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 5 : Active Index 1 : Last Slide Divs 4

0
Wed Feb 22
Final
7
Cal State Fullerton
2
at CSU Bakersfield
0
Wed Feb 22
Final
1
Loyola Marymount
4
at Cal State Fullerton
Rescheduled from Feb. 19
0
Wed Feb 22
Final
10
Cal State Fullerton
7
at CSU Bakersfield
0
Wed Feb 22
Final
5
San Diego State
4
at Cal State Fullerton
-1
Wed Feb 22
2nd - 01:52
50
UC Irvine
54
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3
-2
Thu Feb 23
6:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Thu Feb 23
7:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
-3
Fri Feb 24
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Fri Feb 24
1:30 PM
Eastern Michigan
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri Feb 24
6:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-3
Sat Feb 25
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Sat Feb 25
2:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sat Feb 25
5:00 PM
Georgia
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
6:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Feb 25
7:30 PM
Louisville
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
9:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Feb 26
1:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sun Feb 26
2:00 PM
Utah
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sun Feb 26
4:30 PM
St. John's (N.Y.)
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-3
Mon Feb 27
All Day
vs. 21st Del Walker Intercollegiate
@ Long Beach, Calif.
Virginia Country Club
-3
Mon Feb 27
All Day
vs. Bruin Wave Invitational
@ San Luis Obispo, Calif.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
-3
Tue Feb 28
All Day
vs. 21st Del Walker Intercollegiate
@ Long Beach, Calif.
Virginia Country Club
-3
Tue Feb 28
All Day
vs. Bruin Wave Invitational
@ San Luis Obispo, Calif.
San Luis Obispo Country Club
-2
Wed Mar 01
5:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Cal Poly
No Event
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