Biology; Wrightwood, Calif.
Haleigh Hampton; Senior; Communication Studies; Huntington Beach, Calif.
Erin Juley; Junior; Psychology; LaGrange, Ill.
Bre Mackie; Junior; Sport Psychology; Redding, Calif.
Alex Reid; Sophomore; Sport Psychology; Aurora, Colo.
Tiara Wallace; Sophomore; Psychology; Culver City, Calif.



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