10:12 PM PDT, May 12, 2011
This corrects Gabrielle Herbosa's information.
COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL
Recipients of the 32nd annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: Virtual Enterprise-Business Plan Team, Academic Decathlon, varsity tennis, Asian Club.
Community: Vietnamese-American Philharmonic, National Piano Guild Auditions, Stand Up for Kids-Research Committee, FV Regional Hospital junior volunteer, CalTrans intern, Long Beach VA Hospital volunteer, beach cleanups.
Honors: California Scholarship Federation, National Honors Society, MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement), Scholar Athlete, Principal's Honor Roll, Athlete of the Month.
College Plans: UC Davis to pursue bachelor's in civil engineering, specializing in environmental engineering.
School Activities/Clubs: ASB senior class president, varsity tennis, track and field, Make-a-Wish Club president, drama productions.
Community: Hoag Hospital Junior Auxiliary, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, day-care volunteer.
Honors: National Honors Society, Toshiba scholarship recipient, California Scholarship Federation.
College Plans: Georgetown University: School of Foreign Service, majoring in international political science/economy with a certificate in Russian, Spanish, and international trade.
School Activities/Clubs: ASB president, Business-Leadership Academy, yearbook, Freshman Club, drama, Vocal Ensemble, National Society of High School Scholars, Early Academic Outreach Program, freshman/sophomore volleyball, junior varsity and varsity volleyball.
Community: Teen Community Emergency Response Team, CM Community Expo and Run, CMHS Extreme School Makeover, Harbor Trinity Youth Group, New Vision Church volunteer, manager at Downtown Disney.
Honors: National Honors Society, school board student representative, PTSA representative, WASC representative, Norman Stillwell Award, Principal's Honor Roll, All American Scholar, Who's Who in Leadership and Service, Discus Award, Scholar Athlete, ASB Medallion recipient.
College Plans: Michigan State University, majoring in elementary education, specializing in urban education.
School Activities/Clubs: Key Club, Asian Club, ASB Publicity Commissioner, Make-A-Wish Club, yearbook editor, girls tennis, Challenge Day, blood drive, AP classes.
Community: Red Wagon Soup Kitchen, Share Our Selves, FISH, Orange County Food Bank, SJB Team Council.
Honors: California Scholarship Federation, National Honors Society, Community Service Achievement Award, Principal's Honor Roll, Mustang Award, 4.0 Wall ninth and 11th grades.
College Plans: UC San Diego, majoring in human biology, followed by medical school to become a pediatrician.
THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS COMPLETE COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL'S TOP 5%
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School Activities/Clubs: CMHS Madrigal Choir, JV water polo, JV cross country, JV track and field, varsity cheerleading, drama productions.
Community: Southern California Children's Chorus, Ballet Student at West Coast School of the Arts, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure volunteer, Walk to Defeat ALS volunteer, Blind Children's Learning Center Walk volunteer, assistant to the director of Starlight Children's Theater.
Honors: Honor Roll, Principal's Honor Roll, Scholar Athlete, AP Scholar with Honors, Mustang Recognition Award-Drama, CAPPIES Commendee, American School Spirit Award.
College Plans: Vanguard University of Southern California, majoring in theater arts: performance and directing.
School Activities/Clubs: Asian Club, Make-A-Wish Club, Boy's State, Key Club, tennis, football, Athletic Living Youth Club.
Community: Make-A-Wish community service, tutoring, Asian Club trash pickup, Holiday Committee for Key Club.
Honors: Captain on varsity tennis team, Asian Club co-president and vice president.
College Plans: UC Irvine, majoring in biology.
School Activities/Clubs: Girls Inc. Club, Key Club, Latino Culture Club, Student Nutrition Advocacy Club, Make-A-Wish Club, varsity softball, Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation at CSU Fullerton.
Community: Girls Inc. of OC College Bound, Spanish Camp, ROP Banking & Financial Services Intern, H.O.P.E. (Hispanics Organized for Political Activity, Community Service for Make-A-Wish, Key Club and National Honors Society.
Honors: National Honors Society, Student of the Month, Hispanic Heritage Award, Girls Inc. National Scholarship, Daughter's of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award, Principal's Honor Roll, Bronze Medallion-Engineering, 1st place (state) Marketing Presentation (Virtual Enterprise).
