April 30, 2010
"Human nature is to seek the easy road. Unfortunately, the easy road leads to mediocrity. Champions have an instinct that overrides human nature and thus take the road that will yield the greatest results even when it is hard."
Oregon State softball coach Kirk Walker
Cal State Fullerton: Everyday Champions
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 fifth in a series of Titan athletics success stories.
Everyday Champion: Thrower Jameena Hunt Senior Jameena Hunt didn't find track and field until her sophomore year in high school but is glad she did. Her ability to throw on the Cal State Fullerton track and field team has allowed her to not only earn a scholarship to fund her education, but to help her find a career path that leads her to graduate school in her hometown of San Diego. Click here to hear her story.
What the Wrestler Saw He Could Only Imagine
He had never felt a spotlight so bright, standing among some of the best high school wrestlers in the state and the nation. He looked into the stands to soak in this once-in-a-lifetime moment: "All I saw was a gray blur." Click here to read about James Magana, a blind wrestler from Monrovia High School. Story by Martin Henderson for Inside the CIF SS.