Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs Awards

Annually, Aztec Recreation-Sport Clubs celebrates the success and achievements of the Sport Club Program. The Annual Sport Club Awards recognizes teams and individuals for their outstanding athleticism, academics, sports performance and adherence to the mission and values of the program.

2019-20

Outstanding Scholar Award


Summer Northrop

dance

Summer is the epitome of a scholar athlete. Her Dance Club competed for and won the National Hip Hop dance competition at Nationals this year for the first time in club history. Academically, she similarly strives to be head of the class. She consistently achieves a 4.0 GPA and earns a spot on the Dean’s List every semester. She also serves as a teaching assistant for an anatomy course on campus and was accepted to the Weber Honors College as a freshman. Her Dance peers and her academic instructor recommended her for this award. She maintains one of the most difficult academic schedules on campus, while contributing to one of the most successful Sport Clubs at San Diego State University.


This award is presented to the sport club athlete who has excelled in their respective sport and consistently demonstrated academic excellence along with campus involvement.

Team of the Year


Waterski & Wakesports

The SDSU Waterski and Wakesport Club epitomized team effort over the last year. The team worked collaboratively to purchase a brand new wakeboard boat that will offer an opportunity for club members to take an active role in expanding the wakesports side of their club. Additionally, they found success in competitions as well. The team placed second in their regional competition and moved on to a tenth place finish at nationals. They also boasted a second place finish in the team spirit award at nationals, demonstrating just how much fun the team had over the course of the year. They featured 30 new members on the team this year and a massive increase in water time as well.


This award is presented to the team who has positively represented SDSU sport clubs, has excellent sportsmanship rapport, and has succeeded in competition performance.

Sport Club of the Year


Dance

Dance earns this award this year for all their consistent efforts. The team prides itself on academic success coupled with relenting practice schedules and an expectation to compete at the highest level at competitions. This year, they competed at the UDA College Dance Championships and won their first national title in the D1A Hip Hop category. They represented Aztec Recreation-Sport Clubs and San Diego State University and brought home one of the most prestigious awards in their respective sport. On top of their national success, the club is also noted for their dedication to community service with significant monetary donations to Aztecs Rock Hunger and donation of their time to local 5k runs and blood drives.


This award is presented to the sport club team who has met all the standards of the sport clubs program mission statement and continuously takes great strides to improve their sport club team.

Coach of the Year


Jason Merrill

Rugby

His players note Jason for his positivity and taking an active role with the Rugby Club at San Diego State University. An alumnus of the program, Merrill made quite an impression on the boys in his first year of coaching this team. The players note he’s willing to help in every aspect of the club. From helping setup the alumni game to communicating transparently with the team, no task is too small for the coach of this Rugby club. Jason is often in the Sport Club offices making sure the club is meeting their requirements and his players are taking care of the administration of the club. He helps to ensure the officers can meet their deadlines, and he’s noted for being a true leader of the team.


This award is presented to a coach who has proven to be a strong leader and positive role model both on and off the field while making significant contributions towards the sport club program.

Darcy Bingham Emerging Leader of the Year


Zak Chaudhry

Triathlon

Zak has a reputation as a Jack-of-all-trades amongst his peers. This year, he served as a team captain for the Triathlon team. As the captain, Zak turned what is traditionally an individual sport into a team effort. He was noted for his enthusiasm and encouragement during team workouts, pushing his teammates to achieve some of the best success to date with the club. As the semester wore on, the club found themselves in need of a Treasurer. Zak took on the role without hesitation, teaching himself the necessary skills to track and implement the budgeting strategies of his club. Zak is an exemplary leader for not only his club, but the entire Sport Club program.  


This award is presented to a returning sport club athlete who has proven to be a leader by making significant contributions to their club or the sport club program on and off the field.

Bob Bingham Team Leader of the Year


Colin Knight

WATERSKI & WAKEsports

Colin exemplified the term ‘Lead by Example’ during the 2019-2020 academic year. He leads a team in excess of 40 members through a course of paperwork, hosting an event in San Diego, and coordinating travel to a multitude of away tournaments. Colin managed the purchase of a new wake sports boat for the future of his team. Past and future officers for the club point to Colin as an exemplary leader in everything he does. They noted it doesn’t matter what activity he’s completing for the team, he does so with a smile and a passion for solidifying the future of the team. His peers praise him for a dedication to fostering friendships among the team and creating a family atmosphere for all to enjoy. Congratulations to Colin on being named Bob Bingham Team Leader of the Year.


This award is presented to the sport club athlete who has significantly contributed unselfishly of themselves to their respective sport club team.

