Pitzer College Student Athletes Recognized for 2011-12 Season

Claremont, Calif (April 30, 2012) — Pitzer College congratulates seniors Perri Hopkins ’12, Anna Oxborough-Yankus ’12, Teresa (Traci) Lopez ’12 and Travis Rooke-Ley ’12 for their athletic excellence. They were recognized at the 2011-12 Student Athlete Awards dinner on April 25.

Hopkins won the Daley Award for Athletic Achievement. Hopkins is the co-captain of the Women’s Water Polo team which won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship on Sunday. She was a second-team All-American in 2011 and a first-team SCIAC selection. A biology major, Hopkins has been named an all-academic selection by the Collegiate Water Polo Association multiple times. The Sagehen Women’s Water Polo team finished the SCIAC undefeated, having gone 10-0 in regular and postseason play. The team will compete in the SCIAC Championships at San Diego State in two weeks.

Oxborough-Yankus, co-captain of the Women’s Water Polo team, received the Judie and Frank Fenton Award for Athletic Leadership, honoring leadership on and off the field—or, in this case, in and out of the pool. Oxborough-Yankus has been a Collegiate Water Polo Association All-Academic selection and second-team All-SCIAC selection. She serves as the athletic coordinator in Pitzer’s Admissions Office. Oxborough-Yankus had 10 goals in the SCIAC Tournament; she and co-captain Hopkins combined for 77 goals during the regular season.

Lopez was named the Most Outstanding Female Student Athlete. A forward on the Pitzer-Pomona Women’s Soccer team, Lopez was a first-team All-SCIAC selection and ended her senior year with 11 goals—the most on the team and tied for second in the SCIAC. She has also been a SCIAC All-Academic team selection.

Rooke-Ley was named the Most Outstanding Male Student Athlete. Rooke-Ley is a starting pitcher and outfielder on the Pitzer-Pomona Baseball team which finished in second place in the SCIAC. Rooke-Ley ended the season 8-3 from the mound and was a first-team SCIAC All-Academic team selection in 2011.

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About Sagehen Athletics

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.

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