College Plans: UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (architecture).
School activities: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Make-A-Wish, Drama Productions, Key Club, Hitching Post's Editor in Chief, Tennis Varsity, Track & Field and Medical/Nursing ROP Internship
Community: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Newport Beach Fire Department Safety Day, Costa Mesa High School's Extreme Make-Over, Huntington Dog Beach Clean Up
Honors: AP Scholar Award, Principal's Honor Roll, OC Scholar Athlete, United K Award
College Plans: Attend OCC for 2 years at the most, and then transfer to University of Washington in Seattle or UCLA to study computer science
School Activities/Clubs: JV and varsity tennis, varsity track and field, varsity wrestling, varsity cheer, Pink Ribbon Club, Asian Club, theater production.
Community: Susan G. Komen Volunteer, ALS Walk, Little Saigon cleanup, Annual Hale Crest Chili Cook-Off, CMHS Concert in the Park, CM Youth Clinic Instructor, Back Bay Lobster Fest, Stussy Sale Volunteer, Mesa Campus cleanup.
Honors: National Honors Society, Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Community Service Achievement Award, Principal's Honor Roll, CMHS Scholar Athlete, Orange Coast League OC Scholar Athlete.
College Plans: UC Santa Barbara, most likely as a biology major before going into medicine.
School Activities/Clubs: Make-A-Wish Club, Key Club president, varsity water polo and swimming, Nautical Club, Athletic Living Youth Club, Pink Ribbon Club, Early Academic Outreach Program, National Youth Leadership Forum-Medicine in Washington, California Scholarship Federation.
Community: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure participant, AYSO volunteer, Gymnastics, Girl Scouts of America, Feed My Starving Children, CM Aquatics Club volunteer coach, Hoag Hospital candy striper, tutor for N-MUSD music program
Honors: National Honors Society, Newport Beach Elks Scholarship Award, Lettered in Water Polo (three years) and swimming (four years)
College Plans: UC Irvine, possibly a physical science or pre-med major.
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, ASB, drama program, National Honor Society, N-MUSD student board member, Asian Club, cross-country, soccer, track and field.
Community: AYSO coach and referee, Coastkeeper, city manager intern, ROP Music Technology, ROP Virtual Enterprise, Costa Mesa Community Run.
Honors: Principal's Honor Roll; Advanced Principal's Honor Roll; All League in cross-country, track and field, and soccer; Kiwanis Athlete of the Month; Scholar Athlete; MVP cross-country and track; president of National Honors Society.
College Plans: George Mason University, majoring in both public and business administration.
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, junior varsity and varsity soccer, Key Club, California Scholarship Federation, Compassion in Action Club.
Community: AYSO, St. John the Baptist Summer School program, St. John the Baptist Parish Festival, Pacific Soccer Club, Christ Our Savior Parish Youth Group.
Honors: Principal's Honor Roll, Mustang Medallions for freshman English and Spanish, varsity soccer letter, secretary for National Honor Society.
College Plans: UC Irvine, majoring in biological sciences.
School Activities/Clubs: Freshman Club, Make-a-Wish Club, journalism, yearbook, track meet volunteer, KMESA, AP Honors classes, talent show, volunteer for Mesa Pride Day, crew member for several school musical productions.
Community: OC voting poll worker, Killybrooke Elementary tutor, Burger Records intern, volunteer for Davis Magnet School, Newport Beach Film Festival, and at Autumn Years.
Honors: Principal's Honor Roll, AP Scholar Award, Honor Roll, Community Service Achievement Award, AP Environmental Science Award, Senior of the Day, California Scholarship Federation, Freshman Club publicist.
College Plans: San Francisco State University, possibly majoring in journalism or psychology.
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, school newspaper, Virtual Enterprise, Compassion in Action Club.
Community: Elementary school tutor, volunteer for Newport Beach Public Library reading program, for Alzheimer's assisted living home, CMHS Cleanup Day, and at Davis Magnet School.
Honors: Honor Roll, Principal's Honor Roll, Medallion for AP English and Environmental Science, California Scholarship Federation, AP Scholar Award, Community Service Achievement Award, numerous AP and honors classes.
College Plans: UC Irvine, majoring in international studies, before continuing on to law school or graduate school for international relations.