Bingham Sport Club Leader of the Year


Natalie Hoffman

Ski & Snowboard

Natalie served the Sport Clubs program in a number of ways during the 2019-2020 academic year. She served her Ski and Snowboard club of over 80 athletes as a Race Coordinator and Vice President; two jobs that would alone fill just about any student’s time. She also competed at a high level ranking in the top 10 of her discipline at Nationals in Lake Placid. Arguably however, her greatest impact to the program came as the Executive President of Sport Clubs this year. She lead Sport Club Council meetings and ensured all 21 clubs were keeping up with the IRA finance requirements and developed engagement opportunities for clubs to interact with each other on a regular basis. Her fellow club officers noted her ability to wear multiple hats and serve everyone at a high level was exceptionally commendable.


This award is presented to the sport club officer who has significantly contributed unselfishly of themselves not only to their respective sport club team, but to the sport club program as a whole.

Outstanding Athlete Award


Erin Fink

women’s water polo

Her coach and teammates consider Erin as the hardest working player on the women’s water polo club team. She consistently stays after practice to work on her skills and pushes the team in drills and matches. Her dedication to this club saw her play 6 years of collegiate club water polo and finish up the last of her eligibility in 2019, which spanned across an undergraduate and graduate degree program at State. She never stopped putting her maximum effort into this group and her teammates credit her efforts as a main reason they placed third at Nationals last season. There is no doubt she has earned this award, several awards from CWPA, and that third place finish over this course of her tenure at SDSU.


This award is presented to the sport club athlete who has demonstrated outstanding athletic ability and talent in their respective sport.

 

AWARDS



Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award:
2018-2019
Kristen Dunlay
WOMEN’S ULTIMATE
2017-2018
tim jannissee
cycling
2016-2017
Danielle Shapiro
Dance
2015-2016
Alyssa Moscrop
Dance
2014-2015
Mark Slader
Men's Ultimate
2013-2014
Leilani Jones
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
2012-2013
Brett Hall
Women's Lacrosse
2011-2012
Marrisa Shaw
Surf
2010-2011
Nicole Hakim
Ski & Snowbaord
2009-2010
Kristin Tolbert
Waterski
2008-2009
Melissa Feaver
Dance
2007-2008
Ashley Brown
Dance
2006-2007
Case van Genuchten
Ski & Snow
2005-2006
Keith Fleming
Men's Volleyball
2004-2005
James Lindland
Men's Crew
2003-2004
Mike Irvine
Men's Ultimate
2002-2003
Jeff High
Men's Lacrosse
2001-2002
Krystle Llanto
Women's Soccer
2000-2001
Kevin Pendleton
Rugby


Team of the Year:
2018-2019
Men’s Volleyball
2017-2018
waterski & wakeboard
2016-2017
Men's Water Polo
2015-2016
Men's Water Polo
2014-2015
Women's Water Polo
2013-2014
Women's Lacrosse
2012-2013
Men's Soccer
2011-2012
Women's Soccer
2010-2011
Dance
2009-2010
Dance
2008-2009
Surf
2007-2008
Ice Hockey
2006-2007
Women's Soccer
2005-2006
Ice Hockey
2004-2005
Dance
2003-2004
Water Ski
2002-2003
Women's Soccer
2001-2002
Women's Soccer
2000-2001
Rugby
1999-2000
Rugby


Sport Club of the Year:
2018-2019
Ski & Snowboard
2017-2018
DANCE
2016-2017
Ski & Snow
2015-2016
Dance
2014-2015
Men's Water Polo
2013-2014
Women's Water Polo
2012-2013
Women's Volleyball
2011-2012
Surf Team
2010-2011
Ice Hockey
2009-2010
Ice Hockey
2008-2009
Dance
2007-2008
Dance
2006-2007
Women's Lacrosse
2005-2006
Women's Lacrosse
2004-2005
Men's Crew
2003-2004
Women's Soccer
2002-2003
Water Ski
2001-2002
Men's Crew
2000-2001
Men's Lacrosse
1999-2000
Women's Soccer


Coach of the Year:
2018-2019
Dave Christensen
WOMEN'S LACROSSE
2017-2018
JESSE FOSS
men's Lacrosse
2016-2017
Dave Christensen
Women's Lacrosse
2015-2016
Jamie Cassidy
Women's Water Polo
2014-2015
Larry Sanders
Men's Water Polo
2013-2014
Jamie "Vessey" Cassidy
Women's Water Polo
2012-2013
Tyler Crothers
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
2011-2012
Matt Holman
Men's Lacrosse
2010-2011
Carrie Smith
Dance
2009-2010
David Hough
Ice Hockey
2008-2009
Jessica Walz
Dance
2007-2008
Michael Thiemann
Water Ski
2006-2007
Dan Payne
Rugby
2005-2006
David Hough
Ice Hockey
2004-2005
Ryan Van Biene
Rugby
2003-2004
Andy Olson
Men's Crew
2002-2003
Ross Lenta
Ultimate Frisbe
2001-2002
Kelly Queisser
Women's Lacrosse
2000-2001
John Blessinger
Men's Soccer


