April 13, 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 third in a series of Titan athletics success stories.
Everyday Champion: Midfielder Christina Murillo
Titan soccer player Christina Murillo is a Type 1 diabetic and was told at a young age by doctors that she would likely be unable to continue playing soccer because of it. After learning how to manage her life as a diabetic, Murillo continued her career and is now a Div. I student-athlete, playing the sport she loves while working towards a heath science degree at Cal State Fullerton. Click here to hear her story.
Holmes In Charge of Committee to Hire New Oregon AD
The chairwoman of a 13-member committee charged with finding a new athletic director at the University of Oregon is a former Cal State Fullerton basketball star who also excelled in academics. Read about what the former Titan standout Dr. Robin Holmes is doing this week by clicking here.
Two Titan Freshmen Earn All-America Status
Two Titan freshmen earned All-America status at the ASICS University and FILA Cadet National Wrestling Championships in Akron, Ohio, over the weekend. Mario DeCaro placed fourth and Blake Ginsburg was seventh in the Greco-Roman 70 kilogram bracket. DeCaro is from Temecula and Temecula Valley High School and Ginsburg is from Simi Valley and Royal High School.