Orfalea College of Business Student Athletes Excel in the Classroom

Ten student-athletes from the Orfalea College of Business were named to the Big West Conference Fall All-Academic Team in February or, in the case of the football players, the Big Sky Conference Fall All-Academic Team. To be eligible, student-athletes (excluding true freshmen and first-year transfers) are required to have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA through the most recent term while also simultaneously competing in at least 50 percent of their respective games, meets or matches.

Jared MohamedSydney Knauer, Women’s Soccer (Business Administration)
Bryanna Fuller, Women’s Cross Country (Business Administration)
Hannah Hull, Women’s Cross Country (Business Administration)
Mikey Giguere, Men’s Cross Country (Business Administration)
Garrett Migliozzi, Men’s Cross Country (Business Administration)
Colin Goebel, Football (Business Administration)
Jared Mohamed, Football (Business Administration)
Sam Ogee, Football (Business Administration)
Jake Jeffrey, Football (Business Administration)
Jake Smeltzer, Football (Industrial Technology)

Senior business administration major Jared Mohamed, a fullback on the Cal Poly football team, was named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team in November as well as to the 2017 Big Sky All-Academic Team in February. Mohamed is concentrating in financial management and minoring in real property development.

Honored as a third-team All-American by STATS FCS, Mohamed also was named to Phil Steele’s 2017 Postseason All-Big Sky Conference First Team. He became Cal Poly’s 21st 1,000-yard rusher with 1,172 yards during the 2017 season. Mohamed was named the team’s most valuable player and offensive most valuable player at a team banquet in January.

Mohamed is No. 10 on Cal Poly’s all-time list for rushing yards in a season and accumulated 933 of his yards in eight Big Sky games, averaging 116.6 yards per conference contest. Cal Poly has produced at least one 1,000-yard rusher in each of the last seven seasons.

To be eligible for Big Sky All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) Participated in at least half of the team’s competitions; 2) Achieved a 3.2 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at the conclusion of the most recently completed term; 3) Completed at least one academic term at his/her current Big Sky institution.