Darcy Bingham Emerging Leader of the Year:
2018-2019
Megan McElaney
DANCE
2017-2018
HANNAH KRANZ
SKI & SNOWBOARD
2016-2017
Blake Harmon
Men's Water Polo
2015-2016
Brittany Jagoe
Dance
2014-2015
Meghan Hardiman
Women's Ultimate
2013-2014
Cameron Elliott
Men's Rowing
2011-2012
Amber Schwindler
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
2010-2011
Jeff Mueller
Men's Soccer
2009-2010
Morgan Cook
Women's Soccer
2008-2009
Sharon Gordon
Dance
2007-2008
Kory Helms
Men's Ultimate
2007-2008
Kory Helms
Men's Ultimate
2006-2007
Allex Allphin
Ice Hockey
2005-2006
Nick Greeninger
Surf
2004-2005
Case Van Genuchten
Ski & Snow
2003-2004
Megan Brydges
W. Lacrosse
2002-2003
Brent Wischnack
Men's Crew
2001-2002
Drew Sanders
Men's Lacrosse
2000-2001
Annie Penergast
Women's Soccer
1999-2000
Chris Reynolds
Bowling


Bob Bingham Team Leader of the Year:
2018-2019
Daniella Talento
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
2017-2018
AUSTIN SWITZER
Rugby
2016-2017
Sawyer Thompson
Rugby
2015-2016
Jenny Budd
Tennis
2014-2015
Leilani Jones
Women's Ultimate
2013-2014
Brendan Winbrock
Rugby
2012-2013
Kyle Sessa
Men's Water Polo
2011-2012
Chad Dime
Surf Team
2010-2011
Rachel Julson
Women's Ultimate
2009-2010
Jessica Ranes
Women's Ultimate
2008-2009
Eric Fruen
Ice Hockey
2007-2008
Jenna Walton
Women's Lacrosse
2006-2007
Julianne Haitz
Women's Lacrosse
2005-2006
James Lindland
Men's Crew
2004-2005
Brent Wischnack
Men's Crew
2003-2004
Kristin Johnson
Ski & Snow
2002-2003
Megan O'Dell
Water Ski
2002-2003
Megan O'Dell
Water Ski
2001-2002
Brian Muslusky
Ice Hockey
2000-2001
Al Seiter
Ice Hockey


Bingham Sport Club Leader of the Year:
2018-2019
Gregory Gerardo
TENNIS
2017-2018
MITHALEE THAKKAR
WOMEN'S ULTIMATE
2016-2017
Austin Switzer
Rugby
2015-2016
Mark Slader
Men's Ultimate Frisbee
2014-2015
Kalei Konrad
Rugby
2013-2014
Kyle Sessa
Men's Water Polo
2012-2013
Alyssa Simonsen
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
2011-2012
Kason Fark
Men's Crew
2010-2011
Phillip Wong
Ice Hockey
2009-2010
Phillip Wong
Ice Hockey
2008-2009
Ian Maunsell
Men's Lacrosse
2007-2008
Jackie Shapin
Dance
2006-2007
Laura Temen
Women's Lacrosse
2005-2006
Adam York
Ice Hockey
2004-2005
Megan Brydges
Women's Lacrosse
2003-2004
Megan O'Dell
Water Ski
2002-2003
Kim Blackwell
Water Ski
2000-2001
Stephen Gamp
Men's Lacrosse
1999-2000
Liz Valla
Women's Soccer


Outstanding Athlete Award:
2018-2019
Megan Caufield
WATERSKI & WAKEBOARD
2017-2018
MARK KOLDING
TRIATHLON
2016-2017
Josh Heller
Men's Water Polo
2015-2016
Josh Heller
Men's Water Polo
2014-2015
Nassim Hmeidan
Men's Water Polo
2013-2014
Bailey Wickliffe
Women's Water Polo
2012-2013
Rochell Berwick
Dance
2011-2012
Robert Morris
Waterski/Wakeboard
2010-2011
Doug van Mierlo
Surf
2009-2010
Alex Ross
Rugby
2008-2009
Cassidy Runyan
Women's Soccer
2007-2008
Morgan Medove
Ski & Snow
2006-2007
Lindsay Young
Women's Soccer
2005-2006
Vincent Ciolino
Ice Hockey
2004-2005
April McCanne
Ski & Snow
2003-2004
Molly Schmelzle
Cycling
2002-2003
Jeff High
Men's Lacrosse
2001-2002
Greg Smith
Rugby
2001-2002
Kristi Rogers
Women's Soccer
2000-2001
Kim Blackwell
Water Ski
1999-2000
Heath Alojado
Wrestling


OHANA Spirit Award:
2013-2014
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
2012-2013
Women's Ultimate Frisbee
2011-2012
Dance
2010-2011
Ice Hockey
2009-2010
Women's Ultimate
2006-2007
Women's Lacrosse
2005-2006
Women's Lacrosse

 

 

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