March 8, 2012
Anaheim, Calif. -
Lauren Chow and Carlos Lopez were honored Thursday morning as Cal State Fullerton's female and male scholar-athletes of the year 2011 at the annual Big West Conference banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel saluting the top student-athletes from the nine campuses.
Chow (La Palma, CA / Kennedy HS) was a four-year starter for the women's basketball team and compiled a near-perfect grade point average. An All-Big West Conference honorable mention this year, she played as a graduate student pursuing a masters degree in kinesiology. She holds the CSF record for career 3-point baskets and scored more than 1,000 points in her career.
Lopez is a junior in eligibility but a senior academically after missing his first season due to a knee injury. A freshman All-American, he has been a career .300+ hitter and won all-district academic honors. He also won the CSF award for 2010. Lopez (Northridge, CA / Crespi HS) is a communications major.