School Activities/Clubs: Club soccer, JV and varsity soccer, National Honor Society, Make-a-Wish Club, cross-country, California Scholarship Federation, National Youth Leadership Conference.
Community: Daily Pilot Cup coach, ROP Retail and Merchandizing intern, Tias Arms volunteer, Project Success member, Costa Mesa Library volunteer, Working for Planet Popcorn.
Honors: National Honor Society vice president, club soccer captain, ZOE Science Academy officer, letter in varsity soccer.
College Plans: UC San Diego, majoring in bioengineering.
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, Virtual Enterprise, varsity soccer and cross-country.
Community: St. John the Baptist Teen Council, DaVco Enterprise intern, volunteer for school registration, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, and soup kitchen, working at Newport Landing as hostess trainer.
Honors: Honor Roll, Principals' Honor Roll, Save Our Youth Scholarship program, Mustang Award twice, Medallion for Physics, AP and honors classes.
College Plans: Cal State University Fullerton, majoring in mathematics and eventually teaching.
ESTANCIA HIGH SCHOOL
Recipients of the 32nd Annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, FCA, Key Club, varsity volleyball, JV/Frosh basketball, freshman mentoring program, Football Community Outreach (tree planting, tack meets, golf tournament).
Community: CM Pop Warner student mentor, Mesa Verde United Methodist Church Youth Commission, mission trips to Gautier, Miss., for Hurricane Katrina relief, Orlando, Fla. (Impact Florida) and Goleta, Calif., for Sierra Service Project.
Honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, Scholar Athlete, 2009-10 AP Calculus Student of the Year, 2009-10 AP U.S. History Student of the Year, three-year letterman in football, Football Player of the Week, JV/Frosh basketball captain and Mr. Hustle award.
College Plans: Accepted at USC, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara an UC San Diego to major in geology or engineering with minor in political science.
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Key Club, Tom's Club, Calculus Club, Marching Band, Jazz Band, basketball, volleyball, Ohana Athletic Club volleyball, freshman mentoring.
Community: Costa Mesa Church of Christ Youth Group, Costa Mesa Caring Kitchen volunteer.
Honors: CSF Seal Bearer, DAR Citizenship Award, Scholar Athlete, UCLA Regents Scholarship, president and founder of Calculus Club, vice president Tom's Club, three-year letterman in volleyball and one year in basketball.
College Plans: UCLA, majoring in mechanical engineering.
School Activities/Clubs: Journalism, Key Club, Animal Rights Club, tennis.
Honors: United K Service Award, Secretary of Key Club, vice president of Animal Rights Club
College Plans: UC Berkeley, majoring in molecular biology
School Activities/Clubs: Youth and Government, Kiwanis Key Club, Tom's Club, Freshman Mentor, Australia Sister-City Exchange Program, ASB, Journalism, varsity volleyball, soccer and swimming.
Community: St. Simon and Jude Youth Group, SCUBA Certified, club soccer.
Honors: Captain in varsity volleyball and soccer, Key Club Historian, Youth and Government vice president, treasurer of Tom's Club, ASB Junior Class Treasurer and ASB Treasurer, ROP Exchange Club Youth of the Year, front-page editor of newspaper, newspaper editor-in-chief, OC Scholar Athlete of the Week.
College Plans: Boston College or UC Berkeley, majoring in either journalism or pre-law.
THE FOLLOWING COMPLETE ESTANCIA HIGH SCHOOL'S TOP 5%
School Activities/Clubs: Youth in Government, Freshman Mentor, Surf Team, Ambassador to Australia, varsity water polo, basketball, volleyball, swimming and track and field.
Community: Hoag Hospital candy striper, Eagle Scout Project.
Honors: AP Scholar with Distinction, varsity water polo captain and MVP, 2010 MVP, All-CIF Division 3 2nd Team, varsity basketball captain.
College Plans: UCLA, majoring in pre-business economics.
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, football, tennis, wrestling, Math Club, student government.
Community: Volunteer for Corazon (house building for the poor in Tijuana, Mexico), Australian Sister City Exchange Program, volunteer for elementary school tutoring, coaching and teaching, Soup Kitchen, Christmas food and clothing distribution with church.
