LA MIRADA, CA (12/18/2013)(readMedia)-- Stephanie Croy, a multi-sport athlete from Cascade Christian High School in Medford, Ore. commits to join Biola's track and field and cross country teams in fall 2014.
The senior distance runner runs track and cross country at her high school, but is also involves with the basketball team and student council. She is another high character addition to Head Coach Jonathan Zimmerman's program, as she is heavily involved with her home congregation.
"We are very excited and privileged to have Stephanie join our teams at Biola University," said Zimmerman. "This is an outstanding university for her to have a balanced and rewarding experience. She is a student-athlete of huge character and integrity and will be a tremendous addition to our track and cross country teams."
Croy is a four-time state qualifier in cross country, and twice she finished in the top four in the Oregon State 1A-2A-3A championships. In addition to her accolades on the cross country course, Croy is a standout in distance track events as well, finishing third or better at the 3A level in the 1,500m and 3,000m.
She is set to join Biola's women's track and field and cross country teams, which are currently the defending Golden State Athletic Conference champions.
ABOUT BIOLA UNIVERSITY:
Biola is a nationally ranked university that provides a premier education in over 35 majors and 75 academic programs. For over 100 years, Biola has prepared students to impact the world for Christ in their chosen
careers, while fostering spiritual life transformation in an all-Christian campus community. Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; professionally accredited by American Psychologica l Association, Association of Collegiate Business Schools, Association of Theological Schools, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Music, and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is a Suburban campus of 95 acres in La Mirada, CA. located on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties.
ABOUT BIOLA ATHLETICS:
Biola University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and participates in 19 varsity sports against schools from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the NAIA. Biola athletics nickname is the Eagles and the teams are a part of the Golden State Athletic Conference. More information on the athletic department can be found at http://athletics.biola.edu/sports/2013/10/9/GEN_1009130456.aspx?tab=quickfacts.