Local student named to Academic Team

USA Today recently named twenty students to its 19th annual All-USA College Academic Team, honoring them for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. The students will receive a $2,500 cash award.

Among the named is Shuai (Steve) Xu, of Diamond Bar who is currently attending Rice University.

The team was selected by a panel of judges from almost 500 students nominated by colleges and universities across the United States. Judges considered grades, leadership, activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom.