95% of SMA Student-Athletes Named to CHSAA Academic All-State Teams: 59 junior and senior Wildcats take academic honors

Englewood, CO – The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and St. Mary’s Academy have named 59 junior and senior student-athletes, representing 95% of qualifying students at the high school, to Academic All-State teams in the 2020-21 school year. 

Of these recipients, 57 students earned 1st Team honors, while an additional 2 students earned Honorable Mention recognition, in at least one CHSAA sport. 

Furthermore, more than a third of the winning participants achieved academic team honors in more than one sport--15 students in two sports and 6 students in three sports--for a total of 85 awards. Five of those triple sport athletes received 1st Team honors in all three sports, including Sophia Callender (12), Parke Mills (12), Caroline Erickson (11), Madeline Jones (11), and Carlyle Najarian (11).

“The SMA student-athletes exuded resilience and determination in a challenging school year. Guided by our Loretto School Values, each student-athlete competed fiercely athletically and excelled academically,” said Dr. Kelli Logan, Athletic Director.

To earn Academic All-State status, a student must be a significant contributor on his/her athletic team, or a major contributor in his/her activity; meet specific academic criteria of the program; be a participant in one or more CHSAA-sanctioned activities; and be a junior or senior in academic standing. First team honors are given to those students with 3.60 or higher grade point average. Students with grade point averages 3.30 to 3.59 earned honorable mention recognition. Students receive a certificate in acknowledgement of their achievements.

St. Mary’s Academy All-State Recognition

Marygrace Adam (12)

Zoe Amburn (12)

Lauren Archie (12) 

Alexis Assell (11)

Isabella Bhamre (11)

Morgan Bridges (11)

Lydia Brieske (11)

Marion Brophy (11)

Amelia Buche (11)

Emily Burkeholder (12)

Sophia Callender (12)

Maya Cederlund (12)

Saera Chung (12)

Caroline Erickson (11)

Lola Faix (12)

Anika Fernandez-Sharma (11)

Jessica Garofalo (12)

Charlotte Gaudet (11)

Maggie Hass (11)

Mallory Hopper (11)

Veronica James (11)

Carolyn Johnsen (12)

Madeline Jones (11)

Rishika Kartik (11)

Maddie Klefeker (12)

Ava Kloenne (11)

Judith Lee (11)

Roan Lester (11)

Kalie Linden (11)

Isabela Maher (11)

Alexandra May (12)

Sutton McHenry (11)

Marina Mesropov (11)

Parke Mills (12)

Devon Mills (11)

Sofia Momo (11)

Yelena Montesinos (12)

Grace Murphy (12)

Carlyle Najarian (11)

Grace Oakes (12)

Eva Pacheco (11)

Victoria Perez (11)

Han Pham (11)

Claire Qualls (11)

Anna Russell (11)

Izabella Schafer (11)

Kate Seneshen (11)

Emma Seneshen (11)

Grace Sikiyan (11)

Lauren Sottosanti (12)

Maya Stehno (12)

Kate Sutherland (11)

Charlotte Swenson (12)

Lillian Swenson (12)

Natalie Tatar (11)

Sarah Woody (11)

Kyriake Zaharas (12)

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