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Coaches honor 116 student-athletes for academic excellence

While most California Community College Women’s Basketball teams have opted out of playing games during the 2020-21 season, their student-athletes continue to work hard in the classroom in preparation for their futures and for future seasons to play the great game of college basketball. And there is some good news to report on the “off-the-court” front.
A total of 116 players from 41 California Community Colleges have been named to the 2020-21 California Community College Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State Team, the group’s longest list of honorees ever. And while they would normally be recognized at the CCCWBCA’s Banquet of Champions during the State Championship Elite Eight Tournament, this year it might be appropriate for colleges to include them in their virtual honors at the end of the college year and for athletic directors and coaches to find innovative ways to recognize their incredible work in the classroom under unprecedented circumstances. There will be no State Champion crowned in 2021.
In addition, 14 of the 116 honorees have maintained a 4.0 GPA while competing on their college basketball teams. There are five sophomores on that elite list of 14 – meaning they maintained a perfect A average for their entire time at their college. They are Gloria Bianchi and Tess Oakley-Stilson, teammates at Glendale College, Jayme Ehlert of Santa Ana College, Sarah Gudeman of Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria) and Madison Kast of Ventura College. The nine freshmen are Aryana Gonzales of Allan Hancock, Melany Cruz of El Camino College (Torrance), Vicky Oganyan of Glendale, teammates Kathleen Phan and Taylor Vuong of Los Angeles Valley College (Valley Glen), Donavion Husky of Long Beach City College, Jenna Duley of Sierra College (Rocklin), Nicole Brunicardi of Skyline College (San Bruno) and Taniya Simmons of West Los Angeles College (Culver City).
Ten other student-athletes had a GPA of 3.9 or above.
Two colleges boast six Academic All-State players — Allan Hancock and Ventura; three have five players — Rio Hondo College (Whittier), Los Angeles Valley and West Hills College-Lemoore; and nine have four — San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton), Shasta College (Redding), Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut), College of the Redwoods (Eureka), Skyline, College of the Desert (Palm Desert), Glendale, Golden West College (Huntington Beach) and West Los Angeles.
To qualify for Academic All-State recognition these student-athletes had to compete for a year at their colleges, earn at least 24 units of credit and maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. For more information about this honor, go on the cccaasports.org website, find the Constitution & Bylaws and see Form U.
Here is the complete list of the 2020-21 CCCWBCA Academic All-State Team:
College Name Class GPA
Allan Hancock College Jayci Bayne Fr 3.50
Allan Hancock College Aryana Gonzales Fr 4.00
Allan Hancock College Sarah Gudeman So 4.00
Allan Hancock College Milan McGary So 3.57
Allan Hancock College Alijah Paquet Fr 3.67
Allan Hancock College Kelsie Prado Fr 3.83
Bakersfield College Emily Gonzales Fr 3.86
Bakersfield College Jenna Sampley Fr 3.84
Cerritos College Alexis Gonzalez Fr 3.85
Citrus College Kaylene Brown So 3.72
Citrus College Julie Garcia-Man Fr 3.76
Citrus College Destinee Phillips Fr 3.56
City College of San Francisco Frankie Cornell Fr 3.60
City College of San Francisco Roberta Tasi Fr 3.84
College of Marin Sophia Jacob Fr 3.55
College of Marin Vanessa Torres Fr 3.59
College of San Mateo Brianna-Li Wijangco Fr 3.66
College of the Canyons Alexis Corona So 3.57
College of the Canyons Cristian Patron So 3.96
College of the Desert Annabelle Amador Fr 3.77
College of the Desert Dakota De La Torre Fr 3.74
College of the Desert Miranda Kelly Fr 3.68
College of the Desert Geraldine Padua Fr 3.68
College of the Redwoods Theresa Dickey Fr 3.55
College of the Redwoods Abiona Katri So 3.79
College of the Redwoods Breesia Northern So 3.85
College of the Redwoods Juliana Ortega-Miranda Fr 3.75

