Everyday Champion: Gymnast Shannon Kawada

April 7, 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 second in a series of Titan athletics success stories.

Everyday Champion: Gymnast Shannon Kawada
Senior Shannon Kawada is from a one-parent family in Gardena and had to earn her way via gymnastics to a college scholarship. She was recruited by Coach Jill Hicks via the internet and was invited to "walk on" the Cal State Fullerton team only if she was able to advance her skill level. After a successful freshman season on three events, she earned a scholarship which enabled her to remain in college and continue toward fulfilling her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. Click here to watch Shannon tell her story.

Soaring to New Heights: Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson
Of all the current and former student-athletes at Cal State Fullerton, it can safely be said that no one has reached the heights of NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson. To see what she's been "up" to, click here. The former sprinter and long jumper from the early 1990s is currently serving her second stint in outer space as part of Expedition 23 on the international space station. You can read her official NASA bio by clicking here.

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Total Slides 3 : Active Index 1 : Last Slide Divs 3

-3
Tue Oct 17
All Day
vs. Bill Cullum Invitational
@ Simi Valley, Calif.
Wood Ranch Golf Club
-2
Tue Oct 17
7:00 PM
Long Beach State
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Wed Oct 18
7:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UC Irvine
-2
Thu Oct 19
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Thu Oct 19
7:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Cal Poly
-3
Fri Oct 20
5:00 PM
Titan Invitational
Fullerton, Calif. | Titan Track Complex
-2
Fri Oct 20
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Sat Oct 21
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Sat Oct 21
7:00 PM
UC Riverside
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Oct 21
10:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Oct 22
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
-2
Sun Oct 22
5:00 PM
UC Santa Barbara
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3
-2
Mon Oct 23
TBA
Cal State Fullerton
at ITA Regionals
San Diego, Calif. I All Day
No Event
No Event
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