For immediate release:
L.A.Âs Stuart Richmond Named CCAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Track and Field Standout for the Golden
Eagles in 2004 and 2005
Los Angeles Â Cal State L.A. senior menÂs track and
field standout Stuart Richmond (Essex, England) has been
named the 2005 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA)
Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year as selected by the CCAAÂs faculty
Richmond is the second CSULA male student-athlete and fourth
overall to win the award since it was first awarded in 1990.
Another CSULA menÂs track and field athlete, Mohammad Saatara, won
it in 1995. NCAA tennis champion Jennifer Choi won the inaugural
womenÂs award in 1990 followed by volleyballÂs Kasey Jungwirth in
Richmond, 36, is a Criminal Justice major who currently
maintains a 3.73 grade point average. He is a CSULA and national
deanÂs list honoree as well as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi
Honors Society and the Golden Key International Honors Society.
Athletically, Richmond recently concluded a standout career for
the Golden Eagles by finishing seventh in the triple jump at the
NCAA Championships. He also won the 2004 CCAA Conference triple
jump title and was 2005 CCAA long jump runner-up.
Nominees for the award must obtain a minimum grade point
average of 3.50 at their respective CCAA institution, have
completed their final season of athletic competition and compete
in one of the 13 CCAA sponsored sports.
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