Scholar Athletes/Teams

The Scholar Athlete Award is the highest student achievement honor awarded annually by the CCCAA. The winners, along with the rest of the annual honor roll, are selected by the CCCAA Awards Committee from nominations made by community colleges throughout California.

Candidates for the Scholar Athlete Award must carry a minimum GPA of 3.5 and must also show outstanding leadership as an athlete, student, or in other college and community activities, as well as have participated in two seasons of sport at a California community college.

The Scholar Team Award is the highest academic team achievement given annually by the CCCAA. All team members must have excelled academically with a total GPA of 3.0 or higher. The team should have demonstrated better than average accomplishments in intercollegiate athletic competition.

The California Community College Athletic Association's Award Committee is proud to announce Apefai Taifane of West Hills Coalinga College and Breanne Dubberke of Fresno City College, as their selections to receive the men and women’s 2017 Scholar-Athlete Awards. The selection was difficult as many excellent candidates were nominated by their conferences. Mr. Taifane and Ms. Dubberke with all of our Honor Roll awardees can be proud of their achievements. Each of these Scholar Athlete award winners excelled academically, athletically, and in citizenship and represent the positive outcomes of dedication, hard-work and service. Congratulations to our 2017 award winners! 

Scholar Athlete Press Release

2017 Men's Honor Roll   
Name Conference College Sport
Eric Arteaga South Coast Long Beach City Cross Country
Justin Dehn Western State College of the Canyons Baseball
Brandon Guy Bay Valley Marin Swim & Dive
David Limon South Coast Mt. San Antonio Swim & Dive
Nick Sharp Big 8 Modesto Junior Golf
Quinton Smith Golden Valley Lassen Baseball
Justin Sparby Pacific Coast Athletic Southwestern Baseball
Jasmit Thind Western State Bakersfield Football
2017 Women's Honor Roll   
Name Conference College Sport
Brigid Antonelli South Coast El Camino Softball
Melissa Dailey Golden Valley College of the Siskiyous Basketball
Miranda Daschian Western State Cuesta Cross Country/Track
Michelle Doyle Big 8 Folsom Lake Tennis
Georgina Herrera Pacific Coast Athletic San Diego Mesa Soccer
Jade James South Coast Chaffey Water Polo
Caitlin Sadler Bay Valley Los Medanos Volleyball
Arianna Sheehy Coast Skyline Basketball
Celine Spathias Western State Citrus Softball
Bethany Walsh Orange Empire Riverside City Volleyball
Previous Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Winners (1984-Present)    
Scholar Team Award Recipients   
Sport College GPA  
Men’s Basketball Citrus 3.42  
Women’s Basketball Sierra 3.30  
Men’s Cross Country Santa Barbara City  3.33  
Women’s Cross Country Cuesta 3.45  
Football Moorpark 3.04  
Women’s Golf Santa Barbara City 3.42  
Men’s Soccer Feather River 3.15  
Women’s Soccer Mendocino 3.30  
Women’s Volleyball Sierra 3.45  
Men’s Water Polo Cuesta 3.08  
Women’s Water Polo Cuesta 3.16  
Sport College GPA  
Badminton De Anza 3.56  
Baseball El Camino 3.40  
Women’s Beach Volleyball MiraCosta 3.27  
Men’s Golf College of the Canyons 3.66  
Softball Sierra 3.33  
Men’s Swimming & Diving Orange Coast 3.50  
Women's Swimming & Diving Ventura 3.62  
Mens' Tennis Cypress 3.77  
Women’s Tennis Orange Coast 3.59  
Men’s Track & Field Moorpark 3.32  
Women’s Track & Field Moorprk 3.40  
Men’s Volleyball Moorpark 3.38