George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2018-19 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Football Recruits

Mathew Avii

Name: Mathew Avii

High School: Not Available

Sport(s): Football

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Tyson Bennion

Name: Tyson Bennion

High School: Churchill High School (Eugene, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back and safety

Height / Weight: 5-9, 170

High School Highlights:
No statistics available

Why I chose George Fox:
I enjoy the atmosphere and coaching staff George Fox has to offer. The people genuinely seemed to care about me. The motto “Be Known” is exactly what I felt when I was on campus. Along with the small campus and class sizes, I think Fox will be a great place to connect and grow with others with similar goals like myself.

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Aric Bergers

Name: Aric Bergers

High School: Clackamas High School (Clackamas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-2, 175

High School Highlights:
No statistics available.

Why I chose George Fox:
It feels like home.

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Tavin Blair

Name: Tavin Blair

High School: Chiawana High School (Pasco, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back and wide receiver

Height / Weight: 5-9, 170

High School Highlights:
Named an all-Mid-Columbia Conference defender as a senior, when he recorded 39 total tackles and broke up 12 passes

Why I chose George Fox:
It is the perfect fit. I have the opportunity to continue to play football and get an amazing education.

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Chad Bletko

Name: Chad Bletko

High School: Clackamas High School (Clackamas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Tight end

Height / Weight: 6-1, 245

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league (Class 6A Mt. Hood League) and second-team all-state recognition as a senior, when he caught 29 passes for 557 yards and eight touchdowns; was member of 6A state championship team and served as team captain his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the school offered a great business program and offered an opportunity to play high-level football, with a great coaching staff and teammates.

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Kyle Brabec

Name: Kyle Brabec

High School: Hockinson High School (Battle Ground, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Outside linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 192

High School Highlights:
Was a Washington all-state defensive end and first-team all-league defensive end (Class 2A Greater St. Helens League) as a senior, when he helped team win a 2A state championship; named his team’s defensive MVP and was a team captain his senior year, when he recorded 56 tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted coaches who valued me as more than just a player and teammates who cared about their brothers before themselves. The Bruins are a team on the rise, and I can’t wait to be a part of the championship we are going to win!

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Spencer Clements

Name: Spencer Clements

High School: Silverton High School (Silverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-3, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league receiver (Class 5A Mid-Willamette Conference) and a second-team all-state player as a senior, when he caught 59 passes for 941 yards and 12 touchdowns; was first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state his junior year, when he caught 50 passes for 780 yards and nine touchdowns; named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year as senior

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it was all around the best fit out of every single college I looked at. George Fox offers a strong Christ-centered education, which is very important to me. I also formed great relationships with the whole coaching staff from the very beginning. I was always welcomed into the Bruin family, and that was huge for me.

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Ian Cleveland

Name: Ian Cleveland

High School: Dufur High School (Dufur, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Fullback, defensive tackle and inside linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-8, 205

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors on offense as a running back and first team on defense as a tackle his senior year (Class 1A Big Sky League); was named first-team all-state on defense and honorable mention on offense his senior season; was a first-team all-state and all-league selection on both sides of the ball his junior year; made state’s first team as a sophomore offensive guard; was a team captain his junior and senior years and helped Dufur win state titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017; carried ball 59 times for 588 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to play football for a team that is committed to excellence and integrity on and off the field. I like the small-college feel and welcoming faculty at George Fox. The school has a strong mission statement and is well-grounded in the Bible, which can be seen throughout the campus. The engineering department is one of the finest in Oregon, and the football team, although only a few years old, competes well against other more established college football programs.

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Cole Crass

Name: Cole Crass

High School: Lynden High School (Lynden, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive Line

Height / Weight: 6’ 3”, 240

High School Highlights:
First Team All-Conference Offensive Line; Honorable Mention All-Conference Defensive Line

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it felt different than other schools I visited. I felt like I would be able to continue football at the next level while being around the kind of people I want to be around, and getting the kind of education I want.

