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 2017-18 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.

2017 Student-Athlete Commitments, Organized by Sport2017 Student-Athlete Commitments, Organized by Sport

Baseball

Thomas Andrew

Name: Thomas Andrew

High School: Lakeridge High School (Lake Oswego, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher, first baseman and third baseman

Height / Weight: 6-1, 195

High School Highlights:
Named an honorable mention all-league pitcher in 2015 (Class 6A Three Rivers League); currently hitting .400 this spring with no errors; as a junior hit .325 and didn’t commit an error at first base

Why I chose George Fox:
I want a great education and the chance to play an amazing sport with an awesome coaching staff while remaining close to home.

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Marc Audet

Name: Marc Audet

High School: Saddleback Valley Christian High School (San Juan Capistrano, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Infielder

Height / Weight: 6-1, 195

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
The coaching staff is great, and the family feel to the campus and baseball team is something I want to be a part of.

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Austin Baek

Name: Austin Baek

High School: Bothell High School (Bothell, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 5-9, 185

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Class 4A Kingco League) in 2016; serving as team captain in 2017 and was hitting .351 with a home run as of mid-April; batted .446 as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
Right when I stepped on campus it felt like home, and I felt comfortable. It isn't too far away from home, but it’s far enough to be independent. It has great academics and a strong baseball program, which I am excited to play for.

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Drake Carter

Name: Drake Carter

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Shortstop, second baseman and third baseman

Height / Weight: 5-10, 170

High School Highlights:
Led team in RBIs as a junior and, as a sophomore, led JV team in RBIs and batting average

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the right fit for me from the beginning. The coaches, the facilities, the school, everything. From the minute I walked on campus and saw how the baseball team went about their practices and games, I knew it would be the right school and program for me. Having the opportunity to go to school, while grow in my faith is huge for me. George Fox felt like home right away.

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Jackson Davis

Name: Jackson Davis

High School: Tumwater High School (Tumwater, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher

Height / Weight: 6-1, 185

High School Highlights:
Named an All-Evergreen Conference honorable mention player and to the league’s all-academic team as a sophomore and junior; served as a team captain his junior and senior seasons and was a four-year letterman; hitting .348 with a .522 slugging percentage, 12 RBIs and an .892 OPS his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it felt like home. From the first time I stepped on campus and met the players and coaches, I felt like I was a part of the family. George Fox was the perfect combination of school, home and baseball.

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Chase Fetzer

Name: Chase Fetzer

High School: Fred C. Beyer High School (Modesto, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): First baseman and pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-4, 175

High School Highlights:
Helped team win Modesto Metro Conference titles in 2014 and 2016; recipient of team’s Coaches Award in 2013 and 2014, named its MVP in 2015 and was an all-district and all-league selection in 2015; as a junior, he went 6-2 with an ERA of 1.68 while striking out 42 batters in 50 innings; he also threw a no-hitter and, at the plate, hit .372 with 35 RBIs

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox was the very first university that looked at my athletic profile on the field level when I was recruit available. Their interest stayed true in me throughout the four years I played high school baseball. As a senior I was contacted by their recruiting program at a Trosky Baseball Camp as a recruit interest to their program, scheduled an official campus visit, and knew within 24 hours of that visit that George Fox was the university for me. The campus is gorgeous, academically fitting and being recruited to play at the next level sealed the deal. I am looking forward to being a part of the Bruin family.

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Turner Glenn

Name: Turner Glenn

High School: Cedar Park Christian High School (Bothell, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Shortstop and second base

Height / Weight: 6-0, 165

High School Highlights:
Named all-conference shortstop 2016; served as high school team captain in 2016 and 2017; three-year varsity starter at shortstop; batted .380 with a .500 OBP and .972 fielding percentage in 2017.

Why I chose George Fox:
From the minute Coach Kopple showed me around campus I just loved the atmosphere in the classroom and on the field. I wanted to go to a school with small, personal classes with professors that care about me, and George Fox felt like the perfect fit. Fox gives me the opportunity to pursue my goals both academically and on the baseball field in a way that not many other schools can offer.

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Gage Gloster

Name: Gage Gloster

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Third base and pitcher

Height / Weight: 5-8, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned Northwest Oregon Conference (Class 5A) honorable mention honors as a third baseman in 2016 and was a NWOC all-conference scholar-athlete that same season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the way it made me feel when I first stepped foot on campus, when I met the coaches of the baseball team, and the community around campus. I have never felt more at home at someplace new. It is like my second home. If it wasn't for the baseball coaches I wouldn't have found the right school for me. And for that I thank you more than you could imagine. George Fox is the place where I will succeed not only on the field but also academically.

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Preston Johnson

Name: Preston Johnson

High School: Eagle Point High School (Medford, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Right-handed pitcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6-0, 170

High School Highlights:
Member of the Class 6A North Medford team that won a 2014 state championship; hit .401 in summer ball after junior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the Christian atmosphere, the education is amazing, and all the people I have met are great.

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Cutter Kitson

Name: Cutter Kitson

High School: Boulder Creek High School (Anthem, Arizona)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher

Height / Weight: 5-11, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors (Class 6A Desert Valley Conference) in 2016; named his team’s Most Improved Player in 2015 and 2016 and its Coach’s Award recipient both of those years; started all four years on varsity and, as of mid-season this year, was hitting .452 in 42 at-bats

Why I chose George Fox:
I felt the transition in baseball would be a positive one, and I wanted a small private school where everyone supports each other. I really felt welcomed from the first time I met Coach Marty Hunter and came to campus to visit.

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Nate Leid

Name: Nate Leid

High School: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-0, 165

High School Highlights:
Named second-team all-conference (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) in 2016; helped team win conference titles in 2014 and 2015 and finish second in 2016; as a junior he pitched 36 and two-thirds innings, finishing with a 1.52 ERA, 19 strikeouts and 12 runs allowed

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the strong Christian environment, fantastic academics, and the opportunity to play baseball on an exceptional team.

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Elija Martinez

Name: Elija Martinez

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Baseball and football

Position(s): Defensive line (football); first base (baseball)

Height / Weight: 6-0, 250

High School Highlights:
Named to the Del Rio League’s first team on both offensive and defensive line in 2015; also an All-California Interscholastic Federation first-team offensive lineman in both 2015 and 2016; named football team’s Lineman of the Year in 2015 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016; named baseball team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2015; recorded five sacks and 53 tackles as a senior in football and hit .588 with a .982 fielding percentage in baseball

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to play football in college with three of my high school teammates that will be attending in the fall. I also have former teammates currently playing at George Fox now. They say it’s a great school. The university also has the major that I want to take.

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Nehemiah Rodriguez

Name: Nehemiah Rodriguez

High School: St. Paul High School (Santa Fe Springs, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Right-handed pitcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6-3, 160

High School Highlights:
No information provided

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I loved the small Christian school feel and felt right at home when I stepped on campus.

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Zac Tapio

Name: Zac Tapio

High School: Ilwaco High School (Long Beach, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-3, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 2B Pacific League) in both 2015 and 2016; was also named to All-Area Team in 2016; was a Trico League all-league honorable mention selection in 2014; named his team’s MVP in 2015 and 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I enjoy the beautiful campus and the academics/religion classes that the school has to offer. Also, the baseball program was a major deciding factor. Overall, the school was a great fit.

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Cooper Wohlgemuth

Name: Cooper Wohlgemuth

High School: Roosevelt High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6-0, 160

High School Highlights:
Was an eight-time Portland Interscholastic League honor roll recipient

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the perfect combination of rigorous academics and a competitive athletics program. Also, the family aspect of the baseball program immediately tied me in.

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Men's Basketball

Brent Wilson

Name: Brent Wilson

High School: Issaquah High School (Issaquah, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Power forward and center

Height / Weight: 6-7, 215

High School Highlights:
Led Class 4A Kingco League in blocks and field goal percentage as a senior; finished among league’s top 10 in rebounds his final season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its Christian emphasis, its reputation for athletic and academic standards, and because it has close family ties.

