Cal Poly Pomona Athlete Named CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Cal Poly Pomona Athlete Named CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Cal Poly Pomona tennis star Katrina Holmberg won the CCAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the year.
Holmberg participated in the College of Business Administration's 2006 commencement ceremonies.

Katrina Holmberg, Cal Poly Pomona's tennis star who just received her bachelor's degree from the College of Business Administration, was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Female Scholar-Athlete of the year. She maintained a 3.81 grade point average during her college career, and she is the second consecutive Cal Poly Pomona student athlete to earn the award, which went to Rocio Real last year.

“This is a great honor for Katrina. She exemplifies the essence of being a NCAA student-athlete,” says Cal Poly Pomona director of Athletics Brian Swanson. “She has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and community service while excelling in her sport. Katrina is an outstanding example of why we take so much pride in the accomplishments of our Bronco student-athletes.”

She had an outstanding athletic career. As the number one singles player last year, she earned All-CCAA first-team honors for the third time and had more wins in singles and doubles than any other number one player in the conference. Holmberg also demonstrated strong leadership abilities, having served as the Bronco Athletic Association president. Her many honors include the ITA Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship for the NCAA Division II West Region, and she was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's At Large District VIII first team for 2006.

“Obviously, were very proud of Katrina and all that she's accomplished,” says Cal Poly Pomona head tennis coach Sandy Kriezel. “She's worked very hard, and it's nice to see her get this well-deserved recognition.”

Holmberg is a member of the national Dean's List, the President's Honors List, the University Honors Program, and the Golden Key International Society.