80 ‘Jacks named at CCAA academic team members

Eighty Cal Poly Humboldt Lumberjack student-athletes were named to the 2021-22 California Collegiate Athletic Association Academic Team, a news release from the university announced. The 80 students represent more than half of the students who participated in a CCAA sport.

A total of 935 student-athletes from across the 12 CCAA institutions collected CCAA All-Academic honors in 2021-22 for posting a 3.40 grade-point average or higher and earning a varsity letter in a conference-sponsored sport during the designated academic year.

The eighty Lumberjacks receiving this honor are the sixth most in the conference with Chico State with the most student-athletes receiving this honor with 118 followed by San Francisco State at 109 and Cal State San Marcos at 100.  Rounding out the top six are Sonoma State 92, Cal Poly Pomona 90 and Cal Poly Humboldt 80.

“Our Student-Athletes never cease to impress me with their drive, commitment, and capability,” said Cal Poly Humboldt assistant athletic director Amanda Nelson. “With only 75% of our student-athletes even able to qualify for this award … this is an impressive achievement.”

Humboldt Bay Marathon set for mid-August

The 7th running of Humboldt Bay Marathon and Half Marathon is set to take place on Aug. 14 along Eureka’s Waterfront Trails.

The races start and finish at Madaket Plaza with an early morning tour up Second Street to the Carson Mansion.

This local marathon is considered a qualifier for Boston’s big race.

Runners from across the country travel here to enjoy our cool weather and beautiful scenery.  A 5K Fun Run to support awareness of stroke symptoms is set for Aug. 13.

For more details go to humboldtbaymarathon.com.

Kinsey Laine to lead ‘Jacks triathlon team

Kinsey Laine was named the head coach of the Lumberjack women’s triathlon program, the university announced in a news release. Laine will be the first head coach of the ‘Jacks women’s triathlon team. She comes to Humboldt from Colorado Mesa University, where she has been the head triathlon and assistant swim coach since January 2021.

Kinsey Laine (Contrbuted)
Kinsey Laine (Contributed)

“We are excited to welcome Kinsey as the first head coach of the Cal Poly Humboldt Triathlon program,” said Humboldt’s athletic director Cooper Jones in a prepared statement. “This is an exciting time in Lumberjack Athletics and Kinsey is the right person to start the Women’s Triathlon program.”

During her stay at Colorado Mesa, Laine orchestrated all aspects of the NCAA Division II women’s triathlon and men’s club triathlon while assisting with the men’s and women’s swimming teams.

“It is an honor to be named as the first head coach of the women’s triathlon program at Cal Poly Humboldt,” said Laine. “I want to thank Cooper Jones and the hiring committee for entrusting me with this incredible opportunity. I know that Lumberjack Triathlon will not only transform the lives of the athletes on the team, it will play a major role in moving our sport forward. I’m looking forward to joining Humboldt during this exciting period of growth and introducing the community of Arcata to collegiate triathlon!”

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