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Tyler Yost

Name: Tyler Yost

High School: Olympic High School (Bremerton, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 6-5, 190

High School Highlights:
Named Kitsap Player of the Year and an all-league MVP as a senior, when he averaged 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists per game; earned all-league second-team recognition in 2015-16 (Class 2A Olympic League), and was an all-league honorable mention and state championship sportsmanship award-winner in 2014-15

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to go to a school that would allow me to play the sport I love and attain the education that I desire.

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Women's Basketball

Emma Fisk

Name: Emma Fisk

High School: Columbia River High School (Vancouver, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Center

Height / Weight: 6-4

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 2A Greater St. Helens League) her junior season; averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks as a senior; named her team’s Most Inspirational Player both her junior and senior years

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the academics.

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Dani Harley

Name: Dani Harley

High School: South Salem High School (Salem, Oregon)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Was a 2017 McDonald’s All-American nominee, when she averaged 14.1 points per game, hit 45 percent of her shots from the field, shot 40 percent from three-point range and made 92 percent of her free throws; named the state-championship MVP in 2016 after helping her team win a Class 6A championship; she also won a state title in 2015 and helped her squad to Greater Valley championships all four years of high school; named her team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
I've known the basketball coach, Mike Meek, for a long time as well as the assistant coach, Kevin Ruble. George Fox has a great community that I'd love to be a part of. I can't wait to build my relationship with God, and I knew this was a perfect school to do so. George Fox is also close to home, which was a big factor when I was choosing colleges.

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Katelyn Huguenin

Name: Katelyn Huguenin

High School: Kamiak High School (Mukilteo, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Shooting guard

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Named a Wesco 4A honorable mention player in 2016 and 2017; recipient of team’s Coach’s Award in 2014-15 and 2015-16; named team’s Most Improved Player in 2015-16 and served as a team captain her senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the community and the Be Known promise. I believe being at George Fox for the next four years will help me grow into the person I ultimately want to be.

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Madison Hull

Name: Madison Hull

High School: Western Mennonite High School (Salem, Oregon)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Point guard and wing

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-state and all-league (Class 2A Tri-River League) as well as all-tournament as a senior, when she averaged 24.8 points per game and broke school records for points in one game (41) and rebounds in one game (27); at state, she averaged a state-record 27.2 points per game; named Player of the Year for all classifications (1A to 6A) her final season; was named first team all-tournament, league and state as a sophomore and junior; selected second-team all-league, tournament and state as a freshman

Why I chose George Fox:
It has a great community and is a faith-based school. My high school that I go to is incredible when it comes to community and I didn't think that I would find anything close to that in college. When I came to George Fox for a basketball game, I was blown away at the support they got. I also have heard that coach Meek cares a lot about his players and cares more about who they will become instead of who they are as basketball players. That's not always the case at other colleges. I know he wants to win and will do everything he can to win, but that's not what he's all about. I also love how Christ is the center of everything here. When I came on my last tour, everything just felt right. I couldn't put it into words for you, it just feels like that's where I am supposed to be, and I am thankful that George Fox has what I am looking for.

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Brooke McCall

Name: Brooke McCall

High School: The Dalles High School (The Dalles, Oregon)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Forward and guard

Height / Weight: 5-11

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-conference player (Class 5A Columbia River Conference) as a junior and senior and was a second-team all-conference selection her sophomore year; was also an all-conference soccer player; named team’s MVP her junior year and was team’s leading scorer as both a junior and senior; served as team captain her final two years; scored 200-plus points and led squad in rebounding, averaging 6.4 rebounds per game in league play her senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
They have a very strong basketball program, and Coach Meek and his assistants are the type of coaching staff I have always wanted to play for, I love their style of play! On the academic side, I chose George Fox because I've heard great things about the nursing program, and I'm very excited to go into it!

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Alexa Ray

Name: Alexa Ray

High School: Capital Christian High School (Sacramento, California)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Power forward and center

Height / Weight: 6-1

High School Highlights:
Helped team win Division 5 section championship as a junior and place second in the division her senior year; was member of Oak Ridge High School team that won a sectional championship and went 24-0 in 2014; named freshman Defensive Player of the Year on 22-0 sectional-championship team at Oak Ridge in 2013; earned all-league and student-athlete honors in both 2015 and 2016; as a senior she led league in blocked shots (98) and was among top-20 players in league in all stats -- scoring, rebounds, assists, double-doubles and blocks

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the warm feeling and acceptance I felt on my visits. While researching schools for recruitment to play basketball, I felt that Coach Meek along with the players that I met were extremely special, and the chemistry was something that every player would love to be a part of. I actually asked and prayed to God for a sign in helping me make a choice in schools, and Coach Meek texted me two minutes after my prayer request to God. So God brought me here! We are going to do great things together!

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Sydney Richwine

Name: Sydney Richwine

High School: McLoughlin High School (Milton-Freewater, Oregon)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Forward and guard

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-conference player in both her junior and senior years (Class 4A Greater Oregon League); selected as a second-team all-EO player in her junior year and second-team all-conference as a sophomore in 2015; was a scholar-athlete all four years of high school; named her team’s MVP her sophomore through senior years and was a co-captain as a junior and senior; in her final season she led her team in points (277), rebounds (222), steals (58) and free-throw percentage

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a school that would help me pursue my dreams and goals of becoming a physical therapist while playing college basketball and growing in my faith. After learning and hearing about Fox, I knew it would be the perfect fit.

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Maysun Wellsandt

Name: Maysun Wellsandt

High School: Richland High School (Richland, Washington)

Sport(s): Basketball

Position(s): Guard and forward

Height / Weight: 6-0

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference honors (Class 4A Mid-Columbia Conference) as a senior, when she averaged 11 points per game, led team with 72 percent free-throw percentage and scored 26 points in one game; served as team captain her junior and senior years and led team in rebounds per game (6.6) her final season; recorded team-high 23 blocks her senior year and was named her squad’s top defender as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is where I can continue playing the game I love while pursuing my goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist working in third-world countries. The opportunity to grow in my faith on a beautiful campus with an outstanding basketball team in a friendly atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for!

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Cross Country and Track & Field

Jack Ammon

Name: Jack Ammon

High School: Northwest Christian High School (Spokane, Washington)

Sport(s): Cross country

Position(s): Middle distances

Height / Weight: 5-9, 145

High School Highlights:
Placed individually at state in track and cross country nine times and was a four-time Class 2B track state champion, winning the 400 meters his freshman and junior years and the 800 his sophomore and junior years; set the school record as a freshman in the 400, running a time of 49.75 seconds; led team to its first cross country state title in 30 years his freshman year; served as team captain in cross country and track his junior and senior years; PRs are 49.17 in the 400, 1:54 in the 800, 4:24 in the 1,600 and 15:45 in the 5K

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted a school where I could pursue my faith while having excellent academic and athletic opportunities. I wanted a school where I could be proud to represent their name across my chest.

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Richard Beck

Name: Richard Beck

High School: Orono High School (Orono, Minnesota)

Sport(s): Cross Country

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 5-6, 135

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors in cross country in 2015 and 2016 and competed at the state meet both years; was a varsity cross country runner from 2012 through 2016 and served as team captain in 2015 and 2016; serving as track and field captain in 2017; has a 5K PR of 16 minutes, 37 seconds; was second in the Wright County Conference West cross country meet as a senior and took 12th in Section 2AA competition

Why I chose George Fox:
I really wanted to participate in the university’s honors program.

