May 19, 2009
Jade Machado was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year at last week's UCLA Scholar-Athlete Banquet. Machado and Kaitlin Sather were each recipients of the Athletic Director's Academic Excellence Award and the women's volleyball team won the Donald R. Shepherd Team GPA Award with the school's highest cumulative grade point average for 2007-08 at 3.254.
Machado was a first-team All-Pac-10 Academic selection all three years she was eligible (2006-08) and also received first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District accolades as a junior and second-team All-District as a sophomore and senior. She has been on the Director's Honor Roll every quarter, achieving a 4.0 GPA nine times. Machado boasts a 3.954 grade point average.
Machado and Sather each earned Athletic Director's Academic Excellence Awards, which are given to student-athletes who have made the Director's Honor Roll every quarter at UCLA.