Humboldt State University set an all-time record with 91 student-athletes being named to the 2020-21 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic Team. This mark eclipsed the Lumberjacks’ second-highest total by 7%, and outclassed their total from just five years ago by over 34%.
Introduced in the 2005-06 season, the annual All-Academic Award recognizes undergraduate student-athletes who competed in a Conference-sponsored sport and earned a varsity letter during the academic year while also earning a 3.40 grade-point average or higher during the designated academic year.
For additional context, HSU currently has 204 student-athletes who are eligible to achieve this status, and 45% of our student-athlete body received this award. This percentage of student-athletes achieving All-Academic status is one of the highest in the CCAA.
“I’m so very proud of these outstanding individuals for achieving such lofty academic goals,” said Cooper Jones, Executive Director of Athletics & Recreational Sports. “We are planning unique ways to celebrate those successes when our students return to campus (and it is safe to do so) this Fall. I would like to extend a preliminary invitation to each of you to join us for those historic recognitions.”
The CCAA sponsors the following sports: baseball, men’s/women’s basketball, men’s/women’s cross country, men’s/women’s golf, men’s/women’s soccer, men’s/women’s track and field, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball.
Here are the 2020-21 Lumberjacks that were named to the 2020-21 CCAA All-Academic Team:
Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Men’s Track & Field
Ashley Taylor Peralta
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field
Women’s Track & Field
Note: This story was originally published on August 4, 2021.