Broncos Earn Academic Honors

Recognizing student-athletes who demonstrate mental and physical discipline on and off the court.

What makes the consummate scholar-athlete? That might be a question for these Broncos, who have exhibited the mental and physical discipline to perform well on the field or court while showing their acumen when it comes to coursework, too.

• Cross-country’s Shannon Bell was named to ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-District VIII team following a season that saw her finish second at the WCC Championships while majoring in combined sciences and setting the pace with a 4.0 grade-point average. “We have so many student-athletes who carry outstanding GPAs in our program here at Santa Clara,” says cross- country head coach Tom Service, “but Shannon is the perfect example of achieving excellence in the classroom and also, in her case, on the cross-country course.”

• Tennis players Jan Macek, Bobby Rasmussen, and Kim Daniel all earned spots on the WCC’s Spring All-Academic team. Macek is graduating a year early with a degree in finance and a 3.57 GPA. Rasmussen, an accounting major, sports a 3.46 GPA—and this is the second consecutive year that he has been honored by the WCC for his academic prowess. Daniel, also an accounting major, boasts a 3.92 GPA.

• Ashley Graham, Mitch Henke, and Joey Kaempf represented SCU basketball on the WCC Winter All-Academic team. Graham, a psychology major, carries a 3.60 GPA, while Henke is working towards a degree in mathematics with a 3.58 GPA, and Kaempf, a political science major, carries a 3.63 grade-point average.

Build a Better Pipeline

Austin Gray ’19 takes initiative to increase the presence and confidence of black employees in the Silicon Valley.

 

Take Charge

For the first time ever, all six academic leadership roles are filled by women—not bad for a school that didn’t grant women degrees until 1961

Bringing Tradition Near

Kaweni Ibarra ’19 learned how to reinvigorate history when he apprenticed with a Hawaiian tattooist his senior year.