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San Joaquin Delta recognizes more than 150 student-athletes for academic excellence

San Joaquin College Superintendent/President Kathy Hart. (Courtesy Delta College Athletics)
San Joaquin College Superintendent/President Kathy Hart. (Courtesy Delta College Athletics)

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College Athletics celebrated academic success through their yearly Torch of Excellence.

Mustang Athletics recognized over 150 athletes and honored academic excellence of a 3.0 GPA or higher. Mustangs currently outperform non- athlete students at San Joaquin Delta College and CCCAA athletes. Academic measures at Delta College Athletics show higher GPAs, higher transfer rates and higher degree competition rates.

As part of the ceremony, graduating Mustangs receive a scarf that represents their dedication as athletes and their commitment as students. On Wednesday, the department handed out over 60 scarves and 12 students were announced as athletic scholarship recipients.

Torch of Excellence is a celebration to acknowledge all academic and athletic successes of the year, but this year, it was also a a time to say “Thank you” to Dr. Kathy Hart for her continuous support throughout her time as Superintendet/President at San Joaquin Delta College. Student-ahletes, staff and faculty members wished Dr. Hart well as she plans for retirement.

(San Joaquin Delta College Athletics)