The UCLA Bruins Athletics Department was honored with a plethora of student-athletes who were selected to the Pac-12 All-Academic team this week, and they too, honored some of their own.
The 2019-2020 Scholar-Athletes of the Year were given out by UCLA this week, honoring them based on their outstanding academic achievements via a virtual UCLA Scholar-Athlete Banquet.
Gymnast Madison Kocian and cross-country athlete Millen Trujillo were named the female and male scholar-athletes of the year, respectively. Kocian earned a 3.846 GPA in Psychology while Trujillo earned a 3.919 in Political Science & Geography. The awards are given out annually to the graduating student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPAs between both males and females.
UCLA also handed out other specific awards during the ceremony including:
Rose Gilbert Courage & Character Award
This year’s award was given to Delanie Sheehan of the women’s soccer team and Josh Woods of the football program. This award honors student-athletes who were confronted with significant obstacles outside of the classroom and who met the challenge with courage, strength and resiliency, successfully overcoming the challenges while still excelling academically.
Maggie Gilbert Academic Perseverance Award
This year, the award went to Jada Hart of the women’s tennis team and Nicolas Saveljic of the men’s water polo squad. This award is annually presented to the student-athletes who showed tremendous growth throughout their UCLA academic career.
Academic & Student Services Success Award
These were handed out to Lindsay Corasara of the women’s basketball team and men’s track & field star Isaiah Holmes. This award highlights student-athletes who developed into self-sufficient learners, embodying John Wooden’s definition of ‘success’ by demonstrating outstanding character while finding a balance between academics and athletics.
Bruin Leadership Award
The leadership awards were given to Anna Glenn of the women’s gymnastics team and Quentin Wallace of the football team. The leadership award is given annually to the student-athletes who go above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant impact on the UCLA student-athlete experience.
Athletic Director’s Academic Excellence Award
These are the senior student-athletes who made the Director’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 GPA or higher in at least 12 credit hours:
Andy Ehrenberg, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Lily Justine, Beach Volleyball
Riley Kelly, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Madison Kocian, Gymnastics
Mac May, Women’s Volleyball
Grace McAuley, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Jenny Mosser, Women’s Volleyball
Jacey Pederson, Women’s Soccer
Haley Tong, Rowing
UCLA All-Academic Team
These are the student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPA on their team:
Jack Filby, Baseball
Russell Stong, Men’s Basketball
Lindsey Corsaro, Women’s Basketball
Megan Muret, Beach Volleyball
Artin Allahverdian, Men’s Cross Country
Kelly Bernd, Women’s Cross Country
Cole Kinder, Football
Rory Feng, Men’s Golf
Clare Legaspi, Women’s Golf
Pauline Tratz, Gymnastics
Sarah Coufal, Rowing
Cameron Douglas, Men’s Soccer
Jaclyn Gilday, Women’s Soccer
Julie Rodriguez, Softball
Bonnie Schmitz, Swimming & Diving
Mathew Tsolakyan, Men’s Tennis
Abi Altick, Women’s Tennis
Millen Trujillo, Men’s Track & Field
Anne Werner, Women’s Track & Field
Chris Orem, Men’s Volleyball
Devon Chang, Women’s Volleyball
Bailey Jarvis, Men’s Water Polo
Lexi Liebowitz, Women’s Water Polo