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Curtis Crawford

Name: Curtis Crawford

High School: Dufur High School (Dufur, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end and tight end

Height / Weight: 6-0, 225

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-state honors (Class 1A) as both a tight end and defensive end his senior year; was a first-team all-league (Big Sky Conference) player at both positions his senior season; received second-team all-league recognition as a junior, honorable mention honors as a sophomore, and all-league second-team mention as a tight end his first year; member of state championship teams in 2015, 2016 and 2017; caught 18 passes for 517 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior tight end while recording nine sacks as a defensive end and scoring one defensive touchdown

Why I chose George Fox:
It’s a nationally recognized Christian school. I also really enjoy the coaching staff, and it has a great football program.

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Austin Davis

Name: Austin Davis

High School: Sam Barlow High School (Corbett, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback, linebacker, defensive tackle, fullback and running back

Height / Weight: 6-3, 230

High School Highlights:
Earned Mt. Hood Conference (Class 6A) honorable mention honors as a quarterback his senior year, when he connected on 66 of 100 passes for 875 yards; also rushed for 257 yards on 40 carries; named team’s Most Inspirational Player and was a team captain as a senior; recipient of Coaches Award and inaugural Austin Davis Award his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I believe in what Coach Chris Casey wants to achieve with his team and how he wants to do it. I was also attracted to the beautiful campus and the school’s business program.

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Mason Dominguez

Name: Mason Dominguez

High School: AC Davis High School (Yakima, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive tackle, offensive guard and nose tackle

Height / Weight: 6-2, 290

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors (Class 4A Columbia Basin Big Nine) in 2017-18; named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year and its Lineman of the Year in 2014-15

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it felt like a place that I truly belonged to and could thrive in.

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Joshua Erling

Name: Joshua Erling

High School: Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Outside linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 205

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team Class 4A All-Wesco honors as a senior and was a second-team all-area linebacker; served as team captain and was his squad’s Defensive Player of the Year his final season; is the school leader in sacks both for career and in a season; recorded 14 sacks, 62 tackles and three forced fumbles his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
It’s the best place for me to grow as a person mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, on and off the field.

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Dylan Gabriel

Name: Dylan Gabriel

High School: Central Catholic High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Center and offensive line

Height / Weight: 6-11, 285

High School Highlights:
Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a center (Class 6A) and was named to Mt. Hood Conference’s first team in 2017; was an honorable mention all-league center as a junior; served as a team captain in 2017 and was the team’s Touchdown Backer Scholarship Winner that season

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to be challenged both academically and athletically while being able to pursue a faith-based education.

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Kobe Garcia

Name: Kobe Garcia

High School: Silverton High School (Silverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-10, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-Mid-Willamette Conference honors (Class 5A) as a defensive back in 2016 and was named an all-MWC second-team wide receiver that same season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the people involved with the university. I feel welcomed when I'm on campus, which is very important to me. I also want to be a part of something special and grow into a very responsible man, and I believe that George Fox can get me there.

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Bryant Gerdes

Name: Bryant Gerdes

High School: Payette High School (Payette, Idaho)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-3, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference (Class 3A Snake River Valley Conference) and all-state recognition his senior year; scored 15 touchdowns and collected more than 1,000 receiving yards in his first full year of football as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it felt like home on my visit. The environment is one I can see myself in for four years and be a successful student-athlete at.

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Hayden Glenn

Name: Hayden Glenn

High School: Cottage Grove High School (Cottage Grove, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-0, 165

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-state recognition (Class 4A) as a senior wide receiver and was a first-team all-state defensive back; was a second-team all-state wide receiver and honorable mention defensive back in 2016; helped team win a state title in 2017 and finish second at state in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
It has great academics along with fantastic people and sports facilities. It was not a hard decision; it’s just a fantastic place.

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Chance Hansen

Name: Chance Hansen

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-conference recognition (Class 5A Northwest Oregon League) his senior year; was an all-academic player in 2016 and 2017; named his team’s Most Inspirational Player as a senior; recorded 34 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, two sacks and an interception his final year

Why I chose George Fox:
The community and values of the university are a perfect fit for what I looked for when choosing my home for the next four years.

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Adam Hawker

Name: Adam Hawker

High School: Ontario High School (Ontario, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide Receiver

Height / Weight: 6’ 3”, 175

High School Highlights:
Honorable Mention All-State Wide Receiver; 1st Team All-Greater Oregon League Wide Receiver; 1st Team All-Greater Oregon League Defensive Back; 2017-18 Most Valuable Player

Why I chose George Fox:
The opportunities available for myself, including continuing my football career with an elite program. Also, having the ability to study mechanical engineering at one of the most prestigious schools in the area. I believe I have the opportunity to become the man I intend to be through George Fox University.

