Athletics Richmond

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 June 6, 2005

Chris Hughes
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Cal State L.A.’s Stuart Richmond Named CCAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Track and Field Standout for the Golden Eagles in 2004 and 2005

Los Angeles – Cal State L.A. senior men’s 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 CCAA’s faculty athletics representatives.

Richmond is the second CSULA male student-athlete and fourth overall to win the award since it was first awarded in 1990. Another CSULA men’s track and field athlete, Mohammad Saatara, won it in 1995. NCAA tennis champion Jennifer Choi won the inaugural women’s award in 1990 followed by volleyball’s Kasey Jungwirth in 2001.

Richmond, 36, is a Criminal Justice major who currently maintains a 3.73 grade point average. He is a CSULA and national dean’s 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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