April 1, 2010
Fullerton, Calif. - Intercollegiate athletics is about much more than wins and losses. The physical and mental training augment the classroom experience and teach life's lessons. Intercollegiate athletic scholarships provide an opportunity for students who otherwise might not seek higher education. And numerous studies have shown that student-athletes outperform "average" students and are more likely to become community, educational and business leaders. This is the first in a series of Titan athletics success stories.
Everyday Champion: Wrestler Adin Duenas
Adin Duenas, one of eight Duenas children, found his niche as a wrestler after being told he was too small to play football. He has taken his talents on the mat to the highest levels, winning the 2010 Pac-10 championship at 141 pounds, but recognizes his opportunity to excel in the classroom can springboard him on to bigger and better things in life. Adin is a criminal justice major at Cal State Fullerton. Click here to watch Adin tell his story.
Athletics: The Other Half of Education
Numerous research studies prove that student-athletes are more successful than students who choose not to participate in athletics. Please take a few minutes to read an article entitled Athletics; The Other Half of Education by Blake Ress, the Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. You can view the article in PDF format by clicking here.