The 2017-18 Irvine Valley College Athletics Annual Awards were recently announced and included a host of deserving winners.
Stories have been posted about several of the winners, including athletes of the year Taira Ka'awaloa and Matt August, scholar-athletes of the year Megan Ramseyer and Austin McBain, Orange Empire Conference Character Champions Kasey Smit and Zane Paddon, IVC's scholar team (baseball) and for Irvine Valley athletic department's Veteran of the Year - Jeff Strickland.
The full list of award winners for 2017-18 are listed below along with all of Irvine Valley's scholar athletes for this past school year.
Exchange Club of Irvine Scholar-Athletes of the Year (established 2000-01)
Megan Ramseyer, Women's/Beach Volleyball; Austin McBain, Men's Volleyball
IVC Athletes of the Year (established 2000-01)
Taira Ka'awaloa, Women's/Beach Volleyball; Matt August, Men's Volleyball
Orange Empire Conference's Character Champions (established 2009-10)
Kasey Smit, Women's Basketball; Zane Paddon, Men's Basketball
IVC Athletics Community Ambassadors (established 2007-08)
Savanna Hayes, Women's Soccer; Colin Conroy, Men's Baseball
IVC Scholar Team Award (established 2009-10)
(Women's Volleyball 3.36, Women's Beach Volleyball 3.36, Women's Badminton 3.24, Men's Volleyball 3.24, Men's Golf 3.21, Women's Basketball 3.09, Men's Basketball 3.02, Women's Tennis 3.01)
Program-wide GPA – 3.05
IVC Andy Weekes Team of the Year (established 2001-02)
IVC Coaches of the Year (established 2001-02)
Martin McGrogan, Men's Soccer; Tom Pestolesi, Women's/Beach Volleyball
IVC Athletics Alumnus of the Year Award (established 2010-11)
Marisa Doran/Kobi Pekich, Women's/Beach Volleyball, Class of 2015
Orange Empire Conference Veteran Of The Year (established 2018)
Jeff Strickland, Women's/Beach Volleyball Coach (2011-Present), IVC Alum (Class of 2013)
Anna L. McFarlin Sport-For-All Service Award (re-established 2006-07)
Ted Weatherford, Kinesiology & Health; Kaye McDonald, Career Center
CCCAA State Champions
Women's Volleyball (27-0)
Taira Ka'awaloa & Megan Ramseyer, Beach Volleyball
Orange Empire Conference Champions
Women's Beach Volleyball
Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Champions
IVC Scholar-Athlete awards are made to all student-athletes who use a season of eligibility and achieve a 3.0 or better GPA in at least 12 units. First-year student-athletes' (freshmen and transfers) GPAs are calculated on the Fall term grades, while returning student-athletes must achieve the GPA in the previous two full academic terms.
Santa Cruz, Ryan⌂
Holiday, Jacob ~
Volleyball, Women's & Beach
*4.0 GPA – Summa Cum Laude, Dean's List and IVC Scholar-Athlete
^3.75-3.99 GPA – Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List and IVC Scholar-Athlete
~3.50-3.74 GPA – Cum Laude, Dean's List and IVC Scholar-Athlete
⌂3.00-3.49 GPA – IVC Scholar-Athlete
The Irvine Valley College Dean's List recognizes exemplary academic achievement by full-time students who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in 12 or more graded units of study each semester.