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Kelsey Bunker

Name: Kelsey Bunker

High School: White River High School (Buckley, Washington)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Javelin and hurdles

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Placed fifth in the district javelin finals in 2016 and eighth in the same event in 2015; named her team’s Field Athlete of the Year in both 2015 and 2016, and was Thrower of the Year in 2016; served as a team captain her senior year, when she threw the javelin 107 feet, 7 inches, ran the 100-meter hurdles in 17.64 seconds, ran the 300 hurdles in 54.49, and recorded a long jump of 14 feet

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the Christ-centered atmosphere and strong academics it provides. George Fox is truly a place where I know I will be known, be loved, and grow in my walk with the Lord. I chose this school because I believe it will provide me many opportunities to develop a deeper faith, build character, and meet other amazing people who are also on fire for Jesus.

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Cody Davis

Name: Cody Davis

High School: Central Kitsap High School (Silverdale, Washington)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Pole vault

Height / Weight: 5-4, 145

High School Highlights:
Placed seventh at Mountain Invitational in 2017, fourth in the Narrows League in 2015 and fifth at the Lil’ Norway Invitational in 2014 and 2015; a three-year varsity letterwinner and the team’s top vaulter all three years; overcame a broken leg his junior year to clear 11 feet this season; cleared 11-6 as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
It has a successful track and field team, a distinguished engineering program, and a God-based focus in all its elements.

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Helena Ducusin

Name: Helena Ducusin

High School: John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (Federal Way, Washington)

Sport(s): Cross Country

Position(s): Distances

Height / Weight:

High School Highlights:
Qualified for cross country and track districts three of four years; participated in Junior Olympics Nationals in Florida for track and in New Mexico for cross country, both in 2015; ran varsity cross country and track all four years and served as a team captain for both teams her junior and senior seasons; in cross country she was named freshman MVP and Most Inspirational as sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose to attend George Fox because it had everything I was looking for in a college: strong academic programs, the opportunity to pursue my love for running, continuous cultivation of my faith life, and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere I can hopefully call home one day.

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Lauren Gappa

Name: Lauren Gappa

High School: Mount Si High School (Snoqualmie, Washington)

Sport(s): Track and Field

Position(s): Pole vault and sprints

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Competed in Kingco League Championships all four years; as a sophomore, competed on the 4x400 team that placed sixth in district championships; as a junior, made it to districts in the 400 meters and pole vault; competed at districts on the 4x400 team as well as the 4x200 team that placed fifth in finals; earned varsity letter all four years; received coach's award for "Most Inspirational" as a sophomore; selected by coaches to be a captain and leader for junior and senior seasons; cleared 10 feet in the pole vault and ran a 62.3-second time in the 400 as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
The environment at George Fox is tangibly different than other universities from the moment you step on campus. I am drawn to the school by the relationships built while visiting. It is clear that George Fox is a place filled with people who will encourage and challenge me in my faith, academics and athletics!

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Caleb Giesbrecht

Name: Caleb Giesbrecht

High School: Central Kitsap High School (Silverdale, Washington)

Sport(s): Track and Field and Cross Country

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 5-6, 130

High School Highlights:
Qualified for state cross country in 2015 was a district qualifier in both 2015 and 2016; qualified for state track and field in 2016 season; served as team captain in cross country in 2016 and was a three-year varsity letter winner in the sport from 2014 to 2016; was a four-year varsity letter winner in track, from 2014 to 2017; ran 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 32 seconds and the 800 in 2:05 as a junior; ran a 4:29 in the 1,600, a 2:01 in the 800 and a 17:08 5K as a senior.

Why I chose George Fox:
I love how the school feels. Every time that I have been on campus, everyone is so kind and inviting. I also love the size of the school and its location.

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Timothy Kaelin

Name: Timothy Kaelin

High School: Winston Churchill High School (Eugene, Oregon)

Sport(s): Cross Country

Position(s): Distances

Height / Weight: 5-9, 133

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference honors in 2016 in cross country (Class 5A Midwestern League) and was a first-team all-conference runner in track and field in both 2014 and 2015; served as cross country captain his junior and senior years and was named his team’s Most Inspirational athlete in 2015 and its most valuable in 2015 and 2016; ran a personal-best of 15:59 (5K) in cross country as a senior, when he finished in the top ten of every regular-season race; finished seventh at varsity cross country district meet to earn a state qualification as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
I believe in George Fox's Christ-centered community, outstanding academics, and strong athletic tradition. I love the campus, and the students are friendly and outgoing. Oh, and the cafeteria is great, too!

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Tahnisha Manibusan

Name: Tahnisha Manibusan

High School: South Albany High School (Albany, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Discus thrower

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Was a varsity district champion (Class 5A Mid-Willamette League) as a junior and took eighth at the state meet that same year; has placed first in all league meets this season; serving as a team captain for throwers her senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the positive yet competitive atmosphere that George Fox has and the amazing people who are a part of the university.

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Megan Miller

Name: Megan Miller

High School: Pleasant Hill High School (Pleasant Hill, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Sprints

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Named the Class 3A Mountain Valley League’s Girls Track Athlete of the Year in both 2015 and 2016; named her team’s Most Valuable Girls Track Athlete of the Year in 2014 and 2015; as a junior in 2016, she took first place in both the 100 and 200 meters at the Class 3A state championships, setting a 3A state-meet record in the 100 (12.38 seconds) in the process

Why I chose George Fox:
It felt like home from the very first visit! I was looking for a smaller Christian university known for its strong academics. After meeting the coaching staff and a few of the athletes, I was convinced that George Fox was the right fit for me.

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Matthew Raines

Name: Matthew Raines

High School: Central High School (Monmouth, Oregon)

Sport(s): Cross Country

Position(s): Distances

Height / Weight: 6-0, 140

High School Highlights:
Earned honorable mention all-conference honors (Class 5A Mid-Willamette League) his senior season, when, as a first-year cross country runner, he ran a 5K in 17 minutes 14 seconds; also recorded track times of 9:28 in the 3,000 meters and 4:24 in the 1,500

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the first time I toured the campus and met the coaches and professors I knew this is where I belong.

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Camden Roberts

Name: Camden Roberts

High School: Life Christian Academy (Tacoma, Washington)

Sport(s): Cross Country

Position(s): Middle distances

Height / Weight: 5-10, 135

High School Highlights:
In cross country, qualified for state in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons, earning Tacoma Athlete of the Year honors the latter two years; earned second-team all-league honors (Class 2B Pacific League) in 2014; as track athlete, qualified for state in 1,600 meters in 2015 and 2016, earning Tacoma Athlete of the Year honors in 2016; served as team captain in 2016 and is again this spring; named MVP for both boys team and overall in 2016; has posted times of 26.03 seconds in the 200, 53.99 in the 400, and 2:05.66 in the 800

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox for having my desired major, the kindness and understanding of its faculty, and because my sister attends George Fox and has enjoyed her experience.

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Brock Rogers

Name: Brock Rogers

High School: Baker Early College (Silverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Hurdles and sprints

Height / Weight: 5-10, 160

High School Highlights:
In 2016, won Class 5A Mid-Willamette Conference titles in the 100 meters and 110 hurdles while placing second in the 300 hurdles; placed second at 5A state meet in 110 hurdles, took seventh in state in 300 hurdles and was 14th in state in 100; has recorded times of 11.29 seconds in the 100, 14.84 in the 110 hurdles and 40.23 in the 300 hurdles; also won 110 hurdles conference title in 2015 and was member of 4X100 relay team that won a league title that year

Why I chose George Fox:
I have heard many good things about George Fox from friends in the past who have gone here. I am really excited about the school’s nursing program and that I have the opportunity to run track. Also, the fact that the foundation of George Fox is Christian based makes this school a perfect spot for me.

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Zachery Stetzel

Name: Zachery Stetzel

High School: Horizon Christian High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Cross country

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 5-11

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 3A District 2) in 2015 and served as team captain in 2015 and 2016; was runner-up at the district championship meet his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox feels like home. I have the incredible opportunity to compete in college athletics, learn from exceptional professors, and attend a school that puts Christ first.