Honors: National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, Math Club treasurer, lettered in wrestling and football, qualified second in league and CIF Tournament for wrestling, Football Black Watch Honor, Scholar Athlete.
College Plans: Either UC Irvine or Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in biomedical engineering.
School Activities/Clubs: tennis, yearbook, Asian Culture Club, Key Club.
Community: Volunteer in public library and in several Key Club community service programs.
Honors: Vice president of Asian Culture Club, Coach's Award for Tennis, Scholar Athlete for four years, team captain for 2011 varsity tennis.
College Plans: Either CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach or San Diego State University, majoring in nursing, eventually working toward degree in medicine.
School Activities/Clubs: Varsity basketball for three years, AP classes since sophomore year.
Community: American Cancer Society.
Honors: Honor Roll all four years, three letters in basketball.
College Plans: Sonoma State University, majoring in business.
School Activities/Clubs: Youth and Government, Freshman Mentoring, varsity tennis, Key Club, Peer Assistance Leadership Program.
Community: Volunteer for Coastline College's Acquired Brain Injury Program Walk-a-thon and Graduation Ceremony, 2008 Presidential Election poll volunteer, Peer Court volunteer.
Honors: Honor Roll, Scholar Athlete Award for tennis, California Scholarship Federation Award, Key Club Award, vice president and treasurer of Key Club, varsity tennis letter.
College Plans: Either University of Washington or University of Arizona.
School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Freshman Mentor, UCI CampMed, UCI Criminology Outreach Program, UCI Global Connect, Book Club, Costa Mesa Internship Program, ROP Career in Education, UCI SAGE Scholars, Girls, Inc.
Community: Wilson Elementary School tutor, Boys & Girls Club tutor, Wilson Elementary School Project Success, work at Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill.
Honors: Save Our Youth Scholarship and Award of Merit, Scholar Athlete, yearbook editor, Book Club president, AVID ninth-grade Student of the Year, recognition by AVID for multiple extracurricular activities.
College Plans: Major in Spanish with teaching emphasis, minor in photography at one of six universities to which I have been accepted — UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and San Diego State.
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, UCI Medical Camp, UCLA National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Key Club, tennis, journalism, French Club, Asian Culture Club, Caring Hands Club, Animal Rights Club, Freshman Mentor.
Community: Children's Hospital of OC, Kelly's Closet, Caring Connection, CM Senior Center, Boys & Girls Club Service Project, OCC Book Festival, CHOC Carnival, Kiwanis fundraisers.
Honors: Orange County Scholar Athlete, AP Scholar Award, United K Awards, National Society of High School Scholars, Outstanding Achievement in Math, National Youth Leadership Scholarship and Certificate.
College Plans: Either UCLA or UC Berkeley, majoring in biology.
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, National Honors Society, Tom's Club, French Club, Book Club, tennis, softball, Yearbook Production, Freshman Mentors, AVID, UCI Global Connect, Mock Trial.
Community: Girls Inc. of OC, Save Our Youth, Boys and Girls Club of Costa Mesa, National Study, Wilson Elementary Project Caring, Harbor Fellowship, SOY Peer Tutor, Girl Scouts volunteer, Neighbors for Neighbors, OC Registrar of Voters, OC Early Literacy Program Book Drive, Latino Youth Conference, Walk Out of Poverty, photography course.
Honors: Honor roll, ELK Most Valuable Student Award, OC Scholar Athlete-Tennis and Softball, Math Student of the Year-Algebra II, AVID Award, AP Scholar with Honors, Honorary Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award.
College Plans: UCLA or UC Berkeley, majoring in Spanish literature.
School Activities/Clubs: Varsity soccer, tennis and swimming, Key Club, Youth in Government, Freshman Mentoring Program, Tom's Club, California Scholarship Federation, ASB.
Community: Hoag Hospital candy striper, Australian Exchange Program student ambassador.
Honors: ASB sophomore class secretary, junior class vice president, senior class vice president and school board representative; Key Club Publicist; Youth in Government Secretary and Historian; 1st Team All League, Orange Coast League Defensive MVP in Soccer; 1st Team All League in tennis; Scholar Athlete in soccer and tennis for four years; DAR Good Citizenship Award.
College Plans: Either UC Berkeley, University of Washington, UC Santa Barbara or San Diego State.
