Mesa’s Sigl, deBraga are scholar-athlete recipients

Colorado Mesa University seniors Trent deBraga and Kelsey Sigl are the Mavericks’ 2012-13 scholar-athlete award recipients.

DeBraga posted a 4.00 grade-point average in criminal justice while playing football. The defensive back was a Capital One Academic All-American and a unanimous choice for RMAC All-Academic team. He was a first team All-RMAC kick returner and third-team All-RMAC defensive back.

Sigl had a 3.63 GPA in kinesiology in leading the women’s basketball team to the NCAA Division II Elite 8. She was a Division II Women’s Bulletin All-American, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American, Daktronics second-team All-American and Capital One Academic All-American. The forward was the RMAC player of the year, All-RMAC first-team selection and third team Capital One All-American.

The RMAC recognized one men’s and one women’s scholar-athlete from each of the 14 institutions for the 2012-13 school year.

Recipients had to compete in one of the conference-sponsored sports, carry at least a 3.30 GPA, be a starter or key reserve, be of good character and participated at an active member for two or more seasons.

Learfield Directors’ Cup

Colorado Mesa finished 93rd out of 254 NCAA Division II institutions with 221.50 points in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings released Thursday.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports — seven men’s and seven women’s.
The women’s basketball team led the Mavericks with a fifth-place finish, good for 73 points. Baseball, wrestling and men’s and women’s swimming each reached the NCAA Division II tournament to score points.

Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University scored in the maximum 14 sports, including 10 top-10 finishes to win the Cup for the second straight year. The Antelopes are going to Division I next school year.

Adams State led the RMAC with a fifth-place finish with 625.50 points. The Grizzlies scored in nine sports and claimed the men’s cross country national championship.


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