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Kennedy Taube

Name: Kennedy Taube

High School: Hillsboro High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and Field

Position(s): Sprints

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Starred in both soccer and track in high school, serving as a team captain and finishing as top scorer for her soccer team as a junior; in track last year, she served as team captain and won league titles in the 100 and 200 meters, helped her 4X100 team get second and her 4X400 squad place fifth; at the Class 5A state meet, she finished second in the 100, third in the 200 and eighth in the 4X100; she was also the high female point scorer at the Elden Keller Invitational; as a sophomore, Kennedy was a league champion in the 4X100, the 200 meters and 4X400 and went on to help her 4X100 team win a state title

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because everyone is accepting and is willing to help you in any way they can. I know I can further my education not only in academics but also my faith in God.

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Kinsey Tsuruta

Name: Kinsey Tsuruta

High School: Mililani High School (Mililani, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Middle distances

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Qualified for state in the 800 meters as a senior, posting a time of 2 minutes, 35.15 seconds; finished 20th in state in 800; also qualified for state in 800 as a junior (2:32.51)

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox felt like home to me. I felt comfortable as soon as I stepped on campus, and I feel I will be able to succeed in the next four years here.

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Sara Turner

Name: Sara Turner

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

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Sprints

Height / Weight: 5-2

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 6A Mt. Hood League) in the 100 and 200 meters in 2015 and 2016; was member of first-team all-league 4X100 relay team in 2015 and 2016; earned Certificate of Accomplishment as member of 4X100 relay team in 2015 and 2016; earned all-state first-team, second-team and honorable mention recognition in 2015; a first-team all-league athlete in the 100, 200 and 4X100 relay in 2014-15; also earned all-state first-team honors in 2014; helped team win district titles in 2014 and 2015 and place first in state in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I feel that here I am going to be able to grow and learn in my education and self but, more importantly, grow in my relationship with Christ. I also love the George Fox track and field coaches and program and feel it is where I will succeed.

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Shaye Vanderville

Name: Shaye Vanderville

High School: Thurston High School (Springfield, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Pole vault

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Placed second at district in both 2015 and 2016 and took fifth in state in 2015; named team’s Most Improved Field competitor in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox offers me a place to thrive in academics, athletics, and relationships within a Christian environment. At George Fox, I'll be welcomed as family and brought into a second home.

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Cody Webb

Name: Cody Webb

High School: Dallas High School (Dallas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Hurdles and sprints

Height / Weight: 6-1, 159

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-conference honors (Class 5A Mid-Willamette League) in the 400 relay in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons; qualified for state in 2015 and 2016; was a scholar-athlete (GPA of 3.5 or higher) in 2014, 2015 and 2016; named his team’s Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete from 2014 through 2016 seasons; served as team captain for track in 2016 and 2017; as a junior, he ran the 100 in 11.6 seconds, the 200 in 23.57, the 110 hurdles in 15.92, the 300 hurdles in 42.61 and the 400 relay in 43.96

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel like it is the best fit for me and also because I can still do the things I like.

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Jenifer Webb

Name: Jenifer Webb

High School: Dallas High School (Dallas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Track and field

Position(s): Sprinter and hurdler

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Was a second-team all-league (Class 5A Mid-Willamette Conference) runner in the 100-meter hurdles in the 2016 season and went on to place fifth in the event at the state 5A meet that spring; earned Scholar-Athlete recognition (GPA of 3.5 or higher) in 2015 and 2016 and was named team’s most improved girl athlete both years; served as a team captain in 2017; as a junior, set PRs of 13.47 seconds in the 100 meters and 16.19 in the 100 hurdles

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I love the small campus and class sizes and every time I visit it feels like home.

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Football

Wyatt Adams

Name: Wyatt Adams

High School: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league honorable mention honors (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) as a safety in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox for its pre-med program as well as the character of the football coaching staff. Their desire to have me play at George Fox was sincere, and I believe the program to be on the rise.

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Kalen Akiu

Name: Kalen Akiu

High School: Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive line

Height / Weight: 6-0, 290

High School Highlights:
Earned All-USA Hawaii Second-Team honors

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to further my education in engineering, and I heard that George Fox was a great institution that would help me while I can do what I love, which is play football.

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Christian “Tanner” Bush

Name: Christian “Tanner” Bush

High School: Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Cornerback

Height / Weight: 5-9, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned honorable mention all-state honors (Class 6A) as a defensive back in 2015; served as team captain in 2015 and was a three-year starter from 2013 through 2015 seasons; helped team reach 6A Division 2 State Finals in 2015; was an all-district first-team defender in 2014

Why I chose George Fox:
I had a burning desire to play football again after a "gap year." After visiting George Fox last December, I knew this is where I belonged. Very impressed with the campus, facilities and most importantly the coaches who seem to really care about their athletes. Go Bruins.

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Jaxon Clark

Name: Jaxon Clark

High School: Grants Pass High School (Grants Pass, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Punter and kicker

Height / Weight: 5-8, 160

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-conference kicker and punter (Class 6A Southwest Conference) as well as a second-team all-state punter and honorable mention all-state kicker

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a school that I will be able to reach my full potential for my religion, my academics as well as athletics.

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Jacob deSmet

Name: Jacob deSmet

High School: Dayton High School (Dayton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Strong safety and tight end

Height / Weight: 6-0, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-state tight end (Class 3A) his senior year, when he scored 14 touchdowns; also a West Valley League first-team defensive back and tight end his final season; served as team captain his junior and senior seasons

Why I chose George Fox:
I believe that George Fox will give me the best opportunity to be a part of a program that makes me feel like I am at home. I am also very excited to play football.

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Jacob Elvig

Name: Jacob Elvig

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

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-3, 240

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors and All-WESCO honors as a defensive end in 2016; as a senior he had 41 assisted tackles, 29 solo tackles, two blocked kicks and nine sacks; helped team win division and district in 2015, reach the quarterfinals that same season and qualify for the first round in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel that I can contribute to what George Fox has already started. It’s got a great atmosphere, coaching staff and facilities. It’s a program on the rise. Academically, it has great science and mathematics programs. I also like the location: Just down I-5, an easy trip from Snohomish.

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Zachary Gartin

Name: Zachary Gartin

High School: Graham Kapowsin High School (Graham, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 5-9, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned Team Scholar Athlete honors

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is simply the right fit. Everything from the coaches, the teachers, the food, the environment, and most importantly the students have felt right every time I’ve visited. Also the connection to God at this school will help me solidify mine. I'm looking forward to every part of George Fox and can't wait to be a part of the community.

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Padric Green

Name: Padric Green

High School: River Ridge High School (Lacey, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 215

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league (Class 2A South Puget Sound League) outside linebacker as a senior, an honorable mention all-league running back as a junior, and an honorable mention all-league tight end as a sophomore; voted by teammates as the team’s Most Inspirational Player his senior year, when he carried the ball 34 times for 291 yards and two touchdowns while also catching nine passes for 135 yards and two TDs; on defense, he had 37 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two caused fumbles and one huge fumble recovery returned for a TD

Why I chose George Fox:
During my official visit it became obvious why God had directed me to George Fox. The goals I have set for myself academically, spiritually and athletically will be obtainable in the positive atmosphere I experienced on the Fox campus.

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Jacob Gurney

Name: Jacob Gurney

High School: Sisters High School (Sisters, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 195

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-state linebacker (Class 4A) and an all-state honorable mention left tackle in 2016; was also named Sky-Em League’s Defensive Player of the Year, a first-team linebacker and a first-team left tackle; in 2015 was a first-team all-state linebacker and named league’s Defensive Player of the Year, a first-team all-league linebacker and a second-team all-league guard; named a second-team all-league linebacker and second-team all-league guard in 2014; named his team’s Defensive MVP and Most Inspirational as a senior, while serving as a team captain; also team’s Defensive MVP in 2014 and 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I want a Christ-centered school where I can learn more about my faith. Plus, I wanted to stay in Oregon and play football.

