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.

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