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Women’s Volleyball and Cartwright to be Honored by CCCAA

Luciani, Blanchard and Susim The Moorpark College women’s volleyball team was named 2012-13 CCCAA Scholar Team.  This honor goes to one team in the state in each sport offered by the CCCAA.  The State Scholar Team award is based  80 % on academic achievement and 20% on athletic success.  Moorpark softball player Taylor Cartwright was named to the 2013 CCCAA Scholar Athlete Honor Roll.  Cartwright and the 2012 MC volleyball team will be honored at the CCCAA annual convention in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel. The 2012 women’s volleyball team had 15 team members, who’s average GPA was 3.40.  Three of the fifteen recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA (Brittnie Blanchard, Samantha Murphy and Brittany Sharpe).  The 15 team members completed an average of 15.6 units.  On the court, the Raider spikers were 8-2 in the WSC, and finished in 2nd place. This is Moorpark volleyball’s second State Scholar Team award in the last three years.  The Raiders are coached by Steve Burkhart and assisted by Aaron Hedland. _MG_2095 Taylor Cartwright, two-year softball starting shortstop, was the epitome of scholar athlete in her time at MC.  She earned 68 units at MC, with a perfect 4.0 GPA while  earning her AA in Kinesiology.  Seventeen of those units were earned in the Honors Program.  Cartwright was the 2013 Team Captain, and a member of the Captain’s Council.  She was named to the All-WSC team, and helped lead the Raiders to the 2013 WSC Championship.  After being admitted to all seven universities she applied to, Cartwright selected Chapman University to continue her softball career.

UCLA Health appreciates the opportunity to support Moorpark College Athletics and work with Vern Vegso to maximize our marketing opportunities. Whether it’s signage, game day opportunities or networking with other sponsors, student athletes and faculty, Vern never fails to find new ways to add value. He’s a pro and a pleasure to work with.

- UCLA Health

On behalf of Stonefire Grill it’s been an extraordinary pleasure and honor to stand in support of Moorpark College Athletics. The depth of relationship Vern Vegso has cultivated with Stonefire Grill, the attention to detail that the Athletic Department brings to the table…has resulted in a win-win situation. Supporting our youth and tomorrow’s leaders through athletics aligns with Stonefire’s culture and commitment.

- Elly Salter, Stonefire Grill, Catering Sales & Marketing

For the past three years, we have been a major athletic sponsor of Moorpark College Athletics and it has been a fantastic experience that has brought our Papa John’s Pizza restaurant many new customers. Vern Vegso has been the instrumental reason for our great relationship with Moorpark College, as he is always looking our for the interest of the school sponsor.

- Taylor Patrick, Papa John’s Pizza franchisee

Wells Fargo is proud to sponsor Moorpark College Athletics. The partnership enables us to support the student athletes’ activities by providing them with tools and resources they need to help stay on financial track. Moorpark Athletics is continually thinking of fresh new ways to deepen Wells Fargo’s engagement with the student and Moorpark community overall.

- Heather J. Hoffman, Marketing Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank

“Moorpark College Athletics is providing an invaluable marketing tool for UCLA Health as we expand our medical practices. Game sponsorships, program advertising and banner signage are building visibility for our brand and awareness of our services. [Moorpark College Athletics] has been an invaluable partner by listening to our needs and responding with opportunities that fulfill our goals and meet our budget.”

- Nickie Bonner, Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator, UCLA Health

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