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Matt Henry

Name: Matt Henry

High School: Hockinson High School (Brush Prairie, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-state honors on championship team at the Class 2A level in 2017; was also a first-team all-region defensive back and a first-team all-league selection as a senior (Greater St. Helens League); was a first-team all-league wide receiver in 2016 and a second-team punter that season; served as team captain in 2017, when he recorded 45 tackles and two interceptions on defense and caught 44 passes for 520 yards and seven touchdowns on offense

Why I chose George Fox:
I like the championship attitude of the coaches and of the university community as a whole. I felt it would be a place to grow as an athlete and as a person. I like the fact the George Fox community believes that we are "spiritually called" to service. I believe the school will help me find my gifts to give to this world.

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Jarius Jackson

Name: Jarius Jackson

High School: Tualatin High School (Tualatin, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-0, 205

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honorable mention honors (Class 6A Three Rivers League) as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it’s a great school academically and athletically.

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Kross Knoll

Name: Kross Knoll

High School: Cashmere High School (Cashmere, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive back and wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-0, 195

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 1A Caribou Trail League) as both a defensive back and wide receiver in 2017; earned all-star game selection as a senior; scored nine touchdowns as a wide receiver and picked off six passes on defense his final season of high school; holds the school record for most receiving yards in a game (177); served as a team captain in 2017; was a first-team all-league wide receiver and second-team defensive back in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
The atmosphere surrounding the team was something I had never felt before. The team has an energy about it that says the Bruins are going places. Also, the university felt very inviting and I look forward to being a part of it.

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Cooper Ladd

Name: Cooper Ladd

High School: Cottage Grove High School (Cottage Grove, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 185

High School Highlights:
Earned 2017 first-team all-state honors as an inside linebacker (Class 4A) and was the 2017 first-team all-state Defensive Player of the Year; was a first-team all-state center, a first-team all-league inside linebacker and the all-league co-defensive player of the year in 2017; named a first-team all-league center, a second-team all-state center and a first-team all-league center in 2016; named his team’s MVP in 2017 and its Outstanding Defensive Player while also earning a Scholar-Athlete Award with a 4.0 GPA

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the academics that are offered as well as the excellent football program.

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Justin Montijo

Name: Justin Montijo

High School: Oak Hills High School (Oak Hills, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Cornerback and wide receiver

Height / Weight: 5-11, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Southern Section) and All-Area recognition as a senior, when he recorded 49 tackles, including four tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery; helped team win a California Interscholastic Federation championship in 2015 and an MRL title in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I like both the coaching staff’s and players’ commitment to excellence on and off the field.

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Byron Morris

Name: Byron Morris

High School: Newberg High School (Newberg, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football, Track & Field

Position(s): Wide Receiver

Height / Weight: 5’ 8”, 160

High School Highlights:
No Statistics Available

Why I chose George Fox:
I want a great education.

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Anthony Pasion

Name: Anthony Pasion

High School: Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive Line

Height / Weight: 6’ 0”, 290

High School Highlights:
2nd team All-Metro Defensive Line; Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the amazing people that I have met every time I came down here for a visit. And, from all the amazing things I have heard about the education.

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Ryan Peters

Name: Ryan Peters

High School: AG West Black Hills High (Tumwater, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive End

Height / Weight: 6’ 3”, 220

High School Highlights:
2A Evergreen Conference 1st-Team All League Linebacker; Team Captain

Why I chose George Fox:
The people I met were great! I loved the attitude of the team and coaches, and the academics are great in the school!

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Brandon Piete

Name: Brandon Piete

High School: Regis High School (Stayton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 160

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors as a linebacker and second-team recognition as a running back (Class 2A Tri-Valley League) as a senior; was a first-team all-state running back as a junior, when he scored 17 touchdowns on 85 carries; also made league’s first team as an RB and second team as a linebacker his junior season; helped team win league and state titles as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a beautiful campus and close to home. I want to help build the football program, and the coaches make you feel wanted.

