8th Annual STAR Awards

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Event Flyer

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Where: Mesa Gym

Time: 12:45-2:15pm, arrive early.

You may check-in as early as 12:15pm.  

Student-athletes will check in at the gym lobby (north side of the gym).

All other guests will check-in on the west side door.

Free Food!

RSVP to your Coach or RSVP online here by April 10th, 2015

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 nomination form online here, through your coach or Kristy Carson

RSVP by Friday, March 27th, 2015 or sooner

What is the STAR Awards?

With 20 men's and 20 women's competitive 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 category including highest individual and team GPA, individual and team community spirit award, team attendance award and Super STAR award. According to 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.

** Highlights from the 2015 event **

Want to watch the whole event?  The 8th Annual Event is now on Youtube, click here.

2015 Honoree: Dave Fager

2015 Keynote: Coach Dietre Collins-Parker, SDSU Head Women's Volleyball Coach

2015 STAR Awards Winners:

2015 Team Attendance Award: Women's Tennis  

Obtained a 4.0 GPA during their season of sport in 2013 (student-athlete had to be enrolled as a full time student).

Highest Individual GPA winners (4.0 GPA for spring 2014 and fall 2014 while a full-time student-athlete):

Ian Man Wong from Women’s Swimming

Sarah Maple from Women’s Tennis

Shannon Smith from Women's Soccer 

Taylor Pompa-Hogan from Women’s Soccer

Highest Team GPA Winners: 4 Awards

Top GPA Winner for Spring 2014: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.26

Top GPA Winner for Fall 2014: Women's Cross Country with a cumulative GPA of 3.23

Top Women's GPA Winner for 2014: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.26

Top Men's GPA winner for 2014: Men's Tennis with a cumulative GPA of 3.23

2015 Team Community Spirit Award: Women's Softball 

2015 Individual Community Spirit Award: Taylor Moran from W. Volleyball (two years in a row)

2015 SUPER STAR Award Winner: Ian Man Wong from Women's Swimming