Student athletes make the grade in CCC

Friday, November 9, 2012


For many Corban University students, juggling classes, homework and tests to maintain good grades is a full-time job.

For the University’s athletes, it is all that and much more as they schedule training and games into their daily regimens. However, for the second straight year Corban athletes topped the charts in the Bank of the Cascades Academic All-Cascade Collegiate Conference.

Thirty-eight Corban athletes have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, the most from any individual CCC member school. A total of 227 fall-sport athletes from the 10 schools were recognized.

“There is definitely a balance involved and at times it can be extremely challenging,” said senior Karisa Legg. “This year has been the hardest for me because I am balancing volleyball, Corban classes, and doing my student teaching at Chavez Elementary School.” While the acknowledgement is rewarding for senior Allison Knotts, a business major and soccer player, it is also a time for reflection.

“While I have worked hard, I see where I could have performed better or perhaps where I should have put forth more effort and gotten a better result,” she said. “I am proud of my accomplishments to be sure, but am always hoping to improve.”

The recognition is significant for Bryce Bernard, the University’s faculty athletic representative who tracks the athletes’ academic records.

“Corban student-athletes truly understand what it means to be a student and an athlete,” he said.  “We are blessed as faculty to work with student-athletes that are so committed to exceling in the classroom.  Recent research has proven that their academic experience is significantly enhanced by their participation in college athletics.” 

To see a list of all 38 Corban student athletes who made the grade, visit

  • Thirty-eight Corban University fall sport student-athletes earned cumulative GPA's of 3.2 or higher.

    Karisa Legg - pictured above

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