Titans Honored for Graduation Assistance

March 21, 2007

Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton has been selected for the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) "Honor Roll" for its efforts in assisting former student-athletes in earning their college degrees. The Titans are one of only 30 schools to receive the award this year.

"We are very proud to have been recognized by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports," said CSF Director of Athletics Brian Quinn. "Improving our graduation rate has been one of our primary goals over the past several years. It's nice to see our efforts rewarded, both by the increasing number of graduates and the receipt of such an award."

The NCAS sponsors the Degree Completion program for former student-athletes whose athletic eligibility has been exhausted, but require additional academic credits in order to graduate. Those student-athletes receive tuition money from their institution and participate in various community or university service programs in exchange.

"I want to especially congratulate our office of athletic academic services," said Quinn. "They have taken a proactive role is getting the graduation rate of student-athletes on par with and even above the graduation rate of the student body in general. Acting Director Barbara McDowell and her full-time staff of Sabrina Sanders, Mike Miles and Monique Garcia are to be commended."

Among the former Titan student-athletes who received their undergraduate degrees in 2005-06, thanks in part to the commitment of CSF and the NCAS program were: Kenroy Jarrett ('00) and Derick Andrew ('04) from men's basketball; Deena Miller ('01)from women's soccer; Kevin Howard ('00) from men's track and field, Deena Miller ('01) and Nadia Hernandez ('03) from women's soccer, Annette Reyes ('05) from women's gymnastics and Chris Stringfellow ('02) from baseball.

The National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), housed at the University of Central Florida, is an organization of colleges, universities and individuals. The mission of the NCAS is to create a better society by focusing on educational attainment and using the power and appeal of sport to positively affect social change.

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Cal State Fullerton
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Hawai'i
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