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Jonathan Gurney

Name: Jonathan Gurney

High School: Sisters High School (Sisters, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 6-1, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a second-team all-league (Class 5A Sky-Em League) quarterback and a second-team all-league linebacker as a senior; named his team’s Offensive MVP his final season, when he led his squad in touchdowns scored and rushing yards; selected as a second-team all-league linebacker in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the football coaching staff, the school’s size and the school’s reputation.

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Logan Hanbey

Name: Logan Hanbey

High School: Rainier Christian High School (Covington, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and tight end

Height / Weight: 6-3, 190

High School Highlights:
As a senior, he was named first-team all-league (SEATAC 1B League) on offense for his play at running back and first-team all-league on defense as a linebacker; was a first-team all-league linebacker as a junior; served as team captain his junior and senior years while also earning the school’s Vanguard, Team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards; as a senior, he was No. 2 in the state in passing receptions (60), No. 1 in receiving yards per game (115.4), No. 2 in total receiving yards (1,039), No. 4 in total tackles (84), and No. 3 in total sacks (4)

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it had everything I was looking for in a college. I can pursue my degree in engineering while getting the opportunity to play football in a Christ-centered community. The football program is exceptional, I like the coach's optimism about the future, and the program has a family atmosphere.

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Josiah Haywood

Name: Josiah Haywood

High School: Hawaii Technology Academy (played for Kapolei High School, Kapolei, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Center

Height / Weight: 5-8, 265

High School Highlights:
Was a ScoringLive first-team All-Hawaii selection and a Life Champion Senior Bowl participant in 2016; was his team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year his senior year, when he didn’t commit a bad snap in recording a perfect season as a center

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox for a few reasons. First, it is a Christian school, and my church has a fellowship church 20 minutes away. Second, Coach Ingram made a lasting impression on me after meeting him at the Life Champion Senior Bowl game. Lastly, it has my degree and offers internships.

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Jesse Hibbard

Name: Jesse Hibbard

High School: King’s High School (Edmonds, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive tackle

Height / Weight: 6-5, 310

High School Highlights:
Named second-team all-conference (Class 1A Cascade Conference) as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
It seemed that it was the right fit for me to pursue my future.

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Ben Hughes

Name: Ben Hughes

High School: Central Linn High School (Halsey, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-8, 190

High School Highlights:
As a senior, he was named to the Class 2A Tri-River League’s first team as an offensive lineman and second team as a defensive lineman; he also earned second-team all-state honors in 2016 for his play on the offensive line; was a first-team all-league offensive lineman in 2015 and a second-team all-league offensive lineman in 2014; helped team reach state playoffs all four years of his career, including trips to the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I had never before stepped into any atmosphere feeling like I was accepted and belonged as much as George Fox makes me feel. When you walk on campus you know it's a special place. The air is different than just down the road. It is truly an amazing work of God’s good grace, and I am blessed to be able to become a Bruin!

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Isaiah Ingram

Name: Isaiah Ingram

High School: Hillsboro High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-9, 180

High School Highlights:
Named honorable mention all-league (Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference) as a safety his senior year; served as team captain his senior season and won his team’s Randy Feitish Award for Sportsmanship his final season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it’s a great school with a great football program and a lot of excitement surrounding it.

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Brandon Jimenez

Name: Brandon Jimenez

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 5-7, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Class 3A Del Rio League) as a senior, when he rushed for 700 yards, averaged 7.0 yards per carry, scored 12 rushing touchdowns, had 282 receiving yards and two receiving TDs, and averaged 11.3 yards-per-catch; named team’s Rookie of the Year and Steve Sanchez Memorial Award, given to the player who sacrificed the most for his teammates

Why I chose George Fox:
The environment is great and George Fox is just overall a great school. Besides being such a great school, the athletics are great and on the rise, and I believe I will be able to contribute my abilities to the team to get George Fox to be No. 1. When on my visit to George Fox everyone was so nice and friendly and made me feel at home. That was one of the biggest factors in helping me make my final decision.

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Will Liddle

Name: Will Liddle

High School: Saratoga High School (Saratoga, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-11, 185

High School Highlights:
Named league’s Outstanding Quarterback of the Year as a senior, when he landed on league’s first team (Central Coast Section) and served as a team captain; was a first-team all-league player as a junior; was also first-team all-league and “Sophomore of the League” his sophomore year; threw for 3,420 passing yards and 33 touchdowns while completing 69 percent of his passes as a senior, when he set the record for most passing yards in school history

Why I chose George Fox:
When I visited George Fox, we woke up at 5 a.m., went outside into the pouring rain, and then I proceeded to watch the team participate in one of the most intense practices I have ever seen in my time playing football. I watched these guys running and diving in the pouring rain, and I knew this was something I had to be a part of.

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Nathaniel Maddox

Name: Nathaniel Maddox

High School: Lebanon High School (Lebanon, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back and tailback

Height / Weight: 5-8, 186

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-state (Class 5A) on offense as a senior, when he was also a second-team All-USA Oregon football team and first-team Mid-Willamette Conference selection; named the Moda Health Player of the Game in the state championship game his senior year; earned all-league honorable mention honors as a junior; named his team’s best running back as a senior, when he collected 1,991 all-purpose yards, 217 receiving yards and 1,774 rushing yards while scoring 21 touchdowns and averaging 7.9 yards per carry

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the size and the Christian atmosphere of the campus. I have also enjoyed getting to know the coaches and the staff. My experiences so far have made me feel that I will "Be Known".

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Elija Martinez

Name: Elija Martinez

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Baseball and football

Position(s): Defensive line (football); first base (baseball)

Height / Weight: 6-0, 250

High School Highlights:
Named to the Del Rio League’s first team on both offensive and defensive line in 2015; also an All-California Interscholastic Federation first-team offensive lineman in both 2015 and 2016; named football team’s Lineman of the Year in 2015 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016; named baseball team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2015; recorded five sacks and 53 tackles as a senior in football and hit .588 with a .982 fielding percentage in baseball

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to play football in college with three of my high school teammates that will be attending in the fall. I also have former teammates currently playing at George Fox now. They say it’s a great school. The university also has the major that I want to take.

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Steve Perez Jr.

Name: Steve Perez Jr.

High School: Shafter High School (Shafter, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-1, 160

High School Highlights:
Named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, when he caught 49 passes for 798 yards and seven touchdowns; served as a team captain his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it's away from home and should help me become a better person in the future.

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John Kawai Phifer

Name: John Kawai Phifer

High School: Leilehua High School (Wahiawa, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 5-10, 170

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-star in Oahu Interscholastic Association West (OIA Division I) and a third-team all-state player as a senior, when he caught 57 passes for 993 yards and nine touchdowns; helped team reach OIA and state playoffs

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox has a very prestigious engineering program, and it will also give me an opportunity to grow in the Lord.

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Josh Poppleton

Name: Josh Poppleton

High School: Beaverton High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker and running back

Height / Weight: 5-11, 190

High School Highlights:
Named to all-academic teams in 2015 and 2016 and was an honorable mention all-league (Class 6A Metro League) running back and a third-team all-league linebacker in 2016; as a senior, he led team in assisted tackles (ranking fifth in school history) and tied for first in total tackles (ranking fourth in school history)

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I think it will be a great place for me to grow as a person while continuing to play the sport I love.

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Gabe Poulin

Name: Gabe Poulin

High School: Sandy High School (Sandy, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and cornerback

Height / Weight: 6-3, 165

High School Highlights:
Named a second-team all-state cornerback (Class 5A) and a first-team all-league wide receiver and cornerback (Northwest Oregon Conference) in his senior season, when he scored 11 touchdowns, had 452 receiving yards on 27 receptions and averaged 16.7 yards per catch

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to become a physical therapist and this is the perfect place for me to learn and grow. Plus, I want to play football here.

