Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA
Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
2012 - Threw a lifetime-best of 206-11 at the Jim Bush Invite, finishing sixth overall ... Was 10th at the Pac-12 Championships (196-0) ... Placed second vs. USC (203-0) ... Finished 12th at the Pepsi Invite (177-1) ... Was second vs. Tennessee and third vs. WSU (202-3) ... Was second vs. Texas (199-10) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2011 - Competed in the javelin at the NCAA Prelim (190-6) ... Was fourth in the javelin at the Oxy Invite (196-10) and vs. USC (196-4) ... Placed fifth in the javelin vs. Oregon (189-9) ... Was third in the javelin at the RJ/JJK Invite (194-1) ... Runner-up finisher in the javelin against Tennessee (197-6) and at the Texas Tri-Meet (203-1, lifetime-best).
2010 - Competed in the javelin at the NCAA Preliminary (185-10) ... Finished 13th in the javelin at Pac-10s (172-0) ... Placed third in the javelin against USC (201-10, lifetime-best) and Oregon (187-8) ... Finished seventh in the top section of the javelin at the RJ/JJK Invite (189-11).
2009 - Redshirt season ... As an unattached athlete, posted a top javelin mark of 194-0 ... Competed at the USATF Junior National Championshps in the javelin in only his first year throwing the implement.
High School - Letterwinner in football and track ... Two-time All-CIF honoree in discus and the 4x100m ... All-league in the 100m, 200m, discus and 4x100m ... Three-time all-county honoree in track ... Was team captain his senior year for football and track ... Team MVP for running events in track ... League champion in the 100m, discus and 4x100m ... Broke the school record in the discus (169-9) and ran on the school record-breaking 4x100m.
Personal - Born February 11, 1990 in Newport Beach, CA ... Son of Arthur and Wendy Valdes ... Has one sister, Vanessa ... History major.
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