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 2014 event **

Youtube Video of the Event

2014 Honoree: Laurie Black

2014 Keynote: Irma Dagnino, Counselor and former Mesa Women's Basketball player from 1998-2000

2014 STAR Awards Winners:

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).

Maxine Bredehoft from Badminton

Julia Degnan from W. Volleyball

Cindy Flores from W. Cross Country

Matthew Garrido from M. Track and Field

Kinberly Jones from W. Track and Field

Taylor Moran from W. Volleyball

Noelle Nordgren from W. Soccer

Taylor Pompa-Hogam from W. Soccer

Maudelyn Price from W. Track and Field

Regina Soria from W. Track and Field

Ira Steele from M. Track and Field

Highest Individual GPA winners (4.0 GPA for spring 2013 and fall 2013 while a full-time student-athlete):

Emily Bartholomew from W. Track and Field

Andrew Beckner from M. Track and Field

Holly Bergen from Badminto

Michael Cahill from Football

Albert Gamez Jr. from M. Cross Country

Jacqueline Howe from W. Swimming

Zachary Kovach from M. Track and Field

Shannon Smith from W. Soccer

Highest Team GPA Winners: 4 Awards

Top GPA Winner for Spring 2013: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.33

Top GPA Winner for Fall 2013: Women's Soccer with a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Top Women's GPA Winner for 2013: Badminton with a cumulative GPA of 3.33

Top Men's GPA winner for 2013: Baseball with a cumulative GPA of 3.18

Team Community Spirit Award: Women's Basketball - 5th win in the last 7 years

Individual Community Spirit Award: Taylor Moran from W. Volleyball 

SUPER STAR Award Winner: Elisa Brooks from Women's Soccer