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The North Gym was filled with student-athletes, parents, faculty, and administration on Wednesday afternoon for the 22nd Academic Athletic Awards honoring excellence in academics and athletic achievement.

It was a very successful year for the Fullerton College Athletic Department that saw the men's basketball team win conference and the 2019 state title. The women's water polo team won a conference title and was the 2018 state runner-up. The men's soccer team had their most successful season in the program's history winning 17 games en route to a conference title. Individually, Eunsoo Jeon won the state title in women's golf. For all the success, the Fullerton College Physical Education/Athletic Department honored those deserving student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom and on the playing field. Scholarship awards were handed out to deserving sophomore athletes in order for them to further their education and succeed at the next level.

Special Recognition awards were given to longtime game timer John Acevedo and Head Baseball Coach Nick Fuscardo. Acevedo has been working football and basketball games for the Hornets in since 1983. He truly is a Hornet. Coach Fuscardo just wrapped up his 33rd and final season as the skipper for the Hornets with 665 wins, the most in program's history.

Many of the Fullerton College student-athletes were recognized as Hornet Scholars maintaining a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher completing at least 24 units. All of this would not have been possible if not for the tireless efforts of the FC faculty and staff.

The Academic Athletic Awards was the brainchild of beloved former Head Football Coach Gene Murphy,.who poured his heart and soul into furthering the education of Fullerton College student-athletes. Athletic Director Scott Giles has done an excellent job in keeping the torch lit for Coach Murphy's tradition by creating an atmosphere on campus where students-athletes are rewarded for their efforts, and given the proper tools to help further their success not only on the playing field but also in life.

The 2018-19 Academic Award Recipients

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year

CJ Wood (m. soccer)

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

Eunsoo "Kaylee" Jeon (w. golf)

Mike Steinkellner Scholarship Award

Rodrick McCobb (m. basketball)

Donna Cherry Most Inspirational Player Award

Kailyn Case (w. volleyball)

Bud Dawson Memorial Scholarship Award

Kaylee Williamson (softball)

Ed Carroll Award

Brianna Remedios (w. soccer)

Male Athlete of the Year

Lance Coleman II (m. basketball)

Female Athlete of the Year

Lulu Vasquez (softball)

Arthur Nunn Memorial Award

Ryan Sheatz (cross country / track & field)

National Champion Dance Team – Two National D1 Titles

Coach of the Year

Perry Webster (m. basketball)

Team of the Year

2019 Men's Basketball State Champions

Special Recognition Award

John Acevedo
Nick Fuscardo

Hornet Scholars - 3.0 G.P.A or Higher

Baseball: Tyler Becker, Gavin Folsom, PJ Gordon, Ryan Penalber, Ryan Stephens, Connor Tousignant

W. Basketball: Carissa Gunawan

M. Basketball: Carter Armstrong, Lance Coleman II, Devin Howlin, Jailen Moore, Luke Ross

M. Cross Country: Shizhe Fan, Ian Sanders, Ryan Sheatz

W. Cross Country: Raquel Aldama

Football: Lucky Avinger, Jaylan Brown, Sean Carter, Robert Downs, Mark Escobar, Justin Franks, Jaden Gardner, Cole Hansen, Dennis Houston, Jacob Jankoviak, Jacob Jones, John Krall, Justus Lee, Matthew Martinez, Max Masad, Jacob Mitchell, Joey Noble, Sean North, Ka'Dedrick Richardson, Kevin Robertson, Ryan Simpson, Reginald Whitfield, Tim Williams

W. Golf: Eunsoo Jeon

M. Soccer: Cesar Coronado, Carlos Esparza, Anthony Ferrigno, Ryu Ichihara, Angel Ponce, Silvestre Puebla, Kevan Rehmani, Pablo Ros, CJ Wood

W. Soccer: Kaelah Basurto, Mahrianna Campos, Alyssa Madrigal, Daniela Perez, Diana Perez, Brianna Remedios, Katherine Stangl, Andrea Zuniga

Softball: Sabrina Anguiano, Lulu Vasquez, Kaylee Williamson

M. Swim: Mathews Brondani, Brian Moran

W. Swim: Diana Hattar, Andrea Lantz, Sophia Yarnovich

M. Track & Field: Ontiveros Esquivel, Jacob Mitchell, Andrew Fernando, Ian Rusk, Ryan Sheatz

W. Track & Field: Raquel Aldama

W. Tennis: Kim La

M. Tennis: Rodrigo Onate Garcia

M. Volleyball: Garrett Geiger

W. Volleyball: Sabrina Anguiano, Kailyn Case, Kendall Compos, Samaria Longstreet

W. Beach Volleyball: Kailyn Case, Rebecca Hicks, Samantha Linares

M. Water Polo: Leon Chen, Kyle Kough

W. Water Polo: Annelise Hernandez, Briana Portales, Diana Hattar

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