School Activities/Clubs: California Scholarship Federation, Book Club.
Community: Wilson Elementary School Mentor, Boys & Girls Club volunteer, Save Our Youth cleanup program.
College Plans: Attend community college for general education requirements and decide upon a direction, prior to transferring to a four-year university.
School Activities/Clubs: Engineering Innovation, Pink Ribbon, JV tennis, softball.
Community: Girls Inc., Save Our Youth, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality.
Honors: National Girls Inc. Scholarship.
College Plans: UC San Diego, eventually to become a pediatrician.
School Activities/Clubs: Varsity water polo, JV volleyball, UCI Criminology Outreach Program, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Shadowing Program, Freshman Mentoring Program, Pink Ribbon Club.
Community: Girls Inc.; Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; Sedgwick, Detert and Moran, LLP externship, Phu Nguyen campaign volunteer.
Honors: Scholar Athlete, AVID Leadership Award, National Girls Inc. Scholarship, AP Scholar, co-founder and president of Pink Ribbon Club (Breast Cancer Awareness).
College Plans: UCLA, majoring in comparative literature
Recipients — 32nd Annual Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards
MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL
School Activities/Clubs: N-MUSD student school board representative, ASB, teacher and office assistant.
Community: Whittier Elementary School Halloween Festival volunteer.
Honors: Honor Roll, Exchanger Club Scholarship.
College Plans: Orange Coast College before transferring to San Diego Mesa for its veterinary technician program and then on to UC Davis, to major in veterinary medicine.
BACK BAY HIGH SCHOOL
School Activities/Clubs: ASB, Green Technology training and education, Solar Photovoltaic courses, Vital Link Orange County career exploration program.
Community: Employed part time for last three years at local architecture firm, volunteer work for Back Bay High School, systems administration for the Universal Spiritual Church.
Honors: Vital Link Career Explorer Scholarship, Exchange Club Scholarship, Honor Roll.
College Plans: UC San Diego, majoring in either computer science or software engineering.
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
School Activities/Clubs: President of Doctors of Tomorrow, organizer of inaugural OCC Biomedical Science Conference, co-organizer of OCC Health Fair, student representative to Technology and Facilities Planning committees, member of Smoke-Free Project, co-founder and director of Mu Delta Rho Pre-Health Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society.
Community: Full-time research assistant at UCI during summer of 2010, volunteer undergraduate assistant at Keirstead Research Group.
Honors: Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, Joseph R. Kroll Outstanding Student Leader Award, ASOCC/InterClub Council Service and Leadership Scholarship, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Honors List one semester, Dean's List two semesters, President's List 2 semesters
College Plans: Bachelor's in biomedical engineering, and PhD or MD/PhD in neurology.
School Activities/Clubs: Student senator, chaired ASOCC Town Hall meeting on the college's smoking policy, ASOCC By-Laws Committee, Student Representative to Academic Petition Council, event coordinator for ASOCC College Life Committee, secretary for OCC Amnesty International.
Community: Volunteer for the Orange County Deaf Advocacy, works part-time in retail and as an OCC tutor.
Honors: Robert B. Moore Student Leader Award, Joseph R. Kroll Outstanding Student Leader Award, OCC Honors List two semesters, OCC President's List two semesters, completed OCC Honors academic program.
College Plans: UCLA, majoring in communications with an emphasis on political science, conducting research about rhetoric and methods to increase persuasion, eventually entering law school.
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
School Activities/Clubs: Majoring in music ministry, Welcome Week, CCLC, 2nd Leadership Conference of Assemblies of God for Higher Education, International Student meetings, The Lewis Wilson Institute, START-Planning Church Conference, Concert Choir events, Undergraduate Student Speaker at Assemblies of God's District Council, Worship Poluza, undergraduate student commencement speaker.
Community: City Serve, Concert Choir at the Costa Mesa Bethel Towers.
Honors: Concert Choir Bass Sectional Leader; Internship at The Rock-Foursquare Church in Anaheim; International Student Advisor; Worship Leader; Worship, Sound and Media Coordinator; Barbara Kraiss Scholarship.
Future Plans: Pursue a master's degree in worship with an emphasis in conducting.
