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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Five track athletes earn All-America Scholar Athlete recognition

The following FPU student-athletes earned NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete honors. The award is limited to juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.50 grade-point average on a 4.00 scale and achieved either provisional or automatic qualifying marks in the NAIA National Indoor or Outdoor Championship.

Three of the student-athletes listed below were double winners. Molly McAmis and Zenaida Cruz finished third and sixth, respectively, in the hammer throw, and Mario Ordaz was fifth in the discus at the recently completed 2005 NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The trio claimed All-America honors in addition to their All-America Scholar Athlete recognition.

2005 TRACK & FIELD
ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR ATHLETES
Track & field - Women
Zenaida Cruz Orange Cove, California Junior Psychology
Molly McAmis Santa Maria, California Junior Natural science; pre-med
Track & field - Men
Nick Allen Linden, California Senior Business, marketing
Mario Ordaz Fresno, California Junior Mathematics
Jon Perez Sonora, California Senior Natural science; pre-physical therapy

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Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report.