Friday, March 11, 2011

Two Phoenix College students are named to the All-Arizona Academic Team

Phoenix College students Tyler Olsen and Victor Carrasco joined college presidents, legislators and other dignitaries during a celebratory luncheon at the Fiesta Inn on Thursday, February 23, 2011 where they were honored for making the 2010-2011 All-Arizona Academic Team.

Victor Carrasco, Third Team
The academic competition is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the American Association of Community Colleges, and USA Today, and recognizes outstanding community college students for their commitment to academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

Olsen and Carrasco are among an elite group of 66 outstanding students from community colleges across Arizona to receive this honor. All-Arizona team members are placed into First, Second or Third Team positions, and are automatically considered for the All-USA Academic Team and additional scholarship and award opportunities.

Olsen, named to First Team, and Carrasco, named to Third Team, will both receive a two-year tuition waiver to the Arizona state university of their choice, a medallion, and cash scholarship.
Tyler Olsen, First Team 

Tyler Olsen, as the top scorer in the state of Arizona, has also been named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar. He will be presented with a $2,000 scholarship and plaque from the Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

New Century Scholars will be featured in AACC's Community College Times and Community College Journal and on the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society website. The Scholars will also be listed in the April 11th issue of USA Today featuring the Coca-Cola New Century Scholars.

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