Banana Slugs have year-end Student-Athlete Banquet

Banana Slugs have year-end Student-Athlete Banquet


UC Santa Cruz closed the 2018-19 year with their Student Athlete Appreciation Banquet at Merrill College Friday evening.

The 64 graduating student-athlete seniors were honored, as were the 30 students who finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher and those who set school records this season.

"This is about you and your accomplishments," said Director of Athletics Susan Harriman. "And also to a class of seniors who have stuck through all you've gone through the past four years: You deserve not just applause, but forever you'll be a special group of alumni that will have a story to tell."

Major awards given include:

Male Student-Athlete of the year- Raymond Cascio (Volleyball)

Female Student-Athlete of the year- Shannon McClish (Cross Country/Track)

Most Inspirational - Elisabeth Lundgren (Swimming)

SAAC President's Award- Dante Capone (Cross Country)

SAAC Slug of the year- Shannon McClish 

Male Scholar-Athlete of the year- Sean Riedel (Cross Country)

Female Scholar-Athlete of the year- Ame Streiffer (W. Soccer)

Male Highest Team GPA- Men's Basketball

Female Highest Team GPA- Women's Tennis