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Colton Ramos

Name: Colton Ramos

High School: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Kicker and punter

Height / Weight: 5-10, 150

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league kicker and punter in 2016 (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference); was also named an all-state kicker

Why I chose George Fox:
I am confident I will really fit in here. There are good people, good professors, and good coaches. The football program is on the rise, and I am excited to be a part of it.

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Seth Roberts

Name: Seth Roberts

High School: Lake Stevens High School (Lake Stevens, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive lineman and defensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-1, 275

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference honors as an offensive lineman and second-team recognition on the defensive line (Class 4A Wesco League) his senior season, when he recorded 64 tackles; also chosen first-team all-area on the offensive line his final season

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the atmosphere on the campus, and it really just feels like home.

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Aiden Rourke

Name: Aiden Rourke

High School: Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-2, 265

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is a great school that will allow me to grow academically and athletically.

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Abe Smith

Name: Abe Smith

High School: Union High School (Camas, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 5-11, 185

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I want to be a part of what's happening here because I believe it's big. On my visit I met all the coaches and a few players and just knew that I would fit in perfectly with these guys and chase the same goal. I'm excited to attend George Fox in the fall and continue playing football at such a great overall school. Being sponsored by Nike is just icing on the cake!

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Hayden Staub

Name: Hayden Staub

High School: Hosanna Christian High School (Klamath Falls, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-7, 145

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league (Class 1A Mountain Valley League) quarterback his senior year and an all-league defensive back in 2015 and 2016; collected 2,112 all-purpose yards, 888 passing yards, 32 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing TDs; on defense, he intercepted 11 passes (four for touchdowns) and made 80 tackles

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is the perfect fit for me. The school encourages my walk with the Lord and for me to reach my full potential.

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Cody Stewart

Name: Cody Stewart

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-3, 250

High School Highlights:
Named second-team all-area and first-team all-league (Class 3A Del Rio League) as a senior; named a second-team all-league player as a junior; named his team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior and its most improved as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox really because of everything about it. It has a great football and baseball team, a great campus, and most importantly great academics. I felt very happy there and I can't wait to get started.

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Jared Stewart

Name: Jared Stewart

High School: Tigard High School (Tigard, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-10, 195

High School Highlights:
Named an honorable mention all-league inside linebacker (Class 6A Three Rivers League) his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I love the town of Newberg and I felt like It was the smartest decision for my future career as a student and as an athlete.

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Jack Taylor

Name: Jack Taylor

High School: Bullard High School (Fresno, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-11, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned team’s Career Achievement Award and was named his squad’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior; set school’s all-time completion mark with 285; named Sophomore of the Year by his team

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the coaches made me feel at home and I could trust them. I also appreciate the community being tied in and close together.

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Riley Teed

Name: Riley Teed

High School: Bonney Lake High School (Bonney Lake, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 207

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors as an outside linebacker as a senior (Class 3A South Puget Sound League); was named his team’s defensive MVP and led the league in interceptions as a senior, with seven

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel that I will be able to fit in with everyone around me, and I feel that I could do good things with this coaching staff and teammates. I also feel strongly about the academics that George Fox offers.

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Trevor Thiessen

Name: Trevor Thiessen

High School: Banks High School (Banks, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker and defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-2, 180

High School Highlights:
Named All-Cowapa League as a linebacker three times between 2014 and 2016; was named second-team all-state (Class 4A) in 2015 and honorable mention all-league as a wide receiver in 2016; earned team’s “Mr. Defense” award in 2015 and was defensive MVP, team captain and Coaches’ Award recipient in 2016; as a senior, he recorded 107 tackles, 9.5 sacks, one interception and three caused fumbles on defense while recording 332 receiving yards and three touchdowns on offense

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I felt by far the best connections with all the people, from admissions to teachers to coaches. The tight-knit community feel is something I really wanted, along with an excellent business program.

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Bradley Thurber

Name: Bradley Thurber

High School: Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 185

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Class 6A Metro League) as a linebacker his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I really connected with everyone I met, especially the coaches. I love the emphasis put on sports and the campus-wide motivation to succeed.

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Rolf Veenstra

Name: Rolf Veenstra

High School: Northwest Christian High School (Colbert, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-3, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league kicker (Class 2B Northeast League) and an honorable mention defensive back and wide receiver his senior season, when he helped his team win conference, place fifth at state and post a 10-2 record; caught 14 passes for 372 yards and six touchdowns his final season, while on defense he made 23 solo tackles, picked off four passes and scored one defensive touchdown; as a kicker, he made 58 of 65 point-after attempts and was one of two on field-goal tries

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the majors offered, the biblical worldview, the welcoming campus, and the opportunity to play college athletics.

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Isaiah White

Name: Isaiah White

High School: Evergreen High School (Vancouver, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Kicker

Height / Weight: 6-2, 170

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to be a part of a Christian community to further my education, my faith, and to continue to play sports at a competitive level.

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Caleb Kiefiuk Yates

Name: Caleb Kiefiuk Yates

High School: McNary High School (Keizer, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-1, 230

High School Highlights:
Named an all-league honorable mention defensive end (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) in 2016 and an all-league honorable mention offensive tackle in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I loved the atmosphere that I experienced on my visit. The facilities are great, and the engineering program is one of the finest around.

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Men's Golf

Joshua Lackey

Name: Joshua Lackey

High School: Rogers High School (Puyallup, Washington)

Sport(s): Golf

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 5-10, 165

High School Highlights:
Named the 2015 SPSL (4A South Puget Sound League) South Player of the Year; member of 2015 team academic state champions; competed at state three times (2015, 2016, 2017); was an SPSL South first-team all-academic recipient (2014, 2015, 2016); was an SPSL South first-team all-league player in 2015 and 2016 and an SPSL South second-team all-academic honoree in 2017; named to SPSL South second team in 2014 and 2017; recipient of his team’s Most Inspirational award in 2017 and Coaches Award in 2015; as a senior was a three-time SPSL South medalist and placed second in junior golf tournaments at Gold Mountain and Willows Run

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox fits exactly what I want for my college experience – a Christ-centered math/engineering program, golf team and community that will help me grow spiritually, mentally and physically.

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Christian Lou

Name: Christian Lou

High School: Sunset High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Golf

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 6-0, 170

High School Highlights:
A four-year letterman who, as a senior, earned three top-three finishes at the varsity level; averaged an 18-hole score of 76 over four-year career; competed in American Junior Golf Association, Future Collegians World Tour, and Oregon Golf Association tournaments

Why I chose George Fox:
I transferred here so I could find a Christian environment high in academics where I could study physical therapy and participate in NCAA Division III athletics. I also wanted to be closer to family and friends.

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Women's Golf

Alexandria McMenamin

Name: Alexandria McMenamin

High School: Sequim High School (Sequim, Washington)

Sport(s): Golf

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Placed third in state as a freshman (Class 2A), ninth at state as a sophomore and fifth at state as a junior, helping her team place fourth that season; was the Olympic League’s MVP as a freshman, sophomore and junior and was first in the league championships her sophomore and junior seasons; named her team’s MVP her first three seasons

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox offers challenging academics as well as a competitive golf program.

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Women's Lacrosse

Bailey Faust

Name: Bailey Faust

High School: Clackamas High School (Clackamas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Defender and midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-2

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league (Class 6A Three Rivers League) in her sophomore and junior years, and was an honorable all-league selection as a freshman; serving as varsity team captain in 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox gave me everything I wanted in a school. They allowed me to play lacrosse and pursue my career in nursing and grow my faith. I knew that at Fox I would grow as a person spiritually and emotionally.

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 Zoe Jorgensen

Name: Zoe Jorgensen

High School: Skyview High School (Nampa, Idaho)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Goalie

Height / Weight: 5-11

High School Highlights:
Was team’s defensive MVP as a junior and is serving as a team captain her senior year; recorded save percentage of 46.8 percent as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
I visited campus and fell in love with the environment. I also value the philosophy of the lacrosse program, and was offered a scholarship by the William Penn Honors Program.