School Activities/Clubs: Majored in business administration, ASB freshman activities director and on-campus activities director, Pre-VU tour guide to perspective students, resident assistant on the transfer floor in Catalina Hall, Acting on Aids member, undergraduate admissions telecounselor, Students in Free Enterprise Success Skills project manager, executive board member on Student Government Assn. serving as vice president of administration and activities, Diversity Program art display.
Community: 2007 San Diego Fire Relief Missions Trip, 2009 Hurricane Ike Relief Missions Trip, TOMS: A Day for Awareness, City Serve (four years), Kids Day on Campus: Spend a Day with a Foster Child, Krochet Kids International: Events Specialists.
Honors: Academic Director Scholarship, Academic Honors List, represented VUSC at the Assemblies of God Student Leadership Conference in Missouri, Internship at McDermott & Bull Executive Search Firm, event staff for athletic department, Student Affairs undergraduate intern on Love the Lobby Committee and planning the Presidential Inauguration Student Party, highest grade on Business Capstone presentation.
Future Plans: Work for an OC event coordinator, eventually starting own business as an event planner.
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2011
Sophomore outfielder Matt Moynihan, the 2010-2011 OCC Male Athlete of the Year, led the Pirates with a .450 batting average, while racking up 50 hits in 111 at-bats, with 32 runs, 7 doubles, 3 triples, one home run, 30 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 16 attempts. Moynihan is trying to become the first OCC player to finish the season with a batting average above .400 since current Major Leaguer Donnie Murphy accomplished the feat in 2002 (.422). Moynihan could set the school's all-time record for highest batting average, currently held by OCC Hall of Famer Joey James at .443, set in 1986. Following his career at OCC, he will attend the University of Texas.
Women's Cross Country/Track
Sara Toberty has been setting the pace for the OCC cross-country and track and field teams throughout the fall and spring semesters. On the cross-country team, she led the Pirates to their 15th straight Orange Empire Conference title, as well as fourth-place team finishes in the Southern California Regionals and CCCAA state meet. Toberty won the OEC title with a 5K time of 18:52.4 and finished in the top 10 in both the SoCal Regionals and the state meet, placing eighth in each. This spring she set a new school record in the 3,000 with a time of 9:47.67 at the Coast Invitational, nearly a minute faster than the rest of the field. Toberty is currently the state leader in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 events. She plans to transfer to UCLA and continue to compete.
VANGUARD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2011
CHRISTIAN DE GLYMES
Men's Track & Field
Christian de Glymes' athletic career at Vanguard has been one of school records, personal bests and numerous awards — repeatedly named All-GSAC, top finisher in every race in 2009, Athlete of the Year, NAIA Scholar Athlete, personal bests in 8K, school records in 10K and 3K, Most Inspirational Athlete, and returned as team captain. He finishes his career as one of the most decorated Lion runners. According to Coach Bryan, "Christian has been an amazing gift to our program … an extremely hard worker, outstanding leader, exceptional student, Christ-follower, and true teammate." de Glymes' has now graduated, having pursued a major in sociology.
Sara Boyd returned to the Lions for her senior season, after already having a spectacular career at Vanguard. She had earned All-GSAC honors with exceptional player statistics, including ranking seventh in the nation for total assists, 10th in assists per game and first in assist to turnover ratio. She has continued to be one of the outstanding players for the Vanguard Lions. Boyd believes that basketball has taught her that hard work pays off and has now graduated, having majored in kinesiology. She plans on a career as a physical therapist.
Tomislav Colic has completed his fourth and final season and sensational athletic career with the Vanguard Lions. Repeating as team captain, Colic's credits have included NAIA Second-Team All-American, and season scoring leader. He has been playing soccer for 16 years, played club soccer in Serbia and hopes to play professionally after having graduated from Vanguard as an international business major. Coach Dodge considers Colic both a team leader and the hardest working player on the team.
Gabriela Bergmoanova transferred to Vanguard as a sophomore from Auburn University and began this past year as a junior, team captain, and one of the best players in the country. As a sophomore she was the top-ranked player in the NAIA with a 22-1 record in the top spot in Vanguard's lineup. Described as hard-working and dedicated to improving all aspects of her life, Bergmoanova is pursuing a major in international business and hopes to pursue a successful career in business.
SOURCE: Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce