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** Highlights from the 2018 event **

Photos from the event, click here

Youtube video of the event, click 11th Annual STAR Awards Ceremony video

2018 Honoree: Dave Evans, Former Athletic Director and Dean of School of EXSC, Health Education, Dance, and Athletics.  

2018 Keynote: Coach David Aceron, Army Veteran

2017-2018 STAR Awards Winners:

Team Attendance Award: Baseball and Badminton

Top Women's GPA Winner for Spring 2016: Softball with a cumulative GPA of 3.37

Top Men's GPA Winner for Spring 2016: Men's Tennis with a cumulative GPA of 3.6

Top Women's GPA Winner for Fall 2016: Women's Soccer  with a cumulative GPA of 3.37

Top Men's GPA winner for fall 2016: Men's Cross Country with a cumulative GPA of 3.25

Highest Individual GPA Award Winners: student-athlete had to be full time in the year of 2017 for both spring and fall and competing to win this award).

1) Kyle Babcock from Football 

2) Keanu Dizor from Baseball

3) Pamela Ghag from Women's Swim and Dive

4) Teresa Gillcrist from Women's Swim and Dive

5) Anya Lavoie from Women's Swim and Dive

6) Samantha Schmidt from Women's Swim and Dive

7) Jacqueline West from Women's Swim and Dive

8) Federico Aguirre from Men's Tennis

9) Melanie Stuart from Women's Tennis 

10) Erica Edwards from Women's Track and Field

Team Community Spirit Award: Men's Basketball 

Individual Community Spirit Award: Jacquelyn Neves from Women's Soccer  

SUPER STAR Award Winner: Samantha Schmidt from Women's Swim and Dive 

Save the Date:

12th Annual STAR Awards

When: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Location: Mesa Gym

Time: 12:45-2:15pm, check in starts at 12:15pm

Keynote Speaker: 

2019 Honoree: 

STAR Awards Nominations

Please nominate a fellow teammate for the following awards:

1. Super STAR Award


2. The Individual Community Spirit Award

You may obtain the STAR Awards 2018 Nomination Form , through your coach or Kristy Carson

RSVP by Friday, April 6th or sooner, please RVSP vis this RSVP link or through your Coach. TBA

What is the STAR Awards?

With 10 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate teams, Mesa College has one of the largest competitive community college athletic programs in the region. The annual STAR Awards recognizes the academic achievements, community spirit, and athletic excellence of Mesa College student athletes.

Awards are given in a variety of categories including highest individual and team GPA, individual and team community spirit award, team attendance award and Super STAR award. According to our previous athletic director Dave Evens, student-athletes at Mesa College have a 34% transfer rate to 4-year institutions. "We are very competitive in all intercollegiate sports as members of the Pacific Coast, Orange Empire, and Foothill Conferences," notes Evans.

The award program is presented by the Mesa Academic and Athletics Program (MAAP) at San Diego Mesa College, which assists student-athletes in achieving their educational, career and personal goals.