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Jacob Rhea

Name: Jacob Rhea

High School: Del Campo High School (Carmichael, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Kicker and defensive line

Height / Weight: 6-0, 220

High School Highlights:
Named an All-Metro first-team and all-league first-team punter (Class D3 Capital Valley Conference) as a senior; helped team go a perfect 10-0 to win a league championship his final year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I like the atmosphere and the coaching staff.

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Haiden Schaan

Name: Haiden Schaan

High School: Cascade Christian High School (Medford, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 6-0, 195

High School Highlights:
Named the Southern Cascade League’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017; earned first-team all-league honors 2014 through 2017 and was a first-team all-state quarterback at the Class 3A level in 2015 and 2017; was the All-State Offensive Player of the Year in 2017, when he helped lead his team to a state championship; was part of team that won conference titles in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; was also a second-team all-state punter in 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the great team and Christian values in sports, along with its highly ranked academics.

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Lucas Schwin

Name: Lucas Schwin

High School: Churchill High School (Eugene, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-10, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors as a wide receiver and second-team recognition as a defensive back in 2017 (Class 5A Midwestern League); was a 2017 honorable mention all-state wide receiver as a senior; named second-team all-league as a receiver and honorable mention as a punter in 2016; served as team captain as senior and named Player of the Game in state semifinals game; as a senior recorded 857 receiving yards, averaging 17.1 yards per catch, and scored 13 touchdowns

Why I chose George Fox:
The environment and energy of the school immediately caught my attention. The staff and athletes were very welcoming while I was on my recruiting visit. The professors and students I was able to meet were very inviting and showed me the campus. George Fox also provides me an excellent opportunity to pursue a career I want while having small classes to develop relationships with the professors. The football team has a championship mentality toward everything that they do on and off the field, which will benefit me both athletically and academically.

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Donovan Scurlock

Name: Donovan Scurlock

High School: Sheldon High School (Eugene, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive and defensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-0, 275

High School Highlights:
Earned honorable mention all-league honors his junior and senior years (Class 6A Southwest Conference); was a team captain his senior year, when he started at left guard and at defensive tackle

Why I chose George Fox:
It’s a great school, and I can pursue my dream of playing college football. The coaching staff was great, and I feel like I’m part of a huge family.

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Spencer Shadbolt

Name: Spencer Shadbolt

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Center, Offensive Line

Height / Weight: 6’ 3”, 260

High School Highlights:
Honorable Mention All Conference, 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to follow in the footsteps of both of my brothers. Tanner just finished four years of Bruin Football and will graduate this year. My brother, Austin, has played two years of football and will be a junior next fall. I'm really excited to continue the "Shadbolt Tradition" of playing football at George Fox University. I will work hard to make my family proud - both as a student and an athlete!

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Brandon Underwood

Name: Brandon Underwood

High School: Glencoe High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive Line

Height / Weight: 6’ 1”, 240

High School Highlights:
Selected for the Les Schwab Bowl (Oregon’s All Star Football Game); Team Captain 2017; Defensive MVP 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
t felt like home, I loved the campus, and the coaches and players that I met were amazing people. George Fox has the area of study I want to get a degree in, and was close to home so my family can come watch me play.

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Brandt Waller

Name: Brandt Waller

High School: Mountain View High School (Bend, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive lineman and linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 225

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference honors (Class 5A Special District 1) and honorable mention all-state recognition as an offensive lineman his senior year; was also a second-team all-conference defensive lineman his senior season; named his team’s most valuable lineman and selected a “Co-Bad Boy of the Year” as a senior, when he recorded 47 tackles, a team-high 33 assisted tackles, 15 tackles for loss and five sacks

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it’s the only school that both wanted me for football and had an engineering program. Plus, it's close to home, and most importantly, it feels like home.

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Cyrus Williams

Name: Cyrus Williams

High School: Damonte Ranch High School (Reno, Nevada)

Sport(s): Football and track and field

Position(s): Defensive end (football); throwing events (track)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 230

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors in football (Class 4A NIAA North Region) for his play as a defensive end and offensive tackle in 2017; also in football, he made the NIAA All-Academic Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017; in track, was an All-Region second-team discus thrower and a 2016-17 NIAA All-Academic Team recipient; as a senior, started every game at right tackle for top-scoring offense in the region and recorded 38 tackles; recorded a personal-best throw of 162 feet, 6 inches in discus as senior

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the perfect place for me spiritually, academically and athletically.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.