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Meredith Teel

Name: Meredith Teel

High School: Eagle High School (Boise, Idaho)

Sport(s): Lacrosse

Position(s): Midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Named an all-state (Class 5A) player in 2015 and 2016, as well as an Academic All-American in 2016; served as a team captain her senior year, when she scored 18 goals to go with three assists and 19 ground balls; had 26 goals as a junior and 26 as a sophomore

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the Christian education and atmosphere. I’ve had a dream to play lacrosse in college, and I am so excited to have this opportunity at George Fox! Also, coaching was a big factor in my decision, and I feel extremely blessed to have the chance to play under coach Harrington.

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Men's Soccer

Jorge Manuel-Huaracha-Canchola

Name: Jorge Manuel-Huaracha-Canchola

High School: Thurston High School (Springfield, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center midfielder

Height / Weight: 6-1, 190

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-league (Class 5A Midwestern League) as a senior, when he scored six goals and dished out 11 assists; earned varsity letter all four years of high school and was named team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior; served as a team captain his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its very high reputation in academics and because it gave me the opportunity to continue to play the beautiful game. George fox has a great atmosphere, with friendly staff and students making you feel like family.

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Bennett Lopez

Name: Bennett Lopez

High School: Sheldon High School (Eugene, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward, midfielder and defender

Height / Weight: 6-3, 178

High School Highlights:
No information provided

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox for an outstanding education and because of its Christ-centered environment. These two aspects, combined with the opportunity to play soccer, are the reasons George Fox was my school of choice. I am honored to have the opportunity to play alongside my brother, Connor, who says he can outplay me. We'll see if that holds up!

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William Rudd

Name: William Rudd

High School: Western Michigan Christian High School (Norton Shores, Michigan)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defensive midfielder, center midfielder and center back

Height / Weight: 5-8, 138

High School Highlights:
Earned all-state honors as a senior and named to the all-state academic team his final year; named an all-regional player as a sophomore and senior, an all-district player his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and all-conference as a sophomore and junior; helped team win two district titles, two regional championships and reach the state semifinals twice

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to get a higher education in engineering and stay in a Christ-centered community.

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Bryce Towne

Name: Bryce Towne

High School: Grossmont High School (San Diego, California)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 5-11, 180

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox gives me the opportunity to play the sport I love, grow as both a person and follower of Christ, all while receiving my degree in business from a distinguished university.

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Cameron Waller

Name: Cameron Waller

High School: Yamhill-Carlton High School (Yamhill, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Named to first-team all-league (Class 4A Oregon West Conference) as a senior, when he scored two goals and served as team captain; scored six goals as a junior; named honorable mention all-league as a freshman

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its exceptional athletic training program as well as the opportunity to grow exponentially as a soccer player.

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Women's Soccer

Pilialohakamaha'o Ahina

Name: Pilialohakamaha'o Ahina

High School: Gresham High School (Gresham, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 6A Mt. Hood Conference) as a sophomore, junior and senior -- at the forward position her senior and sophomore years and as a midfielder her junior season; also earned second-team all-league recognition as a freshman forward

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its remarkable community and the opportunity to be known. The atmosphere on campus is incredible.

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Abby Anderson

Name: Abby Anderson

High School: Arlington High School (Arlington, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Defender and midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league (Class 3A Wesco North League) as a midfielder in 2016 and as a defender in 2015; served as team captain in 2016 and was recipient of team’s Coach’s Award that same season; was a second-team all-league defender in 2014 and was squad’s Most Improved Player in 2014; helped squad win 3A district title as a senior and earned a top-eight placing in state that season; helped team take fourth in state in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I fell in love with the atmosphere that George Fox had to offer and how everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I knew that this was a place that I could grow in my faith with God and to grow as a student, a soccer player, and a young adult.

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Daria Brandt

Name: Daria Brandt

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center backfield

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Named a second-team all-state player (Class 6A) in 2015 and 2016, as well as a first-team all-Three Rivers League player both seasons; voted her team’s best defender her junior and senior years and was a second-team all-league defender in 2014; helped her 2016 high school team win a 6A state title and was member of teams that won Oregon Youth Soccer Association state championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted a school that was centered around Christ and a place where students are encouraged to incorporate their faith in everything.

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Allie Day

Name: Allie Day

High School: Grant High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center midfielder

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-state (Class 6A) and all-league (Portland Interscholastic League) as a senior, when she served as team captain and led the Generals in assists; overcame an ACL injury her junior year, when she was named Player of the Year in the PIL and earned first-team all-league and all-state honors

Why I chose George Fox:
Out of all the schools I visited and got to know, George Fox was by far my favorite. The day I stepped on campus I immediately felt the warm atmosphere of all the friendly students and teachers that said “hi” to me. The admissions people and coaches I felt all really cared about me and my well-being, and that's something I really appreciated. I truly felt at home, and that's when I knew George Fox was perfect for me.

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Lauren Hill

Name: Lauren Hill

High School: Banks High School (Banks, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Outside backfielder

Height / Weight: 5-3

High School Highlights:
Named an all-league player two years

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I enjoy the environment where the majority of people have the same morals and beliefs as me. I believe at Fox I will be able to get closer to God while playing soccer and getting a degree in social work. I believe that through my education at George Fox I will later in life be able to contribute and give back to my community.

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Annalisa Klein

Name: Annalisa Klein

High School: Bethel High School (Spanaway, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Goalkeeper

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league goalkeeper honors (Class 3A Pierce County League) and first-team all-area recognition as a senior; was a 4A first-team all-league goalkeeper her sophomore and junior seasons; served as varsity captain her final two years of high school

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I felt like it was home, a place where I could grow in all aspects of my life. It has an environment that no other place has. It's the perfect fit for me, I get to grow in my faith, continue my education, and play the sport that I love.

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Scotti Russell

Name: Scotti Russell

High School: Woodrow Wilson High School (Tacoma, Washington)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Center backfield

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior, when she was also named all-league defensive MVP and her team’s defensive MVP; selected as a first-team player her junior and senior years; also selected her team’s defensive MVP as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
When I met the team I felt welcomed and like I belonged. Everyone else I met around the campus gave me the same feeling, of being wanted there and being able to be known.

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Sei Sameshima

Name: Sei Sameshima

High School: Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Forward

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
No statistics provided

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the Christ-centered community that would allow me to grow in God.

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Chloe Shumaker

Name: Chloe Shumaker

High School: Sherwood High School (Sherwood, Oregon)

Sport(s): Soccer

Position(s): Wing

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Helped team win a league and state title (Class 6A) in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose to go to George Fox because it fulfilled all my requirements for a college by being a small Christian school, one where I could play soccer, and one where I can study the sciences. I love the atmosphere George Fox has, and the campus is beautiful. I wanted to go to a smaller school where I could build strong relationships through God with others.

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Softball

Makenna Martin

Name: Makenna Martin

High School: Trabuco Hills High School (Mission Viejo, California)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Pitcher and first baseman

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Earned a varsity letter each season between 2014 and 2017 and was a scholar-athlete in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons; named her team’s “Clutch in the Circle Award” recipient for lowest team ERA in 2015 and was a varsity team captain her junior and senior years

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of its combination of competitive athletics and strong academics. I was immediately impressed by Coach Hollen and the type of program she runs. I also really took a liking to the type of people on campus. It was easy for me to picture myself attending George Fox.

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Sarah Storton

Name: Sarah Storton

High School: Los Gatos High School (Los Gatos, California)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Pitcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league honorable mention honors as a junior; recipient of Los Gatos High School Scholar-Athlete Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016; also earned school’s Coach’s Award her freshman and sophomore years

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is a Christian university, it has a good business program, I felt at home on campus, and I really like the softball coach, Jessica Hollen.

