February 23, 2010
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, APR
Clark College Honors
January’s Student Athletes
of the Month
Student athletes Ryan Anderson and Leanne Lamping
are honored for their leadership on Clark’s athletic teams
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Student athletes competing in men’s and women’s basketball have been honored as the January 2010 "Athletes of the Month" at Clark College.
Sophomore Ryan Anderson is a 6’4” starting wing, averaging 7.1 points and 1.0 rebounds a game. A graduate of Camas High School, Anderson has a 3.56 grade point average (GPA).
Coach Mike Arnold said Anderson’s “work ethic and hustle have provided leadership both on and off the court. He brings a higher level of commitment, focus, and maturity to the daily efforts of team leadership.”
Arnold noted that Anderson has also been involved in Clark’s Service Leadership projects, representing men’s basketball in the “Snuggle up and Read” program at Chinook Elementary School.
A graduate of White Pass High School in Randle, Wash., Leanne Lamping graduated from Clark College’s Culinary Arts program with a 3.86 GPA. She is currently working as an assistant chef at the Red Lion at the Quay in Vancouver, Wash.
Coach Nancy Boone said, “Leanne is consistently improving and earning more minutes on the floor, especially in crunch time. Leanne is athletic, long, and has a great first step. She is instrumental in our playoff run and has scored key baskets in the win over Highline. She assisted with great team defensive stops in our road win over South Puget Sound.”
Boone added, “Leanne is becoming another key player that opposing teams will have to watch out for.”
The Student Athlete of the Month program recognizes both the academic and athletic achievements of Clark's student athletes. Two recipients are selected each month by a committee that includes Clark College coaches, athletic department personnel, and fellow students.
Each honoree receives a jacket with his or her name engraved on it. The jackets are provided by Les Schwab through its support of the Student of the Month program, in partnership with Clark’s Penguin Athletic Club and the Clark College Foundation.