Cosumnes River College Tamia Gray Fr 3.70
Cosumnes River College Briley Jordet Fr 3.67
Cypress College Sabrina Gabb Fr 3.79
Cypress College Sarah Welch So 3.69
East Los Angeles College Delilah Kimble-Gray Fr 3.80
East Los Angeles College Maria Martinez Fr 3.88
El Camino College Melany Cruz Fr 4.00
El Camino College Melanie Meza Fr 3.61
El Camino College Sarah Nguyen Fr 3.65
Folsom Lake College Shay Boley So 3.51
Folsom Lake College Delaney Keddie Fr 3.67
Fresno City College Jordyn Brown So 3.72
Fresno City College Shay Gibbons So 3.82
Fresno City College Aleecia Rosel Fr 3.92
Gavilan College Madison Sharble Fr 3.60
Gavilan College Makenzie Barnes So 3.52
Glendale College Gloria Bianchi So 4.00
Glendale College Tess Oakley-Stilson So 4.00
Glendale College Vicky Oganyan Fr 4.00
Glendale College Penelopi Trieu So 3.59
Golden West College Maria Dublevska Fr 3.90
Golden West College Reyna McMorris Fr 3.61
Golden West College Liliana Parreno Fr 3.84
Golden West College Neylin Zecua Fr 3.61
Grossmont College Leslie Black So 3.53
Grossmont College Rian Fullmer Fr 3.88
Imperial Valley College Yolanda Aguilar Fr 3.70
Imperial Valley College Dianne Burke Fr 3.54
Imperial Valley College Janelle Sanchez Fr 3.68
Los Angeles Valley College Sophia Hughes So 3.56
Los Angeles Valley College Nhi Nguyen Fr 3.77
Los Angeles Valley College Kathleen Phan Fr 4.00
Los Angeles Valley College Yunuhen Plata Fr 3.58
Los Angeles Valley College Taylor Vuong Fr 4.00
Long Beach City College Donavion Husky Fr 4.00
Los Medanos College Arianna Farinas Fr 3.73
Merced College Irecca Sha’nece Garrett Fr 3.76
Merced College Hope Salsig So 3.89
Merced College Shaymany N Suarez Garcia So 3.54
Modesto College Olivia Murray Fr 3.64
Modesto College Annie Winton Fr 3.85
Mt. San Antonio College Remy Hare So 3.88
Mt. San Antonio College Hope Kakihara Fr 3.72
Mt. San Antonio College Skylarr Little Fr 3.51
Mt. San Antonio College Taylor Shelby Fr 3.78
Orange Coast College Lea Adame Fr 3.71
Orange Coast College Gracelynn Figueroa Fr 3.64
Palomar College Mackenna Gentry So 3.85
Palomar College Taylor Williams So 3.68
Reedley College Aurelie Bevao Fr 3.91
Rio Hondo College Jocelyn Aquino Fr 3.51
Rio Hondo College Jessica Barrera So 3.71
Rio Hondo College Amanda Lee So 3.73
Rio Hondo College Amy Navarro So 3.82
Rio Hondo College Sally Smith Fr 3.86
San Joaquin Delta College Vanessa Cochrane So 3.66
San Joaquin Delta College Kiara Manipol Fr 3.93
San Joaquin Delta College Aquillah Rhea Fr 3.76
San Joaquin Delta College Quiarra Watkins So 3.65
Santa Ana College Jayme Ehlert So 4.00
Santa Ana College Charlisa Olson So 3.59
Santa Barbara City College Victoria Kelley So 3.95
Santa Barbara City College Jordan Parkhurst Fr 3.79
Shasta College Megan Collins Fr 3.84
Shasta College Gabrielle Rosales Fr 3.81
Shasta College Jenna Wallace Fr 3.90
Shasta College Kylee White So 3.80
Sierra College Jenna Duley Fr 4.00
Sierra College Kiana Griffen Fr 3.72
Skyline College Nicole Brunicardi Fr 4.00
Skyline College Emilia Dougherty Fr 3.61
Skyline College Valeria Martinez Fr 3.91
Skyline College Ani Uikilifi So 3.89
Solano College Ashmeen Sran Fr 3.90
Ventura College Yasmine Ahllamara Fr 3.95
Ventura College Alanna Jackson Fr 3.80
Ventura College Madison Kast So 4.00
Ventura College Emma Larson So 3.74
Ventura College Kimora Pooler Fr 3.70
Ventura College Cece Quintino So 3.88
West Hills-Lemoore College Ashley Anchondo So 3.87
West Hills-Lemoore College Alejandra Fernandez So 3.63
West Hills-Lemoore College Jessica Leal Fr 3.77
West Hills-Lemoore College Nicole Mercado So 3.78
West Hills-Lemoore College Morgan Turner Fr 3.84
West Los Angeles College Tricia Delph So 3.63
West Los Angeles College Diana Gaitan Fr 3.89
West Los Angeles College Taniya Simmons Fr 4.00
West Los Angeles College Makya Smith Fr 3.65

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