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Jenifer Truhn

Name: Jenifer Truhn

High School: Kingston High School (Kingston, Washington)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): Catcher

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
Earned Academic Honor Award her junior and senior years while also serving as a team captain this spring; as a junior she batted .625 with a 1.125 slugging percentage and a .686 on-base percentage with four home runs; earned varsity letter as a sophomore at previous school

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the low student-to-faculty ratio, and the medical school acceptance rate is significantly higher than the national average.

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Claire Waggoner

Name: Claire Waggoner

High School: Siuslaw High School (Florence, Oregon)

Sport(s): Softball

Position(s): First base and second base

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Named an honorable mention all-league first baseman (Class 4A Far West League) in 2016 and a second-team all-league infielder in 2015; honored as her team’s Most Inspirational Player in both 2015 and 2016 and named “Best Defensive Player” in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because there was a difference in the way people treated me from the moment I stepped on campus. It also is a place where I can pursue my career field while growing in my faith. When I went to the Northwest Conference Softball Tournament last spring there was something special about George Fox's quality, character and enthusiasm that I was immediately drawn to.

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Men's Tennis

William Leach

Name: William Leach

High School: Lincoln High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Tennis

Position(s): No. 1 singles

Height / Weight: 5-8, 145

High School Highlights:
Reached district semifinals (Class 6A Portland Interscholastic League) in helping team win district team title in 2016; helped team place third at state last year; is a National Honors Society member with 3.88 GPA

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the excellent engineering program, the “Be Known” promise and the great tennis program.

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Sam Watt

Name: Sam Watt

High School: West Linn High School (West Linn, Oregon)

Sport(s): Tennis

Position(s): Second singles (senior); first doubles (sophomore/junior year)

Height / Weight: 6-1, 160

High School Highlights:
Placed third in doubles at the Class 6A Three Rivers League district tournament as a junior, when his team won the conference title

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the hands-on engineering program, great tennis coaches, and the sense of brotherhood among the tennis team.

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Women's Tennis

Alyssa Byde

Name: Alyssa Byde

High School: Sanger High School (Sanger, California)

Sport(s): Tennis

Position(s):

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Was a County/Metro Athletic Conference first-team player in 2015 and helped team win CMAC championship in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
When I first walked on campus I loved the atmosphere and the people that I met, and when I got the chance to play tennis, I knew I wanted to go to George Fox.

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Sophia Lawrence

Name: Sophia Lawrence

High School: Bellingham High School (Bellingham, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball and tennis

Position(s): Libero (volleyball)

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Earned Sportsmanship Award at State Volleyball Tournament as a senior and was sportsmanship representative for girls sports for Bellingham High School that same season; named to All-Whatcom County Team in volleyball and selected first-team all-conference in volleyball her senior year, when she was named team MVP; served as a team captain for her volleyball team her junior and senior years; helped Bellingham reach state volleyball tournament for the first time in 25 years her senior year, when she led the team in digs; in tennis, she was named Most Inspirational Player on her team as a junior and Most Improved as a sophomore; she was also second in 2A girls state doubles as a junior, when she was named first-team all-conference in the sport

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the Christ-centered community I was searching for. Volleyball and tennis have always been two of my passions in life, and to be able to involve God's love with it all is even sweeter.

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Taylor Morris

Name: Taylor Morris

High School: Clackamas High School (Clackamas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Tennis

Position(s): Third singles, second doubles

Height / Weight: 5-2

High School Highlights:
Was part of team that went undefeated and won league titles (Class 6A Mt. Hood Conference) in 2015 and 2016; took fifth place in district singles as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
I love how nice and welcoming all the staff are. I love the smallness of the campus. It is beautiful. I like the small class sizes and that our professors will actually know who we are. I like that it is a Christian college that is not too far away from home. I also like that I am able to continue playing a sport at the collegiate level while getting my degree.

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Jillian Studer

Name: Jillian Studer

High School: South Salem High School (Salem, Oregon)

Sport(s): Tennis

Position(s): Singles and doubles

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) as a junior, when she was second at districts; placed fourth at districts in both her freshman and sophomore seasons; earned first-team all-league recognition as a sophomore; team was first at districts her freshman year and an OSAA Academic All-state recipient her junior year; undefeated as a senior in doubles and seeded No. 1 for districts; won a first-round state match as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
The spiritual, academic and athletic opportunities to challenge and improve me as a Christian, student and athlete are unparalleled.

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Women's Volleyball

Olivia Alexander

Name: Olivia Alexander

High School: Sumner High School (Sumner, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside hitter

Height / Weight: 5-11

High School Highlights:
Served as a team captain all four years of high school and started and played all 21 varsity matches as a senior, when she earned honorable mention all-league honors (South Puget South League); recorded 202 kills in her varsity career; voted by her team as Most Inspirational and Most Positive this year; also earned a spot on the school’s honor roll

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox University has prestigious academics, competitive sports, and focuses on growing students in their faith. I’m so excited to be a part of it.

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Ashtyn Butler

Name: Ashtyn Butler

High School: Capital Christian High School (Sacramento, California)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Middle blocker

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Recorded 166 kills, a .434 hitting percentage, 30 total blocks (18 solo) and 35 aces as a senior, when she earned academic all-league honors (Golden Empire League); helped team win league title in 2016 and a runner-up finish in Division 5 Section

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose to attend George Fox because of the Christian atmosphere and beautiful scenery. I cannot wait to grow athletically, academically and spiritually during my next four years at Fox!

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Anna Gallagher

Name: Anna Gallagher

High School: Freeman High School (Rockford, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Right-side hitter

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Helped her team place fourth in state in 2016, fifth in both 2014 and 2015, and third in 2013; member of state academic champs in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox encompasses what it means not only to be a Christian in the classroom and on the court but pushes students to grow their faith in all aspects of their lives.

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Sophia Lawrence

Name: Sophia Lawrence

High School: Bellingham High School (Bellingham, Washington)

Sport(s): Volleyball and tennis

Position(s): Libero (volleyball)

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Earned Sportsmanship Award at State Volleyball Tournament as a senior and was sportsmanship representative for girls sports for Bellingham High School that same season; named to All-Whatcom County Team in volleyball and selected first-team all-conference in volleyball her senior year, when she was named team MVP; served as a team captain for her volleyball team her junior and senior years; helped Bellingham reach state volleyball tournament for the first time in 25 years her senior year, when she led the team in digs; in tennis, she was named Most Inspirational Player on her team as a junior and Most Improved as a sophomore; she was also second in 2A girls state doubles as a junior, when she was named first-team all-conference in the sport

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the Christ-centered community I was searching for. Volleyball and tennis have always been two of my passions in life, and to be able to involve God's love with it all is even sweeter.

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Annika Rusaw

Name: Annika Rusaw

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

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Defensive specialist

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honorable mention recognition (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) as a junior, when she also served as varsity team captain; earned varsity letter in junior and senior years

Why I chose George Fox:
Not only are the academic and athletic programs rigorous, challenging and exciting, the campus life and staff are focused on the individual student as a whole. Each person is valued as a godly loved individual, and beyond improving your physical and mental capabilities, the goal at Fox is to maximize your spiritual relationship with God and encourage you to grow closer to him.

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Alexis Zuercher

Name: Alexis Zuercher

High School: Tillamook High School (Tillamook, Oregon)

Sport(s): Volleyball

Position(s): Outside hitter and middle blocker

Height / Weight: 5-8

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league honors as a senior (Class 4A Cowapa League) and was honorable mention selection in 2015; helped team place fourth in state in 2016 and sixth in state her junior year; named her team’s Best Offensive Player her senior season, when she recorded 102 kills, 30 block kills, a 26 percent kill percentage and 27 aces

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the moment I walked on campus for the first time, it felt right. I fell in love with the campus and the idea that I will be able to learn more about my faith while at college. I have already witnessed “Be Known” when I got accepted to the university, and they called to tell me personally. Everyone that I have met here is so nice and welcoming. Another reason I chose George Fox is because I wanted to stay close to home so that I can be close to my family. George Fox is an amazing school, and I cannot wait to be a part of it!

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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.