Citrus honors student-athletes

From left to right: Kerry Carter, Coach Chris Victor, Coach Tim Tracey, Jasmine Williams, Coach Ron Ponciano, and Rodney Mathews at the 50th Annual Citrus College Achievement Awards Ceremony. Photo By: Andrew Vasquez

Sophomores Kerry Carter, Rodney Mathews, and Jasmine Williams have been named the 2012-2013 Citrus College Athletes of the Year. In addition six other Citrus College student-athletes were recognized for their work in the classroom.

Carter has spent three seasons with Citrus, red-shirting the 2010-2011 season, before stepping onto the floor for the first time during the 2011-2012 campaign. For his career, Carter averaged 16.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. He is the career leader in program history in points per game average. In the fall, Carter will be attending NCAA DI St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA where he will be attending and playing for the Gaels on an athletic scholarship.

Mathews  (Damien High School) was a two-year starter, totaling a career-high 94 solo tackles and 158 total tackles. Mathews is second in program history with nine career interceptions and third in program history with 14 pass break-ups in his two seasons on the gridiron for Citrus. He is headed to Fresno State.

In her two seasons on the pitch, Williams meanwhile left her mark all over for the Owls. Williams is the single season record holder for points, goals, and assists in a season and holds the career records in all three categories as well. She is heading to Cal State San Bernardino in the fall.

In addition to the three Athletes of the Year, six other current and/or former Owls were recognized for their academic accomplishments on campus. James Ayotte (golf), Audriana Arceneaux (soccer), Julie Gongwer (swimming), Blake James (baseball), Bre Lockett (softball), and Alyssa Lozano (soccer/softball) were all recognized as Distinguished Students for their job in the classroom.


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