Gavilan men’s soccer standout named student-athlete of the year

Left to right: Gavilan College Dean of Athletics and Kinesiology Ron Hannon, Gavilan Rams Soccer Coach Justin Johnson, Josh Gonzalez, and Representatives of Famous Dave's BBQ.

The Gavilan College Board of Trustees, The Department of Kinesiology & Athletics announced Josh Gonzalez was the 2012-13 Gavilan College Student-Athlete of the Year.
Gonzalez played on the men’s soccer team.
The selection process pays special attention to four specific areas: academic achievement, leadership, athletic contributions and involvement in the community.
Over the course of the 2012-13 academic year, 24 individual student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments as student-athletes of the month.
As a result, each was honored with a certificate of recognition, compliments of Articulate Solutions, and a $25 gift certificate from Famous Dave’s.  Their names were also added to a perpetual plaque that will be proudly displayed in the foyer of the Bud & Jean Ottmar Memorial Gymnasium.
Gonzalez had a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 during the academic year.  He was recognized as a two-time Dean’s scholar as well as a scholar-athlete.
He was a first Team All Coast Conference selection having scored five goals with eight assists on the season.
His saw playing time at nine of 11 different positions this year.  He was a key ingredient in helping the Rams secure their first appearance in the CCCAA State Regional Playoffs in school history and was instrumental in its 1-0 win against Modesto Junior College in the first round.
Additionally, his play on the field this year helped the Rams set a school record for most wins in a season with an overall record of 12-7-4 and 7-3-4 in Coast Conference play.
Gonzalez has worked as a camp leader for the YMCA and has helped work the Gavilan College soccer camps and clinics.
Gonzalez will attend Chico State in the fall where he’ll continue his studies in kinesiology and playing soccer for the Wildcats during the 2013 season.
The award is presented with Famous Dave’s. In 2008-09, the Rams Athletic Department teamed up with Famous Dave’s and Articulate Solutions to honor  student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field.

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