– Seniors Amy Castillo, Rachel Anden and junior Kerry Gaiz were selected as 2006 Daktronics-NAIA All-American Scholar Athletes announced yesterday on the NAIA website.
Competing in her first year on the Menlo college volleyball team, Castillo ended her career with a stellar match against #2 nationally ranked Fresno Pacific where she had a .600 attack percentage. Currently holding a 3.82 GPA, Castillo plans to earn a master’s degree in counseling and work with delinquent youth before continuing on in a teaching and coaching career.
In two years, Anden scored 24 goals and six assists in addition to being selected Cal Pac All conference second team and voted Offensive Player of the Year by her teammates. Anden is majoring in business management and currently has a 3.72 GPA.
Gaiz was a three-year starter and major contributor to the 2005 Cal Pac Championship team. Playing defense for the Lady Oaks, Gaiz finished her career with ten assists and was named Cal Pac All-Conference second team twice. Gaiz, who is a business management major with a 3.91 GPA, will graduate this May.
Student-Athletes must be nominated by their head coach, be a junior or above in academic standing and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. This is the first time in Menlo College women’s soccer history to have an athlete selected as a NAIA Scholar Athlete.